30 Brilliant Typefaces For Corporate Design

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Designing a beautiful, legible typeface is hard work and takes time and patience. The type family has to convey a message clearly and effectively, regardless of the setting in which it is used. Of course, thousands of freely available fonts are out there, and some free fonts are very impressive1. Yet only a few free fonts manage to beat the look and feel of a carefully designed professional typeface, one that has been painstakingly developed over years with a close attention to tiny details.

We looked around and researched recently released corporate typefaces that have been frequently recommended, mentioned or discussed on popular typography-related blogs, forums and magazines. In the end, we came up with a list of the most promising corporate typefaces and collected information about each of them. The result is this comprehensive showcase of typefaces, together with links to specimens and pricing information.

Below, you’ll find 35 brilliant new typefaces for corporate design. Please note that they are not free, but we’ve focused on typefaces that are definitely worth spending money on. This showcase should serve as a great reference for professional designers looking for some fresh, beautiful typefaces for their corporate projects.

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1. Bodoni Script Pro

Bodoni Script Pro6 | PDF specimen597 | Price: €69+
Designed by Panos Vassillou, this typeface was designed with connected characters and capitals with calligraphic elements. Bodoni Script Pro is a 3-weight family; each font comes with 725 glyphs, including a large number of alternates, as well as 144 ornaments.

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2. Geogrotesque

Geogrotesque9 | Gallery10 | Price: $50 each
Geogrotesque is a semi-modular typeface with a subtle rounded finish. All the characters are based on the same formal principle, with corresponding optical adjustments to adapt the system to an alphabet for texts. ?Although the type family has a geometric or “technological” construction, the rounded finish lends a warm appearance, making the typefaces more accessible.

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3. Museo and Museo Sans

Museo13 | Gallery14 | Price: $29.95 for all five fonts
Museo is a clean yet unconventional semi-serif, designed by Jos Buivenga15. This OpenType font family comes in five weights, and each weight comes with support for CE languages, even Esperanto. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions and proportional/tabular figures, Museo has a “case” feature for case-sensitive forms. The sans-serif version is a sturdy, low-contrast, geometric, highly legible sans-serif typeface that is well suited to any display and text use.

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Both typefaces are lucid and versatile, great for cool-looking headlines but also effective as medium-sized text. Bonus: some weights of Museo are available for free downloading: Museo Free Download17, Museo Sans Free Download18.

4. Gotham Narrow

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Gotham is new, economical and designed specifically for text. The typeface can be used in publications, on websites, for branding and on book covers and posters. The typeface includes four different widths, from regular to condensed, and each style is paired with a matching italic. For tables and charts, Gotham’s core styles include a “Numeric” range that contains tabular figures, fractions and extended symbols.

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5. Metroscript

Metroscript21 | Gallery22 | Price: $99 for all five fonts
With Metroscript, New York-based lettering artist Michael Doret has adapted his trademark hand-lettering style to the computer, creating one of the most sophisticated suites of script fonts on the market. Metroscript was successful throughout 2008 and proudly holds the title of MyFonts’ Brush Script Font of the Year.

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6. Locator

Locator24 | PDF specimen25 | Price: $250 (complete family)
Designed by Eric Olson in 2002/2003, Locator was originally proposed as a custom typeface for the Design Institute at the University of Minnesota. Locator is now a complete family of 12 fonts with true italic. Since its release in the spring of 2003, Locator has been used for a range of projects, including books, signage, corporate identity and even the company’s website.

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7. Madawaska

Madawaska26 | Gallery27 | Price: $29.95 for all 34 fonts
Madawaska, a slab-serif family, has a bit of both: some of the ruggedness of the creator’s display work, and the extensive structure of a text family. With seven weights, including some very subtle hairline versions, it’s versatile and widely usable. Madawaska comes with fractions, old-style numerals and lining numerals. This typeface may not look as solid and professional as others, but it gives your copy a modern, strong and original appearance.

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8. Olicana

Olicana30 | PDF specimen31 | Price: €79,00 per family
A beautiful typeface script in action. There are over 100 ligatures, which, when activated in a layout program, introduce more inconsistencies, making for a more convincing handwritten appearance. The typeface also has a more ornate style (swash feature), so the user has a choice between “old” and “new” styles. There are also replacement ligatures for double swashes appearing together.

