allcaps
logo

Youth might have skipped class once or twice – but it has learned a lot from the ‘Bauhaus’ genre of the phototypesetting era. The style has been reimagined with dynamic rounded corners and lively proportions, creating an unprecedented energy in bold cuts. Youth is systematic in appearance but not modular in construction. Instead, optically corrected curves create a contemporary balance that improves upon the style of its film-based ancestors. A distinctively high x-height facilitates use in headlines and lead paragraphs, while unexpected turns in drawing give the font a distinct character. As a shout out to Herb Lubalin,¹ David L Burke² and other designers from the phototypesetting/Letraset years of the late 60s and 70s, Youth has multiple stylistic sets, including one featuring lightweight, contrasting diacritics, as well as a wide range of alternative characters (both kinetic and geometric) that give the typeface extra universality for branding and identity projects.

Youth might have been the cool kid in the playground, but was still studious enough to check the bibliotheca in order to mention the name of the ‘haus within its proper context. This genre of typography was inspired by the forms in Herbert Bayer’s Universalschrift (1925). These later interpretations are often associated with the Bauhaus by name, but are in many ways in opposition to Bayer’s radical concept, which was created with only lowercase letters in the name of consistency and efficiency.³

1    ITC Avant Garde Gothic was released in 1970, while the first issue of Avant Garde magazine (1968) featured Herb Lubalin’s famous masthead.
2    Burko Bold was designed by David L Burke in 1967 and released in 1969 by Headliners Phototype in New York. The identity of the designer to first revive this style is contested, with many similar fonts released during the same time period.
3    ‘warum wir alles klein schreiben?’ in bauhaus journal 1, bauhaus dessau, 1926, p 6.

Technical Information:

Design: Jan Novák
Classification: Geometric Sans
Cuts: 12 (6 styles with italics)
Variable font available upon request
Features: 3 stylistic sets
Mastering: Michele Patanè
Cover image: Matěj Martinec
First sketch: 2017
Released: 2022
Latest update: 02/2022

Opentype Features and Language Support
OpenType Features:
aalt
Access All Alternates
calt
Contextual Alternates
case
Case Sensitive Forms
ccmp
Composites
dlig
Discretionary Ligatures
dnom
Denominator
frac
Fractions
liga
Standard Ligatures
locl
Localized Forms
numr
Numerator
ordn
Ordinals
pnum
Proportional Figures
salt
Stylistic Alternates
sinf
Scientific Inferiors
subs
Subscript
sups
Superscript
tnum
Tabular Figures
ss01
BayerOG
ss02
Thin Marks
ss03
Sporty
ss04
Zurich
Supported Languages:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu (Tanzania), Basque, Bemba (Zambia), Bena (Tanzania), Breton, Catalan, Chiga, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Gusii, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba (Kenya), Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luo (Kenya and Tanzania), Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Maltese, Manx, Meru, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu (Tanzania), Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Serbian, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili (macrolanguage), Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Turkish, Upper Sorbian, Uzbek, Volapük, Vunjo, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Zulu

Buy Youth Family

YouthComplete
Thin Italic
Light Italic
Regular Italic
Medium Italic
Bold Italic
Black Italic
540 EUR
1140 EUR
Add to cart
YouthEssential
Light Italic
Regular Italic
Medium Italic
Bold Italic
450 EUR
760 EUR
Add to cart

Single Styles

YouthThin
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthThin Italic
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthLight
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthLight Italic
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthRegular
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthItalic
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthMedium
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthMedium Italic
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthBold
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthBold Italic
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthBlack
95 EUR
Add to cart
YouthBlack Italic
95 EUR
Add to cart
Package discount
0 EUR

Buying guide

We offer the possibility of buying individual styles as well as complete families. The price shown is the cost of our most basic licence. Further licencing options are available during the checkout process.

