Acumin

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

Eye On
Oct 26, 2018
Fonts — Acumin, Freight Display
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Notable Women
Oct 7, 2018
Fonts — Notable, Acumin
Friends With Benefits
Mar 15, 2018
Fonts — Acumin
ilovecreatives
Feb 7, 2018
Fonts — Romana, Druk, Acumin
Étude 2017
Dec 30, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
OctFest
Jul 17, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
Blunt
Apr 28, 2017
Fonts — Acumin, Maiola
Offscreen
Mar 21, 2017
Fonts — Acumin
Jake Giltsoff
Sep 15, 2016
Fonts — Calluna, FF Tisa Sans, Acumin


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