Last Updated on July 27, 2021
Minimalism in design began sometime in the 1950s and 60s, as influenced by the Bauhaus movement in architecture. The concept is about doing away with excess and only working with what’s essential. Thus, the gilded entryways and vivid painted ceilings have been replaced by simpler geometric structures and clean lines.
This movement carried on to other industries such as commerce and publication. Logos, book covers, magazines, website design, and packaging soon reflected minimalist influence. But just because it doesn’t look extravagant doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting. The smart use of vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and handmade illustrations can contribute to elegant, fun, and remarkable final products.
Using typography is one way of bringing this concept to life in your own works. You can start with these minimalist fonts and see how it instantly changes the look and feel of your projects.
Simple Minimalist Fonts
Lavish is a sophisticated serif typeface specially designed for fashion-themed projects. This typeface is perfectly suitable for creating elegant, chic, lifestyle design such as logos, headlines, wedding cards, books, packaging, stationery, labels, magazines, and more.
2. Templar – Signature Script
Templar is a stunning handmade signature script typeface ready to be used for your creative endeavors. This font was made entirely by hand, ensuring a unique and natural feeling. The typeface is very versatile which means you can use it for numerous projects like branding design, blog headers, signatures, quotes, social media posts, advertisements, product packaging, fashion apparel, business card, labels, stationery and more…
Chase is a solid alternative to the many, somewhat boring, Google Fonts available out there. If you want a minimalistic typeface with some symmetry and flavour, Chase is a good pick.
Origin is a tall and almost Bebas-like minimalistic typeface that when added to a piece of design will be able to be scaled up to a massive font size due to its tall nature. Great for film and magazine headlines!
Morton is a classic sans serif font with plenty of character and enough of a minimalist style to be used for a reliable paragraph font in your favourite design program.
Superline is a gorgeously cinematic typeface that while minimal has a tall nature to it, and like Origin above, is a minimalistic and surefire choice for headings in both print and online media.
Arkibal by Danish typographer Jan-Christian Bruun is a vastly reputed typeface with a whopping 18 weights to its name, giving you full creative flexibility for all your typographic needs.
Featuring lots of ligatures and alternates, this serif by Larin Type Co. is just as versatile as it is beautiful. Add it to your personal or commercial projects for a simple but irresistible touch.
14. Harmonial Font Family
Go for a clean yet dramatic look using this elegant and clean font by RC Graphics. Multilingual with accented characters, it’s best used in branding, logos, magazines, videos, website headers, etc.
Let them know that you mean business in this super clean sans that comes in TTF and OTF files, created by Igor Petrovic.
16. Romanova Font Family
A carefully crafted font family from Graphic Resources, it’s available in Regular and Bold versions that look great as body copy or in headers.
17. San Diego
This four-font typeset by Jen Wagner Co includes decorative elements to make your job easier. It’s recommended for designers who have experience in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Ultra sleek and easily distinguishable, this sans serif from Zone 6 will look amazing in any and all themes – from hospitality, business, to apparel, and food and drink.
Give your works that organic and effortless look using this modern sans from Pink Coffie. The set includes 18 premade logo templates for you to play around with!
21. Mint Font
High and sophisticated, this font is as minimalist as they come.
Tugcu Design Co. brings to you this modern and minimal font that works great in sci-fi and contemporary themes.
25. Sinuous Rounded
27. Palm Beach Ligature Summer Font Duo
Studio Aurora presents this unique sans that has over 200 glyphs, more than 50 stylized ligatures, and 20 vector shapes to give your projects a vintage feel in minutes.
Keep it simple but chic in this classic and slightly curved serif typeface by Cassandra Cappello.
30. Alma Sans
Available in 5 weights, this friendly font from Great Scott has rounded edges and supports 28 languages.
Unio Creative Solutions brings to you this practical all-caps set of geometric sans in 2 weights with matching obliques. That’s a total of 12 fonts you can mix and match, or use as a standalone in any project.