GT Maru

Family overview
  • GT Maru
  • Light Oblique
  • Regular Oblique
  • Medium Oblique
  • Bold Oblique
  • Black Oblique
  • Mono
  • Light Oblique
  • Regular Oblique
  • Medium Oblique
  • Bold Oblique
  • Black Oblique
  • Mega
  • Mini
  • Midi
  • Maxi
  • Emoji
  • Color
  • Black and White
Subfamilies
  • Light
    Omurice is an example of yōshoku, a Western-influenced style of Japanese cuisine
  • Light Oblique
    Japan usually follows the botanical names of the taxonomy from Tyôzaburô Tanaka
  • Regular
    Mazemen is a ramen dish that is not served in a soup, but rather with a sauce
  • Regular Oblique
    Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing, called Shibuya Crossing
  • Medium
    A street vendor named Tomekichi Endo is credited with its invention in 1935
  • Medium Oblique
    Tantan-men is a reddish, spicy chili and sesame soup, usually containing minced pork
  • Bold
    Hassaku orange is Japanese citrus hybrid similar to an orange in color but with the size of a grapefruit
  • Bold Oblique
    Hiroo, Daikanyama, Aoyama, and Ebisu areas
  • Black
    The sugar content rating is at least 13 brix and the citric acid content is 1%. The fruit cracks easily in summer and autumn.
  • Black Oblique
    The southern half of Shinjuku Station
  • Settings
    Size
Typeface information

GT Maru is an ode to rounded English characters found on signage across Japan. The typeface is the result of this design exploration into roundness — or maru — in the Latin alphabet. It combines the warmth and flow of sign painting with the mechanical quality of engraved letters.

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Latin-alphabet languages: Afaan, Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Amis, Anuta, Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Arrernte, Asturian, Atayal, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Cape Verdean Creole, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chavacano, Chichewa, Chickasaw, Cimbrian, Cofán, Cornish, Corsican, Creek, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dawan, Dholuo, Drehu, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, Genoese, German, Gikuyu, Gooniyandi, Greenlandic (Kalaallisut), Guadeloupean Creole, Gwich’in, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hiligaynon, Hopi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian , Irish, Istro-Romanian, Italian, Jamaican, Javanese, Jèrriais, Kaingang, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kapampangan, Kaqchikel, Kashubian, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Kurdish, Ladin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lombard, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Maasai, Makhuwa, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Māori, Marquesan, Megleno-Romanian, Meriam Mir, Mirandese, Mohawk, Moldovan, Montagnais, Montenegrin, Murrinh-Patha, Nagamese Creole, Nahuatl, Ndebele, Neapolitan, Niuean, Noongar, Norwegian, Occitan, Old Icelandic, Old Norse, Oshiwambo, Palauan, Papiamento, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Q’eqchi’, Quechua, Rarotongan, Romanian, Romansh, Rotokas, Inari Sami, Lule Sami, Northern Sami, Southern Sami, Samoan, Sango, Saramaccan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Seri, Seychellois Creole, Shawnee, Shona, Sicilian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Upper and Lower Sorbian, Northern and Southern Sotho, Spanish, Sranan, Sundanese, Swahili, Swazi, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok Pisin, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tumbuka, Turkish, Tuvaluan, Tzotzil, Venetian, Vepsian, Võro, Wallisian, Walloon, Waray-Waray, Warlpiri, Wayuu, Welsh, Wik-Mungkan, Wolof, Xavante, Xhosa, Yapese, Yindjibarndi, Zapotec, Zarma, Zazaki, Zulu, Zuni

Typeface features

OpenType features enable smart typography. You can use these features in most Desktop applications, on the web, and in your mobile apps. Each typeface contains different features. Below are the most important features included in GT Maru’s fonts:

  • SS01
  • Single-Story a & g
Higashi
  • SS02
  • Alternate exclam
¡Capital!
  • SS01
  • Single-story g
Nagoya
  • SS02
  • Alternate l
Formerly
  • SS03
  • Alternate exclam
¡Edo!
  • SS04
  • Outline
Uehara
  • SS05
  • Outline Shaded
Shōken
  • SS06
  • Glow
Ujigawa
  • SS07
  • Outline Glow
Chiba
  • SS08
  • Outline Shaded Glow
Kadoma
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GT Maru in use