250+ Best Free Fonts You Should Download
Fonts are always important in creating mind blowing designs. Choosing an appropriate font for your design is an crucial task for every designer.
Free Fonts are always a treat for graphic designers and web designers.
In this compilation we are presenting a collection of best free fonts that you can use in your projects.
These fonts will expand your collection and will surely help to improve your designs.
Canyons is a professionally-crafted vintage script font that will become a wonderful addition to every designer’s toolbox!
A handwritten typeface. Feminine with a bite, suitable for sweet and sarcastic copy. The font includes stylized lowercase, uppercase, and ligatures.
This font provides an authentic hand drawn feel with its messy edges and varied line thickness. Great for any design work related to the outdoors and exploration.
Rude is a new font, which was worked by me, special to be free. You can use it, modify it, no licence is required for its use.
Octanis, a perfect typeface for headlines, logos, typographic compositions and paragraphs of text. Just try strong Octanis Sans, soft Octanis Sans Rounded, or Vintage Octanis Slab and Octanis Serif for your design projects.
Allema Script Typeface is Modern Calligraphy. This font was designed by handwriting, and it has a modern and unique forms of calligraphy, the writing style is very soft. Allema has a very unique style of calligraphy, it is very suitable for use in the work of modern design.
This family consist Klasik regular, rough and shadow. Thanks to the 3 different styles, you can easily choose your own Klasik that will perfectly fit into different design area.
Wild Youth is a modern font with the distinct influence of adventure and the great outdoors. Perfect for logos, quotes, stationary, apparel and much more.
Akrobat is a modern sans serif font with condensed proportions. The typeface comes in 8 weights with a geometric aestetics and slight neo-grotesque characteristic.
License: Free for Personal & Commercial Use
Neo-grotesque Sans Serif mixed with the classical handwritten Script in slanted geometric shapes.
Locke is a stylish slab serif with a modern twist.
Currently, it has 6 weights, ranging from ExtraLight to Bold. The presence of ball terminals on certain glyphs and its unusually high x-height give it a unique look, perfect for large titles or body copy.
SF Kingston Pro is a contemporary Serif Didone typeface comprising of 6 weights (Extra Light, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black) and houses an extended Latin character set for 80+ Languages. The font is a blend of separate grid systems, combining geometric shapes with more fluid characteristics, creating an even blend of circular and triangular components.
Equable free retro font, an exclusive freebie from Free Design Resources is here for all of us. A very classy handmade font with imperfect natural curves but still looking very nice and neat.
Atami is a modern san-serif designed for aesthetically pleasing logotype.
Modesta Sans is a modern Grotesque sans serif typefamily of seven weights plus matching italics. Perfectly suited for graphic design, headlines, advertisements, and any display use. It could easily work for editorial design, corporate, web, signage and many other uses in print and digital media.
A playful brush typeface. Perfectly imperfect, yet extremely versatile. It’s all about Sitka, an All-Caps typeface featuring Uppercase and Small Caps. It’s fun, quirky, and easily aesthetically pleasing.
Featuring more than 2000 glyphs this Times alternative is great – and free!
Linux Libertine was designed by the Libertine Open Fonts Project and, according to Wikipedia, “aims to create free and open alternatives to proprietary typefaces such as Times Roman”. The font is licensed under the GNU General Public License and the SIL Open Font License, and contains more than 2,000 glyphs and includes character sets such as the Greek Alphabet, Cyrillic script, and Hebrew.
Described as ‘modern Antiqua’ (a group of classic ‘old style’ typefaces), Oranienbaum has been created by Ivan Gladkikh and Oleg Pospelov. And as free typefaces go, it’s a corker! Based on classics like Bodini, this font has pronounced serifs and makes a great headlines.
Shrenik Ganatra is the designer behind Adam. Based in Mumbai, the independent artist comments on Behance: “Adam is an all caps, sans serif typeface inspired by Futura. The sharp, clean appearance makes it a suitable typeface for headlines, posters, titles and captions. It consists of 227 glyphs and is free for both personal and commercial use.”
Ailerons was inspired by aircraft models from the 1940s. A clean, all-caps font, it was originally designed for an experimental air models project, but Brazilian designer Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira has since made the font available for personal use.
Arkhip was created by the team at Moscow-based Klimov Design. A bold all-caps font “with a Russian soul”, it’ll add instant character to your headlines, posters and more. Arkhip is available in both Latin and Cyrillic, and free to use.
