Sunday, 26 February 2012

15 Free Fonts for 2012

The most compelling Web designs rely on creative uses of typography, which requires both smart and original thinking when it comes to font selections. With the inventories of free online font libraries such as Google Web Fonts and Typekit being added to regularly, and even more custom fonts being created daily, there are virtually thousands of open-source font families to choose from for your next design project.

Poring through thousands of fonts can be time consuming, however, and time is a commodity that few designers have in excess. So, WM has compiled a list of 15 fresh, free fonts to help get you started. If you would like to add something to the list, please do so in the comments section below:

Aovel Sans: A classy font that is best used for headlines of 16 points or larger.

Archive: A contemporary, versatile typeface with strong geometric forms

Carton: A strong and sensitive slab-serif font inspired by letterpress.

FV Almelo: When character has an alternative to caps find it by using lower-case

Hagin: Constructed with strong geometric forms in old-school style.

Homestead: Elegant slab-serif typeface that achieves an avant-garde look and feel

Jura: Serif typeface of narrow proportions with distinguishing details.

Lavanderia: Featuring numerous open-type features and three weights.

Molesk: A vintage-looking typeface that works well for headlines and logos.

Novecento: This font face is designed to be used mostly for headlines.

Otama e.p.: A quiet but confident typeface created for selling expensive stuff.

Parisienne: Casual connecting script that has a slight bounce for a variety of uses.

Poly: Intial design plan aimed to define an alternative system of diacritical marks

Scruffy: Inspired by writing with a black marker, this rough-edged, uppercase

Weston: Rounded slab-serif that is suitable for modification in logos and headlines.


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