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80 Beautiful Professional Fonts

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.

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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. [Last updated: Oct/07/2016]

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?

Further Reading on SmashingMag:

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.

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