Lesser-Known Yet Beautiful Google Fonts

Google Fonts is a library of open-source fonts, an interactive web directory for browsing the library, and APIs for conveniently using the fonts in websites and more. Google Fonts has now 915 fonts with more than 28 trillion views. Anyone can download any font and use it in his work.

On Google Fonts, there are some very popular fonts like Roboto, Open Sans, Lato, Montserrat, etc. For example, Open Sans was served by Google Fonts API around 30 billion times in the last week as it's stated on Google Fonts website today.

But I think that not all great fonts are popular. I built a web application (Pair & Compart) last year to make it easier to try and compare different Google fonts without downloading or installing them. I recently used it to choose a font for some parts of my resume. During the process, I discovered some beautiful fonts that I'd like to share them here.

For each font, I will list the font name, a picture showing the font in action with the following CSS properties:

font-size: 32px;
line-height: 2

, a link to the font page on Google Fonts where you can download the font or get a link for using it in your website, and some info or opinions about the font.

Josefin Sans

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Josefin+Sans

This font is the Google font that is most similar to Futura font in my experience. It's suitable for big text.

Similar Google Font: Reem Kufi

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Reem+Kufi

Averia Serif Libre

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Averia+Serif+Libre

Work Sans

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Work+Sans


Google fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Balthazar

Fredericka the Great

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Fredericka+the+Great


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Vollkorn


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Charm


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Milonga


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Spectral

Cormorant Upright

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Cormorant+Upright


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Fondamento


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Sofia


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Amita


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Bellefair

Dancing Script

Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Dancing+Script


Google Fonts link: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Montez


Published on: 24 Mar 2019   |   Last modified: 24 Mar 2019

Tags fonts typography

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