20 Supreme Free Fonts for Serious Designers

20 Supreme Free Fonts for Serious Designers

Written on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 in Resources

Quality fonts are essential to make any project look great. They can either make or break your design and thus should be chosen very carefully. Yes, the internet is plastered with thousands of fonts, but how do you separate the fresh from the rotten? That’s where we come to the rescue.

Guides&Grids is proud to present it’s very first handpicked selection of some of the best free fonts available today, to boost your designs to higher levels!

Banda is a semi-serif typeface from the good people at Typedepot. The commercial package contains 7 weights + italics, but the regular weight is available as a free download from their site. Banda Regular is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin, Latin 2 (Eastern Europe), Turkish & Windows Baltic. Click here to download Banda Regular.

Bebas Neue is a one-weight, sans serif typeface from Dharma Type, available as an Open Type (OTF). It has only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols, but is perfect for bold poster designs. Click here to download Bebas Neue.

Black&White is a one-weight, display typeface from Alexey Frolov’s Fontfirma. It has only uppercase and small capital characters, numbers and some basic symbols, but the ampersand symbol is kick-ass! Black&White is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin & Cyrillic. Click here to download Black&White.

Chunk is an ultra-bold, slab serif, display typeface from the amazing League of Movable Type. It contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Chunk is available as an Open Type (OTF) and TrueType (TTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Chunk.

Deibi is an handwritten typeface by Wete from Barcelona. It contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. The upper and lowercase characters have the same heigth, without compromising the readability. Deibi is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Deibi.

Doughboy is an ultra-bold, cookies inspired, display typeface by Lucas Sharp. It contains only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Doughboy is available as a PostScript (Type 1) and supports Latin. Click here to download Doughboy.

Hero is a sans serif typeface from the amazing Fontfabric™. It has a 162 character set and is available in two weights (light & regular). It contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Hero is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin, Latin 2 (Eastern Europe) & Windows Baltic. Click here to download Hero.

Impact Label is a dymo inspired typeface from Tension Type. It contains only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols, has only one weight but is available in 2 versions (regular & reversed). Impact Label is available as a TrueType (TTF) and supports Latin, Latin 2 (Eastern Europe) & Windows Baltic. Click here to download Impact Label.

Melbourne is a sans serif typeface from the German 26+. It is available in three weights (light, regular & bold) and contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. This is a beta release, since the font is still in development, any comments or suggestions are welcome via the 26+ website. Melbourne is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Melbourne.

Neo Retro is an handwritten typeface by Font Boutique from Germany. It contains only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols, but has 3 versions (draw, fill & shadow). Neo Retro is available as an TrueType (TTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Neo Retro.

Nevis is a bold, sans serif typeface from Ten By Twenty. It contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Nevis is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Nevis.

Novecento is an extensive, sans serif typeface from Synthview, available as an Open Type (OTF). It has only uppercase characters, is available in 6 weights and supports 76 languages. Click here to download Novecento.

Oh Mai Mai is a really funky, display typeface by Jorge Artola. It contains only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Oh Mai Mai is available as a Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. It comes packed with a cool free wallpaper pack for your desktop, iPhone and iPad. Click here to download Oh Mai Mai.

Ostrich Sans is an yet another sans serif typeface from the still amazing League of Movable Type. Is available in 6 styles (light, regular, bold, black, rounded & dashed) and contains only uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Ostrich Sans is available as a TrueType (TTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Ostrich Sans.

Otama E.P. is a retro, serif typeface by Tim Donaldson from New-Zealand. It contains both upper and lowercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Otama E.P. is available as a Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Otama E.P..

Poiron V.2 is another great semi-serif typeface from the good people at Typedepot. It contains both upper and lowercase characters, numbers & symbols, and is available in 2 styles (regular & stencil). Poiron V.2 is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin, Latin 2 (Eastern Europe), Turkish & Windows Baltic. Click here to download Poiron V.2.

Quicksand is a rounded, sans serif typeface from Andrew Paglinawan. It is available in three weights + italics and contains both lower and uppercase characters, numbers and some basic symbols. Quicksand is available as an Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Quicksand.

Raleway Thin is the last sans serif typeface from League of Movable Type in this roundup. It is available in 1 thin weight and contains both upper and lowercase characters, numbers and symbols. Raleway Thin is available as a TrueType (TTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Raleway Thin. This font is also available as a webfont via Google Web Fonts.

St. Marie Thin is a very extensive serif typeface from Sascha Timplan’s Stereotypes. It is available in 1 thin weight and contains both upper and lowercase characters, numbers and symbols. St. Marie Thin is available as a Open Type (OTF) & Webfont and supports Latin, Latin 2 (Eastern Europe), Turkish & Windows Baltic. Click here to download St. Marie Thin.

Tex Gyre Adventor is an avant garde inspired sans serif typeface from Gust. It is available in 2 weights (regular & bold + italics) and contains both upper and lowercase characters, numbers and symbols. Tex Gyre Adventor is available as a Open Type (OTF) and supports Latin. Click here to download Tex Gyre Adventor.

CONCLUSION

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7 Responses to “20 Supreme Free Fonts for Serious Designers”
  1. Juan says:

    Gosh amazing colection, thanks a bunch.
    Will try and post any work I do with them!

  2. antofa says:

    Black&White is actually a rip-off of Calypso I by Jarno Lukkarila (Typolar).
    http://www.typolar.com/our-fonts/calypso-i

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