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Urbanist is a low-contrast, geometric sans-serif inspired by Modernist design and typography. The project was launched by Corey Hu in 2020 with 9 weights and accompanying italics. Conceived from elementary shapes, Urbanist's neutrality makes it a versatile display font for print and digital mediums. The font is currently available as a variable font with "Weight" and "Italic" axes.

There are 9 predefined weights, each with an italic set.

  • Thin
  • ExtraLight
  • Light
  • Regular
  • Medium
  • SemiBold
  • Bold
  • ExtraBold
  • Black

The variable font file utilizes 2 axes for tuning weight (100-900) and italics (0-1).

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To suggest an improvement or fix, open an issue (please check if a similar issue exists first). If you have changes, open a pull request. See more details in

Build from source

To build fonts from the source file, use the build command in your terminal:

  1. Clone this repostory: git clone && cd Urbanist
  2. Use the build command: make build
  3. Find the built font files in the fonts/ directory


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This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: