Typography & Fonts

10 Underrated Free Sans-Serif Typefaces on Google Fonts

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1. DM Sans

Designers: Colophon Foundry, Jonny Pinhorn, Indian Type Foundry

Description: DM Sans is a low-contrast geometric sans serif design, intended for use at smaller text sizes.

2. Lexend

Designers: Bonnie Shaver-Troup, Thomas Jockin, Santiago Orozco, Héctor Gómez

Description: Initially designed with dyslexia and struggling readers in mind, Lexend is intended to reduce visual stress and improve reading performance.

3. Chakra Petch

Designers: Cadson Demak

Description: Chakra Petch is a square sans serif with tapered corners, and supports both Thai and Latin script.

4. IBM Plex Sans

Designers: Mike Abbink, Bold Monday

Description: IBM Plex Sans is a neutral yet friendly grotesk sans-serif, and one-third of the IBM Plex superfamily (the other fonts being IBM Plex Serif and IBM Plex Mono).

5. Space Grotesk

Designers: Florian Karsten

Description: Space Grotesk is a proportional sans-serif typeface variant based on Colophon Foundry’s fixed-width Space Mono family.

6. Balsamiq Sans

Designers: Michael Angeles

Description: Balsamiq Sans is a sans-serif font in handwritten style, originally created for the Balsamiq wireframing tool.

7. Questrial

Designers: Joe Prince, Laura Meseguer

Description: Questrial is a geometric sans-serif with some added grotesk flavour.

8. Epilogue

Designers: Tyler Finck, ETC

Description: Epilogue is a sans serif variable font with a weight axis, nine weights, upright and italic.

9. Archivo

Designers: Héctor Gatti, Omnibus Type

Description: Archivo is a grotesk sans-serif reminiscent of late nineteenth century American typefaces.

10. Sen

Designers: Kosal Sen

Description: Sen is a geometrically constructed sans-serif with a sensible, friendly appearance.

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