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Free Font Friday: MuseoModerno

by Taylor Slattery | December 11, 2020

MuseoModerno is a geometric typeface created by Omnibus-Type. It was created as part of the identity design for the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, and as such has that signature MoMA feel. Equal parts contemporary and sophisticated, MuseoModerno has that subtle refinement that lends itself so willingly to the variety of works found within MoMA walls.

Designed to be clean and non-distracting, MuseoModerno is a chameleon of sorts. Although it won’t be appropriate for large bodies of copy, sprinkled in here and there for captions or other short bursts, it’s sure to give your work a subtle sophistication. The geometry of its letterforms are reminiscent of those found in the NASA branding and I can’t help but link the 2 subconsciously, but perhaps that’s by design.

MuseoModerno is generously spaced in a way that makes it feel very intentional and modern at lighter weights, but becomes a necessity at larger weights as the letterforms bloat and expand. While MuseoModerno is available in 9 different weights, I find that it loses some of its charm in the heavier versions. Used sparingly, MuseoModerno is a great means of adding an interesting, futuristic touch to your projects. 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.


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