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Northwestern University

Fonts & Typography

Typography is a powerful brand tool that can add visual meaning to what is communicated.

Northwestern’s typography is flexible enough to meet a wide range of situations and requirements. Campton and Akkurat Pro are our sans-serif fonts. Campton works well for large, expressive headlines, while Akkurat Pro functions well in situations with small text or large lists. Periodico Display and Text is our serif font, appropriate for use at any size.

Our brand fonts are unique and embody the essence of our communications goals. We have purchased the rights to use them for University purposes on the web and in print. Global Marketing is working with communications leaders in each school/ unit to ensure the graphic design staffs have access to these fonts.

To obtain a print version of the fonts, please contact Dana Langtiw. To use this as a web font, please contact
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