Font Of The Moment: Simplicita Pro

My font affair of the month is with Simplicita Pro

A sleek, sexy-for-fall, Futura-esque model from Canadian type design and development firm, Canada Type (makes sense doesn’t it?)

Wonderfully clean and modern as you might expect from a gothic font, with a few playful touches baked in. Note the chin on the “U”, the stresses in the bowls of the lower-case b, d & p. Also of note, the really tight junction on the upper-case R. The upper-case A is near-perfection in my books.

You can purchase the font here . Each font weight/style can be had for the low-low price of $39.95 or purchase the whole clan for $249.95. Medium, to me, seems the most flexible if you have to choose just one.

Simplicita Pro Medium - Canada Type
Simplicita Pro Medium – Canada Type

Related: Other Fonts Of The Moment

– Chris Sagert

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Chris Sagert: Design + Illustration » Font affair of the monthreply
September 26, 2011 at 04:09 AM

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Naomi Niedererreply
October 16, 2011 at 02:10 AM

Hi Chris, Just discovered your site b/c I was searching for Simplicita. I currently have Century Gothic as my business logo font, but am wanting to tweak it possibly as I redesign my website. I like the clean and fresh look of Simplicita, my only problem with it being that the r and y are all but touching in the word country. That annoys me a little. Why I’m telling you this I have no idea. One of my favorite things is to see what’s new in the world of fonts. I enjoyed your bio. Best wishes.

Chris Sagertreply
October 16, 2011 at 09:10 PM
– In reply to: Naomi Niederer

Thanks for the compliments Naomi! Often certain letter combinations in font families with the default letter spacing and kerning can result in the less than ideal results you mentioned. If you are using a program such as In-design or any other software that allows you to change the spacing of the letters, I recommend manually spacing any two letters that are “too close for comfort”. This is a common practice, the fact that you bring up this issue celebrates your eye for detail and good design sense. Since your a fan of Century Gothic and Simplicita, have a look for Geosans light, it may peak your interest as well!
Cheers, Chris

Grover Hoogheemreply
November 24, 2011 at 05:11 PM

Thanks for this information and for your blog on the whole. I’ve just subscribed to it.

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November 25, 2011 at 01:11 AM

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Phillis Salvireply
May 05, 2012 at 07:05 AM

Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you’re talking about! Bookmarked

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