This year it looks like there are being more free fonts published than ever. Not all of these new free fonts are regular high-quality free fonts, but in this article we’ll take a closer look at some free high-quality typefaces that are.
I know that every designer needs new fonts once in a while, whether for web or print, and you can find a lot of great high-quality typefaces out there for free. This collection of brand new free fonts can help your designs to be fresh and original, and also these fonts are designed to be well suited for web or print, in particular headlines, logo and flyer design.
We have featured many font styles/families in the past, but today you’ll see even better compilation of fonts which are available for free and are interesting enough to take a closer look at. I hope you’ll enjoy my little compilation ..
Sheep Sans is a sans-serif font created by authimie, Alvaro Oveelha from Brazil. Font comes in a regular and a bold weight.
Designer: Alvaro Oveelha
A slab serif typeface with uniformity. With every character resembling a rectangular shape, the spaces between each letter are very definite and consistent. There are 2 types of files, True Type and Open Type files.
Designer: Niel Fletcher
Sweet Sans is a beautiful thin and geometric sans typeface and is designed by MVB Fonts, a type foundry founded by Mark van Bronkhorst in San Francisco in 1991, now located on the opposite side of the bay in Albany, California. Sweet Sans comes in 2 styles Thin and Thin Small Caps, beautiful for big(ger) headlines ..
Designer: Mark van Bronkhorst
Fabrica is a deceptively simple sans serif typeface optimized for screen display on handheld devices. With its optimal quality and legibility, Fabrica proves to be highly efficient for small screens. Its details are drawn from the more systematic constructed Neo-Grotesques, giving it a neutral tone of voice. Above all, Fabrica’s beauty is found in its functionality.
Designer: Alvin Kwan
Weston Slab Serif
Weston is a new rounded slab-serif font designed by Pavel Pavlov for FontFabric. The main purpose is to provide designers with font, suitable for modification in logos and headlines. Combined wisely, Weston will spice up your design adding the “not-your-usual-font-choice” effect.
Inspired by the evergreen Grover & Rockwell, this font would love to find his place in your library.
Designer: Pavel Pavlov
Collator is a typeface designed to achieve greater harmony between Chinese characters and Latin letterforms when set together. Drawing inspiration from the two traditions of type design, Collator aims to be a contemporary, balanced expression of both Western and Asian cultures.
Designer: Vince Lo
Sansus Webissimo web font is ideal for website designers and bloggers. Designed by Sergiy Tkachenko from Kremenchuk, Ukraine. If you like it, check out his portfolio on behance for more free fonts.
Designer: Sergiy Tkachenko
Banda is a semi-serif typeface characterized by a tall x-height and rounded semi-serifs. Although it was first designed as a display typeface Banda quickly evolved into more complex type consisting of 7 weights plus italic. This font is created by typedepot. Free version has only one weight, regular.
An elegant and simplistic sans serif typeface with a traditional feel. An elegant typeface that’s not just a novelty but something that can be used on a wide range of media.
Designer: Niel Fletcher
Marvelous new script typeface designed by Pablo Impallari. Dancing Script is a lively casual script where the letters bounce and change size slightly. Caps are big, and go below the baseline.
Designer: Pablo Impallari
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Some free fonts though are really amazing and with a professional look, my Personal Best for this Year you can see above. Very curious what your favorite free typeface is for 2011? You can let me know by filling in a comment, thanks.