Acumin is a sans-serif typeface designed by Robert Slimbach and published through Adobe in 2015. Slimbach set out to design a contemporary neo-grotesque that could work as a text face. Designer Jeffrey Zeldman describes Acumin as “a Helvetica for readers.” Acumin is a huge family that is available in five widths—extra condensed, semi condensed, condensed, normal and wide—with each width available in nine weights with matching italics. This comes out to an impressive 90 total styles.

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Acumin Specimen

Acumin Type Specimen

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Acumin Font Pairings

Mar 16, 2023
Fonts — Neue World, Freight Big, Acumin
The Douglas Hyde
Oct 19, 2021
Fonts — Forma, Acumin
May 25, 2021
Fonts — Moderat, Acumin
Mar 29, 2021
Fonts — Freight Big, Acumin
Nov 1, 2020
Fonts — GT Super, Acumin
Sep 15, 2020
Fonts — Grifinito, La Nord, Acumin
Ochre NYC
Aug 17, 2020
Fonts — Cardinal, Acumin
Good Things
May 18, 2020
Fonts — Grand Slang, Courier, Acumin
Jan 1, 2020
Fonts — Acumin, Abril
Eye On
Oct 26, 2018
Fonts — Acumin, Freight Display
Notable Women
Oct 7, 2018
Fonts — Notable, Acumin
Friends With Benefits
Mar 15, 2018
Fonts — Acumin
Feb 7, 2018
Fonts — Romana, Druk, Acumin
Étude 2017
Dec 30, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
Jul 17, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
Apr 28, 2017
Fonts — Acumin, Maiola
Mar 21, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
Jake Giltsoff
Sep 15, 2016
Fonts — Calluna, FF Tisa Sans, Acumin

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