It goes without saying that when a designer designs, they design with a certain set of tools they are accustom to and familiar with, so these are some of the fonts we’ve discover to be just that set of tools!
I also notice that the right font choice makes things easier and conveys different sets of feelings according to the images. Don’t worry, we at Playmear have been using some of these free fonts for sometime and we’d like to share what we’ve been using to you guys!
Websites, posters, brochures that have the right set of free fonts and typography generally speaks better messages compared to a more wrong tone sets of fonts. Here are some examples of fonts we at Playme AR used and also from a set of polls we asked fellow designers from academies and online.
These are some of the fonts frequently used by Playme AR team and also trending fonts that are found in CreativeBloq, Pickcrew, and Hongkiat. A note, Pickcrew are the guys that created the 10 High Resolution Stock Photos that are free for use every day called Unsplash.
10 BEST FREE FONTS
Myriad Pro was designed by Robert Slimbach & Carol Twombly, It is widely use by all designers from web to papers and banners. It has a warm and makes sense to the eyes as results from the humanistic placement of the letter proportions and design details. Myriad was design to have clean open shapes and precise letter fit. It works great with simple art direction and status quo.
Roboto Slab was created by Christian Robertson, with the intention to be geometrical and also at the same time featuring friendly and smooth curves. The font made with the sense of being discipline and uniform, which makes them look natural to the eyes. Mainly used to showcase a difference to standards and uniqueness to the human eyes. Roboto Slab is the serious yet fun looking that is a free font.
Lato is the font that was coined and created by Łukasz Dziedzic in the summer of 2010. The sans serif typeface family is made in Warsaw and “Lato” means “Summer” in Polish. With the support from Google, Lato family typeface is now under the Open Font License. He made this font to conceive as a set of corporate fonts for a large client which in the end went in a different style direction. Playme AR uses this font a lot for corporate and also serious yet happy tone. This is a free font used by many designers across the world.
Oswald is a free font that is created by Vernon Adams. It is a rework of the classical style of ‘Alternate Gothic’ of sans serif typeface. Its character have been reformed for better fit and also re-drawn to match the pixel grid of our daily standard digital screens. Oswald is made to be a free font and was intended to use by web browsers on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Playme uses Oswald in many of our proposals. It is updated in September 2012 after many users’ feedback to add glyph refinements and also tighter spacing and kerning.
Museo Slab is a very robust slab serif that is coupled with the well-known Museo. It can do many nice type tricks on its own and was designed by Jos Buivenga in Arnhem. He founded Font Foundry in 2004 and is most known for making his Museo font family.
Bebas Neue is an open source based typefont and was released in 2005. It was created by Ryoichi Tsunekawa and has since grown to be somewhat of a “Free” Helvetica. This font was published as a free font by the Dharma Type Foundry.
Tikal Sans is a Mayan inspired sharp-ended strokes with influence from the South American civilization glyphs. Latinotype Foundry gave this font a direction for friendly appeal and its thickness for maximum versatility.
It is a free font but only available in medium and medium italic.
The Ubuntu Font Family are sets of matching open fonts developed during 2010-2011. It was developed with funds from Canonical Ltd on behalf of the Ubuntu project. This technical font design is undertaken by Dalton Maag and implemented by him. This font is sexy yet serious at the same time and is also a free font under the google font program.
A humanist sans serif typeface that is designed by Steve Matteson. Steve is type director of Ascender Corp and Droid Sans was created and optimised for maximum reading even at small sizes user interfaces. Its main intended for menus on mobile phone screens and also small devices. It was also designed with Android in mind hence the Android-referencing name. It is a free font for designers to use in their web designs and mobile designs.
The font where Playme AR team loves to use as the typography for our brochure and flyers. Kreon is a free font that was designed to suit magazine, news and brochures as well as blogs. This happy looking serif is designed by Julia Petretta with a slight slab feel to it. Its low-contrast letterforms and balanced form allows it to convey the personality of a more neutral typewriter and also giving the feeling that is ideal for headlines.
These are some of the fonts our Playme AR Designer teams frequently uses and also most of other designers have in their typography arsenal. What works best for which situation and also what is best for certain platforms all depends on the mood that you want to create. We believe some fonts work best for certain situation and others work best to capture attention. Do let the team know what works best for you and why you think so in the comments below!
Psst, we’d love to know more of what others feel is good as well! 😛
Thank you for reading and hope you find this informational!