Canada 150 typeface opens doors for font forum on Radio Active

This new Canadian typeface is equally friendly to English, French and indigenous languages. What do you think of it?

Are you a font fan or freshman?

Canada 150 typeface supports the country's two official language and indigenous languages. (Government of Canada)

What's in a font?

Last month, the federal government asked Ottawa native Raymond Larabie to design a unified font that could support English, French and indigenous languages.

The result: the Canada 150 typeface.

Canadian typeface designer Raymond Larabie created Canada 150. (Government of Canada)

Today on Radio Active, we speak with Larabie about how he came up with the font and what makes it particularly Canadian.

And we're talking about your favourite fonts (or least favourite ... we're looking at you, Comic Sans) — and why it is you like or dislike certain typefaces. Do you even notice fonts?

Let us know:


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