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60 free sans serif fonts to give your designs a modern touch

60 free sans serif fonts to give your designs a modern touch

It is universally acknowledged that most contemporary designs require a versatile sans serif font.

Sans serif fonts, as you might already know,(opens in a new tab or window) are the fonts with no projecting lines at the ends. While serif fonts are known to be more traditional, sans serif fonts bring that much needed modernistic touch to the design.

In this post, we have compiled together some of best modern sans serif fonts for your latest project or to inspire you for your next assignment. In case, you want to work with a bunch of them together, do check out Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing(opens in a new tab or window).

The fonts are all listed as free to use for personal and commercial uses(opens in a new tab or window), so let your creativity run wild. Use them with a Canva Pro subscription(opens in a new tab or window). We've also added some templates that already have serif fonts and can be used as soon as you click on them.

01. Audrey

Audrey by Cristina Pagnotta. Image via Behance.

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, this elegant font by Cristina Pagnotta combines straight and curvy lines in the most harmonious way possible. It has two variations – regular and oblique.

02. Signika

Signika by Anna Giedryś. Image via Font Fabric.

Created by Anna Giedryś, Signika is perfect for designs where you want the text to take the center stage. With its low x-height, it’s super easy to read even from a long distance.

03. Simplifica

Simplifica by Kaiwa. Image via Behance.

As its name suggest, Simplifica by Kaiwa(opens in a new tab or window) is a clean, neat and simple font. The uniform line width of this condensed sans serif font lends it excellent legibility.

04. Alcubierre

Alcubierre by Matt Ellis. Image via Behance.

Alcubierre is a minimal and geometric sans serif font. Created by Matt Ellis, this font will complement any design it’s part of.

05. Dense

Dense by Charles Daoud.

Now Dense by Charles Daoud is a very versatile font. Available in thin, regular, and bold, this font redefines subtleness.

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06. Arcadia

Arcadia by Manh Nguyen. Image via Behance.

Arcadia is a hairline sans serif font with a feminine vibe. Designed by Manh Nguyen, this font has light strokes and it’s perfect for magazine titles as well as logos.

07. Mohave

Mohave by Gumpita Rahayu

Designed by Gumpita Rahayu, this is an uppercase font with dynamic glyphs and a smooth height consistency.

08. Stellar

Stellar by Mathieu Desjardins

Stellar by Mathieu Desjardins is a condensed sans serif font with tall uppercase letters which makes it perfect for headings.

09. HK Grotesk

HK Grotesk by Alfredo Marco Pradil

Inspired by classic grotesque, this font by Alfredo Marco Pradil, is clean, crisp and extremely legible even for the smaller texts.

10. Moderne Sans

Moderne Sans by Marius Kempken

Moderne Sans is highly influenced by 1920’s typeface, which is why it has that turn of the century look to it. Despite that, this font by Marius Kempken, still manages to look extremely modern.

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11. Qanelas

Quanelas font by Rodamir Tinkov.

Designed by Rodamir Tinkov, Qanelas has a geometric touch to it. Its available in several weights and is perfect for both headlines as well as normal paragraphs.

12. Bavro

Bavro font by Marcelo Reis Melo

One look at Bavro and you’ll know it’s the right choice for posters and headlines. This font has neat lines which give it the much needed modern touch. It was designed by Marcelo Reis Melo.

13. Qontra

Qontra by Tomaz Hrastar.

Another condensed sans serif font, Qontra by Tomaz Hrastar would work amazingly for any typographic application.

14. Higher

Higher by Marisa Passos.

Designed by Marisa Passos, Higher has tall letters and a striking futuristic look. This is hands down one of my favorite fonts on the list.

15. Biko

Biko by Marco Ugolini.

Biko has been designed by Marco Ugolini. Its clean and bold lines make it perfect for logos and copy text.

16. Marbre

Marbre by Youssef Habchi.

Marbe — designed by Youssef Habchi —might have an Art Deco feel to it, but it can still add a modern touch to your design with its sleek, neat lines.

17. Dual

Dual by Charles Daoud.

Dual — with its full width, straight lines and 90 degree angles — is a spacious, legible font. Designed by Charles Daoud, it has 10 sets and 251 alternate glyphs.

