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20 Most Popular Sans Serif Fonts for 2022

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Let's take a look at some of the most popular sans serif fonts for 2022. What is a sans serif font? We'll show you, with some inspiring sans serif font examples you can download now. So sit back, enjoy the type inspiration, and pick out the best sans serif fonts for your next design project. 

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Download this blocky, bold sans serif font on Envato Elements.

What Is a Sans Serif Font?

So, what is a sans serif font? First, we need to talk about what a serif is. When looking at fonts, serifs are extensions at the end of a letter's stroke. Here's a visual example to help explain.

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The top example is a serif font (Addington Serif Font Family), with some of its serifs circled. The bottom one is a sans serif font (Lorenza Sans Serif Font Family). It has no serifs.

Serifs can come in many different shapes and sizes, from tapered to blocky. However, in this article, we're going to focus on sans serif fonts. The "sans" in sans serif means "without". 

Let's take a look at more examples, to further clarify. This is an example of an aesthetic sans serif font with various different weights. This means that there are thinner variations, medium ones, and thicker ones too. Notice how it makes for a really clean, sleek, modern aesthetic.

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Modern sans serif fonts, like this stylish typeface, are often a sleek, clean design choice.

Then, let's take a look at some sans serif font examples to further clarify. See the difference now? This font family has extended lines at the end of each stroke; those are its serifs. This can vary by letter, but generally speaking, it's unified throughout the font. 

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This font would be considered a serif font because it has extended additions at the end of its strokes.

Sans serif, as a description, can include a lot of different fonts. For example, some script fonts could also be considered sans serif because they don't have a traditional serif. Modern type design has a lot of crossover and "rule-breaking"; it's a good thing.

Generally speaking, the most popular sans serif fonts are clean letterforms without "extras" at their strokes. Give your project some versatility with an aesthetic sans serif font—you'll love the results.

For example, many sans serifs can be used for both large and small text, as we see in this sans serif font example below. It works well as a supplement and for emphasis.

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Some of the most popular sans serif fonts are the most versatile too, legible at a variety of sizes.

Get different aesthetics with some sans serif fonts that go out of the norm. Here's an example of a sans serif font that embraces a retro aesthetic. 

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This collection of bold sans serif fonts keys into a retro font aesthetic.

As you may have guessed, there's a world of possibilities when it comes to popular sans serif fonts and type design. 

If you're looking for even more typography info and sans serif font examples, look into type classifications. They're like a system of describing different font characteristics (and they're fun for design history buffs too!) Humanists, geometrics, and grotesques can be found in different types of common sans serif fonts.

Check out these sans serif font examples to learn more:

20 Popular Sans Serif Fonts to Download Now

Now, let's take a look at some of the most popular sans serif fonts for 2022, from Envato Elements. If you're unfamiliar, Envato Elements has an amazing font library. One low fee gets you unlimited access to thousands of fonts

Check out these inspiring sans serif font designs, and consider downloading them today.

1. Cheddar Gothic Font Family (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

Slide through the gallery to see more of Cheddar Gothic, one of our best sans serif fonts.

It's no wonder this font download is so popular. Not only do you get these bold sans serif fonts, but you also get a ton of really cool extras. 

2. Zenzero Sans Regular and Rounded Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Zenzero is included in our sans top 20 list because of its versatility and round look. Download this Premium font today.

Work with a versatile and stylish sans serif font. This one comes in two styles: regular and round. It has a really generous amount of ligatures too, perfect for creating beautiful compositions.

3. Bergen Text (OTF)

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Aesthetic sans serif fonts like Bergen Text always go well with any type of design. Download it now and give a sleek look to your projects.

This font has so many possibilities. It's clean, sleek, and pairs well with so many different projects too. This aesthetic sans serif font has a lot of potential to be a staple in your collection.

4. RNS Sanz (OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2, EOT)

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Try our Premium font RNS Sanz. This is a great sans serif font example that'll elevate your designs.

Here's another beautifully clean sans serif font. Isn't it elegant in a minimalist example like this one? Try this font in a variety of designs and editorial projects.

5. Maxwell Sans Small Caps Book(OTF, TTF, WOFF)

 

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Maxwell is part of our list of the best premium sans serif fonts because of its clean and simple look.

Maxwell never disappoints; that's why it's part of our sans top 20. Edit your projects with this popular sans serif font that comes in both a regular style and small caps. If you're looking for a clean sans serif font with some extra length, this style might be right up your alley.

6. Mafinest Modern Grotesk (OTF, TTF)

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Download Mafinest, a premium and popular sans serif font with grotesque elements.

