20 Best Free Fonts You Should Be Using In 2017

Best Free Fonts for Designers

Best Free Fonts for DesignersFinding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink — especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of typefaces that don’t suit the vision you have in your head.

Finding a free font can be even more of a hassle. So what’s a budget-strapped designer to do?

We’ve scoured the depths of the internet so you don’t have to, coming up with 20 of the best free scripts, serifs, and sans-serifs to use in your next design project. Check out the fonts below and keep them in mind for your next design project.

  • Free Script Fonts:

1. Hello Stockholm

What happens when you combine Scandinavian minimalism with classic brushstrokes? You get Hello Stockholm, a casual script that plays well with sans-serif fonts.

2. Wildera Regular

We think this whimsical, light-weight script would look right at home in a fairy tale (or in your next project).

3. Mightype

Subtle hand-drawn details set this script apart from the pack. Mightype is sophisticated without being stuffy.

4. Selima

Selima’s breezy brushstrokes are perfect proof that script typefaces don’t have to look old-fashioned or uptight — they can be casual and modern.

  • Free Serif Fonts:

5. Oranienbaum Regular

From small print to bold headlines, multi-tasking Oranienbaum is up to the challenge.

6. Butler

A decidedly modern serif typeface, Butler comes in 14 different weights to suit a wide variety of different uses.

7. Arctic

If you’re looking for a slab serif font with a modern edge, give Arctic a try. It’s a great way to give your headlines some character.

8. Bitter ht

We love the versatility of Bitter ht, a contemporary serif typeface that looks stylish at any size or weight.

9. Agne Regular

With bold lines and contrasting stems, this elegant font is a fresh take on old-fashioned serif typefaces.

10. Yeseva One Regular

If you’re concerned that serif typefaces come across as too uptight or formal, consider Yeseva, a laid-back option for headlines and subtitles.

  • Free Sans-serif Fonts:

11. Atami

Atami’s numerous weights and display options make it the Swiss Army Knife of modern sans-serifs — it can really do it all.

12. Mohave

This all-caps font was designed with bold headlines and big type settings in mind.

13. Alcubierre Regular

Clean, minimal, and geometric, Alcubierre is well-suited to projects that require subtle headlines and a clear focus on the content.

14. Bourbon Grotesque

Inspired by — you guessed it — classic bourbon labels, this sans-serif has a big personality that demands attention.

15. Frontage Outline

Frontage Outline is reminiscent of handcrafted facade signs, making it a suitable pick for logotypes.

16. Arciform Sans Regular

Arciform might be simple, but this sleek sans-serif is far from boring. Consider including this easy-to-read typeface in your next web design project.

17. De La Fuente

This cool typeface is decorative without being over-the-top, making it ideal for headlines, logotypes, and other design projects that focus primarily on the text.

18. Westfalia

Give your next project an outdoorsy, authentic feel with this hand-painted brush sans.

19. Moon

Have you exhausted your library of simple sans typefaces? Add Moon to the mix. We love this font’s clean simplicity and round edges.

20. Anders

Anders just might be the avant-garde font of your dreams. It’s unique geometic lines make it an excellent choice for logotypes.

Editor’s Note: We hope you find these fonts helpful — but because they are offered by other parties on their sites, we can’t make any guarantees or promises about them (like that they will be available or free to use). Also, we want to mention that the designers who offer these fonts might have rules about how you can or can’t use them, so there might be limitations that are applicable to use of the font. 

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