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Austral Sans


this font is free for personal or non-profit use
Austral Sans Maplines Thin is free for personal & commercial use

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Austral Sans is a hand-drawn layered font designed by Antipixel. Based in the Slab version, it is part of the Austral type family. This sans makes your work unique & noteworthy, because the possibilities of combinations of textures & styles create distictive results. Austral Sans comes in three weights, Regular, Light & Thin, which all share the same crooked look with irregular strokes and outlines.
For these reasons this font can be used in a vast variety of projects, such as logos & branding, stationery, book covers, magazine design, clothing prints & tags, packaging, animated videos, and many more!

Austral Sans has three sets of alphabets in uppercase and lowercase to avoid repeating the same character pattern, and giving the font a more natural handwritten feel. This is included in the Open-Type Contextual Alternates, which applies an automatic substitution of glyphs as long as the Open-Type features are activated. Also, Austral Sans offers other Open-Type features such as Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures, Discretionary Ligatures, Fractions, Superscript, Subscript, Denominator, Numerator, Scientific Inferiors & Kerning.

This font has a very large glyph coverage and can be used in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Polish, Czech, Vietnamese, Finnish, Icelandic, among many others.

The style Maplines Thin is offered Free for commercial & personal use!


Designer: Julia Martínez Diana
Design Date: August - October 2016
Release Date: October 3, 2016
Publisher: Antipixel
Imagery design: Julia Martínez Diana

MyFonts' Hot New Fonts #21 / from 29 Oct - 26 Nov 2016


Featured by:
CreativeMarket featured Austral Sans Blur in their Handpicked Section
Slanted Typo Weblog und Magazin (Germany)
Mindsparkle Mag "Austral Sans font"
Behance Student Show gallery featured Austral Sans
Behance Graphic Design gallery featured, in the Typography category

This font is free for personal use only. For commercial use, please contact me or purchase the license you require at one of these links. To learn more about the type of license and ammount of users needed, contact me via e-mail.
The style Maplines Thin is offered Free for commercial & personal use!

*The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).





























font process




Austral Sans is based in the design of Austral Slab. This font's structure was first drawn with pencil, and then traced with markers to make the different weights. After that, it was scanned and drawn roughly in the first vector version. Then it was finally vectorized in the font software with all the details & textures. Finally, kerning and Open-Type programming were done.

*The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).


Austral Sans was sketched and designed from August 2016 to October 2016, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was finally released the 3rd of October, 2016.




























font concept




The irregular strokes of this font are inspired by the silhouettes of mountains, treelines, old broken wood, among others.
The textures this font offers are inspired by rust, water and humidity drip marks, dirt, maps, road lines, and many other objects and textures I found from July 2015 to April 2016, living in San Juan, Argentina, and traveling to Mendoza, Córdoba and Monte Hermoso (Buenos Aires).


These images were taken by Julia Martinez Diana as inspiration for Austral during the first stage of the creative process. The design of outlines and textures were inspired by these landscapes.
This theme also had a huge role in Austral's identity, and therefore in the design of the imagery. Travel & journeys were used as the main topic of this font's language.
















font in use



Disclaimer:
These images where not designed or owned by Antipixel, but by third parties, unless otherwise stated. The purpose of these pieces is only for showing the font in use, working in real products or identities.

Austral Sans was used by:
Julia Martinez Diana