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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:
    • Rocher (Henrique Beier).
    • Rig Shaded (Jamie Clarke). A 3d shaded megafamily.
    • 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:
        • 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:
        Fashion mag typefaces:
        Revivals:
        • Guyot Headline (by Ramiro Espinoza).
        • Kopius Condensed (Sybille Hagmann). Mixing a bit of Cooper Black's roundness with Herbert Thannhaeuser's Liberta (Typoart, 1950s).
        • 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 th 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:
                                    • 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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