Inspired by the outdoors, Aventura was created by graphic designer Jimmy Kalman. With a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and a selection of special characters, Aventura is free for both personal and commercial use.
Portugal-based graphic designer Pedro Azedo is behind this gorgeous typeface Azedo. A personal project, Azedo was created off the back of the new identity Pedro created for himself.
Designed by Spanish studio Atipo, Bariol has already proved a massive hit with designers across the board. Crafted with versatily and readability in mind, the brand new, slightly rounded typeface is available in four weights.
The font is readable even at small scales and can be used as corporate typography, packaging design, infographics and even editorial design. You can download Bariol regular and italic for free by just ‘paying’ with a tweet or you can get the complete font family from as little as €3.
Created by graphic design student Frank Hemmekam, this font family is designed for display with Hemmekam describing it as “a free uppercase display typeface inspired by the classic sans serif font families. This typeface is, because of its many alternative options and weights, perfect for usage in posters, logotypes and headlines.” Baron is free for both personal and commerical use.
An Art Deco font with a modern twist, Bohema was created by graphic designer and illustrator João Oliveira. Perfect for retro designs, Bohema is ideal for headlines, editorial letterings, branding, merchandising and special occasions. Available in eight distinct styles, payment is required for the full set but Oliveria generously offers the regular alternative style demo as a free download.
Building was created by Italian design student Leonardo Gubbioni. He comments on Behance: “With a strong visual impact, Building’s primary purpose is to capture the attention, in a world where you are constantly assualted by sensory stimuli.”
A no-nonsense modular font, Cornerstone was created by graphic designer Zac Freeland. It’s an eye-catching design that looks fantastic used for headlines, posters and much more.
Created by Canadian designer Alvin Kwan, Fabrica was designed with one thing in mind: to create the most legible typeface for mobile screens. In a world where people read more text on their smartphones and tablets, rather than on actual paper, Fabrica is a typeface that’s well worth looking in to. Although the download is free for all, you can also donate however much money you would like to Alvin for his work.
Habana is a geometric sans-serif inspired by Cuba’s capital city. Available only in uppercase, this curvy offering was designed by New York based designer Bonnie Clas. What’s more, Bonnie didn’t only design the font but she also crafted the sultry illustration that showcases the typeface. That’s one talented lady right there!
Thai graphic designer Tarin Yuangtrakul mainly focuses his work on illustration, which has been exhibited in Bangkok, South Carolina and New York City. At the tender age of 20, Tarin is already making waves on the design circuit. Here, Tarin turns his hand to typography to create Infinity.
Jaapokki was created by Finnish designer Mikko Nuuttila. With clean lines, two alternatives and large set of glyphs, Jaapokki is great for headlines, posters, logos and more.
The designer of this contemporary yet ‘old style’ sans serif, Alexey Frolov, claims it’s perfect for posters, logos, print and web. It’s certainly clean and bold, and it’s no surprise, given the nationality of the font’s designer, that the Russian characters look particularly good in this set.
Langdon is a free typeface from XLN Telecom and leading graphic designer, illustrator and typographer Steven Bonner. The result of the collaboration is a typeface that is solid, serious and dependable. Langdon is available as a free download and can be used privately and commercially with no restrictions on usage.
Technically not a sans, but we just feel this gorgeous font fits best here. It was created by California based designer Kenji Enos. Having worked on everything from print, web, motion graphics, animation, video editing and 3D modelling, it’s clear that Kenji has some serious talents when it comes to typography. You can grab the regular Format of Locksmith for the mere price of a tweet or Facebook share.
Designed by Austrian typographer Renzler Design, the Lovelo font is a remake of the original Lovelo Inline. It’s a geometric sans serif typeface with two line versions, making it an eye-catching choice for any large text or headlines. As always, the font is free but there is a donation option if you’d like to show the designer your appreciation.
Tomaz Leskovec’s clean, uppercase show font Manifesto was inspired by the geometric aesthetic of the Italian rationalist movement in the mid 1920s. Angular and eye-catching, it’ll add impact to headlines, posters and more.
Manteka is designed by Spanish typographer Eduardo Araya and was crafted especially for use in print, but equally has a spectacular web performance. The free font has already proved very popular with designers across the globe.
