Choosing a Humanist Sans Serif font


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Choosing a Humanist Sans Serif font

So now that we know what a Humanist Sans Serif font looks like, we need to choose one to use. The first we'll look at is PT Sans, a Humanist Sans that I've used before and really enjoy. It's available from Google Web Fonts, it's in the Trial Plan on Typekit and it's also approved for font linking via @font-face. PT Sans is a workhorse Humanist Sans. It holds up beautifully at small sizes and has good forms so it looks good big too.

It also works cross-browser. I particularly like its lowercase a. It has a traditional old-style structure to it with the small closed counter form. I also love the italic for this font. Let's scroll down and look at some more italic here. It's a bit narrower than the text, which is expected. Humanist Italics are narrower than text but the PT Sans Italic is not too narrow and I love the f, it has the extension of the stem and a little extra swoosh at the end, it feels like it's more expressive than most italic fs.

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Choosing a Humanist Sans Serif font
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