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Payman Taei

Written by: Payman Taei

March 23, 2015

5 great fonts for graphic design

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Knowing how to choose a suitable typeface is a simple but important method of improving your content’s design.  I believe it is probably one of the most overlooked steps, where although it requires a tiny bit of thinking and planning, it is well worth the  effort.

There are virtually hundreds of different fonts out there in various categories, shapes and forms.  It’s no wonder beginner and intermediate designers often get overwhelmed and randomly pick and choose fonts like a kid in a candy store;  we all know where that goes…

You see, not all fonts are created equal; some are too stylish to fit most of your design needs and reserved for unique circumstances.  We covered a few tips on how to pair fonts like a pro,

Virtually anyone who has ever created a document has heard of common fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri (which never go out of fashion, but also are fairly overused).

Whether you are creating a presentation, an infographic, your resume or a business card, there are a number of alternative fonts you want to be aware of and use in your creative projects.

In this article, we’re going to show you 5 fonts to consider using to create your content.  They are unique but not overly different where it can prevent the viewer from reading them with much effort.

In short they will allow you to enhance your content’s design while preserving user experience.  Best of all they are web and mobile friendly;  meaning they will render great in virtually any browser, and of course on print.

Here they are in no particular order:


Azoft Sans


A sans serif typeface (laymen terms a font with no extra teeth) designed by the Azoft group. Being a versatile and dynamic font, it allows the designer to use it for various purposes.

It was created around 2011, and it includes most languages and special characters.

Tip: This font is perfect for long blocks of text in presentations because of its neutral look.  See it in action below:

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Exo


Exo is a contemporary and geometric typeface designed by Natanael Gama in 2012. This font transmits both an elegant look and a futuristic/technological feel.

It was created to be versatile, so it includes most languages and special characters.

Tip:  It’s perfect for Titles and small/medium text blocks.

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Economica


Created by the Italian designer Vicente Lamónaca in 2012, this free font for commercial use has been a top pick for the design community.

Even though it doesn’t include as many languages or special characters as the prior fonts (It does support any language in latin), Economica’s clean thin lines give a sense of simplicity and minimalism that’s can go well for both headlines and short text blocks.

Tip: It’s a great font style to use for infographics due to its neutral, yet elegant look.

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Marvel


Designed by Carolina Trebol in 2013, Marvel is a font widely used in advertising and headlines of various kinds by professionals.

The Marvel typeface family from this source has different variants, allowing you to select the most suitable format for various types of advertising or editorial graphic projects without overpowering the design.

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Montserrat


This Sans Serif font was created in 2011 by Julieta Ulanovsky.  Montserrat is perfect typography for titles and heads.

It’s not recommended for text blocks because of its delicate look (when it’s not in bold), but due to its clean look it can be matched with almost any other sans font and look clean and aesthetic.

Tip:  Montserrat is great for websites and blog headers.

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There you have it.  Five clean fonts that are clean and can help you to improve your design.   What do you think?

Good News:  You can find all of these fonts free within  Visme in addition to 100 other great fonts.  Go ahead and put them to good use!

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About the Author

Payman Taei is the Founder of Visme (he doesn’t like using the word ”CEO” it’s way too Formal), a Do It Yourself platform allowing everyone to easily create, manage professional presentations & infographics.

He’s also the Founder of HindSite Interactive an award winning web design and web development company.

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