Build Font Family

Build Font Family

Build Font Family is a geometric sans serif type family featuring a blend of modern, classical, and playful characteristics. It draws its inspiration from research into a universal typeface by Herbert Bayer, graphic designer and master of the Bauhaus typography workshop between 1925 and 1928. Bayer’s approach was so assertive that he even removed upper case letters in order to strip the font to its bare essentials. More than a typeface, Universal is a statement, an ode to geometry and reduction. Bayer decided to remove the terminals at the juncture between the stem and the bowl on the letters b, d, p, q, n and m to make way for more circular curves. ES Build retains this feature but offers a less radical and more readable interpretation in the body of the text.

The design is geometrical but optical corrections have nevertheless been applied for aesthetic reasons. Unlike its reference, ES Build offers upper case letters and a complete palette of 675 glyphs. The specificity of the typeface comes from the possibilities offered nowadays by open type features: through a wide set of alternative characters, the user can choose between more or less neutral and readable or more or less geometrical aesthetics, as Bayer wanted it. ES Build is available in 4 weights from regular to bold and their respective italics. A variable font file is offered with the purchase of the complete family upon request.

Build Font is free for personal use. So, if you want to access more features and its full license contact Xavier Erni designer


: Apr 11, 2024
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View all Glyphs ESBuildTRIAL-Bold-BF6618ac1e17d36.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
View all Glyphs ESBuildTRIAL-BoldItalic-BF6618ac1e10819.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
View all Glyphs ESBuildTRIAL-Medium-BF6618ac1e0ca90.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
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View all Glyphs ESBuildTRIAL-Regular-BF6618ac1e2c29f.otf The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

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