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Handpicked Typefaces

Best New Fonts of 2021

December 22, 2021

Thank YOU for being a wonderful customer in 2021. We are excited to head into the new year but first, we want to look back at last year's Best New Fonts. We have carefully collected, calculated, and curated all of the data to present you with the Top 25 Best-Selling NEW Fonts of 2021. This list shines a light on some incredible foundries and their work this last year. 

Along with presenting the list, we also present to you... HUGE SAVINGS! Plus, we are bringing some intriguing designer interviews, so be sure to check your emails daily to learn about the designers and teams who created the best fonts of 2021.

Helvetica Now 2.0 builds on the groundbreaking work of 2019’s Helvetica Now release—all of the clarity, simplicity, and neutrality of classic Helvetica with everything 21st-century designers need. In this 2021 release, we introduce Helvetica Now Variable and add condensed weights to the Helvetica Now static fonts.

Helvetica Now Variable gives you over a million new Helvetica styles in one state-of-the-art font file (over two-and-a-half million with italics!). Use it as an extension of the Helvetica Now family or make custom-blends from its weights (Hairline to ExtraBlack), optical sizes (four point to infinity), and new Compressed and Condensed widths.

Create infinite shades of expression, incredible typographic animations, and ultra-refined typography. Its single font file makes it easier to use and wickedly fast. Load one file and access a million fonts—in a fraction of the size of a traditional font family. More freedom. More expression. More power. More. Helvetica. Now.

Styles: 2
Published by: Monotype

Helvetica Now Variable Complete Family Pack: $499 USD 50% OFF—$249.50 USD
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Coco Sharp is the newest evolution of the Coco typographic project, developed since 2013 by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini for the foundry Zetafonts, with the help of Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli.

Influenced by vernacular grotesques sign-painting and modernist ideals, and inspired by the classy aesthetic of fashion icon Coco Chanel, Coco is drawn on a classic geometric sans skeleton but applies humanist proportions and visual corrections to key letters with the aim to create a warmer, subtly vintage texture on the page and on the screen. Coco Sharp drops the rounded corners of previous incarnations (Coco Gothic and Cocogoose) to pair the typeface display and logo capability with a sharper definition for text use.

Styles: 62
Published by: Zetafonts

Coco Sharp Complete Family Pack: $160 USD 50% OFF— $80 USD

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The Avenir Next World family, the most recent release from Monotype, is an expansive family of fonts that offers support for more than 150 languages and scripts that include Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Armenian and Thai. Avenir Next World contains 10 weights, from UltraLight to Heavy.

The original Avenir typeface was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1988, after years of having an interest in sans serif typefaces. The word Avenir means “future” in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura. But unlike Futura, Avenir is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an “o” that is not a perfect circle, and shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility and give Avenir a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines.

Styles: 20
Published by: Linotype

Spock Complete Family Pack: $499 USD 50% OFF— $249.50 USD
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Tellumo has moderate proportions, a low stroke contrast, open apertures, and an x-height that makes it drive with ease in running text. A modest range of six weights, from Thin to ExtraBold, make it versatile without being overwhelming. The lightest and heaviest weights are best saved for headlines and subheads. It features a set of swash caps that can add magnitude and sparkle to short headlines, making it excel in packaging designs.

Tellumo feels at home with Mid-century Modern and Art Deco aesthetics. It looks precise, tidy, and welcoming for architecture and home goods. It looks clean, fresh and modern for beauty and wellness, or elegant and approachable for fashion. It has a balance of clarity and personality, suitable for branding and advertising of all kinds, print & digital design alike.

Styles: 42
Published by: URW Type Foundry

Corporate S WGL Complete Family Pack: $3999 USD 50% OFF— $1999.50USD
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Rebrand is all about geometry; a typography that boosts confidence. However, contrary to pure, cold mathematics, this font seeks a more jovial and friendly face. The goal with Rebrand is to offer a Geometric Sans Serif font that can work in various instances, from symbols and titles, to text, and everything in between. It also creates a whole lot of personality, ideal for branding.

Styles: 32
Published by: Latinotype

Rebrand Complete Family: $139 USD 50% OFF— $69.50 USD
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Vary by Olli Meier is a geometric sans serif typeface inspired by Bulgarian Cyrillic. This font is fun and adaptable and was built with three feelings (variations): classic, modern, and loopy, offering an opportunity for designers to be playful in their creations.

The inspiration in Bulgarian Cyrillic is seen mostly in the character “g,” which was inspired by a very uncommon handwritten “?” spotted by the designer in a shop window in Sofia, Bulgaria. When he flipped this design in 180°, the Latin character ‘g’ was born for Vary

Styles: 11
Published by: Monotype

Vary Complete Family: $199 USD 50% OFF— $99.50 USD
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While other contemporary fonts are just a tad too cool or restrained in their appearance, Lagom is polite and diplomatic. When you use Lagom, you’ll be able to reach just that fine line between sophistication and mundane. The font family works really well with FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) products, restaurant identities, and menus or way-finding systems – you could even try it on a mobile app for that more human, ease-of-approach feel.

Styles: 16
Published by: Fenotype

Alkes Complete Family Pack: $100 USD 50% OFF— $50.00 USD
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Do you sometimes have an appetite for a bit more wholesome typography? Do you find the ubiquitous sans serifs too industrial and bland in taste? Opt for Wonder - a more organic font. Wonder is a rootsy yet contemporary type family. With a deliciously juicy approach to serifs and a chunky texture, Wonder is a real treat among typefaces.

Despite its rustic flair, Wonder is perfectly adaptable for contemporary contexts from branding to packaging, mobile apps, and beyond.

Styles: 12
Published by: Fenotype

Wonder Complete Family: $100 USD 50% OFF— $50.00 USD
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Heading Now is the new incarnation of Heading Pro, developing the original typeface family designed by Francesco Canovaro for Zetafonts into a superfamily with 160 variant combinations. Built around 10 different widths, ranging from ultra-compressed to ultra-wide, and eight weights from thin to heavy, Heading Now provides a full spectrum of sans serif-type solutions to your design problems.

Born as a space-optimizing typeface for headers and titles, Heading Now can be used in its compressed widths to manage space on the printed page and on the screen. In these widths Heading Now excels in titles and subheadings, timetables, infographics and in situations of exuberant and excessive copywriting. On the other side of the width spectrum, you can find extended width variants, ready to be used for titling where style and energy matter more than pixel or paper economy.

Styles: 162
Published by: Zetafonts

Heading Now Complete Family: $300 USD 50% OFF— $150.00 USD
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A playful caricature of a midcentury grotesque, Guzzo is a fresh addition to the Monotype Library. Somewhat eccentric and full of surprises, its unmistakable quirk can be found on closer inspection, stemming from details proudly borrowed from brush lettering and calligraphy.
Guzzo is a happy-go-lucky character, and has a warm, humble and painterly quality that - at a glance - may be unrecognizable as a typeface. It can almost pass for hand-lettering. It pairs exceptionally well with scripts and slab typefaces, and feels most at home in situ with toys, packaging, menus, broadcasting, cartoons and merchandising! Guzzo encourages you to turn up the silliness and is for designers who want to emulate hand-painted and casual motifs.

Styles: 24
Published by: Monotype

Guzzo Complete Family Pack: $499.99 USD 50% OFF— $249.99 USD
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It’s the perfect time to add these top 15 fonts to your font library. Bookmark this page for future reference.

Tellumo is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Avenir Next World is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Cotford is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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