The versatility of our typefaces allows for creativity and expression, as well as consistency across a variety of audiences.
Print: FF Real
Northeastern’s primary print typeface is FF Real. The family includes two versions: Head for large sizes and Text for smaller sizes. FF Real is an all-purpose typeface.
Ordering Policies and Restrictions
Licenses are available for FF Real only. To order licenses, you must be a full-time employee of Northeastern University, and purchase the license through Reprographics. Typefaces are $6 per license and you may obtain up to five licenses. FF Real typeface licenses may only be used for the production of university print publications. Employees do not need licensed fonts for ordinary communications such as business letters or memos.
Typefaces are designed to work on both Macs and PCs. Each typeface can be loaded onto a single computer. Loading a typeface onto multiple computers is a violation of the university’s vendor agreement.
You may purchase FF Real through Reprographics for a freelance designer or external print production vendor for university projects only. Freelancers and vendors must abide by the licensing restrictions and may not use the fonts for non-Northeastern projects.
Northeastern’s primary digital display typeface is Lato.
Download Lato free here.
Alternate Display Faces
Use one of these optional display typefaces for large headings when you want to convey a specific tone: bold, creative, serious, whimsical. These options are to allow for more brand expression.
Purchase and download the alternate display typefaces below.