My thoughts on Geologica
Just another dry geometric typeface?! Not really, the sans-serif free font Geologica is different. Ideal for a clean first impression, but with a certain warmth. But why is that? It’s because of the dynamic letter shapes, which are based on traditional typefaces dating back to the renaissance (learn more about different form models). Pairing them with a geometric touch and interesting details, results in a confident and yet approachable typeface.
The superpower of Geologica is a stylistic variation, called sharp, which angle the stem tops, giving them an appealing, minimalistic dynamic. It looks best used with bolder and larger text. The smaller and lighter it is, the cut-off stem tops seem like being broken. You could start to feel that when looking at the headline in the phone graphic at the top.
Geologica is well suited for a range of applications, even UI design, if you have enough horizontal space. But there is one thing you should consider: the weight. In my opinion, the typeface appears a bit too strong, maybe even dull in body text. This of course depends on the size and use case, but I want to encourage you to adjust it, if needed.
Overall, Geologica has something unique and does a much better job than dusty Gill Sans, especially when it comes to body text. Its higher x-height, wider proportions and even strokes are clear advantages.
Recommended Font Pairing
Geologica is a dynamic linear sans-serif. You need something more traditonal for body text? Combine it with dynamic contrasting serif typeface Andada. For more functional text, like UIs Atkinson Hyperlegible is a good choice.
Learn more about pairing typefaces using the Font Matrix.
What do you think about Geologica? Tell me in the comments, also if you spotted a brilliant typeface that I should review.