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font name to learn more about it and its appropriate pairings

  • 1440:

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • 1501:

    The first italic font surfaces

  • 1798:

    The first version of Bodoni is released

  • 1800:

    Sans serif fonts are introduced

  • 1885:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  • 1926:

    Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill

  • 1927:

    Creation of Futura begins

  • 1957:

    Helvetica is born

  • 1994:

    Comic Sans is designed for Microsoft

  • 1994:

    Playfair Display is released

  • 2011:

    Roboto is added to Google Fonts

  • 2011:

    Google commissions the creation of Open Sans

  • 1927:

    Google releases an open source version of EB Garamond

  • 2014:

    Josefin Sans is released


Josefin Sans

sans-serif

The idea for creating this typeface was to make it geometric, elegant and kind of vintage, especially for titling. It is inspired by Rudolf Koch's Kabel (1927), Rudolf Wolf's Memphis (1930), Paul Renner's Futura (1927). Orozco's idea was to draw something with good style, that reflects Swedish design and their passion for a good lifestyle, and by default all other Scandinavian styles. The x-height is half way from baseline to caps height, unlike any other modern typeface. It also has a sister family, Josefin Slab.

YEAR RELEASED

2014

DESIGNED BY

Santiago Orozco

INSPIRED BY

Kabel & Futura

CHARACTERS & SYMBOLS

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try it out yourself. type whatever you want below

FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Josefin Sans

Josefin Sans

&

Merriweather


HEADER TEXT

use Josefin Sans as the header, and a light version of Merriweather for the body text

Josefin Sans

&

Bodoni


HEADER TEXT

use Josefin Sans as the header, and a light version of Bodoni for the body text