5 awesome designs: Fonts


As well as working away at my own design work, I often take time to check out interesting design work from a broad range of sectors, so I’m running a blog series focusing on some great design work I’ve come across. Each post aims to show off five of my favourite designs, focusing each time on a different medium, for example logos or posters. This time I’m focusing on typefaces.

As I want to be useful as well as just interesting, I’ve specifically looked for fonts which are free to download. Perhaps you’ll find a use for these fonts yourself? As well as all being free, my other aim was to find typefaces which were all different from each other, in order to have a diverse selection. The aim isn’t to rank these as being the best free fonts around, but to provide some inspiration you may not have seen before.




Created by Artimasa

“Hamster is a cursive typeface inspired by brush lettering and traditional sign painting. Suitable for branding/identity, clothing/t-shirt design, signage, headlines, poster, etc. Hamster Script was crafted carefully to equalize the dynamic flow and it’s legibility. The good news is; it is free to download and use in print and web, personal or commercial.”




Created by Mikko Nuuttila

Comes with 3 alternatives. Regular, Enhance, and Subtract.




Created by Tom Anders

An experimental project by Tom Anders Watkins.


Nexa Rust


Created by Fontfabric

“Nexa Rust is a rough version of the already popular Nexa and Nexa Slab families with added new matching Nexa Script and Nexa Handmade fonts.Along with all of this, you will also discover added groups of extras which could serve as a foundation or add that extra “cherry on the cake” to each unique design.”




Created by Adam Fathony

Part of a larger font family (which unfortunately is not free), the beautiful Regular Brayden Script is available for free.


  1. I really love these fonts. Especially Jaapokki!

  2. Heidi Gile says:

    For a chunky curvy cursive font, Hamster is incredibly legible. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you for following Imagine New Designs Gallery. I look for free fonts for my graphic design work too, so this post caught my eye. I especially like the Hamster font. I think it would be a suitable font for some vintage style graphics.

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