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The Best Free Alternatives to the Most Popular Fonts

The Best Free Alternatives to the Most Popular Fonts
Look at the best sellers on the big font shops and you’ll see the same names sitting proudly in top spot. Proxima Nova, DIN, Futura and Brandon Grotesque in particular are extremely sought after typefaces that are commonly used in web design, branding and print. It can be pretty expensive to acquire these fonts, which means it’s often beyond the budget of most designers. Thankfully there’s some free typefaces we can rely on that actually match up fairly well. In today’s post I round up 10 of the most popular fonts and give my recommendations of the closest alternatives that can be used with Google Fonts or downloaded for free. Since its release just 10 years ago Proxima Nova has pushed aside all the classics and claimed top spot in the best sellers lists. Futura is everyone’s favourite geometric typeface with those iconic sharp corners. Roboto is the best contender to the ever so popular FF DIN. It can be difficult to match the double or single story letters ‘a’ and ‘g’ in a font.

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