Last Updated on January 3, 2023
For over 200 years, it has been one of the most important/commonly used font types across business, promotion, and branding. Below, we have a collection of over 30 grotesque-style fonts that are easy to use and make your project or brand stand out from the thousands of others using free or mundane font types.
Each of the typefaces below comes in a convenient package, are all accessible through OpenType programs, are legible, has ligatures and alternates included for added customization, and look outstanding on posters, flyers, movie covers, book covers, headings, subheadings, regular text, or media design.
You could even use the unusual and unpredictable grotesque style to add a bit of mystery to a logo or some apparel.
What makes a font grotesque in the first place?
The very term grotesque is derived from the Italian word ‘grotteschi’, which refers to grottos where many decorations were found. To that end, grotesque refers, in part, to a decorative font. The other side of the coin is the obvious, the word ‘grotesque’ itself conjures up images of something unusual, something strange. Now, while the fonts you see below are not strange, they have a unique element to them that some might claim to be unusual. In any case, we are sure that any of the fonts below will take your branding or projects to the next level.
Is Arial a Groteaque font?
One of the most commonly used fonts of all, Arial is actually a Neo-Grotesque font that is loosely based on the Grotesque designs created in the early 19th century.
What does a grotesque font look like?
Most grotesque fonts are what is known as ‘geometric‘ in design. They will have a simple and well-organized letterform and are ideal for use as display type. Now you might be asking what ‘geometric‘ means, and you will be seeing a lot of it throughout this article, so let us explain:
Geometric design is almost always based on sans-serif letterforms, and its construction is made up of circles, triangles, and straight lines. The construction is simple, and these shapes make up the core of the geometric grotesque font design.
1. Osande Pro
With 14 different styles available in the package, you can mix and match to your hearts content with Osande.
2. GROTESKA – Minimal and Modern Sans
3. George Sans Geometric Typeface
4. Hamlin – Minimal Geometric Typeface
5. Manifest – Modern Grotesk
Are you looking to manifest a high-quality design that will catch the attention of potential clients? Then this is the grotesque font that you need.
6. Oliviar Sans Extended Family
7 different weights, a host of customization options, and a perfectly legible typeface design. This is the ultimate grotesque design package.
7. Mriya Grotesk
Once again, a simple and effective design, Mriya is a stunning typeface design that we think would be perfect for a whole range of designs.
Quadran consists of several weights, including ExtraLight to Black, including extensive language support and large OpenType features to play with, so you can rest assured that with Quadran, you are in safe hands.
9. CA Spotnik
An easy-to-edit font that will allow you various customization options, CA Spotnik is a gorgeous font that we think will make any design of yours look incredible.
10. Vistol Latin Pro Family
This comprehensive package contains 18 different font styles, as well as italics. The perfect package for any serious designer or brand.
11. Exensa Grotesk
A stunning premium sans-serif font, Exensa is a gorgeous design that we highly recommend you use if you get the chance.
12. Constructio Grotesk
Constructio Grotesk is a sans-serif font that has an extreme bold body but still has high contrast. This font is unique because it has several glyphs. As well as this, it has a host of alternates and ligatures.
14. DTF Reggina
Geometric sans-serif font. It can be used in various projects, such as logos & branding, posters, or for layout of magazine publishing houses etc. With 3 different styles and multilingual support, we highly recommend Reggina!
15. GC Blaft
16. Benetti Grotesk
Yet another slimline and attractive typeface, Benetti is a perfect font for all print and media designs that you are looking to give a little edge to.
17. Hilmar Sans
A gorgeous Neo-Groteqque font family that comes with 7 different weights. Perfect for a host of different designs or project types.
Arthura is a sans serif font family with subtle reverse contrast, particularly visible in its ultra bold ‘Black’ style. It has six weights plus matching italics, and has a simple geometric design that we love.
A cool and modern neo grotesk font, Physis is a joy to use, and with 10 different styles to boot, you have a variety of customization options.
20. CA Slalom
With 40 different styles ready to rock within this typeface package, there is truly so much that you can do to create something great. Ideal for all posters, flyers, or web designs, we cannot recommend this font enough.
21. Liber V2
A simple and refreshing style of font, Liber markets itself as being easy to read, easy to work with, and a joy to use.
22. Bergen Sans
Well… we would give a little description as to what the font is and what it does, but we think that the template image above does that pretty well already.
24. MRK Maston Pro Display Typeface
25. Gigranche Font Family
The Gigranche font Family is a modern and expanded grotesque sans serif style that is ideal for digital or print use. Take a look at the template just above to see what you get in the package.
26. Osande TXT
It’s not often you come across a font package that has 9 different weights and over 50 styles included, so when you see one with such diversity, you jump right on it. A perfect font for all occasions and project types, we highly recommend it.
27. Gorga Grotesque
Gorga is a modern sans serif with Grotesque touch. With 6 Fonts with 3 different weight and matching italic version of this fonts. Inspired by humanist and geometric designs, the package comes with a host of different ligatures, alternates, and numerals for good measure.
28. Oakes Grotesk
Oakes Grotesk is a more corporate take on the Oakes typeface. It explores a set of brand new metrics that allow it to be more legible in body text as well as headings. The typeface itself is more curved than the regular Oakes design, and with multilingual support and ligatures to back it up, with Oakes Grotesk, you can’t go wrong.
29. Neu Forma Grotesk
This modern and fun grotesk typeface is an extra condensed grotesque, made with its own unique character and form of typeface. It’s a massive font that will grab attention. We think that it would look particularly good on a magazine spread, cover or a poster in large print.
30. Craftwork Grotesk Font
Craftwork Grotesk is available in 5 weights from Regular to Heavy and 2 styles: Basic and Mono. Suitable both for headings and large amount of text. Now it already states on the template image above all of the projects that the font is suited to, but if you don’t believe is, why not try it for yourself. Download link is just below.
31. Neue Alte Grotesk
A modern interpretation of classic sans-serif fonts, Neue Alte is a great font that comes with multilingual support, a host of stylistic sets, and easy to use or edit glyphs.