Font of the day: Quire Sans

Here at Creative Bloq, we're big fans of typography (opens in new tab) and we're constantly on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces – especially free fonts (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab)', where we'll be posting the best best free and paid-for fonts the web has to offer.

Quire Sans from Monotype

Today's font of choice, Quire Sans, was created by Jim Ford of the Monotype Studio (opens in new tab). Ford looked to orchestrate the interplay between the rich typographic details of historic book publishing typefaces with the modern styling of designs for electronic media.

"Quire Sans is friendly or serious, or understated, sturdy and graceful, depending on the context," Ford comments. "I made a conscious effort throughout to maintain a 'friendliness' in every shape, ensuring a 'personal signature' and character in every letter, bridging the gap between traditional printing and publishing faces, and those typefaces designed for on-screen viewing."

Quire Sans is available to purchase from the Monotype website (opens in new tab). Plus, Monotype and SEA Design walk through the creative process behind the launch campaign for Quire Sans – and select some serifs from the Monotype archives that complement it perfectly – in a special extended project in issue 229 of Computer Arts, on sale now!

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.