30 New Free High-Quality Fonts


Every now and then we 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 time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and find them so that you don’t have to.

In this selection, we’re pleased to present Piron, Nobile, St Marie, Code, Arcus, Crimson Text, Quadranta, Juice, Prociono, Mr Jones, Ibarra Real and various useful symbol fonts. Please note that some fonts are for personal use only and are clearly marked as such. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts; they can change from time to time.

New Free High-Quality Fonts

Piron is a highly legible typeface, very well suited to any display or text usage: Web, print (especially magazines), brochures, logos, posters, flyers, motion graphics. The font comes in two weights: regular and oblique. Designed by Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova. Available for free and commercial use, and available in OpenType format.

Piron Free Font2

Piron Free Font3

Piron Free Font4

Piron Free Font5

St Ryde Regular6 (Registration required, PDF Specimen7)
St Ryde is a sans-serif, very casual typeface, that works perfect in your bodycopy within the regular weights. The whole family comes in 5 weights including the matching italics, so you can choose from thin, light, regular, medium and bold. Regular is available for free download. St Ryde has a wide range of characters, including small caps, lining, proportional and tabular figures plus small caps figures, too. Designed by Sascha Timplan. Available in OpenType format.

St Ryde Free Font8

St Ryde Free Font9

The font is designed to work on digital screens and handheld devices without losing the distinctive look usually found in fonts designed for print. The aim here was to design a font that would function well, have good legibility on screen yet also look good — not only at larger display sizes but also right down to small text sizes. The font is available in the Google Font Directory11 and was released under the Open Font License. The family comes in four weights (regular, italic, bold and bold italic).

Free Font Nobile12

Mr Jones Book and Mr Jones Book Italic13 (Registration required)
Mr Jones was originally conceived as a family for print design, consisting of a sans and a headline. The lowercase forms are wide for legibility at small sizes, while the caps are narrower to save space and keep an even balance of negative space when used in body copy. The overall widths of certain characters have been adjusted to almost extremes to keep an even balance of white space around each letter. The font works well in body copy but will need decreased tracking in larger settings. It comes with proportional, old-style and tabular figures and discretionary ligatures.

Mr Jones font family14

Pigiarniq Inuktitut15 (Download link16)
An oldie but a goodie. Heard of Nunavut? A small territory in Canada with one of the lowest population rates of the world? Probably not. Only 0.01 people live there per square kilometer, mostly Inuit. The citizens of Nunavut speak four languages: French, English, Innuinaqtun and Inuktitut. A few years ago, the government of the region decided to design a new typeface to enable its 28,000 citizens to use all four languages in a uniform manner. The result was a beautiful, rich and professional free sans-serif. The family includes bold, heavy, italic, light and regular weights, all available for free use.


St Marie18
St Marie is a rich type family designed for online applications and print. This release is a preview of the upcoming family, and the designer has released two weights (St Marie Thin and St Marie Thin Web) for free. The download package contains the weights in the formats OTF, WOFF, EOT and SVG, as well as a @font-face kit. See this example of St Marie Thin Web19 (HTML-page).

St Marie20

Code: Free Font21
This sturdy yet playful little font family can be applied to different kinds of graphic design work: Web, print, motion graphics, t-shirts, posters, logotypes. The font contains 192 characters and two weights (regular and bold) and is available in OTF for PC or Mac.

Code Free Font22

VAL Stencil23
A quite distinctive, memorable font with two variations: lowercase letters bend to the left and uppercase letters bend to the right. This unique font will give your headlines originality and dynamism. Designed by Svetoslav Simov of Fontfabric, available in OTF.

VAL Stencil24

VAL Stencil25

VAL Stencil26

akaDora27 (For personal use only)
akaDora is a fairly simple script font with wide character support. Designed by James Daniel Milligan.


Arcus and Arcus Italic29 (Registration required)
Arcus is a geometrically constructed font with rounded curves. The font contains a wide range of alternative signs, small capitals, lining and old-style numerals, fractions, superiors, inferiors, ligatures and discretionary ligatures; all this is within the frame of OpenType functions. The type family was designed for headlines, logotypes and corporate identities, and it is not a good fit for long text. Available for free and commercial use.

Arcus font family30

Crimson Text31
Open that old tome from the bookshelf over the fireplace, stick your nose in its pages and smell the ink, the glue and the immortality of the printed words. That is what Crimson Text is meant to be like. The font is released under the Open Font License32. Notice: Crimson Text is under heavy development, and the spacing/kerning is abysmal.

Crimson Text33

Acid34 (Free for personal use only)
Acid was designed by Stephan Baum specifically to be used in logotypes and body copy. The form of glyphs is similar to the design classic B42 by Marcel Breuer (Bauhaus) and has a very geometric character. The font contains 103 glyphs, comes in six weights (regular, regular italic, medium, medium italic, bold and bold italic) and is in the process of being developed. Released under Creative Commons.


