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The 100 best free fonts

21. Universum

Free fonts Universum
Universum is based around the circle and variations on it

Universum is a free font created by Prague-based graphic designer JAF 34. He wanted to create his own typeface based around the circle and variations on it, and here's the result.

JAF 34 says that Universum is suitable for posters and print design, and comes in OpenType and TrueType flavours. While it's free, JAF 34 suggests you might want to make a donation if you like it.

Format: TTF, OTF

22. Kilogram

Free fonts Kilogram
Kilogram was based on Nick Curtis' Anagram

This font was created by KalleGraphics and based on Nick Curtis' font Anagram. The bold design includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters. Free for personal use.

FORMAT: OTF

23. Construthinvism

Free fonts Construthinvism
This free typeface was inspired by Russian Constructivism and Cryllic characters

Pedro Fernandes and 4838Design are collectively responsible for free font Construthinvism. Fernandes describes the design as being "inspired by the Russian Constructivism, Cyrillic characters and Alexander Rodchenko".

FORMAT: OTF

24. Molesk

Free fonts Molesk
Download Molesk to add a vintage touch to your designs

This vintage-style inclusion in our rundown was designed by communication and multimedia student Pedro Lobo. A slab serif font with shadows on the right, the design includes a full set of upper-case letters, numbers and a selection of special characters.

FORMAT: TTF

25. Ikaros

Canadian student and graphic designer Matt Ellis created Ikaros, a modern sans-serif typeface, in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and FontLab.

With upper and lower case characters, plus numerals and symbols, Ikaros will add punch to your designs – and it's free for both commercial and personal use.

FORMAT: OTF

26. Tracks

Free fonts Tracks
Tracks Type will look great when used for headlines and posters

Tracks type is all caps fonts and alphabet only, inspired with railway tracks slash, static, dynamic, and clean. It was designed by Indonesia-based design student Gumpita Rahayu and is available in two different styles - medium and slanted. This font was designed for display purposes, so will look great when used for headlines.

FORMAT: OTF, TTF

27. Ziamimi

Free fonts Ziamimi
Another typeface collection that's perfect for your headlines and poster designs

Ziamimi is a gorgeous font that comes in capitals - making it perfect for headers and eye-catching statements. Its sleek finish allows it to really stand out as one of the best free typefaces we've come across. It also comes with numbers and a few punctuation marks.

FORMAT: OTF

28. Dooodleista

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

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.

FORMAT: OTF

29. Klinic

Free fonts Klinic
Support your fellow designers and donate cash towards these brilliant fonts

In four weights (and italics), the eight-font Klinic Slab family is one of Lost Type's most comprehensive releases to date. A contemporary, versatile slab serif, Klinic is a workhorse that marries personality and functionality. Designed by Joe Prince, it's free to download, but if you decide to use it then we'd encourage you to make a donation.

FORMAT: OTF

30. Albert

Free fonts Albert
Designer William Suckling was inspired by Victorian signage and lettering when developing new typeface Albert

Albert is the latest offering from 22-year-old, London College of Communication design student William Bayley Suckling. One of many designs created by the talented creative, Albert is a new decorative headline typeface, inspired by Victorian signage and lettering.

FORMAT: TTF

31. Muchacho

Free fonts Muchacho
'A western-style serif font with quirky legs' - Jeff Schrieber on Muchacho

Designer Jeff Schreiber describes his typeface Muchacho as "a western-style serif font with quirky legs". Based in the Netherlands, Schreiber's design contains all capital letters, numbers, diacritical marks and most punctuation marks. Muchacho is a free version of his Wild West-inspired typeface Gringo.

FORMAT: TTF

32. Bizon

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

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.

FORMAT: TTF

33. Lovelo

Free fonts Lovelo
Coming with two line versions, this is the perfect font for headlines

Designed by Austrian typographer Renzler Design, the Lovelo font is a remake of the original Lovelo Inline. It's a geometric sans serif typeface with two line versions, making it an eye-catching choice for any large text or headlines. As always, the font is free but there is a donation option if you'd like to show the designer your appreciation.

FORMAT: OTF

34. Reis

 Reis
Reis is great for posters, logos and much more

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.

FORMAT: TTF

35. Fairview

Free fonts Fairview
Fairview is one of the many great fonts available on the Lost Type Co-op

Fairview is a condensed sans serif, with small cap alternates, inspired by the industrial lettering of the 20th century. Designed by Riley Cran for the Lost Type Co-op, the font comes in uppercase, lowercase, numerals and punctuation. There's also a donation option with this font, so be generous and show your appreciation!

FORMAT: OTF

36. Zwodrei

Free fonts Zwodrei
Another brilliant font for headlines and larger texts

Perfect for personal headline use, Zwodrei was designed by 27-year-old German based graphic designer Lukas Bischoff. After graduating from his studies of communication design at the University of Applied Science, Lukas has gone on the create some beautiful typefaces - including this one!

FORMAT: OTF

37. Distractor

Free fonts Distractor
Use for personal projects and be sure to let Simon know how you got on

Distractor a new typeface designed by London-based graphic designer Simon Stratford. Loosely based on Bevan, the inspiration behind this font was the old letterpress styles and hand printed lettering - a passion of Simon's. Use for personal projects and be sure to let Simon know what you think of it!

FORMAT: OTF

38. Linux Libertine

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

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.

FORMAT: TTF, OTF, WOFF

39. Vincent

Free fonts Vincent
This free type collection was Suarez's first fully functioning typeface

Vincent was developed by graphic and product designer for NBC Universal Ben Suarez. Created at the end of last year, this vintage-inspired design was Suarez's first fully functioning typeface, and is a great addition to our list of 100 free fonts.

"Vincent was intended to be used as a title font," explains Suarez. It was "named after my grandfather who drove a '76 Chrysler Cordoba and smoked out of an old wooden pipe. He was rad."

FORMAT: TTF

40. Museo Slab 500

Free fonts Museo Slab 500
Museo Slab is a weighty font that packs a serious punch

If you thought a free Museo sans font was good, we've also got two Museo Slab variants to accompany it. If you're looking for an impactful heading font, this could be it. As with the Sans versions above, you can either get one desktop license, one web font license for 500,000 page views, or a combination of the two. Registration again required to access the fonts.

FORMAT: OTF, TTF, EOT, WOFF, SVG

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