11 of the best free serif fonts in 2024

The best free serif fonts are useful to have on hand if you're looking to add some gravity to your designs. Serifs are often considered the elegant, sensible wing of typography. They have a look and feel that we automatically associate with authority and class.

That doesn't make the serif fonts boring, though. There is a huge variety of serif fonts available. Some of them are suited to quietly maintaining readability in lengthy body text, while others are visually arresting and can make good choices for display text. They also create plenty of potential for exciting font pairings

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.