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.
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.
Ubuntu, the font .. the OS .. the way of life? “The Ubuntu Font Family is very long-term endeavour, and the first time that a professionally-designed font has been funded specifically with the intent of being an on-going community expanded project” Ubuntu is supplied in four flavors; regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic. For more information on this super-high-quality free font check out the project webpage at http://font.ubuntu.com/
Crimson Text, from Toronto-based designer Sebastian Koch who says “Crimson Text is a font family for book production in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces. There are a lot of great free fonts around, but one kind is missing: those Garamond-inspired types with all the little niceties like oldstyle figures, small caps, fleurons, math characters and the like. In fact, a lot of time is spend developing free knock-offs of ugly “standards” like Times and Helvetica. Crimson Text is inspired by the fantastic work of people like Jan Tschichold, Robert Slimbach and Jonathan Hoefler. I hope that the free type community will one day be able to enjoy Crimson Text as a beautiful workhorse.” Definitely a nice face worth checking out, even though it is still in its early stages. Download the Crimson Text 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!
Cardo from Fonts for Scholars in Rye, New York is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists. Since it may be used to prepare materials for publication, it also contains features that are required for high-quality typography, such as ligatures, text figures (also known as old style numerals), true small capitals and a variety of punctuation and space characters. It may also be used to document and discuss the features of Unicode that are applicable to the these disciplines, as we work to help colleagues understand the value (and limitations) of Unicode.
This font is my version of a typeface cut for the Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius and first used to print Pietro Bembo’s book De Aetna. This font has been revived in modern times under several names (Bembo, Aetna, Aldine 401). I chose it mainly because it is a classic book face, suitable for scholarship, and also because it is easier to get various diacritics sized and positioned for legibility with this design than with some others. I added a set of Greek characters designed to harmonize well on the page with the Roman letters as well as many other characters useful to scholars. The Hebrew characters are designed to match those used in the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia as closely as possible and so have no claim to originality. Download Cardo 99 TTF.
Gentium from SIL is a typeface family designed to enable the diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin and Greek scripts to produce readable, high-quality publications. It supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets and includes glyphs that correspond to all the Latin ranges of Unicode. The design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive. The additional ‘extended’ Latin letters are designed to naturally harmonize with the traditional 26 ones. Diacritics are treated with careful thought and attention to their use. Gentium also supports both polytonic and monotonic Greek, including a number of alternate forms. Download Gentium Truetype font.
A creative commons typeface called Acid (personal edition), supplied in Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Medium and Medium Italic! Thanks to designer Stephan Baum, of Trier, Germany. Acid reminds me of a less chunky version of a nice face from t26 called Dubius, with maybe a little bit of Franklin Gothic Light in the mix. Modern, legible, maybe a little grotesk, a nice all around face that has a lot of uses – and the six version really help! (two fonts in a row from designers based in Trier, and it was totally unplanned.. Trier is font central these days, it seems!) Download the Acid family of six OTF faces.