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25+ Fresh and Free Fonts to Download (no.4 2013)

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These relatively new fonts, that have been published in the last couple of weeks, are well-suited for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics, etc. and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos ..

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. In case you missed some more beautiful free fonts, make sure to check these earlier articles too: Fresh and Free Typeface Series.

Note: Tracking in all these font examples is set to 0.

These free fonts are designed to be well suited for web as well for print, in particular for the use in headlines, logo and flyer designs. So let’s kick off with some gorgeous fresh and free fonts for you to add to your font library ..!

Nexa Slab (2 Styles – OTF)

Nexa Slab is a geometric slab serif font, this font family contains 3 basic forms: italics, obliques and uprights, each of which has 8 different weights. This visual richness makes it the ideal slab serif font family for the web as well as for print, for motion graphics, logos, headings and so on (Regular & Bold for free)

nexa Slab

Designed by Svetoslav Simov

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Baron (10 Styles – OTF)

Baron is an free uppercase display typeface inspired by the classic sans serif font family’s. This typeface is, because of his many alternative options, perfect for usage in posters and headlines.

Baron Typeface

Designed by Frank Hemmekam

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Mir Medium (1 Style – OTF)

The Russian word Мир (Mir) means both World and Peace. Mir has authority without being authoritarian, it is serious but not stern. It can explain difficult things and stay calm and down to earth at the same time. Mir Medium has another useful feature: It can be freely downloaded and used by anybody anywhere.

mir (font) medium

Designed by Juliasys

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Tekia Regular (1 Style – OTF)

This font has been made as a school project and it only comes in one style, .. alas!

Tekia Regular

Designed by Angel Apolinar

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Tracks Type (2 Styles – TTF/OTF)

Tracks type is all caps fonts and alphabet only, inspired with railway tracks slash, static, dynamic, and clean. This fonts available in two different style, Medium and Slanted. It was designed for display type such as headlines, poster, title, etc.

Tracks Type

Designed by Gumpita Rahayu

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Idealist Sans (2 Styles – TTF/OTF)

Lovely a clean and modern sans-serif humanist typeface in two weights, light and regular and with support for Cyrillic and Eastern European characters.

Idealist Sans

Designed by Elena Kowalski

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Primary Sans (1 Style)

Primary Sans is a one weight, sans serif typeface designed by Georgia Roussos. The font is designed to appeal to children in Primary School aged six to nine years to encourage visual learning and to get children enthusiastic about learning to read.

Primary Sans

Designed by Georgia Roussos

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Salomé Regular (1 Style – OTF)

Salomé offers a lot of ligatures & alternate forms, including R and K swashes, an ampersand alternative and titling ligatures.

Salomé Regular

Designed by: Atipo

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Gabriela Regular (1 Style – TTF)

Gabriela is a serif typeface with soft shapes, and special terminal forms which are shaped like curls. They connect each letter to create attractive word shapes and text blocks with a fine texture. In small bodies of text she works well for reading, and in headlines provides interesting details to catch the eye.

Gabriela Regular

Designed by Eduardo Tunni

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True Love (2 Styles – TTF)

Font created just for fun, first typography experiment inspired to the old school tattoo typography, glyphs available: Letters, Numbers, Dash and Dot.

True Love

Designed by Davide Cariani

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Merula (3 Styles – OTF)

Merula typeface is inspired by Futura, has three styles and an upper/lowercase. The typeface is well suited as bodytext, for headings and more.

Merula typeface

Designed by Frank Hemmekam

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FatFrank Regular (1 Style – OTF)

The brand new FatFrank font has a complete set of new glyphs including a bunch of lowercase letters. New shapes same friendly and heavy characteristics, .. only the regular version is free and it’s a SAMPLE font (some glyphs missing or changed)

FatFrank Regular

Designed by Jeff Schreiber

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Fauna One (1 Style – TTF)

Fauna is a modern typeface, with low contrast strokes and soft terminals that combine traditional serifs. Its structure is soft and slightly condensed. Clear for composition of texts and very attractive for use in headlines.

Fauna One

Designed by Eduardo Tunni

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Klinic (8 Styles – OTF)

In 4 weights (and italics), the 8 font Klinic Slab family is one of our most comprehensive releases to date. A contemporary, versatile Slab Serif, Klinic is a workhorse that marries personality and functionality.

