Display, Sans-serif typeface

from Ụdị Foundry
designed by Chisaokwu Joboson, Mirko Velimirović

Variable Font

1 axis: Weight

7 Styles

7 Weights: ExtraLight to ExtraBold

Best for

  • Headings (display text)
  • Long reading text (body text)
  • User Interfaces (functional text)

License

Free and Open Source

Specialty

A surprising free font that turns your headlines or title into expressive, dancing words with an unusual reverse contrast.

My Ojuju Font Review

Nothing but love for this crazy, expressive display typeface! Ojuju by Nigerian-based designer Chisaokwu Joboson is a recent release I discovered on Google Fonts. It is inspired by African masquerades, which still shows in its daring, sometimes even comic expression. Many unusual things get combined in this typeface. Here is what I see as most relevant.

Reverse Contrast, bulky and yet organic. Ojuju is an ideal font for Striking Poster Design or Logos
I love how this typeface fits together in all caps!

Firstly, the reverse contrast makes Ojuju obviously striking. Traditionally, the vertical parts are thick, and the horizontal parts are thin. But there are a few fonts that challenge this. Some in a clear way, like wild Antipol or Stadio Now, some a bit more subtle, like Massilia. Ojuju is obviously on the crazier side of it, making it ideal for logos, corporate designs or posters.

Horizontal lines are thick, vertical lines are thin. Even in Light the stroke contrast is visible. Edgy on the outside, and soft on the inside. The upper case “R” shows organic curves in its leg.
The details show how Ojuju pairs edgy and soft with, bulky and organic

But there is another thing. The typeface also pairs clunky and organic. Especially The capitals are very boxy on the outside, but soft on the inside. This also makes them very nice for all caps text that kinda naturally fits together. The lower case letters often follow an oval shape, and seem a bit softer. Ojuju is certainly an eye-catcher!

Font Pairings with Ojuju

Ojuju is a quite dynamic, contrasting sans-serif typeface, ideal for crazy headings. Looking for something classic for long reading text? I recommend Massilia or one of my other suggestions.

Ojuju (free)
Ojuju (free)
  • Headings

Learn more about pairing typefaces using the Font Matrix.


What do you think of Ojuju? Tell me in the comments!

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2 Comments

  1. My immediate thought when I saw Ojuju was – Talični Tom (Lucky Luke)! One of the most popular comics in Europe. I remember it was a cartoon and comic book, adored by boys, including my brother. I wonder if it was an inspiration for one of the authors, Mirko 🤔
    https://bit.ly/3xyMiOp

    Ooo, Nila really grew up fast! You’re proud of being a parent of three wonderful little ladies. And to have a reminiscent of studying years, man, that brought even me to tears! 17 years ago 🙄
    Cheers to the next 17 Oliver!!😍

    1. Interesting association … well, the strong emphasis on the serifs might be caused by that. There is another font coming up I’ll review that will be much closer to the Lucky Luke one. Stay tuned!

      And thank you for your lovely words, Jana! Yes, time flies … 🥹

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