Higher – nice and tall, right angles, bold. From Portugese designer Marissa Passos, Higher is a free font made for a student project containing characters (A-Z) and numbers (0-9). Available for free commercial and personal useIt’s free for both personal and commercial use, and available in OTF and TTF formats.
Charles Daoud is a Canadian designer & art director that loves riding teal-colored-lazer-shooting unicorns. Dense is a versatile, modern, compact sans serif typeface available in three weights and you can download the regular version OTF. Dense is super legible and easy to use for text and nice headlines alike.
Grzegorz Luk is the Polish type designer also known as Gluk. He has created a lot of wonderful typefaces all with nice design features and large character sets – Many have become very popular online and in print. Foglighten no. 7 is part of a much larger collection of elegant high contrast serif faces that would work well as a display type for fancy invitations (weddings, etc) or a headline for stores about elegant things. Keep an eye out for Gluk fonts, some really nice type work. Download the Foglighten no. 7 OTF fonts here.
Here it is, the RawengulkSans Font from Poland based Gluk Fonts. A nice, strong Sans Serif typeface that reminds me off Monotype Imaging Univers (you know, Univers was designed by Adrian Frutiger on Swiss principles for Charles Peignot) or so many other popular typeface that run without fancy serifs slowing them down. Rawengulk would by as ideally suited for body copy as it would fit well as a catchy headline. Download the Opentype Face font.
Popcorn and Popcorn Sketch are from Billy Argel, a surf-skate-punk-font designer who has put out some great freeware and commercial typefaces recently. Popcorn is a fun sketchy geometric (reminds me of some Josef Albers designs that used to be popular) – there is a sketch verison and a regular version, the regular one is also pretty sketchy though! These are ‘trial’ versions but it looks like they have full character sets, so check out Popcorn! Download the OTF files!
Seven weights of Advent – three thin, three bold, and a good old reliable regular version. From Athens, Greece (not georgia) based designer Andreas Kalpakides (aka IndeGraphics.) What’s Advent like? A nice simple, elegant one – not too far off from Gill Sans maybe, but a bit more interesting. Quirky but not too out-there. More intriguing than Eurostile, but cut from the same cloth. Good to use for text, or even for display. Download Advent family OTFs,
Lekton is a nice face inspired by olivetti typewriters created at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis) in eight hours at Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino in Italy. The face is supplied in a regular, bold and italic version making it practical for a lot of applications. Lekton is an open-source project, with no copyright or trademark qualification in order to permit the free use of the typeface, that can be modified as well as redesigned.
Always remember the basic ideas of anarchism and multiplicity. Download the latest Lekton OTF.
Titillium is born inside the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino as a didactic project Course Type design of the Master of Visual Design Campi Visivi from Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino in Italy.
The aim of the project is the creation of a collective fonts released under OFL to be promoted and shared through a web platform. Each academic year, a dozen of students are working on the project developing and solving problems. The type designers interested in the amendment or revision of Titillium are invited to cooperate or develop their own variants of the character according to the terms specified in the license. We also asking the graphic designers who use Titillium in their projects to send us some characters imagines used in order to prepare a case histories database.
A unique project worth checking back-in on from time to time, Titillium is still evolving and new versions and weights are being added and are planned for the future. Currently included six text weights, four map styles and one titling version. Download the latest collection of Titillium OTFs with VFBs.
A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away .. RedFive is a nice bold caps only face with a contemporary feeling – industrial and edgey but still friendly, ideal for titling (movie intros maybe?), posters, lots of things that call for the heavy and legible from afar. The face is the work of Ethen Dunham of the Wilmington, DE based Fonthead design – they have been making great faces since 1995! Download the OTF zip.