20 Free Display Fonts for Exquisite Text Styling
All web designers mind their typography during project creation. The typeface is not less important than the relevant imagery or other elements serving decorative or activity stimulating purposes. Content is what users are searching for and site owners are trying to present in the most interesting and digestible way. As a rule, designers keep a kind of library containing various fonts that match this or that design style. They replenish it with new fresh copies at every opportunity. Of course, it’s a time consuming thing to surf over the internet for the font you need at the moment. It’s much better to have it at hand downloaded on your computer and ready to be used whenever you wish.
Today, we are offering you a bunch of 20 free display fonts to complement your collection. Throw a quick glance below and you will see how awesome they look. All fonts gathered in this post can be downloaded and used for free. The links to their source pages are right under the presentation image. Click the number of the font you like and get it into your storage.
If you are not quite sure about the difference between text and display fonts, please read on and get to know more info on the matter.
Text types & Display types
It’s difficult to say either the font was initially intended for text or display usage as many of them look equally good in both cases. Actually, there are two large type categories: text and display. Text types provide perfect legibility and readability of your wordy content posted in smaller size. As a rule, they are clean, with thin strokes, simple, with larger spacing between the letters. These features are extremely important if you care about your user’s eyes and general website accuracy.
Display types can neglect all this pettiness as their goal is to add style and individuality to the website. They are to be viewed at large sizes, let us say 30 points or even larger. Typefaces used only at display sizes are considered display fonts. Display fonts may obtain definite stylistic differences (compulsory in times of metal type, but now used at very professional type design) beneficial for the type used at larger point size. They can be as follows: a lower x-height, higher contrast between thick and thin strokes, less space between letters, and slightly more condensed letter shapes.
With rapid progress in desktop publishing and general web tendency to universality, very few digital typefaces are optimized specifically for different sizes, and the term ‘display typeface’ has become a synonym of decorative, ornamental type. However, to be precise and not to mislead our readers, it’s worth saying that ornamental typefaces area subcategory of display typefaces, which indicates that the terms are not the same.
We sincerely hope that cool display fonts below will help you break the monotony of casual designs and style your texts in the unique manner diversifying titles and headings of your web pages.
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