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10 Best Free Font Websites For Designers

Get a list of the 10 best free font websites for designers. Explore and download beautiful free fonts for personal and commercial use.

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December 10, 2021

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On the hunt for some fresh new fonts to add to your collection? Whether you’re looking for unique script, display, serif, or sans serif fonts, we’ve got you covered. While it’s always best practice to support type designers by purchasing font licenses, we understand that sometimes you may just want to test out the look and feel of a font before investing in it—or you simply want to experiment with new typefaces in your personal projects!

Whatever the case may be, we’re here to share a handful of awesome free font resources with you. Keep in mind, not all of these resources will offer typefaces that are both free for personal and commercial use. So always double-check a font’s license to make sure you’re in the clear for using it how you intend!

1. Open Foundry

Open Foundry holds a rich, curated collection of open-source fonts you can download and use freely for personal or commercial use. Have fun exploring their collection of typefaces and toggling with their different display options. You can experiment with kerning, sizing, backgrounds, and more straight from Open Foundry’s interface!

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2. The Velvetyne Type Foundry (VTF)

The Velvetyne Type Foundry is a website that distributes hundreds of free and open-source typefaces. That means that you can use, modify, and redistribute all of their fonts freely (both for personal and commercial use). Plus, if you’re interested in creating your own font, VTF accepts submissions. If accepted, they’ll feature and distribute your custom font on their website!

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3. The League of Moveable Type

As The League of Moveable Type declares on their homepage, their manifesto is all about raising the design standards of the web and empowering everyone with top-notch typography. They proudly offer a handful of high-quality open-sourced typefaces on their website which you can download and use for both personal and commercial use. Plus, sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on the latest in typography and get free resources to help you improve your design skills.

4. Collletttivo

Collletttivo is a site that designs and distributes free Open-Source typefaces. They have an expanding group of designers who work on type-based projects and occasionally release Open Source typefaces through the platform. The goal of the collective is to create a network of people that challenge themselves to improve through practice and mutual exchange in the very competitive fields of graphic and type design,.

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5. Lost Type Co-Op

Lost Type is the very first “Pay-What-You-Want” type foundry founded back in 2011. Whatever funds are collected go directly to the font’s respective designers. It’s a win-win! Check out their awesome catalog of over 50 unique typefaces.

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6. MyFonts—Free Fonts

Did you know you can filter through free typefaces on the world’s largest collection of fonts? That’s right—MyFonts.com offers a variety of free fonts and you can access them all by clicking here.

7. Free Design Resources: Fonts

Free Design Resources is a platform that offers tons of different designs assets free for download. Lucky for us, they constantly update their fonts section. The best part is, you can filter typefaces by license: Free for commercial use, personal use, or both!

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8. Font Squirrel

The self-proclaimed “free font utopia” Font Squirrel is a great resource if you’re specifically looking for fonts that are free for commercial use. They’ve done the heavy work for you by researching licenses and carefully hand-picking every font displayed on their site.

9. Awwwards Free Font Collection

Awwwards generously put together a collection of free fonts from designers all around the web. Although not all are free for commercial use, with the vast array of styles available, you should be able to find just what you’re looking for.

10. Google Fonts

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the leading distributor of free, open-source fonts, Google Fonts. With nearly 1000 fonts available in more than 135 languages, Google Fonts remains a go-to resource for designers, type lovers, and just about anyone who wants to download typefaces for both personal and commercial use.

Explore beautiful free fonts for your next project

Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, or lover of type, we hope you found these resources helpful. Enjoy downloading new free fonts and adding them to your growing collection. We can't wait to see the amazing designs you create with them!

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