2023 is almost over, and the new fonts are still coming thick and fast. This month, we’ve found some awesome variable fonts, some revivals, and a fresh font or two to get you through the holiday promotion grind. Enjoy!
Dash is the result of detailed scientific study and a skilled hand. It’s one of the best calligraphy fonts we’ve seen, with four different writing speeds: Odd, Slow, Fastest and Fastest. Each speed has a full range of weights and widths. Variable fonts are available to give you flexibility.
Mergansers Variable is a variable font intended for use at small sizes. It was inspired by the birding community but works well for any body text passages and, as a variable font, is very suitable for websites.
00 Wagram is a font collection that takes millennial office fonts as its starting point. From there, it develops numerous variations. It uses variable font technology to control weight, contrast, offense, and even other character options. Therefore, it is an excellent workhorse for demanding projects.
Lambert is a charming slab serif that draws inspiration from typefaces – without taking the monospaced approach. This makes it usable in many different sizes. It includes a range of style options so you can lean into the 19th century vibe.
Evans is an old-style retro-emotional serif with calligraphic details. Softer and more fluid than many serifs, it has a relaxed, organic aesthetic that makes it great for editorial work and even the right branding project.
DT Serifia Sans
DT Serifia Sans is a fun grotesque font with floral strokes that go on serifs in the bolder weights. The heavier weights are cardboard, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a left-field option for Christmas and New Year promotions.
Valpo explores the differences between type and lettering, with letter shapes that feel like they’ve been drawn by hand with a brush or fat marker. It’s great for emulating vintage signs and would be a great choice for a graphic novel. Seven variable weights and fonts are available.
Fenul was inspired by human bones in an anatomy book; you can see the effect on the shapes that are thicker at the ends of the stroke. It’s an exceptional serif with plenty of character that looks great on large poster sizes. If you’ve ever designed anything related to orthopedics, you know where to come.
Hello Radio is a charming monoline script. This vintage feel makes it perfect for branding projects in the lifestyle sector. It works well together with solid geometric sans.
Tactile is a simple sans-serif font with no spur — meaning that the vertical stroke on letters like p and d doesn’t extend beyond the bowl. The result is a very confident graphic font that works well for logo design.
Rundo is a decorative all-caps font family. It includes five complementary styles: Fill, Inline, Decline, Stencil, and Partenon. It is heavy, and architectural, and works best at large sizes.
Qommodore is an unusual serif font in that it is monospaced. It has a high contrast like didone, with a bit of flex on its serifs that creates a less rigid feel. Some unexpected details make it fun to work with. It is available in six weights and matching italics.
Giliant is a beautiful example of the Art Nouveau trend in display type. The standard characters are classic shapes, with a range of alternate characters to provide flexibility and creative choice.
Recht is pure geometric sans. It works best for short snippets of text, and is a great choice for logo designs that need to be unique but not too different.
Hemilk Soons is an innovative display font that aims to display text covered in milk. However, we think that looking like holiday snow on winter bars would be a little too much attention.
Ben Moss has designed and coded work for award-winning startups, and global names including IBM, UBS, and the FBI. When he’s not in front of a screen he’s probably out running.