The 27 Best Free Fonts You Can Download

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Finding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink -- especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of typefaces that don't suit the vision you have in your head.

Finding a free font can be even more of a hassle.

So what's a budget-strapped designer to do?

We've scoured the depths of the internet so you don't have to, coming up with 27 of the best free fonts you deserve to have on your computer. Here's how we sorted them:

  • Free Scripts
  • Free Serifs
  • Free Modern/Sans-Serifs
  • Good Fonts for Logos
  • Old-Fashioned Fonts

Many of the free fonts featured here were developed by designers, for designers, so they understand the need for versatile, polished, free typefaces firsthand. Check out the fonts below and keep them in mind for your next design project.

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27 of the Best Free Fonts for Designers of All Skill Levels

Free Script Fonts

1. Hello Stockholm

What happens when you combine Scandinavian minimalism with classic brushstrokes? You get Hello Stockholm, a casual script that plays well with sans-serif fonts.

Hello Stockholm free script font

2. Wildera Regular

We think this whimsical, light-weight script would look right at home in a fairy tale (or in your next project).

Wildera Regular free script font

3. Mightype

Subtle hand-drawn details set this script apart from the pack. Mightype is sophisticated without being stuffy.

Mightype free script font

4. Selima

Selima's breezy brushstrokes are perfect proof that script typefaces don't have to look old-fashioned or uptight -- they can be casual and modern.

Selima free script font

Free Serif Fonts

5. Oranienbaum Regular

From small print to bold headlines, multi-tasking Oranienbaum is up to the challenge.

Oranienbaum Regular free serif font

6. Butler

A decidedly modern serif typeface, Butler comes in 14 different weights to suit a wide variety of different uses.

Butler free serif font

7. Arctic

If you're looking for a slab serif font with a modern edge, give Arctic a try. It's a great way to give your headlines some character.

Arctic free serif font

8. Bitter ht

We love the versatility of Bitter ht, a contemporary serif typeface that looks stylish at any size or weight.

Bitter ht free serif font

9. Agne Regular

With bold lines and contrasting stems, this elegant font is a fresh take on old-fashioned serif typefaces.

Agne Regular free serif font

10. Yeseva One Regular

If you're concerned that serif typefaces come across as too uptight or formal, consider Yeseva, a laid-back option for headlines and subtitles.

Yeseva One Regular free serif font

Free Modern Fonts

11. Moon

Have you exhausted your library of simple and free sans-serif typefaces? Add Moon to the mix. We love this font's clean simplicity and round edges.

Moon free modern font

12. Mohave

This all-caps font was designed with bold headlines and big type settings in mind.

Mohave free modern font

13. Alcubierre Regular

Clean, minimal, and geometric, Alcubierre is well-suited to projects that require subtle headlines and a clear focus on the content.

Alcubierre Regular free modern font

14. Bourbon Grotesque

Inspired by -- you guessed it -- classic bourbon labels, this sans-serif has a big personality that demands attention.

Bourbon Grotesque free modern font

15. Frontage Outline

Frontage Outline is reminiscent of handcrafted facade signs, making it a suitable pick for logotypes.

Frontage Outline free modern font

16. Arciform Sans Regular

Arciform might be simple, but this sleek sans-serif is far from boring. Consider including this easy-to-read typeface in your next web design project.

Arciform Sans Regular free modern font

17. De La Fuente

This cool typeface is decorative without being over-the-top, making it ideal for headlines, logotypes, and other design projects that focus primarily on the text.

De La Fuente free modern font

Good Fonts for Logos

18. Westfalia

Give your next project an outdoorsy, authentic feel with this hand-painted brush sans, which makes for a playful logo as well.

Westfalia free good font for logo

19. Atami

Atami's numerous weights and display options make it the Swiss Army Knife of modern sans-serifs -- it can really do it all for a rising brand.

Atami free good font for logo

20. Anders

Anders just might be the avant-garde font of your dreams. It's unique geometric lines make it an excellent choice for logotypes.

Anders free good font for logo

21. Westmeath

Westmeath adds a dose of swagger to an otherwise basic font, making a logo that uses this font both legible and stylish.

Westmeath free good font for logo

22. Polya

Polya is perhaps the most interesting font we could find. The webbing of each letter makes for a truly mesmerizing logo.

Polya free good font for logo

Old-Fashioned Fonts

23. Horizon

Horizon is a simple but retro font that elicits images of an old outer space movie. And yet, it still holds up.

Horizon old fashioned font

24. ITC Bauhaus

Similar to Horizon, ITC Bauhaus has a rounded, retro look that comes in numerous thicknesses. Thicker versions look like the header of an old playbill, while thinner styles give off a jazzy vibe.

itc-bauhaus-font

25. Bobbers

Bobbers is a script font that has the goofy and over-the-top qualities of an old sitcom. Bring it back from the 1970s in your next design project for a truly confident header.

bobbers-font

26. FF Blur

The haunting glow of FF Blur reminds us of an old horror movie. But it might be just soft enough to intrigue the audience of your next project.

ff-blur-font

27. Canterbury

No list of old-fashioned fonts is complete without the old-English stylings of Canterbury. Emulate many of today's most famous newspaper logos with this traditional typeface.

canterbury-font

We hope you find these fonts helpful -- but because they are offered by other parties on their sites, we can't make any guarantees or promises about them (like that they will be available or free to use).

Also, we want to mention that the designers who offer these fonts might have rules about how you can or can't use them, so there might be limitations that are applicable to use of the font.

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