40 Free Fonts That Everyone Should OwnBy William Barnes
Font choice is the key to any and all tasteful design – it communicates instantly and can be the lasting impression. Of course, fancy font software packages can be expensive. As a result, we have decided to put together an offering of the web’s most popular and peer recommended free fonts. Browse the gallery and feel free to download what you want.
Created by Livin Hell and made free to the public in April of 2005 -gritty and playfully demonic.
Created by CybaPee Creations circa 2004 – dynamic and ethnic.
Created by Dirt2.com, this newer font was created and made public in 2009 – grungy and bold.
Created by Michael Tension in December of 2008 – vintage and 3D.
Jellyka, Saint-Andrew’s Queen
Created by Jellyka Nerevan in early 2009 – handwritten and classic.
28 Days Later
Created by Filmhimmel and first seen on DaFont in September of 2005 – crumbling and horrifying.
The King & Queen
Created by Brän at Fractal Eye and made public in January of 2007 – classic script with character.
Created by Billy Argel in 2008 and released as free soon after – raw and retro.
Created by Fontalicious in 2001 – vintage and round.
Created by Chris Hansen and submitted for public use on Christmas of 2004 – a Gothic fairytale.
Created by Pia Frauss and made free in August of 2005 – sleek and natural.
Cold Night for Alligators
Created by Billy Argel in 2006 and made free to the public later that year in September – chilling and grotesque.
Created by Magnus Caderholm in May of 2008 – hand-drafted and creative.
Created by Billy Argel in early 2009 – vintage and western.
Created by Himasf in June of 2005 – sleek and handwritten.
Created by Loosydesign and made public in August of 2007 – bold and punk.
Created by Fontalicious before 2005 – playful and cutsie.
Created by Nick Curtis in July of 2001 – modern and clean.
Created by Endie before 2005 – hand-crafted and street.
Created by Apostrophic Labs in late 2001 – flowing and clean.
Created by Dieter Steffmann and made public in 2006 – official and editorial.
Created by Phillip Cavette circa 2004 and made free to the public in 2005 – playful and bold.
Created by Mickey Rossi circa 2005 – extra bold script.
Created by Last Soundtrack in 2007 and made free to the public soon after – Gothic and Western.
Created by Shywedge in 1999 – crisp and modern.
Created by Centric Studios and released for free public use in 2008 – dark and schizophrenic.
Created by JW Type and submitted for free use in 2007 – free-hand graffiti.
Created by Graham Meade circa 2004 – elegant and light script.
Created by Earl Allen & Doug Miles circa 2004 – classic and flowing.
Created by Ray Larabie in 2001 – bold and sleek.
Created by Levi Fonts circa 2004 and posted for public use in 2005 – classic and Celtic.
Created by Justin Callaghan in February of 2003 – light-hearted cartoon.
Created by Ray Larabie circa 2004 and released for free in 2005 – versatile and crisp.
One Fell Swoop
Created by Penny Fonts in July of 2003 and released for private use in 2005 – calligraphy with an edge.
Created by Eric Oehler in March of 2006 – bold and punk.
Created by Karl Krull in September of 2006 – classic and raw.
Created by Nick Curtis circa 2001 and made public in 2004 – bold and aerodynamic.
Times New Roman
Created by Stanley Morison, Rj Gladysiewicz and Victor Lardent at the English branch of Monotype in 1931 – simply classic.