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Best fonts of 2015

Updated January 10, 2015
Favorite fonts of 2015

Tim Brown

Tim Brown is the owner of Hook Agency, an SEO and Web Design company focused primarily on driving traffic and leads for small businesses, roofers and construction companies.

I’m in love with a serif! Whether you need more scripts fonts in 2015, clean serif fonts, hipster fonts or sans-serif fonts for that professional feel I’ve brought in the very best of the best fonts of 2015.

Before I get started – I just want to say, these fonts apply way beyond 2015. In fact, I currently use Brandon Grotesque on my site and know a ton of high-end publications and brands that use it. Enjoy!

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1. Lakesight – My vote for best script font of 2015.

With a sleek elegance that brings to mind some of the best features of rockin’ script fonts, without crazy overuse like Thirsty, and Pacifico have slowly grown to. I think that it’s just very easy to for script fonts to get overused, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is on my worst fonts of 2016 list.

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2. Gotham – My vote for best sans-serif font of 2015.

This is basically just a utility heavy hitter. Like the proxima nova’s, Open Sans, Helvetica’s of the world Gotham is great for body copy or big thin titles, that exude elegance.

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3. Brandon Grotesque – My vote for best thicker sans-serif of 2015.

For this one I mean specifically in All-Caps, even though this font has lowercase letters as well it really just looks good erect in all it’s glory, it’s capitals are glorious, it’s lowercase letters not so much.

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4. Didot Bold Italic – My vote for best serif font of 2015.

Didot Bold Italic is the pinch hitter when you really need a suave editorial title, and it plays well with others. All of these fonts would look pretty good together, however I usually like to keep fonts to 2 besides the body copy. Go too far beyond that and you just better be extremely good at pairing fonts… it’s not easy to pair 4+ fonts that work together. Thus the whole ‘simple is better’ adage. However, there are exceptions.

Buy Didot Bold Italic – Pictured is – 06 Didot Bold Italic

Here is a fairly quick sketch I did of my favorite fonts for 2015:

Favorite fonts of 2015

Other Articles/Links that might interest you

Excellent Modern Script fonts for 2015

Design Bolts – 10 Modern Free fonts for your 2015 Projects

Excellent Modern Serif Fonts

Web Ascender – 2015 Web Typography Trends to try with Free Google Fonts

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Tim Brown is the owner of Hook Agency, an SEO and Web Design company focused primarily on driving traffic and leads for small businesses, roofers and construction companies.

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Chris Young

Good choice Tim, although I’d say that Hoefler’s Surveyor is better than Didot.

Tim Brown

Yessir. Not going to lie… Budget for me might be an issue on that one. Loving these two google fonts as options for serif fonts as well. http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Droid+Serif & http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Playfair+Display

Some ridiculously delicious examples of these being used: Droid serif http://t.co/b0z0SY3oUz


Playfair Display: http://www.dgbrt.fr/en/

Chris Young

Yeah, I hear you on the budget front. Droid is great and I hadn’t seen Playfair before. I’m loving how much more beauty we can bring to sites with webfonts nowadays.

Tim Brown

Agreed. It’s crazy! Love seeing these fonts at big sizes on my retina screen 🙂

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