Lovefonts: Lato

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I have a particular fondness for fonts. I think having a large collection of fonts can spice up your worksheets, newsletters, etc. In my Lovefonts segments, I like to share that love for fonts and help you add to your burgeoning collections so you too can create awesome print material! As I always say, the more fonts you have, the more ways you can show love!

Today’s font is nothing particularly fancy or striking but that is one reason why it holds a special appeal. It is a nice looking, plain font that works really well on both print designs and worksheets. Plus, it’s free!


A sanserif type­face fam­ily designed in the Sum­mer 2010 by Warsaw-based designer Lukasz Dziedzic (“Lato” means “Sum­mer” in Pol­ish). In Decem­ber 2010, the Lato fam­ily was pub­lished under the open-??source Open Font License by his foundry tyPoland, with sup­port from Google. The Lato font fam­ily is avail­able as a free down­load under the SIL Open Font License 1.1. The fonts can be used with­out any lim­i­ta­tions for com­mer­cial and non-commercial pur­poses. They can be also freely mod­i­fied if the terms of the license are observed. In my mind, the Lato font is very dignified but not old fashioned. It’s easy to read and is great for plain text or titles/headings. I think it would make a great font for worksheets, tests, etc and I have been using it to update my year and unit plans.

Download Lato Font Family here!