About Argentum Sans Font
The Argentum Sans font is a free sans-serif geometric font derived from version 5 of Montserrat typeface by Julieta Ulanovsky, courtesy of Cristiano Sobral. The changes are adding a tail on lowercase ‘l’, a more traditional ‘G’, and tabularized numerals.
Argentum Sans (Latin for “Silver”) is a ‘revival of a revival’, as the Montserrat font suffered two major changes in 2017; as a response, this project was born in January 2018.
Argentum Sans Font is designed as a branding and editing solution. With it’s nine weights, ranging from a sleek Thin weight to a solid and heavy-duty Black weight, this family is designed to be versatile and flexible for use in a range of projects and media.
Argentum Sans font works well in any text size to accompany your design, such as editorial fashion magazines, static headlines, website heading, posters, advertisements, logo designs, banners, etc.
The font supports the following blocks: Afrikaans, Baltic, Basic Latin, Catalan, Central European, Dutch, Esperanto, Euro, Igbo Onwu, Romanian, Turkish, Vietnamese and Western European (900+ glyphs per face).
Description of Montserrat by Julieta Ulanovsky
Old posters and signs in the traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, called Montserrat, inspired me to design a font that salvages the beauty of urban typography from the first half of the 20th century. The goal is to salvage and edit what is in Montserrat, under a free, open source, SIL Open Font License.
As urban development changes this place, it will never return to its original form and forever lose the special and unique designs. To draw letters, I rely on examples of letters in urban space. Each specific example produces its own variants of length, width, and height ratios, each adding to the Montserrat family. Old prints and blinds cannot be returned when exchanged.
There are other revivals, but they don’t stay close to the originals. The letters that inspired this project have work, dedication, care, color, contrast, light and life, day and night! These are the types that make a city look so beautiful.