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Typography | Free serif font downloads

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.

Gandhi Serif Sample

Patua One is a bold display font with large chamfered slab serifs.

Patua One Sample

Tienne is similar with chamfered slab serifs, and is available in regular, bold and heavy.

Tienne Sample

Foro is a full on slab serif with plenty of personality. Part of a large family, the light weight is free.

Foro Specimen

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

Trykker Sample

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.

Trocchi Sample

Yokawerad is a bold high contrast display face in the Bodoni still, but with some cutouts such as you find in cyrillic fonts.

Yokawerad Sample

Rosarivo is a calligraphic oldstyle serif in regular and matching italics

Rosarivo Sample

Finally Simonetta is a lovely sloping old style serif available in regular, italic, black and black italic.

Simonetta Sample


Typography | Bemio free font

The latest free font download from the Lost Type Co-op is Bemio. Bemio is an ultrabold sans serif similar to Gill Sans Ultra. The font is comprehensive with full language support and ligatures.

Design Credit: Trevor Baum

Lost Type Co-op | Bemio.

Typography | 2011 free sans serif catch up

Here are a few of the free sans serif fonts that came out towards the end of 2011.

Inder is a modern sans serif along the lines of Futura but less round

Inder Sample

Chivo is a wide humanist sans serif in the Swiss tradition, but with large inkwell cutouts

Chivo Sample

Overlock plays in the space between a serif and a sans serif, much like Optima.

Overlock Sample

Rosario is a humanist semi serif, that is similar to Gill Sans

Rosario Sample

Armata is a geometric sci-fi sans serif based largely on an asymmetric squared circle

Armata Sample

Sansita One is a nice looking brush sans serif in the style of old sign writing and can be used as a bold italic

Sansita One Sample

Layout | A (Brief) History of Western Typefaces

A brief history of modern Western typefaces from Mashable

A History of Western Typefaces [INFOGRAPHIC].

Typography | Cabin Free Font

Cabin Font is a nice looking humanist sans-serif based on Gill Sans, and free to download.

Cabin Font

Cabin font.

Typography | Calluna Sans free font

The excellent Exljbris Font Foundry have release Calluna Sans to match the lovely Calluna, just as they did previously with Museo and Museo Sans.

Calluna Sans is a humanist sans-serif font along the lines of Gill Sans and comes in 10 fonts, 5 weights of roman and italic. The regular weight is free to download from a variety of sources such as MyFonts, linked to on the exljbris site.

Calluna Sans – a [free] font from exljbris Font Foundry.

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