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14 Free and Fresh High-Quality Fonts (No.3 – 2012)

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In this last month there have been a lot of new and fresh high-quality fonts published, again. I have made a selection of fonts that are designed to be well suited for web as well for print, in particular for the use in headlines, logo and flyer designs.

Some of these new fonts come in more styles, so you can embed these fonts in your web designs or use them as a corporate typeface. As ever, the main priority in selecting these fonts for this collection was the readability, diversity in weights and styles, number of characters or a specific reason to use this font for e.g. headlines or in Poster designs.

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

 

Designosaur (2 styles)

Totally new sans serif font that is intended for website designers and bloggers! Designosaur comes in two flavors, namely a regular and italic style and can be downloaded as TTF or OTF.

Designosaur Font

Designed by Archy Studio

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Quattrocento Sans (4 styles)

Quattrocento Sans is a classic, elegant and sober typeface family. Warm, readable and not intrusive. It’s the perfect sans-serif companion for Quattrocento. The wide and open letterforms and large x-height make it very legible for body text at small sizes. All the tiny details that only shows up at bigger sizes make it also great for display use. Quattrocento Sans v2.00 was released on 8 Feb 2012, it’s now a 4 weights Family.

Quattrocento Sans

Designed by Pablo Impallari

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Homizio (6 styles)

The font ‘Homizio Thin’ has a ‘printed style’ in some glyphs ( like A, M, N, V, W… ), a font family in High Quality True Type. Homizio family is compatible with Windows and Mac. Homizio comes in 6 weights: light, thin, regular, medium, bold and black. Note: this font has no italic version of the 6 styles mentioned.

Note: you must rename the .ttf files by adding the fontname in front of the rest of the filename, otherwise you will NOT be able to find these fonts in your library.

Homizio Font

Designed by Álvaro Thomáz

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Belgrad

Inspired by German industry fonts from the late 19th century I created a linear and constructed typeset based on the Futura by Paul Renner, mixed with elements from the Art Nouveau. The Belgrad display-font is set in bold weight and contains all capital letters, numbers and various glyphs.

Belgrad Font

Designed by Vinzent Britz

Sofia Pro

The goal of this new type was to create a sans serif font which give an impression of both modernism, harmony and roundness. These nuances give Sofia a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines.

This typeface is a complete redesign of Sofia initially designed in 2008. this typeface supports a wide range of languages with more than 500 glyphs. This Light version is the only free weight you can download, the rest of the weights of this new version (OpenType features) can be bought.

Sofia Pro - Light

designer Mostardesign

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Prosto

A beautiful new Sans serif font, has more then 400 glyphs, multilanguage support and could be used as in titles, as in body text. This font was created during a 6 month collaboration by two designers in Russia, Jovanny Lemonad and Pavel Emelyanov. They wanted to make a modern ‘accidental grotesque,’ useful for logos and presentations.

Prosto Font

Designed by Jovanny Lemonad and Pavel Emelyanov

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Forum

Antiqua with classic “Roman” proportions. The principles of classical architecture can be seen in combination of its direct and rounded lines  – vertical climbing pilasters, semi-circular arch, a horizontal cornices. It is intended for titles and headlines but can be used to set body texts too. Also available as Google webfont.

forum web font

Designed by Denis Masharov

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Amble (8 styles)

Punchcut designed Amble from scratch for a mobile handset environment. Amble is a nice looking and highly legible font family available to download free. The font is available in light condensed, light, regular, bold weights all with matching italics. Amble is like a slightly more open version of Verdana.

Amble Free Font

Designed by Punchcut

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Abraham Lincoln

Inspired by the proportions of the 16th President of the USA, and advertisements/playbills of the 1800s, Abraham Lincoln is a humanistic display face with noderate contrast and sturdy serifs.

Abraham Lincoln Font

designed by Frances MacLeod

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Overlock (7 styles)

The special thing about these forms is the warm feeling that they give to your text, because of the particular rounded glyph shapes that emerge. As a result, the Overlock typeface family is great for titles and short texts in magazine style layouts. It looks its very best at bigger sizes.

It comes in three weights, Regular, Bold and Black, each with a true italic. It has two set of numbers and small caps which are available as a sister family. Overlock is designed in december 2011.

Overlock free font

Designed by Dario Manuel Muhafara

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Ledger Regular

The austere and concise personality and flexibility make it a real multiple-purpose typeface. The letter forms are distinguished by a large x-height, sufficient stroke contrast, robust but elegant wedge-like serifs and terminals. These features have been specially designed to reach maximum of readability. Suitable for use in corporate ID, advertising and display typography. Also available as Google Webfont.

Ledger Regular

Designed by Denis Masharov

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Geared

Geared is an industrial inspired Condensed Slab Serif in 4 weights (Thin, Regular, Bold, Extrabold). With an extensive character set, Geared could be a versatile addition to your next project.

Geared Slab Font

Designed by Ben Dalrymple

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Awake

Awake is a highly legible sans-serif typeface that has been designed to be well suited to any purpose, from big and bold display headlines, to body copy. Inspired by both geometric and classic roman proportions, it has an interesting blend of mechanical and humanist traits.

Awake Free Font

Designed by Tony Thomas

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Fabada

Fabada is a rounded display font with 720 glyphs, this font has a beautiful retro look. You can use the advanced Open Type in QuarkXpress or InDesign and find alternate characters from the source.

Fabada Font

Designed by deFharo

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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.

10 comments

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  1. Waow Waow the fonts selection are absolute exquisiteness thanks they are very helpful

    • Hi Jesus,

      .. thanks for your tweet and kind words man, appreciate it! If you liked the fonts section, make sure to come back next Wednesday, .. planning to post some more oven fresh baked fonts ;-P Have a great one and thanks for your comment! Cheers & Ciao ..

  2. Sure I’ll let you know, but I have no idea if i sell it or not.

    thanks.

    • Hi Álvaro,

      thanks for responding .. somewhere deep down inside I hope you’ll consider giving the italic for free too ;-P Keep me posted and have a great week man! Cheers & Ciao Amigo ..!

  3. The italics from my font Homzio are, just are not available on the web, I’m thinking of selling it, nothing certain yet.

    • Hi Álvaro,

      thanks for your comment! I really love your typeface Homzio and hopefully when you’ll know what you will do with the italic version, you’ll let me know? Cause if you will publish the italic version for free, I’ll update this post ;-P

      Have a great one, Cheers & Ciao ..