Free Font Friday: De Valencia

by Taylor Slattery | January 31, 2020

Free Font Friday - De Valencia

De Valencia is a monospaced display typeface that was designed by Brada. It’s tall, slender letterforms and uniform spacing give it an air of refinement. It feels like something you might see on a movie poster or minimalistic album art for a vintage jazz record.

I’m a big fan of monospaced typefaces due to their ease of use. Their uniform spacing makes them easy to fit into spaces other fonts struggle to. De Valencia has a classy, modern feel. I can also imagine it on the signage for that new condominium highrise down the street that just popped up overnight.

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To use this typeface is to make a statement. It lends itself particularly well to minimal arrangements. It grabs attention but doesn’t hog the spotlight. It would also be a great choice for title sequences for films. It’s got decent readability at large sizes but can be harder to read at a distance. Fortunately, due to its generous spacing and slim letterforms, you can make it huge without dominating the frame.

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If you’re looking to add some subtle elegance to your next project, be sure to give De Valencia a look. The full version is available in several weights, but you find the regular version for free here.


Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.


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