Last Updated on October 9, 2023
Coinbase Global, Inc., recently branded as Coinbase, is an American company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange platform. The firm was established on June 2012, in San Francisco, California, by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam.
Like most cryptocurrency platforms, Coinbase operates as a distributed company. In other words, all its employees work from remote locations. And while the firm maintains a physical address at 2169 Folsom St APT M101, San Francisco, CA 94110, United States., it doesn’t have real physical headquarters.
Here are fun facts about Coinbase’s font.
Coinbase recently undertook several upgrades on various elements of its brand identity, including its logo font. The company’s current logotype is based on a typeface known as Coinbase Sans.
Coinbase Sans was designed by Moniker for use across all applications, including headlines and text displays. The font comes in clean letterforms that make it readable on various applications and display screens.
Many custom fonts tend to feature only a single style and weight. However, Coinbase Sans is a welcome exception to that rule. The typeface comprises a whopping 36 different styles, which makes it suitable for use on different displays. There are styles primarily designed for optical versions and others for display formats. You’ll also find tons of styles that suit text, as well as micro and mono displays.
In addition to its diverse styles and weights, Coinbase Sans also includes 29,000 glyphs. Plus, the typeface supports more than 200 Latin languages.
Being one of the most diverse fonts, Coinbase Sans offers a wide range of applications. You can use the font on your company’s official emblem or in designing business cards. Coinbase Sans would also look splendid on road and store signage, movie and book covers, apparel and homeware branding, to mention a few.
More About Coinbase Sans Designer
Moniker is a San Francisco-based design and branding studio that also offers packaging and motion services. The company is headed by Brent Couchman.
Coinbase initially hired Moniker to help the cryptocurrency platform rebrand its logo. But since a font is an inseparable part of a company’s visual identity, it’s understandable why Moniker ended up rebranding Coinbase logotype’s font as well.
Moniker experimented with hundreds of concepts before adopting the final Coinbase logo. The design studio then sampled tons of custom fonts to settle on Coinbase Sans, which it thought would help amplify the new logo’s elements.
You can contact Moniker on their cell phone number @ +1 415-741-7006 and book an appointment or discuss your graphic design requirements.
Where to Download Coinbase Sans
Coinbase Sans is a relatively new font. That explains why the typeface is yet to show up in many online font repositories. As with any proprietary font, Coinbase Sans is only free for personal use. Do not use the typeface for commercial purposes unless with express permission from Coinbase or other authorized websites.
For something similar, there are those who recommend FF Daxline® by FontFont as an alternative (although we think there’s a stark difference). We would suggest Public Sans from Google Fonts as it’s FREE and looks a lot like the app’s logo. Choose the Medium 500 style for a convincing look.