From Pablo Impallari (design, argentenia) with the help of Igino Marini (spacing and kerning, italy) comes the Cabin family. Pablo is also behind the Lobster Font i posted a while back, Cabin is a nice serious sans serif typeface that comes in 8 styles – Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, SemiBold, SemiboldItalic, Bold, BoldItalic. Upon first impression Cabin has a very typical humanist sans-serif feel, smooth with curves, thin and light but still authoritative. It’s not Helvetica or Gill Sans, although some people who don’t look too close may confuse it. Cabin is elegantly modern and refreshing and highly useable for print and web designs and it’s a great alternative to fonts people see every day. (and check out that @!!) Download Cabin TTFs.
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.
Lacuna is a clean sans/semi-sans serif freeware font from Cologne based Peter Hoffman of Glashaus Design. A bit like Akagi Medium perhaps, Lacuna is a nice, simple face with endless possibilities. The font is supplied in two versions (regular and italic) with full character sets. Download Lacuna TTF.
Tuffy, By NY/MA based Thatcher Ulrich is a nice and highly useable sans serif face that is supplied in the typical four styles – regular, bold, italic and bold italic – making it an ideal font to use for text, headlines, anything that needs to be legible. Thatcher has released this font into the public domain and you can download the TTF and OTFs here.
Looking a bit like Gill Sans with less quirkyness, PT Sans was designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov from Saratoga, California based Paratype. PT Sans is the first pan-Cyrillic public font family. Featuring 8 styles that include PT Sans regular, bold, bold italic and italic, PT Sans narrow and narrow bold, and PT Sans caption and caption bold.
PT Sans family was developed as a part of the project “Public Types of Russian Federation.” The fonts of this project have an open user license and can be freely distributed. The main aim of the project is to give possibility to the peoples of Russia to read and write in their native languages. The project is dedicated to the 300-year anniversary of the civil type invented by Peter the Great in 1708–1710 years and was realized with financial support from Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
Beside standard Western, Central European and Cyrillic code pages the fonts contain characters of all title languages of the Russian Federation that make them unique and a very important tool of modern digital communications.