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Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. The proper selection of typography can convert your normal design into very attractive piece of art. One of the most important things that a good use of typography elements can achive are it’s look and appearance. The beautiful and effective typography use can also up-lift a normal, simple design to a beautiful and attractive one. The main idea of this post is to present to you some beautiful, fresh and clean fonts that can not only be availed in typography work, but also in your daily use.
All fonts from this high qulity font family are contemporary semi-slab, serif fonts family, designed by Jos Buivenga. His love for the uppercase letter “U” inspired this unique set of fonts. It supports Western and Central European languages and a variety of OpenType features including case sensitive forms, ligatures, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions and proportional/tabular figures.
The Geotica font comes in four different grades or line thicknesses (One, Two, Three and Four) so it’s suitable for a broad use. Each grade has four styles and is loaded with swashes, final forms, lots of ligatures and ornaments. As the idea behind the Geotica Font was to make a beautiful font from some-how simple geometrical elements, it may fit any logotype or creative art that “cares” about typography.
Ingleby is a creative font designed by David Engelby. As it’s available in 4 styles (regular, italic, bold and bold italic) it may offer you a variety of posibilities where to use it. The elegant shape of the font would look great in some brochures, posters and business cards.
Aliens is a TypeFace font that has been done by Denne Beans. It’s shape may look like it is child-like, however if it is used well – it doesn’t. Containing different stars, forms and shapes inside the free spaces and some-where well-designed characters, the level looks like a well-designed font, not a poor one.
Jane Austen is a beautiful gorgeous and calligraphic font. It’s “hand-written” style shows it’s real beauty. Great to be used in Typography works and Posters that do accentuate the typography “point”. The font was originally designed by Pia Frauss, and it currently has more than a thousand downloads per day, only on dafont.
Creative, Fat and Bold font designed by Manual Kerning. It’s “boldness” can be a favor for short-letter-`ed` logotypes and brands. It’s beauty can play a great role in any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics, various kinds of t-shirt designs and pictograms. Being free of charge and available for Mac and Windows, you may drain the most from this font.
Tribbon is a tasty layered ‘ribbon’ style font created by Dominic Le-Hair. Tribbon is a working ‘ribbon’ style font, that consists of several layers and is available as a free download. Tribbon is available in both TTF and OTF font formats. The font would look great as the main element of a poster.
Mr Jones was originally conceived as a family for print design consisting of a sans and a headline. The lowercase are wide for legibility at small sizes while the caps are narrower to save space and keep an even balance of negative space when used in body copy. The overall widths of certain characters have been adjusted to almost extremes to keep an even balance of white space around each letter. It works well in body copy, but will need decreased tracking for larger settings. The font comes with small caps; proportional, oldstyle, and tabular figures and discretionary ligatures.
Tertre is a display/short text typeface with a wide range of applications from signage or posters to menus and pricelists; branding, packaging or publishing. The letters of the font have no overhangs and the stroke thickness of capitals and lower case letters is identical, making hinting or anti-aliasing more uniform at any point size and zoom combination.
Museo Slab is robust slab serif font, that became a succes in the past month, being used by a very big number of designers in their projects. The overall witdh of the font has beed adjusted to keep a balance of white space around each letter. The font comes with discretionary ligatures and tabular figures.
A lovely bold condensed script font, fully loaded with hundreds of subtle ligatures and alternates. The beauty of real hand-draw lettering is that the lettering artist sublty modify the shape of letters so they connect with the next ones. The lobster font looks great in some logotype examples, and also, if used right – in headers.
Otari is vibrant and contemporary font, but serious and built to last. ts character shines in display type, but doesn’t interfere at text sizes. It was originally designed by Travis Kochel,and available for sale in 10 different styles.
Oblik is a beautiful and elegant serif font, available in three different styles. It’s modern and sophisticated characters were developed to fit into every paragraph. Being available with the @font-face service it also supports a plenty of languages, like: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and much more!
Prociono is a beautiful serif and caligraphic font with some blackletter elements. It’s elegancy may fit any poster, that puts an accent on the typography, and beauty elements. It was designed by Barry Schwartz and is currently available in 1 style, with the both .ttf and .oth extensions.
Quadranta is a modern font, built by a bunch of shapes, squares, and different semi-geometrical circles. This font may fit perfectly on the main pages of magazines and modern posters. It was designed by Darim Kim, and since the day of its release on daFont it has been downloaded there over 175.000 times!
Real Origami is an original, distinctive and playful font. This font is based on an origami alphabet by Japanese artist Taichiro Hasegawa. By me, this well-designed font, will fit just a poster or headers of the websites being in the construction mode.
