Minimalism as Style: Minimal Fonts

by Kaitlin Aguilar

As a graphic designer I find myself drawn to many things. I find myself looking at variety of things for long periods of time that some people may not even take a second glance. One of those things are letters.

Sometimes when I am working on a project I can get easily distracted by figuring out what typeface is best to use. My browser overflows with so many tabs I can't even figure out which one goes to where and become overwhelmed. 

That won't be the case today! Below, in no particular order, is a list of my top five minimal typefaces that I am loving at the moment.

1. Axis

Axis is designed by Brazilian graphic designer Jean Wojciechowski. I love this font because it beautifully geometric and simple.

Download Axis here

2. Asap

Asap is designed by Omnibus-type team who are based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Asap comes in a variety of different weights which is very helpful when using it to deisgn something. 

Download Asap here.

3. Gesalt

Gesalt was created by Remi Lagast, a graphic designer in Paris, France. The font was inspired by video games, and I think it provides that minimalist quality but with a little stylish flare.

Download Gesalt here.

4. Quicksand

Quicksand is designed by Andrew Paglinawan, and while I couldn't find much information on the designer let it be known that is easily one of my favorite typefaces that I used frequently. It comes in a variety of weights and I think it looks great in almost all applications. Try it for yourself! 

Download Quicksand here.

5. Arca Majora

This beautiful font is designed by Alfredo Marco Pradil, a designer out of Dubai. This font only comes in a heavy-weight and is uppercase only.


This is only the tip of the iceberg because there are so many talented designers out there who are putting out beautiful typefaces. All it takes is a simple Google search and you too can find beautiful typefaces that speak to your needs.