[Monotype LETS] Started providing "Shorai™ Sans" including variable fonts

Service Related

"Shorai Sans" will be available from April 19, 2022 (Tuesday) on the annual flat-rate font service "Monotype LETS".

Monotype LETS members under contract for <New LETS> can use the fonts immediately by simply activating the fonts.


Design inspired by the sculptural elements of Avenir® Next

Shorai Sans is a Japanese sans serif typeface designed by incorporating the formative elements of Monotype's European font Avenir Next. Adopted Avenir Next for attached European text. The size and baseline position have been adjusted to match the Japanese text, allowing Shorai Sans alone to achieve well-balanced Japanese-European mixed planting.

Adopted Avenir Next for European text. The character size and baseline position have been adjusted according to Japanese text.

Even lines that are geometric and yet feel the warmth of handwriting

Shorai Sans features uniform and simple lines. Arrange the lines as much as possible and simplify the skeleton as much as possible. We aimed for a clean, easy-to-read format. In addition, while being geometric, you can also feel the warmth of handwriting.

Comparison of Shorai Sans (top) and Tazugane Gothic (bottom).
Shorai Sans has a geometric impression, but it does not feel cold with subtle curves.

10 weights from ultra-Heavy to ultra-thin with Weight exceeding the limit

There are 10 types of weights, ranging from ultra-Heavy to ultra-thin. With the thickest weight, Heavy boldly organizes complex contours to Weight to match the Avenir Next Heavy.

10 weights from Ultra Light to Heavy.

It is also possible to adjust the Weight between weights

By using variable fonts * in addition to normal single weights, it is possible to adjust the Weight between weights and express characters that move on the screen, such as websites and Video.

*A font that allows you to freely adjust the Weight and width of characters in a single font file.

Shorai Sans Variable

Provided typeface

Shorai Sans StdN Black
Shorai Sans StdN Bold
Shorai Sans StdN Demi
Shorai Sans StdN ExtraBold
Shorai Sans StdN Heavy
Shorai Sans StdN Light
Shorai Sans StdN Medium
Shorai Sans StdN
Shorai Sans StdN Thin
Shorai Sans StdN UltraLight
Shorai Sans StdN Var
* Only TrueType fonts are provided for variable fonts.

Avenir is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in other countries/territories. Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc., registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in other countries/territories. Shorai is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain countries and regions. Tazugane is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in Japan and may be registered in other countries and regions.