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These Amazing 2017 Fonts Will Make You Forget Your ‘Comic Sans’ Allergy
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Mar 2017
2017 is the year of bigger, bolder, and brighter designs, making it important for your designs to stand out more than ever.
Sadly, that’s usually easier said than done, and making your design that one unique snowflake in a world of many other “one-of-a-kind” ones becomes more challenging every day.
To give you the voice you need, Designmodo has provided a round-up of new fonts to follow and use in 2017.
And don’t worry if you have an aversion towards the infamous ‘Comic Sans’—none of the following fonts have the same cringe-inducing power it holds.
Scroll down to find out your type, and visit here for more.
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“‘Akrobat’ is a free font designed by Plamen Motev. It is a modern sans serif with condensed proportions and comes in eight weights. The font features geometric aesthetics, neo-grotesque references and its narrow proportions make it perfect for headlines, logos and short paragraphs of text.”
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“‘Tuna’ was released in early 2017 [by Felix Braden and Alex Rutten] but has already been able to stand out for its stylish traits. ‘Tuna’ is a serif typeface that can be used for books, magazines and mobile applications with a well-defined calligraphic touch. This font is highly readable. It comes in five different weights (light, regular, medium, bold and heavy), each with italics. The serifs are not the classical ones you see on other typefaces — these are heavier and slightly arched in order to create more contrast and a dynamic structure.”
Image via Mats-Peter Forss and Emily Spadoni
“‘Sophia’ is a free font characterized by a hand-lettered style created by designer Emily Spadoni. She defines the typeface as a ‘sweet, saucy and little shabby font’ which is perfect for infographics, websites and informal logos. The package includes uppercase and lowercase letters and a set of special symbols. The font has been developed in a way that, when you write, all the letters will join together, creating a perfect italic writing that evokes a fresh feeling.”
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“‘Town’ is a font inspired by the art deco movement and contemporary lettering. This family of fonts has a classic feel but features contemporary proportions, styling and details. In the package, there are eight weights and nine decorative styles. The variety of styles helps you to create bespoke brand logos, stylish labels, engaging websites and fresh magazine layouts.
“Moreover, the decorative styles can be mixed and matched while maintaining a harmonious look. Some of the styles can be layered to add a subtle shadow to headlines or create a full dimensional look with an inline face.”
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“‘Madelyn’ is a handwritten font that’s similar to real handwriting, evoking a concept of individuality and of style. The typeface simulates calligraphy pen writing with some casual dry strokes. The family of fonts includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers and a large range of punctuation and symbols. You’ll find a set of handmade ornaments, icons and swashes as well.
“This font is perfect for branding projects, logos, posters, greeting cards, titles, and for every situation in which you need to convey a personal touch.”
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“‘Klasik’ is a free family of simple and functional sans serif fonts. If you download ‘Klasik’, you will get three different versions of the fonts: regular, rough and shadow. With these styles, you can easily develop designs and layouts that will perfectly fit into different projects. The font only comes with uppercase letters that are characterized by rough lines and a solid body.
“Try ‘Klasik’ for infographics, headlines, posters and designs in which you need to create a retro atmosphere.”
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