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Saturday, 29 December 2012

How to Choose Best High Quality and Free Fonts to fit your Design

Last updated on 04:39 - by Ramandeep Singh - Tags : , , , ,

Fonts are base of every design, they can make or ruin your design. Gone are the days when all designers prefers to use web safe fonts only, today there is huge variety of free as well paid fonts is available that confuses a designer.

Every design is just like a occassion, as every occasion expect you wear a particular attire, every design expect you to use a particular group of fonts, although there is some sort of independence available here and you can experiment new things but sticking to your favorite fonts and using them everywhere as some people use to wear same coat on every occasion which was gifted to them by someone special, this policy won't take you anywhere

Free vs Paid fonts

Whether your design need a paid font or not, that really depends upon need of your design. Why to pay for something that is available for free ? that is the question most people would ask. Premium and paid fonts usually have better quality and sharpness.  Another issue while using free fonts is uniqueness of your designs. I wanted to do a deep analysis on quality checkup of fonts but Tutsplus already did it here.

Which font to choose

While creating a new design, first thing that should be kept in mind is your Users for whom you are making this design. If your users are school kids than you should use playful fonts with bright colors while experimenting this with a business website could be dangerous as people sitting in their cabins and working on excel sheets may not like those bright and loud typography.

Pairing fonts

As every font have a different personality. Every designer need to understand this differentiation and apply this to his to differentiate various parts of his design. As headings from body text, widgets from heading etc.  To differentiate different parts of a design different font groups are used. As using Sans font as heading and serif font for body text.

I saw Brian Gardner, the founder of Studiopress recommending Sans fonts for headings, i posted  a comment but he never found time to reply me. Here is the post

So today we come up with  Best free fonts for you. These fonts can be used for banners, heading, logo etc. So here they are

Cubano


Bender


Carton


hero


Novecento


Cassannet


duke


Homestead


Gabo


Ranger


Kilogram


Knema


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14 comments:

  1. Kilogram, Cubano, Cassannet are the best of the list.. they are looking really elegant and rich in design..

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  2. awesome list these fonts are use in theme can u tell me @ramandeep singh

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  3. very creative fonts you have shared with us. I will surely use this fonts on my blog. Thanks for sharing this informative article with us....

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  4. Arghhhhh level 4 of logos quiz is damn hard

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  5. Poster PrintingMay 22, 2009These all look really irenipsd! A variety of choices, some simple but really striking. Others are very bold and colorful. Definitely something for everyone. This is well-appreciated, thanks for sharing.

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  6. All fonts are looking impressive for designers but i like kilogram font...

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  7. Yes sure, on heading i used Rokkitt and on body text i used Open Sans

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  8. I Just love this all thanks man..<3

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  10. great pst all are awespme fonts.. thnx man..bookmarked blog..

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  11. Ramandeep Singh15 July 2013 at 06:39

    Thanks bro

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