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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:
  • Landa (Pablo Alaejos Perez).
  • Guyot Text (Ramiro Espinoza).
  • Artigo Pro (Joana Correia).
  • Eros Text (Lucas Sharp and Connor Davenport).
  • 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:
    Calligraphic typefaces:
    Brush typefaces:
    Sketched, Layered or Poster typefaces:
    • Aires (Yai Salinas, Fontself).
    • Bourbon House (Andrey Sharonov).
    • Baroschi (D.M. Rachmath).
    • Trixie (Faqih Sandri).
    • 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:
    • Teddings (Beatrice Davies, Fust & Friends).
    • S&S Nickson Extras (Cahya Sofyan, Spencer and Sons).
    • 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:
      • Avory (Slavka Jevcinova for Rosetta Type Foundry).
      • Cimo (Dino dos Santos). A formidable condensed sans family.
      • Antique Gothic (Production Type).
      • AT Arges (Matthieu Salvaggio).
      • 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:
      • Heinrich (Christian Pannicke).
      • Zing Rust (Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team): 521 handmade typefaces with as sub-families Zing Rust, Zing Script Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Goodies Rust.
      • Brock Pro (Stawix Ruecha). Not exactly letterpress type, but a celebration of it. Related to Block Berthold.
      Didone typefaces:
      • Praho Pro (Maciej Wloczewski).
      • Scotch (Neil Summerour, Positype). A large Scotch roman family.
      • Zesta (Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak).
      Fashion mag typefaces:
      Revivals:
      • Dair (Nick Shinn). A revival of Carl Dair's Cartier (1967).
      • Mondial (Text and Display) (Lukas Schneider, Revolver Type Foundry). A revival and rejuvenation of Hans Bohn's didone typeface Mondial (1930).
      • Albertus Nova (Toshi Omagari, Monotype). Based on Berthold Wolpe's lapidary typeface Albertus (1932).
      • dT Jakob (Gustavo Soares and Eduardo Wessler Coan).
      • 57 Nao (Andrew Bellamy). A revival of a Latin typewriter font developed in the 1950s in Japan called Messenjaa.
      • 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:
      • Sul Mono (Rui Abreu).
      • Zart (Pedro Leal, DS Type). A fat face didone.
      • Plunk (Daniel Reed). Inspired by early 20th century jazz.
      • Cocotte (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini).
      • Niemeyer (Luciano Vergara at Latinotype).
      • Venzel (Alex Etewut).
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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:
      • Barlow (Jeremy Tribby).
      • D-DIN (Charles Nix for Monotype and Datto Inc). Finally a totally free high quality DIN.
      • Aino (Anton Koovit). The official font of the Estonian government.
      • Wavehaus Sans (Graham Paterson).
      • Attractive (Ani Petrova and Botio Nikoltchev).
      • Agane (Danilo de Marco).
      • Illuma (Alfredo Marco Pradil).
      Rounded sans typefaces:
        Type systems:
        • IBM Plex (Sans, Serif, Mono) (Mike Abbink and Bold Monday). The new IBM corporate font.
        Art deco typefaces:
        • Bardo (Tano Veron).
        • Cocosignum (Corsivo Italico and Maiuscoletto) (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini). Based on 1930s Italian art deco.
        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:
            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:
                        • Renner (Owen Earl, Indestructible Type). A free Futura revival, from scratch!
                        • Marvin Visions (Mathieu Triay). After the avant-garde classic Marvin (1969, Michael Chave).
                        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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