The 100 best free fonts

Updated for 2017, here's a selection of the best free fonts, from vintage-inspired typefaces to slap-you-in-the-face slab serifs, available to download today!

The 100 best free fonts

The 100 best free fonts

If you overspent in the holiday season, never fear, we've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts to help you kick off the new year in style. 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!

01. Kayak

Free font Kayak is a pure delight

FORMAT: TTF

Free for personal use, Jack Harvatt's Kayak font is a pure delight. Available in three weights and six styles, Harvatt describes his design as 'a modern grotesque type, designed with the intention of not standing out'. 

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. Kerrie was staff writer for 3D World magazine before joining the Creative Bloq team and since then she's written regularly for other publications, including ImagineFX and Computer Arts magazines.