10 Sweet New Fonts

It can be easy to stick with established, pleasant–looking fonts for your postcards, posters, brochures and other graphic designs (Helvetica, anyone?).  But experimenting with new fonts can add attention-getting dramatic flair to your designs that helps you make your mark as a designer and helps your marketing material designs generate greater response rates.  If you’d like to try your hand at some great new fonts, try playing with the following fonts.  Each font listed is both new in 2012 and free to download.

1.  KG One More Night by Kimberly Geswein

One More Night makes a great font for call out statements in a progressive company’s brochure.

KG One More Night Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-14-39


2.  Sewn Tight by Xerographer Fonts

This would make a cool font for a sewing-related company or a household tip website logo.

Sewn Tight Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-47-57


3.  MALA by HaveFun Fonts

A B-movie-like horror poster is the example given by the designer, but I think this font could have a Hawaiian appeal as well.

Mala Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-49-45


4.  VTKS Citrino by Douglas Vitkauskas

This slick and stylish font would be a great foundation for a logo or tagline graphic.

Vtks Citrino Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-52-31


5.  Splekta by Uusimaa Type Foundry Incorporated

A clean font with just enough unique style (look at the “a”) that would be perfect for headlines.

Splekta Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-53-12


6.  Last King Quest by Imagex

If you’re looking for a fresh calligraphy font for your next project, Last King Quest might be the answer.

Last King Quest Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-55-55


7.  Jumbo Parade by Imagex

This reminds me of an old-time carnival poster headline: Imagine the awesome color combination possibilities with this shaded font!

Jumbo Parade Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-57-19


8.  HT Kiss Me by Holly Trimmer

This font has elementary school hand-scrawled love appeal, and would be perfect for a company that wants to promote a fun and youthful image.

Ht Kiss Me Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_10-59-18


9.  Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded by Fontscafe

The vintage blackboard look has so many design applications, but you can use this highly stylized font anywhere from business cards to posters and websites.

Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_11-01-26


10.  Popcap by Xerographer Fonts

Exciting, cool and attention-getting, this font would make a great headline or logo foundation.

PopCap Font  dafont.com - Google Chrome_2012-09-13_11-03-31


6 Responses to 10 Sweet New Fonts

  1. Alan September 19, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I love the chalk hand one a lot.

  2. Brian Morris September 20, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Alan, you could do a lot of neat stuff using that font with PS blending options alone! I’m partial to Pop Cap myself.


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