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As a designer, fonts are one of my main weapons.

Finding and using the right font for a logo, a brochure, a website or any other application can be key to giving it the right feel and making it stand out.

I love fonts. There, I said it.

I know, I’m over-compensating really. I love fonts. There, I said it. And, while I’m admitting things, I think I’m addicted to buying them.

Since the start of the year I’ve bought or downloaded quite a lot of new fonts – single weights and families – for specific projects as well as for, well, just in case! Here’s ten of the best ones I’ve downloaded this year and where you can get them from.

Quadon

Quadon new
Extensive family of square-ish slab fonts at a bargain price.
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From MyFonts for only $50 (80% off the regular price, limited until April 30th 2013) for nine weights plus italics.

Vaud

Vaud font
A cracking Swiss-style sans serif workhorse – versatile, neutral and beautiful.
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From YouWorkForThem for only $40 for 40 weights (limited edition special offer 85% off regular price)

Fjord

Fjord font new
Beautiful serif font, ideal for body copy.
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From FontSquirrel for FREE! Sadly only regular weight available and no italic.

Korpo

Korpo font
Intriguing slab in two weights and italic.
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From YouWorkForThem for only $10 for regular & bold weights plus italics and small caps for each (limited edition special offer 90% off regular price)!

Nyte Black Italic

Nyte Black Italic
Comprehensive serif with a great range of weights and stunning curves. Bought for an identity project.
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From MyFonts for $40 per weight/$320 for the family of seven weights plus italics.

Quan

Quan font
Techy looking sans family.
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From MyFonts for $19.90 for 32 fonts – 9 weights in regular and italic plus rounded versions (sale price – sorry, it’s now gone back up to $199).

Trump Gothic

Trump Gothic font
Super condensed family.
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From YouWorkForThem for £38.90 for two families of 3 weights plus italics (limited edition special offer 35% off regular price)

Alegreya

Alegreya font
Dynamic family of serif fonts, ideal for books and body copy.
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From FontSquirrel for FREE for three weights plus italics and small caps for each.

Yummo

Yummo font regular bold
Characterful rounded condensed family. Two weights bought for an identity project.
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From MyFonts for $25 per weight/$100 for family of five weights.

Neuron

Neuron font
Great set of tall, rounded/square-ish (!) fonts.
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From MyFonts for $81.44 for eight weights of regulars and italics (sale price – sorry, it’s now gone back up to $290).

Keep an eye on these great sites and you'll find some real bargains come along regularly! And how about a competition, just for fun – can you match the quotes I've used to display the fonts with the movie they were taken from?