Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage
Nikka Estefani

Updated on May 22, 2019

Are you someone who is fond of designing your website masterpiece? And particularly, you would want to have this fresh, trendy, and timeless look on your website, especially on how it is presented through its ‘font style/typeface’? You just stumbled upon the right place! This post will guide you to the 2019 Top Trendy Fonts used for an exquisite and extraordinary look on your computer interfaces. Do take note that these top ten (10) typefaces are randomly listed and that it does not follow any order. Then, let us begin our tour in these intricately crafted typefaces of the year:

  1. Poppins

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage   Hey, ya’ll! We are back to the classics! Poppins gives you just the right contrast of class and funk. This font was created by Indian Type Foundry (ITF) back then in 2004, and it is bringing the geometrically-sans-genre vibe in it! The ITF font designs are commonly used in companies like Google, Apple, Sony, and various international brands. This year, ITF brought us the Poppins as the offshoot of the generally recognized ‘Geometric-Sans-Serif’ font style, bringing us this edgy look on the classic. How? It is in letterform that is said to be near monolinear, with precise specifications in stroke joints. This also comes in handy for it caters the Latin and Devanagari languages. Additionally, it comes in nine (9) weights plus italics of your choice. Globally, over 4,000,000 websites are the recorded number of users of this font, and loads of countries use this, primarily the United States, France, and Brazil are the specified ones. To have a better picture of how this font looks like when used, check out Golem Animator’s site. Hence, you will be able to turn your work/presentation into a remarkably all-time-sleek-and-edgy output.  
  1. Noto Sans

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage The next on our list is ‘Noto Sans.’ This font is the answer to the common problem that every computer-owner experiences when using various fonts and yet sees ‘tofu’ character in their computer screens. These little boxes are called ‘tofu’ characters, where the screen cannot display the font for the text and thus, results in small boxes to indicate either: the characters are inexistent for that specific font style or is not available for the language used by the user. Then, where did this word ‘Noto’ rooted from? Google, as this font’s creator, played by the phrase “No More Tofu” as its movement/action against any further ‘tofu’ characters existing in the sans-serif font style. A means in catering all languages, and to beautifully create a haven of simplistic use of the classic without any more tofus! Another question, how does this font look like? Noto has a variety of styles and weights and is freely available to all. Google offered to provide the Noto Sans set of fonts and tools for its development in this site: GitHub repositories. Additionally, if you want to visualize how this Noto Sans looks in an interface, check out Playne Design’s site: Thus, love the sense of complacency in using any characters in your keyboard because Noto Sans got your back!  
  1. IBM Plex Sans

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Here comes another modern-day-of-2019 font style, the IBM Plex Sans. What is unique about this? In an instant, one would think that this concept is connected in any manner with IBM, which is true! This typeface is created and design by Mike Abbink (IBM’s Executive Creative Director), IBM BX&D, in collaboration with Bold Monday, an independent Dutch type foundry established in 2008 by Paul van den Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen. This font style entails the sense of historicity and spirit of IBM, imploring the unique relationship of humankind to machines. Mike aims to show that this typeface resembles in a manner how IBM works in totality in the aspects of research and strategy, communications and content development, identity systems, digital and physical experiences, and tools and training in our world. What does it look? The IBM Plex Sans mainly is presented in a way that it is neutral-looking, with a friendly Grotesque typeface style including the classic Sans, Sans Condensed, Mono, and Serif, and most importantly, with excellent legibility, either in print, web or mobile interfaces. Any user may want to explore how this font’s seemingly inexpressive nature would appear in a surprisingly high-profile look when its italics and weights are creatively used. The result is a neutral, yet friendly Grotesque style typeface that includes a Sans, Sans Condensed, Mono, and Serif and has excellent legibility in print, web and mobile interfaces. Plex’s three designs work well independently, and even better together. Use the Sans as a contemporary compadre, the Serif for editorial storytelling, or the Mono to show code snippets. The unexpectedly expressive nature of the italics gives you even more options for your designs. As to the countries that use this font style, the ones cited in data show that US and Russia widely use this, and is featured in more than 36,000 websites. Another thing, if you want to check out how this font appears in an interface, check out IBM’s site Finally, if you are looking for a high-profile and modern-technology feel on your interface’s look, why not try the IBM Plex Sans!  
  1. Inter

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Do you want a merely legible and readable font typeface for your computer screen? Something that sticks with the principles of ‘simplicity is beauty.’ Now, that is ‘Inter’ typeface. This typeface is crafted and designed for the very purpose of computer screens. So, if you have powerpoint presentations or the like, this is a spotless and bright choice, for the benefit of your audience. The idea was to create as much as possible the best of both sharpness and readability in texts. However, it dawned on every one; this had some pitfalls as a font typeface. Most notably, it was tough to read the longer text. Why? Because of the pixel-aligning nature of that approach, the font took an almost mono-spaced appearance, making it easy to read numbers, punctuation and terse words, but eye-straining to read anything longer. These comments then challenged the designers to reboot the font and create a better one, based on the comments. Presently, what makes it the best for screens or presentations? Inter has a tall x-height to aid the readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. It also has several OpenType features, like contextual alternates, that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs, and the like. A good website to see how Inter looks in an interface is Flowmagic’s site. Thus, for the busy and fully-booked presenters who seek a bright, clean, and smart font for your presentation/s, Inter is a wise choice!  
  1. Nunito

