What is the Guanabara Sans™ font?
Guanabara is the third release of Plau Type Foundry. It started from the need of a wayfinding typeface that had personality enough to be the brand typeface for a city.
The city of Rio de Janeiro, with its never-ending curves and all year long summer weather provided the constraints and requirements of this typeface. More…
From there, it evolved to be a workhorse, with 8 weights from Thin to Black and matching true italics. It just had to have the features that all us designers have grown to love, such as alternate letters (a, g and r for the romans), tabular and proportional figures in lining and oldstyle set-ups as well as small caps, fractions and all that jazz (I mean, samba).
And it needed to be recognizable and distinct. For that, design features like tapered R legs, capitals with classic proportions and calligraphic finishes on the terminals proved crucial.
And last, but not least, like Rio, it had to welcome many cultures.
We came to think of it as the “Typeface from Ipanema”, with a classic, timeless look, swinging elegance and joyful attitude.
Guanabara Sans™ Font families
The Guanabara Sans™ includes the following font families:
- Guanabara Sans Thin
- Guanabara Sans Thin Italic
- Guanabara Sans ExtraLight
- Guanabara Sans ExtraLight Italic
- Guanabara Sans Light
- Guanabara Sans Light Italic
- Guanabara Sans Book
- Guanabara Sans Book Italic
- Guanabara Sans Medium
- Guanabara Sans Medium Italic
- Guanabara Sans Bold
- Guanabara Sans Bold Italic
- Guanabara Sans ExtraBold
- Guanabara Sans ExtraBold Italic
- Guanabara Sans Black
- Guanabara Sans Black Italic
Guanabara Sans™ Preview
Here is a preview of how Guanabara Sans™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
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