The perfect typeface can make even the most boring text seem more exciting, fun, or even mysterious.
It can make someone actually want to read your article, ad, or old-school brochure. And it can make designing an old-school brochure a lot more enjoyable.
If you're tired of using the same fonts over and over again, check out this list of some of the best typefaces released in the past year:
1) Core Deco
This geometric, art-deco style font family has 14 different font styles and weights.
Mohave is an all-caps typeface with three different weights.
3) Domaine Sans
Domaine Sans is a high contrast sans serif.
Inspired by Mexican Tuscan lettering, this font is perfect for bold headlines.
5) GT Sectra
This typeface emulates text written with a felt pen, broad nib pen, and a scalpel knife in three different angular typefaces.
Use this font to display code in your designs.
7) FF Dora
FF Dora is a strong serif font inspired by handwriting. The name was inspired by the Slovakian nickname for headstrong girls.
This typeface was inspired by roundhand calligraphy.
This extended serif has a retro-feel with big curves and fun glyphs.
Canter is an all caps, condensed typeface that would be perfect for titles and posters.
This script was inspired by a Latin calligrapher, featuring many ligatures and connections.
12) Love Script
Love Script is a marker pen inspired font for elegant lettering.
Chopin is a fun slab serif that's perfect for the web.
14) True North
This font is the right pick for vintage or outdoors-inspired design work, and it comes with additional labels, animals, and icons.
Chimphand is a handwritten typeface with a modern style.
What typefaces inspired your work in 2014? Let us know in the comments!