About The Font
Montserrat Font is a sans-serif typeface that can be used for various purposes. It was designed by Julieta Ulanovsky. She started this project in 2010. Julieta was a typeface design student in the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires. She had the idea for this typography project in 2003, and eventually, the typeface was released through Google Fonts Foundry in 2011.
The designer said that her neighborhood was the inspiration for this project. Thus, she named the font. She wanted to capture the essence of her city’s early modern century urban typography scene, which was hyped everywhere like flyers, posters, billboards, etc. There’s a feeling of an artistic mixture of new and historical segments in the Montserrat typeface.
During her graduation years, this typography project was named Progresso. In English, it means “progress”. She had chosen “G” from Buenos Aires-based cinema venue Gaumont. Though, they took it back as well.
This typeface features 18 styles and 9 weights. The uppercase G and J are the distinguishing features of this typeface. A new variation was made in 2015 by Ale Paul, Carolina Giovagnoli, Andrés Torresi, Juan Pablo de la Peral, and Sol Matas. They made some weights and italics for the new typeface, and they did it together.
In November 2017, Jacques Le Bailly redrew a set of weights for the font family and adjusted another set for longer texts. However, Julieta recently released a new typeface called “Confitería” with Sol Matas and published by Sudtipos.
The simple geometric design gives the typeface an elegant look. It is suitable for both headline and body text. This font provides much more readability in print media than the other sans serif fonts. It can be used in websites and online media. Also, in books, brochures, and pamphlets.
The use of this font in recent years could be traced in: brands, entertainment industry, and various other sectors. Like: One of the brands that included this font is Materieunite, in 2020. Film festival Horsetooth had used this font in 2019. However, along with the use by Cormorant Garamond for headlines, it is also the Government of Puerto Rico’s official typeface since January 2021.
Font in use
Montserrat Font Family
- Montserrat Thin
- Montserrat Thin Italic
- Montserrat Extra Light
- Montserrat Extra Light Italic
- Montserrat Light
- Montserrat Light Italic
- Montserrat Regular
- Montserrat Italic
- Montserrat Medium
- Montserrat Medium Italic
- Montserrat Semi Bold
- Montserrat Semi Bold Italic
- Montserrat Bold
- Montserrat Bold Italic
- Montserrat Extra Bold
- Montserrat Extra Bold Italic
- Montserrat Black
- Montserrat Black Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Thin
- Montserrat Alternates Thin Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Extra Light
- Montserrat Alternates Extra Light Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Light
- Montserrat Alternates Light Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Regular
- Montserrat Alternates Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Medium
- Montserrat Alternates Medium Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Semi Bold
- Montserrat Alternates Semi Bold Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Bold
- Montserrat Alternates Bold Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Extra Bold
- Montserrat Alternates Extra Bold Italic
- Montserrat Alternates Black
- Montserrat + Source Sans Pro.
- Montserrat + Karla.
- Montserrat + Fira Sans.
- Montserrat + Inconsolata.
- Montserrat + Hind.
- Montserrat + Cabin.
Ans: Montserrat is a geometric sans-serif typeface.
Ans: It depends on whether you’re using a PC or a Mac. Downloading Montserrat is risk-free.
Ans: Montserrat is a Google font as well. In Google Fonts, Proxima Nova, Lato, and Nunito Sans are the closest.
Ans: Montserrat is available for personal and commercial users without charge. It may be used on any internet platform and in any location.
Ans: To install Montserrat Font on your computer, please click the PC or Mac link.
Ans: Museo Sans.
Ans: Proxima Nova” is a fine alternative.
Font Name: Montserrat
Designer: Julieta Ulanovsky
License: Open Font License
|Release/ Publishing Date||2011|
|Character Ranges||Basic Latin,|
|Copyright||©2011 The Montserrat Project Authors Julieta Ulanovsky.|
|Other Fonts by The Designer:||Montserrat Alternates|
Nunito Sans, etc.