Trending type: cool free font roundup


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 — voted one of the best typefaces of the decade in the Letter.2 competition 

Otama e.p. — a fashionable modern Didone 

Weston — a rounded slab serif made for logos and headlines

Bobber — a slab serif that evokes an early 20th century style

Museo Slab 500 — subtle, elegant. This typeface is here to stay.

Bree Serif — a charming “upright italic”

Banda — those rounded nubs make this a “semi serif”; some modifications and it is perfect for logos

Sans Serifs

Hattori Hanzo — a supremely readable typeface made for infographics 

Code — great for pretty much everything

Circula — tall and rounded

Novocento — a wonderfully balanced uppercase font based on 19th – 20th century European type styles

Exo font family — a contemporary geometric font, and the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign!

Egypt22 — an experimental font that is both geometric and symbolic. We love this one. 

Cassandre — a typeface based on its namesake’s iconic Art Deco posters. 

Ostrich Sans — a sans serif with a very long neck

Lato — meaning “summer” in Polish, this sans serif is transparent at small sizes, but becomes distinctive when enlarged

Static — monospaced and geometric

Bebas Neue — this simple sans serif is definitely a keeper. 

Seen any other cool free fonts lately? Please share.

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