10 Underrated Free Sans-Serif Typefaces on Google Fonts
Founder & Lead Coach
22nd June 2021
Image credit: Ron Dauphin
Google Fonts is a massive resource, but we see the same few typefaces used in thousands of projects.
In this blog post, check out our curated list of 10 attractive, under-used sans-serif fonts that are available for free through Google’s font library.
1. DM Sans
Designers: Colophon Foundry, Jonny Pinhorn, Indian Type Foundry
Description: DM Sans is a low-contrast geometric sans serif design, intended for use at smaller text sizes.
Designers: Bonnie Shaver-Troup, Thomas Jockin, Santiago Orozco, Héctor Gómez
Description: Initially designed with dyslexia and struggling readers in mind, Lexend is intended to reduce visual stress and improve reading performance.
3. Chakra Petch
Designers: Cadson Demak
Description: Chakra Petch is a square sans serif with tapered corners, and supports both Thai and Latin script.
4. IBM Plex Sans
Designers: Mike Abbink, Bold Monday
Description: IBM Plex Sans is a neutral yet friendly grotesk sans-serif, and one-third of the IBM Plex superfamily (the other fonts being IBM Plex Serif and IBM Plex Mono).
5. Space Grotesk
Designers: Florian Karsten
Description: Space Grotesk is a proportional sans-serif typeface variant based on Colophon Foundry’s fixed-width Space Mono family.
6. Balsamiq Sans
Designers: Michael Angeles
Description: Balsamiq Sans is a sans-serif font in handwritten style, originally created for the Balsamiq wireframing tool.
Designers: Joe Prince, Laura Meseguer
Description: Questrial is a geometric sans-serif with some added grotesk flavour.
Designers: Tyler Finck, ETC
Description: Epilogue is a sans serif variable font with a weight axis, nine weights, upright and italic.
Designers: Héctor Gatti, Omnibus Type
Description: Archivo is a grotesk sans-serif reminiscent of late nineteenth century American typefaces.
Designers: Kosal Sen
Description: Sen is a geometrically constructed sans-serif with a sensible, friendly appearance.
Want to learn about typography?
Prefer to subscribe?
Been considering a design course?
All of our course materials have been created in-house by expert educators, and they’re available, in full, for free.
We don’t even ask for your email address, or make you create an account.