Typography is one of the most important key aspects of any web design project. An appropriate choice of typography can convert your graphic into wonderful artwork. There are many typography designers and type foundries that choose to share their beautiful creations to the public. Below, you’ll find some of the best Free and High-Quality Fonts for clean and professional designs.
Aller Group has sponsored and given its name to the font, developed by the English writing bureau Dalton Maag. Henrik Birkvig, education director at the Media School and one of the largest capacities in Denmark in writing and typography, has been art director on development of Scripture.
A legible sans-serif typeface, in the opentype format; 4 weights are available: book, italic, bold and bold italic. Win and Mac available
Inspired by my favorite humanist sans serif typefaces, such as Meta, Myriad, and Scala, Junction is where the best qualities of serif and sans serif typefaces come together. It has the hand drawn and human qualities of a serif, and still retains the clarity and efficiencies of a sans serif typeface. It combines the best of both worlds.
A free serif typeface, in the opentype format; 4 weights are available: regular, italic, bold and bold italic.
The dot colon Hyumanisutosanserifufonto Vegur is developed for the logotype. Prominent feature, but are designed to be used in wide range of applications such as logos and text. This humanist sans-serif family is available in OpenType-format in three weights: ExtraLight, Regular and Bold. The typeface can be perfectly used both in body copy and in headlines.
A beautiful slab-serif typeface, designed by Manfred Klein. The family consists of 6 weights, regular, bold, extra bold, black, small caps and small caps bold.
An original hand-drawn typeface, designed by Jay Hilgert. The typeface is currently being designed, so currently only the demo-version is available.
Flaminia Type System
Flaminia is a 2008 opensource project started as a Master Degree Thesis by Andrea Bergamini, an Italian graphic designer annoyed by the chaotic and poorly designed road signage system in his country. The leading idea was that tests taken in real-life conditions are the only way to validate the design of a font to be used for signage and that the final solution should always come from all of the modifications derived by those experiments. By allowing minimal changes of only one variable in the letter shapes, Flaminia also provides a tool to study which are the most relevant factors in the process of reading signs, and can be used free of charge for further researches in this field. Created by Andrea Bergamini, released by The League of Moveable Type, an open-source type movement.
This free font is available in two weights: thin and extrabold. It has standard OpenType features such as ligatures, slashed zero, contextual alternates and lining figures. The Extrabold weight is ideal for bold headlines. Designed by Sascha Timplan. License: free only for private projects.
LOT free font is applicable for any type of graphic design â€“ web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms. Format: Opentype (.otf) Compatible: PC and Mac. The font contains 78 glyphs. License: free for personal and commercial projects.
This legible font family comes in 2 weights: Regular and Italic. It works best for headlines and in large sizes.
A distinctive, original script font that is supposed to be a handwritten version of Georgia. The font works best in very large size.
Chunk Open Source Typeface
Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.
A very appealing, geometric font, designed by Samuel Delabarre and available for free download.
FILE font is applicable for any type of graphic design â€“ web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms. Opentype (.otf) Compatible: PC & Mac Details: 55 Character Set, Manual Kerning, Tracking / Pairs.
HappyPhantom, a TrueType font created by me, Lauren Thompson was originally released in July of 2009. Inspiration for the typeface came after creating the decorative hand-drawn slab serif font, “LT Chickenhawk.” Read more about the design process of these fonts in this post, “The Chickenhawk Chronicles: Preface.”
An original playful typeface that can be useful for family-related websites. Available in the OpenType format.
An original, playful free font, created by Wete, a Spanish type designer.
A very legible, beautiful academic typeface that perfectly fits to every corporate identity design, magazines and headlines of corporate web-sites. Titillium born within the Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino with the participation of students of the Master’s degree and Luciano CampiVisivi Perondi. Aim of the project the construction of a font made available through an open source web platform, responsible for the sharing of source code and publishing projects with the same font. Type designers interested in the amendment or revision of Titillium are invited to cooperate in creating and sending the source code to their product, which will be made available to users in the relevant section.
Amputa Bangiz Standard TTF
An original retro/grungy-font, designed by Quiccs and available for free download. Includes some basic non-alphanumeric characters as well.
Orbitron is a geometric sans-serif typeface intended for display purposes. It features four weights (light, medium, bold, and black), a stylistic alternative, small caps, and a ton of alternate glyphs. Orbitron was designed so that graphic designers in the future will have some alternative to typefaces like Eurostile or Bank Gothic. If youâ€™ve ever seen a futuristic sci-fi movie, you have may noticed that all other fonts have been lost or destroyed in the apocalypse that led humans to flee earth. Only those very few geometric typefaces have survived to be used on spaceship exteriors, spacestation signage, monopolistic corporate branding, uniforms featuring aerodynamic shoulder pads, etc. Of course Orbitron could also be used on the posters for the movies portraying this inevitable future.
A Geometric Postmodern slab seriffed face. The serifs feature simplistic rounded terminals and its stroke is uniform. Ripe was designed to be a practical typeface. Each character is distinct, yet consistent. Its subtle differences are clear enough to be easily read at both high and low resolutions, perfect for print, web and screen media.
5 Excellent Calligraphic Fonts
A small collection of nice calligrapic fonts found over at Dafont.com.
Sorts Mill Goudy
A â€˜revivalâ€™ of Goudy Oldstyle and Italic, with features among which are small capitals (in the roman only), oldstyle and lining figures, superscripts and subscripts, fractions, ligatures, class-based kerning, case-sensitive forms, capital spacing. There is support for many languages that use latin script.
Comfortaa is a simple, modern, legible true type font with 466 different characters and symbols (incl. European accents). Available in three weights: Regular, Bold and Thin. Designed by Johan Aakerlund from Denmark.