2 Google Fonts Similar to Aktiv Grotesk

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Aktiv Grotesk is a sans-serif font that is neutral and professional. It is flexible and large, featuring 24 different styles. It can be used for either body paragraph text or headlines.

After digging around in the Google font library, I was able to find two pretty good alternatives.

Quick disclaimer, nothing will replace the actual font itself. So if you are in a position to do so, I recommend purchasing the font from the creator.

However, if you are on a budget, then some of the fonts I am going to cover might be a good replacement.

What Google Fonts are Similar to Aktiv Grotesk?

The most similar looking fonts to Aktiv Grotesk in the Google Fonts library are:

  • Roboto
  • Rubik

Either one of these fonts would make a great alternative.

So let's cover some of their differences and similarities.


Roboto is a very popular sans-serif font available in the Google Font library. It's letters are similar because they too are largely geometric and easy to read.

It makes almost a perfect match in lowercase.

The real noticeable difference is in the uppercase "Q". Otherwise, they would be nearly identical.

Go ahead and compare for yourself.


Another good font that closely resembles Aktiv Grotesk is Rubik. Although it isn't as similar as Roboto, it would still make a good alternative.

The lowercase is a very close match except for the "y".

Uppercase would be a good fit except that the "Q" and "J" stick out like a sore thumb.

The other letters would probably work though.

Take a look for yourself.

Final Thoughts

Roboto is going to be the most similar looking font to Aktiv Grotesk out of all the Google Fonts. It is one of the more lookalike fonts that I have reviewed so far. However, if Roboto doesn't work for you then you can always try Rubik.

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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.