I am big fan of typography myself and was surprised I haven’t done any cool font collection yet!
While doing research I was amazed how many really high quality and modern fonts are available for free.
Use these fonts for creative typography designs, business logos, website designs – you pick! There are plenty of free professional fonts to choose from!
And now with Sifr and similar tools you can use any font in your web-design actually, but if you are graphic designer you get even bigger enjoyment through such detailed and beautiful fonts. Be sure to read it to the end, as we have prepared some great tips, on how to select the perfect font for your next project!
Balance between readability, elegance and use fonts with artistic approach to get best out of them, really that’s all you need to do.
Table of Contents:
- Modern Free Fonts
- Premium Modern Fonts
- 140 More Best Commercial Free Fonts
- 65 Professional Free Fashion and Creative Fonts
- 74 Beautiful Fonts That Look Professional And Are Free
- 50 Fresh and Beautiful Fonts
- 40 Professional Fonts For Web And Print Design
- Special Valentines Fonts
- Tips On How to Choose The Perfect Font
Note: Before we start – be sure to check license to these popular fonts, they may be free but some of them require reference or may not be used for commercial projects for free, although most of them are.
Modern Free Fonts
Huge collection of modern free font for you to use. There is nothing you can’t use them for, web designs, wallpapers, infographics, you name it, you got it. Find the best one for your project!
Beautiful, modern font and it’s still unbelievable it is free! Now Fertigo Pro version is released with extended language support and more.
Revamped version of the 2004 one. Now in OT with extended language support and OpenType features with alternates, ligatures, different styles of figures, etc.
For some reason this is one of my favorite modern fonts here. Love the elegant shapes, simplicity and how clean this font looks like.
6. Modeno Font
Really beautiful font with many variations – thin, light, regular, medium, black, heavy – be sure to check this free premium font.
Diavlo is a free font that contains 5 weights: Light, Book, SemiBold Medium, Bold and Black. Read and look more to this one in this *.pdf document.
10. Museo Typeface
This OpenType font family comes in five weights and offers supports CE languages and even Esperanto. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions and proportional/tabular figures MUSEO also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms.
Perfect premium font from Graphic River, a market place of Envato where every products are tightly moderated to include only highest quality modern fonts.
This free, modern font has been my favorite for some time – it has beautiful detail and every character has unique shape too.
Inspired by my favorite humanist sans serif typefaces, such as Meta, Myriad, and Scala, Junction is where the best qualities of serif and sans serif typefaces come together. It has the hand drawn and human qualities of a serif, and still retains the clarity and efficiency of a sans serif font. It combines the best of both worlds.
This OpenType font family comes in regular, italic, bold and small caps and has some nice OpenType features. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, fractions, oldstyle/tabular numerals, Anivers also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms and tabular numerals … so Anivers can crunch numbers with ease.
This unique free font will be great for artistic poster or wallpaper designs.
This free font will be amazing for textual logo designs.
19. OFTEN Typeface
If you are looking for tech font, this will do nicely.
22. Nilland Typeface
This free font will do awesome for techno, tech type of logo designs.
Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface. Each font counts 723 glyphs, it’s a cool and thorough letter font. You can find detailed info on he character set and the OpenType features in the Calluna PDF specimen.
This is a free and elegant sans serif typeface.
This unique font is available in various formats and will definitely look nice in your next design.
26. Vegur Typeface
I enjoy this modern font because of it’s thin and elegant font lines displaying text in really fashion, yet simple way.
Looking for artistic fonts? Look no further!
Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.
Check outfor full examination. It’s pretty cool Sans Serif font great for modern typography designs.
Self explaining image below, but I enjoy this font because of its unique glance and serifs.
It’s an interesting font, could be used for artistic designs and display of text.
Here’s a demo version of font called Ambrosia. It has all letters, numbers and a few symbols, but it is great long font.
39. Circled Typeface
Very cool and sharp font, it got my sympathies right away! Use this free font to add beautiful lettering to your designs. I am sure if you use the simple type on brochure or business card to emphasize some section, it would look amazing.
40. Nevis Free Font
This strong, angular typeface is ideal for headings. It features 96 of the most commonly used glyphs (characters).
Excellent and very popular unique font with many, many different variations to play with.
This is called as beta version, but still seems very complete for me – included in the set are Regular,Italic,Bold,Bold Italic for optical sizes 72, 12 and 6. Size 72 also includes italic swash characters and Black weights. (demo pdf)
Note that you have to give credit if you use this font and you must contact author before using in commercial projects!
