5 best places to find free fonts for your design projects
Sometimes the pre-installed fonts on your computer can only bring you so far. Sometimes you need something special for a project. Professional high-quality fonts are mostly very expensive and this often doesn’t fit into our budget. Especially if you only need the font for one single project. Looking for free fonts is time-consuming, because of the sheer abundance of offers online. Here’s a collection of the 5 best places to find free fonts. Check them out >>
This is the number one place to look for very high-quality fonts. There are about 15 fonts you can download, all with open font license which gives you the right to use them commercially as well.
Google Fonts has very fast become very popular. The reason for this is the ease of usage. You can search for a font name, category (serif or sans serif), sort by thickness or width, see the different styles of the font and even type in your own text to see how it looks. All fonts are open source. They can be used on your blog and you can also download them to your computer.
Creative Market offers a huge range of affordable fonts and font collections. But the best is CM’s “Free Goods of the Week”. It includes free photos, templates and a font for you to download. Every week the selection changes and I recommend checking in frequently to see if there’s something you need.
Free fonts for personal and commercial use. It’s a collection of free fonts found all over the web. The search function works well and lets you differents classification or tags (retro, all caps, decorative…).
Behance is actually a site where creatives promote their work, show their portfolio and find inspiration but you can also find font creators offering their work. A lot of fonts are offered but only some are free. Check the licensing before you download.
Another possibility to look for free fonts is to use Pinterest search, even though it might take a bit of time and effort. Type in what kind of font you’re looking for and you will see the suggestions. This way you might also be able to find some fonts by designers, which are not offered on the big sites, but which a designer gives away for free on his/ her website.
+ If you are using Adobe Creative Cloud, you can find some very good fonts with the included Typekit application.
What’s your favorite place to look for fonts? Share with us in the comments!