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Miso by Mårten Nettelbladt

Miso is a very condensed, drilled, Din like design. It’s nothing new but a well made font family. By “well made” I mean the glyph set is covering the standard western Type1 set. There are lots of free fonts out with raw alphabet and figures only, making it not very useful for dynamic text – like webfonts. The outline quality of Miso is OK. Mårten Nettelbladt, the creator of the fonts, is an architect from Sweden. For a first step into the type design world Miso is quite good.

Update: Due to the popularity of Miso, Mårten has extended the type family with two additional styles – Skinny and Chunky. But for these new font styles you have to obtain a commercial license. But for 10 bugs each, it’s quite a affordable.

Miso Light, Miso Regular, Miso Bold


KEEP OUT! DANGER ZONE, ON AIR, FREE!


Keep things simple, not any simpler. 2011* This isn’t bold enough.

Mårtens license is very short, the fonts are free for any usage. The license is not covering conversations or modifications but I think converting the fonts for web usage is within the license. If you are not sure you should contact him.

MISO is a free typeface. However, there is one important limitation: MISO MUST ALWAYS REMAIN COMPLETELY FREE

You can use MISO for personal and commercial work. You can share MISO with your friends as long as you include this text file. You must not sell MISO. You must not charge someone else for using MISO. You must not bundle MISO with a sold product. Use it, share it, but keep it free.

Miso comes in the three weights Light, Regular and Bold. For body text the design is too condensed but for a medium amount of text and headlines it works well and serves you with a timeless technical touch. The weight graduation isn’t chosen for good onscreen performance. The Regular weight should be bolder (something between Regular and Bold) and the Bold should be bolder and wider. But Miso was not meant to be an webfont family.

Miso - text samples
This is a sample text of the Miso Regular. It looks too condensed for body text. Even if I swith to Miso Bold – onscreen performance is low. The same goes for Miso Light!.
140% We need to increase the font size! It looks OK for some small amount of text.

180% I think at this size its acceptable for headlines.
240% Yes, this is bedder.
300% Say something in a compressed manner.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMN OPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmn opqrstuvwxyzß
H&H ¿n? ¡n!
““”„«».:,; ©®™
Hh xyvy gygj fllfkfttffifjfì
H0123456789
€$£¢ H&H !?

Miso, Light

ABCDEFGHIJKLMN OPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmn opqrstuvwxyzß
H&H ¿n? ¡n!
““”„«».:,; ©®™
Hh xyvy gygj fllfkfttffifjfì
H0123456789
€$£¢ H&H !?

Miso, Bold

ABCDEFGHIJKLMN OPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmn opqrstuvwxyzß
H&H ¿n? ¡n!
““”„«».:,; ©®™
Hh xyvy gygj fllfkfttffifjfì
H0123456789
€$£¢ H&H !?

aaaeeennniiifffHHH333

Free Font Score Rating: 52%

technical quality: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
on screen performance: ♦ ♦ ♦
usage range: ♦ ♦
fun factor: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
free license factor: ♦ ♦ ♦
overall: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Miso font family


Resources:

Miso fonts at martennettelbladt.se

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{ 3 } Comments

  1. Klaus Orendi | December 20, 2011 at 09:24 | Permalink

    I would like to download the freeware Miso Fonts. How can I handle?

    Thank You for kindly assistance.

    Klaus Orendi

  2. as | December 20, 2011 at 11:34 | Permalink

    The download link is at the end of each page.

    http://martennettelbladt.se/typografi/

  3. Mårten Nettelbladt | January 13, 2012 at 22:37 | Permalink

    There are now Chunky and Skinny versions of MISO (for sale). Also, the download page for the free versions has changed to http://martennettelbladt.se/miso

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