Best Resources for Free Fonts

Posted on 18 May 2017 by ColorWiki

In this blog post, we gather a list of some of the best sites to discover and download free fonts.


Good typography is essential for your website or project to look good. Using the wrong font can spoil your entire design. There are many fantastic premium fonts available online. However, sometimes it might be unnecessary to purchase premium fonts with the wide selection of free fonts available online.

In this post, we aim to bring you a list of sites that offer free fonts. With the plethora of options available to you, you are sure to find a free font that suits your needs.


FontSquirrel

When looking for free fonts, FontSquirrel is one of the sites that you are bound to stumble upon. FontSquirrel is one of the best resources for discovering fonts free for commercial use, and hosts a suite of high quality fonts. You are sure to find a free font that suits your needs here.


FreeTypography

FreeTypography is a beautiful typography blog that shares high quality free fonts. Their blog hosts a suite of interviews with font creators, design advice to help designers pick the correct font, and quality design advice. If you're interested in exploring more about typography and pick out quality free fonts, check out FreeTypography.


Fontfabric

Fontfabric is an independent type collection. It does not boast the largest collection, but Fontfabric has some quality fonts to choose from. You can browse fonts by category. If you're looking for a font for your next app or game, you're sure to find a unique and interesting font here.


The League of Moveable Type

The League of Moveable Type is a beautifully designed site that curates well-made, free, and open-sourced fonts. The site provides many fonts that are free for commercial use. It is easy to navigate, allowing you to easily find a font style you are looking for.


DaFont

DaFont is one of the more popular collections of fonts, including many fonts free for commercial use. The site is easy to use and has many categories, allowing you to easily find a particular type of font you are looking for. DaFont also boasts an active forum that allows users to recommend and discuss fonts to fellow designers.


FontRiver

FontRiver collects royalty free typefaces from various sources on the web for commercial use. All fonts on the site are either freeware, shareware, demo versions, or public domain.


UrbanFonts

UrbanFonts features a wonderful collection of free fonts, premium fonts, and dingbats. It hosts a collection of over 8,000 free fonts. Some fonts on UrbanFonts are freeware, shareware, linkware, or trial versions of premium fonts, so be sure to check the terms of use carefully. There are many categories available, allowing you to find niche fonts easily.


FontSpace

FontSpace hosts a large collection of free fonts. At the time of this blog post, it has over 32,000 fonts available, many of which are free for commercial use. If you want to save fonts found on their site, you can also choose to create an account to do so.


Font Cubes

Font Cubes is a comprehensive resource of the best free fonts for download. It hosts a large variety of free fonts, including cursive, calligraphy, handwriting, gothic, and more. All fonts listed on Font Cubes are free for download, and they link back to the source of the font. However, do note that the original author may have other terms of use, so be sure to read it carefully before using fonts you find on the site.


1001 Free Fonts

1001 Free Fonts is a site that boasts a large variety of free fonts. Many of the fonts available on the site are freeware, although a small percentage of the fonts available are shareware. Font categories are available in a wide range, allowing you to find a font for almost any use.


SMeltery

SMeltery is a site founded by a French designer, Jack Usine, to showcase and share his typography. It hosts a neat collection of free fonts, and is a unique collection worth checking out.


Google Fonts

Google Fonts probably doesn't need an introduction, but we thought we'd include it anyway. It is one of the best resources for free fonts. Fonts can either be downloaded or linked to directly, and all code to import and use the fonts in web applications is provided on the site. Google Fonts hosts a large collection of readable web fonts, and is one of the best places to look for free web fonts.


Typography is one of the most important design considerations when creating a new website, app, or other design. While there are many amazing premium fonts available, there are also many free fonts that can satisfy your needs. If you're on a tight budget, using free fonts can be a way to minimize your cost.

Did we miss out your favorite resource for free fonts? Let us know in the comments!