I have a fetish for bold narrow fonts. Something that I cannot explain, but these kind of fonts looks elegant, neat, nice and very crisp to me. However, I have a strong feeling that I am not the only one. I do see many other webmasters and bloggers too prefer these bold and narrow fonts.
What Are Narrow Fonts
A narrow font is well….narrow. In width that is. Some fonts are fat, some are thin and then some are narrow, neither fat nor thin. Just like a swimmer’s or an gymnast’s physique. Not like a full fledged body builder, mind you. More like the kind who is lean with perfect six pack abs.
Yea, that is the perfect description of a bold narrow font. That’s why it is so attractive and pleasant to look at and I think everyone should use them for their Titles or Headings.
Bold Narrow Fonts Are Good For The Titles Only
There is however a unwritten rule you should follow when using these fonts. Use them only for your Title, Sub-Titles, Headings and sub-headings only. Using narrow fonts for your contents is okay but definitely not bold, especially if you are running a content rich site like a blog.
Free Bold Narrow Fonts From Google
There are plenty around which are free for download. I will stick to those found in Google Webfonts which I feel are most attractive and which you can easily implement or use in your blogs.
From The Google Webfonts Directory
In the Google Webfonts Directory, you can filter out narrow fonts by using the width slider on left panel.
1. Maiden Orange
3. Yanone Kaffeesatz
4. Fjalla One
5. Medula One
6. Archivo Narrow
8. Stint Ultra Condensed
9. Francois One
These 9 are my favorite bold narrow fonts. I feel they will be great fonts to use for your Post Titles or Content Headings. I’m sure there are some others which I have missed. Do share if you have any others. I would love to check them out.