Nataly Birch March 11th, 2014

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

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.

Nataly Birch

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

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