- May 08, 2012
- by Tom McCracken
Our society seems to be experiencing an explosion of creativity, and typeface design is certainly no exception to that. While watching a new favorite show of mine, Portlandia, I was reminded about how awesome the 90's were and how hipsters encouraged innovation. Now over a decade later, we're experiencing the same phenomenon. Below you will find my compilation of free hipster fonts that will hopefully assist designers in upcoming projects. But first, check out this hilarious video to get a good idea of hipsters and the 90's.
An industrial-inspired, condensed slab serif font that includes four weights: Thin, Regular, Bold, and Extra Bold.
Based on the signage for the Cup and Saucer Luncheonette in New York, Duke features three layers: Fill, Shadow, and Fill+Shadow.
3. Adelle Basic
This award-winning font is a dynamic slab serif conceived specifically for intensive editorial use, but its personality and flexibility make for a real multiple-purpose typeface.
A gothic sans serif typeface inspired by late 19th century industrial fonts with german roots regarding straightness and geometry.
An all-caps font family that was designed to create unique titles on the fly.
An ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines.
A rounded slab serif font that offers designers a suitable typeface for modification in logos and headlines.
8. Ostrich Sans
A gorgeous, modern sans serif font with a very long neck that includes a slew of styles and weights.
A condensed slab serif typeface suitable mostly for headlines that's available in four different styles: Normal, Rounded, Tuscan Normal, and Tuscan Rounded.
10. Legion Slab
A condensed slab serif font that every designer needs to add to their arsenal of goodies.