Choosing the right font for your headlines and titles is imperative to attracting your viewers attention. There's hundreds and thousands out there on the internet, so we've decided to make things a little easier for you by picking out the 12 best free headline fonts around.
01. ADAM.CG PRO (opens in new tab)
Shrenik Ganatra (opens in new tab) is the designer behind ADAM.CG PRO. Based in Mumbai, the independent artist comments on Behance: "This design is an all caps, sans serif typeface inspired by Futura. The sharp, clean appearance makes it a suitable typeface for headlines, posters, titles and captions."
02. Hallo Sans (opens in new tab)
A personal project, Hallo Sans was created by graphic designer Fredrik Staurland (opens in new tab). Based in Oslo, Staurland specialises in illustration, packaging design and typography, with Hallo Sans being a brilliant example of the latter.
03. Summit (opens in new tab)
Created by designer Luke Lisi (opens in new tab), Summit is a display face with characteristics inspired by geometric sans serifs dating back to the late nineteenth-century. Containing 10 styles, available in five weights, Lisi generously offers this elegant typeface as a free download, with donations to the author, as always, greatfully received.
04. Building (opens in new tab)
Building was created by Italian design student Leonardo Gubbioni (opens in new tab). He comments on Behance: "With a strong visual impact, Building's primary purpose is to capture the attention, in a world where you are constantly assualted by sensory stimuli."
05. Zebrazil (opens in new tab)
06. Peyo (opens in new tab)
PEYO Regular is graphic designer Shannon Lim (opens in new tab)'s first ever font. She describes it as "a playful, uppercase, geometric sans-serif typeface, designed for display type uses, such as headlines, posters, and titles".
07. Mohave (opens in new tab)
Mohave is available from Absolut Foundry (opens in new tab), a small collective foundry, based in Bandung, Indonesia. The typeface was created by type designer Gumpita Rahayu (opens in new tab). "Mohave is all caps display typefaces, built with smooth height and dynamic glyph," he comments.
08. Glamor (opens in new tab)
Glamor is a free font created by 26-year-old French graphic designer Hendrick Rolandez (opens in new tab). Designed earlier this year, Glamor includes a set of 24 fonts, from light to bold, with more than 200 unique characters for each font.
09. March (opens in new tab)
"Introducing March typeface, an authentic, bevelled font, adapted from old fashioned signage," says type designer Gumpita Rahayu (opens in new tab) on Behance. March comes in two styles: outline and inline, the demo version of the latter Rahayu is generously offering as a free download in exchange for a tweet or Facebook share.
10. Promesh (opens in new tab)
Promesh was created by graphic designer Paul Reis (opens in new tab). "Promesh puts a spin on your typical and boring athletic font," Reis comments on Behance. "A distressed mesh look reminiscent of those old school basketball jerseys."
11. Komoda (opens in new tab)
Komoda was created by Polish designer Joanna Angulska. "Komoda is a display, sans serif typeface suitable for headlines, editorial and poster design," she comments on Behance. Better get experimenting!
12. Anson (opens in new tab)
This free, sans serif font Anson was created by Finland-based designer Mikko Nuuttila (opens in new tab). The design is named after the British twin-engine, multi-role aircraft Avro Anson and features 188 glyphs, including a full set of upper and lowercase letters and numbers.
Have you come across a brilliant headline font? Let us know in the comments box below!