Typography

Our typfaces

Typography plays a large part in our visual brand. It’s an active and personal element, with a mix of typefaces that can tell our story in a number of engaging ways. 

Our brand uses five typefaces: Factoria, Merriweather, Barlow, Dharma Gothic E and Turbinado. These typefaces work together to bring our messages to life. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so use the following section to guide your typographic choices. 

Barlow sans-serif font sample
Barlow

Barlow is a slightly rounded, grotesk type family. Crafted with legibility at the forefront and drawing on the design of public signage, this typeface shares qualities with license plates, highway signs, buses and trains. 

Barlow is one of our primary body copy typefaces.

Licensing

Barlow is an open-source font and is available for free from Google Fonts.

 

Merriweather serif font sample
Merriweather

Merriweather is a serif font family available in several weights. Designed to be pleasant to read on screens with a very large x-height and open forms, this typeface is good for setting larger blocks of text. 

Merriweather is one of our primary body copy typefaces.

Licensing

Merriweather is an open-source font and is available for free from Google Fonts. 

 

Factoria slab font sample
Factoria

Factoria is a geometric, square slab face. The lighter versions can evoke a clean and modern character, while the thicker versions exude strength and grit. Factoria is available in a variety of weights ranging from Thin to Ultra, but the heavier weights are preferred for their more substantial appearance. 

Factoria is good for headlines, subheads and callouts. 

Licensing

Factoria is available within Adobe Fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription or for purchase from www.fortfoundry.com. If you cannot obtain a license  for Factoria, or for use on the web, Zilla Slab is available  as an alternative from Google Fonts.

Dharma Gothic E condensed sans-serif font sample
Dharma Gothic E

Dharma Gothic E is a nostalgic, antiqued sans-serif inspired by 1800s-style wood type. This condensed family comes in many styles, with a design that makes it a good solution anywhere you need impact. 

Dharma Gothic E is good for headlines, subheads and callouts. 

Licensing

Dharma Gothic E is available within Adobe Fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription or for purchase from www.dharmatype.com. If you cannot obtain a license for Dharma Gothic E, Saira Condensed is available as an alternative from Google Fonts.

 

Turbinado Pro script font sample
Turbinado Pro

Turbinado Pro is a hand-lettered script family available in three weights. The hand-written quality of this typeface adds a personal and expressive touch to materials. This type can best accompany our primary typefaces as an embellishment. 

Turbinado Pro is a decorative typeface that is used sparingly, for a more personal, casual feel. 

Licensing

Turbinado Pro is available within Adobe Fonts through a Creative Cloud subscription or for purchase from www.aerotype.com.