There’s nothing like a new font or two to breathe new life into your designs. And so, every month, we put together this collection of the fonts that have caught our eye in the past few weeks.
This month we’ve got traditional slab-serifs, some original scripts, a couple of workhorses, and plenty of characterful display faces. Enjoy!
There are plenty of calligraphic typefaces available, but Canora is a little different. Alongside Canora Frente, which leans to the right, Canora Verso leans to the left for an original look.
Fisterra is an informal serif in two styles. Morte emphasizes the pair’s curves, and Fora accentuates the sharp lines; both share the same elegant skeleton.
King of August
King of August is a single-weight script that’s packed with energy. The extra cut beneath the stroke on characters like the lowercase s and p add a delightful wet-paint feel.
This poster-worthy font is Lithops. The pattern forming the letter shapes is reminiscent of seaweed, fine jewelry, and acid flashbacks. Just don’t try setting body text in it.
Sangbleu is a super-family of typefaces with five complementary voices: Empire, Kingdom, Republic, Versailles, and Sunrise. It’s ideal for demanding editorial work.
Kohinoor One claims to be the thinnest font ever produced, with strokes just one unit thick. It’s perfect for those occasions when you need light typographic color at extra large sizes.
Firelli is a warm, contemporary slab serif with a range of weights from thin up to a chunky, retro-feeling Black. It works amazingly for both headlines and body text.
Ideal for signage, branding, and headline text, UCity Pro is a geometric sans-serif with ten styles and a variable font version.
Artex is an excellent sans-serif with simplified forms that work best when embracing its vast number of styles and weights. It’s also available as a variable font.
Colroy is an excellent early-style slab-serif that is superb for setting large runs of text. It was begun in 2009, released in 2014, and has just been re-released with new weights and a variable font.
Fabbrica is a solid, functional sans-serif that performs exceptionally well at small sizes, including on screen. It has rounded and sharp variations and different weights.
As the name suggests, Mule is a flexible, hard-working serif with mixed lineage. Its round shapes are friendly and engaging, and its vertical rhythm makes it ideal for extended text passages.
Romano is a distinctly Roman font. Subtle flares and abrupt angles call to mind carved letterforms and the formal scripts of the renaissance.
Kosmos is an experimental typeface in which multiple horizontal shapes make up the letters. The finest weights are barely visible, and the thicker weights overlap the shapes to create cloud-like forms.
Precise Sans is an excellent font for dashboards and other complex UI designs. It is clean and modern with simplified shapes. It’s currently in beta.
Ben Moss is Senior Editor at WebdesignerDepot. He’s designed and coded work for award-winning startups, and global names including IBM, UBS, and the FBI. One of these days he’ll run a sub-4hr marathon. Say hi on Twitter.