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Europa is a relatively new typeface that has grown rapidly in popularity. If you're looking for fonts similar to Europa, you're in the right place.

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Try Brooklyn if you're looking for a good Europa font alternative.

In this article, we'll look at the history and characteristics of the Europa font family, and then we'll go through 15 great fonts from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver that share some of those characteristics.

Europa Font History

Europa was designed in 2011 by Fabian Leuenberger for Swiss design studio EuropaType. Its name refers to the two classic European typefaces that inspired it: Futura and Gill Sans.

In the decade since its launch, Europa has become a popular choice for its simplicity, legibility, and visual harmony. Its inclusion in the Adobe Fonts library has made it easily accessible to designers who have used it widely in both web and print design projects.

Europa Typeface Characteristics

Europa is a clean, modern sans serif that retains elements of classic Swiss Design but also charts its own course. Its two main influences are clear to see, as it combines the geometrical precision of Futura with the humanistic touches of Gill Sans.

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The Europa font in use in the Beton 13 book by Landolt Pfister, showcased on the EuropaType website

The x-height is two-thirds of the capital height, leading to economical tracking and great legibility, while the slightly narrowed letters create visual harmony. There are three weights to choose from—regular, bold, and light—each with an italic version. Learn more about the visual characteristics of Europa on the EuropaType website, or read on to explore those characteristics by looking at other fonts like Europa.

Common Uses for the Europa Typeface

Because Europa is so clean and legible, it's perfect to use for both body text and headlines. For that reason, you'll often see Europa used for an entire design, as on the website of British photographer Martin Parr's foundation:

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The Martin Parr Foundation website uses the Europa font family

British design agency Studio Thomas also used Europa to design a range of signage, posters, and brochures for the foundation. Explore their website to see some great examples of Europa in use.

But, of course, Europa is not confined to the art world. You'll see its elegant simplicity in effect on all sorts of websites and print projects across a variety of different industries.

15 Fonts Similar to Europa

We've covered the history and characteristics of the Europa font family and seen some examples of how it's used. Now, let's look at a curated selection of Europa font alternatives from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.

Monolith Sans Family (OTF)

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Like the Europa font family, Monolith is carefully designed for high legibility and clarity. It comes with a light and regular version and full multilingual capabilities. This is a great, versatile font to add to your library.

Treyton Sans Serif Font Family (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Treyton is a complete sans serif font family comprising seven different weights, giving you extra flexibility for creating visual hierarchy in your designs. Use it for classy stationery, minimalist web design, and more.

Focus Grotesk Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF, TTF, EOT, SVG, WOFF)

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Focus Grotesk is a great Europa font alternative if you want to emphasise the geometric more than the humanistic influence. The typeface comes with five weights, plus italic versions, making a total of ten different fonts in all. How would you use it?

Legacy Typeface (OTF, TTF)

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On the other hand, Legacy has less of the geometric precision and more personality. Use it for high-impact posters, headlines, apparel designs, and more.

Einer Grotesk Modern Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF, TTF, WOFF, SVG, EOT)

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If you want a great Europa font alternative with lots of flexibility, try Einer Grotesk. It comes in eight different weights (plus italic versions), with 293 glyphs, powerful OpenType features, and extended language support. Download it and explore all the possibilities.

Geoma Sans Modern Font (OTF)

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Fonts like Europa are often clean, modern, and geometric, and that's a good description for Geoma Sans. Try combining the regular and bold versions to emphasise different aspects of your design.

Mriya Grotesk Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF, TTF, WOFF, SVG, EOT)

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If you like the geometric precision of Europa, you'll love Mriya Grotesk. It puts clarity and legibility first, making it ideal for signage, branding, and more. Experiment with the four different weights to see what you can create.

Tyros Pro Geometric Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF, EOT, SVG, TTF, WOFF)

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Tyros Pro is 15 different fonts in one package. You get six different weights, six different italic versions, and three different outline versions. That makes it easy to use this one Europa font alternative for a whole design system.

Brooklyn Geometric Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF, TTF EOT, SVG, WOFF)

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Although the name takes us to the other side of the Atlantic, Brooklyn has a lot in common with Europa. They're both modern sans serif typefaces inspired by minimalism and classic geometric fonts. Use Brooklyn for logos, branding, and web design projects.

Albori Sans-Serif (WOFF)

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Albori is a little more curvy and rounded than Europa, but sometimes it's good to have some space from the original when looking for fonts like Europa. This contemporary OpenType font family is great for both display text and body text, and it supports both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.

Echo Grotesk (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Or here's another geometric grotesque typeface. This one comes in two weights, with web fonts also included. Try it out on your next website or user interface design.

Pulse: A Modern Sans-Serif Typeface (OTF)

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Designers need to keep their fingers on the pulse, and this minimalist sans serif font is a great way to do that. It has a larger x-height than Europa, with the lowercase letters reaching almost as high as the capitals, making a great Europa font alternative with some individual personality.

