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Fonts

Our typefaces represent over a century of academic history and instill a sense of educational excellence. We are balanced, traditional and timeless.

Alma Mater plaque displaying Adobe Garamond type

Adobe Garamond Pro

AaBb

Styles

Regular

Regular Italic

Semibold

Semibold Italic

Bold

Bold Italic

Font Stack

'Adobe Garamond W01', Garamond, 'Goudy Old Style', 'Times New Roman', serif

Best Practices

  • Adobe Garamond Pro is the official university serif font; most txstate.edu subdomains have access to this font by default.
  • Use ornamentally, such as in departmental signatures, block quotes and top-level headers.
  • Use educated quotes.
  • Consider slight letter spacing (i.e., 1px) for readability at smaller type sizes.

Avoid

  • Avoid use as standard paragraph text, except for sites like online magazines or sites with limited, predictable, brochure-driven copy.
  • Avoid using type size smaller than 18px.
  • Avoid all-caps in headers, and generally with our typefaces; leverage boldfacing and italics for emphasis instead.

Univers

AaBb

Styles

45 Light

45 Light Oblique

55 Roman

55 Oblique

65 Bold

65 Bold Oblique

Font Stack

'Univers W01', Helvetica, Calibri, Arial, sans-serif

Best Practices

  • Univers is the official university sans-serif font; most txstate.edu subdomains have access to this font by default.
  • Extremely diverse, efficient and legible, use liberally on websites for paragraph text and primary content.
  • Consider slight letter spacing (i.e., 1px) and slight word spacing (i.e., 1-2px) when using all caps, especially with heavier weights or smaller font sizes.
  • Condensed versions are not in use across most Texas State web properties, but are approved for use. Condensed type works best for headers.

Avoid

  • Avoid using the 45 Light typeface at very small sizes (i.e., 12px or less).
  • Avoid all-caps in headers, and generally with our typefaces; leverage boldfacing and italics for emphasis instead.

Font Awesome

Best Practices

  • Font Awesome is an open source library of over 600 vector icons that are easily deployed. They can be sized and colored with CSS just like typographic fonts.
  • Most txstate.edu websites have Font Awesome built in and ready to use.
  • Using icons as links is acceptable.
  • Icons should augment text, not replace it entirely. For social media, it is generally acceptable to use an icon by itself.
  • Utilize Font Awesome's accessibility features

Avoid

  • Do not use a brand icon for any reason other than to represent the company or product it refers to.

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