And so, every month, we put together a roundup of the best new fonts for web designers. In this roundup of the year, we look back at the past twelve months and showcase our forty favorite fonts of 2022. Enjoy!
Tellumo is an elegant geometric sans-serif that oozes positivity. It comes with a standard set of caps and an alternative set of swash caps.
DT Random Display
DT Random Display is an original approach to typeface design. It’s perfect for posters or a branding project with a courageous client.
Rebrand is a sans-serif packed with character. There are display and text versions, each with seven weights.
Aiglon is a monolinear semi-geometric sans-serif. It is simple and forthright, without being dull or forgettable.
Shorai Sans is a blend of geometric sans-serif and calligraphic brushstrokes. As well as Latin glyphs, there’s a complete set of Japanese characters.
Monden is a high-contrast serif with a clever little kick on the lowercase h, m, and n that adds richness to body text.
Canora is a calligraphic typeface with two styles: Frente leans to the right, and Verso leans to the left.
Epicene is a beautifully baroque typeface with some intriguing details. There are two families, a display version and a text version.
Sangbleu is a super-family of typefaces with five complementary styles: Empire, Kingdom, Republic, Versailles, and Sunrise.
Forme is a typically British grotesque typeface with the bonus of having an equally functional Arabic sibling.
Aprello is a robust sans-serif that’s ideal for branding projects. There are six weights, each with an italic and a variable font version.
Selva is an elegant serif typeface in the Scotch tradition. It has a vast number of weights and a particularly attractive italic.
GT Planar is a unique typeface with both italic and retalic styles that slant up to 45 degrees in each direction.
Veqay is an elegant stencil typeface with organic shapes, making it ideal for certain branding and editorial design.
Apta is a clean sans-serif with excellent proportions. Unusually it comes in three versions, a geometric style, a humanist style, and a combination style.
Antodits is an energetic script face that has the feel of graffiti. This is a great display font for headlines.
Delvard is a family of three typefaces, Display, Subhead, and Text. It’s a beautiful serif with script-like strokes.
Rosales integrates a humanist style with geometric forms and calligraphic alternatives to create a unique typeface.
Fisterra is an informal serif with two different styles: Morte, with emphasizes curves, and Fora, which emphasizes sharp lines.
Connection is a precisely drawn typeface with beautiful detail courtesy of a calligraphic influence.
Ping Round is a simple sans-serif drawn with as few strokes as possible, resulting in some characterful letterforms.
Mule is a hard-working serif with friendly, engaging letterforms. It has a great rhythm, making it ideal for extended text.
Arnika is a contemporary typeface with a large x‑height. The flares on its strokes put it mid-way between a serif and a sans-serif.
Kingsad is a sans-serif designed for branding. The generous curves and wide letterforms make it best suited to short text.
Apice is an elegant script font perfect for posters, branding, and editorial design. It’s a variable font with a setting to control stroke contrast.
The Future is a reworking of the ideas behind Futura. It has a great mix of Western and Japanese typographic traditions.
Mallory is an Art Nouveau-inspired display face. It has graceful sweeping curves and strong contrast.
Fabbrica is a functional sans-serif that performs exceptionally well at small sizes and especially well on screen.
Gills & Co
Gills & Co is another of this year’s crop of Art Nouveau-inspired typefaces. It’s ideal for editorial design.
Satiata is an energetic typeface that almost dances across the screen. Best used for branding or display type.
Fold is a no-nonsense sans-serif that’s plan spoken and trustworthy. It has four weights with corresponding italics.
Bells Morten is a display font inspired by vintage signage. It’s bold and all-caps, with sharp flared serifs.
Mori is a versatile sans-serif inspired by contemporary Japanese design. It’s ideal for branding and editorial design.
Nitido is a humanist sans-serif designed as a companion for the popular Nitida font family. It’s beautifully suited to branding work.
Lithops is a fantastic display face for posters, T‑shirts, and editorial design, with a pattern making up the letters that’s reminiscent of seaweed.
Rapidissima is a companion typeface to Rapida. While Rapida is a careful usable serif, Rapidissima is an exploration of speed.
Firelli is a warm, contemporary slab serif with a range of weights. It’s an excellent choice for display and body type.
OBO Star is a semi-monospaced typeface, meaning that most of the characters use the same space.
Nagel is a uniwidth sans-serif with a low stroke contrast and some bold detailing. It’s ideally suited to short texts and branding.
Practico Slab UI
Practico Slab UI is a workhorse slab serif that blends European and American mid-century styles. It’s available as a variable font.
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.