As an introduction, Condensed fonts are those fonts whose letters are closer together than normal. Tighter character spacing is similar to kerning, which is the spacing between a pair of letters. Most modern graphics software allows you to manually adjust the spacing between letters as well.
There are many Condensed Fonts that are free, paid which are available on the internet. But, I have collected some of the Best Fonts among them that are free.
1. Bebas Neue
Bebas Neue is a display family suitable for headlines, captions, and packaging, designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa.
It’s based on the original Bebas typeface. The family is suitable for pro users due to its extended character set and OpenType features.
Oswald is a reworking of the classic style historically represented by the ‘Alternate Gothic’ sans serif typefaces. The characters of Oswald were initially re-drawn and reformed to better fit the pixel grid of standard digital screens. Oswald is designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices.
Since the initial launch in 2011, Oswald was updated continually by Vernon Adams until 2014. Vernon added Light and Bold weights, support for more Latin languages, tightened the spacing and kerning and made many glyph refinements throughout the family based on hundreds of users’ feedback.
In 2016 the family was updated by Kalapi Gajjar and Alexei Vanyashin to complete the work started by Vernon, and support languages that use the Cyrillic script. In January 2019, it was updated with a variable font Weight axis.
3. Barlow Condensed
Barlow is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk-type family. Drawing from the visual style of the California public, Barlow shares qualities with the state’s car plates, highway signs, buses, and trains.
This is the Condensed family, which is part of the superfamily along with Normal and Semi Condensed, each with 9 weights in Roman and Italic.
The Barlow project is led by Jeremy Tribby, a designer based in San Francisco, USA.
Voltaire is a low-contrast condensed semi-geometric style sans-serif. Voltaire is highly readable and will work from medium text sizes all the way up to larger display settings. Voltaire was inspired by 20th century Swedish posters whose letters have similar forms.
Staatliches is a clean cut display face with charmingly unconventional proportions. The alphabet was designed in response to Herbert Bayer’s title lettering on the cover of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalogue, which was published in 1923. It features full sets of capitals, numbers, punctuation, and symbols, in addition to alternate widths, discretionary ligatures, and common Latin accents.
6. Pathway Gothic One
Pathway Gothic One is a narrow grotesque sans typeface, a very popular style in the history of typography. This book weight is the first of many.
7. League Gothic
League Gothic is a revival of an old classic, and one of our favorite typefaces, Alternate Gothic #1. It was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company in 1903. The company went bankrupt in 1993, and since the original typeface was created before 1923, the typeface is in the public domain.
Thanks for being with me. I hope you got the best free condensed fonts. I have also provided the respective download links for the fonts.