Typefaces have the power to make or break a design, turn your print design from good to great! From dearly beloved Helvetica to “did they really use Comic Sans?” the strength of a design and how it is perceived can weigh heavily on typography.
Free fonts seem to be everywhere these days, but good free fonts can be a bit of a struggle to find. Below are three sites that have an awesome variety of free fonts available for download.
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Fonts turn words into stories – Sara Hyndman
Creative Bloq offers a large selection of free fonts, and many of them are available to be used for personal or commercial use. Check out their list of the 50 best free fonts for designers including the following:
It’s a versatile font often described as being elegant. With Woodland, you can use it for titles and body content.
This classy font tends to be on the sophisticated style, making it great for print products including posters, magazine content, greeting cards, and more.
It was designed exclusively for editorial design. This legible font works well with large, bold headlines. It’s even readable at a small size.
Why do we like Font Squirrel so much? They understand how hard it can be to find fonts with free commercial licenses, so they’ve handled the hard work. Font Squirrel presents free commercial use fonts in easy to use formats.
They provide categories including hot and recently added. You can scroll through the hottest fonts and recently added fonts regularly.
Hot fonts include:
- Open Sans
- Dancing Script
- Intro Rust
- Some Time Later
- Red Hat
- Umba Slab
Check out their wide selection here: fontsquirrel.com.
If you’re searching for cool fonts, Urban Fonts is the site for you. You can easily search a font by a specific name, tags (comic, college, cursive), and more. With over 8,000 free fonts, you’ll find the font for your project, whether it’s print or digital.
Google Fonts is the one stop shop for open source fonts, meaning the fonts available at fonts.google.com can be modified and/or used for commercial use. Web versions of the fonts are also available and can be added directly to your website.
You can quickly browse through the fonts by several filters such as slant, width, thickness, serif, and script style. When you thought it was already easy, Google makes it even easier with the option to select the language and by name.
If you’re looking for a site that’s easy to use, DaFonts allows you to search by name but also categorizes them by styles such as fancy, foreign look, gothic, basic, bar codes, holiday, and more. DaFonts is useful for individuals who provide design work for a large selection of clients since everything is grouped uniquely; Alphabetical, style, popularity, and by author.
Additional sites that offer free commercial fonts:
- Font Meme
- Font Bundles
- Abstract Fonts
Before you get started, make sure you read the licensing agreements carefully from each site. This is where they would include restrictions and so forth. We’ve only listed a few of the sites that offer free commercial fonts.
Do you have a favorite to-go-to website allowing you to download cool free fonts? Let us know.