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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Fonts — Tungsten, Open Sans
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Fonts — Lovelo, Montserrat, Open Sans
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Fonts — Radikal, Open Sans
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Fonts — Karla, Open Sans, Montserrat, Monaco
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Fonts — Open Sans, Univers
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Fonts — Publico, Open Sans

Top 10 Fonts That I Think Will Be Popular in 2019

Based on font usage data on Typewolf, as well as site submissions designers have been sending me lately, these are the 10 fonts that I predict will be hot in 2019. When you subscribe to my weekly type roundup newsletter, I’ll send you a free PDF with a list of my predictions.

Jeremiah Shoaf

Curated by Jeremiah Shoaf  ·  @typewolf

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