35 Beautiful Typefaces for Minimal Web Design Use

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The modern artist is gifted with a variety of options for his artwork, typefaces being some of them. Words are strong communicative tools but if they can be supported by the pulsating visual effects you can almost hear them speaking. You can make use of the following:

Free Typefaces

Fat frank

This is a big and chunky font with all digits, some diacritical marks, punctuations and money signs which are useful for brandings and commercial designs.

Fat frank

Lullaby

This is a decorative font and as the name suggests, soothing and pleasant. The letters are available in two types – Type A and Type B and can be arranged in a rhythmic pattern for posters and headlines.

Lullaby

Typometry

This is an experimental geometric font meant for academic designs. A pro version with 2 weights, 4 styles and more than 220 glyphs are now available in .ttf and .otf formats. This is good for graphic patterns and projects.

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Typometry

Magna Typeface

This is also geometric and patterned, in a vintage style. This will work very well in posters, logos or photographs.

Magna Typeface

Frontage Typeface

Frontage is an attractive layered type system with endless design possibilities combining different fonts and colors. You can create 3D effects or simple stark styles with the handcrafted look. The spacing is just right. It is best suited for headlines and logotypes.

Frontage Typeface

Chrome Light

This is light version of the upcoming Chrome font. It is a full set with two variations – chrome and chrome black. This stylish and formal font can be used for any kind of graphic design, branding, web packaging and more.

Chrome Light

Sketchetik

This simple yet elegant font gives an impression of charcoal or pencil sketches and can be used to design t-shirts, posters, gift and card messages and more to give a warm personal handwritten impression.

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Sketchetik

Poly

This is a harmonized and uncluttered font designed to define an alternative system of diacritical marks. This can be used for long texts and may prove economical because of the cramped styling.

Poly

Navia Type

This modernist type can be used for headlines or modern posters to create a visual impact. As this is not suitable for fluent reading, it is not advisable to use them for long texts.

Navia Type

Otama e.p. Typeface

This is a quiet and elegant typeface suitable for expensive and luxury product branding. It has an old world charm. It does not take away the compactness and readability in spite of the solid contrasting elements.

Otama e.p. Typeface

Adamas Regular

This was first used by Greek and Latin writers on hard stones. The rough hewn edges and sharp letters lend a rustic touch to your web designs with short texts.

Adamas Regular

Drop Type

This is handmade eps font based on bold outlines. This creates a delicate embroidered effect and is good for stylish artwork with a touch of the traditional.

Drop Type

Neo Deco

This is a modern typeface, as the name suggests. It is clean, without frills and great for fashion corporate brandings.

Neo Deco

Code

This is another clean and modern font which can be used to design almost everything contemporary. As it is easy to read; pamphlets, posters, cd covers and other designer artifacts can use this font.

Code

Nougatine

This is a font inspired by the smell of freshly baked cookies. It retains that fresh appeal in its tilts and curves, 80 glyphs, many ligatures and a panel of alternative letters. Though the free version cannot be used for commercial purposes you can always check it out here for your experiments and also combine it with other fonts to create effects.

Nougatine

Stitching Font

This handmade font is inspired by the dramatic effects and the overlapping color combinations of cross stitch. Its effects are interesting to see on typeface and can be used to create delicate visual effects in logos or brandings. Right now it is an experiment with 26 uppercase forms.

Stitching Font

Plstk

As the name suggests, this is inspired by the plastic industry. These 3D letters create lively visuals which can be used in and as headings, for logos or brandings. This has a chic and modern appeal to it.

Plstk

Villa Didot

This has been inspired by the posters of the club Villa Wuller. These were all hand drawn. This is a handmade, personalized font which makes for great use in cards or personal messages. The letters emanate warmth of a by-gone era. This is in an experimental stage and will be complete by this year.

Villa Didot

Five Minutes

True to its name five minutes is suitable for all those quick five minutes activities. It is great for youthful and funky designs.

Five Minutes

The Kabel

This creates a modern 3D effect like neon signs. It is good for hoardings, posters and messages.

The Kabel

Origram

This font is inspired by Origami and Tangram. This is a geometric, display font and not meant for texts, but it creates a great visual effect with a basic octagon shape. It can be used to create an oriental feel in posters, logos and many more.

Origram

Accent

This sleek, stylish font can make bold, fashionable statements. Used with variations it can also create an oriental mystery. Proper colors and hushed lighting can conjure magic with your words.

Accent

Valentine

This is a classic font with a conventional eighteenth century flavor of the antique Spanish punches of the time. It can make elegant, bold statements and is a complete font of 457 glyphs in which there are 125 alternative lower cases or the 46 ligatures.

Valentine

Bispo

This is a script typeface inspired by calligraphy and is used for just that – stylish and artistic writing. The open type features enable the user to experiment with the patterns and create the desired effect.

Bispo

Cosmo Path

This is a handmade eps font inspired by cubicles, spaceships and triangle fashion pattern and illustrator pen path tools. This is a nexgen font for modern designs with 3D effects.

Cosmo Path

Typeface Adec 2.0

This was inspired by the time of Art Deco and Constructivism. This compiles decorative elements like textures and frames in a simplistic manner and can be effectively used in posters, magazines or logos with short texts.

Typeface Adec 2.0

Mosaic Leaf

This is an original and artistic typeface suitable for short texts. It contains Baltic, Turkish, Western and Central European encoding. It also includes Nordic character sets, numbers, punctuations and symbols, so it has a versatile range and is excellent for branding.

Mosaic Leaf

Absinthe

This is also a free font with a strong Art Nouveau look, set in a combination or curls and straight lines. It is available in regular, italics and flourish cuts. This has a gothic feel about it and is best used for posters and graphic art.

Absinthe

Graffiti Font

This is also a handmade font available in black & white and colored versions for a quirky, fresh, vibrant and youthful look.

Graffiti Font

Molesk

This is a vintage font ideally suitable for graphic art, typography, branding, editorial designs and logos.

Molesk

Henry

This was inspired by Henry Ford, vintage cars and fonts from the 60’s. This has a period feel about it and is great for creations with a vintage touch.

Henry

Intro

This has 26 unique styles and weights. This is popular for its excellent legibility in both web and print design areas and geometric patterns. This is most suitable for headlines, text blocks with maximum or minimum variations and graphic designs.

Intro

Color Lines

This is straight and in part lines. This can be used for a variety of colorful prints like labels or cool prints.

Color Lines

Sablon Type

Sablon Type is a handmade eps font. It uses din-bold outlines as well as add and subtract circles around the edges.

Sablon Type

Sketch Gothic

This is also a handmade graphic font available as bold and light. It can be effectively used in posters or headlines.

Sketch Gothic

Evan Varsamis

Evan Varsamis is the Founder and CEO of SmokingDesigners.com which is a design blog about Graphic Design Inspiration, Photography and Web Design Tutorials. He is also a part time Web Developer focusing in Responsive Designs. Say Hi via Twitter @Smokingdesigns.

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