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As a final touch of authenticity, there are eight difference lengths of strike-throughs. When inserted after a word, these special characters cross out the “mistake.” There are also eight “splats,” including ink blobs and even partial fingerprints. The typeface comes in two weights, rough and smooth. Designed by Nick Cooke.

9. Ronnia

Ronnia33 | PDF specimen34 | Price: €29+
One of the most remarkable characteristics of this humanistic sans-serif is its versatility. Ronnia has been engineered mainly for newspaper and magazine applications, as evidenced by its properties: economical in use, highly legible and friendly and charming in character. Ronnia was part of the Tipos Latinos exhibition 2008 and the 23rd Biennale of Graphic Design 2008 in Brno.

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10. Skolar

Skolar35 | PDF specimen36 | Price: €49+
Skolar is a serifed typeface that has been designed specifically for scholarly multilingual publications. The relatively large x-height puts the typeface’s proportions somewhere between a book and newspaper’s typeface. The capitals are rather low compared to the ascenders to give the typeface even more texture and space for capital diacritical marks. These characteristics were introduced to improve readability in smaller sizes. Skolar received international recognition at the Ed-Awards competition 2008.

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11. Capsa

Capsa37 | Specimen38 | Price: $130 for 6 weights
Capsa was inspired by the work of mid-18th-century Parisian printer Claude Lamesle. It is an original design with classical flair, expert typesetting features and full, contemporary character sets. The Capsa family is an ideal book type: highly legible with beautifully fluid swash and italic styles. The Patterns and Vignettes fonts comprise a useful collection of decorative borders and ornaments. OpenType features include small caps, ligatures, alternates, old-style figures, lining figures, tabular figures, fractions, scientific inferiors, superscript, swashes, numerators, denominators and ordinals.

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12. FF Meta Serif

FF Meta Serif40 | Gallery41
The OpenType version of FF Meta Serif offers Book, Medium, Bold and Black, each including italics and, of course, small caps, OSF, LF, TF and a range of arrows and other symbols. While it stands on its own in a wide range of applications, the extra benefit is its close relationship to the original FF Meta, its sans serif sister.

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13. Buffet Script

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Buffet Script is based on calligraphy by Alf Becker, arguably the greatest American sign-lettering artist of all time. Buffet Script’s OpenType programming contains discretionary ligatures and stylistic and contextual alternates, all interacting with each other to allow the composition of just the right typographic look and feel. This font is best used where lush elegance is a design requirement.

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14. Opal

Opal45 | Preview46 | Price: €70,21+ per typeface
Opal is a text face with noble aspirations, yearning for luxury and still delivering. Because of the long ascenders that rise clearly above the capital letters, Opal should be set with generous line spacing. The typeface’s design has the attributes of the old-style Renaissance serifs, yet Opal is not based on any specific predecessors.

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15. Akagi

Akagi49 | PDF specimen50 | Price: all 20 weights for $400
Akasi is a legible sans-serif family with modern, crisp, clean and legible glyphs for corporate designs and magazines. Designed by Neil Summerour.

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16. Encore Sans Pro

Encore Sans Pro52 | PDF specimen53 | Price: €65,00 per weight
This typeface is supposed to be a perfect alternative to any overused classic sans typeface. Encore Sans Pro is a humanistic sans-serif that projects an image of reliability, authority and competence, making it ideal for corporate applications. A functional typeface that combines utility, simplicity, clarity and style. Contemporary and elegant. Coming in OpenType, the family consists of 22 fonts (also available as separate weights).

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17. Stag

Stag55 | PDF specimen56 | Price: $50+
A new slab-serif for bold, forceful headlines, with a very large x-height, extremely short ascenders and descenders, and tight spacing, for a compact, contemporary look. In 2008, three new weights were added in order to match the full range of weights offered in Stag’s sans-serif companion, Stag Sans57, in the hope of adding more flexibility to this eccentric family. Designed by Christan Schwartz.

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18. Comenia

Comenia58 | PDF specimen597 | Price: €21+
Comenia, a school typeface system, was developed as a typographic system for use at all levels of schools and universities. It introduces new aesthetic standards aimed to improve reading and writing skills and enhance the appeal of texts for pupils, students, teachers and office and IT staff at schools. It offers a clear, understandable and universal graphic tool for electronic typography, information systems and laying out primers, textbooks and educational texts and materials. The family consists of 19 fonts.

