When you’re tight on space, and you’ve got to grab your viewer’s attention, reach for a condensed font. Today’s post provides an easy list to reference when you have those “I need a free condensed font” moments.

Do these fonts look familiar? A few appeared in our early 2013 font roundup, some are included in Awwwards’ font countdown, and a good amount may already be gracing your Google Docs and the sites you visit. Let us know which fonts you try out, and which of your favorites we missed!

From Around the Web

1

Bebas Neue

 

2

Economica

 

3

Franchise

 

4

Kelson Sans

 

5

Langdon

 

6

Matchbook

 

7

Ostrich Sans

 

8

Sanchez Condensed

 

9

Six Caps

 

10

Steelfish

 

11

Stint Ultra Condensed

 

12

Sue Ellen San Francisco

 

13

Versa

 

Google Fonts

1

Amatic SC

 

2

Droid Sans

 

3

Francois One

 

4

Medula One

 

5

Open San Condensed

 

6

Oswald

 

7

Pathway Gothic One

 

8

PT Sans Narrow

 

9

Roboto Condensed

 

10

Tulpen One

 

11

Voltaire

 

Choose-Your-Price Fonts (from $0 to whatever $$$ you want to give)

1

Blanch

 

2

Duke

 

Comments
  • Mikenna

    Neat! Though, as a side note, the sentence should actually be “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” or else the “s” is not included.

    • http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/author/julia Julia Larson

      Thanks Mikenna, and good catch! Will make sure “s” doesn’t feel left out next time :)

    • http://studiodanny.com danny gonsalves

      um, actually, it really IS “the quick brown fox jump[ed] over the lazy dog”. you see, i learned that from ethel rooseman in typing class at fowler high in 1972. great page and great fonts! thanks heaps!

      • Jamie Hamel-Smith

        But the s! What about the poor letter s?

  • http://seo-services-in-lahore.realwebidea.com neil

    Thank you Julia for sharing these fonts with web designers…

    • http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/author/julia Julia Larson

      You’re very welcome, and I hope this roundup helps many designers. Let me know if you download some of these—curious to hear which are your favorites!

  • Patti

    I appreciate your list. As a non-profit, I’m always in need of well-researched information to help me as webmaster/editor/graphic designer. How about handwritten fonts?

  • Paulo_M_

    “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” — now, THAT has all the letters in the alphabet :-) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_quick_brown_fox_jumps_over_the_lazy_dog]
    MORE IMPORTANTLY: thanks for the list — it is much appreciated.

    • dtpublishing

      Approve.

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