1 Google Font Similar to Univers

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Univers is a sans-serif font released in 1957. It is classified as a neo-grotesque sans-serif font and was inspired by German typefaces such as Akzidenz-Grotesk.

This typeface is very iconic and recognizable. It carries it's own unique features which makes it hard to find a really good similar looking font.

That being said, I believe that I have found one font that would make for a decent alternative from the Google Fonts library.

The fonts discussed below isn't going to be an exact replacement, but it will give off a similar look and feel. Plus, they are good for any project on a budget.

What Google Fonts are Similar to Univers?

The best Google Font alternatives for Univers are:

  • Roboto

Roboto is a very popular sans-serif font available in the Google Fonts library.

It does a good job matching the majority of the lowercase letters. However, you will see differences in the "y" and in the dots for the "j" and "i".

The uppercase is where things start to differ. While many of the letters are similar, there are some major difference in the uppercase that you would be aware of. The "Q" and "G" are the ones that stick out the most to me.

I believe that if you were to use a condensed version of Roboto, you could achieve a similar look and feel.

Final Thoughts

Roboto isn't going to be the perfect alternative. However, the condensed version would give a similar look and feel that would allow it to be used as an alternative for any project on a budget.

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About the Author

Ben Smith is a professional web developer who dabbles in design. He created this site as an ongoing catalog of free alternative fonts for when the premium font just won't work. He currently writes for this site as well as his own personal blog.