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
    Hachikō, a dog who waited on his late master at Shibuya Station every day from 1923 to 1935
  • Light Oblique
    Kanpei was created by crossing the dekopon and nishinokaori varieties in 1991
  • Regular
    The cultivar was developed by an agricultural experiment station run by the Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • Regular Oblique
    Japan usually follows the botanical names of the taxonomy from Tyôzaburô Tanaka
  • Medium
    Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1868–1912), at the time when the Indian subcontinent was under British colonial rule
  • Medium Oblique
    Tokyo Metro Ginza Line started operating in 1938
  • Bold
    The cultivar was developed by an agricultural experiment station run by the Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • Bold Oblique
    The airport island link to the mainland via the Sky Gate Bridge R
  • Black
    One theory says that ramen was first introduced to Japan during the 1660s by the Chinese neo-Confucian scholar Zhu Shunsui
  • Black Oblique
    Thick sushi roll with colorful fillings
  • 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