Free Font Friday: De Valencia
by Taylor Slattery | January 31, 2020
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.
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.
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.