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Ten fonts every architect should be using

Buildings have certain sets of characteristics that define them. The same that typography is constantly being asked questions of identity and context. When you see a building or an architect you can almost define them with certain typography. 

These are 10 fonts every architect should be using, of course, you may or not like them. If you use any other besides these, please share them with us below in the comment box. Watch our fun video on these 10 fonts every architect should be using here.

Roboto is a font that was created by Google for the operating system android in 2011. It is the default font for all google apps, like, google play, YouTube, Google maps. The New York City subway also used Roboto as their font for the LCD countdown clocks. You can also find the Roboto Bold font in the Unreal Engine4. Download it here.

Merriweather was designed to be a text face that is pleasant to read off screen, it has a large height, slightly condensed letterforms, created by Sorkin Type in 2011. This is a serif font, it gives this elegant vibe almost to everything. Download the font here

Rubik is a sans serif font family with slightly rounded corners designed by Philipp Hubert and Sebastian Fischer at Hubert & Fischer as part of the Chrome Cube Lab project. Rubik is a 5 weight family with Roman and Italic styles. Download it here.

Garamond is a group of many serif typefaces named from 16th Parisian engraver Claude Garamond. These typefaces are popular and particularly used for book printing and body text. Download here

6. Futura

Futura is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Paul Renner and released in 1927. It was designed as a contribution on the New Frankfurt-project. It is based on geometric shapes, especially the circle, similar in spirit to the Bauhaus design style of the period.

5. Montserrat

The old posters and signs in the traditional Montserrat neighborhood of Buenos Aires inspired Julieta Ulanovsky to design this typeface and rescue the beauty of urban typography that emerged in the first half of the twentieth century. Download here.

4. Space mono

Space Mono is an original fixed-width type family designed by Colophon Foundry for Google Design. It supports a Latin Extended glyph set, enabling typesetting for English and other Western European languages. Download here.

Geometric sans serif typefaces have been a popular design tool ever since these actors took to the world’s stage. Poppins is one of the new comers to this long tradition. With support for the Devanagari and Latin writing systems, it is an internationalist take on the genre. Download here

2. Bebas Neue

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1. Helvetica

Helvetica or Neue Haas Grotesk is a widely used sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann. Helvetica is a neo-grotesque design, one influenced by the famous 19th century typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk and other German and Swiss designs. Download here

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