2014 New Fonts That You Should See
Choosing the right font for your design project is crucial as it can change the whole image projected by the project to its viewers. Typography is an art that every designer has to master in order to be great at their work. Some fonts give more serious feeling to a website/print material, others can look more funny, more for kids, more personal and every feeling can be emphasized by the art of typography. In fact, by themselves, the fonts can make the difference between a great design that clients will love and failure in delivering what they expected.
Arenq font has stylistic alternates that you can use in programs like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more. It’s free for both personal and commercial use.
The Glober font is characterized by excellent legibility in both webs and print designs areas. It is well-finished geometric designs, excellent web font performance, optimized kerning and legibility. The font family is perfectly suited for headlines of all sizes because text blocks come in both maximum and minimum variations. It is also suitable for any type of graphic design in web, print, posters, logos, motion graphics and more.
Dense is a versatile, elegant, geometric and compact sans-serif typeface. Three weights have been created thus far: thin, regular and bold. Created by Canadian artist Charles Daoud, Regular is currently the only weight available, but Daoud has said that he’ll update his Behance page with news on how to get the other weights in the near future.
Reckoner was created by Sydney-based graphic designer Alex Dale. “Drawing inspiration from popular industrial sans serif typefaces such as Bebas Neue, Alegre Sans & Dharma Gothic, I set out to design a typeface with a modern twist whilst keeping the fundamentals of a traditional font,” Dale comments on Behance.
Created by Portugal-based graphic designer Marissa Passos, free font Higher was made as a student project during her time at the University of Porto. The typeface contains a full set of uppercase characters and numbers 0-9. It’s free for both personal and commercial use, and available in OTF and TTF formats.
New York based interactive designer and illustrator Filiz Sahin is quickly becoming known for her free fonts. Often experimenting with an array of different techniques, her fonts are as versatile as her own design style. Look Up is one of the most playful typeface families on our list, with a home-made feel, with little arrows at the edge of each letter.
Woodwarrior is a typeface inspired by the north, and the contrast between modern man made structures and untouched nature shaped by wind and ice alone. Created by designer Anton Bohlin, Woodwarrior is one of those free fonts that’s perfect for experimental headlines and eye-catching straps.
Graphic designer Fernando Diaz describes this entry to our list as a “serif typeface designed for display and long texts, its foundations are based in calligraphy, with strong serifs and rough strokes. Its proportions seek to gain space in height and width. Fénix is elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.”
Earlier this year, Pennsylvania-based graphic designer Nick Slater released this Woodshop typeface, which he generously offers as a free download. The slab font comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
Look Up free font is a playful type with a home-made feel, and it has little arrows at the edge of each letter. The font allows you to create a lot of great things such as magazines, posters, printings, t-shirts etc.
Campton is a simple sans serif with a geometric skeleton. It tries to find its niche in the field of anonymous typefaces by combining simplicity with a subtle friendliness. The font is perfectly suited for graphic design application ranging from editorial and corporate design via web and interaction design through to product design.
Baron is a free uppercase display typeface inspired by the classic sans serif font families because it’s many alternative options and weights. It is perfectly suited for posters, logotypes and headlines, free for both personal and commercial use.
Mohave is all caps display typefaces, with smooth height and dynamic glyph. The typeface is designed for large point’s setting, contains three weights, regular, semi bold, and bold.
Margot is vibrant, cheerful perfectly suited for a great variety of typographical purposes. It is free and the Margot is designed by Adriá Gómez.