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15+ Free and Oven Fresh High Quality Fonts (No.4 – 2012)

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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.

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.

Some of these new fonts also come in more styles, so you can easily embed these fonts in your web designs or use them as a corporate typeface. So let’s cut the crap and show you some oven fresh baked fonts ..

We’ve already  published 3 parts in this ‘Font Series 2012’ , so please make sure to check the other 3 parts as well for more high quality and free typefaces.

Asche Desktop & Web Font

This unique desktop and web font is inspired by vintage industrial logo-types, and makes for a powerful headline font. It includes all common glyphs including lower and uppercase characters, numbers and symbols. This font is supplied in 3 different weights: Bold (Free), Regular and Light.

Asche font

Designed by:

Download  (only bold version Asche)

Tetra free font

Tetra is a new decorative sans serif free font designed by Alexey Frolov. He brings us some unique “old style” feeling which is presented in contemporary curves that make the font applicable for both – retro and modern designs. Tetra contains both – regular sans serif and decorative font styles.

Tetra free font

Designed by: Alexey Frolov a.k.a. MRfrukta

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki is a free typeface, inspired by the ’57 poster “Hiroshima”, which was designed by Wim Crowell. It’s perfect for posters, flyers, and other pieces where you need a big, bold display font.

Nagasaki free font

Designed by: Sasha Iacob

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Font Grammatica (5 styles)

Do you need a fresh and versatile sans serif font for your next project? Check out the Grammatica font family from Aleksandr Sukiasov. It comes in five different weights, and includes both Western and Eastern European diacritics characters. It’s a sturdy, low contrast, geometric, highly legible sans serif typeface very well suited for any display and text use.

Font Grammatica

Designed by: Aleksandr Sukiasov

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Valentina

Valentina is a classic didone that follows some of the canons proposed by Bodoni in the eighteenth century but incorporates many of the characteristics of the antique Spanish punches of the time. It is a complete font of 457 glyphs, in which there are 125 alternative lower cases or the 46 ligatures.

Valentina Font

Designed by: Pedro Arilla

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Average

Average is a new, free Google Web Font designed by Eduardo Rodriguez Tunni. Average is a typeface that emerged from a long process of research into text typeface families from various different historical periods, both classical and contemprary. The idea was to design an average font for use in text, through a lengthy process of shape measurement and data gathering in spreadsheets.

Average Free Font

Designed by: Eduardo Rodriguez Tunni

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Simonetta (4 styles)

The Simonetta font is inspired by Italian Humanistic typefaces, but it’s a contemporary font with a lot of original features. It has one-sided serifs and soft drops. It’s slightly slanted (some two degrees) and the Italics have the same slant. The Romans and Italics differ from each other only in the shapes of the characters. The Italics are much more calligraphical and angular.

Simonetta free font

Designed by: Gayaneh Bagdasaryan (Brownfox)

Download

Zaguatica (3 styles)

You can tell Zaguatica has some Helvetica, Gill, Futura, a little Gotham, and Metro. This font is free for personal and commercial use and comes in bold, extra bold, and oblique. Other weights are in the works.

Zaguatica Free Font

Designed by: Arnold Hoepker

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Cuprum FontFamily (4 styles)

Cuprum was created in 2006 based on the works Miles Newlyn. Cuprum is a narrow grotesque, but quite versatile. After a revision it’s a new and fresh typefamily.

Cuprum Free Font

Designed by: Ivan Gladkikh (AKA Lemonad or jovanny)

Download

Hotel Motel

A very nice and clean extra-condensed font. This free sans-serif font comes in a lowercase and uppercase version so you could use these for (web) headings/titles in poster or flyer designs.

Hotel Motel Font

Designed by: weknow

Download

Titan One

Titan One is a really fat display type with a happy and cheerful personality. It takes most of its essence from hand lettering with big brushes. It is designed to be used mainly on headers and short texts.

Titan One Free Font

Designed by Rodrigo Fuenzalida

Download

Gandhi Sans (4 styles)

‘The library’ has published a typeface called Gandhi, it’s designed and created by a team of Mexican typographers and designers internationally recognized, and is completely free.  The sans version has 4 styles (regular, italic, bold and bold italic), together with the Serif version this typeface makes a brilliant typeface to use for your (corporate) website.

GANDHI SANS Free Font

Designed by Librerias Gandhi S.A. de C.V.

Download

Gandhi Serif (4 styles)

As mentioned above in the description of the Gandhi Sans Typeface, this font is created by a team of Mexican typographers and designers. This serif version also has 4 styles as his/her sans version.

Gandhi Serif free font

Designed by Librerias Gandhi S.A. de C.V.

Download

Yokawerad

Lovely Oldstyle serif font designed by GLUK fonts, a polish type foundry. Comes in one style therefore a great typeface to use for Poster or Flyer designs.

Yokawerad

Designed by GLUK fonts

Download

Great Vibes

Great Vibes is a beautifully flowing connecting script. It has cleanly looping ascenders and descenders as well as elegant uppercase forms.

Great Vibes Script Font

Designed by: TypeSETit

Download

Sornette (10 styles)

Sornette font wouldn’t be available without the great work of Pleine Page. This font is available in TrueType or OpenType format, and has 10 styles you can use. Makes a great typeface for corporate identity designs or websites!

Sornette Free Font

Designed by: Pleine Page

Download

 

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.

14 comments

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  1. Hadn’t seen the Ghandhi ones. BEAUTIFUL. Love them. Also too bad I just bumped into this one, was looking for one like the Titan one. :p

    Excellent post!!

    • Hi Marco,

      .. must say, I too was quite exited when I found the Gandhi Sans and Serif Typefaces. Not only a great corporate font with both having 4 styles, but also a great combination to use in a website! Free of all the sheit concerning licensies et al, haven’t checked the kerning and the rendering properly yet.

      With sooo much fonts being designed, hope you’ll take the time to visit my blog next month .. hoping to share some oven fresh baked fonts as well ;-P – Be sure to check some of my other posts with superfresh, new and high quality free fonts ;-P

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

  2. Lovin’ the free fonts Gonzo, keep ’em coming. Average font is much much better than average!

    • Hi Dave,

      thanks mate, you just made my day ;-P Glad you liked it and hopefully I’ll see you back next month. Nowadays so much typefaces get designed that I can fill a blogpost per month ;-P

      Have a great day and thanks for your comment, cheers & ciao!

  3. a very nice collection ^_^

    • Hi Bryan,

      thanks for your kind words, glad you liked them! If you’re a typelover like I am, you should check the ‘older’ posts with fresh fonts here on the gonzoblog.nl I know you’ll find more nice fonts ;-P

      Thanks for your comment, enjoy your weekend! Cheers & Ciao ..

  4. Wow These fonts are so useful!! Very nice and new collection!!