Please, no more Open Sans for a while

If you are also tired of seeing the ever same fonts and style on the web, and the rich typefaces getting richer, here is a running shortlist of potential body copy typefaces for alphabettes.org I once compiled. I did not test how they look in extended text yet, nor rendering across platforms/browsers. That would be the next step (and we’re also still quite happy with Elido although see that we could use more extensive language support). But maybe you are looking for a fresh, lesser seen typeface and want to check some out anyway. Trying on new clothes is luckily quite easy if you have a website up already, e. g. with tools/bookmarklets that swap out the fonts you currently use, like Webtype’s Font Swapper or FontShop’s Webfonter. Also, most of the typefaces below are available on Fontstand or as trial versions from the foundries, so you can test them locally or in mockups. Let us know if you end up using any at some point.

Abelard, Barbara Bigosińska, Indian Type Foundry
Adelle Sans, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together
Algebra, Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau, Commercial Type
Bitter, Sol Matas, Huerta Tipográfica
Bligh, Luisa Baeta, Dalton Maag
Crete, Veronika Burian, Type Together
Deja Rip, Elena Albertoni, Anatoletype
Ebony, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together
Elena, Nicole Dotin, Process Type
Equitan Sans, Diana Ovezea, Indian Type Foundry
Karbid, Verena Gerlach, Font Font
Karmina, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together
Karmina Sans, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together
Multi, Laura Meseguer
PT Sans & Serif, Alexandra Korolkova, Paratype
Ronnia, Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, Type Together
Stroudley, Veronika Burian, Dalton Maag
William Text, Maria Doreuli, Typotheque

(I’ll try to add images to all of them at a later date.)