10 Great Places for Free High Quality Fonts

As a designer, you probably know how important the high quality fonts for your designs are. You are probably aware of few web places offering free fonts for personal and commercial use. The Designify Team decided to research a little bit more and give you a nice selection of online websites where you can find free high quality fonts for your designs.

SMeltery Font Factory

SMeltery is a French factory established in 2002 by Jack Usine and aims to share “his typographic investigations.” This is not a usual place for fonts. Here you can find some unusual and great font resources to create beautiful design.

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Best Web Fonts

This is a great place to find fonts. The website presents a collection of the best web free high quality fonts from Google font directory. In addition, you have also a selections of effect to use with your chosen font and what’s more you can get the css , html and javascript code so it is extremely easy to implement the fonts right away. You can also copy the css effects codes and put them in your stylesheets. You can also have the option to download all the fonts in one zip file. Extremely useful tool for web designers.

 

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Google Web Fonts

Probably, the most famous place to find fonts for you design. Currently, they offer 624 free font families to choose from. You can save the fonts you line in your collection and when done selecting, you can download them. Perfect!

 

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Abstract fonts

This place is literally abundant with free high quality fonts. They currently offer 13,662 free fonts. You can choose from Sans, Retro, Futuristic, Script, Minimalist, Decorative, Grunge, Horror and many many more. They also have a nice handy tool for generating web fonts. Just upload your .ttf or .otf and you will be able to download pre-generated .css, .eot, .woff, .svg, true type and optionally open type files and use them in your new website.

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Lost Type Co-Op

This is an unusual type foundry as it provides the fonts as Pay-What-You-Want. You can select from a great selection of fonts and choose how much you want to pay. You have the opportunity to pay “$0” for your chosen font. 100% of funds from these sales go directly to the designers of the fonts, respectively.

 

Lost Type Co-op

The League of Moveable Type

All fonts here are Open Source. As the creators say on the website: “No More Bullshit. Join the Revolution. We’re done with the tired old fontstacks of yesteryear. Enough with the limitations of the web, we won’t have it. It’s time to raise our standards. Here, you’ll find only the most well-made, free & open-source, @font-face ready fonts. “ This place is worth checking – a lot of free high quality fonts available,

The League of Moveable Type

 

Font Awesome

Font Awesome is an iconic font for use with Twitter bootstrap.  It is a pictographic language, easy to be styled with CSS. The icons are scalable so you do not have to worry how they will look in different sizes. Free, perfect on retina displays and perfectly adjusted for IE7. There also examples how to use the icons in buttons, lists etc…

 

Free High Quality Fonts

 

Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel is one of the best online places for free font for commercial use. Amazing selection of fonts and you can get the webfont kit and embed them in your css. You can also see the formats whether the font chosen works in browsers and mobile devices.

Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses.

 

Font Fabric

Font Fabric is an independent type foundry founded by Bulgarian designer Svetoslav Simov. Their aim is to create high-quality  and versatile fonts. You can choose from 48 amazing modern free fonts.

 

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Font Space

Font Space is a place where you can find a collection of over 20,000 free high quality fonts shared by designers all over the world. Some of the fonts are only for personal use, but there are many that you can use for you commercial projects.

20,120 free fonts for Windows and Mac - FontSpace

 

Related Reading:

Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller & Lita Talarico

Typography in Film and Video By Brian Diecks

Typology: A Handbook on the Fundamentals of Typography By Jason Tselentis


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