Typography is the art of arranging text in a way which appeals to the masses and looks clean. Whether you are a print designer, Illustrator or Web Designer, typography can always be a fun exercise to practice your skills and innovation.
Choosing and arranging the right typeface will make your design stand out and if one doesn’t pay attention to the typography it’ll ruin a very good design.
Today, we have compiled 20 of the best free Sans-Serif fonts to help you kick start your next design project. Important part of typography is select the right typeface and hopefully some of these might really help you start better:
Exo 2 is a completely redrawn Exo which conveys a technological/futuristic feel. It has a more organic look that will perform much better on small font sizes and in long strings of text.
Bebas Neue is based on the original Bebas Neue free font by Ryoichi Tsunekawa. It has grown in popularity and become something like the “Helvetica of the free fonts”.
This version by Christian Robertson is much nicer and includes Capitals and Small Cap alternatives. Highly recommended over the older Ubuntu-Title font.
Droid Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson. Droid Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. Droid Sans was optimized for user interfaces and to be comfortable for reading on a mobile handset in menus, web browser and other screen text.
Hallo is a sans-serif regular font by Fredrik Staurland.
Tracks type is all caps and alphabet only font, inspired by railway tracks slash. Font is available in two different styles, Medium and Slanted. Best suited for for display type headlines, poster, title, etc.
Aleo Free Font is a contemporary typeface designed as the slab serif companion to the Lato font by Łukasz Dziedzic. Aleo has semi-rounded details and a sleek structure, giving it a strong personality while still keeping readability high. The family comprises six styles: three weights (light, regular and bold) with corresponding true italics.
Yanone Kaffeesatz being the first ever finished typeface by Yanone was first published in 2004. Its Bold is reminiscent of 1920s coffee house typography, while the rather thin fonts bridge the gap to present times. You can witness the use of Kaffeesatz on German fresh-water gyms, Dubai mall promos, New Zealand McDonalds ads, coffee and foodstuff packaging and café design around the globe.
Gayatri Sans Serif font by BigYellowBiohazard.
Absolut is a modern sans serif without compromise.
Discreet by Thaís Trizoli is a sans-serif font with a subtle personality . Discreet is a sans-serif font family based on the idea of a legible glyph that also has an unique shape. Its characters are easily recognizable and have subtle details that ensures the font its own personality.
Source® Sans Pro, Adobe’s first open source typeface family, was designed by Paul D. Hunt. It is a sans serif typeface intended to work well in user interfaces.
Clear Sans is Intel’s recent contribution to the open-source font community. Designed with on-screen legibility and glanceability in mind. It strikes a balance between contemporary, professional, and stylish expression and thoroughly functional purpose.
Simplifica is a slightly condensed sans-serif typeface featured by a uniform and thin line width. Its high positioned caps-height and ascender favors legibility. A fine, simple and clear font.
Langdon is solid, serious and dependable. Langdon is available as a free download and can be used privately and commercially with no restrictions on usage.
Farray is a sans serif typeface by Adrien Coquet for personal and commercial use.
Foobar Pro Regular by Roger S. Nelsson.
Baron is a decorative Sans serif family of three completely different weights – Regular, Bold and Black – with their matching italics.
Baron is an free uppercase display typeface inspired by the classic sans serif font families. This typeface is, because of his many alternative options and weights, perfect for usage in posters, logotypes and headlines.
A modernist sans serif typeface with a natural charm by Jonathan Hill.
Fairview is a condensed sans serif, with small cap alternates, inspired by the industrial lettering of the 20th century.
So, these were some of our favorite best free sans-serif fonts. Did we missed any of your favorite? Do let us know in the comments section below.