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19. Router

Router60 | PDF specimen61 | Price: $49+
Router is located at the intersection of mechanical and organic. Unlike other rounded sans-serifs with simple rounded terminals, Router flexes outward, mimicking the physical process of carving letters into plastic or metal. These details function exceptionally at display size, and disappear to satisfying effect in text, creating a legible, organic and evenly colored body copy.

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20. Paz

Paz62 | Gallery63 | Price: $69 for all 4 fonts.
Paz, a squarish 4-weight industrial family, ranging from extreme hairline to black, is ideal for editorial headlines in which type plays a major role in the overall design. The fonts were designed by Ariel Di Lisio and digitized by Alejandro Paul.

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21. Kewl Script

Kewl Script65 | PDF specimen66 | Price: €59,00
Kewl Script is ideal for food packaging, book and music covers, magazines and window splashes. “The idea was to go on the heavier and more playful side, but with a South American sign-letterer’s twist, rather than just good handwriting. I did some sketching, took some notes, then got busy with other projects. Some of that stuff eventually seeped into Candy Script and, to a lesser extent, the Whomp font. But it was only a matter of time before I got back to the original concept and finished it.”

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22. Tisa

Tisa68 | Price: €46,00 each
Designed by Mitja Miklavcic and initially created in 2006 to fulfill the requirements of an MA in Typeface Design, Tisa was primarily created for use in various magazines that are printed by either web-fed offset or gravure printing techniques. Nevertheless, the typeface can also be successfully used in other printed media, such as newspapers, annual reports, etc. Selected by the TDC judges for the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design, it was released in 2008.

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23. Montague Script

Montague Script72 | PDF Specimen73 | Price: €59,00
An incredible contemporary script by Stephen Rapp.

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24. Karmina Sans

Karmina Sans75 | Gallery76 | Price: $490 for 12 fonts
Karmina Sans follows in the footsteps of its successful cousin77. While they share stylistic features, Karmina Sans was specifically designed to be a versatile tool for editorial designers. It comes in six weights with matching italics. Each of the OpenType fonts includes nearly 900 characters per weight, with small caps, multiple numeral styles, scientific superior and inferior figures and a set of symbols and arrows. Karmina Sans’ heavy variant delivers one of the darkest and most powerful text styles available, while the text weights are a perfect companion to Karmina Serif.

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25. Newzald

Newzald79 | PDF specimen80 | Price: $50 each, $150 for Basic and $250 for the whole family
Newzald is a modern serif designed for the international editorial environment. Newzald’s large x-height and slightly condensed forms allow many words to the column without looking cramped or ungainly. Newzald has four weights, ranging from the brisk Book to Black. Its character set includes a wide array of accents, seven numeral sets and small caps across all styles. Designed in 2008 by Kris Sowersby.

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26. Gloriola

Gloriola Std & Display82 | PDF specimen83 | Price: $75+
Gloriola is a mono-linear sans-serif, whose extremely broad range of nine cuts offers endless creative possibilities. Gloriola Std cuts and corresponding italics are suited to common typesetting needs thanks to the open character of its letters, the sufficient x-height and clear forms, as well as the full possibilities of OpenType, such as small caps, ligatures, tabular figures and alternating characters. Four extreme Display cuts are perfect for display use. Their reduced ascenders and descenders and strong forms are perfect for creating distinct yet harmonious effects when combined with other cuts of the same typeface. See also Marat typeface84.

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27. Haptic

Haptic86 | PDF specimen87 | Price: US $55 each
The Haptic family is a sans-serif typeface optimized for use in small-sized text. It serves well in attention-seeking headlines and comes in roman and italic with seven weights each. Through its versatile character traits, Haptic emits visual warmth and draws sympathy, without sacrificing readability.

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The rounded, slightly broadened stem-heads emphasize the x-height and were adopted from the common ink bleed when writing with ink and pen. The Haptic family has true italic forms available, as well as descenders for f and ß. Designed by Henning Skibbe.

28. Mrs. Eaves XL

Mrs. Eaves XL89 | Preview90 | Price: $95 for the regular package
This is a revised design of the classic Mrs. Eaves, a transitional serif typeface designed by Zuzana Licko in 1996. The main distinguishing features of Mrs Eaves XL are its larger x-height, shorter ascenders and descenders and overall tighter spacing. These additional fonts expand the Mrs. Eaves family to a larger variety of uses, specifically those requiring economy of space. The larger x-height also allows a smaller point size to be used while maintaining readability. Mrs Eaves XL also has a narrow counterpart to the regular, with a set width of about 92%, which allows for even more compact uses.

