Improve your Typography – 20 Exceptional Free Fonts

There is an old saying: “Give a dog an ill name and he’ll soon be hanged”. Transposing this wisdom to the field of website design, it is possible to say that the success/failure of a particular site is predefined by a number of factors, including a domain name, page layout, and even font, chosen for displaying the text on it. Use some dull font on your website, and it will successfully push your site into the myriad of faceless and monotonous sites in the web.

Remember, before you understand what is written, your eyes perceive the appearance of letters and start signaling your brains on whether it is attractive/interesting or not. That is why it is of crucial importance to make a proper choice of a font or typeface and fit it into the concept of the particular project. Below we will show you some examples of fonts, ideal for certain styles of websites.

Distinguished, Refined and Elegant Fonts

Mabella Italic

SF Covington SC Cond Italic

Cardiff Bold Italic

GalileoFLF-BoldItalic

Agate-Bold

Clean, Modern and Fresh Fonts

Yiggivoo Italic

JaguarJC BookItalic


SansSerifFLF-Italic

Garrison Light Sans ITALIC

Vegur-ExtraLight

Friendly, Handwritten and Informal Fonts

The King & Queen font

Hawaii Lover

Vtks Beautiful Dreams

Flaemische Kanzleischrift

Blazing Italic

Grunge and Distorted Fonts

Dirt2SoulStalker

karabinE.

VTKS URBAN TIME bold

BandungHardcoreGP

Vtks Desgaste

Written By Peter Olexa

Peter Olexa is a freelance graphic designer born in Bratislava, Slovakia. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate identity and web site design. You can follow him on Twitter @fonts2u.

21 Comments

  1. InkSketch

    August 24th, 2010 at 09:28 am

    Nice selection! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Taimur Asghar

    August 24th, 2010 at 01:03 pm

    Nice collection. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Edwin Ortega Bu

    August 24th, 2010 at 02:17 pm

    awesome typo …..

  4. Ahmad Qatato

    September 4th, 2010 at 07:03 am

    I don’t know! they all seem a bit gimmicky, but I do not want to miss the point on “Free stuff” so yes, for free things, they look great :)

  5. David

    September 20th, 2010 at 07:34 am

    Nice collection, Vegur-ExtraLight is my favorite.

  6. seo canada

    October 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    super font style .i liked the implementation and creativity………

  7. Hannah Hurst

    January 12th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Nice collection of fonts. I think the karabinE is my favourite, seems the most creative and legible to me. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Website development developer

    February 9th, 2011 at 07:38 am

    great and exciting collection for me,I download most of them right from this blog.

  9. karthik

    July 31st, 2011 at 01:13 am

    thank you i applied karbinE font to my site title

  10. Jenine Oberdick

    September 3rd, 2011 at 07:24 am

    I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

  11. Imogen Pond

    October 15th, 2011 at 04:48 pm

    Thank you! These will be very useful for one of my casual fun projects!

    Love the fonts, but especially Blazing!

  12. Rick Feit

    October 18th, 2011 at 03:04 pm

    Love the karabine font! Haven’t seen it before.

    Great list, it’s hard to find good looking free fonts nowadays.

    Thank you

  13. Web Solutions India

    October 22nd, 2011 at 01:17 am

    Great article! I’d love to see this as well. Thanks for sharing.

  14. ranna azam

    November 20th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    great collection of fonts. all of them are amazing. thanks for sharing this article.

  15. Morgan & Me Creative

    November 24th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Thank you for sharing. Gerrison and Vegur are my favourites of the examples presented.

  16. debugg3r

    December 7th, 2011 at 02:42 am

    Thank you very much for this post, I love this fonts!

    debugg3r

  17. Alex

    January 16th, 2012 at 04:50 am

    These fonts are awesome! Thanks for this post!

  18. aledesign.it

    February 17th, 2012 at 04:19 am

    Wonderful post! Excellent list..some font like Jaguar, Hawaii Lover are fantastic..useful! Thanks for sharing!

  19. derek

    June 14th, 2012 at 05:45 pm

    thank you so much…one cannot have enough fonts.lol. these are great choices!

  20. Gerald

    July 5th, 2012 at 08:04 am

    I like the Kanzleischrift font, very stylish. But I must add it’s not only the font that makes your content appealing, but also the spacing, such as line height and width. Anyway, thanks for this.

  21. Barry Reynolds

    November 20th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The cardiff font works very well, I’m going to use that on a poetry website of mine, thanks.

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