The 100 best free fonts

The best free fonts, from vintage-inspired typefaces to slap-you-in-the-face slab serifs, for Windows and Mac, for a range of projects.

The 100 best free fonts

We've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts. Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools.

This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles. We have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, graffiti fonts, web fonts and more, but we have sectioned our main list under these styles:

  1. Body fonts (this page)
  2. Legible sans serif display fonts
  3. Stylised sans serif display fonts
  4. Serif display fonts
  5. High-contrast serif display fonts
  6. Slab serif display fonts
  7. Handwritten and script display fonts
  8. Dramatic and low-legibility display fonts

 

Most of the typeface collections listed here can be used in your projects, but please be sure to check the terms. Now join us as we present you with 100 of the best free fonts, which you can download and use today. Let us know how you get on!

Body fonts

01. Linux Libertine

Free fonts Linux Libertine
Featuring more than 2000 glyphs this Times alternative is great - and free!

Format: TTF, OTF, WOFF

Linux Libertine was designed by the Libertine Open Fonts Project and, according to Wikipedia, "aims to create free and open alternatives to proprietary typefaces such as Times Roman". The font is licensed under the GNU General Public License and the SIL Open Font License, and contains more than 2,000 glyphs and includes character sets such as the Greek Alphabet, Cyrillic script, and Hebrew.

02. Oranienbaum

Free fonts Oranienbaum
Give your headings a classic look with Oranienbaum

Format: TTF

Described as 'modern Antiqua' (a group of classic 'old style' typefaces), Oranienbaum has been created by Ivan Gladkikh and Oleg Pospelov. And as free typefaces go, it's a corker! Based on classics like Bodini, this font has pronounced serifs and makes a great headlines.

Next page: Legible sans serif display fonts

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kerrie Hughes is associate editor at Creative Bloq. Her employment at Future Publishing began in January 2010 as staff writer for 3D World magazine. Since then, she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.