A clean and elegant sans serif typeface, Moderne Sans was created by graphic designer Marius Kempken. “Moderne Sans is a free font, inspired by 1920s typography,” Kempken comments on Behance. “The design is based on uppercase letters, but I created lowercase letters, numbers and some alternative letters too.”
Nevis is another fantastic typeface brought to you by Ed Merritt of Ten by Twenty. The website description is spot on: “Nevis is a strong, angular typeface and is ideal for headings, text, buttons and everything in between.
It’s assertive and bold, but manages to retain a friendly tone, and looks especially good when used in all caps.” The font can be used for both personal and commercial purposes but it cannot be redistributed or sold. Although you can download the font for free, Ten by Twenty say they always appreciate a donation, however small. If you can’t do that, a link back to the site is hugely appreciated!
The Nexa font family includes 16 styles and weights. The font family has great legibility, and works very well as a headline font. Here you get two parts of the family for free, and if you want the rest then you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket.
Nord is a new font created by Alex Frukta and Vladimir Tomin to celebrate the launch of the Nord Collective, their new motion graphics studio. Free for both personal and commercial use, it’s an OpenType font that comes in four weights – Bold, Light, Medium and Regular – and which included Cyrillic as well as Latin characters.
This is one of the most elegant typefaces, and was created by type designer George Williams; it has the feel of old Paris about it. One of 57 fonts created by the designer, this is one of his most popular, having received over 200,000 downloads. It’s free for both personal and commercial uses.
Pier is a clean sans-serif font that’s perfect for any-sized design, big or small. Created by Montreal-based senior art director Mathieu Desjardins, it comes in four weights, has a selection of glyphs and is free for personal use.
“The idea was to create a slightly off geometric font that would look good big or very small,” he says. “It was made to fit your everyday designs and text needs.”
RBNo2 is inspired by late 19th century industrial fonts with German roots regarding straightness and geometry. Combined with other sans serifs, slab serifs and serif fonts it catches the eye when used in headlines and short copy texts.
Added to the regular styles the alternate versions will turn the font into a perfect partner for modern, technical and contemporary impressions as well as high quality, luxury and timeless environments. You can grab the light and light alternative Formats for free.
Tomi Haaparanta, the famous and prolific font designer from the Suomi Type Factory, has created a new typeface, commissioned by Flyerzone. Anyone can download and use SciFly Sans within their projects to create a unique style.
For all your bold, geometric typeface needs, look no further than Moscow-based designer Ivan Shumikhin’s free font Shumi. Packed with Latin and Cyrillic characters, it’s perfectly suited to those times when you need to add impact to your designs.
Designed to give purpose to your ideas, whether they’re “galactic or atomic”, Stellar is a slick, condensed sans serif with an elongated x-height that gives the font legibility and personality.
Senior art director Mathieu Desjardins created four weights, which come at a price – but a stripped back option is also free for personal use.
Tracks type is all caps fonts and alphabet only, inspired with railway tracks slash, static, dynamic, and clean. It was designed by Indonesia-based design student Gumpita Rahayu and is available in two different styles – medium and slanted. This font was designed for display purposes, so will look great when used for headlines.
Ziamimi is a gorgeous font that comes in capitals – making it perfect for headers and eye-catching statements. Its sleek finish allows it to really stand out as one of the best free typefaces we’ve come across. It also comes with numbers and a few punctuation marks.
Perfect for personal headline use, Zwodrei was designed by 27-year-old German based graphic designer Lukas Bischoff. After graduating from his studies of communication design at the University of Applied Science, Lukas has gone on the create some beautiful typefaces – including this one!
Geometric design Anders was an experimental project by creative advertising student Tom Anders Watkins. “Using influences from modern font design, I wanted something very minimal and a little unique, here’s the result,” Watkins comments on Behance.
Released earlier this year, Cassannet is a gorgeous addition to our best list, which captures the essence of vintage Cassandre posters. The art deco typeface is available in bold, regular and outline weights.
Containing ligatures, capitals, numbers, small capitals and also titling alternates, the font will be perfect for any purpose. You can be really nice and offer a donation to the makers or simply repay them with a tweet.
Farray was created by French graphic designer Adrien Coquet. A generous guy, Coquet recently put the finishing touches to his Bauhaus-inspired design and now offers it as a free download for both personal and commercial use.
