The 20 Best New Free Fonts 2014

The 20 Best New Free Fonts

If you’ve seen my other Best Free Fonts posts here on Creative Beacon, then you know I love to share good quality fonts that look great. I love showing off the work of other designers, and today I have a collection of the best new free fonts of 2014 so far. There are so many goodies, such as updates and additions to a couple of old favorites like Bebas Neue and Ostrich Sans. When you get into the groove of your design work, you’ll find there are fonts that you tend to use for a wide range of projects. The list below are definitely 20 you’ll want to add to your list of favorites. You can preview and download the best new free fonts of 2014 below.

Arenq

Arenq Best New Free Fonts 2014

I love the open shapes and how the designer used the principle of closure to create this awesome typeface. I could definitely see this used in a logo or on neon signage, for its linear properties.

[button-blue url=”http://www.dafont.com/arenq.font” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Hallo Sans

Hallos Sans: Best New Free Fonts

The formation of this typeface is excellent. The designer could have used straight lines in this font, but what works so well is the curvilinear structure of the overall typeface. I think it works so well because it is big and bold.

[button-blue url=”https://www.behance.net/gallery/Hallo-Sans-Free-typeface/13212059″ target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Margot by Adrià Gómez

Best New Free Fonts 2014: Margot

I like Margot, because of the subtleties of its structure. It doesn’t go so much for impact, but relies on subtle indentations and rounded corners to make it look great. Download Note* – The way this works is that you will be taken to a section that looks like you have to pay. then, you enter your email address and “0” as the amount and it will change to a download link and you can get Margot for free.

[button-blue url=”https://gumroad.com/l/wbJa” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download Margot [/button-blue]

Redressed

Redressed Best New Free Fonts 2014

The shape of the strokes and the overall style is what I found appealing about this font. It’s simple, elegant, and clean.

[button-blue url=”http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/redressed” target=”_blank” position=”centered”] Download [/button-blue]

Bebas Neue (4 New Weights)

Bebas Neue best new free fonts

Bebas Neue is a sans serif font family based on the original Bebas Neue free font by Ryoichi Tsunekawa. It has grown in popularity and become a staple in free fonts. Now the family has four new members : Thin, Light, Book, and Regular. The new weights stay true to the style and grace of Bebas with the familiar clean lines, elegant shapes, a blend of technical straightforwardness and simple warmth which make it uniformly proper for web, print, commerce and art.

[button-blue url=”http://fontfabric.com/bebas-neue/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

 

Adam by Shrenik Ganatra

Best New Free Fonts 2014 - Adam

When I see this font, I automatically think urban and industrial. Adam’s clean lines and semi-bold weight make this a versatile font for many occasions.

[button-blue url=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/fpb69hhf36t0lnc/ADAM_Typeface.zip?dl=1&token_hash=AAGHPS0I_oL9s8uJcecw7PIQOdg6doFVhVlVV4XaM35idA” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download Adam [/button-blue]

Odin Rounded

Odin Rounded Best New Free Fonts 2014

Odin Rounded is an free font family with a clean and linear appearance. The simple compact nature of the design and the many alternates allows for great economy of space across layouts.

[button-blue url=”http://absolutfoundry.com/product/odin-rounded” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Asfalto

Asfalto Best New Free Fonts 2014

I know that you’ve probably seen a million distressed fonts out there, but every now and then, you’ll come across one that just looks great. Asfalto is clean while being distressed at the same time. It is just distressed enough, while remaining easy to read.

[button-blue url=”http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ffp/asfalto/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Falling by Viacheslav Olianishyn

Best New Free Fonts 2014 Falling

Falling stretches the closure design principle to its limit. Somehow, we are still able to read this, which makes this an interesting font to use in your designs.

[button-blue url=”http://yadi.sk/d/_PxjGirIGQL3d” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download Falling [/button-blue]

Mohave

Mohave Best New Free Fonts 2014

Mohave is an all caps display typeface, with smooth height and dynamic glyph. This free font is designed for large points settings, it contains three weights, which are regular, semi bold, and bold plus italics. The new version has improved glyph shapes, some different alternates in the uppercase and lowercase, and adds more latin diacritics and punctuation. Mohave Typefaces is good for display type such as headlines, poster, title, etc.

