Free Graphik font alternatives in 2018

Free Graphik font alternatives in 2018

Designed by Christian Schwartz originally for his own corporate identity under the name Plakat, Graphik is a typeface inspired from the lesser-known Grotesks and Geometrics of the twentieth century.

Released through Commercial Type in 2009, Graphik’s language support was extended in 2015 to cover Greek and Cyrillic, and in 2017 to cover Arabic.

I aimed to include in this article free alternatives with at least same language coverage. You will find fonts that support the following languages and character sets: Latin, Latin Extended, Hebrew, Greek, Greek Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Vietnamese, Devanganari, Arabic.

※ All the free alternatives mentioned in this article are 100% free for both personal and commercial use.
※ You can also rent Graphik for a fraction of the retail price and then own forever after 12 months (includes both desktop and webfonts).

Hanken Grotesk

Hanken Grotesk is featured on FontsArena, so please see the font’s page for details and download.

Hanken Grotesk free font alternative to Graphik

Please note that Hanken Grotesk is used with the alternate lowercase g.

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Rubik

Rubik is a sans serif with slightly rounded corners designed in the Chrome Cube Lab project.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Hebrew, Cyrillic
  • Includes 10 styles (5 weights — Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Rubik free font alternative to Graphik
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Nunito Sans

Nunito is a well balanced sans serif typeface, with clear, geometric lines.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Vietnamese
  • Includes 14 styles (7 weights — Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Nunito Sans free font alternative to Graphik
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Questrial

Questrial is a modern sans heavily influenced by Swiss design and Grotesks. It has tabular numbers/figures and great legibility.

  • Language support: Latin
  • Includes 1 style (7 weight — Regular)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Questrial free font alternative to Graphik
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Roboto

Roboto is Google’s flagship typeface and one of my favourite. It features geometric forms, open curves, and much less rigidity than the typical Grotesks.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Greek, Greek Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Vietnamese
  • Includes 12 styles (6 weights — Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Roboto free font alternative to Graphik
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Arimo

Arimo is a sans serif metrically compatible with Arial. It offers improved on-screen readability and the pan-European WGL character set, and solves the needs of developers looking for width-compatible fonts to address document portability across platforms. Updated with improved hinting and released under the Apache License, version 2.0.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Hebrew, Greek, Greek Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Vietnamese
  • Includes 4 styles (2 weights — Regular, Bold — plus matching italics)
  • License: Apache License, version 2.0

Arimo free font alternative to Graphik
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Cambay

Cambay is a libre Devanagari typeface designed to match the Latin Cantarell.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Devanganari
  • Includes 4 styles (2 weights — Regular, Bold — plus matching italics)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Cambay free font alternative to Graphik
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Tajawal

Tajawal is a low contrast Latin and Arabic typeface, with modern geometric style.

  • Language support: Latin, Arabic
  • Includes 7 styles (7 weights — Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Tajawal free font alternative to Graphik
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Muli

Muli is a clean, minimalist sans-serif, designed primarily for use as a display font and headlines, but usable as a text font too.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Vietnamese
  • Includes 14 styles (7 weights — Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Muli free font alternative to Graphik
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Biryani

Biryani is a libre sans-serif font family with monolinear, geometric style. Currently, it supports Latin Extended and Devangari scripts, meaning that Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali may be set with the fonts, in addition to most Western and Central European languages.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Devangari
  • Includes 7 styles (7 weights — Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
  • License: The font is in Google Fonts Directory, so it’s SIL Open Font License

Biryani free font alternative to Graphik
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