Character Overview

A
Character name
Unicode Decimal
65
Unicode Hex
41
HTML Entity (Hex)
A
Uppercase
  • 65
    A
  • 66
    B
  • 67
    C
  • 68
    D
  • 69
    E
  • 70
    F
  • 71
    G
  • 72
    H
  • 73
    I
  • 74
    J
  • 75
    K
  • 76
    L
  • 77
    M
  • 78
    N
  • 79
    O
  • 80
    P
  • 81
    Q
  • 82
    R
  • 83
    S
  • 84
    T
  • 85
    U
  • 86
    V
  • 87
    W
  • 88
    X
  • 89
    Y
  • 90
    Z
Lowercase
  • 97
    a
  • 98
    b
  • 99
    c
  • 100
    d
  • 101
    e
  • 102
    f
  • 103
    g
  • 104
    h
  • 105
    i
  • 106
    j
  • 107
    k
  • 108
    l
  • 109
    m
  • 110
    n
  • 111
    o
  • 112
    p
  • 113
    q
  • 114
    r
  • 115
    s
  • 116
    t
  • 117
    u
  • 118
    v
  • 119
    w
  • 120
    x
  • 121
    y
  • 122
    z
Uppercase Accents
  • 193
    Á
  • 258
    Ă
  • 194
    Â
  • 196
    Ä
  • 192
    À
  • 256
    Ā
  • 260
    Ą
  • 197
    Å
  • 195
    Ã
  • 198
    Æ
  • 262
    Ć
  • 268
    Č
  • 199
    Ç
  • 264
    Ĉ
  • 266
    Ċ
  • 208
    Ð
  • 270
    Ď
  • 272
    Đ
  • 201
    É
  • 276
    Ĕ
  • 282
    Ě
  • 202
    Ê
  • 203
    Ë
  • 278
    Ė
  • 200
    È
  • 274
    Ē
  • 280
    Ę
  • 7868
  • 286
    Ğ
  • 284
    Ĝ
  • 290
    Ģ
  • 288
    Ġ
  • 294
    Ħ
  • 292
    Ĥ
  • 7716
  • 306
    IJ
  • 205
    Í
  • 206
    Î
  • 207
    Ï
  • 304
    İ
  • 204
    Ì
  • 298
    Ī
  • 302
    Į
  • 296
    Ĩ
  • 308
    Ĵ
  • 310
    Ķ
  • 313
    Ĺ
  • 317
    Ľ
  • 315
    Ļ
  • 7734
  • 321
    Ł
  • 323
    Ń
  • 327
    Ň
  • 325
    Ņ
  • 330
    Ŋ
  • 209
    Ñ
  • 211
    Ó
  • 334
    Ŏ
  • 212
    Ô
  • 214
    Ö
  • 210
    Ò
  • 336
    Ő
  • 332
    Ō
  • 216
    Ø
  • 213
    Õ
  • 338
    Œ
  • 222
    Þ
  • 340
    Ŕ
  • 344
    Ř
  • 346
    Ś
  • 352
    Š
  • 350
    Ş
  • 348
    Ŝ
  • 536
    Ș
  • 7838
  • 358
    Ŧ
  • 356
    Ť
  • 354
    Ţ
  • 538
    Ț
  • 218
    Ú
  • 364
    Ŭ
  • 219
    Û
  • 220
    Ü
  • 217
    Ù
  • 368
    Ű
  • 362
    Ū
  • 370
    Ų
  • 366
    Ů
  • 360
    Ũ
  • 7810
  • 372
    Ŵ
  • 7812
  • 7808
  • 221
    Ý
  • 374
    Ŷ
  • 376
    Ÿ
  • 7922
  • 377
    Ź
  • 381
    Ž
  • 379
    Ż
Lowercase Accents
  • 225
    á
  • 259
    ă
  • 226
    â
  • 228
    ä
  • 224
    à
  • 257
    ā
  • 261
    ą
  • 229
    å
  • 227
    ã
  • 230
    æ
  • 263
    ć
  • 269
    č
  • 231
    ç
  • 265
    ĉ
  • 267
    ċ
  • 240
    ð
  • 271
    ď
  • 273
    đ
  • 233
    é
  • 277
    ĕ
  • 283
    ě
  • 234
    ê
  • 235
    ë
  • 279
    ė
  • 232
    è
  • 275
    ē
  • 281
    ę
  • 7869
  • 287
    ğ
  • 285
    ĝ
  • 291
    ģ
  • 289
    ġ
  • 295
    ħ
  • 293
    ĥ
  • 7717
  • 305
    ı
  • 237
    í
  • 238
    î
  • 239
    ï
  • 236
    ì
  • 307
    ij
  • 299
    ī
  • 303
    į
  • 297
    ĩ
  • 309
    ĵ
  • 311
    ķ
  • 312
    ĸ
  • 314
    ĺ
  • 318
    ľ
  • 316
    ļ
  • 7735
  • 322
    ł
  • 324
    ń
  • 329
    ʼn
  • 328
    ň
  • 326
    ņ
  • 331
    ŋ
  • 241
    ñ
  • 243
    ó
  • 335
    ŏ
  • 244
    ô
  • 246
    ö
  • 242
    ò
  • 337
    ő
  • 333
    ō
  • 248
    ø
  • 245
    õ
  • 339
    œ
  • 254
    þ
  • 341
    ŕ
  • 345
    ř
  • 347
    ś
  • 353
    š
  • 351
    ş
  • 349
    ŝ
  • 537
    ș
  • 223
    ß
  • 359
    ŧ
  • 357
    ť
  • 355
    ţ
  • 539
    ț
  • 250
    ú
  • 365
    ŭ
  • 251
    û
  • 252
    ü
  • 249
    ù
  • 369
    ű
  • 363
    ū
  • 371
    ų
  • 367
    ů
  • 361
    ũ
  • 7811
  • 373
    ŵ
  • 7813
  • 7809
  • 253
    ý
  • 375
    ŷ
  • 255
    ÿ
  • 7923
  • 378
    ź
  • 382
    ž
  • 380
    ż
Numerals
  • 48
    0
  • 49
    1
  • 50
    2
  • 51
    3
  • 52
    4
  • 53
    5
  • 54
    6
  • 55
    7
  • 56
    8
  • 57
    9
Dingbat Numerals
  • 9450
  • 9312
  • 9313
  • 9314
  • 9315
  • 9316
  • 9317
  • 9318
  • 9319
  • 9320
  • 9471
  • 10102
  • 10103
  • 10104
  • 10105
  • 10106
  • 10107
  • 10108
  • 10109
  • 10110
Currency & Math
  • 8383
  • 162
    ¢
  • 164
    ¤
  • 36
    $
  • 8364
  • 8356
  • 8378
  • 163
    £
  • 165
    ¥
  • 8901
  • 43
    +
  • 8722
  • 215
    ×
  • 247
    ÷
  • 61
    =
  • 8800
  • 62
    >
  • 60
    <
  • 8805
  • 8804
  • 177
    ±
  • 8776
  • 126
    ~
  • 172
    ¬
  • 94
    ^
  • 8734
  • 8709
  • 8747
  • 960
    π
  • 8710
  • 8486
  • 181
    µ
  • 8719
  • 8721
  • 8730
  • 8706
  • 37
    %
  • 8240
Superscript
  • 8304
  • 185
    ¹
  • 178
    ²
  • 179
    ³
  • 8308
  • 8309
  • 8310
  • 8311
  • 8312
  • 8313
Subscript
  • 8320
  • 8321
  • 8322
  • 8323
  • 8324
  • 8325
  • 8326
  • 8327
  • 8328
  • 8329
Ordinals
  • 170
    ª
  • 186
    º
Ligatures
  • 64257
  • 64258
Punctuation & Symbols
  • 46
    .
  • 44
    ,
  • 58
    :
  • 59
    ;
  • 8230
  • 33
    !
  • 161
    ¡
  • 63
    ?
  • 191
    ¿
  • 183
    ·
  • 8226
  • 35
    #
  • 47
    /
  • 92
    \
  • 40
    (
  • 41
    )
  • 123
    {
  • 125
    }
  • 91
    [
  • 93
    ]
  • 45
    -
  • 8211
  • 8212
  • 95
    _
  • 8218
  • 8222
  • 8220
  • 8221
  • 8216
  • 8217
  • 8249
  • 8250
  • 34
    "
  • 39
    '
  • 9679
  • 9675
  • 9674
  • 9632
  • 9633
  • 64
    @
  • 38
    &
  • 182
  • 167
    §
  • 169
    ©
  • 174
    ®
  • 8471
  • 8482
  • 176
    °
  • 8242
  • 8243
  • 124
    |
  • 166
    ¦
  • 8224
  • 8225
  • 65533
Fraction
  • 189
    ½
  • 8585
  • 8531
  • 8532
  • 188
    ¼
  • 190
    ¾
  • 8533
  • 8534
  • 8535
  • 8536
  • 8537
  • 8538
  • 8528
  • 8539
  • 8540
  • 8541
  • 8542
  • 8529
  • 8530
Arrows
  • 8593
  • 8599
  • 8594
  • 8600
  • 8595
  • 8601
  • 8592
  • 8598
  • 8596
  • 8597