Whitney Font

About the font

The Whitney font! It is a humanist sans serif typeface from Hoefler & Co. foundries. The font was designed by one of the world’s leading typeface designers, Tobias Frere-Jones, Founder and Design Director of Frere-Jones Foundry.

In 1992, from the Rhode Island School of Design he received a BFA degree in graphic design. Cooper Hewitt awarded him the 2019 National Design Award for Communication Design. Due to his achievements in typography, writing, and education. 

The Whitney font was successful when international brands like Kodak, Hilton Hotels, Delta Air Lines, etc., used it in their titles. The Whitney font was originally designed for the Whitney Museum in NY and released to the public in 2004, extended with narrow styles in 2016. 

The typeface attempts to bridge the gap between Gothics like Franklin Gothic and Humanists like Frutiger. It has Cyrillic and Latin support and is available in Version 001.000. The Whitney font comes in many versions: slim, light, everyday, medium, black, heavy, etc. 

This humanist sans-serif typeface includes italics, Romans, small italic caps, and small roman caps. However, it comes in six weights, including regular, italic, book, medium, light, and bold.

Each weight has extended symbols, tabular figures, fractions, extended icons, case letters, basic punctuation, stylistic alternatives, and mathematical operators.

The font has both horizontal and kerning. But it offers no fixed width, yet it is scalable. There are -143 underline positions and 20 underline thicknesses for Max Advance Width 1026 and Max Advance Height 1224.

The font has a clean texture as well as the appropriate height and width. Additionally, the spacing between letters is standard. The result is a font that is suitable for official documents. 

The Whitney Font comes in 19 unique styles along with OpenType features. Each style has up to 250 glyphs and more than 200 languages supported.


This font can be used for both signs and articles. However, you can apply this typeface to your different designs such as logos, posters, book covers, signage, editorials, publishing, promotions projects, business cards, social media platforms, webpages, emblems, banners, brochure layouts, advertising, and Powerpoint presentations. 

As well as texture contents such as long or short paragraphs, headlines, reports, articles, post descriptions and many more. 

Also with online text generators and correct font pairing, you can make out the most for your projects.

Font View

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Font information

NameWhitney Font
DesignerTobias Frere-Jones
StyleHumanist Sans-Serif
File FormatOTF, TTF
License Free for personal use

Font Family

  • Whitney Medium
  • Whitney Medium Italic
  • Whitney Bold
  • Whitney Semibold Regular
  • Whitney Book Regular
  • Whitney Semibold Italic
  • Whitney Book Italic
  • Whitney Light Italic

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Font Pairing

  • Mercury+Whitney
  • Hoefler Text+Whitney
  • Sentinel+Whitney
  • Hoefler Text+Whitney
  • Sentinel+Whitney

License Information

For commercial use of this font you must obtain the license by purchasing. However, you can use it free for personal projects.


You can download the font below for your personal projects.

Supported Languages

The font support multiple languages. Its support Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish, Scots), German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Saami (Southern), Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, etc.


What kind of font is this?

Ans: The Whitney font! It is a humanist sans serif typeface from Hoefler & Co. foundries.

Is it possible to download it for use on a PC or Mac?

Ans: Yes, you can safely download The Whitney Font on your PC and MAC.

How can it be used most effectively?

Ans: It can be used effectively for both signs and articles

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

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

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 “Curwen Sans Font.”

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

Note: No need to worry. Follow our instructions.
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