The best places to download free fonts

Places to download free fonts: letters falling
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You can download free fonts from lots of different sites online, and they can be excellent resources if you're on a tight budget. But it helps to know the best places to start looking for the best chance to find the right free fonts fast and avoid hours of searching through font libraries. We've been there, so we've compiled a lost of the best of the best font libraries when you can download free fonts to save you the job.

As well as the most obvious sources to turn in order to download fonts for free, we've found some lesser-known sites too, including individual design portfolios. Just make sure you always check the licence conditions of any free font you download – many of the sites we've included have different licences for different fonts, and while some are free for all uses, others are free for non-commercial use only. 

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Get fonts from by Monotype is one of our favourite type libraries. It has over 230,000 fonts, from brush fonts to display fonts. Over 900 of them are completely free.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.