With this cool font you will be able to create modern typography posters with funky style.
Only for non-commercial use.
Comfortaa is a simple, good looking, true type font with an amazingly large number of 466 different characters and symbols. You can see them all in the preview.
It is absolutely free, both for personal and commercial use.
49. MOD™ modern font
MOD is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms, 215 character set.
Whiteboard Modern is a hand-drawn face resembling the flowing motion and freedom of writing in an open space, such as a dry-erase board.
Love this modern font! Now if you cannot create cool letter designs with this, I don’t know how you will do it!
On JustMyType site you can find several more very unique and interesting letters.
Half serif, half sans serif. Capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format.
Did you enjoy this selection of fonts? We have more!
There’s a great quote that goes along with it:
[tweet_box]I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful / Ed Benguiat[/tweet_box]
Do you agree?
50 High Quality Premium Modern Fonts for Every Web Designer
Designers know the importance of fonts in websites; they spend a great deal of time in searching for the best fonts to put in their websites. Stylish and natural fonts are the most common styles used in creating an attractive website.
No doubt, free fonts are sometimes of high quality, but, in most cases, they are not up to the mark. Especially if you are working on a big designing project, considering high quality premium fonts is the best option.
I would recommend that you to use premium fonts in the situations where you are designing a website for the client so that your work looks totally professional.
In today’s post, we are featuring top premium fonts to help out the designers who are wasting their precious time in searching for finest fonts. All these fonts are of high quality and can be bought in a very reasonable amount of price.
10. Nixon Caps
18. Jee Five
22. AS Vino
25. Stitched UP
28. Daxion Dotted
37. The Elementarity
38. AS Bordo
39. Hokus Pokus
44. AS Vardo
50. School Type
All premium modern fonts in the list above are of high quality. These will fit accurately in your every design project. Although some users might look for some free font collection, but when you compare those free fonts with these featured premium fonts you will see a clear difference in quality.
I would recommend every designer to use premium fonts especially when you are working with big design projects and clients. I would appreciate, if you share your favorite premium modern font from the above list so that everyone knows which the best one is. If you want to share your opinions or want to ask any questions, just comment below and I will get back to you.
140 More Best Commercial Free Fonts For 2015
Choosing the perfect font for your projects is an important step, as it could make or break your design entirely. Wrong choice of font can break your flyer, poster, business card, blog, just about anything. We know that it takes a lot of time to look for a font that would really fit your design, that is why it is also important to have as many fonts as you can!
Now to make it even faster for you to create an astonishing design, I’ve compiled a long list of FREE fonts! More choices means more fun!
Feel free to play with these free fonts and find the best match for your design!
Unfortunately this cool font is no longer available for free.
This is a cool letter font sparking with elegance!
15. Kelson Sans Font
33. Dickson’s Tales
34. Bisurk Font
36. Liquor Typeface
41. Myra free font
42. Oami Quirky Font
43. Quark Free Font
44. Capita Light
45. Aleo free font
46. Intrique Script
48. Borgia Pro
50. Bouh Type
52. South Rose
55. Heister Type
56. Dos Amazigh Font
58. Nudo Free Font
63. Chomp Free Font
68. Discreet Font
70. Free Font!
73. SANOTRA TYPEFACE
74. Massief typeface
75. Corduroy Slab
78. Smitten Over U
80. LINUX BIOLINUM
81. Global Medium
86. Canter Typeface
87. Hapna Mono
89. LeHand Font
93. Uralita Bold
95. Tomahawk Font
96. RELIC TYPEFACE
97. XXII Centar Sans
101. Brassie Regular Font
103. Maw Free
105. Biko Regular
106. Valk Display
107. Dia Free Unique Font
109. STELA UT
112. Hiruko Pro (FREE)
116. SEAGLE FREE FONT
117. Villa Quirky font
118. Laika FREE Tech Font
120. BoB Fun Font
122. Orange Juice
125. Engine Artistic font
126. Brain Flower
127. Braxton font
128. Marta Modern font
130. Idealist Sans Font
65 Professional Free Fashion and Creative Fonts For Creative Typography
This time I found 65 high quality creative fonts, where many of them are very good for font creation, creative graphic typographic works, unique web design titles and so on. But hey – we are here all becoming/experienced designers, I don’t need to tell you where to use those fashion fonts, I am here to find that stuff for you!
