Odibee Sans

A free font, built in one day.



Odibee Sans is a display font, created in a day by London-based designer James Barnard. As a fan of Adam Savage’s One Day Builds, James set out to create his very own 'ODB' and completed the entire character set, numbers and the basic glyphs in 24 hours.


His process is documented here, but since then a second version has been created to refine the design and add extended Latin support. The font is now available under the SIL Open Font License, meaning you can use Odibee Sans today, completely free of charge. Odibee Sans is now available from Google Fonts




James Barnard


James is a London-based freelance designer, available for projects. He has worked for some of the UK’s biggest titles, including Grazia, FHM, Men’s Health, Heat, Empire, Cosmopolitan, Kiss FM, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and more.


His job (for the best part of the decade) has been to design (and in some cases build) creative online content for top brands. He has completed projects for film producers, sports brands, fashion labels, celebrities, gaming companies and electronics manufacturers, producing anything from logos and websites, to email newsletters and digital adverts.


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