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29. DIN Next

DIN Next92 | Preview93 | Price: €82+ per typeface
DIN Next is a typeface family inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs. Each of the seven weights of DIN Next ships in three varieties: Regular, Italic, and Condensed. The typeface family also includes a set of four “rounded” fonts (DIN Next Rounded), bringing the total number of fonts in the family to 25.

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The typeface can be used particularly for industrial signage. It has been tailored especially for graphic designers, but its industrial heritage makes it surprisingly functional for just about any application. The only drawback of the typeface is the simple fact that it is way too expensive.

30. Susa

Susa96 | Price: €39,90+ per typeface
This playful typeface is ideal for corporate designs that need a friendlier, less formal look. The typeface is also perfect for educational projects because it imitates blackboard handwriting perfectly. Every connection between letters looks perfect without any alternate glyphs. The weights from light to heavy serve well in text and display.

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Bonus: Klavika

Klavika98 | PDF specimens99 | Price: $99,00+ per pack
Klavika is a flexible family of sans serifs for editorial and identity design. Features like small caps, true italics, multiple language support and several numeral styles make it an ideal workhorse typeface. Since Klavika was designed with identity programs and editorial design in mind, emphasis has been given to alternate numeral styles and typographic details like small caps and ligatures.

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Footnotes

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  15. 15 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/
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  21. 21 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/alphabetsoup/metroscript/
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  26. 26 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/madawaska/
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  28. 28 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/madawaska/
  29. 29 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/madawaska/
  30. 30 http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=GTT0000022
  31. 31 http://typographica.org/001153.php
  32. 32 http://typographica.org/001153.php
  33. 33 http://www.type-together.com/Ronnia
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  35. 35 http://www.type-together.com/Skolar
  36. 36 http://www.type-together.com/downloadFile.php?file=resources/_pdfs/Skolar.pdf
  37. 37 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/font.php?id=NjQz
  38. 38 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/font.php?id=NjQz&fontview=specimen
  39. 39 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/font.php?id=NjQz
  40. 40 http://metaserif.com/
  41. 41 http://metaserif.com/gallery/
  42. 42 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/FF-Meta-Serif/152768
  43. 43 http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000213
  44. 44 http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000213
  45. 45 http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/opal
  46. 46 http://www.linotype.com/de/516966/opal-schriftfamilie.html
  47. 47 http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/opal
  48. 48 http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/opal
  49. 49 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/font.php?id=Nzkw
  50. 50 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/specimen_pdfs/TypeTrust-Akagi.pdf
  51. 51 http://www.typetrust.com/fonts/font.php?id=Nzkw
  52. 52 http://www.parachute.gr/fonts.aspx?Sample=1&ShowFontFamilySample=1&FontFamilyID=59&FontStyleID=-1&CharacterSetID=79
  53. 53 http://www.parachute.gr/download.asp?File=/Uploads/pdf/3800_EncoreSansPro.pdf
  54. 54 http://www.parachute.gr/fonts.aspx?Sample=1&FontStyleID=-1&FontFamilyID=59&CharacterSetID=79
  55. 55 http://www.vllg.com/Schwartzco/Stag/mudTyper+Weights/
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  57. 57 http://www.vllg.com/Schwartzco/StagSans/mudTyper+Weights/
  58. 58 http://www.stormtype.com/typefaces-fonts-shop/families-92-comenia
  59. 59 http://www.stormtype.com/typefaces-fonts-shop/pdf.php?pdf=F92
  60. 60 http://www.vllg.com/Incubator/Router/mudTyper+Weights/
  61. 61 http://vllg.com/PDFs/vllg_Router.pdf
  62. 62 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/paz/
  63. 63 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/paz/gallery.html
  64. 64 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/sudtipos/paz/
  65. 65 http://sudtipos.com/fonts/112
  66. 66 http://www.veer.com/download/pdf/kewlscript.pdf
  67. 67 http://sudtipos.com/fonts/112
  68. 68 http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_tisa_ot/
  69. 69 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/FF-Tisa-a-A-Perfect-Typeface-for-Magazines/170268
  70. 70 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/FF-Tisa-a-A-Perfect-Typeface-for-Magazines/170268
  71. 71 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/FF-Tisa-a-A-Perfect-Typeface-for-Magazines/170268
  72. 72 http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000367
  73. 73 http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000367
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  75. 75 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/type-together/karmina-sans/
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  78. 78 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/type-together/karmina-sans/
  79. 79 http://www.vllg.com/KLIM/Newzald/Example+About/
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  81. 81 http://www.vllg.com/KLIM/Newzald/Example+About/
  82. 82 http://www.suitcasetype.com/index.php?lmut=en&part=fonts&font=11
  83. 83 http://www.suitcasetype.com/images/fonts/11/SCTF_Gloriola.pdf
  84. 84 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ludwiguebele/marat/
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  89. 89 http://www.emigre.com/EF.php?fid=212
  90. 90 http://typetease.emigre.com/cgi-bin/fontRender?action=set&fontList=MrsEavesXLSerR.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerRI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerSCR.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerB.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerBI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerSCB.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerH.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerHI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerSCH.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarR.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarRI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarSCR.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarB.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarBI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarSCB.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarH.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarHI.ttf,MrsEavesXLSerNarSCH.ttf&fontSize=0&renderText=The%20quick%20brown%20fox%20jumps%20over%20the%20lazy%20dog.
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  98. 98 http://www.processtypefoundry.com/typefaces/klavika/index.html
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  1. 1

