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10+ Fresh and Gorgeous Fonts to Download (no.02 2013)

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Being a typeface lover myself, I love to search the different websites of typefoundries, or clicking tweets that mention fonts, etc. I strongly believe that type can set the mood of every design and can make your message more personal.

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.

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. As always, 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.

Note: Tracking in all these fonts is set to 0.

Every month we try to publish new free high-quality fonts here on the gonzoblog.nl, in case you missed some beautiful new fonts, make sure to check these tagged articles too: Fresh and Free Typeface Series. So let’s cut the crap and show you some oven fresh baked fonts ..

Corbert Regular/Italic – (2 Styles – OTF)

A geometric sans serif typeface influenced by Bauhaus and the early modernist era. Precise circles are optically adjusted to create a clear, natural typeface with great legibility. Details include 540 characters with alternative lowercase a, e and g, 5 variations of numerals, manually edited kerning and opentype features.

The regular and italic weights are available as FREEWARE which is great news for many people who have enquired about sample fonts to test out in their projects.

Corbert Regular/Italic

Designed by: Jonathan Hill

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Calendas Plus Regular (1 Style – OTF)

Caledas Plus has been completely revised and redrawn over its predecessor Calendas; including optical adjustments and new accents. Calendas Plus bring back improvements including a taller small caps x-height. Calendas Plus offers a further number of ligatures & alternate forms that were offered by the original Calendas, including R and K swashes, a Q alternative and titling ligatures.

Calendas Plus Regular

Designed by: Atipo

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Denver (2 Styles – OTF/TTF)

A typeface designed by Good Apples design studio for Create Denver 2012. The font is free to use for personal and commercial projects. This font was even featured on the cover of the 3rd Annual Communication Arts Typography Annual.

Hello Denver 2012

Designed by: Good Apples

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PROMESH – A Free Athletic Font (3 Styles – TTF)

Promesh puts a spin on your typical and boring athletic font, a distressed mesh look reminiscent of those old school basketball jerseys. Promesh comes in 3 versions: Meshed, Regular and Stiched (altho there are 3 TTF’s in the zipped package, I only can choose the meshed version, wtf?)

PROMESH-Font

Designed by: Paul Reis

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Chunk Five Ex (1 Style – TTF)

With permission of Meredith Mandel, the original author of the ASCII-Font Chunk Five, the extended Chunk Five Ex to a full featured unicode font with all figures used in latin and cyrillic writing. All latin and cyrillic extensions as well as a lot of letterlike symbols will make this a complete font. Free for personal use!

Chunk Five Ex

Designed by: Peter Wiegel

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Forum (1 Style – OTF)

Forum has antique, classic “Roman” proportions. It can be used to set body texts and works well in titles and headlines too. It is truly multilingual, with glyphs for Central and Eastern Europe, Baltics, Cyrillic and Asian Cyrillic communities.

Forum Regular

Designed by: Denis Masharov

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Housegrind (1 Style – TTF)

Supercool script font designed by Måns Grebäck, important note here is that this font is only for personal use.

Housegrind

Designed by: Måns Grebäck

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Prism (1 Style – OTF/WEB)

Prism was mainly inspired by two things, the sketches of Rudolf Koch for Prisma and the proportions of Avant Garde by Herb Lubalin. It is a modern combination for headlines, that want to have a different look. The regular version is free to use and download, even comes with a free webfont as well.

Prism Typeface

Designed by: Stereotypes

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STRUCTR Font (3 Styles – TTF)

Structr is a new rounded sans-serif font free for download, personal or commercial use and comes in 3 styles: regular, medium and bold.

STRUCTR Font

Designed by: virtue84

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Halion (1 Style – OTF)

A nice serif typeface designed by nerdydesign, this font misses a lot of standard characters tho and comes only in one style, regular.

Halion Regular

Designed by: NerdyDesign

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Varela Round (1 Style – OTF)

A very clean sans-serif rounded font designed by Admix Designs. Its rounded corners make it perfect for a soft feel and work great at any size. It is suitable for headlines and printed collateral, and maintains its distinct properties amongst other objects. Varela Round is a great font for any website.

Varela Round

Designed by: Admix Designs

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Rambla (4 Styles – OTF)

Rambla is a humanist sans for medium-long texts. It’s slightly condensed, with a generous x-height and short ascenders and descenders. Its proportions are economical in both height and width. It’s elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.

Rambla Free Font

Designed by: Martin Sommaruga

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Palo Alto (2 Styles – TTF)

Gorgeous typeface designed bytypefaithfonts, a Dutch design studio. A very clean sans-serif that comes in 2 styles.

Palo Alto

Designed by: typefaithfonts

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Foro Rounded (1 Style – OTF)

Foro Rounded is the softer sister of the succesful Foro family. Distinct in appearance, with pleasant haptic, objective, and with graphic appeal. Only the Light version is free to use and includes some gorgeous standard ligatures.

Foro Rounded

Designed by: Hoftype

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Vetka free font (1 Style – OTF)

An arty-farty sans-serif that has been designed by Ruslan Khasanov, could make a great font for headings on posters, flyers, etc.

Vetka free font

Designed by: Ruslan Khasanov

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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.

7 comments

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  1. Nice collection of fonts! Thanks for sharing…………

  2. Hi, Gonzo…
    Recently I’ve discovered your incredible blog, and thanks a lot for bring us that amazing fonts collection and sharing them. Waiting for a brand new lot of gorgeous fonts (hard to get for me)
    Greetings from the other side of the world!

    P.A.

    • Hi Pipo,

      thanks for your kind words and I’m glad you like my fresh font series here on the gonzoblog ;-P

      I try to post new fonts once per month, so stay tuned, .. there’s more to come! Thanks for your comment, Cheers & Ciao!

  3. Great set! Thank you and nice that you included the info of how many weights there are in each.

    • Hi Annukka,

      Thank you, glad you liked it! And yeah, I’ve learned to add weights/styles and extensions too, cuz I don’t like it myself to read blog posts about fonts totally lacking any form of information about the showcased typeface (this extra information says sooo much about the typeface and if you can use that typeface as a corporate type or a webfont, imho).

      Anyhowz, nice to see you here as well, Annukka ;-P Enjoy your evening and thanks for your comment, Cheers & Ciao!

  4. Thanks for sharing these great fonts !