Barlow Font

About the font

The Barlow font is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk-type sans-serif typeface. The straight-sided tilting font family was designed by Jeremy Tribby and released on 2017-11-17 through Google Fonts. Barlow takes inspiration from California’s public style; it shares qualities with car plates, highway signs, buses, and trains. 

He is an artist, designer, and programmer from California. He created the Arthouse typeface family for NBCUniversal and worked as a design technologist for plaid.

The family includes 54 manually-hinted styles in three widths and nine weights and obliques, suitable for large and small digital and print use. Also, with the variable font (GX) included, weights and widths can be customized. In addition, 451 glyphs

However, this font family is part of the superfamily and includes Semi-Condensed and Condensed, each with 9 weights in Roman and Italic. The weight and width ranges are 22–188 and 300–500, respectively. Additionally, after an update in December 2018, the font family now supports Vietnamese.

John Perry Barlow was a poet, songwriter, activist, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was born on October 3, 1947. The font is named in his honor.


If you are looking for a font that will add extra sophistication to your designs, you should consider using this sans-serif font. This font is easily usable in different projects. The Barlow font is perfect for anything from business cards to flyers, and it looks great regardless of the project. Plus, it’s straightforward to install and use, so you’ll be up and running.

So if you’re looking for a versatile font that will look great on any project, the Barlow font is a perfect choice!

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Font information

NameBarlow Font
DesignerJeremy Tribby
StyleSans Serif
File FormatOTF, TTF
LicenseFree for Personal Use

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Font Family

  • Barlow Regular
  • Barlow Italic
  • Barlow Thin
  • Barlow Thin Italic
  • Barlow ExtraLight
  • Barlow ExtraLight Italic
  • Barlow Light
  • Barlow Light Italic
  • Barlow Medium
  • Barlow Medium Italic
  • Barlow SemiBold
  • Barlow SemiBold Italic
  • Barlow Bold
  • Barlow Bold Italic
  • Barlow ExtraBold
  • Barlow ExtraBold Italic
  • Barlow Black

License Info

When it comes to any personal usage, this typeface is completely free to use. In the case of commercial projects, you will be required to purchase the font’s license directly from the creator of the typeface.


For your personal l projects, you can download the font below.

Supported Languages

English, Greek, Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hiligaynon, Hill Mari, Hmong, Hopi, Hungarian, Ibanag, Icelandic, Iloko (Ilokano), Kurdish, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz (Cyrillic), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Lombard, Low Saxon, Luxembourgian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay (Latinized), Maltese, Northern Sotho (Pedi), Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Ossetian, Pangasinan, Papiamento, Piedmontese, Polish, Portuguese, Potawatomi, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Romansh (Rumantsch), Rotokas, Russian, Rusyn, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Northern), Samoan, Sardinian (Sardu), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Seychellois Creole (Seselwa), Shona, Sicilian, Slovak, Abkhaz, Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Aragonese, Arapaho, Aromanian, Arrernte, Asturian, Aymara, Azerbaijani (Cyrillic), Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Buryat (Cyrillic), Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chechen, Cheyenne, Chichewa (Nyanja), Chuvash, Cimbrian, Corsican, Indonesian, Interglossa (Glosa), Interlingua, Irish (Gaelic), Istro-Romanian, Italian, Jèrriais, Kabardian, Kalmyk (Cyrillic), Karachay (Cyrillic), Kashubian, Kazakh (Cyrillic), Khakas, Khalkha, Khanty, Kildin Sami, Komi-Permyak, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dungan, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Evenki (Cyrillic), Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, Tongan (Faka-Tonga), Tswana, Turkmen, Turkmen (Cyrillic), Turkmen (Latinized), Tuvaluan, Tuvin, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Ulithian, Uyghur (Cyrillic), Uyghur (Latinized), Uzbek (Cyrillic), Veps, Vietnamese, Volapük, Votic (Cyrillic), Votic (Latinized), Walloon, Warlpiri, Welsh, Xhosa, Yakut/Sakha, Yapese, Zulu.


What type of font is this?

Ans: The Barlow font is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk-type sans-serif typeface.

Who designed the font?

Ans: The straight-sided tilting font family was designed by Jeremy Tribby and released on 2017-11-17 through Google Fonts.

What if I want to use this on an online platform?

Ans: This font can be used on any online platform.

Is this font free to download and use?

Ans: Yes, for personal purpose using this font is free. However, for commercial usage you’ve to purchase the font.

Is this font compatible with the web?

Ans: To use the font as a web font, you must purchase it from the original license holder.

Are there any other free fonts like this?

Ans: As a free alternative, you could use “Roboto.”

How can What is the easiest way to install the font on my device?

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