Everyone loves free fonts, but finding high quality typefaces within the sea of amateur display fonts can be quite a challenge. I’ve been searching the social profiles of designers and typographers directly to find the hidden gems that aren’t featured on the popular free font aggregators. I narrowed 170 fonts down to 60 after weeding out those that were restricted demos of premium fonts, those that required payment in the form of a tweet or email signup, and any that just didn’t pass my quality control test. The result is a collection of the best quality free fonts you probably don’t own, but should! These professional typefaces are a lifesaver for designers on a budget.

Moon

Moon

Big John / Slim Joe

Big John / Slim Joe

Abys

Abys

Debby

Debby

Ikaros

Ikaros

Baron

Baron

Arciform

Arciform

Anders

Anders

Adam.CG Pro

Adam.CG Pro

Gagalin

Gagalin

Baston

Baston

Aventura

Aventura

Alcubierre

Alcubierre

Athene

Athene

Accent

Accent

Aqua Grotesque

Aqua Grotesque

Handletter

Handletter

Manifesto

Manifesto

Nickainley

Nickainley

Maxwell

Maxwell

Slot

Slot

Mohave

Mohave

Break

Break

Bukhari Script

Bukhari Script

Simplifica

Simplifica

Arctic

Arctic

Glamor

Glamor

Cornerstone

Cornerstone

High Tide

High Tide

Parker

Parker

Reckoner

Reckoner

NOOA

NOOA

Axis

Axis

COCO

COCO

Jaapokki

Jaapokki

Melma

Melma

Cabana

Cabana

Farray

Farray

Cabron

Cabron

Kirvy

Kirvy

Billy

Billy

Natasha

Natasha

Bizon

Bizon

Xplor

Xplor

Chomp

Chomp

Butch

Butch

Streamster

Streamster

Metropolis 1920

Metropolis 1920

Oranienbaum

Oranienbaum

Barbaro

Barbaro

Zebrazil

Zebrazil

Yeah Papa

Yeah Papa

REN

REN

Lumberjack

Lumberjack

Brocha

Brocha

Qontra

Qontra

Ansley Display

Ansley Display

Charming

Charming

Bemount

Bemount

Endless Bummer

Endless Bummer

Dreamers Brush

Dreamers Brush

Helltown

Helltown

Canter

Canter

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  1. Outstanding work – thanks! Only thing that would improve it would be a link to a zip file of all fonts together, but I suppose I can’t complain TOO much… ;)

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    • Unfortunately that wouldn’t be fair on the generous designers who have shared their fonts for free. Linking to their profile helps give them a little extra exposure.

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    • You’re absolutely right – I was just being lazy. Very grateful to yourself and, of course, to the original designers for this fantastic collection!

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  2. Beautiful fonts….when going to the creator’s profiles, I don’t see how to download them…???

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    • The download links are often quite hard to spot, especially on Behance, but usually it’s a text link at the bottom of the page, or sometimes in the sidebar description area.

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  3. Feels like Chris-mas morning!

    Thank you for sharing the astounding amount of fine fonts, your time and efforts are more than appreciated.

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  4. eeee… Chris thanks for assisting me with my collection of beautiful fonts! Much love for all the designers for sharing their talent!

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  5. It’s utterly refreshing to see a list chosen by someone with an educated eye. Far too many articles like this are filled with typefaces which, if used, will only perpetuate the unfortunate lack of taste pervading the industry and hence our culture itself.

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  6. Many Thanks! to you and the designers… Separate links makes it easier to pick and choose for us non-professionals

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  7. As always – a superb list of resources. How do you manage to get any work done if you are hunting down great fonts like these?

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  8. Just when you think you can’t fall in love with another typeface…thanks for all the freebies Chris!

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  9. Wow, I can’t thank you enough for your resources. This is a fantastic list. The amount of time you save me is ridiculous. Thank you so much! :)

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  10. Great list Chris. Many thanks for highlighting these. I thought Athene particularly beautiful. Some I have but many I’ve never heard of. I’ve made a wish list :) So much talent!

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  11. Thanks to share this great fonts collection. But I don’t find any information to download them. Can you help me? Thanks again.

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  12. thanks a lot. i guess i found a duplicate: cabron&abys seem to match. which is good, because cabron comes as pure vector.

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  13. This is a great list, I have just grabbed a couple of these that are going to be very useful for a branding project I’m working on.

    Also, thank you for featuring my font Reckoner, glad to know it resonated with you!

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