18. Hanken

Hanken by Alfredo Marco Pradil.

Hanken by Alfredo Marco Pradil is a simple, rounded font. With its level of clarity, it looks equally good as either a headline or body text.

19. Glacial Indifference

Glacial Indifference by Alfredo Marco Pradil.

Another font by Alfredo Marco Pradil, Glacial Indifference is an Open Source Typeface. This font would work well on social media posts with quotations or announcements.

20. Cloud

Cloud by Typomancer.

A humanist sans serif font, Cloud by Typomancer is incredibly versatile with five weights.

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21. Corbert

Corbert by Jonathan Hill.

Inspired by the early modernist era, Corbert by Jonathan Hill has optically adjusted circles that give the font clean lines and wonderful legibility.

22. Homizio

Homizio by Álvaro Thomáz.

Designed by Álvaro Thomáz, Homizio is a modern sans serif font with three weights that make it perfect for almost any purpose.

23. Modernist

Modernist by Sean Kane.

Mix geometric shapes with modern grotesque and you get the brilliant Modernist font by Sean Kane. Available in three weights, the font has beautiful ligatures and multi-language support.

24. Arciform

Arciform by Matt Ellis.

Fluffy — that’s the word that comes to my mind when I look at the Matt Ellis-designed font, Arciform. The rounded curves fit naturally with the geometric lines.

25. Axis

Axis by Jean Wojciechowski.

One look at the uppercase font, Axis by Jean Wojciechowski and you know it would be perfect for magazine titles and headings.

26. Fabrica

Fabrica by Studio Faculty

Specially created for handheld devices, Studio Faculty focused on legibility while creating Fabrica. It’s a great choice for responsive web pages.

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27. Arca Majora

Arca Majora by Alfredo Marco Pradil.

Arca Majora, designed by Alfredo Marco Pradil, is an uppercase sans serif font with bold stems and sharp tips.

28. Zelda

Zelda by Jabir.

This minimalistic font with two weights could be used anywhere without giving it a second thought. Designed by Jabir, Zelda has an unmistakeably futuristic look.

29. Phage

Phage by Mehmet Reha Tugcu.

Looking for a fun and rugged type for logos? Phage is the font you need. Designed by Mehmet Reha Tugcu, Phage is an uppercase-only font.

30. Mad Squire

Mad Squire by Nele Tullus.

Inspired by double lines, Mad Squire is a fun geometric font created by Nele Tullus.

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31. Komoda

Komoda by Asia Ang.

A lot like Higher, Komoda by Asia Ang is also a condensed sans serif font with tall letters. Though, it only has uppercase letters, they are so beautifully done that you won’t even miss their small case counterparts.

32. Nauman

Nauman by Jonathan Hill.

Made specifically for screen applications, Nauman by Jonathan Hill is a clean font with broad open type forms.

33. Unique

Unique by Art Maker.

Unique, designed by Art Maker, might have a retro look, but it still has that rugged modernistic feel to it.

34. Makhina

Makhina by Nuno Dias.

Believe it or not, Makhina is actually inspired by gas pipes. With its distinct, strong look, this font designed by Nuno Dias, is both fun and functional.

35. Adam. CG Pro

Adam CG Pro by Shrenik Ganatra.

My personal favorite, Adam.CG Pro, is an all-caps font inspired by the font, Futura. It was designed by Shrenik Ganatra.

36. Tessellate

Tessellate by Kylee Barnard.

Kylee Barnard was inspired by rivers formed through deltas when she designed Tessellate. I absolutely adore the ascenders and descenders of this font

37. Kirvy

Kirvy by Youssef Habchi.

If Kirvy had a synonym, it would be ‘simple’. Sometimes, there is so much going on in the background that you want a font which can balance it all out — Kirvy by Youssef Habchi was made just for that.

38. Liquido

Liquido by Alessandro Comotti.

Liquido by Alessandro Comotti comes in two styles – regular and liquid. Liquid is a fun, jig-ly variation that you can use for special applications. This is an uppercase only font with high-up bowls.

39. Rhetoric

Rhetoric Grotesque by Tshepo Mosoeu.

Designed by Tshepo Mosoeu, Rhetoric is also a grotesque (19th century to early 20th sans-serif designs) inspired font. It is great for headings and body text.

