Nimbus Sans, URW++ join Typekit
Today, we’re pleased to welcome Nimbus Sans to Typekit’s library — a realist typeface in eight styles, with select weights available in Condensed and Extended widths. Designed by URW++, a company known for historic revivals and typeface digitization, Nimbus Sans was an attempt to “avoid some of the mistakes with the old Helvetica,” in the words of URW cofounder Peter Karow.
Nimbus Sans has also been meticulously prepared to render well across browsers and operating systems. And while versions of similar typefaces already exist on a vast number of devices, serving Nimbus Sans as a web font helps ensure that your visitors all see the same typeface. Plus, it avails you of the weights and widths not present in locally-installed fonts.
If you’re already a Typekit customer, enjoy these new fonts. If you’ve never tried Typekit, sign up — it’s free! You can use Nimbus Sans immediately, and upgrade as your needs evolve.