50 Free Futuristic and Modern Fonts to Give Your Designs an Edgy Look

If you’re looking for a great-looking font with a bit of an edge, look no further than this collection of modern fonts.

This roundup full of sleek, classy, and versatile fonts is perfect for all sorts of modern designs, from websites to printed material.

We also want to make sure you understand what “free” really means when it comes to fonts and typography. Type designers sometimes offer their fonts completely free for both personal and commercial use. Some only offer it free for personal use and others offer a demo version with the full version available after buying a license. The modern fonts in this collection are free in all three ways, so please make sure you read the designer’s details before using them in your designs.

50 Free Modern Fonts

Leoscar

This modern font set designed by Faridul Haque has both serif and sans serif versions. The sans serif set is neat and clean with different style curves and straight angles. The serif version has thin, small extensions with a tidy curve connector. Lowercase letters in Leoscar are rounded and dainty and can work well in small paragraphs.

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Azonix

This geometric minimalistic font is modern in all the right ways. All the letters are perfectly sized to fit together on an even line. Azonix is an uppercase font designed by Mixo! and a great choice for headlines and logos. The “A” without a crossline gives Azonix a wonderfully unique look.

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Munich

Minimalistic uppercase fonts are great tools for many types of designs. Munich has a singular look and feel, perfect for strong headlines and logos. The elongated and condensed letters in this font have a low crossline which gives it a powerful visual base. The unique designs of the Q and Z are a wonderful addition to this set.

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Manrope

When it comes to functional modern typography, Manrope is the real deal. This sans serif font from Pixel Surplus has great readability in both upper and lowercase letters. The geometric digits that come with this font are perfectly suited for clock faces, phone numbers, and apps. Last but not least, Manrope has Cyrillic and most Latin variations and ligatures.

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One Day

This modern stencil style font designed by Nawras Moneer comes only in one weight in uppercase letters. Most letters in the set have a disconnecting line which gives it a stencil feel. The rounded terminals give this font a laid-back quality, making it great for most types of design projects. One Day is perfect for logos or social media graphics. This is not a font for long text but more for headings and subtitles.

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Kayak

Sometimes fonts are designed to simply BE and not stand out too much. Kayak has an easy quality with a heavy base, and works best in sizes higher than 10 points due to the small connections in ascenders and descenders. Jack Harvatt designs for simplicity and beauty — this font is no different.

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Coves

Another beautiful modern font by Jack Harvatt, Coves is one of our all-time favorites. All rounded letters are based on perfect circles and the non curves are neat and clean. The angled crossline on the letter “e” gives the font an extra detail of finesse.

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Coco Gothic

This modern geometric san font is perfect down to the very detail of its curves. Fashionable, elegant, simple and sleek, Coco comes in 6 weights and has letter alternates for the letters “a” and “g.” This is a gorgeous versatile font by designer Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini.

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Pier

Pier Sans is an off geometric font with low curves and straight cut lines. It was designed to look good on both large headings and long paragraphs. It comes in ten weights and styles for lots of possibilities. The large curves on the “P” and “R” make it look friendly and easy to read.

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Big John Pro

This font family grew from one modern geometric font to an entire typeface as the designer added on to the collection. The entire type family is completely free for both personal and commercial use and is so versatile that it can be used for pretty much anything.

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Sequel

Simple and clean style fonts like Sequel should always be in your typography arsenal. This font has rounded edges and a condensed design, great for any sort of project with a laidback and steady feel. Sequel is an all-cap letter set perfect for titles and social media graphics.

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Corn

Corn is a sweet and rounded font which feels happy and simple. The free demo font is the regular weight and looks great on social media graphics a well as logos and titles. The full family has 14 styles, from thin to ultrabold. The low crosslines and large curves make this wonderful all-cap font easy to use and a great addition to your collection.

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Cornerstone

Cornerstone calls itself a no-nonsense modular font. Slightly elongated and with mathematical grid dimensions, this font is great for logos, headers and banners that need an eye-catching, modern feel.

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Noir

This is another great, modern font that will look great on your headings and social media graphics. Pointy and straight-edge terminals with a low crossline and a condensed curve give this font a bottom-heavy feel.

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Tenre

This novelty font is designed as a combination of an inline style beneath a regular uppercase letter set. With three variations, the letter parts can be interchanged to create numerous other designs. Tenre, a font designed by Jacopo Severitano, has an interesting feel to it and can be used for logos, letterheads, and other unique modern designs.

