Free GT America font alternatives — August 2018

Free GT America font alternatives — August 2018

One of my personal favorite typefaces is GT America — a beautiful font family that combines the best of two worlds: American Gothic and European Neo-Grotesque.

Designed by Noël Leu with Seb McLauchlan and released in 2016 by Swiss type foundry Grilli Type, GT America comprises no less than 84 styles: 6 style groups — Compressed, Condensed, Standard, Extended, Expanded, Mono — each with 6 weights and matching italics.

It’s a very versatile typeface system that you cannot go wrong with. But if its price tag does not fit a project’s budget, there are some free GT America alternatives worth exploring.

※ All the free alternatives mentioned in this article are 100% free for both personal and commercial use.
※ Depicted in the comparison screenshot images is GT America Standard Regular.

Alliance

Designed and released by Degarism Studio in July 2018, Alliance was just featured on FontsArena, so please see the font’s page for details and download.

  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended

Alliance free font alternative to GT America
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IBM Plex Sans

IBM Plex Sans is part of IBM’s corporate custom designed font families which they released as open-source. Since March 2018 it has also been included in the Google Fonts directory.
I can only recommend the IBM Plex fonts as free GT America alternatives (and not only) because of their high quality.

  • 16 styles (8 weights: Thin, Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold — plus matching italics)
  • Language support: Support for 110 languages (Latin, Latin Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Vietnamese)

IBM Plex Sans free font alternative to GT America
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Work Sans

Work Sans is a good alternative because of its clear grotesque inspiration.

  • 9 styles (9 weights: Thin, Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black)
  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended

Work Sans free font alternative to GT America
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Source Sans Pro

Source Sans Pro is Adobe’s first open source font family.

  • 12 styles (6 weights: Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Semi-Bold, Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Extended, Greek, Greek Extended, Vietnamese

Source Sans Pro free font alternative to GT America
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Libre Franklin

Libre Franklin is an expanded interpretation of Morris Fuller Benton’s 1912 classic.

  • 18 styles (9 weights: Thin, Extra-Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Semi-Bold, Bold, Extra-Bold, Black — plus matching italics)
  • Language support: Latin, Latin Extended

Libre Franklin free font alternative to GT America
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Hanken Grotesk

Hanken Grotesk is better known by its former name — HK Grotesk. It was renamed in order to comply with the naming policies of Google Fonts Directory in which is pending approval.

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

Hanken Grotesk free font alternative to GT America
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Molengo

Molengo is a multilanguage Latin typeface with features required by some languages such as non-spacing mark placement. It’s ideal for documents.

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

Molengo free font alternative to GT America
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Mukta

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

Mukta free font alternative to GT America
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