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Favorite Fonts of 2019

I know that it’s such a cliché thing for me to say as a designer, but I love fonts. Type is powerful and I’ve always been amazed by how simply changing a font can completely alter the feeling that words give us. Like the great Paula Scher once said, “Words have meaning + type has spirit.” Choosing the right typeface is always my favorite part of the branding process, but also the most frustrating. I will seriously spend hours searching for the perfect typeface for a client’s logo, ready to pull my hair out because I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for. But that just shows how important it is, right? Type matters.

So today I wanted to share some fonts that I’ve fallen in love with over the past year! Plus a few of my favorite resources for finding new fonts + type inspiration.

 

Ogg font

 

Ogg

This font has been EVERYWHERE this year and it 100% deserves all of the love that it’s gotten. It’s classic + modern all at the same time which makes it work for so many different types of brands.

 

Canela font

 

Canela

Another font that’s been getting a lot of use around the design word. I love it because it feels sophisticated, but has a friendly, approachable vibe as well.

 

Commuters Sans font

 

Commuters Sans

One of my go-to sans-serifs! I use it for my own branding too 🙂 Also, it’s available through Adobe Typekit!

 

Displace font

 

Displace

Love the details of this one. It’s just quirky enough, but still feels minimal.

 

Cako font

 

Cako

Oh my gosh, so much character! The “R” and the “g” are amazing.

 

Apercu font

 

Apercu

Another go-to serif for me. It feels like a more modern version of Helvetica (don’t hate me for that, Helvetica is still great).

 

Bluu Next font

 

Bluu

Love the boldness of this one and the “a”. Also, it’s free!

 

Frauen font

 

Frauen

I used this for a personal project because it’s just too pretty.

 

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And finally, here are some of my favorite resources to find fonts. Like I said, searching for the perfect font can take me hours, so these sites are basically lifesavers for me. Some are type foundrys, others are just resources for finding type inspiration.

That’s all for now, but I was thinking that I might make this a series? I only listed 8 fonts this time, but there are so many more that I love and it would be fun to maybe put out a new list every month or so. Let me know what you think!

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