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The best commercial typefaces of 2017: Luc's selection

This is my own selection of the best commercial typefaces published in 2017, grouped by category. The list will grow until December 31, 2017.
Text typefaces:
  • Artigo Pro (Joana Correia).
  • Thesaurus (Fermin Guerrero for Typotheque). Based on metal types used by the Estiennes, but modernized. An extension of his 2014 diploma typeface, Genève.
  • Rival (Olivier Gourvat).
Sans typefaces:
Rounded sans typefaces:
Type systems:
  • Artegra Sans (Ceyhun Birinci). A 162-style family with 1500 glyphs per font, covering Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and a lot more.
Art deco typefaces:
Hipster typefaces:
    Script typefaces:
    • Limon (Sabrina Mariela Lopez).
    • Buinton (Mika Melvas).
    • Fado (Olga Umpeleva). A classical broad nib calligraphic typeface for Latin and Cyrillic.
    • Kodama Forest (David Kerkhoff).
    Calligraphic typefaces:
    Brush typefaces:
    Sketched, Layered or Poster typefaces:
    • Baroschi (D.M. Rachmath).
    • Crepes (Hyun-Seung Lee). A set of 25 fonts for layering, texturing and shadow effects.
    • Rocher (Henrique Beier).
    • Rig Shaded (Jamie Clarke). A 3d shaded megafamily.
    • Bitcount (by Petr van Blokland). Pixelmania to the tenth power.
    • Sutro Initials (Jim Parkinson). Chromatic and layered.
    • Zufo (Andrei Robu). A children's book or comic strip font.
    • Andimia (Faqih Sandri, Dri Zy). A layered typeface family.
    • Closed Worlds (Natasha Jen).
    Blackletter typefaces:
    Dingbats and ornaments:
    • Represent (Tony de Marco). For all sexual orientations!
    • Cristal Dingbats (Manuel Eduardo Corradine). Integrated with Cristal Frames, and a beveled polygonized typeface, Cristal.
    Programming fonts:
    Garalde typefaces:
      Display typefaces:
      • PF Venue (Panos Vassiliou).
      • Bw Gradual (Alberto Romanos).
      • Pilot (Aleksandra Samulenkova, Bold Monday). A German expressionist typeface family originally drawn in 2012.
      • Harri (Juan Luis Blanco).
      • Magiel Pro (Mateusz Machalski at Borutta).
      • Arya Rounded (Vicente Lamonaca).
      • Noka (Daniel Sabino).
      • Bjola (Andrey Sharonov). A lovely children's book typeface.
      Slab serif typefaces:
      Copperplate:
      Wood type revivals:
      Letterpress emulation:
      • Brock Pro (Stawix Ruecha). Not exactly letterpress type, but a celebration of it. Related to Block Berthold.
      Didone typefaces:
      • Praho Pro (Maciej Wloczewski).
      • Zesta (Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak).
      Fashion mag typefaces:
      Revivals:
      • English 1766 (Henrik Kubel, A2). A take on Caslon.
      • Guyot Headline (by Ramiro Espinoza).
      • Kopius Condensed (Sybille Hagmann). Mixing a bit of Cooper Black's roundness with Herbert Thannhaeuser's Liberta (Typoart, 1958).
      • Basilio (Hans van Maanen for Canada Type). After Stefan Schlesinger's italienne typeface Hidalgo (1939).
      Stencil typefaces:
      Variable fonts:
      • Dunbar (C.J. Dunn at CJ Type).
      • Fit (David Jonathan Ross).
      Multilingual typefaces:
      Wonderful, adorable, refreshing typefaces:
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      The best free typefaces of 2017: Luc's selection

      This is my own selection of the best free typefaces published in 2017, grouped by category. The list will grow until December 31, 2017.
      Text typefaces:
      Sans typefaces:
      • Aino (Anton Koovit). The official font of the Estonian government.
      • Wavehaus Sans (Graham Paterson).
      • Attractive (Ani Petrova and Botio Nikoltchev).
      • Illuma (Alfredo Marco Pradil).
      Rounded sans typefaces:
        Type systems:
          Art deco typefaces:
          Hipster typefaces:
            Script typefaces:
            Calligraphic typefaces:
            • Beresta (Pavel Drakunov). A semi-uncial for Latin and Cyrillic.
            Brush typefaces:
              Sketched, Layered or Poster typefaces:
              Blackletter typefaces:
              • Abuse (Valentino Coppi).
              Dingbats and ornaments:
                Programming fonts:
                Garalde typefaces:
                  Display typefaces:
                  Variable fonts:
                  Slab serif typefaces:
                    Copperplate:
                      Wood type revivals:
                        Letterpress emulation:
                          Didone typefaces:
                            Fashion mag typefaces:
                              Revivals:
                                Stencil typefaces:
                                  Multilingual typefaces:
                                  • Awami Nastaliq (Peter Martin for SIL).
                                  • Alkalami (Becca Hirnsberger). For Arabic-based writing systems in the Kano region of Nigeria and in Niger.
                                  Wonderful, adorable, refreshing typefaces:
                                  • Fetamont (Linus Romer, 2014-2017). A 32-font tour de force with parametrized letters, including a neat "randomize" feature.
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