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3.2 Geometric Typefaces

Welcome to lesson number seven, where we’ll discuss the Geometric typeface style. The name “Geometric” comes from it being based on geometric shapes: triangles, squares, and circles. Let’s learn more.

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3.2 Geometric Typefaces

Welcome to lesson number seven, where we discuss the geometric typeface style. And it's called geometric because it's based on the most basic geometric shapes. Circle, square and triangle. For example, in most geometric type faces, the letter O Is a perfect circle. This style originated in Germany in the 1920s, and was popularized by the New Typography movement. If you wanna learn more about that, check out the lesson notes. These type phases Represent simplicity, minimalism, cleanliness, all right? Because of the way they are constructed. So that's why a lot of designers consider them a very, very good choice for logo design. Now, let's take a look at some characteristics. We can clearly see there is no contrast between strokes. We can see the geometric look of the letters, and how they're based on simple shapes, like circles and squares. In these typefaces, you'll find that the letter O for example, is almost always a perfect circle. Now, let's see some examples. Probably the origin of geometric fonts, is Futura. This is the oldest geometric typeface, and it was actually released in 1927 by Paul Renner. I'm sure you've heard about Futura at some point. it was used so much on the web. Every website that wanted to look fancier, was using Futura. And for good reason, don't get me wrong. It's an amazing typeface. These geometric typefaces are based on grotesques, but yeah, with these geometric influences, and in my opinion, they look really, really good. Another geometric typeface is Avenir. There we go. Another one from Google. A very popular Google Font is Montserrat. On Adobe fonts, we can find a typeface called Sofia. Again geometric. I love how this looks. Another one that I really like is Gilroy. There it is right here. And then, we have a typeface called Circular. Very good looking. Then on vital elements, we can find a couple of geometric typefaces. We have George Rounded. We have Maxim songs. We have Modelica. We have Visby. And we have Indigo. I really like this one. It's a very bold geometric typeface, very chunky, as it says here. And that's a quick look at geometric typefaces. Now, in the final lesson of this course, we'll have to look at the last sans-serif typeface style, which is called Humanist. That's coming up.

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