40 Super Sleek Fonts for Clean Web Design

By / Feb 10, 2009 / Freebies

A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best fonts for use in grunge style design. Creating grungy designs can be fun, but sometimes a site requires a cleaner approach, one where artsy design elements take a back seat to clear presentation of content. Typography plays a big role in this type of design. If you have been struggling to find the right font for your clean designs, here are 40 of them that are both clean and beautiful.

Museo Sans

Museo Sans

Geo Sans Light

Geo Sans Light

Duepuntozero

Duepuntozero

Oregon LDO

Oregon LDO

Sansation

Sansation

Engel Light

Engel Light

Comfortaa

Comfortaa

Forgotten Futurist

Forgotten Futurist

Walkway

Walkway

Steiner

Steiner

Eurofurence

Eurofurence

Baar Metanoia

Baar Metanoia

Existence Light

Existence Light

Asenine

Asenine

Anna

Anna

Cicle

Cicle

Aubrey

Aubrey

Waukegan LDO

Waukegan LDO

Qlassik

Qlassik

Bebas

Bebas

Mank Sans

Mank Sans

Yorkville

Yorkville

Redring 1969

Redring 1969

Aldo

Aldo

Blue Highway

Blue Highway

Steelfish

Steelfish

Opticon One

Opticon One

Y2K Neophyte

Y2K Neophyte

Jacks Font

Jacks Font

Swansea

Swansea

Vegur

Vegur

Albertino

Albertino

Print Clearly

Print Clearly

Liberation

Liberation

Yoxall

Yoxall

Lois Ann

Lois Ann

SF Arborcrest Medium

SF Arborcrest Medium

APHont

APHont

Fertigo Pro

Fertigo Pro

Anivers

Anivers

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://dsgn.pw-software.com Nokadota

    I already have a good amount of these fonts, although I never heard of “Forgotten Futurist”. Nice list.

  • http://www.jackfranklin.co.uk Jack F

    Great list, thanks! Are most of those free?

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    Great post and findings!

    I love these type of modern fonts – thanks, bookmarking! :)

  • http://blog.insicdesigns.com/ insic

    nice list. But rockwell is not in the list.

  • http://cljdesign.com Casey L. Jones

    I too have most of these. Geo Sans Light, Cicle, Asinine, Walkway, Steiner and Museo are probably my favorites of these. Nice collection.

  • LiiBot

    i’ve always used Arial as a default font for folio word, now “blue highway” and “Steel fish” looks like a cool option

  • http://jordanhenderson.blogspot.com Jordan Henderson

    I think you have ‘Blue Highway’ listed twice, the second time I would infer it needs to be listed as ‘Steelfish’.

    There are some interesting and beautiful fonts here.

  • http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Hafihz20 Hafihz

    Eurofurence is beautiful. Thanks!

  • http://www.melgab.co.za enzo

    great take on some classic typefaces. quite a few new ones too. very clean, thanks for these.

    any chance of having them collected as a zip somewhere?..

    ciao,
    ‘enzo

    http://twitter.com/_enzo

  • http://www.pliggs.com Pliggs

    Nice font collection. I like Baar Metanoia the most.

  • Jordan

    Great list, but the typenazi in me has to point out that they’re typefaces, not fonts 😉

    I think Museo Sans is probably my favorite recently-developed typeface, which is odd, because I’m definitely not a fan of Museo.

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @jack F – All of them are free.

  • http://autotelic.stumbleupon.com Autotelic

    man, i want my last will and testament to be written in Sansation.

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Nice collection of fonts :)

  • http://www.pushingbuttons.net Timothy

    just go with helvetica

  • halibuthero

    Nice list! I’ll download some of those.
    I’ve been using New Cicle, it’s free on dafont.com
    http://www.dafont.com/new-cicle.font

  • http://www.livewebstudio.be Live Web Studio

    Sansation is very beautiful, allready used for some projects.

  • http://www.photoshopwork.com Jan Wilson
  • http://www.nineliondesign.com Chikezie Ejiasi

    I like the Bebas font – reminds me of Trade Gothic, which is my 2nd favorite font to helvetica 😉

  • http://www.fontsquirrel.com Font Squirrel

    Always enjoy lists like this! Unfortunately not all of these are free for commercial use if you read the licenses. I’ve hand-picked a bunch that are and put ’em up here: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/style/Sans%20Serif

  • http://www.blog.mookiedesign.com Cam

    great list! I have maybe 7 of these fonts already. Good lookin’ out.

  • Kenny

    Very nice!!!

  • Miles

    What the hell, Eurofurence is the name of a furry convention. And it seems like an odd coincidence because Euroference would be a better spelling.

  • http://joshuagoodwin.com/ Josh

    A decent selection, but it’s taken for granted that all of them are free. If one were willing to pay, I’m sure there’d be an even greater array of great greatness. It’s a shame that this sort of suggests that all fonts are free. People should be willing to pay a bit to achieve something more extra special.

  • http://xiirus.net Carlo Mendoza

    That’s a great collection of fonts. I like the Qlassik font.

  • http://nurv7.com brenan

    Nice font collection.
    Guys do you have any idea what font-style the logo of this site http://mvcforge.com/ is using ?
    I like the ‘MVC’ text part.

  • http://blog.nburmandesign.com inhouse designer

    Blue Highway has been one of my favourites for a long time.
    Brilliant collection – nice job!

