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Try one of these modern fonts to position your work at the forefront of design.

‘Form follows function’ in modernist design and the principle certainly applies to modern fonts. Based on geometric lines and forms, modern fonts are clean, clear, and easy to read; plus with a creative twist or dash of detail they have a cool, contemporary vibe.

Here are 50 fonts that will give your design work an up-to-date edge.

01. Lombok

You’ll quickly see from these 50 free fonts that modern fonts are overwhelmingly sans serif typefaces; that is, there is no projecting lines or curls at the ends of a letter. Lombok by Alexandre Pietre is very angular and geometric with divided forms and doubled lines.

Download it at Bēhance.

02. Ailerons

Ailerons is a font by Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira Junior inspired by airplane models from the 1940s. The ends of each letter are angled and ever-so-slightly curved for delicate detail.

Download it at Bēhance.

03. One Day

One Day is a slimline and uppercase font by Nawras Moneer. Its rounded forms and broken lines will add visual interest to any headline.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

04. Cooper Hewitt

When the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum had a facelift—revitalizing its building and identity—it also engaged designer Chester Jenkins to create a contemporary sans serif font that is available free for public use. Now that’s democratic design.

Download it at Cooper Hewitt.

 

05. Aqua

Laura Pol’s font Aqua has very straight lines that contrast with very rounded forms. The strong angles dominate the uppercase letters while smooth circles rule the lowercase.

Download it at Bēhance.

 





06. Kolikö

The Kolikö font family by Fontfirma has Latin and Cyrillic characters in regular, thin, and bold styles. It is a geometric sans serif font with a clean structure for bold headlines.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

07. Polya

Adrien Coquet designed the Polya font inspired by low-poly – a polygon mesh for 3D computer modeling. The result is a font with bold forms and a lightweight look.

Download it at Bēhance.

08. Radnika

Alfredo Marco Pradil describes his Radnika font as a “workhorse type.” It is a multi-purpose typeface that bridges the gap between the strong and expressive nineteenth-century typefaces and the fine and stern twentieth-century typefaces. The ‘medium’ style is free for download.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

09. Modeka

Modeka by Gatis Vilaks is a light and elegant font that combines corners with rounded details. Set of characters with visible junctions between the parts of each element.

Download it at Bēhance.

10. Higher

Marisa Passos designed Higher for a student project and has since offered it for free public use. Ideal for headlines. With the identifying forms of each letter condensed to the upper or lower section of each character.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

11. Nordic

Nordic is an experimental typeface designed by Yana Bereziner. It was inspired by Norwegian runes, which are the letters used in various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

12. Komoda

Komoda is a slimline font designed by Asia Ang. It works well as a display typeface for headlines and titles and it looks smart and modern here, simply enclosed in a rectangular outline.

Download it at Bēhance.

 

13. Kollektif

Brave New Fonts designed this brave new font Kollektif as an alternative to low-contrast twenty first-century typefaces.

Download it at Brave New Fonts.

 

YOUR TURN

Share and share alike I say. Once you’ve downloaded and incorporated one of these free fonts into your design work, don’t forget to show the designer some love. Send your appreciation via a follow, a shout-out, or a tweet, or you could even send them a copy of your final work to see how their font has contributed.

 

Article repost from Canva’s Article written by  from her article “50 Modern Fonts to Give Your Designs a Contemporary Feeling“.

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