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. However, for specialist fonts that won't cost you a penny, read these:

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Some of the typeface collections listed here can be used on your web 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!

01. Debby

Free fonts Debby
Debby is a warm brush font that works well on greeting cards

A hand-drawn brush type, Debby will add a natural touch to your designs. It’s ideal for anything from wedding invitations, poster and logos to greeting cards and more, thanks to its irregular, bouncing characters that add a personal feel.

Created by the crew at Artimasa Studio, Debby is free for use.

Format: OTF, TTF

02. Bohema

Free fonts Bohema
Bohema by Joao Oliveira is an Art Deco font with a modern twist

An Art Deco font with a modern twist, Bohema was created by graphic designer and illustrator João Oliveira. Perfect for retro designs, Bohema is ideal for headlines, editorial letterings, branding, merchandising and special occasions. Available in eight distinct styles, payment is required for the full set but Oliveria generously offers the regular alternative style demo as a free download.


03. Benyo

Free fonts Beyno
Experimental font Benyo has a futuristic feel

Swiss student Fabian Korn developed experimental font Beyno in his spare time. An uppercase design, it lends itself particularly well to eye-catching headlines, posters and much more, and is free for both commercial and personal use. 


04. Cornerstone

Free fonts Cornerstone
Looking for an attention-grabbing display font? Try Cornerstone

A no-nonsense modular font, Cornerstone was created by graphic designer Zac Freeland. It’s an eye-catching design that looks fantastic used for headlines, posters and much more.


05. WalkOn

Free fonts Walkon
Add a splash of class to your corporate designs with WalkOn

Designed by Hong Kong-based creative Hanson Chan, Walk On is a retro font fusing an Art Deco feel with a contemporary approach. It was originally designed as a corporate typeface for fashion brand Wang & Lynch, but is now available for free download.

With simple shapes and reduced ornamental structures, WalkOn is well-suited for headlines but can also be utilised for editorial copy thanks to its vast set of alternate letterforms and numerals. Simply email Chan to request the file.


06. Lumberjack

free fonts Lumberjack
Lumberjack supports a range of different languages

Distressed typeface Lumberjack is the first font produced by designer Aleksei Kalinin. A bold design, Lumberjack is great for a variety of projects, headlines and poster in particular.


07. Stellar

Free fonts Stellar
An elongated sans serif, Stellar remains legibile whether used large or small

Designed to give purpose to your ideas, whether they're "galactic or atomic", Stellar is a slick, condensed sans serif with an elongated x-height that gives the font legibility and personality.

Senior art director Mathieu Desjardins created four weights, which come at a price – but a stripped back option is also free for personal use.


08. Shumi

Free fonts Shumi
Need a chunky font? Try Shumi...

For all your bold, geometric typeface needs, look no further than Moscow-based designer Ivan Shumikhin's free font Shumi. Packed with Latin and Cyrillic characters, it's perfectly suited to those times when you need to add impact to your designs.


09. Vagtur

Free fonts Vagtur
Vagtur is an unusual headline font

An old university project by Berlin-based graphic artist Simon Becker  with support from graphic and type designer Sabrina Ekecik, Vagtur is a headline font that features a sharp contrast between rounded sans serif and calligraphic script.

This is no coincidence, as it's a compound font made up of classic typefaces VAG and Fette Fraktur. It's free for download in exchange for a tweet or a share.


10. Ansley

Free fonts Ansley Display
Ansley is free for personal and commercial use

Detroit-based graphic designer Kady Jesko created Ansley after not being able to find a free retro-style font. Inspired by “past and modern retro typography”, it’s perfect for display use.

Jesko offers Ansley as a free download for both personal and commercial use, with donations, as ever, gratefully received.

11. Lombok

Free fonts Lombok
Lombok is a particularly trendy free font

For a minimal aesthetic, try Swiss graphic design student Alexandre Pietra's futuristic sans-serif, Lombok. Perfect for posters or any attention-grabbing design, Lombok is free for personal projects.


12. GEOM

Free fonts Geom

Inspired by basic geometric forms and grids, GEOM is a display typeface by São Paulo-based designer and art director Danilo Gusmão Silveira that started life as an experiment. Silveira says it's free to use "and adjust" in both commercial and personal work – just let him know how you end up using the font.

FORMAT: AI only (for now)

13. Arkhip

Free fonts Arkhip
Arkhip makes a stunning headline font

Arkhip was created by the team at Moscow-based Klimov Design. A bold all-caps font "with a Russian soul", it'll add instant character to your headlines, posters and more. Arkhip is available in both Latin and Cyrillic, and free to use.


14. Ailerons

Free fonts Ailerons
Ailerons is a free font for personal use

Ailerons was inspired by aircraft models from the 1940s. A clean, all-caps font, it was originally designed for an experimental air models project, but Brazilian designer Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira has since made the font available for personal use.


15. Pier

Free fonts Pier
Add a touch of class with Pier, a geometric font with a modern feel

Pier is a clean sans-serif font that's perfect for any-sized design, big or small. Created by Montreal-based senior art director Mathieu Desjardins, it comes in four weights, has a selection of glyphs and is free for personal use.

"The idea was to create a slightly off geometric font that would look good big or very small," he says. "It was made to fit your everyday designs and text needs."


16. Manifesto

Free fonts Wolf
Manifesto is an angular headline font with style

Tomaz Leskovec's clean, uppercase show font Manifesto was inspired by the geometric aesthetic of the Italian rationalist movement in the mid 1920s. Angular and eye-catching, it'll add impact to headlines, posters and more.


17. Delicate

Free fonts Delicate
Need a minimal serif stencil? Look no further than Delicate...

For a minimal option, French studio FAAK&PAAT's Delicate is an elegant serif stencil with a contemporary geometric twist. The classy design is available in three versions; rounded, bold and strict, and is free for both personal and commercial use. 


18: Timber

Free fonts Timber
"Timber is very versatile," says designer Mehmet Reha Tugcu on Behance

Istanbul-based designer Mehmet Reha Tugcu's trendy inline font Timber has a retro-futuristic vibe. Free for both personal and commercial use, it's perfect for logos, posters, headlines and any design situation where you have a bold typographic message to convey.


19. Futuracha

Free fonts: Futuracha
Futuracha is a display font based on futura's backbone

A group of curious design explorers make up høly and are the team behind today's font of choice Futuracha. They comment on Behance: "The name is the combination of words futura and cucaracha (cockroach in Spanish). "The design is based on the basis of the pf futura book. The letters edges radically extend in a forceful way trying to remind the art deco's style.


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