Free Font Friday: Kano
Kano, designed by Frederick Lee, is a geometric san-serif in an elegant and updated style. The design has an open feel with large circular counters. The font style has a slight subtle variation in thick and thin strokes and is presented in a mid-weight style — not quite bold, but almost.
The most notable aspect of this font are the 45 degree angles on the ends of letters, giving the design a slightly esoteric yet contemporary look. The razor sharp points on the V and W also add to its visual appeal and remind one of a grotesque style font. Kano can be used as both a display and a paragraph type. One can imagine Kano in projects for forward-thinking companies in technology, food science, or eco design.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.
If you are interested in learning to use typography, Sessions College offers Basic Typography and Advanced Typography courses as well as a course in Web Typography. Contact Admissions for more information.