We all know it - starting with a new web project, but we still lack the perfect font. Then when we go into the Google Jungle of Web Fonts, we feel overwhelmed. If we go to Pinterest, we see many beautiful web fonts, but no source. In this article I am not going to present you subjectively beautiful fonts, but rather the platforms that I have been looking for over years, where you can feel save downloading your brand new typeface.
BEAUTIFUL WEB TYPE
Fonts by Hoefler & Co.
Starting with BEAUTIFUL WEB TYPE, we have a platform that displays well known web fonts such as Google fonts in a very design aesthetic way. It often helps deciding which font to go with, because you already have an impression what this font has to offer.
Extra Benefit: all fonts are free to download ✨
Next, let's take a look at Fonts by Hoefler & Co. – what is special about this platform is the creative approach to how you can search for a font. It's an interactive journey through unknown but modern typefaces.
Fontstand stands out because of it's easy way to try the fonts before buying – and they do have a lot of individual, well designed typefaces. No Screenshots & cutting out anymore, just download the Fontstand desktop app (available for Mac and Windows) and you're ready to go. In addition, the site shines with its very clear design system.
If you are looking for a handwriting font, I'd like to introduce you to HOMELESSFONTS. This company creates typefaces based on the handwriting of homeless people – with all profit going to the people living on the streets. And the Screen Design of the site doesnt't only touches you heart but your Sense of User Experience ✨
Last but not least, we have TypeType with it's well chosen font selection. Also sparkling with a minimal, aesthetic User Interface, you won't feel overstrained when you enter the site.
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