AS Grammatika (OTF)

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AS Grammatika has a little more Helvetica influence than Europa, but it merits inclusion on this list of fonts like Europa thanks to its clean geometric design and high levels of clarity and legibility. It comes in OpenType format, with five different weights to choose from.

Celesta Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Celesta is a clean, minimalist sans serif with regular, medium, semibold, bold, and extra bold weights, each with an oblique version too. See how it would look in real life by clicking through to view the wide selection of preview images showing Celesta in use both as a display font and for body text.

Geometrica Sans Type Family (TTF, OTF)

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Every letter in Geometrica Sans was designed using basic geometric shapes, resulting in a sharp, clean geometric typeface. It comes in six different weights and supports multiple languages and alphabets.

How to Pair Fonts

Looking for fonts that pair well together? This section on how to pair fonts offers some suggestions.

  • Fonts have personalities. Some are playful, while others are serious, stylish, causal, outrageous, etc. Your choice of fonts should complement each other and your project's style and purpose.  
  • When pairing fonts, avoid combinations that are too similar—instead, aim for contrast in weight, size, style, colour, etc. Think chunky and thin, decorative and simple, or heavy and light. 
  • If the font of your choice offers a large font family with a range of weights and styles, it's a great idea to use these fonts together because they are made to work well in combination. Just make sure you adhere to the second suggestion and aim for contrast.
  • Serif and sans serif fonts usually work well together—again, just make sure you remember to keep contrasting features in mind when selecting your pairings. 

Now let's take a look at some good font pairings in the following font pairing charts. 

Best Font Pairings for Similar Fonts to Europa

If you're looking for the best font pairings for fonts like Europa and Europa Grotesk, check out these font pairing charts featuring stunning font selections from Envato Elements. 

Albori Sans (WOFF)

Morthern (OTF)

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Albori Sans is a clean and highly legible font that is perfect for all sorts of body text. Morthern is a charming and elaborate display font which contrasts beautifully with the simplicity of Albori Sans. 

Celesta Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

Display Magazine (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Display MagazineDisplay MagazineDisplay Magazine

For modern font pairings, look no further than this combo of the clean and minimalist Celesta and the decorative Display Magazine. These are two fonts that pair well together because they bring contrasting elements to the table. 

Pulse (OTF)

Avango (OTF)

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Good font pairings offer contrast in weight, size, and style, and that's what makes Pulse and Avango a great match. Like so many serif and sans serif font pairings, this combo offers the clean lines of sans serifs and the more stylised lines of serif fonts. Good font pairings like this are ideal when you need both header and body text fonts. 

Mriya Grotesk (OTF, TTF, WOFF, SVG)

Megan Display (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Here are two more fonts that pair well together. Mriya Grotesk offers the clean and understated lines you'd expect from fonts like Europa, and Megan Display offers beautiful, bold, curved characters with the option of choosing ligatures and alternate characters to create your own unique look.

Einer Grotesk (OTF, TTF, WOFF, SVG, EOT)

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Zighead is a wonderfully unique and eye-catching display font that's an excellent choice for header text that needs to stand out. Einer Grotesk is exactly the font you need for body text. It's simple and legible and won't steal the limelight from Zighead.

Focus Grotesk (OTF, TTF, EOT, SVG, WOFF)

Romance (TTF, OTF)

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When you're looking for modern font pairings, Focus Grotesk and Romance are ideal. While Focus Grotesk offers the kind of clarity and legibility found in the Europa font, Romance complements this readability by offering wonderful flourishes to most of its characters, making it an excellent choice when you need an eye-catching display font for header text.

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Serif and sans serif font pairings are a no-brainer. The sans serif Legacy Typeface offers simplicity and legibility, which makes it a great choice for body text, while Rallisa is a stylish serif font that's perfect for header text.

Tyros Pro (OTF, EOT, SVG, TTF, WOFF)

Amora Script (OTF)

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Amora ScriptAmora ScriptAmora Script

One of the wonderful things about this serif and sans serif font pairing is that though they are both quite legible, Tyros Pro is simple and clean, which makes it ideal for body text, while Amora offers 12 different font styles. So you can easily create some stand-out display text for your header and other needs. 

Brooklyn (OTF, TTF EOT, SVG, WOFF)

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Smoothline ScriptSmoothline ScriptSmoothline Script

For modern font pairings, use Brooklyn and Smoothline Script. Brooklyn is cool and clean, while as a calligraphy font, Smoothline is more decorative and dynamic.

Rengok (TTF, OTF)

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Looking for serif and sans serif font pairings you won't be able to resist? Check out the stunning and elegant Rengok, a display font that is designed to catch attention and make your text stand out. It pairs well with the simple and minimal Monolith, which offers legibility and clarity so that the text will be easy to read.

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