Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts For Your Designs


Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to.

In this selection we’re glad to present you Chunk, Titilium, Amputa Bangiz, Serif Beta, Quatro, Rough Draft, Comfortaa and a couple of other high-quality free fonts. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — the license can change from time to time.

Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts

Chunk Open Source Typeface4 [ Download the .zip-package5 ]
Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use. OpenType. Designed by Meredith Mandel. (via Graham Smith6).



Titilium9 [ Download the .zip-package10 ]
A very legible, beautiful academic typeface that perfectly fits to every corporate identity design, magazines and headlines of corporate web-sites. The typeface is available in various weights: text version, title version, extra-black version and full-version.



Amputa Bangiz Standard TTF13 [ Download the .zip-package14 ]
An original retro/grungy-font, designed by Quiccs and available for free download and use in private and commercial projects. Includes some basic non-alphanumeric characters as well.


Serif Beta16 [ specimen17 | Download the .zip-package18 ]
Serif Beta is a very legible large serif family of free fonts, including 3 fontspacks with the optic weights 6, 12 und 72 (overall 14 weights). The family includes swash-glyphs and black-weights. Each font has 274 glyphs. Free for personal and commercial use, feedback is appreciated. (via dersven19).


To receive a beta version of Quatro please email the author of the font (follow the link above) with the subject line Quatro. Please include your full name, where you work/title and a current email address and I will supply a compressed postscript typeface shortly there after.



Rough Draft Regular24
A legendary TrueType typeface by Harold Lohner. Contains 189 characters in 9 ranges. For $5 you can buy the complete set which includes separate Outline, Clean Fill, and Solid Fill fonts.


Comfortaa26 [ Download the .zip-package27 ]
Comfortaa is a simple, modern, legible true type font with 466 different characters and symbols (incl. European accents). Available in three weights: Regular, Bold and Thin. The typeface has smooth, rounded edges, Absolutely free for personal and commercial projects. Designed by Johan Aakerlund from Denmark.


MOD™ font29 [ Download the .zip-package30 ]
Mod is an original, experimental font that is applicable for any type of graphic design – Web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for T-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms. Designed by Svetoslav Simov from Sofia, Bulgaria.




Reminder (aka Featured in previous posts)

Droid Font Family34
Google’s Android project, an open platform for mobile devices, includes the Droid font family, which was designed to provide optimal quality and comfort on a mobile handset when rendered in application menus, web browsers and for other screen text.


The Droid family of fonts consists of Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. Each contains extensive character set coverage including Western Europe, Eastern/Central Europe, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish support. Description with a specimen36. You can find concrete instruction of how you can use the fonts in this article37.

A beautiful slab-serif typeface, designed by Manfred Klein. The family consists of 6 weights, regular, bold, extra bold, black, small caps and small caps bold (link and images via DerSven.de39).


Aller Sans41 [ Specimen42 | License43 | Download44 ]
Dalton Maag design team designed a beautiful sans-serif Aller Sans, sponsored by Danish publishing company Aller (hence the name). The typeface was designed as part of the Danish School of Media and Journalisms new CI and is now available for free use and download (via45).

Aller Sans46

M+ Outline47
These fonts are free software. Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute it, with or without modification, either commercially and noncommercially. Designed by Morishita Coji. The fonts are regulary updated, work in progress. Caution: Japanese language.

M+ Outline48

Goudy Bookletter 191149
A serif old-style OpenType font. You need to scroll the frame to find the download link. [via derSven50]

Goudy Bookletter 1911 Screenshot51

Andale Mono52
Andale Mono is a highly legible monospaced font which was originally distributed as part of the Internet Explorer 4.0 add-ons page as It distinguishes well between the zero, and the O. You can find 4 further monospaced fonts in Hamish Macpherson’s article The Typography of Code53.

Andale Mono Screenshot54
Credits: Hamish Macpherson55

Junction56 [ Download the .zip-package57 ]
Designed by Caroline Hadilaksono, Junction is a humanist sans-serif typeface. It has elegant, clearn and very sharp glyphs, but contains only 100 most common symbols. Like Gentium58 it perfectly fits to body copy, but can also show its strengths, balance and beauty in headlines. Here are some insights from the designer:



This humanist sans-serif family is available in OpenType-format in three weights: ExtraLight, Regular and Bold. The typeface can be perfectly used both in body copy and in headlines.


