The best free fonts: 88 quality type options for creatives

The best free fonts: Brush fonts

66. Fjord

Best free fonts: Fjord

(Image credit: Krisjanis Mezulis)

Fjord is inspired by Norway's natural, rugged landscape. Originally drawn with a thick brush on plastic to appear uniquely distorted, painter Krisjanis Mezulis has made this font both chilling and beautiful. This font is versatile enough to be used in a variety of different contexts.

Want more? See our dedicated free brush fonts roundup for more options.

67. Oh Now! 

Best free fonts: Sample of Oh now!

It may be one of the most weirdly named free fonts around, but Oh Now! delivers (Image credit: Syaf Rizal)

This beautifully textured brush font by Syaf Rizal has an edgy feel that can’t help grab attention, and would work well on perfect on posters, logos and branding. Oh Now! comes with uppercase, lowercase, punctuation, symbols and multilingual support. 

68. The Cat Has a Hat

Best free fonts: Sample of Oh Now!

The Cat Has a Hat is one of the most playful free fonts around (Image credit: Lukee Thornhill)

Inspired by the classic children’s books by Dr Seuss, this playful font is scrawl-like but still perfectly readable. One of the best fonts we’ve seen for adding a sense of personality to your branding and marketing projects, The Cat Has a Hat was designed by Lukee Thornhill.

69. Mustache Free

Best free fonts: Sample of Mustache

Mustache is one of the best free fonts we’ve seen in the brush style (Image credit: Joel Maker)

There’s a lovely handmade feel to this superior brush font designed by Joel Maker. Mustache includes a full set of uppercase and lowercase letters, along with a large range of punctuation, numerals, and multilingual support. 

70. Festival

Best free fonts: Sample of Festival

Festival adds a summery feel to your designs (Image credit: Pixel Surplus)

This hand-drawn brush font by Pixel Surplus is great for adding a summery feel and a 'good vibes' feel to your graphic designs. Impressively, the free version of this font even features multilingual characters. 

71. Sophia

Best free fonts: Sample of Sophia

Free font Sophia offers a decorative take on brush script handwriting (Image credit: Mats-Peter Forss and Emily Spadoni)

Sophia is light, friendly and slightly off-kilter, in a fun way. Described as “a hand-lettered brush script with a sweet decorative bonus", the family includes multilingual glyphs, as well as left and right stylistic letter combinations. This sweetest of free fonts was designed by Mats-Peter Forss and Emily Spadoni.

72. Reckless

Best free fonts: Sample of Reckless

Free font Reckless has an upbeat feel (Image credit: Nadi Spasibenko)

Reckless is a handwritten brush font that includes uppercase and extended Latin characters. As shown above, it would work well with a watercolour-effect design, either in print or on the web. It was created by Nadi Spasibenko.

Also read: 10 special wedding fonts 

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.