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
    Japan usually follows the botanical names of the taxonomy from Tyôzaburô Tanaka
  • Light Oblique
    Mazemen is a ramen dish that is not served in a soup, but rather with a sauce
  • Regular
    Kanpei was created by crossing the dekopon and nishinokaori varieties in 1991
  • Regular Oblique
    Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912), at the time when the Indian subcontinent was under British colonial rule
  • Medium
    The southern half of Shinjuku Station
  • Medium Oblique
    However, the first cinematic blockbuster of the postwar era was Gojira
  • Bold
    This station is connected to Ōsaka Station at Ume- da by the JR Kyoto Line
  • Bold Oblique
    Ehōmaki is a roll composed of seven ingredients considered to be lucky
  • Black
    Kanpei was created by crossing the dekopon and nishinokaori varieties in 1991
  • Black Oblique
    Tantan-men is a reddish, spicy chili and sesame soup, usually containing minced pork
  • 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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