Dec 06 2012

There Is No Getting Round These 40 Inescapable Fonts In 2013

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We are sure that you will not even try to live without the following collection of inescapable fonts in 2013. All these fonts carry more than the basic character set, though mileage will vary. German readers will find all the special characters, others have to check by themselves. We have included the information, whether the creators of the font allow commercial use. These things should always be double-checked beforehand anyway. So do not only rely on our findings. Furthermore we tell you the format the fonts come in. To help you determine potential usecases, we have also included our rating regarding apperance and style of each font. Designers won’t probably need that much, though…

Now Let The Font Games Begin…

47 – Typeface

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Hendrick Rolandez

Raleway

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF, TTF
Appearance and style: Business, Clean
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© Matt McInerney

Geo Sans Light

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Manfred Klein

Sreda free font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF, TTF
Appearance and style: Klassisch

© Elena Kowalski

Junction

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF, SVG
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© The League of Moveable Type

AGE Free Font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Futuristisch

© Fontfabric Type Foundry

Nexa free font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© Fontfabric type foundry

Yorkville

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean

© humanabase

Casper Typeface

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Michael Chereda

Signika

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: Google Web font
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© Anna Giedrys

Aldo

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Sacha Rein

Free Typeface Deco Neue

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Jonatan Xavier

Poly – free web font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: Google Web Fonts
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© José Nicolás Silva Schwarzenberg

Sansation

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Business

© Bernd Montag

Orbits Free Font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Playful, Design

© Lukasz Kulakowski

Intro free font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Playful, Design

© Miroslav Bekyarov

Valentina typeface

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Playful, Antique

© Pedro Arilla

Bispo

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Playful, Antique

© Jackson Alves

Glide

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© Alexander Nedelev, Veronika Slavova

Jura

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© Ed Merritt

Fabada

Licence: For private use
Format: OTF, TTF
Appearance and style: Elegant, Clean

© deFharo

Prosto
font

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Business

© Emelyanov Pavel und Ivan Gladkikh

Stroke

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Clean

© The Kinetic

Beautiful Rounded Fonts Pack

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Business, Clean

© softarea

Sketch Coursive

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Comic

© Galdino Otten

Forum

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: Google Web Fonts
Appearance and style: Antique

© Denis Masharov

Jockey

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: Google Web Fonts
Appearance and style: Clean, Antique

© TYPE TOGETHER

bariol

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Clean

© atipo

Free Font: Satellite

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Elegant

© Philipp

QumpellkaNo12

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF, TTF
Appearance and style: Antique

© glukfonts

Pacotille

Licence: For private use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Design

© Pleine Page

Code Free Font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© fontfabric

Museo Cyrillic 500

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Design

© exljbris Font Foundry

Tikal Sans

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Clean, Design

© fontsquirrel

ZnikomitNo25

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Antique

© glukfonts

Free font Yeseva

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Antique

© Ivan Gladkikh

Civita Light

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Antique, Elegant

© Hoftype

Oranienbaum free font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Antique

© Ivan & Oleg

Stiff Staff font

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: OTF
Appearance and style: Design

© Borislav Petrov

BD Bardust

Licence: For private and commercial use
Format: TTF
Appearance and style: Future

© Buro Destruct

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About the Author

Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer, book author and designed with over 10 years of experience. He is also a creative mind behind Photoshop Weblog, a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Amir, 07 December 2012

    Really really nice fonts, thanks, it was great.

  • Dan, 07 December 2012

    Good collection – One that stands out for me straight away is ‘bariol’ will be using this for my new portfolio

    • BrianSJ, 07 December 2012

      Agree. Great collection, and Bariol is the stand-out one for me too.

  • Vivek Dhande, 07 December 2012

    All these fonts are very nice and really useful for designers. Thanks for sharing them with us !!

  • Sagi Shrieber, 07 December 2012

    Amazing fonts! Thank you! :)

  • Chano del Río, 07 December 2012

    Thanks!

  • YouDevelop, 09 December 2012

    Very fine collection. Some of the fonts here are fabulous. I really like ‘Bariol’ too. Thank for sharing :)

  • Clearsite, 10 December 2012

    Thanks Dirk, A fine collection!

  • mdo0o0, 10 December 2012

    I’m inlove with Nexa! Works great on typographic posters

  • Oksana, 11 December 2012

    Nice collection, thanks for sharing Dirk. Love Forum and Bariol.

  • Jayesh Shrimali, 04 March 2013

    Really nice and awesome fonts…

  • James Kavvs, 12 April 2013

    Thank you so much. Im shure I will find a usefull font for one of my blogs (-:

  • Derrick, 16 May 2013

    Fabulous list! Love free fonts, especially great quality ones. Should you be a fan of typography I encourage you to check out the type forum: type.is/good, it has a growing community and is chock full of great typography.

  • Mathew Porter, 24 May 2013

    I have been a fan of Museo in its varying forms and weights for a few years now… Still cant resist using it every now and again.

  • Nishigandha, 10 June 2013

    Nice Collection

  • Jonas, 21 July 2013

    http://fontcab.com lets you download commercial fonts for free. Just wanted to share it with you.

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