The university’s typographic identity is visible across many applications, including print, electronic and environmental displays. The following type selections have been made to best represent the voice of the university and to maintain a consistent tone throughout various university communications.
The font used in the new academic wordmark. It is a contemporary serif typeface chosen for its legibility and as a nod to academia.
Charis SIL & Georgia
When GT Sectra is unavailable we have selected Charis SIL as the default alternative to GT Sectra. Native to Windows and MacOS, Georgia is acceptable when neither GT Sectra nor Charis can be used.
The primary font for all university publications. Creative Services will provide a limited number of licenses for each college, department or unit in limited weights.
Libre Franklin & Arial
This font is web friendly and replaces Benton Sans in your web/digital environment. Libre Franklin can be downloaded for free via Google Fonts.
Licensing restrictions prevent us from distributing the GT Sectra and Benton Sans typefaces for free. However, University Marketing and Creative Services has purchased a number of licenses in limited weights for use by UT faculty and staff. Student employees who need access to these fonts, please have your UT faculty/staff supervisor make your font request. Request licenses for BentonSans and GT Sectra.
- Use different typefaces together to create emphasis and a visual hierarchy that assists the reader with navigating your text.
- Use fonts, weights, color and point size to tell a story.
- Use plenty of surrounding white space.
- Keep punctuation to a minimum. Visit our editorial section for more tips.
- Use all capitals in blocks of type of three lines or more.
- Condense or expand typefaces.
- Add spacing between characters.
- Overuse emphases. Too much emphasis can have the opposite effect. If everything is emphasized, nothing stands out.
- Substitute any variation other than those listed above.