Ohio University will begin using two new fonts at the start of the new year.

The fonts EB Garamond and Barlow will officially replace Galliard and Frutiger beginning Jan. 1, 2019, according to an OU news release.

The new fonts are open source, which means they are accessible to anyone. After Nov. 1, users will be able to download the font packages from the University Communications and Marketing website.

OU’s usage of Zilla Slab will continue since it is already an open source font, Dan Pittman, an OU Spokesman, said in an email. 

Converting to these new fonts is anticipated to save OU approximately $60,000 over the next three years and will also allow access to the different colleges and other departments to further the OU brand, according to the release.

Those who use Galliard or Frutiger after the start of the new year will be “financially responsible”, according to the release. Any designs, logos or other material printed or created before Dec. 31 will not be affected.

Rachel Cornish, the director of external relations for the College of Fine Arts, thinks the font change is a good idea.

“I think the font change will be great for the consistency of the university and college brand,” she said in an email. 

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