What are the best top 10 free font sites for designers to download free fonts!? We reveal places where you can find quality fonts that won’t cost a penny.
There are plenty of sites to download free fonts on the web. But which of them contain the best free typefaces? There’s a lot of noise and clutter on the web, and it’s easy to end up at poorly structured sites and low quality fonts. So we’ve taken on ourselves to find you the gems in the rough. Here we have selected 10 of the best sites offering free fonts.
> Google Fonts makes it easy for everyone to use web fonts, including designers and developers.
Google Web Fonts makes it quick and easy for everyone to use web fonts on their site. All of the fonts are open source, so you’re free to share and customise them for your own use, or collaborate with the original designer to improve them. And you can use them in every way you want, privately or commercially: in print, on your computer, or in your websites.
> FREE – commercial fonts and web-fonts and a really snazzy @font-face generator.
Font Squirrel is a collection of free fonts for commercial use. We scour the internet for truly free, AND, high quality fonts. We also have the world’s greatest, and only of it’s kind, @font-face font generator.
> Dafont.com has a massive collection of free fonts to search and download – including novelty fonts like this.
is a massive archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity. A lot of it is on the unprofessional side but you can find some choice stuff here. It’s also a good place if you’re looking to download free fonts with a novelty theme, like the Pacman font featured above.
> Lost Type is the first of its kind, a Pay-What-You-Want type foundry.
Lost Type continues to be dedicated to to the idea that quality fonts should be made available to anyone who wants to create an individual piece of characterful design.
Misnomer alert! We’re certain that 1001 Free Fonts doesn’t feature exactly 1001 free fonts; we reckon that it’s actually a lot more than that – probably something more in the region of 10,001 – and all of them handily organised across 64 categories, along with the option to browse by designer.
> Polish designer Gluksza offers some great fonts that are OFL licensed(OpenFontLicense).
Glukfonts is the site of Polish designer Gluksza, which offers some nicely designed fonts. You can download free fonts and other design resources too, including PHP scripts.
> A fantastic font collection from the Adobe team.
Edge Web Fonts features hundreds of web fonts, including a sampling of fonts from the Adobe library as well as a large collection of open source fonts. The fonts are served by Typekit, so you can be sure of high performance and stability. And on top of all its FREE!
> James Edmondson’s online gallery is staggeringly well put together.
A student at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, James Edmondson’s online gallery is staggeringly well put together. Designed in a fluid grid, it features both his own personal projects and those of friends. A great place to download free fonts: not only are James’s creations stunning but they’re presented in an attractive and innovative way too.
> Feel free to check free stuff section of independent type foundry FontFabric.
An independent type foundry launched by Bulgarian designer Svetoslav Simov, FontFabric includes a lot of paid fonts but its freebie section is also a great place to download free fonts.
> Type design studio TypeDepot beside their paid-for font collection, they aswell offer free fonts.
TypeDepot is a nifty little type-design studio website that offers a number of free fonts for visitors to download. There are also great commercial fonts to buy.