Geometric design Anders was an experimental project by creative advertising student Tom Anders Watkins. "Using influences from modern font design, I wanted something very minimal and a little unique, here's the result," Watkins comments on Behance.
Released earlier this year, Cassannet is a gorgeous addition to our best list, which captures the essence of vintage Cassandre posters. The art deco typeface is available in bold, regular and outline weights.
Containing ligatures, capitals, numbers, small capitals and also titling alternates, the font will be perfect for any purpose. You can be really nice and offer a donation to the makers or simply repay them with a tweet.
Farray was created by French graphic designer Adrien Coquet. A generous guy, Coquet recently put the finishing touches to his Bauhaus-inspired design and now offers it as a free download for both personal and commercial use.
Designer Trevor Baum created this vintage-inspired typeface. Proclaiming a love of bicycles, type and Jewish delis, Trevor wanted to create a font that was both rugged and refined, and we think he's got the balance spot on.
The inspiration for the typography design came from the workmanship, lettering and baseball jerseys of the 1930s and 1940s. The font comes in uppercase, lowercase, numerals and also contains punctuation.
This font was created by KalleGraphics and based on Nick Curtis' font Anagram. The bold design includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Free for personal use.
Nuno Dias is a graphic designer with a passion for typography and illustration. He is also the artist behind Makhina. "This is my second attempt on typefaces," Dias comments on Dribbble.
"I don't have much experience yet, but this time I tried something more functional and simple. Inspired by gas pipes, the basic shape is a rounded square."
It's no wonder this font has become so popular, thanks to its modern twist on a vintage style. Designed by Australian graphic designer Josip Kelava, Metropolis is influenced by the industrial movement of the 1920s.
Kelava wanted to create his own Art Deco font without being too much of a copycat. The result was this bold and daring typeface, perfect for catching your user's eye. It only comes as capital letters, so it won't be relevant for set body text. It does however, look amazing on a poster or homepage!
If you're looking for a distressed retro font, Monthoers could well be the answer. Created by Indonesia-based graphic designer Agga Swist'blnk, it's the latest incarnation of her Rochoes typeface, and free for personal and commercial use.
Designed by 25-year-old Frenchman Fabien Laborie, the graphic designer describes Nougatine as "a titling font inspired by the smell of freshly baked cookies."
Delivered with 380 glyphs, a host of varying ligatures and a panel of alternative letters, it enables the power of versatility. Used for editorial and commercial purposes, Nougatine is a great all-rounder.
45. Ostrich Sans
This superb typeface is created by New Yorker Tyler Finck. Tyler has created a number of fonts and regularly allows designers to download them for free.
He describes Ostrich Sans as an open source font family that he's very happy to offer for free from The League of Moveable Type. The typeface comes in six styles, including Sans Light, Sans Regular, Sans Bold and Sans Rounded. It only comes in caps but we think that it's the perfect font to make an instant impact.
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.
"The result is Reckoner, a free for commercial and personal use typeface that features a secondary set of characters in the lowercase setting that can be placed in your designs to add a unique touch to certain words."
This three-weight font type is brought to you by the folks at Fontfabric. Designer Svetoslav Simov, who is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, founded the independent type foundry back in 2008. Every week, a typeface is rolled out of production and is put up on the site to download absolutely free.
Rex is one of those fonts, designed in three weights: light, bold and bold inline. It's a caps font, but there is a difference between both caps and small caps, which can be seen in the examples on the website. It's available for both personal and commercial use.
48. Sketchtik Light
This cute font is taking us back to our school days. Designed by Hiekka Graphics founder Ossi Gustafsson, Sketchtik echoes chalk boards from the classroom without looking immature.
It'll give a sense of fun to any design, which could work well for portfolios or branding. The font comes in light, regular, bold and black so there's plenty of versatility for titles, headings and set body text. (You only get the Light version for free.)
A simple, cheeky and free font, Somatic was created by designer and illustrator Lauren Lee. A playful design, Somatic is perfect for logos, posters, headlines and any design situation where you have a bold typographic message to convey.
An old university project by Berlin-based graphic artist Simon Becker with support from graphic and type designer Sabrina Ekecik, Vagtur is a headline font that features a sharp contrast between rounded sans serif and calligraphic script.
This is no coincidence, as it's a compound font made up of classic typefaces VAG and Fette Fraktur. It's free for download in exchange for a tweet or a share.
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