Fontspring is proud to present the best fonts of 2018. Below is our official list of the highest quality font families released on Fontspring that have exceeded our expectations and offered something fresh to our growing library of fonts. This year, we’ve also chosen six of our own personal favorites, and marked them as Top-Tier. In a year of strong serifs and standout sans, these are our picks.

Recoleta

Latinotype | June 5, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
Recoleta’s 14 fonts evoke a soft sense of comfort and 1970s nostalgia while still looking ahead of the trend in bold headlines.

 
Recoleta Poster

Brandon Grotesque Condensed

Brandon Grotesque Condensed Poster

HVD Fonts | November 2018

Cagliari

Cagliari Poster

Latinotype | November 2018

Cannon

Cannon Poster

W Type Foundry | May 2018

Mont Poster
 

Mont

Fontfabric | January 16, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
Mont is a dynamic 20 font family that stands out in a sea of sans serifs with its geometric design, prominent x-height, pointed “t”, and other special touches.

Cardillac

Cardillac Poster

Hoftype | April 2018

Chalky Letters

Chalky Letters  Poster

DimitriAna | May 2018

Config

Config Poster

Adam Ladd | August 2018

Artifex CF

Connary Fagen Type Design | December 1, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
Artifex from Connary Fagen is a gentle organic serif with a classic literary feel that melts naturally onto the page or screen in 16 variations.

 
Artifex CF Poster

Couturier

Couturier Poster

Latinotype | March 2018

Draft™

Draft™ Poster

Yellow Design Studio | September 2018

Faktum

Faktum Poster

René Bieder | November 2018

Hermann Poster
 

Hermann

W Type Foundry | November 30, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
W Foundry’s Hermann is a refined serif family with elegant calligraphic strokes that stands out with a classy bold look in headlines and remains legible in long paragraphs.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork Poster

TipoType | November 2018

Fixture

Fixture Poster

Sudtipos | October 2018

Gramatika

Gramatika Poster

Tokotype | July 2018

Double Porter

Fenotype | September 17, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
Crisp and clean or fresh off the press, the Double Porter family serves up a double shot of classic sans fonts, a script, catchwords, ornaments, and swashes.

 
Double Porter Poster

Gretel Script

Gretel Script Poster

Typejockeys | February 2018

Holden

Holden Poster

Zetafonts | November 2018

Intervogue

Intervogue Poster

Miller Type Foundry | February 2018

Mackay Poster
 

Mackay

René Bieder | May 18, 2018

A TOP-TIER TYPEFACE OF 2018
Mackay takes an exaggerated approach to old-style serifs with its high contrast and dynamic swoops. This sharp and shapely serif family makes a strong statement.

Joane

Joane Poster

W Type Foundry | May 2018

Kaneda Gothic

Kaneda Gothic Poster

Dharma Type | April 2018

Karlie

Karlie Poster

DearType | June 2018

MADE Evolve Sans

MadeType | March 14, 2018

MadeType brings science fiction into a modern style with the EVO collection. The dotted and fractured characters evoke an epic otherworldly aura.

 
MADE Evolve Sans Poster

Majesty

Majesty Poster

Paulo Goode | July 2018

Manofa

Manofa Poster

The Northern Block | April 2018

Mikkel Script & Sans

Mikkel Script & Sans Poster

TypeMates | November 2018

Story Tales Poster
 

Story Tales

Resistenza.es | March 15, 2018

The homespun letterforms in Story Tales are as whimsical and well-crafted as a fairytale. Equip your designs for any adventure with stackable layers and swashes.

Mohr

Mohr Poster

Latinotype | March 2018

Monotalic

Monotalic Poster

Kostic Type Foundry | August 2018

Nomada Incise

Nomada Incise Poster

Tipografies | September 2018

Blacker

Zetafonts | May 28, 2018

This stylized serif family by Zetafonts offers a striking impression with angular wedge serifs and beautiful contrast.

 
Blacker Poster

Palomino

Palomino Poster

My Creative Land | March 2018

Pliego

Pliego Poster

Huy!Fonts | June 2018

Portuguesa Set

Portuguesa Set Poster

Sudtipos | December 2018

Elaina Poster
 

Elaina

Laura Worthington | December 20, 2018

Laura Worthington has a knack for smooth scripts and Elaina is no exception. The elegant script and charming semi-serif companion are a match made in heaven.

Quiche

Quiche Poster

Adam Ladd | May 2018

Radcliffe

Radcliffe Poster

Zetafonts | August 2018

Rival Slab

Rival Slab Poster

Mostardesign | January 2018

Dress

Typesenses | April 16, 2018

Dress would feel right at home on the cover of a classic novel. Customize it with layered elements, flourished capitals and inline decoration for the perfect timeless fit.

 
Dress Poster

Salom

Salom Poster

Schriftlabor | October 2018

Samsara

Samsara Poster

W Type Foundry | March 2018

Schnebel Slab Pro

Schnebel Slab Pro Poster

URW Type Foundry | June 2018

Chapman Poster
 

Chapman

JTD | October 5, 2018

Chapman by JTD is a wide-set display serif with a vintage charm that looks strong in caps as well as lowercase.

Sinews Sans Pro

Sinews Sans Pro Poster

TypeMates | August 2018

Spencer

Spencer Poster

The Northern Block | October 2018

Squad

Squad Poster

Fontfabric | August 2018

Sandwich 3D System

Vintage Voyage Design | April 8, 2018

Like any good sandwich, it’s all about the layers. This retro industrial 3D set from Vintage Voyage Design includes gorgeous bevels and realistic shadows.

 
Sandwich 3D System Poster

Squick

Squick Poster

Rodrigo Typo | September 2018

Steradian

Steradian Poster

Emtype Foundry | November 2018

Symphonie Grotesque

Symphonie Grotesque Poster

Indian Type Foundry | December 2018

Dillan Poster
 

Dillan

TypeUnion | October 9, 2018

This semi-wide sans has a contemporary edge while still feeling subtle and nuanced. In any weight, Dillan is engaging, appealing, and easily readable.

TT Commons

TT Commons Poster

Typetype | February 2018

Turbinado™

Turbinado™ Poster

Aerotype | August 2018

Vocal

Vocal Poster

Ani Dimitrova | March 2018

Monstice

Seventh Imperium | May 10, 2018

The decorative Monstice family includes inline, engraved, hatched, embossed, and shadow layers, and looks gorgeous in all sorts of elegant displays.

 
Monstice Poster

About this List:

As we witness the ebb and flow of various typography trends, it’s important to highlight quality fonts that will stand the test of time, not just flashes in the pan or bestsellers. For our second annual “Best of Fontspring” list, we’ve collectively hand-picked 57 font families from 2018 that deserve recognition and are indicative of the artistic quality, innovation, and diversity that Fontspring has come to represent.

In the end, we agreed that six families stood out from the rest and deserved to be called “Top-Tier”: Recoleta (Latinotype), Mont (Fontfabric), Artifex (Connary Fagen), Hermann (W Foundry), Double Porter (Fenotype), and Mackay (René Bieder). Some are bestsellers, while others may have flown under the radar, but we hope to help bring all of these beautiful gems to light so their design and craftsmanship can be appreciated and applauded.