Open Sans

Open Sans is an open-source, humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson and released in 2011. The five weights with matching italics make Open Sans extremely versatile and useful for a wide range of applications. It is a ubiquitous font on the web, used by everyone from Google to WordPress. I’ve even heard it referred to as the “flat design” font. I like to think of Open Sans as the new Arial.

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Open Sans Specimen

Open Sans Type Specimen

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Open Sans Font Pairings

May 10, 2020
Fonts — Steinbeck, Chalet, Open Sans
Impossible Foods
Aug 3, 2016
Fonts — Tungsten, Open Sans
Harbor Suites
Jul 31, 2015
Oct 29, 2014
Themes Kingdom
Oct 28, 2014
Fonts — Lovelo, Montserrat, Open Sans
Christina Lauer
Apr 24, 2014
Fonts — Radikal, Open Sans
Kalyn Nakano
Jan 28, 2014
Fonts — Karla, Open Sans, Montserrat, Monaco
Oct 9, 2013
The Fox Is Black
Sep 30, 2013
Fonts — Open Sans, Univers
Vitor Andrade
Sep 17, 2013
Fonts — Open Sans
Sep 5, 2013
Fonts — Open Sans
Dickson Fong
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Fonts — Publico, Open Sans

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