I am big fan of typography myself and was surprised I haven’t done any good font collection yet!
While doing research I was amazed how many really high quality fonts are available for free. And now with Sifr and similar tools you can use any font in your web-design actually, but if you are graphic designer you get even bigger enjoyment through such detailed and beautiful fonts.
Balance between readability, elegance and use fonts with artistic approach to get best out of them, really that’s all you need to do.
And by the way I am thinking about inspiring and effective typography article in soon future to show you very best examples – stay with us – get inspired and save your time because research has been done already for you!
Finally be sure to check license to these fonts, they may be free but some of them require reference or may not be used for commercial projects for free, although most of them are.
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Beautiful font and it’s still unbelievable it is free! Now Fertigo Pro version is released with extended language support and more.
Revamped version of the 2004 one. Now in OT with extended language support and OpenType features with alternates, ligatures, different styles of figures, etc.
6. Modeno Font
Really beautiful font with many variations – thin, light, regular, medium, black, heavy – be sure to check this free premium font.
Diavlo is a free font that contains 5 weights: Light, Book, SemiBold Medium, Bold and Black. Read and look more to this one in this *.pdf document.
10. Museo Typeface
This OpenType font family comes in five weights and offers supports CE languages and even Esperanto. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions and proportional/tabular figures MUSEO also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms.
Perfect premium font from Graphic River, a market place of Envato where every products are tightly moderated for best quality.
11. Gentium Typeface
This font has been my favorite for some time, beautiful detail, every character has unique shape too.
Inspired by my favorite humanist sans serif typefaces, such as Meta, Myriad, and Scala, Junction is where the best qualities of serif and sans serif typefaces come together. It has the hand drawn and human qualities of a serif, and still retains the clarity and efficiencies of a sans serif typeface. It combines the best of both worlds.
15. Anivers Typeface
This OpenType font family comes in regular, italic, bold and small caps and has some nice OpenType features. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, fractions, oldstyle/tabular numerals, Anivers also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms and tabular numerals … so Anivers can crunch numbers with ease.
16. Medio Typeface
18. Rezland Typeface
19. OFTEN Typeface
21. Contra Typeface
22. Nilland Typeface
Created by Manfred Klein
23. Calluna Typeface
Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface. Each font counts 723 glyphs. You can find detailed info on he character set and the OpenType features in the Calluna PDF specimen.
This is a free and elegant sans serif typeface.
25. Mentone Typeface
26. Vegur Typeface
27. Swansea Typeface
Created by Manfred Klein
I enjoy this font because of it’s thin and elegant font lines displaying text in really fashion way.
30. Steiner Typeface
31. Chunk Typeface
Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.
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33. Juvelo Typeface
Self explaining image below, but I enjoy this font because of its unique glance and serifs.
Here’s a demo version of font called Ambrosia. It has all letters, numbers and a few symbols.
39. Circled Typeface
Very sharp and elegant letters, new font but it got my sympathies right away!
40. Nevis Typeface
This strong, angular typeface is ideal for headings. It features 96 of the most commonly used glyphs (characters).
Excellent and very popular unique font with many, many different variations to play with.
This is called as beta version, but still seems very complete for me – included in the set are Regular,Italic,Bold,Bold Italic for optical sizes 72, 12 and 6. Size 72 also includes italic swash characters and Black weights. (demo pdf)
Note that you have to give credit if you use this font and you must contact author before using in commercial projects!
Only for non-commercial use.
Comfortaa is a simple, good looking, true type font with an amazingly large number of 466 different characters and symbols. You can see them all in the preview.
It is absolutely free, both for personal and commercial use.
49. MOD™ font
MOD is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms, 215 character set.
Created by Jay Hilgert
Whiteboard Modern is a hand-drawn face resembling the flowing motion and freedom of writing in an open space, such as a dry-erase board.
On JustMyType site you can find several more very unique and interesting letters.
Half serif, half sans serif. Capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format.
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I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful / Ed BenguiatTweet this quote
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