Lato

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Font description

Lato is a sans serif typeface family started in the summer of 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish). In December 2010 the Lato family was published under the Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with support from Google.

In the last ten or so years, during which Łukasz has been designing type, most of his projects were rooted in a particular design task that he needed to solve. With Lato, it was no different. Originally, the family was conceived as a set of corporate fonts for a large client — who in the end decided to go in different stylistic direction, so the family became available for a public release.

When working on Lato, Łukasz tried to carefully balance some potentially conflicting priorities. He wanted to create a typeface that would seem quite “transparent” when used in body text but would display some original traits when used in larger sizes. He used classical proportions (particularly visible in the uppercase) to give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance. At the same time, he created a sleek sans serif look, which makes evident the fact that Lato was designed in 2010 — even though it does not follow any current trend.

The semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness. “Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the Summer,” says Łukasz. Learn more at www.latofonts.com

Update, August 2014: The previous version of Lato included Extended Latin characters in the Latin subset. If you are experiencing problems, please select the Extended Latin (latin-ext) subset to render all European languages correctly. Here is an example of a complete link tag that selects these subsets:

License: Open Font License - http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=OFL_web

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Font specimen

Lato-Hairline

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Designer

Łukasz Dziedzic

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License

License
Public Domain / GPL / OFL

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Kerning

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No
Kerning pair
0

File info

Copyright
Copyright (c) 2010-2011 by tyPoland Lukasz Dziedzic with Reserved Font Name "Lato". Licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.
Family
Lato Hairline
Sub Family
Regular
Full Name
Lato-Hairline
License URL
http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
PostScript
Lato-Hairline
Version
Version 1.104