Designer Trevor Baum created this vintage-inspired typeface. Proclaiming a love of bicycles, type and Jewish delis, Trevor wanted to create a font that was both rugged and refined, and we think he’s got the balance spot on.
The inspiration for the typography design came from the workmanship, lettering and baseball jerseys of the 1930s and 1940s. The font comes in uppercase, lowercase, numerals and also contains punctuation.
This font was created by KalleGraphics and based on Nick Curtis’ font Anagram. The bold design includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Free for personal use.
Nuno Dias is a graphic designer with a passion for typography and illustration. He is also the artist behind Makhina. “This is my second attempt on typefaces,” Dias comments on Dribbble.
“I don’t have much experience yet, but this time I tried something more functional and simple. Inspired by gas pipes, the basic shape is a rounded square.”
It’s no wonder this font has become so popular, thanks to its modern twist on a vintage style. Designed by Australian graphic designer Josip Kelava, Metropolis is influenced by the industrial movement of the 1920s.
Kelava wanted to create his own Art Deco font without being too much of a copycat. The result was this bold and daring typeface, perfect for catching your user’s eye. It only comes as capital letters, so it won’t be relevant for set body text. It does however, look amazing on a poster or homepage!
If you’re looking for a distressed retro font, Monthoers could well be the answer. Created by Indonesia-based graphic designer Agga Swist’blnk, it’s the latest incarnation of her Rochoes typeface, and free for personal and commercial use.
Designed by 25-year-old Frenchman Fabien Laborie, the graphic designer describes Nougatine as “a titling font inspired by the smell of freshly baked cookies.”
Delivered with 380 glyphs, a host of varying ligatures and a panel of alternative letters, it enables the power of versatility. Used for editorial and commercial purposes, Nougatine is a great all-rounder.
This superb typeface is created by New Yorker Tyler Finck. Tyler has created a number of fonts and regularly allows designers to download them for free.
He describes Ostrich Sans as an open source font family that he’s very happy to offer for free from The League of Moveable Type. The typeface comes in six styles, including Sans Light, Sans Regular, Sans Bold and Sans Rounded. It only comes in caps but we think that it’s the perfect font to make an instant impact.
Reckoner was created by Sydney-based graphic designer Alex Dale. “Drawing inspiration from popular industrial sans serif typefaces such as Bebas Neue, Alegre Sans & Dharma Gothic, I set out to design a typeface with a modern twist whilst keeping the fundamentals of a traditional font,” Dale comments on Behance.
“The result is Reckoner, a free for commercial and personal use typeface that features a secondary set of characters in the lowercase setting that can be placed in your designs to add a unique touch to certain words.”
This three-weight font type is brought to you by the folks at Fontfabric. Designer Svetoslav Simov, who is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, founded the independent type foundry back in 2008. Every week, a typeface is rolled out of production and is put up on the site to download absolutely free.
Rex is one of those fonts, designed in three weights: light, bold and bold inline. It’s a caps font, but there is a difference between both caps and small caps, which can be seen in the examples on the website. It’s available for both personal and commercial use.
This cute font is taking us back to our school days. Designed by Hiekka Graphics founder Ossi Gustafsson, Sketchtik echoes chalk boards from the classroom without looking immature.
It’ll give a sense of fun to any design, which could work well for portfolios or branding. The font comes in light, regular, bold and black so there’s plenty of versatility for titles, headings and set body text. (You only get the Light version for free.)
Istanbul-based designer Mehmet Reha Tugcu’s trendy inline font Timber has a retro-futuristic vibe. Free for both personal and commercial use, it’s perfect for logos, posters, headlines and any design situation where you have a bold typographic message to convey.
An old university project by Berlin-based graphic artist Simon Becker with support from graphic and type designer Sabrina Ekecik, Vagtur is a headline font that features a sharp contrast between rounded sans serif and calligraphic script.
This is no coincidence, as it’s a compound font made up of classic typefaces VAG and Fette Fraktur. It’s free for download in exchange for a tweet or a share.
There are no vampire hunters in sight, we’re afraid; just an awesome font created by designer Frances MacLeod. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Frances creates stunning typography and has worked with book covers, leaflets, posters and more.
She created this Abraham Lincoln font to resolve a constant search for a condensed serif. The promotional specimen featurrs the font in use and folds out to a poster of Abraham Lincoln’s address to the 166th Ohio Regiment in 1864 on the reverse. You can see the examples on her personal website.