    I usually sigh when I see these lists of ‘best typefaces’ posts. This one is pretty exceptional. Some of my favourites in there too. Great job, SM.

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    Leland Clemmons

    April 15, 2009 3:53 pm

    Great selection of fonts; I own most of them. I really think Archer and Klavika should be on there – both are amazing.

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      can you please send me the font u ve got , i searched a lot and found only 6 out of 31 so please send me the link to download the fonts my email id: sandyanand73@gmail.com
      (upload it to sites like rapidshare or megaupload so that i can download) please send me those font i m trying very hard for it.

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  3. 5

    Nice fonts!

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    Bojan Stefanovic

    April 15, 2009 4:08 pm

    Nice collection. Wish i own all of them :) Just a few unfortunately… Router seem to be nice opportunity for shopping around :) It reminds me a bit on Omnes, which is by far my favorite font in past few years. It should be listed here imho :)

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  5. 7

    I see you’re using my specimen of Olicana. No problem, but please link to the source of the image. Thanks!

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  6. 8

    God these are beautiful! I wish I had the money to go out and buy them all!

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  7. 9

    nice list. but please please no more Museo – it’s terribly overused. I would add Klavika and Breuer and drop those script ones.

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  8. 10

    Smashing Editorial

    April 15, 2009 4:24 pm

    @Stephen Coles (#5): sorry, Stephen, the link was updated.

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  9. 11

    Nice to see people championing premium resources, these are absolutely fantastic. This should be a regular feature. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. 12

    Great post, I really mean it! Now off to get myself some fonts.

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  11. 13

    5,8,13,15,28~oh~

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  12. 14

    No problem, but the Typographica page on Olicana is not a PDF specimen. Might just want to say “Typeface Review”.

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  13. 15

    Amazing collection

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  14. 16

    good collection

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  15. 17

    I was also surprised to see 4 specimens here that I designed for MyFonts! Most of them are linked back to MyFonts so it’s OK, but if you’re going to use a MyFonts specimen for Capsa, it would be nice to link accordingly. Alternatively, TypeTrust does also have a nice specimen image if you’d prefer to keep the link pointing to their page.

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  16. 18

    awesome!

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  17. 19

    These are gorgeous fonts! I’m glad to see such quality in a post.

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  18. 20

    Types makes typography great :) wow.. but prices are too heavy, any free fonts?

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    Nice list, I’ve been experimenting with Museo as our new corporate face and loving it so far. Spotted a couple of others that I like too!

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  20. 22

    Types makes typography great… wow collections, but prices are too heavy, free fonts would be nice… :)

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    Superb collection. Keep going.

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  22. 24

    A great collection of fonts, but there are not much recent fonts in here.

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  23. 25

    I love BREE – especially some of the letters like “z” and “g” – see this logo: LINK

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  24. 26

    We were waiting a long time to see great post about typefaces, fonts, typography on Smashing Mag. and here it is – 30 awesome typefaces!

    Thanks a loft for collection,.. all of them a brilliant!

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  25. 27

    Man! We chose Gotham Narrow for our corporate font about four weeks ago.

    Of course, we would be happy for everyone to use one of the other 29 typefaces. ;)

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    I’m fascinated!! Thanks for this article Smashing, very insightful!

