Print Web Interface DiY always brings up latest tools and techniques along with articles for designers. Communicating a message via visual language is easy but it enhances your creativity via typography. Do you know every typeface or font has its own personality? For instance, you find all Japanese people look the same, but they don’t.
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Typefaces are classified into several categories or group you can say. Some of the most popular font classifications are Blackletter, Transitional, Glyphic, Old Style, Slab, Serif, Sans Serif, Script, etc.
If you are interested, you can read and follow the typeface classifications and share with others.
Here are 14 Quality Fonts to Spice up your Designs for Free
The following numbers are only for the sequence and not by their ranks
01 Open Sans
The popular Open Sans is designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. This is optimized for print, web and interface projects. These are some of the websites who use Open Sans: ileadfarmers, cigar’s ccafs, fleava, sign now, gaston bouchayer – portfolio, zensations, at first sight films, Virgin & Google Chrome.
Antonio is a condensed, sans serif font, which is optimized for modern web browsers, designed by Vernon Adams. This font is also labeled as Google Font font.
Droid is an unique and extremely condensed display font, which is especially good for mobile apps. Droid is Freeware, designed and published by Typodermic. Feel free to use Droid in both print & web projects.
Elsie is a decorative and can be used for display font as well. You can use this attractive font to use in event graphics, fashion shows, wedding cards or even invitation letter as well. Elsie is a trademark of Alejandro Inler.
05 Fontin Sans
Having a more classical appearance, Fontin Sans is a free font designed and manufacutured by Jos Buivenga in 2007. A must-have font for both print, web & interface designers.
The font GoodDog is falling under Hand drawn type classification, designed by Fonthead Design. This can be used in invitation cards, logotypes, education materials or even in book covers or posters. This is Freeware for both personal and commercial work.
The title speaks for itself, Exotica is Freeware & Display font, designed and published by West Wind Fonts. Feel free to use Exotica in both print & web projects.
08 Lovers Quarrel
The lovers Quarrel, designed by TypeSETit, is one of the good fonts from Script type classification. This is free for both personal and commercial work.
09 Modern Pictograms
Yes pictograms, which is completely free for work. If you are creating a mobile app then you can try this font to embed and get rid of the redundant images.
10 Noto Serif
If you are Serif Lover, you should definitely try Noto Serif. This is good for both print, web and interface projects due to its legibility. Noto Serif should be part of your serif library collection.
11 Playfair Display
It is one of the best and elegant serif font, inspired from Baskerville, from the transitional typeface. This typeface is great for making headlines or captions especially for your print work. Playfair Display is designed by Claus Eggers Sørensen and also labeled as Google Font.
QumpellkaNo12 is another playful font after Playfair Display, designed by GLUK fonts. This is best for wedding cards or calligraphy work. This is completely free for commercial and personal usage.
One more elegant font that is falling under Script type classification. Rechtman is designed by David Rakowski, which is free for both personal and commercial work.
Tallys is part of the serif classification and designed by Exljbris. It is one degree slanted and has large caps. You can use this type in both print and web for free.