The best free fonts: 88 quality type options for creatives

The best free fonts: Unusual fonts

82. The Quick South St Font

Best free fonts: The Quick South St Font

Super original and detailed (Image credit: Southype)

Free for personal and non-profit use, this tech decorative font has unusual detailing and would be perfect or brining an individual edge to a range of projects. Donations to the creator are welcome.

83. Miratrix

Best free fonts: Sample of Miratrix

Miratrix is one of the most original free fonts available today (Image credit: Andrey Karter)

Strongly influenced by Brutalism, Miratrix is a geometric grotesque that’s very far from standard and boring; in fact, it’s one of the most original free fonts we’ve seen in ages. Designed by Andrey Karter, this eye-catching multi-functional font is intended for use in a variety of projects, including web design, logos, brand identity, packaging, posters and headlines. 

84. Soulcraft

Best free fonts: Sample of Soulcraft

Looking for free fonts that work as variable fonts too? Check out Soulcraft (Image credit: Massimo Studio)

Soulcraft typeface is a free variable font designed to emulate vernacular lettering. Its creators at Massimo Studio intend creative people to make use in varied ways, so they can “express themselves in a bold, raw and unafraid voice”. 

85. Stanley

Best free fonts: Stanley

Stanley exudes elegance (Image credit: Jérémie Gauthier)

For a truly stylish font, download Stanley. Created by Jérémie Gauthier, this font combines rounded and more geometric forms and the results are striking. In our view, Stanley would work well for luxury branding or packaging.

86. Gilbert

Best free fonts: Sample of Gilbert

Gilbert is named after the designer of the rainbow flag (Image credit: Type with Pride)

Gilbert Baker, who died in 2017, was a LGBTQ activist and artist who's best known for creating the iconic rainbow flag, and he's been commemorated by this striking free display font. A good option for headlines and banner slogans.

87. Le Super Serif

Best free fonts: Sample of Le Super Serif

Le Super Serif is one of the few experimental free fonts that actually works (Image credit: Thijs Janssen)

Le Super Serif is that rare thing: a typographical experiment that actually works. It’s described by its creator, Dutch designer Thijs Janssen, as “a fashionable uppercase typeface with a little modern Western flavour to it”. 

88. Borsok

best free fonts: Borsok

(Image credit: Dastan Miraj)

Borsok, from Dastan Miraj (opens in new tab), is a bold but smooth display font with multilingual support. Its attention-grabbing rounded shape makes it perfect for branding, apparel design, product packaging, stylish text, quotes, greeting cards, posters and much more. It includes uppercase & lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation and symbols.

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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, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.