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Typography | Free Sans Serif downloads

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.

Gandhi Sans Sample

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.

Karla Sample

Oswald is a condensed bold humanist sans-serif, good for headlines and similar to Franklin Gothic Condensed.

Oswald Sample

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.

Economica Sample

Titan One is a big friendly looking heavy humanist sans-serif. It gives the impression of comics and brush strokes.

Titan One Sample


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 | Roboto free font

You can download the latest Google Android font Roboto free. The font comes in the standard Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic weights. As pointed out, Roboto is very similar to Helvetica.

Android 4.0 "Roboto" Font

Download: Roboto Font from Android 4.0 – BriefMobile.

Layout | Rugby World Cup 2011 draw

Here is another layout of the Rugby World Cup draw, showing where each game is being played. I am not placing any predictions in this one. Click here to see my other chart with predictions. Click on the image to see the draw larger.

Rugby World Cup 2011 draw

Layout | 2011 Rugby World Cup Calendar Prediction

Here is my first prediction for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, using the style that I used for the Football World Cup. I have of course plumped for my own team, New Zealand, to win on home soil. I have made the bold call that Samoa will beat Wales and get through the pool of death into the quarter finals. I think that Australia will beat Ireland to come top of pool C, but that could depend on the dodgy New Zealand spring weather. The other tight pool game will be Argentina and Scotland, which I predict Argentina to win. I will update this as the tournament progresses, and no doubt I will come up with a couple of other formats.

Layman's prediction for the RWC 2011

Layout | Trainspotting posters

An interesting interview with the creators of the memorable and influential Trainspotting posters 15 years on. The poster series is still as fresh and modern now as it was when it came out.



Creative Review – Trainspotting’s film poster campaign, 15 years on.

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