The number of Google Fonts is ever increasing, but finding high quality fonts on the site is as difficult as ever. You want a font that works as body text, and that comes in multiple weights and styles. If you also want the font to be of a certain kind, like Slab serif fonts, the Google Font site really doesn’t cut the mustard. That is why I created this list — I hope you will find it useful.

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Sans Serif
Theese categories are ones that I find useful when looking for fonts. If you are interested in real typography classification this article gives a good introduction.

Sans Serif

  • Humanist

    Sans serif fonts with hints of calligraphic influence.

  • Cabin

    Cabin Font

  • Open Sans

    Open Sans Font

  • Raleway

    Raleway Font

  • Alegreya Sans

    Alegreya Sans Font

  • Merriweather Sans

    Merriweather Sans Font

  • PT Sans

    PT Sans Font

  • Distinctive

    Fonts with stronger personalities, to some extent at the cost of legibility and familiarity. Good choice if you want something that stands out.

  • Signika

    Signika Font

  • Yanone Kaffeesatz

    Yanone Kaffeesatz Font

  • Amaranth

    Amaranth Font

  • Clean

    High quality modern fonts, made to ensure legibility in all kinds of sizes, displays, and languages. Great fonts for user interfaces.

  • Source Sans Pro

    Source Sans Pro Font

  • Droid Sans

    Droid Sans Font

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu Font

  • Oxygen

    Oxygen Font

  • Geometric

    Fonts that rely on geometrical shapes, like circlular ‘o’ letters. Generally give a more mechanical/neutral/cold feeling than humanist fonts.

  • Lato

    Lato Font

  • Exo 2

    Exo 2 Font

  • Roboto

    Roboto Font

  • Josefin Sans

    Josefin Sans Font

  • Montserrat

    Montserrat Font

  • Muli

    Muli Font

  • Titillium Web

    Titillium Web Font

  • Jura

    Jura Font

  • Orbitron

    Orbitron Font

  • Karla

    Karla Font

  • Rounded

  • Dosis

    Dosis Font

  • Varela Round

    Varela Round Font

  • Nunito

    Nunito Font

Serif

  • Old style

    Old style fonts have strong calligraphic influence, most notable in the leaning axis of the letters (look at the ‘o’s).

  • Cardo

    Cardo Font

  • Alegreya

    Alegreya Font

  • Vollkorn

    Vollkorn Font

  • Gentium Book Basic

    Gentium Book Basic Font

  • Almendra

    Almendra Font

  • Transitional

    Transitional fonts have a less strong calipgraphic influence, as can be seen it that the letters are now completely upright (look at the o’s and e’s. Also known as Neoclassical or Realist.

  • Merriweather

    Merriweather Font

  • PT Serif

    PT Serif Font

  • Droid Serif

    Droid Serif Font

  • Domine

    Domine Font

  • Libre Baskerville

    Libre Baskerville Font

  • Old Standard TT

    Old Standard TT Font

  • Neuton

    Neuton Font

  • Didone

    Didone fonts have extreme stroke contrasts, between the thinnest and and the thickest parts of the letters.

  • Playfair Display

    Playfair Display Font

  • Rufina

    Rufina Font

  • Slab Serif

    Slab serif fonts have prominent straight lined serifs at the ends of many letters.

  • Josefin Slab

    Josefin Slab Font

  • Lora

    Lora Font

  • Rokkitt

    Rokkitt Font

  • Roboto Slab

    Roboto Slab Font

  • Arvo

    Arvo Font

  • Podkova

    Podkova Font

  • Arbutus Slab

    Arbutus Slab Font

  • Bitter

    Bitter Font

  • Kreon

    Kreon Font

That’s all for now! I intend to keep this post updated, so please let me know if you think I’m missing any hiqh quality font.

Jonas Ohlsson

Front end developer and web enthusiast with a background in cognitive science.

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