[button-blue url=”http://absolutfoundry.com/product/mohave” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Biko

Biko Best New Free Fonts 2014

Biko’s angles and overall structure make this a great free font for a variety of reasons. It is very clean and easy to read.

[button-blue url=”http://www.dafont.com/biko.font” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Chase by Anthony James

Best New Free Fonts 2014 Chase

Chase is a tall typeface that uses curves and angles in unexpected places. It has an odd look about it that just works.

[button-blue url=”https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ofrwjgpon5d0l9/Chase.ttf” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download Chase [/button-blue]

Ostrich Sans Heavy

Best New Free Fonts 2014: Ostrich Sans Heavy

A welcome addition of the already-existing Ostrich type family, the heavy version is great for bold headlines and is everything we’ve been waiting for.

[button-blue url=”http://awpny.com/ostrich-sans-updates/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Zwodrei

Zwodrei: Best New Free Fonts 2014

I like this font for its boldness, but the odd-style serif on the side is what gives this font its unique appearance.

[button-blue url=”http://fonts.artill.de/collection/zwodrei” target=”_blank” position=”centered”] Download [/button-blue]

Homizio Nova

Homizio Nova: Best New Free Fonts 2014

Homizio Nova is a well balanced font that will look great on just about any modern design project.

[button-blue url=”http://www.dafont.com/homizio-nova.font” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Canaro (Two free Weights)

Canaro Best Free Fonts 2014

From thin to super bold, the Canaro font is a clean, minimal font with no frills. It looks great and has a unique look without a bunch of extras.

[button-blue url=”http://fontfabric.com/canaro-font/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Nurjan

Nurjan Best Free Fonts 2014

Nurjan is a great free font for its bold structure, with the addition of small serifs. Even though they are small, they are still noticeable enough to add to the shape of each letter-form.

[button-blue url=”http://twicolabs.com/nurjan-free-font/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Genica

Genica Best New free fonts 2014

Genica is a really unique font, with broad strokes mixed with really thin ones. The contrast is what makes this font really stand out.

[button-blue url=”http://ndiscovered.com/index.php/genica-type/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Borg

Borg Best Free Fonts 2014

Borg is a tall, powerful font with a notch carved out. This adds an element of dimension to the look that I find interesting. The font is still completely legible, even with this modification.

[button-blue url=”http://www.dafont.com/borg.font” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Fancy Me

Fancy Best Free Fonts 2014

Fancy me is a nice decorative font that relies on its outline to create its unique shape. With thick strokes mixed with thin ones, this font has a lot of visual contrast.

[button-blue url=”http://coloursandbeyond.com/introducing-my-first-font/” target=”_blank” position=”center”] Download [/button-blue]

Conclusion: Best New Free Fonts 2014

What do you think about this collection of the best new free fonts of 2014? Which one is your favorite? I like all of them, for one reason or another, but I can get a lot of use out of fonts like Bebas Neue and Ostrich Sans, especially with their different weights. Any of these fonts are a good choice to add to your collection.

14 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing..

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  2. Great review. Thanks for highlighting these gems!

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  3. Thank you for this post!

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  4. Great post!

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  5. Gosh you are talented. Me – intimidated ;0

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  6. Some very nice typefaces – thanks

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  7. Thanks for these….wasn’t familiar with a couple of them.

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  8. Thank you for sharing these!!

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  9. Great resources Jgeorge! I always adore free fonts and your collection is easy to envy.

    If you or other readers are type fanatics, check out the type.is/good font forum. It’s quickly replaced typophile as far as font resources and other graphic design collateral.

    It’s private or subscription only now, but if you can join up, you’ll be in font heaven! Thanks again for the ace post!

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  10. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. These are great, thanks for sharing

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  12. Thank you very much!

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  13. Thanks! Like your selection.

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