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80 Beautiful Professional Fonts

      Every now and again designers stumble upon the very same problem: the choice of a unique and beautiful typeface which manages to fulfill three basic tasks. Support the corporate identity, enrich the visual appearance and is compatible with the overall design. However, usually there are simply too many options you can consider, which is why you need time to find the option you are most comfortable with. Although the choice usually depends on clients’ requirements, it is necessary to have some pretty starting points for your font decision.

      Every now and again designers stumble upon the very same problem: the choice of a unique and beautiful typefaces which manages to fulfill three basic tasks. Support the corporate identity, enrich the visual appearance and is compatible with the overall design. However, usually there are simply too many options you can consider, which is why you need time to find the option you are most comfortable with. Although the choice usually depends on clients’ requirements, it is necessary to have some pretty starting points for your font decision.

      So which typefaces are “bulletproof”? What fonts can be used effectively in almost every Corporate Design? And what are the options for unique, but still incredibly beautiful typefaces?

      We have answers. Over the last few days we’ve browsed through dozens of type foundries, read dozens of designers’ articles about typography, analyzed font rankings and visited bookmarked font-related suggestions. So this post has ‘em all. Well, OK, at least many of them.

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      Let's take a look at over 80 gorgeous typefaces for professional design, based upon suggestions from designers and web-developers all over the world. Most screenshots are taken from the foundries and provided specimens - particularly on Veer.com and Fontshop.com.

      Classic Typefaces

      Classics of typography in a brief overview. You will find even more traditional typefaces on the site 100 Best Fonts, including history, development and related information.

      1. Helvetica

      80 Beautiful Professional Fonts

      2. Helvetica Neue

      Typefaces

      3. Univers

      Typefaces

      4. Frutiger

      Type

      5. Avenir

      Fonts
      Fonts

      6. Myriad Pro

      Typeface

      7. Neuzeit

      Screenshot

      8. Syntax

      Screenshot

      9. Proxima Nova

      Screenshot

      10. Proxima Sans

      Screenshot

      11. Glasgow

      Screenshot

      12. Charlotte Sans

      Screenshot

      13. Precious Sans

      Precious Sans
      Precious Sans

      14. Gill Sans

      Screenshot

      15. Lisboa

      Screenshot

      16. Franklin Gothic

      Screenshot

      17. Futura

      Screenshot

      18. EF TV Nord 1

      Screenshot

      19. FF Scala

      Screenshot

      20. Rockwell

      Screenshot

      21. Eurostile

      Screenshot

      22. Warnock

      Screenshot

      23. FF DIN

      FF DIN

      24. FF Meta

      FF Meta
      FF Meta

      25. Officina

      Screenshot

      26. FF Dax

      Screenshot

      27. DF Dynasty

      Screenshot

      28. Akzidenz-Grotesk

      Screenshot
      Screenshot

      29. AG Book

      Screenshot
      Screenshot

      30. Precious Serif

      Precious Serif

      Further Typefaces

      The fonts listed below aren’t so well-known. Thus you can use them for unique corporate identity or user interfaces which are supposed to have a “fresh” look.

      31. Locator

      Locator

      ProcessTypeFoundry

      32. Seravek

      Seravek

      ProcessTypeFoundry

      33. FF Kievit

      FF Kievit
      FF Kievit

      Source

      34. Ronnia

      Ronnia

      Typetogether

      35. Stella

      Stella

      Feliciano Type Foundry

      36. Le Monde Courrier

      ScreenshotLe Monde Courrier, € 167.4 for 2 PCs

      37. Parisine PTF

      ScreenshotParisine PTF, € 210 for 8 PCs

      38. Freight

      Freight Sans
      Source

      39. Guardian

      Guardian
      Christian Schwartzl

      40. Anomoly

      Anomoly

      41. PMN Caecilia

      PMN Caecilia
      PMN Caecilia

      42. Leitura

      Leitura
      DSType - Spatium Magazin

      43. The Mix

      The Mix
      Source

      44. Stalemate

      Stalemate
      Stalemate

      45. Neo Sans

      Neo Sans
      Source

      46. Felbridge

      FelbridgeFelbridge, £29.00 per font

      47. Trade Gothic

      Trade Gothic

      48. Karmina

      Karmina
      Typetogether

      49. FF Milo

      FF Milo
      FF Milo
      Source: Typographica.org

      50. Auto

      Auto
      Source

      51. Soho

      Soho
      Source

      52. Kepler

      Kepler
      Source

      53. Depot

      Depot
      Chris Dickinson

      54. Relato Sans

      Relato Sans
      Source

      55. Priva Pro

      Priva Pro
      DSType

      56. Relato Serif

      Relato Serif
      Source

      57. Alber

      Alber
      Chris Dickinson

      58. Palatino Sans & Informal

      Palatino Sans Informal
      Source Kimeratype

      59. Fedra Sans

      Fedra Sans
      Source

      60. Olga

      Olga
      Source

      61. Depot

      Depot
      Chris Dickinson

      62. Priva Pro

      Priva Pro
      DSType

      63. Whitman

      Whitman
      Source

      64. Productus

      Productus
      Source

      65. Tempelhof

      Tempelhof
      Günter Schwarzmaier

      66. Amira

      Amira
      Source

      67. Krart

      Krart
      Source

      68. Tang

      Tang
      Source

      69. Dederon Sans

      Dederon Sans
      Source

      70. Samuels Family

      Samuels Family
      (Images: MyFonts Newsletter)

      71. Untitled

      Untitled
      Source

      72. Greta Text

      Greta Text
      Source

      73. FF Sanuk

      FF Sanuk

      74. Houschka

      Houschka

      75. Scene

      Scene
      Source

      76. Amplitude

      Amplitude
      Source

      77. Insider

      Insider
      Characters.nl

      78. Preface

      Preface

      79. Flex

      Flex
      Source

      80. Halvorsen

      Halvorsen
      Source

      81. Xtra Sans

      Xtra Sans
      Source

      Foretaste for one of our next posts: The Future of Typography

      82. Obliqua (in development)

      Obliqua
      Source

      83. Muestra Urbana (in development)

      Muestra Urbana
      Source

      83. Wingardium

      Wingardium
      Source

      84. Tauran Regular

      Tauran Regular
      Source

      85. Mello Sans

      Mello Sans
      Source