The fonts you use in your projects and works are always playing a very important role. Although sometimes it seems to be less important, choosing the right font may be what makes the difference between choosing one project or another. In addition, it is important to remember that aesthetics tends to be first noticed by a professional in the world of architecture and design.
A composition that uses the correct typography can turn a monotonous design into a captivating project that captures much more the attention from the person in charge of examining it.
Architects tend to use a variety of fonts styles to transmit their message through their work. These fonts can range from the simplest to some more elaborate and designed with accuracy to give a more dramatic, special or creative effect.
We advise you not to choose fonts for architecture documents that are not elegant enough or too informal because the vision of the project could be distorted. Please, forget about fonts that look too classic like Time New Roman because they are outdated and probably will not contribute to your project.
The best thing you can do is to choose a simple font, but at the same time elegant and easy to read, so that you can obtain a good result and understand the project you have in hand. For example, you can use fonts like Courier New, EuroRoman, Complex, Simplex, Constantia, or Verdana. A font that looks good without too many elements will be perfect to be used in your plans.
Of course, you have thousands of free and similar fonts that can fit in this description, but try to adapt the simplicity of typography to highlight your project of architecture, interior or design.
To continue, we are going to tell you some of the best fonts to be used in architectural projects, according to our opinion.
Rough Draft is a type of architectural style font used by architects when transmitting a more urban and avant-garde design in their works. This type of font is usually used with capital letters and keeping the same size, thus achieving a continuous and filling effect, simulating a block that is not completely coloured-filled. It is useful for the main titles and subtitles.
The Architect Bold style as a typographic font is widely used by architects because of its natural look. It looks like it has been handwritten. This type of calligraphy is useful to draw attention to advertising design purposes and also for basic architectural designs.
The name of this source is due to Frank Ching, a renowned author of design and architecture books. This style is characterized by simplicity, neatness, and an inclined upwards stroke. The letters "i" and "j" don’t have any point, and the numbers are done in a rounded style. In order to emphasise the projects, many architects choose this font in bold or italics to give a more modern and avant-garde touch.
Even without having advanced knowledge of graphic design, there are many architects who use Sans Serif typographies such as Helvetica. Due to their minimalism and straight lines, they are considered a great option in the professional world. It was created by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in the 20th century, and as we have already said, it is strongly linked to modern graphic design because of its neutral design.
This font was designed by Christian Robertson and its type is Neogrotesque from Sans Serif. Like the previous one, this font consists of a thin, light, regular, medium, bold and black thicknesses with also oblique styles. This is one of the most used fonts by Google, and you can see it in practically all its webs. This font is also used by many architects to show their designs with its geometric and soft shapes. Roboto is a perfect option since it greatly facilitates the reading and comprehension of the texts presented with this font.
Along with those we have named before, these are some of the most used fonts in architecture. The important thing is to express your personality and at the same time the simplicity and attitude that any architectural presentation or design must have. See you in the next post!