This is Vernon Adams’ reimagining of a traditional 1930s slab serif by Heinrich Jost. The letterforms have been digitised, reshaped and optimised for the web, with more open counters and stronger stems to ensure that Bevan functions as an ultra-bold display font that suits modern browsers.
This gorgeous font was created by Filiz Sahin. She says of the font, “My dog loves bones. I experimented with this font for Che and other dog lovers. It has round edges and condensed skinny forms.
The corner of each letter has a bone shape which is Che’s favorite part. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!” It is free for personal and commercial use and Filiz would be grateful for credits!
Mattox Shuler designed this font in a few days, and it lacks accents and support for some common characters, but as a heading font – especially for graphic design work – it’s a great, free option.
Designer Jeff Schreiber describes his typeface Muchacho as “a western-style serif font with quirky legs”. Based in the Netherlands, Schreiber’s design contains all capital letters, numbers, diacritical marks and most punctuation marks. Muchacho is a free version of his Wild West-inspired typeface Gringo.
More vintage? You bet! Bobber is a classic font developed by Brazilian typograher Lucas Perdido and Russian graphic designer Dmitry Goloub.
Described as an “alternative slab serif”, the font is totally free and the guys are happy for you to use it for commercial purposes. We think it’d look create on an illustration portfolio, for those of you that love all things vintage!
For a minimal option, French studio FAAK&PAAT’s Delicate is an elegant serif stencil with a contemporary geometric twist. The classy design is available in three versions; rounded, bold and strict, and is free for both personal and commercial use.
Designed by Russian graphic designer Denis Masharov, ‘Forum’ is just one of the many fonts this man is responsible for. Currently working for Time Out Moscow, Denis has been a professional typographer since 2008.
The font’s intended use is for headings and titles, but we’re sure it would look great in set body text too! It’s classic feel is clear to see, with its clever arches and direct lines. If you love this font, we suggest you check out the rest of Masharov’s creations. The man’s a genius!
Glamor is a free font created by 26-year-old French graphic designer Hendrick Rolandez. Designed in 2013, Glamor includes a set of 24 fonts, from light to bold, with more than 200 unique characters for each font.
Johanna is a modular typeface based on six basic modules and as a result, there are 147 glyphs of versatility in each style. It was created by Spanish graphic designer Adrià Gómez and also comes in an italic version.
We love the slight vintage feel to this one and think it could be used best in web design. The colours that Gómez has used to showcase the font are also a brilliant touch.
Davide Cariani is a UX designer and web developer with a passion for typography, which led to him creating this entry in our list. True Love was created in his spare time and his first type experiment. Inspired by old-school tattoo fonts, glyphs available include letters, numbers, dash and dot.
Produced by Spanish typographer Pedro Arilla, Valentina is described as a sincere tribute to his grandmother; which is where the name also stems from.
A self-professed minimalist, Pedro created Valentina as a classic didone. Incorportating many antique Spanish techniques with influences of Bodoni, Valentina is great for editorial purposes. It is compiled of 457 glyphs, with 125 alternative lower cases or the 46 ligatures.
Designed by Hong Kong-based creative Hanson Chan, Walk On is a retro font fusing an Art Deco feel with a contemporary approach. It was originally designed as a corporate typeface for fashion brand Wang & Lynch, but is now available for free download.
With simple shapes and reduced ornamental structures, WalkOn is well-suited for headlines but can also be utilised for editorial copy thanks to its vast set of alternate letterforms and numerals. Simply email Chan to request the file.
This trendy display typeface was created by designer Simon Stratford after he failed to find a free font online suitable for his artwork. The slab serif typeface is the Stratford’s first, the designer creating a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and a few special characters. And all he asks for in return for the download is a simple tweet.
Detroit-based graphic designer Kady Jesko created Ansley after not being able to find a free retro-style font. Inspired by “past and modern retro typography”, it’s perfect for display use.
Jesko offers Ansley as a free download for both personal and commercial use, with donations, as ever, gratefully received.
Here’s another awesome find on Lost Type, the typography co-op that ensures its designers receive 100 per cent of the donations given for their fonts. This time, the typeface comes from talented Newcastle based graphic designer Nick McCosker.
