75+ Websites To Download Free Fonts

September 28, 2016 · 28 comments

by Lars

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There many great websites out there where you can download free fonts and why not have them all put together in one place? As you probably know of the right font can really make a difference and support a great concept regardless if you’re designing a new logo, web template, poster etc. Generally you can never have enough fonts at your disposal and the more choices you have, the better your chance is to find the perfect one for your typography designs

This article provides one of the largest collections of Font Resources and Directories and will be your doorway to most of the Free Fonts available through the Internet! Cover image by protofonts at deviantart.com.

If you like Fonts, make sure to check out the thousands of fully-licensed premium examples found over at Envato Market.


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Fonts are valuable resources and can give many hits by designers looking for inspiration on sites offering fonts for download and sale. This also means that there at loads of websites providing free and premium fonts for download and that you need to be careful not ending up on a “wrong” site having bad intentions. Always make sure to carefully review the terms and conditions included with each font whenever acquiring them from any on-line resource. Using fonts with no included terms and conditions is really setting yourself up for legal issues, as they were most likely stripped away at some point. Make sure you maintain records of where fonts were acquired and keep the original archive file with the legal terms to prove permission of use.

If a good Font Resource has been left out by mistake please let me know by posting a comment!

Article Index

Huge Font Directories

Specialized Font Collections

Designers offering Free Fonts

Not sure if these are worth a visit but you decide…

Huge Font Directories

FontFabric

I like FontFabric a lot because the fonts are presented and showcased with nice typography art. This great inspiration and ideas for using the fonts.

fontfabric

Google Web Fonts

Google web fonts is always worth checking out if you design websites. The advantage is that fonts are downloaded on demand. This means that you can use fonts not available on the visitors computers. From a design perspective this is great as you do not risk that the design falls apart because a font is missing.

google-web-fonts

fontex

Fontex is a large font resource that besides suggesting good fonts for download also provides inspiration and usage ideas. You can also find fonts using search, most popular and best rated features.

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Simply the best fonts

From the looks of this website you may think, hmmm when was this website build and updated – right? Behind the old fashion style you will find loads of free fonts categorized and easy to find.

more-fonts

Fonts2U

This site have over 20k free fonts nicely categorized and a good search function.

font2u

free-fonts

The free-fonts.com database contains more than 55.000 fonts – truetype, opentype, postscript type 1 typefaces.

more-fonts

SearchFreeFonts.com

SearchFreeFonts offers well over 13,000 fonts that are well categorized, and breaks down the 50 most popular for easy browsing. The site includes articles about the history and use of fonts and a very handy guide to various paid and free tools for designing, organizing and managing your fonts.

more-fonts

identifont

Very large font collection and information about fonts from 585 publishers and 158 vendors.

more-fonts

fontsy

On fontsy.com you find currently 4600+ free fonts. Of each free font you can create a custom preview in different sizes, see how looks like every character of that free font, write a comment and rate your favourite free fonts. Every font is categorised in one of 68 categories.

more-fonts

FontCubes

FontCubes is one of the very best font resources. Mainly high quality fonts that may easily be used in professional designs. The site is simple to use and provides a good overview of the available font there and the weigths and styles available for each font.

fontspace

Browse through a collection of 11,705 fonts that have been shared by designers around the world.

more-fonts

dafont

dafont is one of the biggest free font resources with literally thousands of fonts available for download. I’m pretty sure you can find what you need here but large does not necessarily mean good and that it is easy to find what you need.Give the smaller ones a chance too 😉

dafont

fontstock

Very large collection of fonts. Nice interface makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.

more-fonts

1001freefonts

Another simple site which is nice and easy to use. Big previews and nice big download buttons – the way it should be. If you are willing to pay a small amount of money this site will allow you to download 10.000 fonts… hmm why not?

