Mar 11 2014

Total Recall #5: 45+ Great Web and Icon Fonts of 2013

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A lot has been said about importance and possibilities of typography. Whether you are using it in a website design or a graphic design, it has always something to contribute. It is more than a simple instrument to display your content, taglines or headlines; it is a sort of visual art that enormously enhances aesthetics, laconically sets the tone of the website, greatly supports the chosen style and naturally adds a note of personality.

However as befits every essential tool, it has some restrictions and should abide by strict conditions when it comes to website design. Not every mind-blowing type can be used in it, yet thanks to several solutions such as @font-face CSS rule and webfont generators majority of the original fonts have got an opportunity to be embedded into design without a hitch. Besides, numerous type foundries provide users not only with a desktop version but also with a web version, which immediately clears up all issues.

Today we are going to uncover the best web fonts from 2013 as well as pay particular attention to trendy free icon fonts which are getting more and more popular every year. They help to solve lots of problems with graphical filling that need to stay pixel-perfect regardless of size and browser’s dimension.

For those who have missed our previous roundups in our series "Total Recall 2013", Here we go again:

But now, let’s take a look at our collection.

Section #1: Web Fonts

Odin Rounded

odin-rounded

Creator:   Frank Hemmekam
Features:  Light, regular, bold and italics weights.

NOOA

nooa

Creator:   Antoine Pilette
Features:  Demi-serif font.

Exo 2.0

exo-2

Creator:   Natanael Gama
Features:  9 weights.

Mohawk

mohawk

Creator:   Timo Kuilder
Features:  lowercase, uppercase.

Quirky Nots

quirky-nots-2

Creator:   Amit Jakhu
Features:  Lowercase, uppercase, numbers, symbols.

Flex Display

flex-display

Creator:   Álvaro Thomáz
Features:  Narrow type.

MERRIWEATHER SANS

penultimate

Creator:   Sorkin Type Co
Features:  Regular font.

Bellota

Bellota

Creator:   Pixilate
Features:  6 styles.

Baron

baron

Creator:   Frank Hemmekam and Fontfabric
Features:  Bold typeface.

Porto

porto

Creator:   UPPERTYPE
Features:  Rounded font.

Canter

canter
Creator:   Christopher J. Lee and Fontfabric LLC
Features:  6 weights.

Versa

versa

Creator:   Renz Abong
Features:  Geometric-style font.

Distorted Fashion

distorted-fashion-2

Creator:   Luke Freeman
Features:  Uppercase only.

Blox

blox

Creator:   Superfried
Features:  Extra bold font.

Quarz 974 Light

quarz-974-light

Creator:   Domenico Ruffo
Features:  Geometric-style font.

Unique

unique

Creator:   Anna Pocius
Features:  Retro style type.

Gado

gado

Creator:   Sergi Delgado
Features:  4 modules.

LOUSIANE

lousiane

Creator:   juanjorivas
Features:  neo art nouveau type.

Blob Round

blob-round

Creator:   Superfried
Features:  2 formats.

Lily Script One

lily-script-one

 

Creator:   Julia Petretta
Features:  Cursive style.

Kavoon

kavoon

Creator:   Viktoriya Grabowska
Features:  From medium to large size.

Elsie Swash Caps

elsie-swash-caps

Creator:   Alejandro Inler
Features:  Swash Caps family.

Snowburst One

snowburst-one

Creator:   Annet Stirling
Features:  From medium to large size.

Risque

risque

Creator:   Astigmatic
Features:  Retro-style font.

Section #2: Icon Fonts

Weather Icon Font

weather-icon-font

Creator:   Lukas Bischoff
Features:  Weather forecast icons.

Icony

icony

Creator:   icony
Features:  Basic icons.

Minimal Icon Font

minimal-icon-font

Creator:   Chris Godby
Features:  Line style icons.

IcoMoon

icomoon

Creator:   icomoon
Features:  Solid and contour style icons.

Linecons

linecons

Creator:   Sergey Shmidt
Features:  48 line style icons.

80 Shades of White Icons

80-shades-of-white-icons

Creator:   Victor Erixon
Features:  80 squared icons.

Font Awesome

font-awesome

Creator:   Fo?? Awesome
Features:  Icons for Bootstrap.

The Entypo Pictogram Suite

the-entypo-pictogram-suite

Creator:   entypo
Features:  250+ icons.

Typicons

typicons

Creator:   typicons
Features:  336 pixel-perfect icons.

Meteocons

meteocons

Creator:   alessioatzeni
Features:  40 weather icons.

Glyph Icon Font

glyph-icon-font-2

Creator:   WebHostingHub
Features:  Assorted icons.

Modern Pictograms

modern-pictograms

Creator:   John Caserta
Features:  Pictogram icons.

Zocial

zocial

Creator:   Sam Collins
Features:  Social media icons.

Elusive

elusive

Creator:   Aristeides Stathopoulos
Features:  Assorted glyphs.

The Elegant Icon Font

the-elegant-icon-font

Creator:   Elegantthemes
Features:  310 icons.

Business Icons

business-icons

Creator:   Elegantthemes
Features:  50 icons.

Ionicons

ionicons

Creator:   ionicons
Features:   Solid and line-style icons.

MFG icons

mfg-icons

Creator:   Martin Charpentier
Features:  120 icons.

Dripicons

dripicons

Creator:   Amit Jakhu
Features:  Assorted icons.

Socialicious

socialicious

Creator:   shalinguyen
Features:  Social media icons.

Cittadino Symbols

cittadino-symbols

Creator:  Dmitry Goloub
Features:  Transport icons.

Metrize Icons

metrize-icons

Creator:   alessioatzeni
Features:  Circular icons.

Travel Icon Font

travel-icon-font

Creator:   inruntime
Features:  Travel icons.

Pictonic Icons

pictonic-icons

Creator:   pictonic
Features:  Social media and programming icons.

About the Author

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

Comments and Discussions
  • Alvi, 16 March 2014

    All of those fonts are awesome!
    i really like Quirky Nots, UNIQUE!

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