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Typefaces Galore

Typography can make or break a design. It is a key element to any design project whether it is print or web, so most designers are on a perpetual search for the best typefaces. As students or young professionals in the design field we are often on a budget and cannot afford some of the more top-shelf types, however, we have the benefit of rescues that allow for the use of new and less well-known typefaces for free. Behance is one such source.

It is important to note in many of these cases the user is only permitted to use the type for personal use, meaning you are able to use the type in school projects of portfolio pieces, but you cannot sell work containing it. This is still helpful for client work because if the client likes what they see then you can include the price of the licenses in your work fees to use the typeface while simultaneously supporting a fellow designer. The trick is finding these typefaces. Here are my top 5 free Behance typefaces.

Coves by Jack Harvatt

(Free for personal use, but the license can be purchased on his site)

 

Kayak Sans by Jack Harvatt

(Free for personal use, but the license can be purchased on his site)

Moon by Jack Harvatt

(Free for personal use, but the license can be purchased on his site)

 

Vintage & Eroded Font by aleph corporation

(Free for Personal and Commercial use)

Simplifica by K A I W A

(Free for Personal and Commercial use)

3 Comments

  1. arahma12 wrote:

    These are some great examples of successful typography. They also make you realize, especially the ‘Coves’ and ‘Moon’, which made me get the idea what the environment in the background may feel like, typefaces that type should be chosen such that not only does it complement the design, it also gives you the feeling of the design.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  2. jabella wrote:

    Selecting typefaces is often the most difficult part of design for me. I appreciate being shown typefaces I’ve never seen before. It’s important to be exposed to variety and potential inspiration as a new designer.

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  3. kmastran wrote:

    THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY 🙂 I am obsessed with type. Thanks for the post. They are all so beautiful and picking a type face is the most important think in almost every design.

    Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm | Permalink