1001fonts

abstractfonts

This site is also a huge resource with more than 12.000 free fonts online. The site has a nice ajax powerd interface that makes it nice to work with. Good large previews.

abstractfonts

filecart fonts

More than 10.000 free fonts available here and a good site deisgn making it easy to find what you’re looking for. There’s a to50 downloaded and a top rated.

filecart

fontso

fontso

neatfonts

This site is not as large as some of the others mentioned above but the Interface is ok and the fonts available there may be just what you need.

neatfonts

urbanfonts

This is a beautifully designed site with a huge collection of free fonts. If you’re not in to browsing and wasting time, head straight for the kill with the top 100 fonts section. (be aware that I experienced an anoying poker pop up window add…)

urbanfonts

DiscoverFonts

A huge selection of fonts that is browsable by category or alphabet, or via a tag cloud. DiscoverFonts also offers a selection of tools for working with all of your new fonts that are both free and for purchase.

discoveryfonts

BetterFonts.com

BetterFonts offers a mixture of thousands of free fonts alongside premium fonts that they sell for $4.99. You can also download their 500 most popular fonts in one go in a file for $2.77. You can enter any text you want and see it previewed in the display area when you click on a font you’re interested in.

betterfonts

FFonts

Large font resource with many categories and a top fonts filter.

Fonts101.com

Tens of thousands of free fonts divided into categories, searchable by name. You can check out a list of the most downloaded or viewed fonts, or even dive into the forums where you can discuss the various fonts with others.

FontReactor.com

FontReactor has a nice selection of fonts with a handy “test area” beneath each font, so you can see how the font looks with text of your choice. Browse by categories, most commented, most voted and so on. The site is also available in Spanish.

Fontica.com

Offers thousands of free fonts; some can be downloaded by anyone, while others require that you register first.

FontFreak.com

FontFreak offers over 5,000 free fonts to choose from both PCs and Macs. You can download them one at a time, or pay a $7.95 fee to download all of them as one huge file.

FontFace.com

Offers an assortment of free and paid fonts, with a Font of the Day, Top 25, an archive and more.

Font Garden

schriftarten

More than 9000 free fonts available for download here.

more-fonts

jabroo

Large collection with a nice interface that allows you to change text, color and background on preview.

more-fonts

highfonts

Another resource with a lot of free fonts. One click download gives you fast and easy access to downloads.

more-fonts

Font Leech

This site is not offering Fonts for download directly but points to other sites havint free Fonts available.

AcidFonts.com

Thousands of free fonts for PCs and Macs, with the ability to browse by category or alphabet. They do offer a subscription plan that will allow you to download more fonts in each zip file and also remove the pop-up and pop-under ads.

FontShack.com

FontShack isn’t as big as some other font sites, but seems to be a bit more selective in what they post so you only find quality fonts to use. The site is available in multiple languages.

ActionFonts.com

Over 10,000 fonts in a fairly basic layout that is easy to navigate.

Coo Fonts

This site has a really has a ’96 design making you recall how website looked in the 90’ies. There are many free font ready for download here so don’t bother the Look & Feel of the site ;))

Font Squirrel

Another free font site with some quality fonts available for download. Site was only created a few months aho, so it’s not as large as the others but still worth keeping an eye on.

fontstruct

This is site is both a download resource and a really cool font tool for creating your own fonts online. It is in my opinion one of the very interesting sites that you have to visit!

fawnt

This is a very large collection with more than 10.000 Fonts but it features some of the best free fonts out there on the front page for eady access.

creamundo

Quite large collection but the site is not that user friendly. Still it is worth a visit!

FontSpace.com

This site is based on the idea of a community of designers and font addicts, and has around 10,000 fonts divided into over 3,000 categories. All fonts are free to download, and if you sign up for their free membership you can bookmark, rate and comment on the fonts you like.

showfont

Large collection of quality, free fonts. As you can see on the frontpage it has quite a few diggs and is popular.

fontriver

Eksten

EKNP

A collection of around 1500 Fonts

webpagepublicity

6500 free fonts you can download to your computer and use for free. Website usability is not brilliant but all fonts have preview and is simple to download.

2200 Free Fonts

highfonts

Beautiful Fonts

Large collection of true type fonts for Windows.

grsites

Offers nearly 7000 free fonts for download.

more-fonts

Eternal Fonts

Specialized Font Collections

DSG 4

Collection of pixel fonts – handy for flash sites or those with limited space…. and old school retro games fans

blambot

This is a very interesting site for anyone who loves comics. There are loads of Fonts here that will fit perfrctly into a comic or comic styles artwork.

