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What Is a Sans Serif Font?

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What is a sans serif font? What is the difference between serif and sans serif fonts? These are just some of the questions we will be answering today in this short article. 

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Then we will share some terrific examples of sans serif fonts you can find at Envato Elements.

What Is a Sans Serif Font?

Let's start by answering what font is sans serif? Serifs are small lines or strokes attached to the end of the main vertical and horizontal strokes of some letters. And the word sans is French for without. So sans serif fonts are fonts without serifs. 

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What Is the Difference Between Serif and Sans Serif Fonts?

If you want to learn more about the difference between serifs and sans serifs, check out the video below:

Pop Quiz

Which of the following describes sans serif fonts?

  1. a font without serifs
  2. a font with serifs

Is Calibri a sans serif font?

  1. No
  2. Yes

**Answers at the end of the article.

Sans Serif Font Examples

Though sans serifs possess the same common feature of having no serifs, they do come in a wide range of styles. Let's check out some examples of sans serif fonts.

Hoglar Sans Display (OTF, TTF)

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Hoglar Sans Display is bold and striking, making it perfect for branding, movie and book titles, signage, and more. Hoglar includes both upper and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as multilingual support.

Confillia Sans Serif (OTF)

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Confillia is a wonderful sans serif that offers four styles: normal, italic, bold, and bold italic. The font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, symbols, and multilingual support. 

Stark: A Modern Sans Serif (OTF)

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If you are looking for a clean, modern, minimalist font, then Stark is a great choice for you. This terrific sans serif is perfect for both headers and body text. It comes in five weights, with five italic styles.

Arubi Sans Serif Font

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Arubi is a cool and contemporary font that's an excellent choice for branding and editorial projects. This display font offers stylish uppercase letters only.

Sprout Sans Serif (OTF)

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This slender and condensed font is a great choice when you need an elegant and delicate font for your stationary, titling, product labelling and more.

Heroes Sans Serif (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Sans serif fonts can be as exciting as you need them to be. And when you need a sans serif with a bit of pizzazz, you can't go wrong with Heroes, a condensed sans serif font that is fun and eye-catching. Use Heroes when you need a display font for your album covers, logos, branding, magazine covers, social media, etc.

Nickels Bold Sans Serif (OTF, TTF)

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When you need a bold sans serif for your signage, headers, and titles, choose Nickels, a fun display font with a lot of character. Download it today and take it for a spin in your next project. 

Pacco Sans Serif Font (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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Clean, minimalist, and eye-catching, Pacco is an excellent font to choose when you need a font for special projects like branding, merchandising, titles, and others. This sans serif offers uppercase characters only, but that's all you'll need. 

Semox Modern Sans Serif (OTF, TTF)

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Looking for a unique sans serif font? How about Semox? This sans serif font offers a futuristic touch that is completely irresistible. It offers upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, symbols, and multilingual support.

ONIX Display Typeface (OTF, TTF, WOFF)

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This clean and stylish sans serif typeface is a great choice for logos, product packaging labels, branding, websites, and more. The type comes in three weights: light, regular, and bold. 

**Answers to the Pop Quiz

  1. A font without serifs
  2. Yes

Choose Your Favourite Sans Serif Font 

Now that you know what a sans serif font is and you've seen some sans serif font examples available at Envato Elements, head on over to the site and select your favourites today. 

If you want even more information on sans serif fonts, check out these really helpful articles from Envato Tuts+:

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