Acid, is a beautiful and elegant font. Being available in three different styles (Regular, Italic and Bold) it looks awesome in all of those styles. This font looks nice everywhere, because it’s carefully designed structure was done in such way, so it fits any pixel where the font is placed.
Code, is a high quality, fresh and clean font designed by Manual Kerning that looks awesome in it’s bold style. It is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like posters, logos. Available for Mac and PC in the .otf extension, the font supports more that 30 different languages.
St Ryde is a humanistic sans-serif with a slight touch of a script typeface. The most significant aspect of the typeface is the combined sharp and round treatment of the stroke endings. The complete Ryde Family contains five weights including real matching italics, so you can choose from thin, light, regular, medium and bold. St Ryde has a wide range range of characters, including small caps, lining proportional and tabular figures plus small caps figures, too. It was designed by Sascha Timplan and currently counts 10 different styles.
Resolute is a high-pitched font, great for writing titles. In fact, the font has only has A-Z, 0-9 and ‘-’ characters so it can not be used in many ways, however if used right, it might look much more better that a simple font.
Malibu is a beautiful, modern, fresh, clean and bold by it self font. It can be used for massive headers on magazines and top news titles on fashion and trends websites.
Motoplatio is a beautiful, fresh, creative and modern font designed for writing header websites and posters. It is based on the motoplat ignition type face. Motoplat is a spanish electronic ignition used in 2 stroke racing engines. By the author, it’s the best ignition of all time. Available in the TTF extension only, it can also be used only for your personal projects, not commercial use.
RocketScript is a speedy new retro script font. It can used for some parts of graphic arts, and it can’t be used in the most as a common logotype for magazine headers, logotypes or other typical graphic representations. It is available for Mac and PC in 2 different styles. Even if it is such a beautiful, modern (some-how retro) font, it was designed by Stuart Sandler in the `old` 2002′s.
Illegal Curves is a modern, fresh and clean font. Being bold by it’s origin, it may fit well some titles, little descriptions and headings. Also, the shapes on the ending of the characters increase the beauty of the font. It’s available in three different styles (Light, Italic, Bold). Being distributed for personal use only, the both, .otf and .ttf extensions are present.
Glide is an elegant custom font with rounded corners, great for logos, posters, motion graphics and t-shirts. It’s name is inspired by the sleek curves and its smooth look. Looking great with the “Inset Typography”, it’s beauty can be observed at the most on logotypes and posters.
Amputa Bangiz is a progressive, true type font, that looks very good on brochure footers. Being created from some strange curves and shapes, it imputes a retro and at the same time modern font. Available for download in the .TTF extension, the font can also be used on your personal and commercial projects.
League Gothic is a revival of an old classic “Alternate Gothic No.1″ font. It was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company in 1903. After the company went bankrupt, the typeface is in the public domain. The `modern` League Gothic is a fat, sans-serif and bold font. It’s available for free download, also for your commercial and personal projects.
SF Hypocrisy is a simplistic san serif with an x-height that goes all the way up and curves in all the right places. This awesome font works great for all your sexy headlining needs and more. It was designed by Derek Vogelpohl in 2009, and was debuted on Myfonts on 1st july of 09′s, in nine different styles and is available for (not free) download in both, .TTF and .OTF extensions.
FILE font is an elegant, modern and bold font which is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms. The font was originally designed by Manual Kerning, being available for Mac and PC, with the .otf extension. Being free of charge, it can be used for your personal and commercial projects.
Tiza is a font developed as a means of learning Font design software. It is inspired on the lovely slab-serif Giza font. It looks great on some headings and big announcements. It was originally designed by Pablo Caro, and it is available for Mac and PC operating systems.
Calluna is a beautiful serif font, with some common features like the Museo Font. Calluna comes in 8 styles: 5 weights and 3 italics. Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface. It’s regular style is available for free download and it can also be used in your commercial and personal projects. It is also available for webfont linking via the TypeKit service. It was originally designed during 1.5 year by the talented designer Jos Buivenga, and was released on MyFonts 24 july of 09′s.
Gandolium is a modern and fresh looking font with a very high quality. It’s every corner is slightly rounded, so, even such (small) feature makes it look much better as it would be without it. The font can be used as a small signature font, but also it looks great if used with the Ninja Style. The font is available in .TTF extension only, and can be just used on personal projects, no commercial ones.
Sansation is a beautiful, elegant and clean font. It is available in three different styles(Light, Regular, Bold), and has been updated to the 1.2 version recently. This modern sans-serif typefamily was originally designed by Bernd Montag, and was released on 15 January 2009. It is also available with the @fontface and Typekit services, and the font can be used in your personal and commercial projects.
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