Work with one of the best sans serif fonts with grotesque elements. This font would be an excellent addition to any type collection. Mafinest is an aesthetic sans serif font that includes two weights that you can mix and match. Or pair it with other fonts to push your design. 

7. Brinnan Sans Serif Font Family (OTF, TTF)

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Experience working with one of the best sans serif fonts in the market. Brinnan has a geometric look that'll give a modern look to your designs.

If you love geometric sans serif fonts, you're going to enjoy this typeface. It has a bit more width than other choices, but still maintains high legibility at a variety of sizes.

8. Carter Layered Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF)

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At first glance, Carters may appear to be a common sans serif font, but it has a lot of versatility when used with retro designs.

How about trying out a layered, retro-inspired look? This font has plenty of potential, and it's easy to see why this one is such a popular sans serif font choice.

9. Arson Sans Serif Typeface (TTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG)

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Try Arson, a popular sans serif font with a vintage aesthetic.

Here's a different spin on a vintage aesthetic. The letterforms take on some interesting visual elements, making this a fun and memorable choice for display type.

10. Fast Track: A Speedy Display Font (OTF)

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Fast Track is number ten in our sans top 20 list of the best sans serif fonts because of its fun and energetic look.

Isn't this display font fun and full of energy? Check out all of the included glyphs; they all have the "speed lines" that play into this display font's namesake. 

11. Visby Geometric Sans Serif Fonts (OTF)

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There's nothing cooler than geometric fonts, and Visby is one of the best sans serif fonts to achieve this type of look.

Love geometric sans serif fonts? Then you'll probably enjoy these modern sans serif fonts. Eight weights are included in this versatile font family. 

12. Coffee Morning Sans (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Some great sans serif font examples that step outside the box are hand-drawn fonts. Try Coffee Morning today!

Many hand-drawn or handwriting fonts also fall into the sans serif font category. Check out this popular sans serif font. It's got such charming personality.

13. Breymont Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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If you're into modern and aesthetic sans serif fonts, then Breymont is the best choice for you. Experiment with this premium font today.

If modern sans serif fonts are your preference, then there's a lot to admire about this popular sans serif font. It's an all-caps typeface, but its clean aesthetic makes it really versatile. 

14. Sign 45 Typeface (OTF, TTF)

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Give your editorial projects a retro vibe with Sign 45 Typeface, one of the best sans serif fonts of its kind.

This font download really packs a punch. Download all six font styles and use them in a variety of design projects. Love a retro vibe? Push it that way or keep it neutral; these fonts can do both.

15. Frank Sans Serif Font Family (OTF, TTF, WOF, WOF2, EOT)

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Elevate your designs with Frank, an aesthetic sans serif font. Try all four styles—you won't regret it.

20 fonts all in one download sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, this sans serif font has a lot to offer and plenty of versatility. It's an excellent all-around font for regular design use.

16. Helios Typeface (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Helios is an excellent option to showcase important text. Download this aesthetic sans serif font today.

Modern sans serif fonts, like this stylish design, are an excellent choice for points of emphasis. The curves all have a stylish radius that makes for a memorable look. 

17. Reiju Type Duo (OTF, TTF)

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High sans serif fonts like Reiju have an elegant and futuristic look that goes well with almost everything.

Isn't this font duo stylish? Choose between styles to mix and match where you'd like strokes visible or missing. It's a simple but effective way to create some visual interest. High sans serif fonts like Reiju will elevate any type of project you have. 

18. Blocklyn Font Family + Mockups (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Work with a big, bold and high sans serif font. Try Blocklyn today.

This blocky sans serif font has so much texture. It's an awesome choice for headlines, titles, and other points of emphasis. This font download even includes some free mockups too.

19. Venditum Typeface (OTF)

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Venditum is a high sans serif font that can be mixed with many other font options.

Sleek and stylish, with some digital influence, this sans serif font has a memorable aesthetic. Try this display font out on T-shirts, posters, and more.

20. Liner Rounded Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF)

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We end this sans top 20 list with Liner, a font with a bold personality.

Do you prefer a rounded and high sans serif font? This popular sans serif has an interesting length, making a memorable choice. Try it out in regular and bold styles today.

What Are the Best Sans Serif Fonts for Your Project?

There are so many awesome sans serif fonts out there to choose from, and it's easy to see why these are some of the most popular sans serif fonts. Which were your favorites, or which are some of the favorite sans serifs in your collection?

If you're looking to download some new fonts, remember to check out Envato Elements. One low fee gets you unlimited access to thousands of modern sans serif fonts, as well as so many other aesthetics too. One price, unlimited downloads, and this also includes stock photos, illustrations, audio, and much more. 

Love fonts? Check out these other collections for even more font downloads and inspiration. 

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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