Typeface name: Museo Sans Year created: 2008 Foundry/Designer: Jos Buivenga Country: Netherlands Style: Geometric, sans-serif  Comments: Museo Sans is a more user-friendly version of Museo, a bizarre serif font. In contrast, Museo Sans is simplified and minimal, giving the letterforms room to breath.  The letter “Q” gives a wonderful surprise—it breaks down the barrier between letterforms and abstract shapes by rendering the letter as a simple circle with a line through it.

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Typeface name: Brandon Grotesque Year created: 2010 Foundry/Designer: HVD Fonts/Hannes von Döhren Country: Germany Style: Geometric, sans-serif Comments: Brandon Grotesque stands apart from other sans-serifs with its low x-height, a characteristic that gives the typeface a certain compactness and warmth. Some of you may recognize it from the Comedy Central branding.

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Typeface name: FF Avance Year created: 2000 Foundry/Designer: Evert Bloemsma Country: Germany Style: Serif  Comments: FF Avance is special typeface that pushes the envelope on asymmetrical serifs. The lower serifs of the capital “A” point to the right, while the upper serifs on the lowercase “v” point to the left. Consider this logo font if you are looking to portray motion and energy. It’s a great choice for sports, automotive, and action-based industries.

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Typeface name: Steak Year created: 2016 Foundry/Designer: Alejandro Paul Country: Argentina Style: Cursive  Comments: Here, we end the list with a style that is very relevant in today’s market. Steak is a quirky cursive font that speaks to the handmade artisan aesthetic.

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Typeface name: Rational TW Year created: 2016  Foundry/Designer: Rene Bieder  Country: Germany  Style: Monospace, sans-serif   Comments: The “TW” in Rational TW stands for typewriter, meaning that this is the typewriter addition to the Rational type family. According to the designer, Rational TW combines Swiss and American gothic elements with a modern aesthetic.  Extra attention was given to modifying each character to appropriately occupy equal space.

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Typeface name: Rufina  Year created: 2016  Foundry/Designer: TipoType/Martin Sommaruga  Country: Uruguay  Style: Stencil-Serif   Comments: Rufina applies classic typography standards to stencil design. Where Rufina departs, however, is in the placement of the character breaks. Rather than looking like a stencil, it almost looks more like an artistic puzzle, with contrast and perceived texture. This technique allows Rufina to go in stylistic directions that other stencil fonts can’t.

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Typeface name: Docu  Year created: 2016  Foundry/Designer: Wiescher design/Gert Wiescher  Country: Germany  Style: Sans-serif    Comments: As explained in the type example above, Docu is a thin typeface and combats overly-wide logo designs.  Defining characteristics include the inward curves of the “C”, the odd curvature of the “S” and turned-in tail of the “y”.

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Typeface name: Grenale Slab Year created: 2016 Foundry/Designer: insigne/Jeremy Dooley Country: United States Style: Slab serif   Comments: While you won’t read this anywhere else, Grenale Slab has a lot in common with Sassoon. The whimsical curls and bouncy rhythms are given a bold style that works well in display and fonts.

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Typeface name: Posterama  Year created: 2016  Foundry/Designer: Monotype/Jim Ford  Country: United States  Style: Post-modern, serif    Comments: The Posterama font family contains 63 fonts that take “a journey through space and type!” This family touches on Art Nouveau, the Armory Show, the 1913 Exhibition of Modern Art, the year of Metropolis, the Art Deco period and more.  It’s well worth checking out the full font family and as seen from the example above, each face has unique character.

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Typeface name: Canilari Year created: 2016 Foundry/Designer: Latinotype/Patricio Truenos Country: Chili Style: Post-modern, serif  Comments: Canilari could be considered somewhat of an outcast typeface. It’s hard to pinpoint where exactly it fits into the context of typographic history, and that’s great for inspiring creativity.  Sometimes a strange typeface is what a logo designer needs to take a brand out of the box.

Canilari is a post-modern type family inspired by contemporary serif typefaces. Its intense and consistent personality makes it a functional font for a wid

Typeface name: Amsi Pro Year created: 2015 Foundry/Designer: Stawix/Stawix Ruecha Country: Thailand Style: San serif  Comments: Amsi brings the classic 1900s Block Berthold typeface into the present by utilizing the subtle corner rounding of typefaces like Neo Sans, and adding three separate weights ranging from very thin to very thick.  In drawing on so many fonts that came before and combining techniques in a new way, this typeface has created a novel “comic book” style.

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Typeface name: Bambusa Pro Year created: 2015 Foundry/Designer: Fontforecast/Hanneke Classen Country: Netherlands Style: Cursive   Comments: Cursive typefaces have eluded digital capability for decades. That’s because the letters are unpredictable in handwritten cursive letterforms—no one knows where one character will end and another will begin.  With the evolution of font files and new methods for making sure each letter connects properly, cursive fonts are finally surfacing.

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Typeface name: Bodoni Egyptian Pro Year created: 2010  Foundry/Designer: Shinn Type/Nick Shinn Country: Canada  Style: Serif Comments  Bodoni Egyptian Pro is a typeface which aims to subvert typographic norms. It accomplishes this by taking Bodoni and reducing it to a single stroke weight design. There are eight weights, all of which are exciting—especially the lightest weight, which seems to be composed of single pixel lines.

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Typeface name: Neue Swift Year created: 2009 Foundry/Designer: Linotype/Gerarad Unger Country: Netherlands Style: Serif  Comments: Neue Swift was designed to generate a horizontal flow, helping words and lines look separated and to read. This makes Neue Swift a great choice for wordy logos! The typeface also has distinct sloping serifs and “busy” angles.

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Typeface name: Uni Sans Year created: 2008 Foundry/Designer: Fontfabric/Svet Simov, Ani Petrova, Vasil Stanev Country: Bulgaria Style: Sans-serif  Comments: The defining characteristic of Uni Sans is the way certain letterforms, such as the “N” and “M,” have extended wedges cut out of the joints. It’s unusual and opens the door for designers to play creatively with this unusual element.

Uni Sans Free Font - The font is great for all manner of graphic design projects, from web and graphics to print and T-shirt designs.

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