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Created and designed by Vernon Adams, a graduate of typeface design major in the University of Reading and currently centers his craft in open Source Google Fonts. Aside from Nunito, he also designed Oxygen Mono, Monda, and Bowlby One. Whys is Nunito distinct from the rest? It is another offspring of the classic sans-serif, but it is a well-balanced sans serif typeface, with two (2) versions. First, Vernon made a rounded terminal sans serif for display typography, and the second was extended by Jacques Le Bailly that includes set of weighs plus accompanying regular-non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans. About 540,000 websites use this font typeface, and the nations principally using this are United States, United Kingdom, France, and Brazil. If you want to find out more about how this font may look in your interface, check out Paymoapp’s website. Finally, Nunito is a non-edgy and straightforward style of font you may want to try for your next piece!  
  1. Heebo

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Now, this font typeface is designed through various works of typeface artists such as the typefaces: Hebrew, Latin, and Roboto. Its principal designer is Meir Sadan, a typeface designer in Tel Aviv, Israel. What is the difference among these typeface-foundations of Heebo? The Hebrew typeface is from an original typeface, different from the Roboto. Where the Hebrew is a family of fonts that is auto-hinted, Roboto, on the contrary, is hand-hinted, which is why Roboto is suitably used in the older Window machines. Additionally, you may want to check out this’s site as it shows a sample look of an interface of when one uses Heebo. Subsequently, the countries in which Heebo is popularly known are U.S.A and Japan. An estimated 210,000 websites internationally use this typeface. Hence, if you want to explore a mixed-and-match-generated yet candid font style, you may want to try Heebo!  
  1. Quicksand

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Do you want a display which seems playful yet high-profile when crafted? Quicksand is the typeface you need! Created by Andree Paglinawan in 2008, creatively using only geometric shapes as this font’s core foundation. The purpose of this is simply a sans-serif with rounded terminals. It is created by Andree Paglinawan in 2008, creatively using only geometric shapes as this font’s core foundation. The purpose of this typeface is for display, which is especially exquisite for being legible enough even when used in small sizes. Simply saying, this typeface is a sans-serif with rounded terminals. By 2016, Thomas Jockin collaborated with Andre in the font’s improvisations. Internationally, over 800,000 websites use this, and nations that are particularly contributory to this number are the United States, Japan, and France. Therefore, if you want to check out the elegant and high-profile look of Quicksand, check out The Verge website’s interface.  
  1. Work Sans

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Want to have a typeface that revolutionizes the earliest font typefaces of Grotesques? Work Sans, is at your service! This typeface is designed by Schengen Area, a Chinese-born Australian designer. He believes that creating fonts is comparable to ‘meditation.’ Moreover, this font appears in Regular weight, and others are in medium-sized (14px-48px) to optimize broader on-screen text usage, and is a reliable choice for high-quality print design outputs! Overall, this font is simple and optimized for extreme screen resolutions such that diacritic marks may appear larger when printed. Another version of this font, for desktop applications, is provided by Google in this page: Work Sans GitHub. Globally, over 2,300,000 websites are using this font typeface. Nations such as the United States and France are the cited vast users of this font, among others. Hence, if you are looking for a font fitting your to-print-designs demanding high quality and refined font printings, better try Work Sans! Check out this site to see how Work Sans appear in Competence Digital’s interfaces.  
  1. Assistant

Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Similar to the ones listed above, like Heebo, this typeface is an offspring from the Hebrew and Latin type family, plus contemporary sans-serif Hebrew design. This font contains six (6) upright styles, from ExtraLight to Black. This typeface is designed by Ben Nathan, a typeface designer in Tel Aviv, Israel. This design was created complementing Paul Hunt’s Latin Source Sans Pro. About the number of Assistant users, we have 77,000 websites using as such, as recorded internationally. Plus, we have the United States and others as the nations where this font is being used. Furthermore, check out Vyte’s website where you may explore how the Assistant is presented as a font in an interface.  
  1. Lato

  Top Free Sans-serif Fonts for Designers of 2019 from UIGarage Finally, our last pick for the Top Trendy and High-Profile Fonts of 2019, Lato! This typeface is created by Lukasz, who formed in 2007, a three-styled Latin and Cyrillic corporate family for one of Poland’s most extensive retail networks. In summer 2010, he then started this Lato project. What makes Lato catchy to its users? Probably, about its background! Well, Lato is a sans-serif typeface family started by Lukasz and named after the Polish term for ‘summer’ which is ‘Lato’ itself. This was published by Open Font License in Poland and was supported by Google. Lukasz wanted a typeface that would seem quite “transparent” when used in body text but would display some original traits when used in larger sizes. He also used classical proportions (particularly visible in the uppercase) to give the letterforms familiar harmony and elegance. At the same time, he created a sleek sans serif look, which makes evident the fact that Lato was designed in 2010 — though it is out-of-bounds of the trend then. Lato’s ambiance radiates a feeling of warmth for its semi-rounded details of letters, while its strong structure provides stability and seriousness as Lukasz would say, “Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the Summer.” Additional update as of 2014, The previous version of Lato included Extended Latin characters in the Latin subset. If you are experiencing problems, please select the Extended Latin (Latin-ext) subset to render all European languages correctly. Subsequently, how many followers/users does Lato have? Globally, over 10,000,000 websites using this font typeface, and the nations popularly using these are the United States, Brazil, and many more. Do check out Flightlist’s website that uses Lato for its interface. Hence, if you want an equally-high-profile text in your work, but may be presented with varying forms or styles, leading to a particular design or set-up, Lato is a very good font for your masterpiece!


Alright, I hope that you had a fun and thorough exploration of your prospective fonts this 2019 when you prepare your website design. Hope that you find your matching partner in crafting your piece into the best one for this year!