Typography

In order to ensure consistency across all our communication, the University has two approved fonts available for use.

Brand fonts

The two typefaces available for use across printed materials are:

  • Source Sans Pro
  • Noto Serif

Only use the brand fonts if you are printing your document or are certain that the fonts are available on other computers your document will be viewed (eg you are sending a report to external parties to be edited). We recommend using our alternative safe fonts across the Microsoft Office suite.


Safe fonts for Macs and PCs

Replacement for Noto Serif

  • Georgia

Replacement for Source Sans Pro

  • Calibri

Downloading the fonts

Downloading the fonts is simple.

University of Melbourne staff may install the fonts via the Software Centre on their computer as a direct download.

Install Software with Software Centre (PDF)

The fonts are freely available for download from Google.

Using the fonts

Source Sans Pro

Source Sans Pro should be used in the majority of cases, including body copy, for a clean modern look.

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Noto Serif

Noto Serif should be used sparingly in headings.

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Guidelines

Guidelines are available to assist you use the brand fonts appropriately that include:

  • Using the appropriate font for your communication
  • General typesetting notes and examples
  • How to use type as a graphic
  • How not to use the fonts

Typography guidelines (PDF)

If you have any questions or queries about using the brand during this transition period, please contact the Brand team.