About Orkney Font
The Orkney Font is a premier free geometric sans-serif typeface that showcases the mastery of creative designer Samuel Oakes from London and graphic designer Alfredo Marco Pradil from Batangas City. The font is characterized by its clear, elegant, and captivating design, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of modern design projects, from commercial materials to minimalist websites.
The font boasts a remarkable 8 weights, including regular, bold, thin, and medium, and their corresponding Italics, which were expertly crafted by Cristiano Sobral. This versatility allows for usage across various mediums, be it print or digital, and comes equipped with over 400 characters, including uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and full language support for Baltic, Basic Latin, Central European, Dutch, Euro, Romanian, Turkish, and Western European.
Samuel Oakes’ design vision is evident in the font’s smaller characters, including the distinctive tail added to the lowercase “L”. This attention to detail, along with the font’s clean lines and neat corners, makes the Orkney Font a hassle-free choice for any project. One of the standout features of the font is its truncated lowercase “k”, adding a unique touch to the design.
The font takes its name from the Orkney Islands, a group of over 70 islands located off the northern coast of Great Britain, with the largest island, the mainland, measuring 523.25 square kilometers and serving as the administrative center. The islands have a rich history dating back to the 1st century BC, with settlements by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes and later the Picts, before being conquered by Norway in 875 and settled by the Norsemen. The Scottish Parliament later re-annexed the islands to the Crown of Scotland in 1472. Orkney is home to some of Europe’s oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites, with the “Neolithic Heart of the Orkney Islands” recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Light Italic
- Regular Italic
- Medium Italic
- Bold Italic
Orkney Font Pairing
Orkney goes well with the following fonts:
Orkney Font License
Orkney is a font that embodies the ethos of open-source technology, offering versatility and adaptability to a diverse array of applications. Whether your purpose is commercial or non-commercial, and whether you seek to incorporate it into print or digital media, this typeface offers a distinctive and captivating aesthetic that is sure to elevate your products and projects. Its availability as an open-source font affords users an unparalleled level of freedom and accessibility, enabling them to express themselves with a unique and stylish flair that perfectly complements their individual needs and objectives.