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
    Tantan-men is a reddish, spicy chili and sesame soup, usually containing minced pork
  • Light Oblique
    With omu and raisu being derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the English words omelette and rice
  • Regular
    The airport island link to the mainland via the Sky Gate Bridge R
  • Regular Oblique
    Tokyo Metro Ginza Line started operating in 1938
  • Medium
    The southern half of Shinjuku Station
  • Medium Oblique
    Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912), at the time when the Indian subcontinent was under British colonial rule
  • Bold
    The Tokyu Toyoko Line opened in 1932
  • Bold Oblique
    Shibuya is famous for its scramble crossing, called Shibuya Crossing
  • Black
    A wide variety of ramen exists in Japan, with geographical and vendor-specific differences even in varieties that share the same name
  • Black Oblique
    Takoyaki or “octopus balls” is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan
  • 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
Typeface Minisite
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GT Maru in use