ABC WebWorx

Large collection of dingbats.

Fontennium

Fontennium at typOasis is a collection of “historic” fonts that cover periods like Roman, Celtic, Egyptian (if you need hippogryphs) etc.

Typeart

If you need types that are really art in themselves this is a good place to look… The site covers the following categories.

Blackletter Initials, Roman Initials, Ornaments

Designers offering Free Fonts

Manfred Klein Fonteria

Manfred have released hundreds of free quality fonts and dingbats all worth taking a closer look at.

more-fonts

Deviantart Fonts

Deviantart is really one of my favorite website when it comes to finding high quality and good looking design artefacts like icons, Photoshop patterns etc. This is cetainly also true when it comes to Fonts!

smeltery

Small collection of free fonts – They are generally quite creative and unique. Nice samples that show how fonts can be used.

Typoasis

Large collection of Designers offering their Fonts for download at typoasis.

10 free fonts that dont suck

jelloween

ficod

Lost and Found

This is a collection of work created by Font Designer that are not actively promoting their work themselves but still they know how to make font!

Dingbats

misprinted type

Small, personal collection of free and commercial (mainly grunge) fonts.

Chank.com

Chank is a font design firm that focuses on selling their in-house fonts, and even making custom fonts for companies that want to own all the rights, but they also offer a selection of their designs for free.

Cal Henderson

Small collection of pixel fonts for both Windows and Apple.

steffmann

Here you find an ok large collection of Fonts created by Dieter Steffmann. The Fonts are not new but they look good and you should give them a try.

Divide By Zero Fonts

You find a few fonts here that are creative and hand drawn in style

Not sure if these are worth a visit…

Font connection

studio1webdesign

Font Heaven

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Raavis June 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

good post.. thanks for sharing.. adding another link..

http://www.fontsc.com/ offers so many good quality fonts..

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Dean April 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm

http://font.so is another great place to get free fonts from, they have over 15,000 :)

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Tipografie February 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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ambien February 10, 2012 at 2:46 am

I know this web site gives quality based posts and extra information, is there any other website which presents these stuff in quality?

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Dzinepress September 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

really helping resources for get fonts. thanks for sharing

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Adam Barr September 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thank you for the awesome list of resources. There are ton of places on this list.

The one place on a true type lovers list that is a great resource for free fonts as well as premium/exclusive fonts is http://pilo.me – It is a paid subscription forum and really hard to get into, but it is totally well worth it if you can get in and you love great typography. Especially if you like to try before you buy, as that seems what the type world should move to anyway.

Well, thank you again for the font resources! I look forward to trying some of these out!

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Rahul August 23, 2011 at 12:45 am

why did you not include http://www.google.com/webfonts?

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Websites where You can Find Free Fonts

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Alfie October 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I can recommend TypeDNA’s tool for finding free fonts (freeDNA), it uses the same engine as their font manager to find free fonts: http://www.typedna.com/typednafonttools/freedna.php

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Nina June 15, 2010 at 2:18 am

Hey,

I found a nice site as well…They offer more than 13000 free fonts or “schriftarten” as they seem to call it in germany. Maybe you should add this site to.

Nice feature: They have an individual preview so you can see what you download. The link is called “individueller Vorschautext”.

Regards,
Nina

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oliver December 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

Found a new site called http://www.fonts2u.com. These guys have over 20k free fonts nicely categorized
and what I really liked is the extended search they offer. You may search thru all character
maps. I was trying to find fonts with Japanese characters. I simply selected desired character
map, hit search and got fonts supporting them. Really cool and effective.

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Destiny Islands December 5, 2009 at 5:39 am

I bet I can use a ton of these, really useful resources. Thanks a bunch!

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Rat Wulf - Website Designer November 30, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Great…! I work in a web design company and i will recommend this post to my partners…! Thanks for sharing these links…!

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Paul Sanduleac November 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

That’s an amazing list! Thanks!

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Anna McMahon November 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I didn’t realize there were so many web sites with fonts. I just put free fonts into Google and use the first couple web sites listed. Great list!

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