Type foundries have been putting out some really interesting fonts over the last few months. Based on the collection of the best new fonts for February 2022, it looks like we will see a lot of reversals until the 70s in the coming year.
Are we thankful for Burger King’s latest and most successful rebranding campaign? I do not know, but there seem to be many print designers to try to emulate those fun retro vibes in the future.
1. Crafty Signs
Crafty Signs is an exhibition print that draws inspiration from old game shows – think Family Feud or anything on Nickelodeon in the ’90s. This fun bubble font would work well for brands that target kids or ones with a great old-school personality and imitation.
2. Epicene Collection
Epicene is a Baroque font with beautifully exaggerated handwriting details (like whirlpools and strokes). There are two families within Epicene – one for Display and one for Text – so you can use this single font collection to style your entire site.
It’s hard to call Kingsad a sans serif font when it has such a unique design. The font creator suggests using Kingsad for branding. I would say that the strange structure of the characters would make this font perfect for branding in the science and technology spaces.
Lucius is a vibrant looking font, combining serif and sans serif attributes. This font family contains eight weights, which can be used for both display and text purposes.
Manju is a retro font that the designer describes as “soft and chewy”. You don’t see it that much in the thinner styles, but the bolder, thicker styles certainly feel the types of fonts you would see on food packaging and candy wrappers in the ’70s and’ 80s.
6. Sans the Midnight
Midnight Sans is a font that comes in one weight (Black) and also comes in two versions: Midnight Sans RD and Midnight Sans ST. It was originally designed for When Midnight Comes Arounda book about the emerging world of punk music in NYC in the 70s, so it has a nostalgic and grungy feel to it.
Nagel is still technically in beta, so this may not be the finished font when it’s done. For example, the Italian and variant styles are yet to be developed. That said, it’s a neat sans serif font – easy to read, but it also has advantages.
8. Without pain
What you see is what you get with Painless. It has only one style – sans textured, bold serif. Due to its casual, hand-swept feel, it does not fit well with any one brand. Websites for brands that sell hardware, furniture and other DIY products look very cool.
A recipient is a monospace font inspired by the typefaces that appeared on old typewriters. With five weights and a matching set of italics, this font can be used for plain text of articles and for smaller headlines.
10. Sea Angel
Sea Angel is a beautiful serif font with elegant curves. This easy-on-the-eyes print would look great on websites for high-end retailers, luxury magazines, museums, fashion brands, beauty companies, and many more.
11. Smack Boom
Comic books and graphic novels will never go out of style. Especially with their stories spreading to other channels, such as television and movies. Smack Boom will enable you to bring that exciting and heroic look to your logos and web designs.
12. Sport Stoner
Stoner Sport is a display outline print that gives a modern touch to a sporty retro style. This font would work great for sports industries as well as businesses involved — retailers, sports complexes, car manufacturers, publications, and so on.
13. The land of the storm
Stormland is a good example of what makes Viking design so striking. The lettering is clean and simple, constructed using uniform lines. However, the characters are broad, which also gives them a strong and solid feeling.
Tellumo is a sans serif font humanitarian family, ranging in styles from Thin to Extra Bold. What you see in the example below shows some of the magic and warmth you can add to branding and designs with Tellumo swash caps. However, if you want to keep things simple and reap the benefits of a clean and tidy font design, you can use the regular character set.
15. Yamet Kudasi
Yamet Kudasi is a script font that comes in one style. Based on where it is used (like a signature line vs. hero image) and the background on which it is framed, this versatile font can be used in different ways and for different niches.