Where are the best sites to download free font resources?
There are plenty of places to download typeface on the web. But which of them contain the best free font resources? There’s a lot of noise and clutter online, and it’s easy to end up falling down the rabbit hole of poorly structured sites and low quality fonts. So we’ve taken on ourselves to find you the gems in the rough.
Online font foundry HypeForType features over 25000 designs from top designers, and a whole chunk of those are available for you to download for free. Definitely one to bookmark.
Artimasa a ‘small lettering and type design studio with big dream’. These guys feature all manner of different type designs, with a few popular designs available for you to download and enjoy for free.
Created by creative director Jonathan Hill back in 2006, type foundry The Northern Block offers a number of free fonts. From stencil and bold to modern and geometric designs, you’re sure to find something suitable for your project here.
It can be difficult to find that perfect font. Font Cab aims to make it easier for you to find great fonts without wasting time. The simple layout of the website makes it easy to navigate through the fonts without much effort.
The Open Font Library showcases fonts that are free to use, study, share and rework for personal creative work. There’s plenty to choose from with their extensive catalogue that also includes a wide range of web fonts.
A small but growing number of designers and institutions are creating typefaces for the public domain. Free Font Manifesto provides information and airs ideas about the concept of free fonts.
Edge Web Fonts gives you access to a vast web font library made possible by contributions from Adobe, Google, and designers around the world. The fonts are served by Typekit, so you can be sure of high performance and stability. Plus, it’s free!
08. 1001 Free Fonts
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.
Dafont.com 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.
10. Font Squirrel
Want to download free fonts for commercial use? Then Font Squirrel is the place to head. The quality of the fonts is high, they’re mostly @font-face compatible, plus it’s got a very nicely designed website into the bargain.