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Digital Designers’ Secrets: Top Fonts

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Is it legible and versatile, does it tell a story? We demand a lot from our fonts.They can inspire a web project, deliver a punchy headline, make a statement logo or become a staple in our army of design tools.

We wanted a collection of the most flexible and usable typefaces so we turned to our secret weapon, our crack team of designers, the Awwwards Jury, to share with us their typeface tendencies and answer the big question, what is your must have font? Some of these fonts are free to download and others you have to pay for, enjoy!

Digital Designers’ Secrets is the first in a series of curated content about web designer tools and recommendations according to the Awwwards jury – a group of international designers and developers responsible for some of the most innovative and exciting projects currently on the web.

1. Helvetica Neue

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2. Futura

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The Futura is a no-brainer, it’s been around for years and years but I still feel its variations in font-weight and stability, mixed with some sharp accents such as the “v” ‘s adds a lot of power to it.

Henry Daubrez – ‎Creative Director

3. Roboto

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4. Proxima Nova

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5. Brandon Grotesque

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6. Open Sans

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7. Trade Gothic

 

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8. Montserrat

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9. Playfair

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10. Gotham

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11. Gibson

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Gibson is my go-to font for a geometric and modern look. It’s numerous weights make it easy to use, and allow a lot of different typographic possibilities.

Søren Bo Bastian – Art Director

12. DIN

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13. 21 Cent

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14. Tungsten

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15. Miller Banner

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16. Voyager

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17. Courier New

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18. ITC Officina Sans

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19. ITC Officina Serif

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20. Freight Display

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21. Maison Neue

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22. Publico

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23. Replica

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24. Heroic

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25. Campton

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26. Touche

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27. Fort

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28. Fort Condensed

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29. Utopia Std

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30. Nimbus Sans

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Nimbus sans is a strong sans serif with just the right amount of personality and boldness.

Claudio Guglieri – Creative Director

31. Myriad Set Pro

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32. Arial

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33. Benton Sans

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34. Koburina Gothic

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35. Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk

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36. Akkurat

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37. Adobe Calson Pro

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38. Neuzeit Grotesk

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39. Verlag

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40. Mfred

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41. Apercu Mono

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42. Avenir

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Avenir has been one of my favourite fonts for a long time. it has a very “human” and welcoming feel for a geometric sans-serif and it has been very well adapted for the web.

Aude Degrassat – ‎Art Director

43. Gentium Book Basic

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44. Fedra

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45. Georgia

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Thanks to: Henry Daubrez, Kenta Toshikura Pascal van der Haar, Alice Mourou, Akaru, Enea Rossi, Matteo Rostagno, Barny Collis, Xuan Pham, David Navarro, Sean Hobman, Marcus Brown, Charlie Burger, Claudio Guglieri, Peter Kang, Keitaro Suzuki, Baptiste Briel, Alexander Radsby, Derek Boateng, Garth Sykes, Luke Finch, Aude Degrassat, Melanie Daveid, Søren Bo Bastian, Burak Canpolat, JB Grasset and Kamil Lehmann.o

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