Asterisk Sans Pro™

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What is the Asterisk Sans Pro™ font?

The market for humanistic sans serif type families is saturated, so what can a new release add, and what does it take to stand out from the crowd?
Asterisk Sans Pro (named after my favourite glyph to make) aims to be a highly versatile type family; massively useful due to its pan-European language support and bounty of OpenType features which make it the ideal choice for demanding typography. The look is contemporary; details which give the fonts character at large sizes all but disappear when small, making the middle weights suitable for large chunks of text. The family ranges from a hairline ultra light to a pretty weighty black – a must in a new typeface. More…
Asterisk Sans Pro supports Latin, modern Greek and Cyrillic, with localized forms for Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian to boot. This is rare enough, but to have small caps for all these scripts in both upright and italic fonts is a big plus. Your client may not need all this language support right now, but this typeface gives them the option to grow while keeping a consistent look, and at a similar price point to families with a much narrower scope.
The ability to customize Asterisk Sans Pro through the use of Stylistic Sets in OpenType savvy layout programs means you are really in control. Want more italic forms in the uprights? Go for it. A more Roman italic? Easy! The spurless m, n, r and u, accessible through SS13 give a graphic, almost bauhaus feel. The Dutch IJ glyph can be changed to a much cooler thing using SS14, and the family even supports ij-acute.
Other OpenType features include a wealth of numeral styles (tabular and proportional, lining and oldstyle, plus small cap figures, numerators, denominators, subscript and superscript) and automatic fractions. There are also case-sensitive forms for all caps settings, a bunch of useful arrows, and superscript lower case Latin letters. All in, there are well over 1200 glyphs per font, making Asterisk Sans Pro an invaluable tool in your typeface arsenal, great for everything from corporate identities to editorial work, apps to cookbooks.

Asterisk Sans Pro™ Font families

The Asterisk Sans Pro™ includes the following font families:

  • Asterisk Sans Pro Ultra Light
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Ultra Light Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Extra Light
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Extra Light Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Light
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Light Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Regular
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Regular Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Semi Bold
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Semi Bold Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Bold
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Bold Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Extra Bold
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Extra Bold Italic
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Black
  • Asterisk Sans Pro Black Italic

Asterisk Sans Pro™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Asterisk Sans Pro™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

You're probably thinking - Is Asterisk Sans Pro™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Asterisk Sans Pro™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Asterisk Sans Pro™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Asterisk Sans Pro™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Asterisk Sans Pro™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Asterisk Sans Pro™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Asterisk Sans Pro™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Asterisk Sans Pro™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Asterisk Sans Pro™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Asterisk Sans Pro™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Asterisk Sans Pro™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)