It looks like this year there is an abundance of free fonts everywhere, but not all fonts that are published can be used (properly) in your designs. Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of these new and fresh free fonts that are of high-quality.
A month ago I also posted some new and fresh high-quality fonts here on the gonzoblog, but as stated earlier this year it looks like every month more and more fonts are published. In this post, as well in the previous post about fonts, I’ve tried to showcase the fonts that are published in 2011 and that are of high-quality.
Note: most fonts are available for commercial projects, some are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such in their descriptions on the different download pages. Also, please read the licensing agreements carefully before using the fonts; they may change from time to time.
Wisdom Script is the typeface design for Woods of Wisdom, a 50 part poster series on bad advice. Wisdom script is designed to be on a thirty degree incline to get perfectly vertical strokes. This beautiful script is designed by James Edmondson, student at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Designed by: James T. Edmonson
Designed by: Rene Bieder
Artifika is an amiable upright italic for fashionable display titling. Overall features are tender and crisp, descenders short. Settled curves are sculpted with calligraphic elegance, instrokes have a widening as a tribute to it’s broad-nib origin. Nearly horizontal flat serifs support left-to-right direction, making the typeface pleasant for reading on screen (also available as Google Font)
Designed by: Yulya Zhdanova (Cyreal)
Carme, a brand new sans-serif font by Ipanema Gráfica. Carme takes its name from his grandma, which is smart and wise. Just like the designer wanted this font to be. This typeface consists of 206 glyphs with manual metrics and kerning. The bold version is about to be released, so stay tuned.
Designed by: Ipanema Gráfica (Rubén Prol)
Vevey is a dreamy, refined condensed sans serif inspired by a vintage travel poster found in the Swiss Riviera. It only has an uppercase version, there is no lowercase what makes this a great typeface for headlines and posters.
Designed by: Vanessa Lam
Infinity free font was created from the simplicity of lines and curves with round corner and cap. The name comes from guides for creating, they are similar to number 8 and infinity symbol. The font is applicable for any type of graphic design – print, web, motion graphics, etc.
Designed by: Tarin Yuangtrakul
A versatile display font that combines classic proportions with modern styling. The precise letter fit makes it perfect for use across signage, book jackets, packaging, posters and t-shirts. Details include standard character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.
Designed by: Jonathan Hill
Novecento is an uppercase-only font family inspired on european typographic tendencies of the first half of 20th Century. Its name means nine hundred in Italian, but also twentieth century. It looks rational, geometric and blocky. However, it is based on optical — not geometrical — proportions.
This font face is designed to be used for headlines, visual identities or short sentences. Lighter faces provide a more contemporary and design look&feel, while the bolder ones look definitely retro.
Designed by: Jan Tonellato
The Cabin Font is a humanist sans inspired by Edward Johnston’s and Eric Gill’s typefaces, with a touch of modernism. Cabin incorporates modern proportions, optical adjustments, and some elements of the geometric sans. It remains true to its roots, but has its own personality.
Designed by: Pablo Impallari
Ostrich Sans Family (All 6 styles)
Ostrich Sans by Tyler Finck is a versatile new open source font from The League of Movable Type. Great font because of the 6 styles, so you can use it with the biggest of flexibility in your designs: Dashed (thin), Rounded (Medium), Ultra Light, Normal, Bold (race track style double lines) and Black.
Designed by: Tyler Finck
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