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    anna maria lopez lopez

    April 15, 2009 11:37 pm

    Great selection, I am glad to see how script fonts are becoming so popular, even for corporate design. I love them, my favs: Bodoni Script, Metroscript, Olicana and Buffet. Also Ronnia is perfect for big amounts of text.
    Thanks for this compilation.

    Greetings from Spain :)

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    Cooooooooooool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great collection. Every single one definitely should be in that list!

    My fav of the upper ones is the Meta Serif! I used to love the FF Meta since I got to know it! And when I met Erik Spiekerman in Cologne in 2006 her told me that there would be FF Meta Serif!
    Now it’s there! And it’s worth every penny!!

    Cheers from bonn, germany, Oliver

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    Duncan Michael-MacGregor

    April 16, 2009 12:00 am

    Wonderful collection, make you want to start up new companies just so that you can use the new fonts in their branding!

    This is defiantly a page to come back to when discussing new logo and branding with clients!

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    I would add Galaxie Copernicus to this list.

    Rahim

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  32. 34

    Sorry, but MUSEO is not Free. Check It.

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  33. 35

    Really nice list; much more useful than those mediocre quality photo posts!

    Cheers

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    Great looking fonts.

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    Sorry, I mistake.

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    Too bad many of these fonts do not convey the timelessness that certain big companies out there has in their names and logos. Going for a custom font specially suited for your business would be the best idea IMHO, as for everything else; there’s Myriad Pro. x3~

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    brill + delicious. thank you!!

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    Erik @ Logo Critiques

    April 16, 2009 3:33 am

    Really really great post. Good job at keeping the list small rather than going the route of “200 of the best typefaces”. Less is more!

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    Awesome Work Smash :)

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  41. 43

    I love the typeface roundups and such. They keep me in the loop, and are a great way for me to find or be inspired by typography without such a high signal-to-noise ratio as just digging around myself. Thanks!

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    Josiah Jost | Siah Design

    April 16, 2009 6:45 am

    Very nice collection. It makes me wish I had a million bucks JUST to spend on fonts like the beauties above. :)

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    this is by far the best collection youve ever posted here on SM, really good job. i find my font and inspiration and of course preview and introducion of fonts on my typographylovepagenumber1 – ilovetypography.com
    brillant, delicious and worth a dugg for sure

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    Thnx again! Very nice!

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    I would add Galaxie Copernicus from Village type foundry to this list. Here is a link to a specimen (http://klim.co.nz/galcop_samples.php). Here is a link to the foundry (http://vllg.com/Village/GalaxieCopernicus/mudTyper+Weights/).

    Rahim

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  46. 48

    Very nice post!

    And, what about:
    “20 cheap, or almost free professional fonts”

    ???

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  47. 49

    Gotham Narrow, what a sexy font! lol

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  48. 50

    Bah! Who needs these when you have Myriad Pro and Helvetica :P

    Seriously though nice post!!

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  49. 51

    Out of budget for me…perhaps SM can host a contest with fonts as prizes? *wink* *hint*

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  50. 52

    Great fonts. Specially Susa

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  51. 53

    Great fonts! Never bought a font, since I don’t deal with typography at my job, so I never realized the costs of a font set. When I create graphics that require typography I usually search for free fonts to use.

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  52. 54

    Great, I just need like 10 g’s and I’ll be golden.

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  53. 55

    Great post! I absolutely love these fonts. My typography professor would love this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. 56

    I own some of these font specially i love Pf Encore sans the first time that i saw it, i was ok nice font but when i saw the hairline i felt in love with it, the presentation of Encore Sans by Parachute’s blog and this is a recent work i made with it encore sans

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  55. 57

    Sweet collection, I am sure some of these will be used in the very near fututre. Thanks SM…cheers!

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  56. 58

    Great post. I am having the hardest time selecting a typeface for a logo I am developing. I think the reason is that it’s a personal project. So, I am too closely connected to it and probably searching for a perfect font. Anyway, I appreciated this post because it helped me narrow down a style I am going for.

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  57. 59

    Wow.. Wish I could get all of em!!! awesome typos! Thanks for the great post…
    Cheers!

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  58. 60

    Hi,
    inkfruit.com is a community of designers participating to make awesome tee’s… We liked your post and tweeted it. Great tips.
    Keep it flowing…

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    Great fonts!

