Most unpopular font
Google fonts, dafont.com, and other free font websites are incredible resources. All the fonts are available as public domain, free, donationware, shareware, or demo.
As with user-submitted fonts, there can be some bad fonts. The sort by popularity feature on many of these sites is handy to bring the best fonts up to the top. Let the thousands of users determine the most popular fonts by download count. Brilliant!
Some of these fonts are absolutely amazing. I admire people who create fonts. It takes much time and dedication—creating each letter, kerning all the letter combinations.
Think about it:
- 26 lower case letters
- 26 upper case letters
- 10 digits
- 30 symbols
A total of 92 characters makes for 8,464 kerning combinations between each character combination. Yipes!
As you scroll through a particular font category, you can see how the top fonts are pretty good. But then, page after page, you start getting into the “uh, land” where the designs get a bit sloppy or just strange.
I find myself spending many late nights scrolling through the endless forest of crazy fonts. Sure, there are some pretty trees in this forest, but there are also some terrifying trees.
A fun thing to do is jump to the last page of results to see the least popular result.
I challenge all designers to use one of these eight fonts in their next design. Creativity often comes through limits that challenge us. Take something that is considered unpopular, and make something great out of it.
These fonts at the bottom of the list are currently unloved by the font community. Let’s bring some love to these neglected fonts. Discover a hidden quality of a forgotten font and shine a creative light to uplift the overlooked.
Please read more details about each of these fonts on my creativity blog: The 8 most unpopular free fonts.