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Lato is a sanserif type­face fam­ily designed in the Sum­mer 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Sum­mer” in Pol­ish).

In Decem­ber 2010 the Lato fam­ily was pub­lished under the open-source Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with sup­port from Google.

In 2013 – 2014, the fam­ily was greatly extended to cover 3000+ glyphs per style. In the process, the met­rics and kern­ing of the fam­ily have been revised and four addi­tional weights were created.

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The Lato 2.010 fam­ily now sup­ports 100+ Latin-based lan­guages, 50+ Cyrillic-based lan­guages as well as Greek and IPA pho­net­ics.

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History

In the last ten or so years, during which Łukasz has been designing type, most of his projects were rooted in a particular design task that he needed to solve.

With Lato, it was no different. Originally, the family was conceived as a set of corporate fonts for a large client — who in the end decided to go in different stylistic directions, so the family became available for a public release.

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The semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness. “Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the Summer,” says Łukasz.

Overview

When working on Lato, Łukasz tried to carefully balance some potentially conflicting priorities.

He wanted to create a typeface that would seem quite “transparent” when used in body text but would display some original traits when used in larger sizes.

He used classical proportions (particularly visible in the uppercase) to give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance.

At the same time, he created a sleek sanserif look, which makes evident the fact that Lato was designed in 2010 — even though it does not follow any current trend.

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