40. Moderan

Moderan by Zoki Design.

Moderan, created by Zoki Design, is a fun and futuristic font with strokes stylistically omitted from many letters.

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41. Daruma

Daruma by Cristina Tejado.

A humanist font with graceful round endings, Daruma was designed by Cristina Tejado.

42. Anson

Anson by Mikko Nuuttila.

Anson byMikko Nuuttila is a no-nonsense minimalistic font, perfect for headings as well as normal paragraphs.

43. Leto Text Sans

Leto Text Sans by Glen Jan.

For Leto Text Sans, Glen Jan took inspiration from traditional sans serif fonts and, from it, created a paradoxically modern font.

44. Kiklo

Kiklo by Marios Balaskas.

Kiklo has geometric letters that look good as both small and large text sizes. Designed by Marios Balaskas, it is sophisticated and elegant.

45. Attach

Attach by Krzysztof Janakiewicz.

Designed by Krzysztof Janakiewicz, Attach has been specifically created for posters, headlines and logos.

46. Fins

Fin by Jake Kho.

As the name already suggests, Fins is inspired by fishes in the big blue oceans. Created by Jake Kho, Fins would be great for special applications.

47. New Dawn

New Dawn by Cahya Sofyan.

Cahya Sofyan(opens in a new tab or window) made sure that even if all the letters of New Dawn are enlarged, rotated, or reflected, they would still be very much legible.

48. Quark

Quark by Typomancer.

Available in several styles and weights, Quark by Typomancer is simple, stylish and modern.

49. Rhyder

Rhyder by Adrian Candela.

Another geometric style font on the list, this one has been created by Adrian Candela. Most remarkable is how the curves in Rhyder were thoughtfully designed.

50. Metrisch

Metrisch by Gumpita Rahayu and Petakdua Studio.

Metrisch has sharp corners and its terminals have crisp vertical cuts. All sevent weights of this font by Gumpita Rahayu and Petakdua Studio combines short descenders and a tall x-height.

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51. Baron

Baron by Frank Hemmekam and Font Fabric.

An uppercase-only font by Frank Hemmekam and Font Fabric, Baron has six weights and combines the best features of classical and modern sans serif.

52. Momobo

Momobo by Roberto Rigon.

I have only three words for Momobo by Roberto Rigon – minimalistic, simple and elegant.

53. Dozer

Dozer by Aaron Amar.

A heavy weight sans serif, Dozer is a display typeface that can be used for posters, logos and headlines. It was designed by Aaron Amar.

54. Ralev

Ralev is a font named after the artist.

This self-named font, Ralev has askew letters which make it stand out from all other sans serif fonts.

55. Certa Sans

Certa Sans by Glen Jan.

With stylish alternates and ligatures, Certa Sans can add a modern touch to any design. This font was been created by Glen Jan.

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56. Gravity

Gravity by Vincenzo Vuono.

Taking Gravity as an inspiration, Vincenzo Vuono has created a font with a subtly expanding substructure balanced by tapering tops.

57. Rometric

Reometric by Thomas Richardson.

Reometric is influenced heavily by neo classic architecture. With its geometric shapes and modern angles, it is a flawless amalgamation of the old and the new trends. This font is designed by Thomas Richardson.

58. Kolikoe

Kolikoe by Alex Frukta and Vladimir Tomin.

Kolikoe is another headline font that needs to be in your font library. Designed by Alex Frukta and Vladimir Tomin, it has crisp lines and inspiring curves.

59. Pier

Pier by Mathieu Desjardins.

Now Pier by Mathieu Desjardins is an extremely versatile font. While the lines are thick enough to be used for headings, they are also thin enough to be used for long paragraphs.

60. Stig

Stig by Alex Hedin.

Inspired by automotive designs, Stig a neo-humanist font. It was designed by Alex Hedin.

Sans serif can also work with handwritten or funky styled fonts. Check out the Taco Tuesday Party Flyer(opens in a new tab or window) template.

Your Turn

Now that you have got some of the best free sans serif fonts to use, it’s your turn to design something amazing with them. You can add these fonts to Canva(opens in a new tab or window) and start creating instantly.

Happy designing!

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