Type should be approachable and informative without trying to be futuristic or stylish. Like GitHub's interface, it shouldn't stand out and should appear uniform.


Allowable typefaces

The GitHub typefaces in preferred order are as follows. Ping your nearest designer for local copies as needed.

Logos and print

Web type

  • Alliance
  • Native system fonts (San Francisco on macOS, Segoe UI on Windows)
  • Helvetica Neue
  • Helvetica
  • Arial


  • SF Mono
  • Consolas
  • Liberation Mono
  • Courier

Heading scales

Headings are scaled based on their context, responsively sizing themselves for optimum legibility and a cohesive rhythm.

Alliance headings