Real Origami36 (Free for personal use only) (PDF specimen37)
The designers based this font on an origami alphabet by Japanese artist Taichiro Hasegawa. A very original, distinctive and playful font.

real origami38

real origami39

According to its creator, this design was started with quadrant arcs. Quadranta is a display font that would fit logo designs and playful headlines. Available for personal and commercial use. Designed by Darim Kim.

Quadranta Font41

Balonez Fantasia42
Yet another distinctive, playful font with rounded glyphs. This would be great fit for brochures, magazine and t-shirts. Designed by Thiago Calza. Freely available for personal and commercial work. Available are two weights in TrueType.

Balonez Fantasia43

Juice is a modern, dynamic sans-serif type family. The font contains six weights (light, light italic, regular, italic, bold and bold italic), each containing 161 glyphs. The font is available in TrueType format. Designed by Dhany Arliyanti.


Geomancy Typeface46 (Free for personal use only)
Geomancy is a chunky, retro geometric font that hearkens to French and American art deco. With some letterforms taken directly from posters and ephemera of the period, the all-uppercase set comes with many alternates and ligatures, so you can give a little of that varied, hand-painted feel to your work. Available in two weights: hairline and extra bold.

Geomancy Typefaces47

Geomancy Typefaces48

Prociono is an Esperanto word meaning either the star Procyon or the animal species known as the raccoon. It is a roman typeface with blackletter elements. The release includes both OTF and TTF. Source files are available50 as well.


Edelsans52 (Free for personal use only)
Edelsans was designed as a noble geometric font for the screen, with few corners and mostly rounded glyphs. The typeface is not completely finished but is free for non-commercial use.




Neu Eichmass56
Neu Eichmass (German for New Etalon) is a typeface based on the weight 100 grams. The name is a reference to International Prototype kilogram, as a base unit of mass in the International System of Units. The typeface has a modern, cold, measured feel to it, reflecting its origin (its metal “parents”). It is a sans-serif font and takes inspiration from famous grotesques and stenciled types associated with marketplaces and street traders. Further inspiration comes from 1920s and ’30s constructivism. The font can be easily stenciled and is appropriate for different uses (street art, retail, independent shops, street markets). It comes in a headline font and a medium point body text suitable for print. Designed by Ivan Khmelevsky57.

Neu Eichmass58

Ingleby Font59
A beautiful, carefully crafted serif font, with signs of the fine antiqua tradition. Designed by David Engelby, the font comes in four weights: regular, italic, bold and bold italic.

Ingleby Font60

Ibarra Real61
Ibarra Real is a public domain font of Ibero-American character. Created in 2005, Ibarra Real is an elegant design, mixing tradition and modernity; a genuine badge of the particular Spanish culture that was created by Joaquín Ibarra in 1780. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Unostiposduros distribuye la tipografia Ibarra Real62

Notice 1: Packaging Symbols63 (Download64)
A symbols font with various weather, packaging and usage symbols.


Notice 2: Navigation symbols66 (Download67)
Yet another symbols font, this one containing symbols for public transit, car and flight navigation.


Notice 3: Cloth Symbols69 (Download70)
This symbols font contains pictograms for the clothing industry. The font is available in OpenType and was designed by the Russian studio Otlab.


Glyphyx72 (Registration required)
This set of two free fonts features symbols and icons for use in data visualization. Glyphyx One includes symbols related to transportation, while Glyphyx Two has symbols related to leisure activities. Available in OpenType and TrueType formats for Windows and Mac.

Free Font Glyphyx73

Free Symbol Signs Collection74
Here is a collection of 50 common symbols for signage, professional designed. The symbols are free for use and are available in OpenType format. All were designed by Sander Baumann, set to the proportions of a regular typeface, so you no longer need to copy and paste such icons into your designs.

Free Font Symbol75

Rally Character Set76 (Specimen77 | Preview78 | Download79)
Lukyan Turetsky released this character set of car rally symbols. The font contains standard signs of control in rallies, rally-related infographic icons, blanks for logos and other graphics, symbols for legends and other symbols and marks. In OpenType and available for free.

Rally in 15 Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts80

Oblik Serif Bold81 (Registration required)
Oblik Serif Bold is a sophisticated contemporary font with vivid and playful glyphs. The font could be a great fit for headlines and posters but is hardly usable for long body text. The font has wide character support and is available for free and commercial use. Comes in OpenType format.

Oblik Serif Font82

Paranoid is a yet another experimental font, collaboratively designed by Simon Carrasco, John Stuart and Kevin Yeun Kit Lo. Paranoid is a purely geometric display face, conceived as a contribution to (and subtle critique of) the still growing trend of bold, geometric and counterless typography. It is equally suited to bringing back the joy of ’80s dance parties or expressing the ominous foreboding of inevitable nuclear disaster. A flexible face in spite of its limited form. Please contact the designers before using this font commercially.

