Here’s my collection of visually stunning open source fonts. I am constantly looking for modern geometric fonts and decided to create this post as a bookmark for myself and share my discoveries with fellow designers, because open source rocks.
So.. enjoy these beauties and make sure to contribute to the open source community!
by Chris Simpson on GitHub
To create a modern, geometric typeface. Open sourced, and openly available. Influenced by other popular geometric, minimalist sans-serif typefaces of the new millenium. Designed for optimal readability at small point sizes while beautiful at large point sizes.
by Michael Sharanda
Manrope font is an open-source modern sans-serif font family. Designed by Michael Sharanda in 2018. The package includes OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2 desktop and web-font formats.
by Alex Slobzheninov
Objectivity is a free geometric font family, open to the whole world. Its name says for itself — Objectivity is objective, neutral and clean. The font family was designed to be a workhorse for you, so it comes in 8 weights, 16 styles, 347 glyphs per font. This makes it perfectly suitable for many projects — logotypes, identities, packaging, web design, posters, headlines and even texts.
by Lucas Descroix and Bonjour Monde
Syne is a 5-style type family originally designed in 2017 for the art center Synesthésie, based in Saint-Denis in the very close suburb of Paris, France. Used across their identity, print and screen, Syne has been released under open-source license in June 2018.
by Stefan Wetterstrand
Created by Stefan Wetterstrand to kill time over “uninspiring lunch hours”, Lunchtype started in 2015 and is now a continuous typographic project: whenever a boring lunch hour occurs, he creates a new letterform for it. Lunchtype is currently available in 16 styles across three optical sizes. Free for personal and commercial use.
by Daniel Iglesias
Vision is a clean, geometric sans serif with humanist touch. The type family consists of 12 fonts.
It’s design started as an exploration of geometric forms from early 20th century Lissitzky’s prouns. Perfect for display and small text, it’s born to be versatile, a clear and modern font with great legibility in large and short texts. In addition, it has extended ligatures, OpenType features and alternative glyphs which provide flexibility and uniqueness wherever it is placed.
by Rasmus on GitHub
Inter UI is a typeface specially designed for user interfaces with focus on high legibility of small-to-medium sized text on computer screens.
The family features a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. Several OpenType features are provided as well, like contextual alternates that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs, slashed zero for when you need to disambiguate “0” from “o”, tabular numbers, etc.
I am constantly updating this list with new fonts as I discover them, so make sure to check in from time to time — or follow my twitter to find out instantly when I update this post!
Thanks for reading!