This font assemblege is comprised of sans serif fonts with tall arms and wide stems, giving them a strong and striking appearance. They are fitting in situations where the designer wants to convey modernity and make a bold impact, such as in headlines and displays that crave attention.

1. Bebas Neue

Created by Japan-based type/font foundry Flat it type foundry (a part of the Dharma Type group), Bebas Neue is a clear and modern font.

Bebas Neue

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2. League Gothic

Made by the open source type movement group The League of Moveable Type, this font is a remake of Alternate Gothic No.1 by Morris Fuller Benton.

League Gothic

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3. Mentone Semi Bold

Mentone, inspired by celebrated fonts like Myriad and Frutiger, is a multi-purpose font released under Jan Schmoeger’s foundry, Paragraph.

Mentone Semi Bold

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4. Designation

Craftily produced by the "mad scientists" at Haiku Monkey, Designation is an open source font that’s sleek and has an air of modernity.

Designation

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5. Resonance Bold

Resonance Bold has remarkable curves inspired by the 70′s era. Designed by Jim Ford and based on type designs by Phil Martin, the font is fun and light-spirited.

Resonance Bold

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6. Patagonia

Designed by Canadian type designer Jaley Fiege, Patagonia is a 19th-century-inspired display face that works well when used in smaller-sized headline copy.

Patagonia

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7. Oblik Bold

Oblik is a large, modern and sophisticated font by Tour de Force Font Foundry. Striking curves denote the unique characteristic of this sans serif font.

Oblik Bold

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8. Aerohop

Aerohop is a sans serif font also produced by Alec Julien’s font foundry, Haiku Monkey. This font is contemporary, powerful, and works well in headline copy.

Aerohop

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9. Capricorn OSF Black Ltd

Update: This font is no longer free.

Capricorn is a compact and strong font designed by California-based German designer Jens Gehlhaar. The font works well in magazine headlines.

Capricorn OSF Black Ltd

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10. Orbitron

Crafted by graphic designer Matt McInerney for The League of Moveable Type, this sci-fi inspired font is an excellent alternative to Eurostile or Bank Gothic.

Orbitron

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Author:

Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions