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.. And 10 more Free and Fresh High-Quality Fonts (2011)

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Being a typeface lover myself, I love to search the different websites of typefoundries, or clicking tweets that mention fonts, etc. I strongly believe that type can set the mood of every design and can make your message more personal. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into a very attractive piece of  ‘communication’.

Among other things, effective typography manages to achieve three necessary objectives of designing are Look, Appearance and Outcome which helps you to stand out from the crowds. To communicate effectively, typography requires appropriate, readable and high-quality typefaces. This collection of fonts are designed to be well suited for web or print, headlines, logo and flyer design.

So let’s cut the crap and show you some more fresh font goodness:

Mako

Mako is a minimal sans serif designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.

Designed by: Vernon Adams

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Mensch

A condensed uppercase typeface with regular, thin, inline, and bold weights.

Designed by: Morgan Knutson

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Governor (.ttf)

An Art Deco alphabet inspired by the apartment signage of Miami Beach.

Designed by: Riley Cran

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Muli (.ttf)

Laid-back, slightly slanted, functional sans serif. Supernormal. Named after the favourite Swiss Tractor of the Designer.

Designed by: Vernon Adams

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Font Foglihten

Geo­met­ri­cal, serif font Fam­ily: Reg­u­lar and Petite­Caps. Fogli­hten Reg­u­lar have Open­Type fea­tures: Stan­dard Lig­a­tures, Con­tex­tual Alter­nates, Small Cap­i­tals, Discre­tionary Lig­a­tures, Case Sen­si­tive Forms, Old­style Num­bers, Frac­tions, alter­nate Glyphs “K”, “R” as Styl­is­tic Set 01 and alter­nate Glyphs “Ä”, “Ö”, “Ü” as Styl­is­tic Set 02.

Designed by: glukfonts

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Quaver Sans/Serif

Two fonts with a complimentary feel. One serif. One sans serif. Both contain the full character set plus ligatures. 400+ glyphs in total.

Designed by: tippletype

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Pigeon

The typeface follows the humanist model of Ludovico Arrighi’s italic type from Renaissance Italy, but its calligraphic details have been simplified to create a friendly voice. Pigeon also incorporates some of the “sparkle” that gives drama to the Dutch Baroque types of Johannes Fleischmann, referencing the nobility of letter-writing.

Designed by: Dai Foldes

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AleksandraC

Inspiration for the creation of this font came from Aleksandra Henrikh. For this headset developed two typefaces — an old and new style. The old style is based on the typography of Peter I (Russian Czar). The second on modern typography, adopted by the Bolsheviks. The headset has a mixed style, because of this, she looks more beautiful and unusual from the rest.

Designed by: Aleksander Shevchuk

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Logisoso

Logisoso is an ongoing type design project. Logisoso is a reinterpretation of the Delhaize logo lettering. It was used to identify different buildings. Created during a signage project for a logistics center, where it was used to identify different buildings, the font was later completed with Inkscape and generated with FontForge. The download package contains the source files for you to improve and optimize the font.

Designed by: OSP-foundry

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Lekton

Lekton is a great looking mono-spaced sans-serif as an alternative to Courier and free to download in three weights of regular, italic and bold. Lekton is a nice face inspired by olivetti typewriters created at Isia Urbino (Institute for Industrial Arts in Italy) in eight hour. Lekton is an open-source project, with no copyright or trademark qualification in order to permit the free use of the typeface, that can be modified as well as redesigned.

Note: Lekton is submitted to fontsquirrel on 22th December 2010, officially the only font from 2010, but because it’s by far one of the best monospaced typefaces in this last year or so, is the only reason why I have included this font.

Designed by: Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino

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If you can’te get enough of these high-quality free and fresh fonts, you maybe like to know I have published 2 earlier articles with the best fonts from 2011:  and  ..

 

Author: Jan Rajtoral

Jan Rajtoral AKA Gonzo the Great is the Founder of and Designer at gonzodesign, providing design services across the full spectrum of Brand Identity, Graphic Design, Print and Advertising Design & Website Design.

21 comments

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  1. Hi there, I found your blog by the use of Google whilst looking for a comparable topic, your site came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  2. Thanks for sharing these creative fonts, these fonts are so nice!!

    • Hi Sam,

      thanks for your comment, glad you liked my little font collection! Stay tuned, more free high-quality fonts to expect in the near future!

      Cheers & Ciao ..

  3. Awesome survey, I like your site.

  4. Very cool fonts chosen. Super that there is no fonts that appear in the articles of other bloggers. I like all the fonts. Thank you for the leads on it.

    • Hi Stay,

      thanks for your comment, you just made my day ;-P I tend NOT to copy other articles but to make a personal choice based on e.g. readability, kerning, usability for commercial and personal use, etc., etc.

      Thanks for your visit and comment, and maybe my other font collections will make you ‘happy’ too? Enjoy your weekend, Cheers & Ciao ..

  5. Fonts are totally unique and fresh… Surely i will use these fonts…. Thanks for sharing this fresh collection :)

    • Hi Nora,

      Haha, glad to read you’ll be using these fonts .. I personally like these high-quality fonts because you can use them in your commercial or personal work. Readability always is a big issue for me when using free fonts.

      Have a great Friday, thanks for your comment. Cheers & Ciao ..

  6. Good collection … loved Aleksandra.

    • Hi Dinesh,

      Thanks, much appreciated! Yeah, Aleksandra has a nice ‘personality’, it’s a typeface with character! I’d be lying if it wasn’t one of my favorite free fonts from 2011, haha! Please, you should see the other 2 articles with free and fresh fonts from 2011, .. just saying ;-P

      Enjoy your day, Cheers & Ciao ..

  7. Thank you for allowing us access to these fonts, great little collection that will come in very handy.

    • Hi Sanjay,

      Glad you liked my little collection, make sure you check the ‘Related Posts’ section, .. there are more high-qualilty fonts for your font folder ;-P
      Have a great day, Cheers & Ciao ..

  8. A great collection of fonts, Thank you for sharing

  9. It isn’t often that I actually *like* a majority, if any, of the fonts on blog posts like these, but this is fantastic. Thanks for the share!

    • Hi Paul,

      thanks, appreciate it! I really try to publish readable, high-quality typefaces .. typefaces you can actually use for commercial print and web designs! Not the arty-farty, not-at-all-kerned, blurry fonts with 7 characters (sorry for the rant ;-p)!

      If you like this collection, I hope you like some earlier posts here on the gonzoblog with free fonts. Enjoy your day and thanks for your visit! Cheers & Ciao ..