30 Cool Fonts You've Never Used

October 1, 2013

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


27.  Face Your Fears


28.  Quicksand

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

29.  American Brewery


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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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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