What is the Wayfinding Sans Pro font?
Ralf Herrmann, the designer of Wayfinding Sans, started this project with extensive field studies, driving tens of thousands of miles to explore the legibility of road signage typefaces in dozens of countries around the world.
After building his own theoretical framework of relevant legibility parameters, the design process used a unique custom real-time simulation software, which could simulate difficult reading conditions (distance, fog, halation, positive/negative contrast) while the letters were actually being designed. This process made it possible to optimize even the tiniest details of each letter for maximum legibility. More…
Being made specifically for wayfinding purposes, this type family does not compromise on any aspect of legibility — and yet, the typeface is a beautiful, clean and modern sans serif. With its broad language support and the large number of available styles it is perfectly suitable for any possible signage project anywhere in the world.
In an independent empirical study at the University of Applied Sciences “htw” in Berlin different typefaces were recently tested when used on signs and Wayfinding Sans Pro was the winner in all conducted tests, being significantly more legible and therefore superior to all other styles of the tested typefaces.
Check out the PDF specimen for more information: wayfinding-sans-pro.pdf
Wayfinding Sans Pro Font families
The Wayfinding Sans Pro includes the following font families:
- Wayfinding Sans Regular N
- Wayfinding Sans Regular
- Wayfinding Sans Rg N Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Rg Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Rg N Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Rg Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Rg N Bold Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Rg Bold Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Condensed
- Wayfinding Sans Condensed N
- Wayfinding Sans Condensed N Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Condensed Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Ex Regular
- Wayfinding Sans Ex N Regular
- Wayfinding Sans Ex N Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Ex Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Ex N Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Ex Bold
- Wayfinding Sans Ex N Bold Italic
- Wayfinding Sans Ex Bold Italic
Wayfinding Sans Pro Preview
Here is a preview of how Wayfinding Sans Pro will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.