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    Bruce Colthart Creative (@bccreative)

    April 17, 2009 7:07 am

    Not sure what’s so “corporate” about them as a whole. And of course, to lump any group together and give it such a broad category… I don’t get it. Maybe you should better articulate at the beginning what your criteria were? I do a good amount of corporate print work and the call for scripts and brush fonts is rare. But of course, it may not be so rare for someone else. Anyway, best to label this collection more carefully.

    I recently spent a good amount of time researching a contemporary text font for a particular university office’s annual report. I wanted it slightly condensed, but as it was a tight budget, I had to turn down many of my preferred candidates, like

    From FontShop:
    • Good
    • Milo
    • Sanuk
    • Signa Condensed

    From MyFonts:
    • Dobra
    • Breuer
    • Solex
    • Graublau
    • Priva
    • CarmingoDos Semi and Condensed
    • Vista Narrow
    • Ronna

    Now some of these I’d have to condense myself, or were in huge bundles only, or were just too much to pay for this flaky new client, or weren’t perfect for some other reason. My solution was to use the Andrew Samuels family (Light and Bold) from MyFonts and condense it slightly.

    For those who might be in the same boat I was…

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    Zoltan Sebestyen

    April 17, 2009 9:50 pm

    Thank you for this great collection. It’s very useful!

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    Very nice collection.

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    Wow,Thanks
    Link

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    Sklep Zoologiczny

    April 19, 2009 8:15 am

    Great fonts!
    Best regards
    Sklep Zoologiczny

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  65. 67

    Nice fonts! Maybe I’ll use them for my website

    Thanks again!

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  66. 68

    Where i can download this fonts for free?

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  67. 69

    amazing collection, thank you!

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    wo wo wooo…
    that’s perfect!
    thank you so much…

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    Locator and Klavika are straight out of Minneapolis. I’m already forecasting Klavika as the next Meta come Helvetica. It is used by countless people, the biggest being NBC for their on-air display graphics, Chevy in various uses and it is the typeface of the Facebook word mark. How’s that for usage. Locator is also very exciting and has a very great alternate characters.

    I wish I owned Gotham Narrow. Anything from Hoefler and Frere-Jones is phenomenal. Its no Gotham Narrow, but I’m am in love with Helvetica Neue Condensed weights right now. Seriously try it out.

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    Thank goodness you did a compilation of professional paid fonts intsead of marginal free ones like everyone else does. If designers want these fonts without paying, become familiar with torrents like everyone else.

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    nice:-)

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    Like it!

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  73. 75

    great collection. I love these fonts. you must not always use helvetica ;-)

    follow me on twitter

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    Seems like there are so many free fonts of comparable quality that charging anything more than a couple bucks for a font seems outrageous.

    Hopefully the typeface designers don’t come after me :>

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    Alessandro Mingione

    August 30, 2009 3:27 pm

    Great collection of typefaces.
    When i read a title like this i’m always discouraged, but you have listed some really good and original typefaces that deserve more attention.

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    Beautiful collection–unique, eye-catching fonts. The Capsa font is exactly what I’ve been looking for to use in an upcoming project. Checked it out–its elegance and beauty will be well worth the $130 it will cost. Excellent list, and the fonts are presented in such a way that we can really see their potential. Bravo.

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    is it possible to zip all these fonts and put it as single link download, that will be much easier for us to download rather than going to different links.

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  78. 80

    Beautiful collection, thanks for sharing.

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  79. 81

    Great list. We here at Juggler Design are busy trying to resolve a text only logo at the moment and list has provided us with some great creative inspiration.

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  80. 82

    This is easily the best list of fonts I’ve seen so far. I’m truly in love with Museo.

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  81. 83

    Terrific list of great fonts. Thanks!

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  82. 84

    i hated this list; because it made me want to search for hrs to find them. ha

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    how do I download and be able to use these in typing documents? please help am having probs.

    am on windows latest version if thats anyhelp.

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    Currently obsessed over Gotham Narrow, it’s an excellent typeface. I was always attracted to Gotham, but thought it was a bit too square and wide and not very flexible. Gotham Narrow resolves those issues and is truly a typographic workhouse.

    We recently switched from DIN as our corporate typeface to Gotham Narrow. Din was starting to look dated and not well suited for body text. Gotham Narrow feels similar to DIN in some cases, but feels much fresher and works great for setting all kinds of text. My favorite is using it with all caps. It’s strong, bold, sophisticated and confident.

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