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Here are some good free sans-serif fonts that have popped up over the past couple of months.
Gandhi Sans is a great looking humanist sans-serif similar to Gill Sans. It comes in the four standard weights of regular, italic, bold and bold italic, making it very useful for standard Word processing. There is also a matching Gandhi Serif, the combination of the two is similar to Gill Sans and Perpetua.
Karla is a great looking open humanist sans-serif in the Swiss style, but with a bit of personality in the double storey g and wonky q. Karla is available in regular, italic, bold and bold italic.
Oswald is a condensed bold humanist sans-serif, good for headlines and similar to Franklin Gothic Condensed.
Economica is a condensed geometric sans-serif with chamfered terminals and could be used as a display face for technology and SciFi. Economica is available in regular, italic, bold and bold italic.
Titan One is a big friendly looking heavy humanist sans-serif. It gives the impression of comics and brush strokes.
I have not been keeping up with posting all the great free fonts that have been coming out of late. There have particularly been plenty of serif fonts. Here is a collection that have come out in the past couple of months.
Gandhi serif is an excellent looking workhorse serif available in the four standard regular, italic, bold and bold italic weights. Gandhi serif also has a matching sans-serif in the same weights. The serif and sans-serif pairings are similar to Gill sans and Perpetua.
Patua One is a bold display font with large chamfered slab serifs.
Tienne is similar with chamfered slab serifs, and is available in regular, bold and heavy.
Foro is a full on slab serif with plenty of personality. Part of a large family, the light weight is free.
Hagin is a condensed serif with large pointed serifs. The font is in capitals and small caps and is for headlines and display purposes. Hagin comes in Light and Medium weights free.
Trykker is an oldstyle serif
Trocchi is a slab serif with some archer style ball terminals on the C, G, J and S. Trocchi comes in Regular and Bold weights free.
Rosarivo is a calligraphic oldstyle serif in regular and matching italics
Finally Simonetta is a lovely sloping old style serif available in regular, italic, black and black italic.
A nice advertising series for Siemens extractor fans by Ogilvy. The photoshopped flat kitchens give a sense of cooking outdoors where all the steam and smells from cooking can magically waft away.
I really like this poster series for the Newcastle Festival of Dance by Amy Rodchester. Polygon blocks were created at varying heights and arranged in a chessboard type pattern and topped by images of dancing feet. The arrangement then was photographed giving a slightly uneven pattern. The black and white photos of old fashioned shoes and the pastel tones give a nice vintage touch to what would otherwise be a very modern poster.
You can download the light weight of Sofia free from FontSpring. Sofia is an open round geometric sans serif, sort of like if Futura was crossed with DIN.
Amble is a nice looking and highly legible font family available to download free. The font is available in light condensed, light, regular, bold weights all with matching italics. Amble is like a slightly more open version of Verdana. My only issue with the font is the slightly strange upper case K.