In projects where readability is paramount, it’s tempting to go with those familiar workhorse fonts – Georgia, Helvetica, Open Sans, Verdana – they’re safe, if not entirely inspiring.
Next time, consider Source Serif Pro from Adobe. The free family includes six weights, in a classic style adapted for modern design. It’s great for both print and screen, especially in design contexts where readability is important. Find it at Font Squirrel.
If your project includes lots of text, whether in a print magazine, e-book or other documents onscreen or in print, try Garibaldi Medium by Brazilian indie foundry Harbor Type. It’s an elegant serif typeface inspired by classic calligraphy and will keep your look conservative while avoiding the bland. Find it at MyFonts.
Enjoy our picks this week, and check out our previous Free Font Friday offerings. And be sure to share the love with the designers, foundries and sites that make our free font posts possible each week.