There are few things more exciting for graphic designers than choosing a font for a new product. It is a highly creative activity, which can also be very challenging and time-consuming, especially when you have to navigate through the seemingly-endless pages of typefaces that don’t match your inner vision. And it’s an even bigger struggle to find a free font. That’s why we have done an extensive search and selected some of the best free fonts available online, so you can enjoy your creative process more:
According to its creators, Streetwear is bold, stylish retro inspired script typeface suitable for logos, posters, branding, packaging and t-shirt design. Inspired by 1960s and 70s fashion and sport related typeface, Streetwear is the best choice if you seek something stylish, original and fun at the same time. It has some alternate characters that can be accessed with programs like Adobe Illustrator or InDesign.
If you are searching for an exquisite extended handwritten font for elegant titles or calligraphic texts, La Somnambula may be the right choice for you. Designed by Fernando Haro, a freelance graphic designer and webmaster, this font was named after an opera by Vincenzo Bellini, performed by Maria Callas in Milan in 1957, and despite its venerable inspiration, it is very up to date, including even the Bitcoin symbol.
There are moments when the typical lettering just isn’t enough. If you need a memorable, quirky urban font, one that draws attention automatically and makes a statement, Geom is worth a try. Inspired by geometrical patterns, this font is both artsy, cool and elegant, and can make a great impact.
The Bebas -Tam font is a reinterpretation of the Bebas font, made by Marci Borbás. Its slightly italic design is truly representative of the meaning of its name. “Bebas tam” signifies “I’m drunk” in Hungarian. If you are searching for something unconventional and creative that also inspires some amusement, try this font.
When you combine Scandinavian minimalism with classic brushstrokes, you get Hello Stockholm. Fun and imperfect in its structure, this font plays well with sans serif fonts. It can be a good fit for wedding invitations, street ads, Instagram posts, t-shirt designs, branding, and much more.
This font takes inspiration from the late 18th century European Enlightenment and the work type designer John Baskerville. Developed in 2011 by the Danish type designer Claus Eggers Sørensen, Playfair Display is an excellent font for titles and headlines.
A beautiful retro-style script that would be a good fit for a headline or a display, Wisdom Script was made by James Edmondson while still a student. The nod towards a musical treble clef within the letter S gives the font a particular exquisiteness. Free of charge for personal use; it will cost you only 30$ if you want to use it in a professional capacity.
With bold lines and contrasting stems, this elegant font is a fresh version of the old-fashioned sans serif typefaces. This gracious lightweight typeface has a structure that allows it to be used almost anywhere.
Considered to be one of the best script fonts, it was originally designed by Anke Arnolds but has been extended to include international characters by Fontgrube Media Design. The typeface tries to imitate casual handwriting with a calligraphic nib, without requiring support for OpenType features.
Overall, choosing the right font can add uniqueness and personality to the image of your project. You’ll have to determine what a particular font is saying to you and whether that fits your design. When browsing fonts, it is easy to get distracted by the variety of interesting choices but it’s important to not let all these get in the way of making the right choice A font that seems distinctive or stylish to you may not be the most representative or useful for the project you are working on. When deciding on a font from our list, just look carefully at each one and ask yourself if this font supports the qualities of your brand or complements the purpose of your design. Hopefully, you will find at least one that does.
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