Substitute for Avenir (Google webfont or Typekit)



I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir.

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I'm building a site using Squarespace

My friend told me to use Avenir for headings and shorter texts. Any of these three:

Squarespace does not have Avenir though. Squarespace does have support for Google webfonts and typekit.

Should I use Minion for the text body?

Squarespace does have Minion so I think I can use that one instead.

PS. Similar question: What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

12/14/2017 5:55:00 AM

Accepted Answer


Nunito is an excellent match to Avenir. The ascenders are slightly higher in Avenir but even the most persnickety designer would have a hard time telling them apart.

7/6/2014 2:21:00 PM

I don't think there is a really obvious choice to replace Avenir in Google Fonts.

However, I recently had to ask myself this question, and my answer was and is Lato:

Lato screenshot

The letters occupy similar amounts of space, the letterforms are in the right ballpark, and the font has a robust set of weights/italics for you to use.