More free fonts!

For more free fonts, please consider visitiong our previous posts:

Further Resources

  • Top 10 Programming Fonts67
    Here’s a round-up of the top 10 readily-available monospace fonts for your coding enjoyment, with descriptions, visual examples and samples, and download links for each. The round-up features Courier, Andale Mono, Monaco, Profont, Monofur, Proggy, Droid Sans Mono, Deja Vu Sans Mono, Consolas and Inconsolata.
  • 45 Useful Free Handwritten Fonts68
    A couple of really beautiful hand writing-fonts that can give your site a more personal, individual touch.
  • Fontex.org69
    A growing collection of free fonts.
  • Fontsquirrel70
    Another growing collection of free fonts.


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  1. 1

    MOD font url changed..

    nice post

  2. 52

    thx!!!! ;-)

  3. 103

    Very nice font collection!

  4. 154

    Thank you for Chunk! Awesome!

  5. 205

    Is it just me, or You’ve changed feed?, it contains only title and ad.

  6. 256

    very good font!

  7. 307

    Fontes muito boas!

  8. 358

    thanks for this collection.

  9. 409

    Serif Beta is smashing!

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    Akhtar Sheikha

    June 6, 2009 9:13 pm

    thanks for the collection!

  11. 511

    amazing fonts. I am going to download all of them because I loved em.

  12. 562

    I’m gonna get em ALL!!! :D

  13. 613

    I love them:)

  14. 664

    Hi there

    Rough Draft font is not available at abstractfonts apparently. Through creator’s home page I’ve found it on some other site, but you have to pay for it:

  15. 715

    Great selection with a lot of fresh typefaces. Incredible improvement over the past few typography posts.

  16. 766

    Great fonts!, a very good supply for inspiration and development of creative web sites.

  17. 817

    Awesome post,

  18. 868

    Yep great fonts, but way you dont give these all font on one pack ?

  19. 919

    really thank you thats great job.

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    Ashely Adams : Sticker Printing

    June 8, 2009 11:46 pm

    Nice, useful list. These will come out very well on print. Two from the list that I liked in particular – Rough Draft and MOD. With a little creativity, one can surely make great designs with these fonts.

  21. 1021

    Wow, if these are super sources for decorating our work.

    Thank you.

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    Can I use Titilium in my logo/brand identity as well as on a website???


  24. 1174

    Nice collection….. :)

  25. 1225

    Woww it is very nice sharing!

  26. 1276

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    But I’m afraid is a broken link.

  27. 1327

    Thanks Mate.

  28. 1378

    Fantastic! Titilium is probably my favorite. :)

  29. 1429

    Rough Draft not available at the given link, but I found it here:

  30. 1480

    thanks!!! some fonts are great!

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    Really useful for me.
    Very nice fonts and very useful site.

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    Brant Schroeder

    June 15, 2009 10:34 am

    Thanks, always in need of new fonts.

  33. 1633

    good one!! for more free fonts…

  34. 1684

    i love this site!

  35. 1735

    very beautiful fonts.. thank you very much

  36. 1786

    great list!

    is it 100% sure that Vegur is free font ?
    I couldnt find the details about it .
    can I use it safely in a commercial project?


  37. 1837

    Pretty sweet imho.

  38. 1888

    why do I have a terrible rendering of chunkfive in the web browser.
    it looks great in photoshop

  39. 1939

    Cool fonts … I like Rough Draft the best!

  40. 1990

    Quatro isn’t free anymore.
    Too bad …

  41. 2041

    nice professional design fonts – nice people to offer these free
    well done

  42. 2092

    “Quatro” font is no longer free!!!

  43. 2143

    A public water system that does not serve the same people year-round. ,

  44. 2194

    nice fonts

  45. 2245

    Thanks for the list man. Am downloading as we speak…

  46. 2296

    I cant download the MILK font !!! Do u have another link >>>

  47. 2347

    Nooooo, my beautiful secrets! :-)
    (Or at least “not so much known fonts”)

  48. 2398

    I read your article.The things you have written sound very sincere and nice topics i am looking forward to its continuation. Many of us don’t know about this event.

    Your post is helpful.

  49. 2449

    very veri nice font thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for this beutifhul font s i like it veery muchhhhhhhhhh

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    Basant Kumar Singh

    July 22, 2010 1:41 am

    Quatro is really a nice font.


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