These relatively new fonts that have been published in the last couple of 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.
Readability is one of the most important aspects of design usability and the best practice therefore is to use the most readable fonts. Unfortunately, this is more easily said than done. Experts do not always agree which fonts are the most readable or which ones are most appropriate for web and/or print use. One thing all experts agree on is that poor readability scares readers away from the content and if designed correctly, readability allows users to efficiently read and take in the information in the text.
Every month we try to publish new free fonts here on the gonzoblog.nl, in case you missed some beautiful new fonts, make sure to check these too: No.7 – July 2012, No.6 – June 2012, No.5 – May 2012, No.4 – 2012, No.3 – 2012, No.2 – 2012 and No.1 – 2012.
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 cut the crap and hit the road Jack!
NOTE: Tracking in all these fonts is set to 0.
Sánchez Font – Registration Required (2 Styles OTF)
Sánchez is the Latinotype’s first display type family. It is a serif typeface belonging to the classification slab serif, or Egyptian, that bears a strong resemblance to the iconic Rockwell, but with rounded edges— offering contrast and balance to the square structure. Regular and italic variants are available for free.
Designed by Latinotype
Deco Neue™ (1 Style OTF)
A beautiful retro avangarde typeface designed by Jonatan Xavier. It’s free for commercial use, so you better use it in your print design as logo font, or for brochures and posters.
Designed by Jonatan Xavier
Actor Font (1 Style)
Actor has a strong x-height, which is why it always requires a fairly high line spacing. The digits of Actor are created as old style figures. The forms of 6 and 9 are more dynamic and more tense than usual. The 8 has significantly shifted interiors and the 7 is slightly curved to the left. Actor font can be used for free via Google Web Fonts.
Designed by Thomas Junold
RBNo3.1 – Registration Required (1 Style OTF)
RBNo3.1 is a sans serif typeface with a technical and geometric appearance. It’s large x-height makes it especially legible at small point sizes. RBNo3.1 feels comfortable in technical surroundings with short text passages, in brochures, catalogs, magazines, posters, websites headlines and logos. Only RBNo3.1 Black DEMO is for free
Designed by: Rene Bieder
Jockey (1 Style TTF)
Google commissioned the design of a new type family for it’s webfonts project. Jockey is based on the lettering by an unknown Argentine artist who designed posters for horse race tracks in the 1930’s. The full typeface is now available for free at Google Webfonts.
Designed by TypeTogether
Ovo Regular (1 Style OTF)
Ovo was inspired by a set of hand lettered caps seen in a 1930’s lettering guide. The capitals suggested the time in which they were made because of the soft serif treatment used. This detail and a subtle casual feeling creeping into the otherwise classical forms led to the soft genial lowercase and the whimsical numbers now seen in Ovo.
Ovo is a medium contrast serif font. Because of the old style variable letter widths and subtle detail it will work best at medium to large sizes.
Designed by Sorkin Type Co
Epoca Classic Light – Registration Required (1 Style OTF)
Epoca-Classic, designed in 2012, is the contrasted sister of Epoca, also suited for text and display. As is the case with Epoca, Epoca-classic has economical proportions, a neutral appearance and a discreet elegance. It is fresh, crisp and distinguished. Its well-balanced proportions result in an even text flow which allows for pleasant reading even with large amounts of text.
Designed by Hoftype
Henriette Black – Registration Required (1 Style OTF)
In the 1920s the Viennese government decided to standardize the street signs across the city. A typeface was especially constructed for the purpose. A beautiful typeface where, alas, only Henriette Black is for free.
Designed by Typejockeys
Source Sans Pro (12 Styles OTF)
Source Sans Pro was designed by Paul D. Hunt as Adobe’s first open source typeface family, conceived primarily as a typeface for user interfaces. Source Sans Pro draws inspiration from the clarity and legibility of twentieth-century American gothic typeface designs. Distilling the best archetypical qualities of these models, Paul followed a rational design approach by simplifying glyph shapes by paring them to their essential form.
Designed by Paul D. Hunt
Seconda Medium – Registration Required (1 Style OTF)
A sans serif with its own individuality. A typeface which combines character with legibility. A typeface which combines business with pleasure. Its moderate contrast and narrowing terminals give this typeface a gentle and sophisticated nature. Use it for books, reports, magazines, business letters – and relax. Use it for brochures, posters, signs, corporate identity projects – and enjoy. Only the Medium style is for free.
Designed by Durotype
Citizen Slab (1 Style OTF)
Citizen Slab is a typeface that pays homage to a vintage aesthetic without losing its modern sensibility. Inspired by a recent trip to Boston, which stirred up a strong feeling of patriotism, I wanted to create a typeface that honored the days gone-by but was still relevant in todays design world.
Designed by Joel Felix
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Sreda (1 Style OTF/TTF)
Not much to say, except it’s a lovely slab serif free font that comes in an OTF and a TTF variant.
Designed by Elena Kowalski
Signika (4 Styles TTF)
Signika is a sans-serif with a gentle character, developed for wayfinding, signage, and other media where clarity of information is required. It has a low contrast and tall x-height to improve readability of texts in small sizes as well as in large distances from the reader. The Basic character set is avaiiable for free at Google web fonts directory .. must say, has a lot from Meta and Officina combined!
Designed by Anna Giedryś
The first of the Mission Collection, Mission Script is a signage-lovers wet dream. Condensed, casual, sweet, and sincere. A celebration of the brush. Scripts rule .. hear, hear! Also the designer behind Edmondsans, Lavanderia and Wisdom Script
Designed by James T. Edmondson
Maven Pro (3 Styles OTF)
This collection represents the missing three lightest weights of the modern Sans-Serif Maven Pro typeface, including an ultra-thin hairline.
Designed by Joe Prince
Nexa free font (2 Styles OTF)
NEXA is a new free sans serif font by the Fontfabric type foundry. A modern and clean designed typeface. Especially the ligatures are looking great. The font comes in two styles (light and bold).
Designed by Fontfabric
Pontus (1 Style TTF)
Inspired by the Futura typeface and combines the proportions of an Old Style Roman faces, this font is characterized by sharp corners and geometric balance. Can be used for display, poster or text, it’s rounded characteristics make it legible for any purpose.
Designed by Ivan Kostynyk
Dominik font (4 Styles TTF)
A geometric sans serif face. Free for non-commercial use only.
Designed by Zdeněk Gromnica