LATO FONT
Lato Font
Font Name:Lato
Developer:Łukasz Dziedzic
Category:Basic > Sans Serif
Glyphs:207 glyphs / 262 characters
License Type:SIL Open Font License
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DEVELOPER'S NOTE

Lato is a sans serif typeface family started in the summer of 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish). In December 2010 the Lato family was published under the Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with support from Google.

In the last ten or so years, during which Łukasz has been designing type, most of his projects were rooted in a particular design task that he needed to solve. With Lato, it was no different. Originally, the family was conceived as a set of corporate fonts for a large client — who in the end decided to go in different stylistic direction, so the family became available for a public release.

When working on Lato, Łukasz tried to carefully balance some potentially conflicting priorities. He wanted to create a typeface that would seem quite “transparent” when used in body text but would display some original traits when used in larger sizes. He used classical proportions (particularly visible in the uppercase) to give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance. At the same time, he created a sleek sans serif look, which makes evident the fact that Lato was designed in 2010 — even though it does not follow any current trend.

The semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness. “Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the Summer, ” says Łukasz. Learn more at www.latofonts.com

FONT CHARACTER MAP
Lato Font Character Map

Lato font contains 262 defined characters and 207 unique glyphs.

The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (24), Latin Extended-B (1), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Greek and Coptic (1), General Punctuation (16), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (2), Mathematical Operators (12), Geometric Shapes (1), Miscellaneous Symbols (1), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).

FONT METADATA
  • Font Name:Lato Regular
  • Subfamily:Regular
  • Version:Version 1.104; Western+Polish opensource
  • Trademark:Lato is a trademark of tyPoland Lukasz Dziedzic.
  • Manufacturer:tyPoland Lukasz Dziedzic
  • Designer:Lukasz Dziedzic
  • Vendor URL:http://www.typoland.com/
  • Designer URL:http://www.typoland.com/designers/Lukasz_Dziedzic/
  • License:Copyright (c) 2010-2011 by tyPoland Lukasz Dziedzic (http://www.typoland.com/) with Reserved Font Name "Lato". Licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1 (http://scripts.sil.org/OFL).
  • License URL:http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
Description:

Lato is a sanserif typeface family designed in the Summer 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Lukasz Dziedzic ("Lato" means "Summer" in Polish). It tries to carefully balance some potentially conflicting priorities: it should seem quite "transparent" when used in body text but would display some original traits when used in larger sizes. The classical proportions, particularly visible in the uppercase, give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance. At the same time, its sleek sanserif look makes evident the fact that Lato was designed in 2010, even though it does not follow any current trend. The semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness.

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Font Info

Lato is a basic, sans-serif font designed by Łukasz Dziedzic. The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License. The font is free for both personel and commercial usages, modification and distribution. In doubt please refer to the readme file in the font package or contact the designer directly from plus.google.com.

The font is also available as a webfont at Google Fonts.

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • · OFL.txt
  • · Lato-Hairline.ttf
  • · Lato-HairlineItalic.ttf
  • · Lato-Light.ttf
  • · Lato-LightItalic.ttf
  • · Lato-Regular.ttf
  • · Lato-Italic.ttf
  • · Lato-Bold.ttf
  • · Lato-BoldItalic.ttf
  • · Lato-Black.ttf
  • · Lato-BlackItalic.ttf
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