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13 Free, Fresh and High Quality Fonts (no.1 – 2012)

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The new year has just started and already there are a lot of new, fresh and high quality fonts available. Although the title  insinuates that all fonts included in this post are from 2012, I’m also showing some newly published fonts from the last 2 weeks of December 2011!

These relatively new fonts that have been published in the past 6 – 8 weeks, and are designed to be well suited for web as well for print, in particular for the use in headlines, logo and flyer designs. 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. So let’s cut the crap and show you some fresh font goodness ..

 

Cassannet Font

Font Based on the Style of Lettering Seen on Cassandre Posters. You can download Cassannet for free by just paying with a Tweet

Designed by atipo

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Kaushan Script

Kaushan Script feels like writing quickly with an inked brush. Use it when you want to energize your words! When making digital typefaces, the more you refine the shapes of the letters, the more energy you take away from them. Because of that, Kaushan Script is unrefined – and carries a lot of energy.

And while most script fonts look too small when used at regular sizes on the web, we optimized Kaushan Script to keep it readable when used as small as 16 pixels.

Designed by: Pablo Impallari

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Glegoo – Free Google Web Font

Glegoo, a truly modern slab serif. This Regular style is the first of what will be a large typeface family. It has a precise balance of shapes, counterforms and strokes. Glegoo is slightly condensed, has a large x-height, short ascenders/descenders and large counterforms. These attributes all add up to help reading text, even in very small sizes.

Its careful design and proper choice of weight generate a nice texture in paragraphs of text, but the design is also intended to work well when composing headlines with presence and elegance. Large usage will show off the delicate modulation of strokes that are in this font.

Designed by: Eduardo Tunni

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Ropa Sans Regular

Typeface by the Bulgarien/German graphic and typedesigner Botjo Nikoltchev. He studied graphic design in Potsdam and had taken typedesign clases at Lucas de Groot. He is living and working as a free graphic- and typedesigner in Potsdam and Berlin.

Designed by Botjo Nikoltchev

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Poly Serif

Poly is a medium contrast serif font. With short ascenders and a very high x-height, Poly is efficient in small sizes. Thanks to its careful balance between the x-height and glyph widths, it allows more economy and legibility than standard web serifs, even in small sizes.

The goal was to develop a typeface that would tolerate cramped tracking and that would increase the number of letters on a single line. Poly is a Unicode typeface family that supports Open Type features and languages that use the Latin script and its variants.

Designer: José Nicolás Silva Schwarzenberg

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Archive Free Font

Archive  is contemporary free font constructed with strong geometric forms.  Applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos.

Designed by Slava Kirilenko

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BEMIO an ultrabold sans

Bemio is an ultrabold sans with an extensive character set. It bridges the gap between old signage and craftsmanship with modern forms and simplicity. With more than 1000 glyphs, and full Language Support, Bemio is versatile and robust.

Designed by Joe Prince

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Alfa Slab

Slab serif font based on the Six-Lines Pica Egyptian appeared in Font Foundry Thorowgood in 1921. It is an update of the classic model of the first Egyptian English. Alfa Slab is intended to be used in 3 media related to music: titles of magazines, posters and album covers.

Designed by JM Solé

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Duru Sans

Sorkin Type Co. was founded in 2011. It is currently engaged in making fonts for the Google Web Font project. Families and improved versions of these types will be available to license for both print and web use in the future.

Designed by Sorkin Type Co

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Bree Serif

This friendly upright italic is the serif cousin of TypeTogether’s award winning font Bree. Originally released in 2008 it became an immediate success because of its originality, charming appearance and versatility. Bree Serif was initiated with the help of Google webfonts. The Regular weight is now avaialbe for free. Stay tuned, the other styles are on their way!

Designed by TypeTogether

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Villa Didot

The Idea behind the Villa Didot Typeface was to create a group of typefaces, that where used on the posters of the club villaWuller. All where handdrawn and now i want to create a complete set.

Designed by stereotypes (Sascha Timplan)

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Blanch Free Font

This is a modular typeface family halfway between a 50s style sans serif and the range of numerical characters which most labelling machines use.

The Blanch typeface family is comprised of 6 different font weights; 3 condensed weights and 3 caps weights. They are: Blanch condensed, Blanch condensed inline, Blanch condensed light, Blanch caps, Blanch caps inline, and Blanch caps light.

Designed by Albert Estruch from Atipus

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Static free font

Static  is contemporary free font constructed with strong geometric forms in monospaced style. Applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos.

Designed by Slava Kirilenko – a graphic designer from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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I’ve also posted 8 High Quality and Free Icon Fonts Available for Embedding if you are interested in more new fonts? Also posted this month a personal roundup of the best free fonts from 2011, in case you missed it: The Best Free and High-Quality Fonts of 2011 [Compilation].

 

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.

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  1. Kaushan Script font is literally good! i gonna to download this font, thanks for sharing Gonzo!

    • Hi NWT,

      Kaushan Script is probably one of the finest script typefaces around, and best part of it that it’s for free ;-P Hope you’ll enjoy using this font in your future designs, good luck!

      Enjoy your day, Cheers & Ciao ..

  2. Nice and useful fonts, all of these fonts are new, i must try on my graphic designing stuffs!

    • Hi Nora,

      yep, these fonts are as fresh as you can get them ;-P – I love to try them in my new designs, some are great as logo type and others could be useful as body text for a next website? Hope you’ll show us some nice things you made with these fonts? Thanks for your comment, have a great day!

      Cheers & Ciao ..!

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