Binario is a simple and friendly font with three weights and matching italics (obliques). It is an excellent choice for giving a clean, unique, and modern look to headlines or body text. Use it for branding, menus, posters, magazines, and screen-based design.

All three font weights are versatile and easy to read at any size. It is simple to create organized content and typographic textures with good contrast because each weight is distinct. The light weight is an excellent body text with generous interior space. The regular weight is a confident body or heading text. The bold weight is superb for impactful headlines. The glyphs are made with tightly rounded forms. This makes reading easy on screens or prints that are low resolution.

Binario supports all Western European languages and comes with 265 glyphs. It offers OpenType features, such as standard ligatures (fl and fi) and a discretionary ligature for LL (useful for Italian and Spanish). Several symbols are also included; train, pointing finger, arrow right, flowers, plus in circle, minus in circle, right-facing arrow head in circle, and a sound recording copyright.

Looking closely at the letters you will see many characteristics that make this font unique. For example, it has a simple one-story a, the tail of the Q is a flat horizontal stroke, the J has a stroke at the top of the stem to prevent irregular letterspacing, the ΓΈ has a hollow interior, and the r has a horizontal top hook (ear).

The geometric and modular characteristics of Binario subtly reference the Art Deco and early modernist periods. Designers with an intention to reference these eras will have an easy time with Binario. However, it will also not overpower content. Designers who need a versatile font will find it works well for many different types of communication needs.

Binario was designed in Siena, Italy taking some inspiration from train stations and shop signage. The name Binario means train platform in Italian. Other aspects that informed the design of this font are modularity and efficiency. The interior rounded forms of the letters (counterforms) are based on shape of the Roman arch.

Binario has a sibling, Binario Soft. This version has gently rounded stroke ends, which make a softer impression on the page.

Binario is available for purchase from

Tarallo Design (desktop only)
Font Bros
I Love Typography