designed by Dmitri Voloshin
for the Moldovan government
Thin to Black
Licenses for web/print/app:
- Headings (display text)
- Long reading text (body text)
- User Interfaces (functional text)
This free sans-serif typeface is a great mix of being useful and interesting, while the stylistic alternates make it flexible enough for a broad range of applications.
My thoughts on Onest
Onest is a free typeface designed by Andrey Kudryavtsevfoir for the country of Moldova. The soft, a bit squarish design, gives it a lot of character, combined with a few particular letter shapes like the curved y, the simple u, or the k with a crossbar.
The typeface is living between popular styles. Next to default Arial and seen enough Montserrat, Onest shows the influences of both, while marking its own spot.
I love the stylistic alternates that make Onest a font of all trades 😉. But especially for app or UI design, this comes handy. When activated, certain characters become more distinct, so they will work better in smaller sizes.
In some cases, that curved y could be too much – or even annoying. Then you can swap it out by activating another stylistic set. For body text, it is great to have this option, showing again, how versatile Onest can be. Many thanks to Kryštof for recommending this typeface to me!
What do you think of this week’s typeface? Write it in the comments! Also, if you have a suggestion for an upcoming Font Friday 😉.
Wow … The Moldovan government has high ambitions for this typeface! It is very interesting seeing how they talk about it. The potential emotional/psychological impact of typefaces is fascinating.
Absolutely, Lorcan! Many states should follow that!
This is a great UI font. Thanks for reviewing it, Oliver!
Or course, Scott!