Designers, you know how important fonts are to your work, but sometimes picking the best font is tough; there’s so much choice. Here are top 10 best new fonts for your 2021 design toolbox to help inspire your next project and introduce you to some of the best new modern fonts to suit the latest graphic design trends!
What Are the Most Popular Fonts?
Knowing what the most popular design fonts are can be tricky. According to font psychology, text, and the way it’s arranged, can have a huge impact on a design as a whole, setting both mood and tone, and the most popular fonts tend to do that really well – it’s why they’re popular! For example, wedding designs like stationery and albums often feature a script font because we tend to associate that style with romance.
As people respond to things in particular ways, it’s part of the job of a designer to interpret the message and meaning of a proposed design and choose and place fonts accordingly. The longer that fonts and font families are around and we become accustomed to them, the more we can start to associate them with particular designs, and even come to trust them on sight.
What Is a Font Family?
The terms ‘font’ and ‘typeface’ are often used interchangeably outside of the world of professional typography and design, though they aren’t really the same thing. A font is part of a typeface, which is usually a collection of fonts in different weights, sizes, or styles: a font family!
A font family you’re most likely very familiar with is Times New Roman, which includes italic, bold and bold italic versions as part of the ‘family’.
Choosing a Font
Choosing a font is a delicate balance between interpretation, style, and readability. The most important of these is of course the latter, a font above all needs to be fit for purpose and easily read by your audience.
The style of font will depend on the project it’s being used for. Long-form copy like that in a magazine article, will need to be different to the font featured in an attention-grabbing poster design, and so on. Font families that come with serif and sans serif options are usually good choices for projects where written text may vary in length: serif is usually easier and faster to read for longer copy at smaller sizes than sans serif.
How to choose a font – for a logo for example – will be heavily determined by the brand’s personality whereas selecting a font for a website will focus on aspects like size, weight and contrast, to make sure it’s easy to read.
Best New Fonts For 2021
Try these top 10 fonts from to inspire your next project.
10. URBANO Bold header Typeface – by Vect0ry
A powerful, all caps sans-serif font family which would be perfect for attention-grabbing titles and headlines. It comes in two weights, and with numerals and punctuation.
9. Caligna – by Holismjd
Caligna has a unique and modern style that exudes luxury. Stylish and clear to read, Caligna would suit branding for fashion, restaurants, hotels, and much more. The font comes with uppercase and lowercase options, as well as numbers and punctuation.
8. Rollgates Luxury – by Cotbada-studio
A beautiful sans-serif typeface that would work well for a designer looking to create something sleek and elegant with a touch of vintage flair. There’s multilingual support for a variety of languages, including French, German, and Spanish.
7. Royal Diamond Display Serif Font – by uicreativenet
Try a combination of classic style and minimal design with Royal Diamond. Use this font for bold logo design, posters, and branding. Royal Diamond is a serif font, with a trendy, colored outline.
6. Mourich – Elegant Font – by Ramzehhh
A stylish serif font with carefully designed contrast in each stroke. There are 2 styles included: all-caps or small capitals, useful for a title and subtitle, and for logos. The style is round, with an assertive design.
5. Laura – A Minimal Luxury Font – by andrewtimothy
Laura would work well as a title or decorative font as its design is modern minimalism, omitting parts of the letters to create an edgy and eye-catching style.
4. Fonseca | Art Deco Font Family Pack – by nasir-udin
Fonseca is a modern sans serif font inspired by art deco and styles of the early 20th century. It’s all-caps, with straight geometric forms, and a modern twist to make it perfect for contemporary design.
3. Zuume Font Family – by adamladd
Zuume is a high-impact font family including a variety of weights. It’s a thick, condensed design perfect for display designs that need an impression of aggression and speed.
2. Carla Sans – Elegant Typeface by NEWFLIX
Carla Sans, with 4 weights included, is an all caps, minimal font with stylistic alternates and ligatures. The download also offers numerals, punctuation and accented characters, with multiple languages supported.
1. REQUILA – Vintage Font – by Olexstudio
Requila contains upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures and international glyphs. Its style is a bold serif, with occasional letter flourishes.
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