30 Cool Fonts You’ve Never Used

It can be easy to underestimate the role typography plays in design, but your choice of font – along with your font colors, weight, kerning, stroke and other design elements – can say as much as your actual copy. Fonts convey subliminal information about your company, brand, products and services. They motivate emotions and persuade.

So many designers get hung up on Helvetica in its various forms, but there are so many other outstanding fonts you can incorporate into your designs to differentiate your brand from your competitors. The next time you’re designing a brochure, website, postcard or flyer, consider trying a new font to see how it looks. Play with different typeface styles to get the most out of your font. Make a bold statement with your headline, and the rest of your copy will be read.

The easiest way to make that statement? With an unexpected, powerful, and relevant font that simply makes sense – that flows with your message and the rest of your design. The following showcases 30 cool fonts you’ve never used – but should. Best of all, each of these fonts is free!

1.  Museo Slab

Free Font Museo Slab by Exljbris  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-08-59

 

2.  Stay Gold

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3.  Riesling

Riesling Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-10-45

 

4.  Journal

Free Font Journal by Fontourist  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-11-32

 

5.  Candy Inc.

CANDY INC. font by Billy Argel - FontSpace - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-12-01

 

6.  Harabara

Harabara Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-12-44

 

7.  Pacifico

Free Font Pacifico by Vernon Adams  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-13-29

 

8.  Billion Stars

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9.  Famous Oldies

Famous Oldies Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-14-23

 

10.  Lobster

Free Font Lobster by Impallari Type  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-15-37

 

11.  Southern Aire

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12.  Honey Script

Honey Script Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-16-38

 

13.  ChunkFive

Free Font ChunkFive by The League of Moveable Type  Font Squirrel - Google Chro_2013-09-12_09-17-22

 

14.  Appleton

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15.  Budmo

Budmo Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-18-17

 

16.  Great Vibes

Free Font Great Vibes by TypeSETit  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-19-06

 

17.  Crayon Crumble

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18.  Badaboom

Badaboom BB Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-20-06

 

19.  Walkway

Free Font Walkway by GemFonts  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-20-44

 

20.  Friday Night Lights

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21.  Champagne and Limousines

Champagne & Limousines Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-21-50

 

22.  Seaside Resort

Free Font SeasideResort by Nick's Fonts  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-22-32

 

23.  VintageOne

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24.  Bebas Neue

Bebas Neue Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-23-35

 

25.  BlackJack

Free Font BlackJack by Typadelic  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-24-16

 

26.  KG Second Chances

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27.  Face Your Fears

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28.  Quicksand

Free Font Quicksand by Andrew Paglinawan  Font Squirrel - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-26-03

 

29.  American Brewery

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30.  Open Egmont Kapitalen

Open Egmont Kapitalen Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2013-09-12_09-26-57

 

What are your favorite fonts?

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