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Vanity

This font designed by Hendrick Rolandez is available completely free in all its weights and styles. From thin italic to ultrabold, Vanity is a classic modern serif ready to grace magazines, fashion spreads, promotional postcards, and classy, modern billboards.

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UniSans

Nothing is more modern — in the classic design sense — than a geometric sans font with clean lines and thick even strokes that sit perfectly against each other. Uni Sans is an all-cap font designed by Fontfabric which comes in two weights and is perfectly compatible with any kind of modern design project.

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Kontanter

Novelty fonts like Kontanter are great for modern and unique designs that need a real edge and special feel to them. The letters in this font from Fontfabric all have diagonal decorative lines or extra crosslines for an added effect.

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Fredoka

This perfectly geometric and rounded font designed by Milena Brandau is gorgeous and perfect for any sort of modern project. What makes Fredoka unique is the collection of super cute dingbats and its integration with Google fonts. Fredoka is great for websites, apps, and any digital designs.

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Arkhip

It’s not uncommon for designers to have to search for days to find a good, free font which supports Russian alphabets. Arkhip is a wonderful letter set which can be used in both English and Russian. The slight curves that grace the otherwise geometric letters make this font beautifully modern and easy to use.

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Moon

This modern font is circular and has perfectly rounded terminals and a soft, geometric feel to it. It comes in three very different weights, in both uppercase and lowercase letters. It has glyphs for many languages as well. Moon is a versatile font for fun and easy going designs.

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Headache

This attention seeking font has two versions which can be used together to create infinite variations. Headache is a font which looks mostly normal but with a slight twist in the shape of diagonal decorative lines. This font is perfect for headlines, logos, and branding materials.

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Odachi

Modern fonts that pull from classic styles are usually very easy to use and particularly visual. This brush style font with an antique Japanese feel is perfect for social media graphics or fun t-shirt designs with catchy quotes.

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Bondi

Modern, futuristic and with a bit of an Art Deco feel, Bondi is a fun novelty font for all types of fun and bubbly designs. The left side is a thick line while the right side is thin, creating a wonderful balance. The letter “S” has the thickness on the right to create an illusion of weight at the bottom instead of being top-heavy.

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Celestia

Futuristic styled modern fonts like Celestia are unusual and fun to use in graphic design projects that want to be a little disruptive. This circular geometric font with filled-in diagonal lines is great for music event posters or fashion spreads. Celestia can give any design a fun modern and futuristic feel.

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Calibre

Condensed fonts like Calibre are quite popular lately. This one is super condensed and so a bit more unique than the usual condensed styles. Calibre is perfect for logos and creative lettering projects. The elongated quality of this font is so interesting that it should definitely be in your design arsenal.

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Forma

Soft and rounded, geometric and delicate, Forma is the right font for colorful and exceptional designs. The letters “g” and “y” have a unique separation in the descender, making the letter set rather unique. It’s these kinds of details that make fonts like this one so memorable.

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Gilroy

Modern, geometric and perfect, Gilroy is a great font for all types of clean-cut designs. This is another beautiful all-cap font for your collection which can save you tons of font scrolling to find the right one.

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Potra

This modern futuristic font by Alejo Bergman has lots of potential for many different kinds of designs. With a double line and finishing dot, the letters look almost three-dimensional in an abstract way. Potra is great not only for galactic designs but also for any graphics that want to have an edge over the others.

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Orkney

Sleek and elegant, this modern font is delightfully sublime. Orkney is perfect for modern designs from business materials to minimalist websites. Clean lines and neat corners are what makes this font so easy to use and a great choice for many types of projects.

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Kohmar

Kohmar is a strong, modern font that straddles the line between elegant and fun. Ideal for flyers, banners and printables of all types, this font works perfectly in titles and headlines, instantly grabbing viewers’ attention with its unique boldness.

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Nordic

This font delights itself in having two faces and three weights. Designer Yana Bereziner has created a beautiful modern font with interesting lines and diagonal cut off sections. This font with two unique styles in three different weights works for all sorts of creative projects.

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Peace Sans

The thick and peaceful letters in this font have the perfect weight for powerful disruptive designs. Peace Sans has glyphs available for all major languages, including Turkish, French, Russian, and more. This lovely font looks great in quote graphics for social media or as headlines and website banners.

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Anurati

Modern futuristic fonts like Anurati are so unique and special that they are almost timeless. This font uses empty spaces as a visual cue to make letter compositions look amazing and eye-catching. Mixing Anurati with interesting backgrounds can create spectacular designs.

