8+ Free Futura Font Alternatives in 2018

Created by german type designer Paul Renner and released in 1927, Futura was an immediate success and has since earned its place among the classics with its timeless geometric beauty.

It was – and still is – an inspiration to other type creators, and its versatility makes Futura one of the most used fonts on the web.

Unfortunately, more often than not a premium font does not fit in the budget of a project. So if you want a similar look, there are some free alternatives available.

This is an extensive list of alternatives available in 2017. Enjoy and good luck with your projects! 🙂

  1. HK Nova™

    Futura free alternative - HK Nova
    For both desktop use (.OTF, .TTF) and web (.EOT, .WOFF, .WOFF2)

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Pinyin, Vietnamese
    • PROS: Beautiful geometric font family that includes 27 styles.
    • CONS: Only 3 of the 27 styles are free (Standard, Rounded, Narrow of Medium weight).

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  2. Renner*

    Futura free alternative - Renner*
    There is no catch, the trailing asterisk is part of the font’s name. 🙂

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended
    • PROS: Beautiful geometric typeface, very good alternative for Futura.
    • CONS: The font is only .OTF format, no webfont.

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  3. Didact Gothic

    Futura free alternative - Didact Gothic

    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Greek, Greek Extended
    • PROS: The best alternative for Futura’s regular and medium weights.
    • CONS: Has only one weight (Regular).

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  4. League Spartan

    Futura free alternative - League Spartan
    Free download available from The League of Movable Type.
    As of July 9 2017 the font has been downloaded 1,299,131 times.

    • PROS: The best alternative for Futura’s strong weights.
    • CONS: Has only one weight (Bold), so it’s better suited for bigger sizes in headlines and branding.

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  5. Poppins

    Futura free alternative - Poppins
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Devanganari
    • PROS: Includes multiple weights: Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold.

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  6. Questrial

    Futura free alternative - Questrial
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin
    • CONS: Has only one weight (Regular).

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  7. Muli

    Futura free alternative - Muli
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Vietnamese
    • PROS: Includes multiple weights: Extra-Light, Extra-Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Regular Italic, Semi-Bold, Semi-Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra-Bold, Extra-Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic

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  8. Montserrat

    Futura free alternative - Montserrat
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Vietnamese
    • PROS: Includes multiple weights: Thin, Thin Italic, Extra-Light, Extra-Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Regular Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Semi-Bold, Semi-Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra-Bold, Extra-Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic

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  9. Nunito Sans

    Futura free alternative - Nunito Sans
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Vietnamese
    • PROS: Includes multiple weights: Extra-Light, Extra-Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Regular, Regular Italic, Semi-Bold, Semi-Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra-Bold, Extra-Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic

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  10. Hind

    Futura free alternative - Hind
    Available in Google Fonts.

    • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Devanganari
    • PROS: Includes multiple weights: Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold

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