Note – before using these fonts for commercial projects, check out creator copyrights (on their homepages, not asking me – I am just collector), because all of these fonts are free for personal use, but not all for commercial usage.
4 font variations here in separate download files.
10. Kawoszeh Medium
Tallys is a font that is one degree slanted and has large caps, a small x-height and long ascenders. It comes (see also Fontin) with hybrid numbers and a complete character set.
12. Jacks Font
15. Aldo Semi Bold
19. Goca Logotype
20. MDRS-FD01 Font
Confection is an adorable typeface inspired by copperplate scripts but is non-connecting. It’s frosted with swirling peaks of whipped cream and whimsical stems of pulled taffy. The opentype version is caramel filled with delicious ligatures and alternates.
22. Parallello Font
23. AvantGarde ALT
25. Knarf Art Font
Eats holes for breakfast lunch and dinner. Inspired by filling in sans-serif newspaper headlines. Continually updated with coffee and music. Makes your work louder than the next person’s.
30. Ubuntu Title
37. Deja Vu
38. Madame Butterfly
41. Special K
44. Velocity Font
45. More Folks
47. Serif Beta
Included in the set are Regular,Italic,Bold,Bold Italic for optical sizes 72, 12 and 6. Size 72 also includes italic swash characters and Black weights.
50. Capricorn OSF
53. Justus Font
54. Day Roman
55. Bitstream Vera
Designed as a bitmap font using Fontlab’s Bitfonter and then converted to an outline font. Synthetique has been optimized for on screen display at 17 pts. When your using this font at 17 pts be sure that anti-aliasing (smoothing) is turned off in your graphics program. Otherwise, author recommends using this font at 24 pts or above with font smoothing on. It looks great printed at any size.
60. Capture IT
This font won the Best Overall Font 2008 award.
61. VAL Font
62. Exus Pilot
63. VTKS Revolt
74 Beautiful Fonts That Look Professional And Are Free
Good typography is sexy and pleasing to look at. No matter what type of designer you are, you shouldn’t ignore the art of letters.
“A tolerant typographer never discriminates based on color, weight, or textual orientation.” – Will Dove (type.salsen.com)
14. Cosmo Path
21. Stitching Font
30. Drop Type
40. Magical Unicorn
47. Nixie One
48. Rawengulk Sans
50. Great Vibes
52. Sofia Pro
53. Sports World
55. Jenna Sue
56. Edmond Sans
58. Abraham Lincoln
65. Sierra Madre
69. Retro Town
72. Gabba All Caps
50 Fresh and Beautiful Fonts From 2011
Finding the right font for your design work can often be really frustrating and time consuming. For that reason you should always have plenty of various fonts in your toolbox.
3. Crystal Deco
10. Burbin Casual
18. Egypt 22
19. Code Pro
24. Claire Hand
31. Aovel Cool
32. Sketch Gothic
38. Broken Records
44. Phoenix Script
48. Wisdom Script
40 Professional Fonts For Web And Print Design
Stylish and fresh fonts have huge charm among every designer nowadays, many of them believe that typography is major part of project to make it variant and stand out from other design available in market.
1. Bext type
6. Adelle Basic
9. Real origami
10. Crimson Text
12. AGE Free Font
13. Dekar Free Font
14. St Ryde
18. Balonez Fantasia
19. Raptor Sans
21. St Marie
22. Sumkin Typeface
24. Typeface Adec
25. VAL Stencil
27. Haus Sweet Haus
28. Musa Ornata
35. Josefin Sans Std
36. Oh! Mai Mai!
38. District Thin
Special Valentines Fonts
You have come a long way down, but we still have more to share with you! In this section you will find some modern and beautiful special occasion fonts, wallpapers and infographics. In our case these are for all of you love birds.
Okay! So now you have decorated your desktops and learned a lot about Valentine’s Day. Now, it is time to prepare a love letter for your loved one. Hmmph! Here we go, the best fonts for Valentine’s Day:
Tips On How to Choose The Perfect Font For Your Needs
This discussion will cover some basic pointers that you must keep in mind while hunting for the best font for your upcoming design. Remember, at the end of the day, the end result must be aesthetically pleasing.
Once we enter the professional field we have to think twice before finalizing a decision. Same goes with fonts. The design of a font matters a lot in every format of text. It takes years of experience and plenty of intuition to develop that gut feeling required to analyze a font for a respective situation. We are here to help you learn it faster.
