Best fonts for designers

Gotham

Gotham is a great font for headlines because it has a modern feel and is sans-serif. It’s also a very versatile font that can be used in many different ways, including body text and logos.

Gotham was created by American Type Founder Co., which is owned by Monotype Imaging Inc., which has been making fonts since 1886! Gotham has over 40 weights (lightest to darkest), so there are plenty of options when it comes to using this font on your design projects.

Futura

Futura is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed in 1927 by Paul Renner. It is an all-caps typeface, based on simple geometric forms. The lowercase letters are based on circle, triangle, and square shapes. Futura has been used to create many popular logos and advertisements including:

Volkswagen

BMW (in their 1960s advertising)

The font was first released as Neue Haas Grotesk (New Haas Grotesque), but after it was acquired by Linotype, they renamed it Futura–the name of another Linotype font family released just two years earlier but not nearly as successful as this one would become.

Neue Helvetica

Neue Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann. It is a neo-grotesque or realist design, one influenced by the famous 19th-century type designer, Frederic Goudy.

Neue Helvetica has become one of the most popular fonts due to its clean lines and neutral appearance that make it suitable for any project, whether it’s a logo design or website copy. The font itself is based on Akzidenz Grotesk but features more rounded corners and terminals (the ends of letters such as ‘m’, ‘n’ etc).

Avenir

A font that’s both geometric and humanist at the same time, Avenir was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1988. It’s a neo-grotesque and humanist sans-serif typeface family based on Akzidenz-Grotesk (the first widely used sans serif), with proportions that are more generous than those of its predecessor.

Avenir is best suited for longer passages of text and can be used for headlines too–especially if you want to add some drama to your designs!

Proxima Nova

Proxima Nova is a sans-serif typeface designed by Mark Simonson and published by Adobe Systems. It is based on the original Proxima Sans, which was designed by Martin Majoor in 1997.

Proxima Nova has been used for many years as the primary corporate typeface for Google, due to its open license allowing free redistribution with modifications (including customized glyphs).

Thank you for reading this article! We hope it was helpful in choosing a font that is right for your needs.

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