The Best 10 Sans-serif Fonts For You

image
Sans-serif Fonts In typography and letters, a sans-serif, sans serif, gothic or simply no letter shape is one that does not have extension characteristics called "serif" at the end of the strokes. Sans-serif fonts tend to have less variation in stroke width than serif fonts. They are usually used to convey simplicity and modernity or minimalism.
 
Sans-serif fonts have become the most common fonts for displaying text on computer screens. On lower-resolution digital displays, fine details such as serifs may disappear or appear too large. The term comes from the French word sans, which means "without" and "serif" of uncertain origin, possibly from the Dutch word schreef which means "line" or pencil stroke. In print media, they are most commonly used for display and less commonly for body text.
 
Before the term "sans-serif" became common in English typography, several other terms had been used. One of these old-fashioned terms for sans serif was gothic, which is still used in East Asian typeface and is sometimes seen in font names like News Gothic, Highway Gothic, Franklin Gothic, or Trade Gothic.
 
Sans-serif fonts are sometimes used, especially in older documents, as an emphasis device, due to their typically blacker color.

Overview

Sans-serif typefaces first originated in the 18th century but did not become widely used until the 19th century. In the print world, serif typefaces are almost universally used to set body text running, yet on the web, sans-serif typefaces dominate. On lower-resolution displays, sans-serifs tend to display better, however higher resolution displays can handle fine details from serifs better, so I predict that we will see that serif typefaces will be used more on the web for years to come.

What is the Difference Between Serif and Sans Serif Fonts?

image

Typeface

A design for a set of characters. Popular typefaces include Times Roman, Helvetica, and Courier. The typeface represents one aspect of a font. The font also includes characteristics such as size, weight, italics, etc.
 
There are two general categories of typefaces: serif and sans serif. Sans serif typefaces are made up of simple lines, while serif typefaces use small decorative markings to embellish the characters and make them easier to read. Helvetica is a sans serif type and Times Roman is a serif type.
 

Serif

A small decorative line added as an ornament to the basic shape of a character. Typefaces are often described as serif or sans serif (no serif). The most common serif typeface is Times Roman. A common sans serif typeface is Helvetica.
 

Sans serif

Pronounced SAN-SERR-if. A category of typefaces that do not use serifs, small lines at the end of characters. Popular sans serif fonts include Helvetica, Avant Garde, Arial, and Geneva. Serif fonts include Times Roman, Courier, New Century Schoolbook, and Palatino.
 
According to most studies, sans serif fonts are more difficult to read. For this reason, they are most often used for short text components, such as titles or captions.

Examples of

Serif:

Latin Fonts: Times New Roman, Bodoni, Garamond, Minion Web, ITC Stone Serif, MS Georgia, Bitstream Cyberbit
Greek Sources: Bitstream Cyberbit
Cyrillic fonts: Adobe Minion Cyrillic, Excelsior Cyrillic Upright, Monotype Albion 70, Bitstream Cyberbit, ER Bukinst
Hebrew Sources: New Peninim, Raanana, Bitstream Cyberbit
Japanese sources: Ryumin Light-KL, Kyokasho ICA, Futo Min A101
Arabic Sources: Bitstream Cyberbit

Sans serif

Latin fonts: MS Trebuchet, ITC Avant Garde Gothic, MS Arial, MS Verdana, Univers, Futura, ITC Stone Sans, Gill Sans, Akzidenz Grotesk, Helvetica
Greek Fonts: Attika, Typiko New Era, MS Tahoma, Monotype Gill Sans 571, Helvetica Greek
Cyrillic Fonts: Helvetica Cyrillic, ER Univers, Lucida Sans Unicode, Bastion
Hebrew Fonts: Arial Hebrew, MS Tahoma
Japanese Fonts: Shin Go, Heisei Kaku Gothic W5
Arabic sources: MS Tahoma

When To Use Serif And Sans Serif Fonts

There are advantages to using both Serif & Sans Serif fonts in different designs. To break it down very simply, Serif fonts are easily readable at small body copy sizes, and Sans Serif fonts really stand out in large titles. There are many exceptions to this, but that is the most common usage.
 