    And yea, a ZIP would be nice 😀

  • http://vmalni.com Buzzlair Voufincci

    I like the Bebas font – reminds me of Trade Gothic, which is my 2nd favorite font to helvetica – i like this font too. buy i wonder whats that mean

  • Jennie

    I don’t get how we can advocate using these fonts for “web design” when none of them are web fonts.

  • http://www.jasonthedesigner.com JasonTheDesigner

    I love the fact that WDL offers a lot of free stuff.

    However this list… how can you leave out classics like Helvetica, Optima, Futura? Are they too obvious?

    @Jenny: I don’ think these are meant to be used as body copy, but rather in large sizes, maybe using sIFR or something similar.

  • http://www.tutorial9.net/ David Leggett

    You had me at Museo :)

  • http://www.shibang-china.com crusher

    Your site is really amazing. Exceptional style. Cool.

  • http://www.hong-kong-web-design.com ali

    cool list of fonts when looked individually, now coming up with clean design is in the hands of designers on how they are gonna use them

  • http://modestmessages.com Michael

    Nice list. I agree with JasonTheDesigner, these are definitely not meant to be used as body copy for web design, but probably better suited for large headlines (using sIFR) or traditional static graphics.

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @Michael – Thanks for pointing that out. You and Jason are exactly right. I never intended to suggest these be used for browser rendered text.

  • http://efeache.wordpress.com Fernando H.

    a Beautiful Fonts!,.. tks

  • http://peweedesign.com Peter
  • http://beaupix.com Ryuji

    Thanks for the nice list of interesting fonts that show with style. Every time I see cool new design what I get disappointed is that many of them have improper side bearings and kerning, making them look awkward, without first fixing these things using a font editor… I’ve done that several times, what a large volume of work. I think that’s why people like me tend to stick with more established ones…

  • http://heroofchaos.com/ Hero fo Chaos

    These are great fonts. thanks

  • http://www.mattspire.com Matt Spire

    An elegant font can move a bland design lightyears.

  • http://twitter.com/kameelyan Brad

    Aubrey is an amazing font.

  • http://blog.aditu.de Tobi

    Nice selection, I really love those simple fonts!

  • http://www.inkmedic.com nszumowski

    thanks a ton!

  • http://www.heathermariemiller.com Heather Marie Miller

    I’m highly in love with “Aldo”. Thanks once again for another amazing list!

  • florian

    most of these fonts are not standard web fonts. wouldnt that be a problem for web design? how do you guys approach that stuff? is sifr really a good option for using a non std. font for your entire content?

  • http://www.weblinks.no Einar Lang

    Nice collection There are some interesting and fonts here

  • http://www.zeemidesign.com zeemiDesign

    I simply love Steiner 😀
    Thx for the amazing list.

  • http://twitter.com/SilverFirefly Silver Firefly

    Thanks for the list, but I was hoping for a list of the best paid typefaces.

  • http://www.nwesource.com Portland Web Designer

    What about web-wide integration? Are we supposed to use Cufon or just use the fonts in graphic files?

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  • Nike1984

    Here is the entire list in one RAR.
    Enjoy.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/231738559/Fonts.rar

  • http://www.myspace.com/swarmsdubstep Bismal

    Great list, many thanks for rapidshare RAR!

  • http://www.suhails.com sam_khrap

    wow Nike1984 thanks for that link. I hope there is nothing with it too. Thanks for the list.


    sam_khrap
    http://ww.suhails.com

  • http://www.quitethesite.com Lori at Quite the Site

    Great list. It will save me a lot of time searching through the regular list of ho-hum fonts.

  • kikilala

    Hey thank you so much Henry Jones for selecting out the best fonts, it saves me lots of time searching it.

    You and this site rock.

  • http://novemstudios.com J. Millington

    the grand majority of these are just plain terrible. :/~~~

  • http://apnerve.blogspot.com praveen

    In my opinion, Fertigo Pro tops the list followed by Aubrey. They are simply awesome!!

  • http://blog.jakerocheleau.com/ Jake Rocheleau

    Wow these are great, awesome collection of fonts

  • http://www.kiararealty.com.my Kiara Realty

    Awesome list of beautiful fonts!

  • Qurrat

    Kindly check the link for freedom, it does not seem to be working

  • http://kixvix.blogspot.com kixvix

    I love Bebas. It’s my favorite!

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk Sam Logan

    Great set of fonts guys, I think I’m to refer back to this article many times. Thanks for putting them together.

  • http://www.webmasterdubai.com webmasterdubai

    really nice fonts and bookmarked love some fonts from it.

  • Géo Noël

    Thanks for the fonts…they are so nice

  • http://www.cadomax.com Jeux

    Kindly check the link for freedom, it does not seem to be working

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  • http://www.webcatch.co.uk Web Catch

    Henry Jones this rocks, thank you for taking the time to put these fonts together. Very handy!!

  • Anil

    Awww….the rapidshare link doesn’t work :(

  • fontnewbie

    how can i use these fonts?

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  • http://amazing-web-design.co.uk Joe

    Great post! Love these clean fonts, don’t know what it is but Geo Sans Light is a fav of mine used that a few times now. Thanks Again :)

  • http://www.digitalextrememediagroup.com William Imhoff

    Thanks so much, great fonts. Thanks for sharing.

  • Adam Urban

    A bit late 😉 Thanks a lot!