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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


Layout | Swissted punk posters in the Swiss style

Swissted is a great project by Mike Joyce, combining two of his great loves; punk rock and Swiss modernism. The result are modern punk, rock and indie posters produced in the sixties Swiss style using Akzidenz Grotesk. Here are some of my favourites, there are plenty more on the Swissted site. It would be great to see the original poster to compare style and see whether the Swissted design is an abstraction of the original, or completely different.



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