NOTE – My examples and my text in this discussion might look overly simple but it has been done with a purpose. The whole idea is to provide you with an explanation using the simplest possible style. (Was this a disclaimer?)
Analyze Your End Result
Isn’t that obvious? You can’t start searching for the best font unless you are sure of the end market for that font. Jot down the kind of viewers that you are expecting. Will the readers of your website be night life lovers or white collar employees? All this depends on the type of content and your niche.
See, it is very easy to just decide on a font and go with it when your readership isn’t huge and you’re just starting out. It is later on that you will understand how much the wrong font selection can effect your site (after you’ve finished this article, there will be no reason for you to make bad font decisions). Once you understand your goals these tips will be more meaningful.
The White Space
Those who smiled after reading “The White Space” know exactly what I mean. A font that does not care about the spacing between two letters can mess it up big time for you. Tightly placed letters can confuse an eye and result in visuals that aren’t actually there. Properly calculated white space helps the eye to run as fast as the mental skills of the reader permits.
I don’t mean that white spacing must be taken care of all the time. There will be niches where the abrupt spacing of letters will give a high to its readers. But, such cases are rare.
Don’t Over Experiment
It will be weird if you opt for a font with uneven shapes and sizes just because they provide the artsy look you want for your text. If you end up with fonts that have artistic deformations then the reader’s brain will take more time to process the information. Like, the below image I tried to over experiment with fonts and you can see the end result. Total confusion!
The delay in time might just be enough for the reader to move on to another window. Something that you don’t want! Do you?
Headline Fonts aren’t Meant to be Paragraph Fonts
Get it? C’mon! Wasn’t that simple to understand? There are fonts that are designed for a specific purpose. Fonts that are specifically designed for headings. You use them for headings and the reader will be in awe of your choice of font. But, just because a font looks good as a header or paragraph font, that doesn’t mean the opposite is true.
A font designed for headings will never fulfill the purpose when used in paragraphs. Now get it? Huh!
The Classic Choices
Times New Roman might not provide your design with an over-the-top edge but it also won’t look terrible. These good old fonts have been around for ages and they have been used over and over whenever designers were confused about the right font.
It might not give you the high that you are looking for but sometimes these fonts are just enough (like the font selection in New York Times). Perhaps, they are the high quality font that will complete your design. You just don’t know yet!
Avoid High Contrast
So, how does contrast apply into the world of fonts? Wasn’t this supposed to be inclined towards the world of photography?
Enough kidding! By contrast I mean the difference in design of two fonts. It is suggested that you don’t use two completely different fonts on the same page and, moreover, next to each other. Please understand that it is the gradual change which is soothing for the reader’s eye. If you end up confusing the reader’s mind by drastically changing fonts at short intervals then it might just kill the purpose.
Designers have to choose fonts that merge with their design and not fonts that pop out and kill the design. Make sure you help the reader save time instead of wasting their time while they try to understand what is happening.
But, do get a Little Cheeky
Some of my above tips might prevent you from getting cheeky, but that does not mean that you are not permitted to experiment. Though you got to stick with the standard decision throughout the design yet there can be these occasional texts that will stand out and leave your readers wanting for more. Experiment!
The Magic Formula to Wrap this up
I guess we have already done plenty of reading over here so I thought why not submerge my traditional conclusion with the last (and the most obvious) tip. See, at the end of the day it will be your choice that will prevail so instead of thinking too much just follow the basic steps that you would follow in any situation (which is nowhere related to fonts):
- Look for familiar fonts and create a list.
- Look out for fonts that you haven’t seen before. You will have to dive into forums and various typography websites but the research will be worth the time spent.
- Start playing with each font in your end result and see which suits your design the most.
- Increase/Decrease the size of font and make them uppercase occasionally. See how they look.
- Choose with your gut feeling.
Remember, if you like it then you will be able to represent it too. But, if you aren’t confident with your choice then you will find 10 critics killing your hard work. Be confident (and vigilant)!
I really hope you have enjoyed this font article as we enjoyed creating it! Hopefully the tips on how to choose the perfect font for your next project will help you, with the decision.
Some of these modern fonts are certainly free for personal use. For commercial use please check the license that comes with each item. I hope you enjoyed this article and if you want to show appreciation for making this resource for you – please share it with your friends! If you got any super fonts, that you own and would like to share with us, please let us know in comment section.
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