It is not easy to stand out in the business or marketing world, especially when there is so much competition looking to make a name for themselves and create something unique. That is why it can be of huge benefit to both you and your brand to have a unique typeface design ready to go.
For many years, humanist types have been hugely popular in both business and marketing because they are simple, attractive, and professional. In this short and sweet article, we look to highlight 20 of them for you, and will even answer some commonly asked questions on humanist typefaces and the differences between fonts and typefaces.
What is a typeface?
Simply put, a typeface is a set of glyphs (typically letters) that share the same design. There are thousands of different typefaces and each of them presents their own unique style. Below you can see 20 stunning humanist style typefaces.
What is Humanist Typeface?
A humanist style typeface is an old style of typeface that takes inspiration from both Roman lettering and Carolingian minuscule calligraphy, so a specific stroke of the pen. Humanism itself was a movement that values the power of the people over dogma, and these humanist fonts are created entirely by people looking to bring a sense of originality and versatile vintage energy to their designs. With the fonts below, you can do exactly that too.
Font vs Typeface
A lot of people tend to get typefaces and fonts confused. It is worth noting that humanist types are in fact ‘typefaces’ and are characterized as being ‘old style’. An old style typeface is typically characterized bu curved strokes, a slight incline to the left, and small contrasts between thick and thin lines. Below, you will see many of these features in the typefaces discussed.
A font however, is more specific and will always zone in on the size and weight of a typeface. A typeface for example, might have a host of different fonts within it. Ranging from thin, to light, to bold, to heavy.
Many of the packages below are humanist typeface packages, but will have specified typeface fonts included.
CA Saygon Text
With 7 different weights and a range of stylistic sets included in this Saygon text package, we are sure that you will be able to work with this typeface design to give you excellent results.
A premium san-serif typeface, this multi-weighted and authentic design is perfect for headlines as well as regular page content.
Kurstiva is a narrow, sans serif typeface family available in ten weights ranging from a hairline, thin weight to a dark and black style. With an extended character set covering most Latin based languages, a wide range of monetary symbols and a complete arrow collection, it is safe to say that this package is comprehensive and well worth considering.
Bergen Sans is a contemporary sans serif font family of 6 fonts. Ideal for any type of designer, there are a host of OpenType editing capabilities attached to Bergen that make it a perfect option for any print or media design project.
Simple and effective, Catesque is a perfect font for anyone looking to create something clear and professional. There are alternate characters and glyphs included and the typeface can be edited using OpenType features.
Modern, attractive, and fun, Fibon Sans is the perfect choice for anyone looking to create something stylish and clean. There are 6 separate weights included in the package and every font can be edited in OpenType programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
Download Fibon Sans right here
Orion Pro Modern Sans-Serif
Inspired by well-renowned Swiss Typefaces, Orion Pro is a great typeface for anyone looking to create a stunning headline, piece of branding, or print design. There are 12 fonts in total, 6 regular and 6 italic, and with OTF and TTF files as well as a host of web fonts included, there is so much to love about this font package.
Proda Sans Family
With 18 different font styles included, you would be mad not to consider such a comprehensive package. Perfect for all kinds of print and media design, you can use a specific font of your choice, or mix and match for greater effect.
Simple, clean, and modern, this font is great for any print or media design that is hoping to give off a professional vibe. With seven different weights included, you have plenty of scope for creation and versatility.
Gorga contains 6different fonts available in 3 weights, and with the versatility that you get out of the box, it is a perfect option for companies or brands large and small. Easy to edit, easy to read, and easy to love, it is a great choice.
Inspired by grotesk sans serif designs, Sentral is a perfect design for any contemporary brand or company. With a host of different styles, we think that it would work perfectly on its own, or with another typeface. Big, bold, and versatile.
Gojali – Variable Font
A modern sans serif with alternates, glyphs, ligatures, and multilingual support included. What more could you need?
Clean, slick, and highly effective, Arthura is a fantastic font for anyone looking to create something effective and appealing. The sans serif design comes with a host of different weights and can be used for titles, headings, regular text, or as a part of media design.
Oliviar Italic Expanded
This expanded italic sans serif is minimalist and super attractive in its design. Beautifully weighted, its slick design is a part of its charm, which we feel you will love.
Maiden is a humanist sans-serif based typeface with reverse pen-head style and a bit sweet link which contains nine weights from thin to black. Perfect for any print and media design.
This grotesque sans is perfect for a host of different projects and design types. Easy to read, easy to edit, and packed with alternates and glyphs, it is a versatile and robust choice.
Meutas Font Family
With 10 weights and 10 obliques to match, Meutas has a stunning design that we think all will love. The package comes with both upper and lowercase symbols, punctuation, ligatures, and alternates. What is not to like?
Visby CF – geometric font family
Visby is a geometric typeface inspired by the stark beauty and crisp air of the Arctic. It come with eight different weights, an OTF file format, and of course, can be edited using versatile OpenType features.
Seagul – Modern Humanist Sans
A sans serif font that is ideal for headlines, Seagul is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a big and bold design to their work.
Spring Melody – Humanist Type
Spring Melody has elegant curves, beautiful kerning, and sharp edges. The font is perfectly suitable for creating elegant and modern designs, invitations, headers, editorials, and packaging if required.