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Best typefaces of 2019



[The best typefaces of 2019, selected by Luc. The illustration above is by Serbian graph designer and cartoonist Vladan Nikolic. Entitled Freedom of Speech, it serves as a warning in 2019.]








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The best commercial typefaces of 2019: Luc's selection

This is my own selection of the best commercial typefaces published in 2019, grouped by category. The list will grow until December 31, 2019.
Text typefaces:
  • Radal (Sergio Leiva Whittle).
Sans typefaces:
  • Mazzard (Oleh Lishchuk, Pepper Type). A geometric grotesque in three x-heights and 54 styles. Mazzard L, the small x-height subfamily, is especially striking. See also Mazzard Soft.
  • Corsa Grotesk (Alexander Nedelev). Inspired by Avenir.
  • Klein (Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli).
  • Graphit (2019). By Livius Dietzel and Tom Hossfeld at Lit Design Studio, a Bauhaus geometric.
  • Noah (2019). By Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev.
  • Sole Sans. An extensive newspaper sans by Luciano Perondi and Riccardo Olocco, published by CAST.
Rounded sans typefaces:
Type systems:
    Art deco typefaces:
    Hipster typefaces:
      Script typefaces:
      Calligraphic typefaces:
      Brush typefaces:
        Sketched, Layered or Poster typefaces:
          Blackletter typefaces:
          Dingbats and ornaments:
            Programming fonts:
            Garalde typefaces:
              Display typefaces:
              Slab serif typefaces:
              • Galeria (Bruno Jara for Latinotype).
              • Breton (Daniel Hernandez and Rodrigo Fuenzalida).
              Copperplate:
              Wood type revivals:
              • Podium Sharp (Mateusz Machalski). Not exactly a revival, but a monstrous 234-style family with genetic origins in several old Polish wood types.
              Letterpress emulation:
              • Wood Heinz No. 4 (Andreas Seidel). With four rotating alternates for each glyph.
              Didone typefaces:
              Fashion mag typefaces:
              • Voir (Pompe Hedengren and Göran Söderström). A hairline deco.
              • Magnat (Rene Bieder).
              • Mint Soda (Patrick Seymour).
              • Ao Dai (Manh Nguyen).
              Revivals:
              • ATF Franklin Gothic (Mark van Bronkhorst, Igino Marini, Ben Kiel). Based on Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin Gothic (1905), with lighter styles inspired by Benton's Monotone Gothic.
              • Pagnol (Jean-Renaud Cuaz). After A.M. Cassandre's famous Peignot from 1937.
              • Radar (Marta Sanchez Marco at Type-o-Tones). A revival of the 1930s font Grotesca Radio (Carl Winkow).
              • Hellen (Genilson Lima Santos). A revival of Koch Antiqua (1922).
              • Orplid Pro (Ralph M. Unger). A revival and layerable extension of Hans Bohn's Bauhaus typeface Orplid (1929).
              • Bremer Presse (Dorothée Schraudner). This revives Willy Wiegand's antiqua that he made for his Bremer Presse ca. 1912.
              Stencil typefaces:
              Variable fonts:
              • PF Grand Gothik (Parachute). A large grotesque typeface family with three subfamilies and a variable font option.
              • Antonia (Typejockeys).
              • Denso (Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal).
              • TT Trailers (Vika Usmanova).
              • Grafier (Alex Slobzheninov).
              Multilingual typefaces:
                Wonderful, adorable, refreshing typefaces:
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                The best free typefaces of 2019: Luc's selection

                This is my own selection of the best free typefaces published in 2019, grouped by category. The list will grow until December 31, 2019.
                Text typefaces:
                  Sans typefaces:
                  • Ysabeau (Christian Thalmann). Originally named Eau de Garamond, this is a beautifully designed sans version of Garamond.
                  • Inter UI (Rasmus Andersson). A 12-style sans family for screen use, covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
                  • Konstant Grotesk Neue (Stephen French).
                  Rounded sans typefaces:
                    Type systems:
                      Art deco typefaces:
                        Hipster typefaces:
                          Script typefaces:
                          Calligraphic typefaces:
                            Brush typefaces:
                              Sketched, Layered or Poster typefaces:
                              Blackletter typefaces:
                              • Chomsky (Fredrick R. Brennan). After the famous masthead of The New York Times.
                              • Health Goth (Anna Seslavinskaya).
                              Dingbats and ornaments:
                              Programming fonts:
                                Garalde typefaces:
                                  Display typefaces:
                                  Slab serif typefaces:
                                  Copperplate:
                                    Variable Fonts:
                                    Wood type revivals:
                                      Letterpress emulation:
                                        Didone typefaces:
                                        Fashion mag typefaces:
                                          Revivals:
                                          • Chistoso (Chuck Mountain). Based on Julius E.F. Gipkens's Majestic (1914).
                                          Stencil typefaces:
                                          Multilingual typefaces:
                                            Wonderful, adorable, refreshing typefaces:
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