Optima Font Family

Optima is a sans-serif font designed by Hermann Zapf in the 1950s. It is a typeface that is both legible and aesthetically pleasing. However, Optima can also be considered serifless, even though it is most often grouped with sans-serif typefaces. It comes in a wide range of weights and styles, making it a good choice for many different projects.

In April 2010, Linotype released a Cyrillic version of the original Optima family in OpenType Pro format. There are four available fonts: Optima Pro Cyrillic Roman, Oblique, Bold, and Bold Oblique. Optima contains 24 styles, 6 widths, and italics options.

Because of its Roman heritage, Optima has full-bodied, wide characters (especially in the capitals). The forms of E, F, and L are narrow. There is a slight tilt to the right of the cap S in Optima. This font has a splayed M and an N with slightly vertical strokes like a serif design. In Optima, both the lowercase a and g are two-storied for easy legibility.


It was created for use in advertising and was intended to be easy to read at small sizes. Today, Optima is used for both print and digital media. It is well suited for text and display settings, making it a versatile font for various applications. Optima is also a viable choice for both online and print projects.

Linotype created the Cyrillic version of Optima to be a versatile font that you could use in many different types of applications. It has all of the features that are included in its Latin counterpart, including small caps, ordinals, fractions, and many other features. In addition to these features, it also supports diacritics when using Cyrillic fonts. There is also a web font for use on websites or blogs that need to support Cyrillic languages.

Font information

NameOptima Font
DesignerHermann Zapf
File FormatOTF and TTF.
Font LicenceFreeware and Commercial

Font View

Before downloading the typeface, you can preview the characters to better understand how they will appear on your creative projects.


Fonts Family

  • Optima Pro Roman
  • Optima Pro Italic
  • Optima Pro Medium
  • Optima Pro Medium Italic
  • Optima Pro Demi Bold
  • Optima Pro Demi Bold Italic
  • Optima Pro Bold
  • Optima Pro Bold Italic
  • Optima Pro Black
  • Optima Pro Black Italic
  • Optima Pro Extra Black
  • Optima Pro Extra Black Italic
  • Optima Std Roman
  • Optima Std Italic
  • Optima Std Medium
  • Optima Std Medium Italic
  • Optima Std Demi Bold
  • Optima Std Demi Bold Italic
  • Optima Std Bold
  • Optima Std Bold Italic
  • Optima Std Black
  • Optima Std Black Italic
  • Optima Std Extra Black
  • Optima Std Extra Black Italic

Similar Fonts

Aside from the Optima Font, there are a number of great free fonts.

  • Amaryllis Sans Font
  • Severn Font
  • Charlton Font
  • Maquna Font
  • Berton Font
  • Logam Font

Font Pairing

Check out some of the Optima Font combinations you can use to create high-quality designs.

  • Century Old Style
  • Dante
  • Frutiger
  • Joanna Nova
  • Malabar
  • Soho


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

License Information

While the font is free and also commercial to download, its use is restricted by a licensing agreement requiring users to buy the font from the creator. It has the below license type:



Who designed the font?

Ans: Hermann Zapf designed the Optima font and it was released by the Stempel AG foundry, Frankfurt, West Germany in 1958.

Is it possible to download it for use on my computer or Mac?

Ans: The Optima font can be downloaded from our website. This font works with both PCs and Macs.

Does Google have a font that looks like this?

Ans: Arsenal, designed by Andrij Shevchenko is similar to the Optima font in Google fonts.

How can it be used most effectively?

Ans: Cosmetics manufacturers overuse the Optima font. This font can be used to create a modern yet classic look. So, the most effective use case for this font is logo design.

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: No, it’s a commercial font, but some versions are available for free use.

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 “Lucida Sans Unicode.”

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