The 100 best free fonts

Updated for 2017! Here's a selection of the best free fonts, from geometric sans-serif typefaces to stylish script serifs.

75. BellaBoo

Free fonts Bellaboo

BellaBoo is an all caps font that's perfect for any kind of design project

Format: TTF and OTF

This bold, all-caps font from Marcelo Reis Melo contains Latin and Swedish characters. Guaranteed to add a quirky, handmade flavour to your designs, it's free to download – both for commercial and personal use – and comes in both TTF and OTF Formats.

76. Bizon

Free fonts Bizon

Bizon is a trendy uppercase font that's free to use

Format: TTF

Nantes-based art director Axel Bizon is behind this personality-packed uppercase typeface, Bizon. The irregular, handmade design is free for both personal and commercial use.

77. Brusher

free fonts Brusher

Brusher has a friendly feel

Format: OTF/TTF

Graphic designers Vlad Cristea and Raul Taciu created Brusher, a bold brush-lettered font made from 100 glyphs. With precise strokes and smooth lines, it’s a quirky font with real personality.

78. Comic Neue

Free fonts Comic Neue

Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone

Format: TTF

If you're looking for a fun, light hearted font but simply can't bring yourself to use Comic Sans, then Comic Neue, a make-over of the infamous font, may be just the solution.

Created by Australian designer Craig Rozynski, Comic Neue's arrival has already caused quite a stir in the design world, with it leading to Comic Sans trending on Twitter and the original font's designer Vincent Connare, commenting that the design "should be more casual".

79. Debby

Free fonts Debby

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

Format: OTF/TTF

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.

80. Dooodleista

Free fonts Dooodleista

Download this font for free if you're looking to experiment!

Format: OTF

Why Doodle? This question can be answered with two simple words - for fun. This is the first and most important rule that designer Filiz Sahin has set out for anyone that uses one of the quirkiest typefaces in our list. We love its playful style and doodle art feel.

81. Fabfelt Script

Free fonts Fabfelt Script

After a script font with a hint of retro? Try Fabfelt...

Format: OTF

French graphic designer Fabien Despinoy is the creative behind Fabfelt, a free script font with an industrial feel. "I tried to design a handwritten typeface without graininess, which is natural and a little retro," he comments.

82. Grand Hotel

Free fonts Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is a throwback to the 1930s, and has serious retro charm

Format: OTF

Designed by Brian J Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles for Astigmatic, this font takes its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film Cafe Metropole starring Tyrone Power. It has a classic weight and subtlety that make you think of artisan signage and craft, but its cursive lowercase lends itself to a host of different uses.

83. Lavanderia

Free fonts Lavanderia

Working as a script font, Lavanderia will really work well as a heading type

Format: OTF

Created by designer James T Edmondson, Lavaderia is a charming font that takes influence from the Laundromat windows of San Francisco's Mission District.

It comes in a range of open type features and three weights. Working as a script font, Lavanderia will really work well as a heading type as well as being able to slot nicely into the set body text.

84. League Script

Free fonts League Script

Designed by Haley Fiege, it includes ligatures and will act as the framework for future script designs

Format: OTF

Brought to you once again by those folks over at The League of Moveable type comes League Script. A gorgeous rendition of teenage girl's endless diary entries, League Script offers a sweet alternative to boring body text.

Designed by Haley Fiege, it includes ligatures and will act as the framework for future script designs. It's popularity is apparent; having been downloaded a whopping 71,000 times. How will you use it?

85. Lobster

Free fonts Lobster

Snap up this Lobster font! That's right, it's a pun so good we've used it twice

Format: OTF/TTF/EOT/WOFF/SVG

We love Font Squirrel. It's a brilliant resource for fonts, and this is one of its hottest properties over the last few years. Chances are you've seen this font, and never realised that you could use it both on and offline at no cost. Lobster is a compact and legible calligraphy-based script font that works in both upper and lowercase, and can also be used on the web. Definitely one to snap up!

86. Mink Type

Free fonts Mink Type

Each letter of Mink type has three variants

Format: TTF

Mink Type was created by New York-based art director Filiz Sahin. "Mink Type is a cool, handpainted display typeface that was developed using brush tools in Illustrator," she comments. "Each letter has three variations including upper and lower cases so you can create a custom feel for your designs."

87. Reis

Free fonts Reis

Reis is great for posters, logos and much more

Format: TTF

This cool, handwritten design Reis was created by Marcelo Reis Melo. Great for posters, logos and much more, Reis is available free for personal and commercial use, with donations to the author, as always, appreciated.

88. Wasteland

Free font Wasteland

Wasteland is a free font with a very stylised feel

Format: OTF

Freelance designer and animator Anton Bohlin created today's font of choice, Wasteland. He comments on his hand drawn, brush typeface: "Wasteland was inspired by a post apocalyptic future where civilization is wiped out, water and gasoline are the only accepted currencies on the planet and you only have a handful of shotgun shells left."

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