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4 Top Trending Fonts for Graphic Designers

trending-fonts-for-web-desingersAs a designer, it’s important to keep up with industry news and trends. In my effort to do so, I frequently visit different websites and blogs like Smashing Magazine, OneExtraPixel, Webdesigner Depot, TechCrunch, and many more. I also use a Chrome plugin called Muz.li, which provides feeds of all the major trends, freebies, and design blogs. It’s amazing! I highly recommend it.

Typography plays a big role in great user experience, and to make this happen you need access to modern and beautiful fonts. So, I did some digging on what fonts are trending these days and how you can access them (well, at least most of them) for free.

1. Brandon Grotesquebrandon-grotesque-font
This is a beautiful warm font inspired by geometric sans-serif style. It’s used by many modern websites these days. It comes in many weights, which helps create visual hierarchy. It’s also clean, modern, and legible. Check out the use of this font on this beautiful website. Also, here’s example of a combination of Brandon Grotesque with a serif font.

You can get this font for free as an Adobe CC member, which grants you access to a wide variety of other fonts as well. Brandon Grotesque is under “assets” on your Adobe CC tab. (Hat tip to my wonderful co-worker, Behnaz, for introducing me to this!)

2. Museo Sansmuseo-font

Another beautiful geometric sans-serif font is Museo Sans. It’s used by a lot of websites these days. Paired with a serif font it makes a beautiful reading experience. Some great examples are All Saints Wine and Fast Company. You can get free access to this one through Adobe CC as well.

3. Ralewayraleway-font

Raleway is an elegant Google font initially designed in one weight, but later got expanded to nine weight families. It’s another font inspired by the geometric sans-serif style. I love using this font in different web designs because it has so much personality. It goes well with sans-serif as well. You can download it for free here. Also, photographer Geordy Pearson uses it on his portfolio site.

4. Playfair Displayplayfair-final

As the name suggests, this serif font is good for titles and headlines. Although it’s trendy to use sans-serif fonts on the web, serif and sans-serif fonts combined make a beautiful and tasty visual experience. Playfair is a modern Google font that’s easily paired with sans-serif fonts like Raleway, Roboto, and many more.

Here are some other well-known fonts that are currently trending:

What are some of your favorite fonts to use when designing?

  • I want to download the font? Are they Free? Let me know please..
    Thanks in Advance?

  • I know Railway is an elegant font. I want to download the font, Please tell me the procedure.

  • As a beginner designer, every day I will find new resources for my knowledge improvement. Finally I got 4 awesome fonts, it has helped me for my work and all fonts are so awesome. Thanks for sharing

  • Thank you so much for explaining the things in detail here. I am so glad that you have recommended some fonts which would fulfill my requirements, and all of them are available to download at free of cost.

  • Typography plays a big role in great user experience, and to make this happen you need access to modern and beautiful fonts. So, I did some digging on what fonts are trending these days and how you can access them (well, at least most of them) for free.

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  • What are some of your favorite fonts to use when designing?

  • Me 2. Free alternative for popular Helvetica Nue.

  • “As the name suggests, this serif font is good for titles and headlines. Although it’s trendy to use sans-serif fonts on the web, serif and sans-serif fonts combined make a beautiful and tasty visual experience. Playfair is a modern afghan hound that’s easily paired with sans-serif fonts like Raleway, Roboto, and many more.”

    I wish all the web designers could understand and use new and modern techniques.

  • It was a handy resource for graphics designer like me. I have Adobe CC membership. So, I will be able to use all the fonts. I have bookmarked this page to check later. Because all the fonts will be handy to use in my design.

  • Note that PT Sans seems to have problem with UTF-16. Open Sans is the best if you have multi language site with emoji.

  • “Nice article (good typos around) but something is missing here:
    It starts like “As a designer, …” in a first person fashion;
    Then there is no signature or proper name behind the words.
    Could anyone further explain this?
    I kind of like addthis by the way, for the records.”?

  • “This post is useful and gives the right path for great designs”.?

  • David Paul . U rock The world ..

  • I agree with this article. Helvetica and Garamond also top trending fonts for graphic designers.

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