Are you looking for some absolutely stunning and visually interesting font designs that are available for download – 100% free for personal and commercial use?
No worries, I got you covered. I’ve already located the very best places to find the most beautiful freebie fonts and I’ve gathered them here for your reference. So, go digging – I know you’ll love what you find!
And remember, even though they’re free with no catch (mostly – Please Always Read License Info to ensure this!), it’s always good to Pay it Forward. Maybe you really love a particular typeface and use it a lot… maybe you turn a profit from using it in your own work… or maybe you just really appreciate someone’s talented offerings… consider donating a little funds their way or purchasing one of their paid offerings (if applicable). If that’s not possible, maybe just give them a shout out on social media to help get them some views or just to help other designers find great free fonts!
The 6 Best Sites To Find 100% Free Fonts
Font Bundles – Here you’ll find great free font bundles that change weekly (so look often!). And, I’m not talking just a few weekly freebies – you could literally build a collection for yourself from their freebie page alone. Seriously, check it out. They do this as a thank you to members as well as a way to introduce newcomers to their quality packages. Look, these really are high quality – you’ll be amazed. You will need to create an account to get the downloads, but that’s free too.
Pixelsurplus – Their site is easy to navigate and find the fine print. Just click this link or, when on the site, navigate to the “free fonts” page to browse their selection. When you click on a font, it will say near the top of the page where the font is displayed whether it is free for personal or for personal and commercial purposes. They have some really nice ones here.
Font Library – This a a great resource for Open Font downloads. They have “a stated policy of only accepting contributions that are available under a free or open source license.” However, you should always read under the download link of each font to see what the license info states. If it says “License CC-BY-SA” or “OFL (SIL Open Font License)” or “GNU General Public License” you’re good to go. These are especially useful for designers who are interested in altering a font or contributing back to the Open Font License community. They list explanations for various other licenses on the right hand side of the browsing page. Be sure to read these to learn more and check out their extensive Guidebook that goes in to so much more if you’re interested in Font making and sharing – or just learning more about Open Fonts in general.
Google Fonts – Look here for even more free font types that are Open Source. They state on the site: “All the fonts in our catalog are free and open source, making beautiful type accessible to anyone for any project.” So, bookmark this resource for sure. Great for developers and anyone who wants to know more about fonts in design. They give a lot of examples of fonts in use and information is offered in a clean format. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
Font Squirrel – They call their library style collection of free fonts “the free font utopia” and they do have some interesting selection available to browse. They offer search via type of license, but this site may seem slightly more difficult to grasp for some – as far as being clear on “commercial use.” The trick here is to just spend a few moments learning the way they organize. Look, fonts can be complicated – especially when you’re not purchasing a commercial license. They help in this regard by putting icons next to the fonts, which help you determine what they may be legally used for (see their FAQ page for more info on this). So don’t miss this one – just remember to always read the fine print.
Font Meme – They offer a library type collection of public domain and free for commercial use fonts. It’s a good place to quickly add some variety to your personal and professional collection. It’s a clean site that’s easy to read and find information regarding licensing and you can search via tags or just browse collections.
Don’t forget BeHance! Search “free font” to find freebies with various licenses. And search “free commercial font” to weed them out for that purpose. They have no “font” category, so this is the only way to find them… but when you do they are sure to be lovely. If you download from a creative, please remember to show some love and support for their work and hit that “appreciate work” button.
Let me know what some of your favorite font finds are! Do you create fonts? Feel free to share links to your fonts in the comments.