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Welsh Friendly Typefaces: Our Top Picks

26th Feb 2021

Creating bilingual designs can have its struggles, but something we often wish was easier is finding the perfect Welsh-friendly typeface.

As Welsh agencies will often know, options are often limited when it comes to searching for a Welsh compatible font for your bilingual marketing. To make things a little easier for everyone, we’ve put together a few of our favourite typefaces that are the stuff of bilingual dreams! And yes, they all include the infamous ‘ŵ’.

Museo Sans

Web + Print, Typekit, Commercially Licensed

Museo Sans (not to be confused with its more ornate sibling, Museo) is a great Welsh-friendly typeface that strikes the balance between simple and unique. At Martin Hopkins, Museo Sans is often our go-to for both print and web projects with its clean and modern look.

For a case study featuring Museo Sans, look no further than our newest bilingual project: Melo Cymru.

Designed and licensed by Jos Buivenga for exljbris Font Foundry

Helping you look after your mental wellbeing

Read the full case study

melo cymru brand design using welsh typeface

Metronic Slab

Web + Print, Typekit, Commercially Licensed

For when a standard sans serif won’t do, Metronic is ideal for adding a more ‘industrial’ look to your design. We love how unique this Welsh-friendly typeface is and is one of our stand-out typefaces. It’s also easily accessible and available for download from Adobe Typekit!

View our Low Carbon Wales case study to see Metronic Slab in all of its glory – and in Welsh too!

Designed and licensed by Mostardesign Type Foundry

Bilingual brochure design for Welsh government using welsh fonts
bilingual brochure design for Welsh Government using welsh fonts

Prosperity for all:
A Low Carbon Wales

Read the full case study

Bilingual brochure design for Welsh government using welsh fonts
Bilingual brochure design for Welsh government using welsh fonts

Prosperity for all: A Low Carbon Wales

Read the full case study

Stolzl

Web + Print, Typekit, Commercially Licensed

Stolzl is the strongly modernised sister of Stolzl Display. Finding the right Welsh-friendly typeface for your project is important, and Stolzl strikes the right balance between modern and timeless. We love the simplicity of the shapes which make this font highly readable both in print and digital

Designed and licensed by The Northern Block

Garamond Premier

Web + Print, Typekit, Commercially Licensed

An all-round great Welsh-friendly serif typeface and an ideal alternative to Times New Roman. Garamond may feel dated to some, but its classic design is easy on the eye, both in print and on screen. First created in the sixteenth century by Claude Garamond, it has since been adapted into many variations, including this one from Adobe.

Designed and licensed by Robert Slimbach for Adobe Originals

Rollerscript

Web + Print, Typekit, Commercially Licensed

And if you need that warm hand-written feeling – Rollerscript is a great option for a script that also happens to be a Welsh-friendly typeface. When used wisely and in the right design context, this hand-written typeface can create a much desired personalisation, even in the digital environment.

Check out our HRT case study to see the Rollerscript typeface in action.

Designed and licensed by G-Type

Estate Agent brand design

Herbert R Thomas: Professional but personal

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Need help cracking bilingual marketing?

We are well-versed in bilingual marketing and have experience in designing all things Welsh – from bilingual brochures to social media strategies!

Want to know more?

Enquire now about bilingual design and marketing:

    A team of bilingual marketing designers

    Need a professional and reliable marketing team to help you reach your target audience in their native language? We are based in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, giving us a lot of experience in working with local businesses.

    Call us today on 029 2046 1233 or email [email protected].