Klinic Slab family

Designed by Joe Prince

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Agilis Regular (1 Style – OTF)

Agilis is a free font initially made for display but it work very well on small text. The font has an extended characters set to support Central, Eastern and Western European languages.

Agilis Regular

Designed by Nico Inosanto

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Knubi Regular (1 Style – OTF)

It’s kerned and has 380 glyphs that supports 80 languages, packaged up as a lovely little .otf file ready to go.

Knubi Font

Designed by Matt Vergotis

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Fontatigo (1 Style – TTF/OTF)

Beautiful free font in 1 sweight and caps only, perfect for headings or posters!

Fontatigo

Designed by Sergiy Tkachenko

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Andada (8 Styles – OTF)

Andada is a text font with an organic-slab serif, hybrid style, a solid design of medium stroke contrast. This font has received an award at the Ibero-America Design Biennial.

Andada Typeface

Designed by Huerta Tipográfica

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Marta (3 Styles – OTF)

Marta. Eclectic, accidental-text font with wedge serifs. 3 inscription: normal, bold and italic vertically. Ornamental and expressive cursive version, can use return as a separate font. Font includes the Old Calendar figures, ligatures, ordinals, and alternative forms of signs, thus extending the possibilities of typography.

Marta Font

Designed by Michael Chereda

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Archivo Narrow (4 Styles – OTF)

Archivo Narrow was designed to be used simultaneously in print and digital platforms. The technical and aesthetic characteristics of the font are both crafted for high performance typography. Archivo is a grotesque sans serif typeface family.

It was originally designed for highlights and headlines. This family is reminiscent of late nineteenth century American typefaces. It includes Narrow and Black styles, and was derived from Chivo.

Archivo Narrow

Designed by Omnibus Type

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Archivo Black (1 Style – OTF)

Archivo Black was designed to be used simultaneously in print and digital platforms. The technical and aesthetic characteristics of the font are both crafted for high performance typography.

Archivo Black

Designed by Omnibus Type

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Cylburn (1 Style – TTF/OTF)

Cylburn is a semi-connected script structurally based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.

CylburnScript

Designed by Dai Foldes

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Noto Sans (4 Styles – TTF)

Noto fonts are intended to be visually harmonious across multiple languages, with compatible heights and stroke thicknesses. This is the Sans Latin, Greek and Cyrillic family. It has Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic styles and is hinted. It is derived from Droid, and like Droid it has a serif sister family, Noto Serif.

Noto Sans

Designed by Google

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Noto Serif (4 Styles – TTF)

Here’s the serif ‘sister’ of the sans fontfamily! Having both sans and the serif version makes this a great corporate typeface, both being also available as Google Web Font makes it perfect to use.

Noto Serif

Designed by Google

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Permian Fontfamily (3×3 Styles – OTF)

This gorgeous fontfamily exist of 3 font versions, Sans, Serif and a Slab version (each version has 3 styles). The graphic idea is based on a combining calligraphy and constructive design of the contour. The humanistic sans version could partly remind a well-know Gill Sans (by Erik Gill, 1937), however it differs a lot and it is an independent and original typeface.

Slab serif and serif versions are based on the same graphic ideas as a sans version. Serif version made mainly as a text typeface, the sans is mostly orientated on a headlines and display setting, and a slab serif version can be used in both ways.

Permian SansPermian SerifPermian Slab

Designed by Permian Design Centre

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Bonus Icon Font

Forecast Font

Forecast Font is a web-font for creating multi-layered weather icons. It was created to enable you to have more control over the look and feel of the icons, rather than only having a single colour or style. Flat, single-colour icons might be what your after and thats cool but with Forecast font you have all the flexibility to colour, style or even animate various parts of the icons.

forecast font

Designed by Iconvault

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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.

4 comments

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  1. HUGE thanks! You just saved my life! “Archivo Narrow” really helped me.

    • Hi Dod,

      how are you doing buddy! Glad to hear you liked Archivo Narrow, always good to hear I’m a lifesaver, lol! Thanks for your comment, talk to you later! Cheers and Ciao!

  2. Klinic was just the style we were looking for – thank you so much for sharing, a great collection and very surprising they’re free too!

    • Hi Midas,

      .. yeah Klinic is absolutely a cool slab, and in 4 weights! Makes a great typeface for headings, I would be cautious using it as body text tho (min. 16px/1em)? Have a great weekend and glad you liked my post Midas! Cheers & Ciao!

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