Depending on the type of design you’re working on, you may someday need a light typeface, a sleek and thin font that will not take too much space, but that will still elegantly enhance your work. Previously, I posted 10 Big Badass Free Fonts for your designs. This time, I am doing the same with light fonts.
Although there are arguably many beautiful light typefaces, here is my own compilation of 10 nice free thin fonts:
Aller is a font developed by Marc Weymann from Dalton Maag. It was created in 2008 for the Danish School of Media and Journalism. It works especially well for bigger text sizes.
Capsuula is a font that was created by Henrich Fichna in 2010. It’s an elegant rounded sans-serif that will look great in headings and titles.
Delicious is a font that was designed by Exljbris in 2008. Elegant and humanist, this sans-serif works well in text and in headings, uppercase and lowercase.
Learning Curve Pro
Designed by Blue Vinyl Fonts in 2009, Learning Curve Pro is a cursive font mimicking traditional lettering practice. It’s quite cute and looks good when used in titles and/or headers.
Created in 2009 by Red Hat, Liberation Sans is a versatile humanist typeface that will work as text or header.
Developed by Manfred Klein, Mank Sans is an elegant thin font that will fare well in all its forms, for text and for titles.
Museo was created in 2008 by Exljbris. This semi-slab is quite popular nowadays in graphic and web design since it is both versatile and stylish.
Ostrich Sans, in its Light, Dashed, Rounded and Medium forms, is very light and makes terrific headlines. It was created by Tyler Finck in 2011 and is part of The League of Moveable Type. It is only available in uppercase.
Quicksand is a font created by Andrew Paglinawan that was released in 2008. It is both classy and artsy. It will work well in headers and, sometimes, even as the main text.
Walkway is a contemporary font that was designed by Gemfonts. Wide yet skinny, this geometric font is perfect for headers and titles.