Now arriving at Fontaday .. Airstrip Four from funky freeware font finagler Vic Fieger. It’s a nice clean face, techno influenced no-doubt about it. Rounded edges, straight ascenders, quirky angles. From afar it could be mistaken for something like Vag Rounded Black, but when you really look you see it has its own character and hard edged techno funky detroit-berlin-transeurope express-like spirit. Download Airstrip Four TTF and prepare for take off. (upper case is same as lowercase, has numerals, limited character set)
AR Techni is a nice clean techno-inspired, rounded sans-serif face from type and Architectural Designer H.Arroyo from Cartago, Costa Rica. Reminiscent of old architectural template lettering, AR Techni has a straight forward design that would be great for text or set large for headlines, the quirky rotated lowercase e and some other interesting design highlights make AR Techni stand out from the pack. Download The TTF..
Capsuula — from Nitra, Slovak Republic based graphic designer Henrich Fichna (haef) is a very nice, clean legible sans-serif design that would feel equally right used for text or simple headlines- or maybe a presentation would benefit from a nice simple typeface like this. Reminds me a little of some emigre faces from the 90s or a smoother version of this nice face from Betatype called Pill Gothic. Click to Download Capsuula TTF.
From Copenhagen, Denmark based first time font creator Johan Aakerlund comes Comfortaa in Thin, Regular and Bold weights. Johan says “I hope you can use my font – please share it with the world” and that’s what we’re trying to do. Comforta features smooth, rounded edges, remains legible at all sizes, has 466 characters and symbols to support most European conuntries and it looks damn good! Download Comfortaa Truetype fonts!
Salaryman is a very nice freeware extended sans serif typeface from Patrick Broderick at RotoDesign in San Francisco, CA. The font is supplied as upper case only, and has limited punctuation included in the Truetype face – but Salryman does have a full alphabet and numerals. Nice, Thin, Extended, slightly round at the ends, super legible up close and from afar – Salaryman is a great type choice for headlines. Reminds me of a slightly less refined version of the more angular Miedinger Light from CanadaType. Download Salaryman TTF.
The Ubuntu Titling Font is the creation of Christian Robertson at Independent type foundry BetaType. He says “Here is a release candidate for the Ubuntu titling font. I’ve included the “source” FontLab (not open source, sorry) file along with the build script I use to author the OTF and TTF files. This version not only includes many more diacritics, but includes OpenType features such as small caps, small cap numerals as well as some alternate characters. I have also polished the spacing and added kerning, which was missing from previous versions. I’ve also nudged some of the letter shapes to be a little more squarish. The rounded forms conform to the Ubuntu ideal of a human and approachable operating system, but in previous cuts some of the characters were starting to appear childish, where the logotype does not. The best example of this is the lower case ‘a’.” In the end, Ubuntu Titling is a great, useable “open source” sans serif face. Download Ubuntu Titling TTF and OTF.
An overall very nice sans serif and slightly grotesk and slightly rounded opentype typeface, Quicksand is sure to fill the needs if you seek a nice neutral contemporary face for easy to read signage, text, headlines, etc.. (it feels like a marriage between news gothic and vag rounded to me). Supplied in seven styles- Bold, Bold Oblique, Book, Book Oblique, Dash, Light, and Light Oblique – Quicksand had a lot of options! I especially like the Dash style. This diverse face was created by Freelance graphic designer Andrew Paglinawan from Quezon City in the Philippines. Download Quicksand OTF.