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.
Orial Bold, suppplied in Truetype and Opentype formats from Pekalongan, Indonesia based Salman Boosty captures the straight-laced geometric spirit of a simple sans serif face similar to Franklin Gothic and infuses it with beautiful organic floral details. Upper case letters have the vines and leaves growing outside of the letters and in the Lower case they are internal. Salman seems to have started with something plain and common and created something unique and interesting. Great to use in headlines or for display use – drop caps, posters, magazine covers, etc would really look great adorned with this face. Download Orial Bold OTF and TTF fonts.
Sometimes one letter makes me like a typeface, in the case of Dimitri Castrique from Belgium’s typeface Qlassik it was the Q. Check out that funky elegant swashy goodness. The unique lowercase g is also pretty sweet. Supplied in a regular and bold weight, this interesting sans serif face reminds me of a slightly more rounded and funky version of Canada Type’s Informa family of fonts.Download Qlassik OTF and TTF fonts.
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.
Veggieburger, one of the first font experiments from California based web, print and font designer Robbie Woodward at Woodward Works is a happy, care-free typeface with the legibility of a sans serif face and the light heartedness of a quirky hand drawn font (but not wretched like comic sans!). Supplied in three weights; light, regular and bold – it reminds me of a marriage between (apple) marker felt and (monotype) gill sans with a little bit of (adobe) Tekton mixed in, clean but still fun. Veggieburger would be great for summer time posters, cards, headlines, invitations, or grilled on a BBQ with some soy cheese. note – the lower case g, e, and a are particularly funky. Download Veggieburger OTFs.
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.