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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