Free Fonts, Please!

Choosing a typeface is a critical step in design. If I’m not creating a custom typeface, I usually spend a lot of time researching which ones I want to use. As a freelance designer, I do invest in typefaces. And when they’re offered for free, I donate a sum of money to the designer. I know how much work goes into the creation of an entire typeface and they deserve recognition and/or payment.

With that being said, I do feel that the general public needs more exposure to fonts other than the ones that come pre-loaded on their PC. I’ve created a list of some of my favorite resources for free fonts. I’m not saying that they’re all amazing but that’s why experimenting is fun! Here are some tutorials on loading new fonts to your Mac or PC.

  1. The League of Moveable Type
  2. My Fonts
  3. Font Fabric
  4. Lost Type Co-Op
  5. Web Design Ledger
  6. Miss Design
  7. Free* Typography
  8. Behance Network
Obviously I’m sure I’ve only skimmed the surface on free font resources so if you have some other favorite sites, please feel free to let us know in a comment!

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7 Comments
  • James Korte
    Posted at 11:03h, 11 October Reply

    Great list, Allie! For those interested, also check out: http://www.fontsquirrel.com – they have pre-packed web fonts as well as high-quality (and free!) print fonts.

    • Allison
      Posted at 20:25h, 31 May Reply

      Great resource! Thanks for recommending it, James!

  • Samoth
    Posted at 12:08h, 11 October Reply

    Allie!!

    http://www.dafont.com is a very huge page of free fonts :)

  • Philipp
    Posted at 02:32h, 27 May Reply

    Wow, thank you for your mention! :)

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