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10+ Free and Fresh High Quality Fonts (No.6 – June 2012)

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To choose the right font for the job, we designers must consider the purpose of our work when making readability choices. Readability of fonts depends on how letters work together in words and in lines of text and affects how users process the information in the content.

You want users to be able to read your content and absorb it easily. So, to communicate effectively, typography requires appropriate, readable and high-quality typefaces. Although it seems there’s an abundance of new fonts every month, only the best free and readable high quality fonts will be featured in these posts.

Some of these new fonts also come in more styles/weights, so you can easily embed these fonts in your web designs or use them as a corporate (print) typeface. So let’s hit the road .. Jack!

NOTE: Tracking in all these fonts is set to 0, when OTF-fonts I also tried to add the faux italic and/or bold variants into the specimen.

 

Every month we try to publish new free fonts here on the gonzoblog.nl, in case you missed some beautiful fonts, make sure to check these too:

Fenix (1 style OTF)

Fenix is a serif typeface designed for display and long texts, its foundations are based in calligraphy, with strong serifs and rough strokes. Its proportions seek to gain space in height and width. Fénix is elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.


Designed by Fernando Díaz

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Kelly Slab (1 style OTF)

Kelly Slab is a new geometric, modern-looking slab-serif font. Created under the influence of popular geometric fonts from the 1930s with square slabserifs, such as “City” by Georg Trump.

It is designed for attention and impact in advertising, headings, major labels and logotypes. It can also work well in larger point size text blocks. Its unusual shapes provide an interesting rhythm to the textline, a distinctive, rectangular design that can give a sporty, urban feeling.

Designed by Denis Masharov

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Racing Sans (TTF & OTF)

Around 1860 (100 years before Helvetica and Univers) the very first Sans Serif typefaces to include lowercase letters used to have very high contrast (the difference between thick and thin lines), as they were created based on serif typefaces of the time.

Designed by Pablo Impallari, Rodrigo Fuenzalida

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London (3 styles TTF)

London Between font family with MM and Two font style. Lovely classy sans serif with a personal character too it! A great typeface to use for headings on paper as well on screen!

Designed by François Bruel

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calendas (3 styles OTF)

New weights designed for the Calendas typeface by Atipo. A more refined version for text, bold italic, display and swashes. Calendas comes in regular, italic and bold.

Designed by Atipo

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Bariol Regular

A new rounded, slightly condensed typeface. It’s nice and familiar without being too sweet. It’s very readable even at small sizes thanks to its sober shapes and its simple construction. Download Bariol Regular for free by just paying with a Tweet. Get the complete family-font, choose the price (minimum price: 1 USD per extra style)

designed by atipo

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FlorenceSans (48 styles TTF)

SF Florencesans was originally designed in 2001 for Apostrophic Labs. The font package contains lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation, and accented characters. The complete font package includes  following 48 fonts

Designed by Apostrophic Labs

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Milocha (1 style OTF)

Lovely display font, ideal for headlines.

Designed by Rubén Prol

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Sofia Pro (1 style OTF)

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 new version has also more OpenType features like case sensitive forms, ,small caps, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions, proportional and tabular figures…

Designed by Mostardesign

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Edmondsans (3 styles OTF]

Edmondsans is hard-working display face in three weights, featuring some useful niceties like small caps, non-lining figures, and a few alternates.

Designed by James T. Edmondson

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Tienne (3 styles OTF)

Tienne is a display and text serif webfont designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.This lovely serif font comes in 3 styles: regular, bold and heavy.

Designed by cyreal

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Stroke

Stroke is a free font for commercial and personal use. This font comes in 3 free styles, light, regular and bold.

Designed by the Kinetic

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Tikal Sans (2 styles OTF)

Tikal Sans is a glyphic family of twenty weights Mayan inspired designed for Text and Display sizes. The Details curved terminating strokes ended in sharp edges inspired in the ‘virgula’ Mayan glyph that means ‘the spoken word’.

With a contemporary large x-height with opentype contextual alternate letters offers a functional look with a friendly touch. Tikal Sans Medium regular and italic are for free.

Designed by LatinoType

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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.

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