Free Font Friday: Gantari
by Taylor Slattery | September 22, 2022
Gantari is a geometric sans serif typeface designed by Anugrah Pasau of the Indonesia-based type foundry Lafontype. While Gantari was originally designed as a display typeface, its well-balanced proportions made it equally suited for use on a smaller scale as well. The family was extended to additional weights resulting in a fully-featured, Swiss army knife of a typeface.
Gantari’s charm lies in its subtle sense of harmony.
Its low contrast strokes and generous counters give it a clean minimal appearance while supporting readability. Like other sans serif typeface families, there’s an interesting effect where the lighter in weight the type appears, to the same degree it appears more modern, with its lightest weight being the most revealing of its base geometry. Also, like other sans serif typefaces, Gantari is extremely flexible in use, thanks in part due to the wide range of weights it’s available in and its chameleon-like character, ready to blend into any use you can imagine. If you’ve fallen out of love with your go-to sans serif and you’re looking to spice things up, give Gantari a look.
Gantari is available in 9 weights with accompanying italics. You can find it for free here.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.