Font Marat

Font Marat
Font Marat. Type designer Ludwig Übele. Design date: 2008

Originally conceived of as text face for magazine design, Marat’s obvious advantages in that category — good legibility at small sizes, compact letterforms that make narrow columns and compressed headlines easier to set — have seen its appeal broaden to include book design as well as corporate design and branding. Available in Standard and Pro versions, the former would suit most everyday uses such as corporate literature, newsletters and so on, while the Pro is suited for those with more serious plans for complex books, journals or newsprint. This specific construction and the round forms of the letters create an elegant, soft and friendly appearance. The typeface suits a wide range of typography, e.g. editorial, brochures, packaging and corporate design. In particular in bold weights it works surprisingly good, which is not always the case with serif faces.