It only comes in upper case but we think that’s all a typeface of this kind needs. It’s immediately striking to the eye and will work really well with any titled-based designs; possibly less so in body text.
Chunkfive derives from the team at The League of Moveable Type. With a motto of providing only the best fonts within the interweb, Chunkfive is a perfect example of their high standards.
An ultra-bold slab serif, Chunkfive has all the ingredients for great headings and titles. The fact that it also contains lower case means that it could also work in body set text. If you’re looking for a vintage Americana feel, then Chunkfive is your guy.
Distractor a new typeface designed by London-based graphic designer Simon Stratford. Loosely based on Bevan, the inspiration behind this font was the old letterpress styles and hand printed lettering – a passion of Simon’s. Use for personal projects and be sure to let Simon know what you think of it!
Geared is an industrial inspired Condensed Slab Serif that comes in four weights – thin, regular, bold and extrabold. It was designed by graphic designer Ben Dalrymple and with such an extensive character set, Geared could be a versatile addition to your next project.
An evocative yet forward thinking slab, Homestead is another stunning creation from the guys at Lost Type. Inspired by their desire and need to explore, Homestead represents the ways in which we are always searching for the place to call home. Designed by Luke Lisi, Homestead comes in uppercase only with numerals and punctuation.
In four weights (and italics), the eight-font Klinic Slab family is one of Lost Type’s most comprehensive releases to date. A contemporary, versatile slab serif, Klinic is a workhorse that marries personality and functionality. Designed by Joe Prince, it’s free to download, but if you decide to use it then we’d encourage you to make a donation.
Distressed typeface Lumberjack is the first font produced by designer Aleksei Kalinin. A bold design, Lumberjack is great for a variety of projects, headlines and poster in particular.
This vintage-style inclusion in our rundown was designed by communication and multimedia student Pedro Lobo. A slab serif font with shadows on the right, the design includes a full set of upper-case letters, numbers and a selection of special characters.
Silverfake is a new contemporary slab serif wide free font designed Alexey Frolov, aka MRfrukta. This vintage font is presented in contemporary curves that make the font applicable for both retro and modern designs. Silverfake contains only capital letters but also some alternate characters are also included.
This bold, all-caps font from Marcelo Reis Melo contains Latin and Swedish characters. Guaranteed to add a quirky, handmade flavour to your designs, it’s free to download – both for commercial and personal use – and comes in both TTF and OTF Formats.
Nantes-based art director Axel Bizon is behind this personality-packed uppercase typeface, Bizon. The irregular, handmade design is free for both personal and commercial use.
Graphic designers Vlad Cristea and Raul Taciu created Brusher, a bold brush-lettered font made from 100 glyphs. With precise strokes and smooth lines, it’s a quirky font with real personality.
If you’re looking for a fun, light hearted font but simply can’t bring yourself to use Comic Sans, then Comic Neue, a make-over of the infamous font, may be just the solution.
Created by Australian designer Craig Rozynski, Comic Neue’s arrival has already caused quite a stir in the design world, with it leading to Comic Sans trending on Twitter and the original font’s designer Vincent Connare, commenting that the design “should be more casual”.
A hand-drawn brush type, Debby will add a natural touch to your designs. It’s ideal for anything from wedding invitations, poster and logos to greeting cards and more, thanks to its irregular, bouncing characters that add a personal feel.
Created by the crew at Artimasa Studio, Debby is free for use.
Why Doodle? This question can be answered with two simple words – for fun. This is the first and most important rule that designer Filiz Sahin has set out for anyone that uses one of the quirkiest typefaces in our list. We love its playful style and doodle art feel.
French graphic designer Fabien Despinoy is the creative behind Fabfelt, a free script font with an industrial feel. “I tried to design a handwritten typeface without graininess, which is natural and a little retro,” he comments.
Designed by Brian J Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles for Astigmatic, this font takes its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film Cafe Metropole starring Tyrone Power. It has a classic weight and subtlety that make you think of artisan signage and craft, but its cursive lowercase lends itself to a host of different uses.
Created by designer James T Edmondson, Lavaderia is a charming font that takes influence from the Laundromat windows of San Francisco’s Mission District.
It comes in a range of open type features and three weights. Working as a script font, Lavanderia will really work well as a heading type as well as being able to slot nicely into the set body text.
