I’m a self-professed font-a-holic and I’m always on the lookout for new and inspiring typefaces to use in my design projects. Believe it or not, designers, there is more to the world of fonts than just Helvetica and Gotham. I know, I know, those fonts are awesome, but sometimes you just need a little variety in your life. Trust me, your clients and the rest of the design community will thank you for branching out. That being said, here are 10 amazing free fonts for your projects.
Plethora is an unusual font, but I love it. The shapes of the characters really flow well with one another and I think it’d be an interesting font for a logo or even a headline for a poster or brochure. Fonts like this are great, when used properly, so download it and see what you can come up with.
II. Vector Font
What this font lacks in the naming convention department, it more than makes up for in its elegance and simplicity. A classic sans-serif font, “Vector”, as it is known on Dribbble, would work well for body copy or as a main headline too, I think.
III. High Tide
High Tide is a really interesting font, and while it does lack in the readability department, I simply can’t take my eyes off of it. I’m sure you can come up with some creative uses for this one as well.
Classic serif meets modern simplicty, London is a great font with a lot of potential for modern print and web design, I think.
V. Citizen Slab
Citizen Slab is another unusual font, but it works well for many applications. I can see it as being a great starting point for a logo project, perhaps.
VI. Track Type
Can you say poster font? Track Type is a big, bold, sans-serif font with a ton of potential. I’m not sure it reads well for body copy, but for headlines, it’s awesome.
VII. Look Up
Funky hand-written fonts have always been a favorite of mine. Even though the skeumorphic trend is (hopefully) on its way out, a good hand-written typeface will always have a place in the world of design. Look Up is a great example of a simple hand-drawn font that has a unique and quirky feel with really good readability.
Bouh is perhaps the least legible of the fonts on this list, but when I saw it, something drew me to it. I haven’t found a use for it yet, but I think it’s a really cool typeface, so it made the list!
Dense is a beautifyl slab serif font that would be perfect as a headline font on a website or even a print piece. With a little extra tracking it really pops as well.
Prime is a simple, tech-inspired font. I like it for the futuristic looks and the simple sans-serif appearance. I could see this being used in many different ways.
Hopefully these fonts will give you a little inspiration and break you out of your typographic comfort zone. Some of the most iconic designs ever made are considered such because they broke the rules or stepped outside the box. When you’re looking for the right typeface for your next project, keep that in mind and don’t always settle for the safe choice. What are some of your favorite typefaces? Do you prefer serif or sans serif? Let me know in the comments below or via my various social media channels. Thanks for reading!