As a designer if you think of the term “Free Fonts” you’ll probably imagine all kinds of garish decorative fonts worthy for use in nothing more than Microsoft Word, but there’s actually a range of high quality fonts by professional designers available free on the web. This post pulls together a mix of font styles that will suit a variety of projects, including serif, sans-serif, slab-serif and a couple of script fonts. Not only are they all free to download, but they can all be used commercially too.


Download the Museo font


Download the Homestead font

Wisdom Script

Download the Wisdom Script font


Download the ONRAMP font


Download the Jura font


Download the Nevis font


Download the Quicksand font

Ostrich Sans

Download the Ostrich Sans font

League Gothic

Download the League Gothic font

Sorts Mill Goudy

Download the Sorts Mill Goudy font


Download the Chunk font


Download the Colaborate font

Bebas Neue

Download the Bebas Neue font

Cabin Font

Download the Cabin font

Terminal Dosis

Download the Terminal Dosis font


Download the Lane font


Download the Franchise font


Download the Snickles font


Download the OSP DIN font

Playfair Display

Download the Playfair Display font


Download the Neuton font

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  1. A great selection of professionally designed fonts here, all for free, that’s beautiful! I also like the preview images you made up there, brilliant job! ++

  2. So glad to see that Lobster isn’t on this list – it seems to have become the go-to font for a lot of designers. It’s bloody everywhere…

  3. Many many thanks for the list! I have seen many of these before, but I really like the Onramp font. Would be good to see it in action.

  4. League Gothic has changed my life. I begin, like, every design with it now. I REALLY need to pick something else. But I love it. Funny, just wrote a post bemoaning the over use of Museo. Love it, too, but I see it way too often now. Thanks for sharing. I see one or two I need to check out. I would also add the free font Lavosier. I find it extremely workable.

  5. Thank you so much – I just figured out how to print on fabric but was at a loss for where to get fonts that were worthy of the process!

  6. Oh my goodness. Ostrich Sans is my all-time favorite block font! I’ve been using it everywhere lately. (It’s in my blog header at this very moment.) I can’t wait to check out your other recommendations!

  7. thank you so much for the font list! i love your website! i saw you in the wordpress bookazine, as well! i’m a fan of yours! keep up the great work!

  8. Love the fonts. Love Font Squirrel. Now, can we get a tutorial on the background happening in the font previews above. Maybe a quicky?

    Great site.

  9. Jup, I agree that most of these fonts needs to be in every designers arsenal. My favorite font that I am using for many projects is Quicksand. Don’t know why but I love how those fonts looks and my design is usually based on similar shapes

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