Last Updated on December 26, 2023
From couture to streetwear, Balenciaga has made a name for itself as a world-class fashion house. Their designs not only grace the red carpet, but are loved by fashionistas as well as influencers. Despite having a simpler logo today, the brand still stands out.
Find out what makes the Balenciaga font a symbol of cutting-edge fashion.
Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house founded in 1919 by renowned Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. The company was established in San Sebastian, Spain. However, it was later sold to French luxury group Kering and subsequently moved its headquarters to Paris, France.
The fashion house has experienced changing fortunes throughout its 100+ years’ existence. The company closed shop in 1972 due to dwindling sales. But thanks to renewed interest in its exquisite apparel, the fashion giant reopened in 1986, albeit under new ownership.
The brand has become synonymous with avant-garde and unconventional fashion, such as Cristóbal’s sack dress and cocoon coat; Nicolas Ghesquière’s Motorcycle Lariat bag; and Demna Gvasalia’s luxurious rainbow-striped nod to Thailand’s “Sampeng bags.”
Under Gvasalia’s direction, the company (as well as the logo) changed to reflect more modern, bolder principles. From their classic monogram logo in 1917, Balenciaga redesigned its emblem to appear narrower and taller. To attain this look, the font Utah Condensed Bold had to employed.
This typeface is a condensed bold version in a sans-serif font family known as Utah. The font’s designer is largely unknown. Utah contains up to 260 glyphs and 2048 units per EM. The typeface has a maximum advanced width of 2048 and a maximum advance height of 2451.
The fonts also support numerous languages, ranging from English, Spanish, and German to Afrikaans, Galician, Esperanto, to mention but a few.
Where to Download Utah Condensed Bold
There are several websites to download Utah Condensed Bold or any other style and weight in the Utah typeface family. You can find Utah fonts on the My Fonts website. The typeface is also available on wFonts.com, FreeFonts.co, and FontsGeek.com among many online font repositories.
Utah Condensed Bold is mainly available in the TrueType (TTF) file format. However, certain websites also carry the typeface in the OpenType (OTF) format. The font is FREE for use on personal projects. For commercial usage, you’ll need to purchase a license or obtain permission from its designer (who, unfortunately, is largely unknown).