80 Beautiful Professional Fonts

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Quick summary ↬ 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