Brought to you once again by those folks over at The League of Moveable type comes League Script. A gorgeous rendition of teenage girl’s endless diary entries, League Script offers a sweet alternative to boring body text.
Designed by Haley Fiege, it includes ligatures and will act as the framework for future script designs. It’s popularity is apparent; having been downloaded a whopping 71,000 times. How will you use it?
We love Font Squirrel. It’s a brilliant resource for fonts, and this is one of its hottest properties over the last few years. Chances are you’ve seen this font, and never realised that you could use it both on and offline at no cost. Lobster is a compact and legible calligraphy-based script font that works in both upper and lowercase, and can also be used on the web. Definitely one to snap up!
Mink Type was created by New York-based art director Filiz Sahin. “Mink Type is a cool, handpainted display typeface that was developed using brush tools in Illustrator,” she comments. “Each letter has three variations including upper and lower cases so you can create a custom feel for your designs.”
This cool, handwritten design Reis was created by Marcelo Reis Melo. Great for posters, logos and much more, Reis is available free for personal and commercial use, with donations to the author, as always, appreciated.
Freelance designer and animator Anton Bohlin created today’s font of choice, Wasteland. He comments on his hand drawn, brush typeface: “Wasteland was inspired by a post apocalyptic future where civilization is wiped out, water and gasoline are the only accepted currencies on the planet and you only have a handful of shotgun shells left.”
Created by Romanian graphic designer Octavian Belintan, the Adamas style was first used by Greek and Latin writers for a stone of impenetrable hardness. Adamas only comes in upper case but we think it’s a great free font to experiment with!
Swiss student Fabian Korn developed experimental font Beyno in his spare time. An uppercase design, it lends itself particularly well to eye-catching headlines, posters and much more, and is free for both commercial and personal use.
This grunge typeface does anything but what its name suggests, having been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times since its release. This is one of 129 fonts designed by Douglas Vitkausk, whose work has amassed over 12 million downloads collectively! Free for personal use only.
A group of curious design explorers make up høly and are the team behind today’s font of choice Futuracha. They comment on Behance: “The name is the combination of words futura and cucaracha (cockroach in Spanish). “The design is based on the basis of the pf futura book. The letters edges radically extend in a forceful way trying to remind the art deco’s style.
Inspired by basic geometric forms and grids, GEOM is a display typeface by São Paulo-based designer and art director Danilo Gusmão Silveira that started life as an experiment. Silveira says it’s free to use “and adjust” in both commercial and personal work – just let him know how you end up using the font.
Design student Filipe Rolim developed this typeface due his need for having a more alternative font to use in his projects. And now he’s generously offering his design as a free font for all to enjoy.
For a minimal aesthetic, try Swiss graphic design student Alexandre Pietra’s futuristic sans-serif, Lombok. Perfect for posters or any attention-grabbing design, Lombok is free for personal projects.
This is another brilliant design from Filiz Sahin. The project was inspired by Modern Swedish Furniture, print mechanical instructions – crops, bleeds, and registration marks – as well as pop influenced ’70s fonts. This is an EPS font for display font purposes only, at the moment. There are no PostScript or OpenType versions available. Please do some nice and clean work.
This font was created by Christian del Moral and Luis Armesilla. Both Madrid-based designers, Luis mainly focuses on motion and graphic design, but has a special interest in typography and lettering. Christian is heavily influenced by music and tends to illustrate in a child-like old school way.
The designers are happy for you to use the font in any way that you wish. All they ask is that you send them an image of your work once you’re done with it! Take a look at this awesome video the guys created to showcase PLSTK’s capabilities.
Tracion is the first typeface created by freelance art director and illustrator Marcus Lien Gundersen. A bold design, Gundersen was inspired by architects, engineers and the building industry during its development.
This quirky font was crafted by Emil Kozole for a university project. A lover of ‘pretty colours’, Emil manages to encorporate quite a surrealist style into this type face.
Typometry will be a great font to experiment with in a number of projects. The font is now a pro version with two weights, four styles and more than 220 glyphs that are available in both TFF and OTF Format.
Universum is a free font created by Prague-based graphic designer JAF 34. He wanted to create his own typeface based around the circle and variations on it, and here’s the result.
JAF 34 says that Universum is suitable for posters and print design, and comes in OpenType and TrueType flavours. While it’s free, JAF 34 suggests you might want to make a donation if you like it.