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Font is one of the key elements in any design related project. As a freelancer, having a serious bunch of good and various fonts is a must-have. For this reason, I gathered 30 great and very clean fonts, ready to be added to your typography collection. From books, reports, print catalogs to brochures and posters, you can use them for any type of project you want!


Calluna Sans

calluna sans 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Square Comic

square comic 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Alt Alternative

Alternative is a three-weight typeface for logos and titles.

alt alternative 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Dimitrina

Dimitrina was created with a simple premise: Can there exist a typeface which features a minimum of sharp angles? And a readable typeface, as well?

dimitrina 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


1470 Sorbone

This family was created inspired from the first font carved and cast in France, for the Sorbonne University’s printing workshop (Paris). The characters were drawn by Jean Heynlin, rector of the university – inspired from Pannartz’s – and in all probability was carved by Adolf Rusch.

1470 sorbone 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Jesterday

Jesterday is a four weight – light, regular, medium and bold – type family that’s suitable for headlines but works great in informal body-copy as well.

jesterday 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Classic Blur

Classic Blur has maximum roundness — and is still legible. It can be used as an interesting workhorse in small text sizes. It makes eye-catching headlines in big display sizes.

classic blur 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Waterfall

waterfall 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Springsteel Serif

Like the sans-serif, it has unusual construction using curves on the outside and straight lines inside characters, giving it quite an expressive and warm feel. It contains small caps and old-style figures, as well as superior/inferior figures and common fractions and mathematical symbols. It supports Western plus Nordic, Eastern European and Turkish languages.

springsteel 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Seconda

Wait a second… Seconda. A sans serif with its own individuality. A typeface which combines character with legibility. A typeface which combines business with pleasure. Its moderate contrast and narrowing terminals give this typeface a gentle and sophisticated nature. Use it for books, reports, magazines, business letters – and relax. Use it for brochures, posters, signs, corporate identity projects – and enjoy.

seconda 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Skyhook Mono

SkyhookMono is a carefully handcrafted monospaced typeface family. It is modern, sturdy and reduced to the max yet refined and classy. But we really love the fact that Skyhook Mono is very readable even in smaller sizes. It is designed and optimized to be printed so you should not be surprised when the results are even better than the screen appearance!

skyhook mono 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


FR Hopper

FR Hopper is the biggest release of Faberfonts Foundry since its opening. The project started as a quest for cool and neutral thin sans capital forms and proportions more than a year ago. Till then lots of things have changed and have been added and the project has grown into a project as complex and prolonged as nothing else before here in the studio of Faberfonts.

fr hopper 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Lintel

A modern san serif typeface with a pure clean line form. The idea has been to design a font with a proportioned and balanced structure that is applicable to a wide variety of uses. Details include 6 weights with italics, a full character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.

lintel 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


ION C

ION C is a part of the ION superfamily, which consists of 3 families: condensed (ION A), normal (ION B) and wide (ION C), each having a compelling range of 10 weights.

ion c 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Florin Sans

A clean, symmetrical and modern typeface. The font (previously named “Heimat Grotesk”) was developed by Florian Klauer for display and body copy application. What stands out about this font is it’s large x-height and constant line-weight. Nearly all letters bend with a continuous unfaltering style, giving the impression all letters are cast from the same mold.

florin sans 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Oval

Oval is a custom sans font which is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items.

oval 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Giro

Giro is an informal sans serif typeface.
Designed for an independent music label, it was part of the graduation project of designer Marcelo Magalhães.
This typeface can be used on logos and music poster design.

giro 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


St Ryde

St Ryde is a humanistic sans-serif with a slight touch of a script typeface. The most significant aspect of the typeface is the combined sharp and round treatment of the stroke endings. The complete Ryde Family contains five weights including real matching italics, so you can choose from thin, light, regular, medium and bold.

