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.
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Colaborate is a hard working sans-serif free font from Ralph du Carrois of Carrois Type Design in Berlin. A humanist feel is present with a high x-height of this typeface that is supplied in five weights; Thin, Light, Medium, Regular and Bold. Download the Colaborate TTFs 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.
The two-tiers font included in this archive, Day Roman, is a digitally redrawn version of what has come to be historically known as the “Two Line Double Pica Roman”, a typeface designed by 16th century French punchcutter FranÁois Guyot, and used in numerous books between 1535 and 1570, most notable of which are J. Steelsius’s printing of The Bible (1541) and Frisius (1551), Gillis Coppens van Diest’s printing of Erasmus (1544), Georgius (1544), Serlio (1550) and Horatius (1552), and Rotarius’s printing of Livius Brechtius (1549). The type was also used extensively by H. Dunham, and later J. Day, in London (the name Day Roman is simply a reference to J. Day having used the type). Original matrices of Guyot’s roman type are now in the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp. From 2002, Fredrick Nader at Apostrophic Labs. Download TTFs.
Another nice legible elegant face that’s been floating around a while with no real trackable origin – from ‘rda_dgsn’ is all i really know. Some people say it looks like Myriad Pro from Adobe a bit too much, but I like it just the same. Download the four styles (bold, bold italic, regular, and italic) that make up GranDesign Neue Serif TTFS. Anyone know any more about where this font came from?
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,
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.
Copse, from London, England based designer and typographer Dan Rhatigan (also known as Sparky) is a family designed for the wonderful resource known as the Google Font Directory. Dan says “Copse is a low contrast slab serif that is a little soft around the edges, but with a clear and sturdy posture.” and I couldn’t agree more. Copse is a hybrid of a text face and a typewriter face, meant to hold up well if used at small sizes online, but produce a soft but clear effect at larger sizes. It has low contrast and soft edges, with some kicky ball terminals to provide a splash of color. Download Copse Regular TTF.