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Free Fonts of the Month: Revalo, Nadia Serif, Qlassik

Sometimes web design is just about beautiful typography. Used with a profound understanding of white space, basic typographic principles and usability heuristics, it can sufficiently highlight the main sections of the site and its key elements. Font size of headers, body copy and navigation is important. Leading is important. Line length is important. And the visibility of links is important. Basically, that’s it1 – really, you don’t need more2.

There are literally thousands of professional typefaces you can use, you might use dozens of them3; however there is also a plenty of high-quality freefonts4 which can serve as reasonable and feasible alternatives and fulfill your requirements just as well. We collect all of them regularly, so you don’t have to.

Over the last month we’ve found six high-quality free fonts you can use for both private and commercial projects. Please check out the license agreements before using these typefaces – disclaimers can change from time to time.

Freefonts of the Month Link

1. Revalo Classic Regular5 (Registration is required)

Revalo Classic Regular Freefont6

2. Nadia Serif7 by Nadia Knechtle, Quersicht (see section “Labor”, SlabSerif, PC, Mac, via dersven.de8)

Nadia Serif Freefont9

3. Scriptina10 (Handwriting, PC, Mac)

Scriptina Freefont11

4. Anivers12 by Jos Buivenga

Anivers Freefont13
Anivers Freefont14

5. Qlassik15

Qlassik Freefont16

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.informationarchitects.jp/the-web-is-all-about-typography-period
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/03/26/keep-it-simple-stupid-showcase-of-simple-and-clean-designs/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/08/80-beautiful-fonts-typefaces-for-professional-design/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  5. 5 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
  6. 6 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
  7. 7 http://quersicht.ch
  8. 8 http://www.dersven.de
  9. 9 http://quersicht.ch
  10. 10 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0158-Scriptina/scriptina.html
  11. 11 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0158-Scriptina/scriptina.html
  12. 12 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/anivers.html
  13. 13 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/anivers.html
  14. 14 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/anivers.html
  15. 15 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=qlassik&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Qlassik&a=on&e=on&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
  16. 16 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=qlassik&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Qlassik&a=on&e=on&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

  1. 1

    Altho small, great collection.

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  2. 2

    beautiful sans serifs make me cry.. ^_^

    I feel as though it’s my birthday.. You really know how to spoil your readers.. :D

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  3. 3

    I agree with MarkO.

    Scriptina could be used as a free Zapfino, it’s really similar.

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  4. 4

    As always, each post is a great source of tips and nice info.

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  5. 5

    Wow, those are beautiful fonts! Thanks for posting this!

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  6. 6

    Very nice i like them:D

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  7. 7

    Bryan Migliorisi

    September 13, 2007 9:50 pm

    Thank you!

    As always, SM produces great content and gives me yet another tool (or font) to add to my arsenal!

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  8. 8

    Great fonts. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. 9

    Great man!! Keep it up..

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  10. 10

    I think scriptina looks great and I wouldn’t mind using it on my blog sometime.

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  11. 11

    Beautiful!

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  12. 12

    Thanks so much – I really love Nadia. Lovely!

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  13. 13

    Favorite Browser

    September 13, 2007 11:32 pm

    Fantastic fonts. Sometimes its hard to find good ones :-)

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  14. 14

    thanx a bunch! =)

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  15. 15

    More fonts to the collection :-)

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  16. 16

    I HATE Scriptina!!!!!

    I see that font everywhere. I see it on books, web sites, even low-budget, straight to DVD movies sometimes. I think it’s one of the most overused fonts in the history of mankind. Okay, maybe not that bad.

    I think it’s a good, quality font, but people use it too damn much. It haunts my dreams.

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  17. 17

    Your article heading font-size is so remarkably too big (IE or Firefox)

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  18. 18

    Anivers is such a great font, i like it very much! Scriptina is not bad either.

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  19. 19

    Nice list! I have to agree with Paul, though–Scriptina is overused.

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  20. 20

    Wow! These are some very nice fonts! Contrary to the previous commenters, I’m really diggin’ Scriptina. We must be looking at different things, because I don’t recall having seen it overused anywhere…

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