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35+ fresh inline typefaces

By Paddi MacDonnell | Typography | Feb 6, 2014

It’s looking to be the hottest trend to hit web design since large text: inline typefaces are the perfect marriage of character and clarity.

Perfect for flat design, inline typefaces create texture without using bevels or drop shadows. Typically they have hairline strokes inside the thicker bold strokes; this gives them a bold, chunky legibility, coupled with a delicate touch.

Display type needs to stand out from body type, especially when set over large images, and inline typefaces provide that texture in a clean way. They’ve been around for centuries, but it’s only recently that their potential for websites has begun to be picked up.

This is one bandwagon you will want to jump on, so put down Proxima Nova for a minute, and take a look at some of the best inline fonts available:

 

Conqueror Inline (free)

conqueror

 

Intro Inline (free)

intro

 

Bender Inline (free)

bender

 

Newton Inline ($39 approx.)

newton

 

Felina Serif Inline ($40 approx.)

felina

 

Cyclone (subscription)

cyclone

 

Skunkling ($19)

skunkling

 

Ostrich Sans Inline (free)

ostrich

 

Debonair Inline (free)

debonair

 

Goudy Handtooled ($29)

goudy

 

Borba ($14 approx.)

borba

 

Carisma Inline ($49 approx.)

carisma

 

Neutra No.2 Display Inline ($150)

neutraface

 

Rex Inline (free)

rex

 

Sans Serif Inline ($35)

sansserifinline

 

Landmark Inline (subscription)

landmark

 

Dekal Inline ($30 approx.)

dekal

 

Smaragd Regular ($39 approx.)

smaragd

 

Naive Inline ($28)

naive

 

Gist ($17.15)

gist

 

Blanch Inline (free)

blanch

 

Ribbon (free)

ribbon

 

Metropolis (free)

metropolis

 

Homestead (free)

homestead

 

Matrix II Inline ($80)

matrixii

 

Phosphate ($74 approx.)

phosphate

 

Sphinx Inline ($54 approx.)

sphinx

 

Lagniappe Inline (free)

lagniappe

 

Fascinate Inline (free)

facinate

 

Posterizer KG Inline ($20)

posterizer

 

Doinky Inline ($29.95)

doinky

 

Ashley Crawford AT Inline ($29)

ashley

 

Marketing Script Inline (free)

marketing

 

FFD Neuland Inline ($39 approx.)

FFDNeuland

 

Rainforest Inline ($30)

Rainforest

 

Memoriam Pro Inline ($49.94)

memorium

 

 Have you used inline type in a project yet? Have we missed one of your go-to faces? Let us know in the comments.

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  • http://google.com/ typography

    Smashing list. I’ve seen a few of these before, but I think Conqueror is a really nice typeface.

    Speaking of type, if you’re a fan of fonts, check out the typography forum type.is/good – It’s really picked up the slack where typophile has fallen off. It’s subscription only, but I think well worth it if you’re a type fiend.

    Anyhow, thanks again for this extensive list.

  • http://ccmutants.com/ Paweł Kuc

    great! thanks!