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Heading

This font designed by the Zetafonts designer family has now been updated to nine weights and eight widths, plus italics. It’s easily the most versatile modern font out there at the moment. You can download a few weights for free through the link below but the full version has to be paid for. This font family is definitely worth it!

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Sonder

This is another versatile all-cap modern font for your collection. Sonder is available in both sans serif and slab serif styles. On top of that, this font also has a regular style and a rough style. It looks great in logos and advertising.

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Body

This font is another gorgeous type family by Zetafonts. Slightly geometric and a bit flattened in the wider variants, Body is a superfamily. Four widths are available as a free download. This is another font family which can work for many different projects.

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Abyssopelagic

Few fonts illustrate their name as well as Abyssopelagic. Inspired by the depths of the ocean, this font is specially designed to be set with wide spacing between letters. The thin design uses blank space with missing crosslines, making the font look like it’s in motion.

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Aquatico

Another font inspired by the deep aquatic, Aquatico is rounded, geometric, and full of surprises. Designer Andrew Herndon added lots of special ligatures and unique letter variations so that you can create all sorts of letter compositions in your designs.

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Ykar

Futuristic and disruptive, Ykar is the kind of font that you look at and like instantly but can’t place exactly why. Each letter has a unique style that simply works. The font comes in uppercase and lowercase, but it looks more like two styles of uppercase. One is just more novel than the other.

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Codec

Typeface systems are a little more complex than type families and are therefore more versatile. Codec has two moods: cold and warm along with nine weights and two logo variations. Zetafonts never ceases to impress with their font families and font systems — truly a lifesaver for any type of modern designer.

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Lieben

This modern novelty font has all the makings for a fun and popping design. Decorated with lines, dots, and stars, the letters take on a life of their own. Available with uppercase and lowercase letters, along with numbers, glyphs, and special characters. Argentine designer Yai Salinas really hit it out of the park with his novelty Lieben font.

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Minimalust

This minimal font with rounded edges and soft curves is easy-going and looks great with wide separation between letters. A perfect font for logos, headings and titles, Minimalust is also great for social media graphics, specially Instagram.

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Liquido

This condensed font comes in two styles: regular and fluid. The regular style has unique angles in an elongated style making it more unique than most other condensed fonts. The fluid style has a design in the center of each letter which makes it look like it’s moving. Mixing the two can create interesting compositions.

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Facon

This modern font is labeled as an athletic display font. It was designed to feel like it’s in eternal movement as if energy is passing through the letters in a diagonal motion. It’s perfect for logos and short titles, in bright colors and over a background which helps visualize the effect of the letters.

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Ufo Nest

Modern display fonts are some of the most creative styles of fonts available. Ufo Nest, a futuristic geometric font, is inspired by the crop circles found in the fields all over the world. The lines ending in perfect circles and geometric curves truly capture what could be called alien art. This font might not be very versatile but it is quite fun.

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Elppa

The basic shapes of this modern font are based on rectangles and squares. The uppercase letters fit into a rectangle each. The lowercase letters fit in a square half the size of the uppercase letters. The corners are rounded to soften the design and the lines are thin, making it airy and quite unique.

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Blanka

Blanka is a modern, futuristic font with a strong presence. The letters are minimalistic and have a specific section missing, which makes them look really interesting when put together in a composition. This is a good font for logos and short titles or headers. It could also work really well as quotes for postcards and stickers.

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Quantum

This all-caps modern font has a futuristic feel with a diagonal line which crosses each line a bit off center diagonally. Wide angles mixed with short shapes make Quantum an interesting font for logos and products names related to technology or science.

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Metrica

Metrica is a unique and modern novelty font designed with criss-crossing lines and angles in unexpected places. Every letter has its own design, making this font quite special. This font has great potential as part of a logo for a technical or creative business.

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Ministry

Condensed modern fonts like Ministry look great on social media graphics and typographic compositions. When they have a unique design in their terminals and unions, that makes them unique and special in their niche. This font has a special letter “T” and the “S” look likes like a chain link.

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Spacema

Last but not least, a modern futuristic condensed font with a style all its own, Spacema has all the right side corners as right angles while either one or two of the left side corners are sharply cut in a small curve. The empty space inside letter is thin and perfectly sized, making this font look stable and eye-catching.

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Your Turn

Which is your favorite in this list of modern fonts? Let me know if I missed any in the comments below!


The original version of this post first appeared on Visme’s Visual Learning Center.