10 New Premium and Free Fonts for Designers – May 2021

by | May 14, 2021 | Tools and Resources

Typography plays an important role in the creation of art. Since it has the power to either make or break a project, having a diverse arsenal of fonts will help you out in the long run. Listed below are 10 new premium and free fonts that will make great additions to your collection. 

1. Lonely Armadillo (Premium)

Lonely Armadillo is a fun sans serif that can be used for headings, logos, and text. Consisting of two font styles, Lonely Armadillo was designed by Marco Pezzotta and published by Gravitype

(Photo: © Gravitype)

2. Arpona Sans (Premium)

Added to Adobe Fonts in March, the Arpona Sans font family is a great choice for editorial design, branding, app and web design. Inspired by the work of Edward Johnston for London Underground, it was designed by Floodfonts Type Foundry and works well as running text on screen.

(Photo: © Floodfonts Type Foundry)

3. Jumping Jess (Premium)

This next font made the list because it has my name in the title AND it’s just downright cool. 🙂  Jumping Jess is a decorative typeface by The Mafia Rabbit Foundry that uses stick figures in various poses to illustrate letters of the alphabet. It includes a full range of numbers, symbols, and punctuation in addition to 50+ ligatures and an uppercase alphabet.  To view a list of included characters, click here.

(Photo: © Varian Qua)

(Photo: © Varian Qua)

4. Eighty-Eight (Free for Personal Use)

Eighty-Eight is the creation of Woodcutter.es that has a grunge feel and works great as a display font. It is free for personal use with the option to purchase a commercial license as well.

(Photo: © Woodcutter.es)

5. GT-Maru (Free to Try)

Created by Swiss Type Foundry Grill Type, GT-Maru is a vibrant typeface birthed from Japanese and Latin styles. It includes five weights and a massive emoji set to pair. I highly recommend visiting the colorful, animated website of GT-Maru to download the trial fonts or purchase individual styles.

(Photo: © Grilli Type)

(Photo: © Grilli Type)

6. Organik (Free)

Organik is a hand-drawn sans-serif font developed by Ethan Schreiber. It is an uppercase typeface that includes numbers, punctuation, and a lightweight style. 

(Photo: © Ethan Schreiber)

7. Werksatz (Premium)

Inspired by early grotesque styles Akzidenz Grotesk and Venus, Werksatz is a beautiful typeface that includes 10 weights, fine-tuned obliques, over 940 characters per style, and special glyphs. Created by Moritz Kleinsorge of Identity Letters type foundry, Werksatz is a great choice for corporate design, branding, packaging, and app design.

(Photo: © Moritz Kleinsorge)

(Photo: © Moritz Kleinsorge)

8. Encinitas Hardware (Premium)

Encinitas Hardware is a custom, uppercase typeface by Joe Pie that was inspired by signage once found along Highway 101 during the 1940s.

(Photo: © Joe Pie)

(Photo: © Joe Pie)

9. Maler (Free)

Maler is a display font created by Sergey Vasenin. It supports Latin and Cyrillic characters and is free to use for personal and commercial projects.

(Photo: © Sergey Vasenin)

10. Dirga (Free)

Dirga is a bold font that features an angular, futuristic design. It was developed by Dasukreation and is free to use for commercial and personal projects.

(Photo: © Dasukreation)

Which fonts are your favorite? Comment below and share what you plan to create!

By Jess McKenzie

By Jess McKenzie

Jess McKenzie is a graphic designer from Detroit, MI with a passion for branding. She is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves 80s movies and longs for Saturday morning cartoons to return. When she is not tied to her computer, she can be found taking random road trips and practicing landscape photography.


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