If you didn’t already know this, I’ll say it. Elegant fonts are trending lately among designers and people who like good typography.
You will see them used in lots of logos, social media images and site hero sections. Some of these elegant fonts can be a bit artistic, while other elegant fonts can be used for more sober designs.
Nevertheless, they all look good and can be used successfully in modern designs.
Below you will find a selection of some of the best typefaces you can currently get.
Brayden Family is an elegant font that includes 3 weights on script fonts + 1 Sans serif font to create a beautiful combination. It includes initial and terminal forms in all the weights of the script font.
Controlling with Contextual Swashes makes it easier to change turning on and off the initial and terminal forms. This font is Great for Logos, Lettering, Clothing Design, Poster, Label, Quotes, etc.
Blenda Script is a free experimental elegant font inspired by Lobster font, a bold vintage script. It can be used for various purposes. Such as news, posters, logos, badges etc.
Roicamonta font looks very feminine and delicate. Perfect fit for invitations, greeting cards and other printing where soft and elegant writing is required.
Bleakerst is a free version ( Free for Personal / Commercial use ) from Sortdecai Cursive Script with wild style.
Valkyrie is a new type family designed in 2013 mostly for top fashion brands and designers. This is a serif set of fonts based on thick and bold parts with geometrical elements in a modern style.
With more than 186 glyphs per font (including punctuation marks and accented glyphs) for a total of 12 elegant fonts, Valkyrie has been created to emphasize all kind of fashionable and luxury projects from photos to videos or branding & visual identity.
Badhead is a fresh looking elegant font, perfect for branding, greeting cards, logotypes, or any design with a strong and elegant touch. Mix alternate characters to add an attractive message to your work.
246 glyphs and alternate character included with opentype features. Stylistic alternates, Ornament, Swash and more. You can access all those alternate characters by using OpenType savvy programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
Break is modern and elegant font family that contains five weights from Bold to ExtraLight, Uppercase, Lowercase, Numerics and symbols, could be use in variety of projects.
Ditasweet contains more than 400 symbols including numbers, glyphs, ligatures and accents. It might be used in any European language and also in Russian, of course.
Bear & Loupe
Bear & Loupe is a font family of 3 faces absolutely free for personal and commercial use! Outstanding hand written style will perfectly fit for headlines of all sizes, print graphics, logos, badges, t-shirts and other designs.
GLAMOR is new chic & modern free type family with a set of 24 elegant fonts, from light to bold, with more than 200 unique characters per font. All fonts are now available in OTF & TTF formats.
This type can be used for personal or professional projects such as online/offline magazines and/or books, posters, photography, websites, branding & identity, TV spots and much more.
Wisdom Script was originally designed for Woods of Wisdom, a 50 part poster series on bad advice.
Metropolis comes from the the industrial movement of the 1920’s where skyscrapers where born. “Using a double line technique, I wanted to create my own Art Deco style font that represented this era. The result is a bold, bumptious typeface with a stolidly calm disposition.”
Roselina Script has a contemporary calligraphy, with a vintage feel, style calligraphy with moving baseline and elegant touch. This elegant font features 417+ glyphs and 183 alternate characters, including initial and terminal letters, alternates, ligatures and multiple language support.
Cylburn is a semi-connected script structurally based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.
Clicker Script finds its inspiration from RCA Records Stereo Action Series from the 1960’s. This signature elegant yet slightly bouncy script truly sings, and lends a happy go lucky flavor to any design.
Based on lettering found on Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District, Lavanderia features numerous opentype features and three weights.
Lovelo free font is remake of the original Lovelo Inline – designed by Renzler Design, Vienna, Austria.
geomanist has a contemporary sans design, clean and elegant, with a combination of geometric shapes and humanistic beat.
First released by the Berthold Type Foundry back in 1896, this may very well be the most beautiful typeface ever designed. After being re-developed in the 1950s with multiple weights and variants, Akzidenz influenced a lot of other fonts, such as the infamous Helvetica, as well as Adrian Frutiger’s Univers.
However, neither of the two have the elegance and detail of this one. The strength comes from the neutrality, and the fact that it doesn’t dominate severely over the other elements, thus giving you a lot of freedom, as well as versatility.
This is one of the best serif typefaces you can get. It isn’t particularly showy, but is full of confidence, and it’s known as a transitional serif typeface, originally designed by John Baskerville in 1757 in Birmingham. The transitional typeface sits between the old-styled typefaces by William Caslon, as well as the modern ones from the likes of Bodoni and Didot.
Many versions were made since then by a lot of type foundries, and the New Baskerville is one of them. The way that the italic and roman versions are used, both individually and together, is stunning.
Designed for the Deutsches Institut fur Normung (or German Institute for Standardization), back in 1931, the font looks, and behaves, like it has been made today. It has all principles of the Bauhaus, and hasn’t dated a single day.
It is a condensed font, which creates a strong mass which may turn into a shape when used as a text, and it also has a beautiful rounded detail, making it feel like it was designed for the modern age. These two things make it a beauty to use.
Made by Morris Fuller Benton back in 1902, Franklin Gothic is a reflection of what America would become – bold, confident and expressive. It is simply American, through and through.
The bold version comes with a powerful blackness, and the font has more character than other sans serif fonts. It looks stunning, especially next to a more sensitive font. A good example is Fabien Baron’s work for Vogue Italia, back in the late 1980s.
This is a revival font, which is similar to Bodoni. However, the particular cut is something that gets really close to perfection. It was originally created for the Harper’s Bazaar magazine in the 1980s, for the Fabien Baron mentioned earlier.
It feels exactly like a fashion font, it is beautiful without any special effort, yet crafted and honed. However, being so delicate makes it tricky to use. You should handle it with care, and if you do, you get a truly beautiful font.
Jan Tshichold, a pioneer of graphic design, was active in what is possibly the most influential period when graphic design history is concerned. He worked in England between 1947 and 1949, and he looked over hundreds of paperbacks for Penguin Books being redesigned.
Even though most graphic designers aren’t exactly good type designers, Jan is an exception. Having created a couple of fonts, the 1966 Sabon serif is his most popular one. It is based on the Garamond typeface, and the roman, italic and bold weights are all the same width, making it unique.
Ending thoughts on elegant fonts
All of these elegant fonts are stunning, and you can very well use them to add elegance to any of your designs. Go ahead and work with one of them or go all out and use a combination.
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