Free Fonts Part 1

Some of the best free font you can download and use today. Some of these fonts can be used on web projects, but be sure to check the terms.

Fail 

fail

This grunge typeface does anything but what its name suggest! This cool font is free for personal use only.

Sketch Block

sketch block handwriting font

This hand-sketched headline font was designed by artist Lukas Bischoff. Sketch Block makes a perfect handwriting font to create or to supplement illustrations with typography. Available free for personal use only.

Govote

govotea

Craig Ward created this free font last year in support of the GoVote campaign, which aimed to encourage people to vote in the US presidential election.

Langdon

langdon font

Langdon is a free typeface from XLN Telecom and leading graphic designer, illustrator and typographer Steven Bonner. Langdon is available as a free download and can be used privately and commercially with no restrictions.

Bohema

bohema old font

Perfect for old retro designs, Bohema is ideal for headlines, editorial letterings, branding and merchandising. The regular alternative style demo is a free download.

Airbag

airbag

The slab serif typeface is the Stratford’s first, the designer creating a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and a few special characters.

Linux Libertine

linux libertine

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’.

Papier Sans

papier

This crafty little handwritten entry in our free fonts list comes to us courtesy of SMeltery, the French independent font factory.

Museo Sans 500

museo sans

This extremely popular font is part of the Museo family of fonts, and you can get both the Sans 500 and Sans 500 Italic versions for free.

Museo Slab 500

slab

Museo Slab is a weighty font that packs a serious punch. If you thought a free Museo sans font was good, there’re also two Museo Slab variants to accompany it.

Lobster

lobster

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

Bevan

15bevan

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.

Typode

atrest

Experimental new font created by typographer Santiago Ortiz. You can skew, stretch and twist the font to your heart’s content.

Roboto Slab

roboto

Google has released a new serif font, Roboto Slab and has made it available for anyone to download and use in their own projects.

Ink In The Meat

ink

The free version (for personal use) of this tattoo font is partial and doesn’t contain any numbers.

KanKin

kankin

This contemporary yet old English style’ sans serif it’s perfect for posters, logos, print and web.

Nexa: light and bold

nexa light and bold

The Nexa font family includes 16 styles & weights. The font family has great legibility, and works very well as a headline font.

Grand Hotel

grand hotel

This font 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.

Moonshiner

moonshiner

This font lacks accents and support for some common characters, but as a heading font – especially for graphic design work – it’s a great, free option.

DECO NEUE

deco neue old font

This cool “old” font is completely free for both personal and commercial use, and this sharp sans serif, with its very low crossbar height for certain letters, instantly reminds us of the 30’s.

Oranienbaum

oranie-font

Based on classics like Bodini, this font has pronounced serifs and makes a great headlines.

Barkentina

barkentina

The font has a full set of correct Bulgarian Cyrillic letters, some lovely ligatures and is packed with personality. Free for personal use.

Source Sans Pro

source sans

Optimised for use in user interfaces, Source Sans Pro has great legibility, and is also one of the web-friendly free fonts available via Google Web Fonts.

Source Code Pro

source code font

Use this font for dev environments and interface designs. This font is geared towards people looking for a font to use in a dev environment/interface.

 

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