Font of the day: Silencio Sans by Jessica Hische

Every day we showcase the best fonts on the web. Today it's Silencio Sans by leading typographer Jessica Hische.

Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces - especially free fonts. So, if you're in need of a font for your latest design or just like to keep a collection so you're prepared, we may be able to help out.

Every day, we're running 'Font of the day', where we'll be posting the best best free and paid-for fonts the web has to offer.

Silencio Sans by Jessica Hische

Silencio Sans was originally developed by leading typographer Jessica Hische for CAA’s (Creative Artists Agency) to be used on their Friday Night Party invitation in 2014.

"The party’s theme was 'old Hollywood'," says Hische, "so the design inspiration came from movie title credits. The name Silencio references silent films, but this font would feel as at home in magazines, invitations, and fancy food packaging as it does on the silver screen.

"It's also a wonderful 'best supporting actress' typeface," she adds. "Pair it with custom lettering (like I did for the invite!) or with another display face."

Silencio Sans is available to purchase here.

Silencio Sans

Silencio Sans

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Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.