Last week, we put our two cents into the eternal “best and worst fonts” debate (recap: Harabara was condemned categorically; the rest were allowed case-by-case tribunals).
But enough of that. We thought we’d follow up with a simple roundup of some beautiful, widely useful fonts that are trending at the moment. Oh, and did we mention they’re all free? Feast your eyes on these and get to work with your own modifications!
Sanchez font family – a slab serif similar to Rockwell, but with rounded edges.
Valentina – “an antique Spanish didone.” How’s that for an ampersand!
Alegreya ht was voted one of the best typefaces of the decade in the Letter.2 competition.
Otama e.p. is a fashionable modern Didone.
Weston is a rounded slab serif perfectly made for logos and headlines.
Bobber is a slab serif that evokes an early 20th century style.
7. Museo Slab
Museo Slab 500 is subtle and elegant. This typeface is here to stay.
8. Bree Serif
Bree Serif is a charming “upright italic”.
Banda rocks those rounded nubs make this a “semi serif”. Try out a few modifications and it is perfect for logos.
1. Hattori Hanzo
Hattori Hanzo is a supremely readable typeface made for infographics.
Code is great for pretty much everything.
Circula is magnificently tall and rounded.
Novocento is a wonderfully balanced uppercase font based on 19th – 20th century European type styles.
Exo font family is a contemporary geometric font, and the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign!
Egypt22 is an experimental font that is both geometric and symbolic. We love this one.
Cassandre is a typeface based on its namesake’s iconic Art Deco posters.
8. Ostrich Sans
Ostrich Sans is a sans serif with a very long neck.
Lato means “summer” in Polish. This sans serif is transparent at small sizes, but becomes distinctive when enlarged.
Static is monospaced and geometric.
11. Bebas Neue
Bebas Neue is this simple sans serif is definitely a keeper.