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20 Eye-Catching Headline Fonts

The headline is the most important part of a message because it’s purpose is to attract the user in a split of  a second. A good headline will only give out the necessary information to lure the audience, so besides the carefully picked words, typography is the next most important factor. The style must be as intriguing as the story but not extremely complicated because the reader must understand the message very fast. A good font can make the difference between a few viewers and a viral that can attract millions of readers. In this article you can see a collection of 20 premium headline fonts which are perfect for catchy headlines.

Bombshell Pro

Bombshell Pro is a passionate hand-calligraphy font that includes long connections between letters so you can create beautiful headings or signature looks.

Museo Slab

Museo Slab is a robust slab serif with Museo’s friendliness.

Diamonds

The Diamonds type family was designed by Hannes von Döhren in 2012. It is an experimental search for geometric new letterforms, which are still easy to read and generate some unexpected attention. Hannes wanted to create a straight and clear typeface but pull away from the path of classic and well learned letter shapes.

Pluto

Pluto – and its straight companion Pluto Sans – was designed by Hannes von Döhren in 2012. The whole family consists of 16 Pluto Uprights, 16 Pluto Italics, 16 Pluto Sans Uprights and 16 Pluto Sans Italics; 64 fonts in all.

Neuron

Neuron puts a chemist’s twist on standard block-style print to create a fresher version of the elemental alphabet. Widely spaced letters and a slightly tall x-height have a clean effect for great readability. Squarish shapes are stylized to retain curved tails, achieving a neutral appearance that makes it very versatile.

Museo

Museo… it all started with my love for the letter ‘U’. This uppercase letter just came to me as an image in a daydream. The top of both stems bent into semi-slab serifs. From this principle I worked out the rest of the uppercase letters. My first intention was to make it an all-caps display font, but after a while, I changed my mind. I wanted it to be a bit more versatile, so I decided to add lowercase and adjust spacing and kerning to increase legibility.

Samantha

Samantha was designed with a focus on variety, versatility, beauty and practicality. With measured rhythm and contrasting, connected strokes, Samantha possesses a flowingly smooth elegance with the ability to take on many appearances, from simple styling to the fanciest of all flourishes with its 2700+ glyphs that take advantage of OpenType.

CPL Kirkwood

CPL Kirkwood is a distressed condensed bold slab and sans serif typeface. With both the serif and sans serif type options, it can be used in a broad range of design works. Included is a set of Extras that give the typeface an array of symbols, lines and banners.

Lust

Lust is my overly indulgent attempt to infuse wanton sensuality in a typeface. I wanted to create something that was over the top but veered away from my loose “sushi” scripts, Fugu and Nori, yet was altogether reliable, without the rigidity akin to my Aaux Next series — but it had to be, well, a little sexy. The solution was to create a curvy serif.

SofiaPro

Originally designed in 2008 by Olivier Gourvat, this font family gives an impression of modernism, harmony and roundness. These nuances give Sofia a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines. Redesigned in 2012, this typeface supports a wide range of languages with more than 500 glyphs.

Regan Alt

An informal sans serif typeface carefully cut from the template of Regan and Regan Slab. Smooth curves are combined with simple angles to form a modern, legible font with a charming personality. Regan Alt is ideally suited to wide range of applications including advertising, fashion, retail and the web.

Ambassador Plus

Hairline display fonts are elegant and subtle with touch of luxury. They are the Champagne of type. Ambassador Plus Family represents a set of classy typefaces best suitable for magazines, cosmetics packaging, advertising or any kind of fine and sensitive design.

Graublau Sans Pro

The design of Graublau Sans Pro took Georg Seifert over 5 years. With 7 weights and over 1000 glyphs per style, Graublau Sans is a type family that suits all typographic tasks. The regular styles have a rather clean and neutral appearance. The italics on the other hand, have a vivid design based on handwriting. For the use in headlines or logotypes Graublau Sans Pro offer 6 additional display styles with rounded corners and tighter spacing.

Dharma Gothic

Dharma Gothic is an antiqued sans serif designed inspired by 1800s-style wood type. All glyphs had been designed carefully to be retro-looking of the old time and to fill all with nostalgia.

Novecento

This is Novecento, an uppercase-only font family inspired on European typographic tendencies between the second half of 19th century and first half of the 20th. It looks rational and geometric. However, it is optically corrected and balanced.

Kulturista

Kulturista is related to our Nudista typeface. Both faces share the elementary shapes, proportions and weight alternatives. While Nudista is a sober display face, Kulturista is a distinct linear typeface with sturdy serifs. Kulturista is a display typeface well suited for use in magazines and certain newspapers; five available weights are a perfect for the layout of various columns, titles, and supplements.

Cheap Pine

Cheap Pine is a tribute to the wood type of the eighteenth century and nineteenth century. You can use Cheap Pine Sans & Cheap Pine Shadow together to influence the color of the shadows. The font contains arrows, hands, stars and other special glyphs available through the OpenType ligatures feature.

Love Potion

Love Potion is equipped for professional typography. As an exclusively OpenType release, these fonts have an extended character set to support Central and Eastern European as well as Western European languages. In addition to that the fonts contain Standard ligatures, Swash Letters, Catchwords, Arrows, Borders and much more.

Chevin

Chevin is a contemporary rounded type family in 6 weights which was designed with functionality and legibility in mind. With it’s open counters and slightly condensed style Chevin can be used for text and is particularly suited to signage. Erik Spiekermann is a fan, noting that Chevin is charming without being cute, and very legible even in small sizes because of its restrained shapes and simple construction.

Standard CT

The entire Standard CT family includes support for most European languages, OpenType features, arbitrary fractions, and a collection of geometrics, dingbats & fleurons.

Bogdan

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