Futuristic Letter F I’ve written several times about Typekit and how it’s dramatically changing the face of web typography by offering an increasingly large library of fonts which can be displayed on the web without using Flash or alternative images or any other jiggery-pokery. In the past, I’ve also written about different categories of type, so in this post I’m looking at some of the typefaces that are loosely labeled “Futuristic.” The ironic thing about these futuristic fonts is that many of the look quite retro, but they can be fun to use (sparingly) in your designs.

All of the fonts featured here are from the Typekit trial library, so if you’re just dipping your toe into the Typekit world and want to play with some fonts these are free when you sign up. You can read more about the pricing plans here.  (Please note, when I was testing these on the site, anti-aliasing was turned off, so the text looks a lot rougher and more jagged than it actually displays in the browser.)

T.26 Carbon by T-26


Moby by Floodfonts


Automate by T-26


Neuropol Nova by Typodermic


Heavy Data by Vic Fieger


Share TechMono by Carrois Type Design


Hydrophilia Iced by Floodfonts


saxMono by s.a.x. Software

Sax Mono

FF Mach Wide Web Pro by FontFont

Mach Wide Web Pro

FF Mach Condensed Web Pro by FontFont

Mach Condensed Web Pro

Do you like any of these typefaces or see yourself using them on a web site? Are you already using Typekit or considering it?

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Jennifer Farley is a designer, illustrator and design instructor based in Ireland. She writes about design and illustration on her blog at Laughing Lion Design.

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  • Gibberish

    It’s funny how “futuristic” looks so 80s now.

  • markfiend

    The makers of “Moby” need to be careful. Moby (the musician) is fiercely protective of his “brand”.

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