40 web design freebies to make your life easier

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When it comes to typography, it’s usually a false economy to try to save money on fonts; you’re really better off paying for a professionally design font that’s going to make your site sing. Having said that, there are some free fonts out there that are as good as the paid-for ones, so discount a font just because it’s free. Here are some of the most interesting free fonts to have grabbed our attention recently...

A unique font for eye-catching designs

Cornera is a unique font that can be used in eye catching designs, logos and short bursts of text. Created by Gatis Vilaks of Wild One Design, it’s free for both personal and commercial use.

22. Born

A humanistic typeface based on traditional calligraphic forms

Born is a serif humanist font from Carlos Detoro. Free to download, Born Regular includes a total of 262 glyphs, including upper-case, lower-case, alternative glyphs, ligatures, numerals, symbols and punctuation marks. It’s free for both personal and commercial use.

Get the hipster look with Hamurz

Hamurz is a hipster-style retro typeface with rough edges and rounded shapes. Created by Bagus Budiyanto, it’s free for both personal and commercial use.

A thin, fine, modern font

Fina is a thin, fine, modern font that’s free for personal and commercial use. It was designed by Yai Salinas exclusively for DesignHooks and is free for both personal and commercial use.

A sans-serif that’s well suited for any display and text use

Fibon Sans is a transitional sans-serif type family in six weights. It’s a balanced, low contrast, geometric, highly legible typeface that’s very well suited for any display and text use. Created by Valerio Dell'Edera, it’s free for personal and commercial use.

Fragmented lettering makes this stencil font really stand out

This sans-serif, stencil-style font uses fragmented lettering and rounded terminals to make real impact. Created by Luis Calzadilla, it’s free for personal and commercial use.

27. Aaron Grotesque

A geometric sans that’s optimised for web use

Aron Grotesque is a geometric sans that’s been optimised as a web font. It includes OpenType Ligatures feature with some old style ligatures and basic mathematical glyphs. It’s free to use in return for a social media share.

28. Shkoder 1989

A 1990s-inspired font for both print and digital

Shkoder 1989 is a techy and sporty font, inspired by the 1990s. Combining two weights, it was designed by Julian Hoxhaj and Ana Hoxha and is free for both personal and commercial use.

This geometric font would look great in header designs

This condensed geometric sans serif comes with uppercase and small caps, and would look great in header designs. Created by Jamie Wilson, it’s free for both personal and commercial use.

A geometric sans that’s optimised for web use

Designed by Danilo De Marco, Aganè is a free font that’s ideal for use in the production of user interfaces. The available weights are light, regular, bold and extra bold, and it’s free for personal and commercial use.

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