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What is the Makiritare font?

Makiritare is a display font for headlines that originates from a research work on pure geometry of great simplicity from a Venezuelan ethnicity artisanal form from men called Makiritare or Yecuana. These rivers sailors and architects of the jungle live in the village of Santa Maria de Erebato on the border with Brazil. Despite having a prodigious symbolism in their art, they didn’t have until recently a font that is tailored to your expression.
It all started with a trip to the Amazon in 1976 with the notion of creating my thesis as a graphic design student. In 1992 I created the first letterform that was evolving to a more elaborate version being presented and selected at the International Typography Biennial Letras Latinas in 2006. More…
Today JMTF presents Makiritare with a more complete and mature family of three weights, alternative characters, small caps, ordinals and ligatures. Makiritare fits any application that have an innovative and modernist purposes. Recommended for titles or short phrases, with striking large-scale use.

Makiritare Font families

The Makiritare includes the following font families:

  • Makiritare Light
  • Makiritare Medium
  • Makiritare

Makiritare Preview

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

You're probably thinking - Is Makiritare available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Makiritare 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 Makiritare, 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 Makiritare 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 Makiritare is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Makiritare and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Makiritare. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Makiritare for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Makiritare 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 Makiritare remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Makiritare 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. :)