Mati

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What is the Mati font?

Father’s Day, or June 17 of this year, is in the middle of Argentinian winter. And like people do on wintery Sunday mornings, I was bundled up in bed with too many covers, pillows and comforters. Feeling good and not thinking about anything in particular, Father’s Day was nowhere in the vicinity of my mind. My eleven year old son, Matías, came into the room with a handmade present for me. Up to this point, my Father’s Day gift history was nothing unusual. Books, socks, hand-painted wooden spoons, the kind of thing any father would expect from his pre-teen son. So you can understand when I say I was bracing myself to fake excitement at my son’s present. More…
But this Father’s Day was special. I didn’t have to fake excitement. I was in fact excited beyond my own belief. Matí’s handmade present was a complete alphabet drawn on an A4 paper. Grungy, childish, and sweeter than a ton of honey. He’d spent days making it, three-dimensioning the letters, wiggle-shadowing them. Incredible.
A common annoyance for graphic designers is explaining to people, even those close to them, what they do for a living. You have to somehow make it understandable that you are a visual communicator, not an artist. Part of the problem is the fact that “graphic designer” and “visual communicator” are just not in the dictionary of standard professions out there. If you’re a plumber, you can wrap all the duties of your job with 3.5 words: I’m a plumber. If you’re a graphic designer, no wrapper, 3.5 or 300 words, will ever cover it. I’ve spent many hours throughout the years explaining to my own family and friends what I do for a living, but most of them still come back and ask what it is exactly that I do for dough.
When you’re a type designer, that problem magnifies itself considerably. When someone asks you what you do for a living, you start looking for the nearest exit, but none of the ones you can find is any good. All the one-line descriptions are vague, and every single one of them queues a long, one-sided conversation that usually ends with someone getting too drunk listening, or too tired of talking.
Now imagine being a type designer, with a curious eleven year old son. The kid is curious as to why daddy keeps writing huge letters on the computer screen. Let’s go play some ball, dad. As soon as I finish working, son. He looks over my shoulder and sees a big twirly H on the screen. To him it looks like a game, like I’m not working. And I have to explain it to him again.
This Father’s Day, my son gave me the one present that tells me he finally understands what I do for a living. Perhaps he is even comfortable with it, or curious enough about that he wants to try it out himself. Either way, it was the happiest Father’s Day I’ve ever had, and I’m prouder of my son than of everything else I’ve done in my life.
This is Matí’s font. I hope you find it useful.

Mati Font families

The Mati includes the following font families:

  • Mati

Mati Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Mati and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)