If you’re looking to inject some local flavor into your presentations, posters or pretty much anything involving graphic design, then look no further than Canva. The graphic design platform recently released a suite of Pinoy-made fonts — all for free!
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Alam mo ba na nagdagdag kami ng mga bagong Pinoy-made fonts sa editor? 😱 Kilalanin natin sila! 🤩 🙌 1. Dangwa 2. Istruktura 3. Kagitingan 4. Alta 5. Kawit 6. Furgatorio 7. Barabara Lahat ng ito ay LIBRE at maaari ng gamitin. Tara na, likha tayo! 💙 - P.S. Ang video na ito ay binuo gamit lamang ang Canva! #CanvaPH #CanvaLove #typographyart #typographyph #fontdesign
Canva has made seven fonts available to users: Dangwa, Istruktura, Kagitingan, Alta, Kawit, Furgatorio and Barabara.
If Barabara looks familiar, it’s because you may have seen it on the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) marketing materials. In fact, the DOT encourages “creative travelers” to use the font on postcards, website designs and more, and to share them using the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines.
Unfamiliar with Canva? It’s a unicorn startup headed by Fil-Aussie CEO Melanie Perkins, now the third richest woman and youngest billionaire in Australia. Aside from having that Filipino connection, one of its two overseas Canva offices is located in Manila (the other is in Beijing), so it’s not entirely surprising that the company has come up with Filipino fonts.
Canva works on a “freemium” model, which means it gives many products and services free of charge, while charging for additional features. Even a free account gives you access to a huge library of layouts, templates, photos, filters and other elements that you can choose from and easily tweak for your needs. Use them for social media graphics, PowerPoint presentations, resumes and more. If you’re completely clueless, they have resources like workshops (Branding Basics is one), font combinations and even a palette generator to guide you through.