The year 2016 is drawing to a close, so let’s take a look back at some of the best free font releases you might have missed from the past 12 months. There’s been some fantastic typefaces made available for everyone to download, so help yourself to these goodies in preparation for a creative 2017. I’ve trimmed the selection down by eliminating those that were simply restricted demos of a premium font. While some are for personal use only, and some require a registration or newsletter signup in order to download, you’ll find a range of beautiful serif, sans-serif, script and display fonts to add to your collection.

Neumann

Neumann

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De Valencia

De Valencia

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Abhaya Libre

Abhaya Libre

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ANURATI

ANURATI

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Atami

Atami

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Wildera

Wildera

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Cavorting

Cavorting

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Selima Script

Selima Script

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Roska Stencil

Roska Stencil

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BEYNO

BEYNO

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Hello Stockholm

Hello Stockholm

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Abyssopelagic

Abyssopelagic

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Ludicrous

Ludicrous

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SF Kingston

SF Kingston

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RUDE

RUDE

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Smoothie Shoppe

Smoothie Shoppe

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Ethelvina

Ethelvina

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Come Alive

Come Alive

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Quezon

Quezon

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Priscilla Script

Priscilla Script

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Sloppy Hand

Sloppy Hand

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Tipper

Tipper

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Rising Star Monoline Script

Rising Star Monoline Script

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Canyons Vintage Script

Canyons Vintage Script

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Little Brushy

Little Brushy

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Lauren Script

Lauren Script

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Diamor Script

Diamor Script

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Sitka Brush

Sitka Brush

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Little Cutie

Little Cutie

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Logawa Script

Logawa Script

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Something Wild

Something Wild

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Peenu

Peenu

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Quickline Script

Quickline Script

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Setta Script

Setta Script

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Vintii

Vintii

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Evilution

Evilution

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Regress

Regress

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ALDI Slim

ALDI Slim

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Magnolia Script

Magnolia Script

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Southbank Sans

Southbank Sans

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Akrobat

Akrobat

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Concre

Concre

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Alcubierre Font

Alcubierre Font

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Alberto

Alberto

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  1. Hi there Chris,

    It’s a great collection you got here, but I was really surprised to find one of my creation amongst it!

    To be more exact, I’m talking about the “Sloppy Hand” font, which I have created a couple of months ago, but seems to have gotten on the hands of other websites, like the one you’re sending through for download link, who have forgotten to mention the source.

    I would really appreciate it if you would replace the download link from your article with the original download link from my website – designalot.net/sloppy-hand-free-handwritten-font/

    Things like this help me keep on creating resources, which are mostly free.

    Thanks!

    Bogdan from Design a Lot

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    • Absolutely! I’m sorry about that Bogdan. Whenever I create showcase posts like this I always try to drill down to link to the original creator. I somehow missed your official post. I’ve just updated the post to send people to your site.

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  2. Thank you Chris…there are some nice ones in there
    to add to the collection.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all the
    best for 2017.

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  3. Wow. Love all of these. I think you were the one who shared the “Moon” text I downloaded too. Such a cool font. Gonna get a whole bunch of these ones. Love the styles. Thanks for compiling this list!

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  4. Hi Chris
    This is a nice article.Really worth to read it.I have used few fonts but I found many new fonts here.I am going to share with others.

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  5. Thanks as usual for the amazing list. However I have the feeling 2016 leads no terrific news to typography (2015 was more iconic, with the explosion of that indie\script style (think about the Debby or the Mayton). Does anyone have the same feeling?

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    • Hi Luke, the download link is sometimes a little hard to find on Behance pages because it depends where the user has placed it, but it’s usually a text link near the bottom.

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  6. Great list Chris, but I have to agree with Carlo’s comment, 2016 was essentially more of the same. But then I guess there are so many fonts available now, it really is difficult to bring anything new to the table.

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  7. Fonts plays crucial role and choosing a perfect font isn’t an easy task when putting content on a design layout, even a slightly inappropriateness in using a perfect font may result a great cost. The same also applies when a web designer put content on the web site. Font matters then. Anyway, of all these, I like “Rude’ most. Thanks for such a such a post.

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