Are you having a difficult time finding the right font? It can be a real challenge to find just the right font to go with your graphic or website design. And it can be even harder to find free fonts, especially if your typography budget is running low.
We understand! To help you out, we’ve done the research to find some of the best sites that offer free font resources. You don’t have to spend your precious time scouring the web from one site to another looking for that special font for a client’s project.
Let’s get started with our list of free font resources!
How to Use a Font Legally
As a designer, you’re aware that fonts can be free or licensed, may cost a fee and be for private or commercial use. However, we’d just like to remind you on how to legally use a font.
Each font includes a EULA (End User License Agreement), which defines how you can use a specific font. The EULA will vary from site to site, so it’s a good idea to thoroughly read through all the entire agreement before using a commercial font, even one that’s free.
For instance, you may even find that a specific font only gives you permission to use the font on a specific number of computers or devices. This is important information you need to know.
Another issue to be aware of is that some free fonts may actually be commercial fonts that have been copied illegally. So, be careful and ensure the fonts you want to download are only from a trusted site. And know what’s covered by the EULA for each font you’d like to use.
1). Creative Market
This is a site that you’re probably very familiar with as a graphic designer. On their free fonts page, you’ll have the chance to review over 88K fonts, along with custom-designed graphics. They offer new free items every week! Just visit to find that unique font you need.
2). Font Space
Here, you’ll find a wide variety of free fonts available to review. Everything is placed into categories, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. The site has over 2,900 designers who create fonts, and each font is clearly labeled if it is for commercial use or not. You won’t be left wondering if a specific font is OK to use on that special project.
3). Gluk Fonts
While the name is a little different, this is an excellent site if you need vintage or gothic fonts. You’ll definitely find just the right font here! Most of the fonts on this site are free, even for commercial works. Just be sure to read the license to see if it’s available for commercial use or not.
4). Da Font
This is another great site for free fonts owned by the same guy who created Gluk Fonts! Here, you’ll find fonts that are a bit more playful, but you’ll still find the great classics. The site also features unusual fonts including Pac (Man). You’re sure to find a great font here!
5). Google Fonts
No list of free fonts would be complete without Google free fonts. You’ll definitely find the classic fonts here, and the best part is that they’re all free to use. Because they’re open source, you can customise all the fonts on this site. That means if you need a classic font, but would like to jazz it up a bit, you can do so with all the fonts found on this site. All fonts can be used for private or commercial projects.
This site’s creator, Ivan Filipov, says he’s been playing around with typefaces for about 20 years. Who wouldn’t enjoy doing that! Ivan’s a web and graphic designer, who has created a wonderful variety of original and extremely creative fonts. Most of the fonts on the site are available free for both personal use. If you find a font you’d like to use, then be sure it’s free commercially and enjoy!
7). Free Design Resources
This is another great site that offers a wide variety of fonts across various categories. You’ll find it extremely easy to navigate the site and find a great font for your project. Free fonts include scrip, display, sans serif, and more. The best part is that these free fonts are completely free to use for personal and commercial projects, without copyright problems.
Rather than a regular font site, Behance is an online portfolio that was acquired by Adobe. Here, designers can feature their work, so you’ll find plenty of unique fonts, templates and more here made some great graphic and web designers. Just find a font that suits your project, and then make sure it’s OK to be used on commercial projects.
9). 1001 Fonts
Here you’ll find a large collection of fonts of all styles. One of the benefits of using this site is that you can see what others are saying about their experience with specific fonts. You can avoid trouble by going with a font that has excellent reviews. Not all fonts on the site are free for commercial use, so read through the conditions before downloading a font. You can find free fonts for commercial use on this page of their site.
10). The Hungry Jpeg
This site offers a free section of fonts where you’ll find a variety of styles and themes. The free fonts may even come with free clip art and graphics that are included in the bundles you download. Many of the fonts come with a commercial license, but as always be sure to check the usage rights to make sure. And each week, the site offers a weekly freebie, so be sure to check the site often to find some great fonts!
11). Font Squirrel
Many designers find this a great site to find high quality free fonts that include commercial usage rights. In fact, all the fonts on this site are available for commercial use and you have a wide variety of fonts to choose from. While the list of free fonts isn’t large, you can rest assured that each one is a high-quality font. To top it off, you’ll find many of these fonts to be extremely unique.
We hope you enjoy these sites and find some unique, beautiful fonts for your projects!
Liam is a website designer and digital marketer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He spent a decade working within the charity sector before moving into the marketing space a number of years ago. Liam always strives to do something slightly different with every project and always designs to deliver results, not just pretty websites.