st ryde 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Planer

A modern rounded typeface combining humanist elements with a strong geometric grid. The result is a font that can produce striking visuals at large scale and clean line legibility at text size.
Details include four weights, a complete character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.

planer 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Haymer

Haymer stands at the apogee of legibility and clarity. Its design embodies symmetry, even stroke widths and a subtle rounded quality to give an instinctive appeal to the reader and to the designer. Haymer is modern yet characterful and is ideal for use as a text family, online and wherever instant easy readability is required.

haymer 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Reklame Script

Reklame Script is a brush typefamily consisting of four weights. It was designed by Hannes von Döhren in 2010. This family is influenced by the handlettering of printed advertisements of the 1940s and 1950s. You can combine the four weights to gain a better emphasis – perfect for headlines, posters, and other display uses.

reklame script 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Circula

Circula is a simplified geometric display typeface based on circles.
It contains capitals and small capitals only (no lower case), basic symbols, superior and inferior numbers and common fractions. It supports Eastern European, Baltic and Turkish character sets.

circula 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Danger

danger 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Sketchetik

Sketchetik is a hand-drawn font in four styles: light, regular, bold and black.
It is recommended for use as display typeface.

sketchetik 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


InSign

Geometric font for paradoxical or short texts. Also maybe use for headlines, logos etc.

insign 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Otari

Otari is vibrant and contemporary, but serious and built to last.
Its character shines in display type, but doesn’t interfere at text sizes. Otari aims to capture the essence of Wellington, New Zealand in a single typeface. The contrast of a colorful art scene and the conservative colonial British aesthetic, which is still evident in the capital city, laid the groundwork for this design.

otari 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Cartwheel

Cartwheel, a super bold and playful display font designed by Tom Censani was inspired by the imperfect beauty of hand-lettered signs at theme parks and the bouncy cadence of text inside comic book bubbles.
Cartwheel is a fun attention-grabbing font.

cartwheel 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Museo Slab

Museo Slab is robust slab serif with Museo’s friendliness. It is a perfect match for Museo Sans.

museo slab 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Scriber

A technical square-edged font influenced by modern architecture and computer aided design.

scriber 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs


Hemingway

Hemingway designed by Alessandro Segalini was inspired by the prize winning novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Miller Hemingway.

hemingway 30 Elegant and Beautiful Free Fonts for Creative Designs

Written by Madalin Tudose

Madalin Tudose is a web designer and developer who loves to inspect websites for new designing techniques and trends. He`s the founder of Ourtuts, where he blogs about anything related to web development.

  • idiot

    what idiot to put the word free on this

  • Abel

    cheating people lead to prison and punishment… saying FREE then asking to BUY? how we can interpret this kind of misleading us?

  • http://jayce-o.blogspot.com Graphic Design Inspiration

    Hey, thanks for sharing this list of really impressive free fonts. I cant wait to use them in my designs in the near future, It’s a shame that some of the font families are not completely free…

    Madalin, have you heard about @font-face? Soon enough once its supported by all browsers without the use of hacks etc you will be able to use it in your websites so you can display special text without the need of sIRF or Images to display special font types.

    Great list!

    • http://www.OurTuts.com Madalin Tudose

      Yes, I heard about @font-face and I`m currently using it on this website. Is awesome and pretty easy for use.

  • Joel

    Fonts look great, but the title of this article is very misleading. There isn’t a single font here that is free. Every single one has to be bought. You should change the title and take out the words Free. Not cool to say free and then see everything with a price tag on it.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Will Postlethwaite

    Great collection of fonts here, these will come in very handy! I really think finding that perfect font makes all the difference. personal favourites are Lintel, Reklame Script, Florin Sans and Scriber. Square Comic looks like the ugly sister of comic sands haha, 29 Elegant and Beautiful in my eyes.

    appreciate the free fonts all the less

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    great collection of fonts, thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.fluxspark.co.uk Flux Spark

    Thanks for finding these brilliant fonts. They will do nicely in my design arsenal.