One major exception is the web. Since most displays are not as high resolution as printed media, Serifs can display poorly in small sizes. This is becoming less of an issue with improvements in technologies like retina displays, and 4k screens becoming popular, but the vast majority of displays are still low resolution when compared to print. So currently it is still best to use mostly Sans Serif fonts for web use.
 

Here is a list of The Best 10 Sans-serif Fonts

1- Apercu

image

Apercu Font is a Grotesque Sans Serif font released by The Entente foundry. Mr. Colophon created this font in 2010. He started working with this font in 2009 and in 2010 he was able to successfully prepare it. Inspired by Johnston, Gill Sans, Neuzeit, and Franklin Gothic, he created the Apercu font. Also, the origin of the Visuelt font from the restricted version of the Aperçu font.
 
The Apercu font family has eight weights with corresponding italics, as well as a monospaced type family of four weights. This font is available for licensing in three editions. (STD, PRO, and Arabic versions). The Apercu font has a wide range of language support. So, all things considered, Apercu can be said to be a great source.

Download Free Apercu Font

Apercu  Font - Download Free Fonts

2- Futura

image

Futura Font is an exceptionally versatile typeface. Its bold and condensed variants are especially powerful display designs. Futura is also a good choice for space-sensitive environments. Its simple letterforms allow it to be set to surprisingly small sizes with a slight drop in readability levels. Futura also works well for short blocks of text, captions, and extracted quotes.

Download Free Futura Font

Futura Font Family - Download Free Fonts

3- Proxima Nova

image

Proxima Nova family Fonts is a complete reworking of Proxima Sans (1994). The original six fonts (three italic weights) have been expanded to 42 full-featured OpenType fonts.

There are three widths: Proxima Nova, Proxima Nova Condensed, and Proxima Nova Extra Condensed. Each width consists of 14 fonts: seven weights with matching italics. Stylistically, Proxima Nova straddles the gap between typefaces like Futura and Akzidenz Grotesk.

The result is a hybrid that combines humanistic proportions with a somewhat geometric appearance. Summary of Features: 7 Weights: Slim, Light, Regular, Semibold, Bold, Extrabold, and Black 3 Widths: Normal, Condensed, and Extra Condensed Matching Italic for All Weights and Widths Matching Small Caps for All Weights and Widths * Lining and Figures old-style (proportional and tabular) * Full set off "ligatures * Alternate characters (a, l, y, G) * Automatic fractions * Automatic ordinals * Dingbats (16) * Extended language support (most of Latin scripts) * Extended currency support * * Requires an OpenType and/or Unicode compatible application. All characters, including lowercase, old-style figures, and alternate characters are included in the basic Proxima Nova fonts. Supplemental fonts (Proxima Nova Alt and Proxima Nova ScOsf) are included for use with programs (such as Flash and Microsoft Word) that do not yet support all OpenType features. Supplemental fonts are NOT necessary at all with OpenType expert programs (such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress 7).

Download Free Proxima Nova Font

Proxima Nova Font - Download Free Fonts

4- Avenir

image
Avenir Font is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1987 and released in 1988 by Linotype GmbH.
 
The word Avenir in French means "future". As the name suggests, the family is inspired by the geometric style of sans-serif typeface developed in the 1920s that was based on the circle, such as Erbar and Futura. Frutiger intended Avenir to be a more organic interpretation of the geometric style, more uniform in color and suitable for extended text, with details reminiscent of more traditional typefaces such as the 'a' and the double-decker 't' with a curl at the bottom. bottom. and letters like 'o' that are not perfect and exact circles, but optically corrected.
 
Frutiger described Avenir as his best work: "The quality of the drawing, more than the intellectual idea behind it, is my masterpiece. (...) It was the most difficult typeface I have ever worked on in my life. Working on it, I always had human nature in mind. And what's crucial is that I developed the typeface alone, in peace and quiet, with no copywriters there, no one was there. My personality is stamped on it. I'm proud of having been able to create Avenir ".

