Discover 10 of the best fonts in 2019!
More than half of the year is already history—time to talk about the most popular fonts of the year 2019. At the halfway point of the year, there is no need for speculations and predictions. We can clearly say which fonts are currently hot and which are not. In order to make this collection more useful to you, we rather wanted to provide you with a handpicked selection of fonts from different genres such as sans, serif, and script typefaces instead of focusing on the most downloaded or most commonly purchased fonts in general. Even the release date doesn’t matter. Hence, the following selection is focusing on a variety of typographic trends. To make it short, this is our handpicked selection of 10 best fonts in 2019.
10th: Magnat—Display Font
Designed and published by René Bieder in 2019, Magnat is a contrasting sans serif display font family that draws inspiration from typefaces of the golden twenties. The family consists of 36 styles in total. The German type designer has masterfully translated these classic design principles into a modern font family. The mix of closed apertures and contrasting strokes is resulting in an elegant and distinctive typeface.
9th: Handelson—Handwritten Font
Handelson is a set of 6 hand-drawn fonts created by Mika Melvas. The collection consists of 3 script styles, 1 non-connected script, and 2 (all caps) sans serifs. Due to the use of organic textures and rough edges, the handmade fonts offer an authentic look. The different styles can be combined in various ways. You can enable contextual alternates in your OpenType panel to give your lettering an even more versatile appearance.
8th: Brandon Grotesque—Award-Winning Sans Serif
Brandon Grotesque is the most popular type family from German foundry HVD Fonts. Designed by type designer Hannes von Döhren in 2009/2010, the family offers a functional, geometric style. The thin and black weights are well-suited for headings while the regular and medium weights work quite well in common text sizes. Its small x-height and simple shapes result in a distinctive typographic style.
7th: Northwell—Natural Script Typeface
Here comes a font with great value for money. Made in a natural handwriting style, the Northwell typeface by Sam Parrett is well suited for a wide range of work including logos, branding projects, invitations, product packaging, just to name a few. It consists of a regular and alternative style as well as a set of stylish swashes. This simple handwriting font also includes ligatures for several lowercase letters and supports multiple languages.
6th: Avenir Next—The Revision of a Legend
Avenir Next is a revised font family based on Adrian Frutiger‘s famous Avenir sans serif type family. In 2004, the legendary Swiss type designer revised the family in cooperation with Linotype in-house designer Akira Kobayashi to adjust the typeface for use on screen. With its extended character set and OpenType features, Avenir Pro was made for the highest typographical demands.
5th: Recoleta—Soft and Gentle Shapes
The Recoleta font family has been designed in 2018 by Jorge Cisterna for foundry Latinotype. It combines various typographic characteristics ranging from soft and gentle shapes to angled strokes. The family was made for the use in headlines as well as short text sections. All weights are accompanied by a set of alternates.
4th: TT Norms—Geometric Grotesk Font Family
Ivan Gladkikh and his TypeType team have created this modern, geometric grotesk font family. TT Norms comes in 18 styles consisting of 9 weights plus matching Italics. Furthermore, it includes several OpenType features. Its characteristic typeface is based on clean proportions and a straightforward look.
3rd: Blacker—Family with 2 Free Fonts
Blacker is a wedge serif font family published by the Zetafonts Type Foundry. It comes with two free fonts and lots of typographic features. The two type designers Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli have created the contrasting font family in 2018. Blacker consists of two subfamilies: a display and a text version. Both subfamilies consist of six weights ranging from light to heavy plus true Italics. The family is mainly characterized by high contrast and sharp wedge serifs.
Helvetica Now—Redrawn for Today’s Typographic Needs
Monotype’s Helvetica Now is the redrawn and refitted version of the best-known typeface to fit today’s typographic needs. It is available in three optical sizes (Micro, Text, and Display). In total, the family consists of 48 fonts. Every single character has been redrawn and refitted. Equipped with countless alternate letters, Helvetica Now still preserves the typical features of simplicity and functionality, while updating it with certain features for the demands of contemporary graphic design and typography.
1st: Gilroy—Modern Sans Serif Font Family
Last but not least, here comes our number one on the list of top 10 fonts in 2019. Designed and published by Radomir Tinkov in 2016, Gilroy is another font family that was made for today’s typographical requirements. Whether printed or on screen, the typeface offers an uncompromising and precise look in every aspect of design. The modern sans serif family comes in 20 styles consisting of 10 uprights plus 10 Italics. Its weights range from a delicate thin version to a massive heavyweight.
This was our handpicked selection of the best fonts for 2019. For those of you looking for new typefaces that have been released earlier this year, feel free to check out our list of the 6 best font releases of 2019 (1st quarter). Furthermore, you can find a wide range of typefaces from different genres in our Fonts category.