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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