Inline typefaces are becoming more and more popular as a method of introducing depth or visual interest, particularly as the flat design trend has taken hold.
Here, we pick five of our favourite inline typefaces to introduce you to the latest craze; some are even free fonts for you to download and use straight away. We'll add more to this list as we find them - and please feel free to share your favourite inline fonts with the design community in our comments section at the foot of the article.
01. Gist Rough (opens in new tab)
Created by Yellow Design Studio (opens in new tab), Gist Rough the letterpress version of Gist. Combining both retro and modern influences, it's the perfect inline typeface for those of you that love a font that's a little rough around the edges. There's varying lavels of texture with every weight that can be mixed or used individually.
02. Intro (opens in new tab)
A completely free inline typface, Intro serves as the perfect introduction to inline typefaces. The geometric make-up and structure makes it a beautiful choice for designers and using sharpened edges for the 'A', 'V' and 'W' letters ensures it's a stand-out, unique offering.
03. Naive Inline (opens in new tab)
Naïve Inline is a serif handwritten font designed by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin for La Goupil Paris. The three weights of this retro parisian typography can be enhanced with a bicolor interior, ribbed or full, to improve your designs and bring a nostalgic and unusual feeling. To do so, you can simply superimpose the 2 elements: the weight above, the interior below.
04. Market Street Neon (opens in new tab)
Created by MyFonts' Lori Lebeau-Walsh (opens in new tab), Market Street Neon is an inline typeface packed full of fun. "I designed this font to be a little bit more 'San Francisco' (hence the name of the font), with a contemporary and upscale feeling. It’s intended for use in larger sizes of type, upwards of 48 pt," explains Lebeau-Walsh.
05. Skunkling (opens in new tab)
Packed full of personality, Skunkling is a fun little inline typeface to use in all your flat design projects. "It was inspired by a real-life encounter between a spraying skunk and a defenseless designer," explains designer Jason Jones. "It was designed to be playful and even awkward." We love it.
Have you got a favourite inline typeface design? Let us know in the comments box below!