Many typefaces are distinctive or attractive at the expense of legibility and versatility. Not so the Optima® family. Simultaneously standing out and fitting in, there are few projects or imaging environments outside of its range.
Although Optima is almost always grouped with sans serif typefaces, it should be considered a serifless roman.
True to its Roman heritage, Optima has wide, full-bodied characters – especially in the capitals. Only the E, F and L deviate with narrow forms. Consistent with other Zapf designs, the cap S in Optima appears slightly top-heavy with a slight tilt to the right.
The M is splayed, and the N, like a serif design, has light vertical strokes. The lowercase a and g in Optima are high-legibility two-storied designs.
Here, we are providing you some free awesome similar fonts to Optima font family.
These are free similar fonts to Optima. We tried our best to find the best matching fonts of Avenir font family.
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Optima Roman – [Opulent Regular]
Optima Medium – [Oregon LDO Medium]
Optima Demi Bold – [Linux Biolinum O Bold]
Optima Bold – [Vera Humana 95 Bold]
Optima Black – [OPTIOption Semi Bold]
Optima Extra Black – [Zapf Humanist 601 Std Ultra]
Other Free Optima Similar Fonts
With the clear, simple elegance of its sans serif forms and the warmly human touches of its tapering stems, the Optima family has proved popular around the world.
In 2002, when it was finally possible to produce digital alphabets without technical limitations and compromises, and more than fifty years after the first sketches, an expansion and redesign of the Optima family was completed and released as Optima nova.
Hermann Zapf and Japanese type designer, Akira Kobayashi, collaborated on the project, which included re-working of the existing weights and the addition of several new weights: small caps, old style figures, light, heavy, and condensed.
URW Classico is nn Optima-like typeface that comes with GhostPDL made by URW++. It is released under the Alladin Free Public License.
Gotham is a geometric sans-serif typeface family designed by American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones with Jesse Ragan and released from 2000. Gotham’s letterforms were inspired by examples of architectural signage of the mid-twentieth century. Gotham has a relatively broad design with a reasonably high x-height and wide apertures.
Since creation, Gotham has been highly visible due to its appearance in many notable places. This has included Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Michigan State University branding, and the 2016 federal election campaign of the Australian Labor Party.
Vanitas is an elegant high contrast contemporary sans. It is rooted in the style of a classic didone, excluding the typical serifs and ball terminals as well as being designed with a cleaner, more reductionist appearance. Strict attention was given to the cohesiveness and balance between letterforms as well as the careful refinement of all curves.
Stylistically, Vanitas’ alluring, sophisticated sensibility is directly inspired by high fashion. The upright styles are complimented by a pairing of optically adjusted true italics, which were purposefully adapted to retain the sharpness of their counterparts. Abandoning traditionally executed cursive italic letterforms retains Vanitas’ sharp characteristic through each style.
Zapf Humanist 601
Zapf Humanist 601 BT was designed by Hermann Zapf and published by Bitstream. Zapf Humanist 601 BT contains 8 styles and family package options.
URW Imperial Text Bol
URWImperialTExtBol is a TTF with extra bold style available for MAC & PC. Its character set contain upper & lowercase alphabets and numbers.This font family have 4 variants including URWImperialT,ExtBold, Ext Bold Oblique and Oblique.Copyright: URW Software, Copyright 1994 by URW Style: Regular Version: Version 001.005
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