Download Free Avenir Font

Avenir Font - Download Free Fonts

5- Brandon Grotesque

image
Brandon Grotesque Font is a sans-serif typeface designed by Hannes von Döhren of HVD Fonts during 2009 and 2010. Spacing and kerning were done by Igino Marini of iKern. The typeface includes Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black weights. Italicized versions were also made available for each weight.
 
The typeface can be classified as a geometric sans-serif, heavily inspired by typefaces of the same classification during the 1920s and 1930s. It was designed to appear elegant by having a low x-height, a less common feature of sans-serif fonts.
 
In 2014, von Döhren released Brandon Text, a tighter version intended for body text.
Brandon Grotesque Font - Download Free Fonts

6- GT America

image
GT America Font is a sans serif typeface with a unique and elegant texture. Explore the use of sans-serif letterforms while maintaining a calligraphic touch found within the sans-serif correlate. This font looks very impressive on every different texture.
 
Noël Leu, along with Seb McLachlan, was in charge of designing and launching it for the first time during 2016. They were inspired to create this typeface from Swiss and American grotesques.
 
This is the missing bridge between 19th-century yank goths and 20th-century European Neo-Grotesk unique typefaces. Use the simplest style options from each tradition within widths and weights wherever they work best.
 
It was issued primarily through the Swiss Grilli Type design foundry. GT America contains nearly eighty-four styles, including condensed, compressed, expanded, monospaced, and more. Each width comes with 6 weights and matching italics.

Brandon Grotesque Font - Download Free Fonts

7- GT Walsheim

image
GT Walsheim Font is based on and inspired by the lettering on the posters of Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). He was a Swiss painter, set designer, lithographer, and poster artist who created more than 200 posters during his career.
 
Baumberger, one of the most important Swiss poster designers of the first half of the 20th century, created these works before they were called design: he was a poster artist. His work exemplifies the movement from pictorial to abstract designs during this time - the Swiss-style even before that term existed.

Download Free GT Walsheim Font

GT Walsheim Font - Download Free Fonts

8- Circular

image

Circular Font is a geometric sans-serif typeface created by Swiss designer Laurenz Brunner and released through Lineto in 2013. Circular is Brunner's second official release, the other being the well-received Akkurat. Although the design is mainly based on geometric shapes, the Circular has peculiarities that give it a lot of warmth. I think the design of the lowercase t is very distinctive and makes Circular easy to identify compared to other geometric sans-serifs. Circular is available in four weights: book, medium, bold and black, each with the corresponding italics.

Download Free Circular Font

Circular Font - Download Free Fonts

9- Gotham

image

Gotham Font is a geometric sans-serif typeface family designed by American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones with Jesse Ragan and published in 2000. The Gotham lettering was inspired by examples of architectural signs from the mid-20th century. Gotham has a relatively roomy layout with a reasonably high x-height and wide openings.
 
Since its inception, Gotham has been highly visible due to its appearance in many notable locations. This has included Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, the Michigan State University branding, and the 2016 federal election campaign of the Australian Labor Party. The fountain has also been used in the cornerstone of the One World Trade Center in New York. It is also the font currently used on MPAA title cards for movie trailers in the US.
 
Developed for professional use, Gotham is an extremely large family, with four widths, eight weights, and separate layouts for on-screen display and a rounded version. It is published by Hoefler & Co., the company of former Frere-Jones business partner Jonathan Hoefler. The font is currently used in the Discovery, Inc., Taco Bell, and Golf Galaxy logos.

Download Free Gotham Font

Gotham Font - Download Free Fonts

10- Graphik

image
Graphik Font is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface designed in 2009. It is currently used as the official Accenture and Sprint typeface.
 
It supports Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek letters.
 
The Graphik font from decades past, the high life has art deco touches and is ideal for all your projects that require tactile sophistication. It comes with a serif and sans serif version and more special characters.
 
Blacker is not your average serif font. And that's why we like it. A twist on a traditional design, Blockletter is a family circle wedge serif font, created with Cosmo Lorenzo Panini and Andrea.

 

 

Notice

Commenting only available for logged in users