Paranoid / a free font project84

This free font is bold and experimental. It would come handy for bold statements on t-shirts and posters. The font was designed by Fabian De Lange and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license86.




Last Click

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  4. 4 http://www.typedepot.com/fonts/Piron
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  7. 7 http://blog.stereotypes.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/specimen_st_ryde.pdf
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  11. 11 http://code.google.com/webfonts
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  13. 13 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/millertype/mr-jones/
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  17. 17 http://www.gov.nu.ca/english/font/
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/gallery/St-Marie/551975
  19. 19 http://files.stereotypes.de/StMarie-Thin-Webfont
  20. 20 http://www.behance.net/gallery/St-Marie/551975
  21. 21 http://fontfabric.com/code-free-font-3/
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  23. 23 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
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  25. 25 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  27. 27 http://www.fonts2u.com/akadora.font
  28. 28 http://www.fonts2u.com/akadora.font
  29. 29 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/carnoky/arcus/
  30. 30 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/carnoky/arcus/
  31. 31 http://aldusleaf.org/
  32. 32 http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
  33. 33 http://aldusleaf.org/
  34. 34 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/acid-type/
  35. 35 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/acid-type/
  36. 36 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/real-origami/
  37. 37 http://26plus-zeichen.de/wp-content/uploads/realorigami_zeichensatz.pdf
  38. 38 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/real-origami/
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  40. 40 http://www.aboutletters.com/2010/03/the-tally-of-the-font-quadranta/
  41. 41 http://www.aboutletters.com/2010/01/quadranta/
  42. 42 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Balonez-Fantasia/256021
  43. 43 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Balonez-Fantasia/256021
  44. 44 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Juice
  45. 45 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Juice
  46. 46 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  47. 47 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  48. 48 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  49. 49 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/13-prociono
  50. 50 http://code.google.com/p/sortsmill/downloads/list?q=label:Prociono
  51. 51 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/13-prociono
  52. 52 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/edelsans/
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  57. 57 http://www.ivankhmelevsky.com
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  59. 59 http://www.dafont.com/ingleby.font
  60. 60 http://www.dafont.com/ingleby.font
  61. 61 http://osl.ugr.es/2009/12/02/ibarra-real-fuente-de-letra-genuinamente-espanola/
  62. 62 http://osl.ugr.es/2009/12/02/ibarra-real-fuente-de-letra-genuinamente-espanola/
  63. 63 http://www.otlab.ru/8-font_notice.html
  64. 64 http://www.otlab.ru/opentype_fonts/font_notice.zip
  65. 65 http://www.otlab.ru/8-font_notice.html
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  81. 81 http://www.fontspring.com/fonts/tour-de-force/oblik-serif
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  83. 83 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Paranoid--a-free-font-project/218721
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  1. 1

    Exelentes tipografías, muchas de ellas aunque no para uso son de gran inspiración.

  2. 52

    Inspiring…exciting…thanks for sharing such an awesome collection. :-)

  3. 103

    Go Nunavut! A territorial government that creates fonts for it’s people’s use? Awesome.

    Rod Salm

  4. 154

    Honestly , that set of fonts would help me a lot while designing… its awesome!

    I am wondering whether you ( the author) will be able to upload another set of patterns and gradients. Dont presume i havent checked out another posts , but actually nothing cought my eye.

  5. 205

    Very high quality fonts ^^
    Thanks very much.

  6. 256

    Very cool fonts, I like them, especially Piron font.
    Also I found a very strange and funny font at Physics Games, the logo phyfun is using a cool font and it looks good.

  7. 307

    Thanks for sharing,..

  8. 358

    These are beautiful. Thank you.

  9. 409

    Thank you so much for the post! Love seeing new great tools to use!

  10. 460

    Thanks so so so much for sharing these. I LOVE it when Smashing shares fonts!

  11. 511

    One of the best font posts published here. I appreciate that.

  12. 562

    as usual great resources

  13. 613

    yes, great resources, as usual.

  14. 664

    Whoo, Piron’s pretty :-D

  15. 715

    All the fonts looks nice and cool but not all is free.

  16. 766

    Thanks a lot for this great collection, most of them are really beautyful ->downloading…..

  17. 817

    As Sebastian (above) mentioned the Ibarra shown in the photo with all the ornaments and ligatures isn’t where the link goes. :(

    A little google translate later and I found THE CORRECT ONE here: http://www.unostiposduros.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Ibarra-Real.zip

  18. 919

    Great post! I like a lot of these fonts. I noticed that Kentucky (spelled as ‘Kentuky’) is misspelled on the Acid font samples :)

  19. 970

    I loved this post! Thank you!

  20. 1021

    thanks a lot!

  21. 1072

    really nice collection, especially the sign part :)~~

  22. 1123

    I really like Nobile.

    **You should check the links in pigiarniq, the download link isn’t hooked up.

  23. 1174

    Simon Duck | Profit Duck

    August 17, 2010 7:15 am

    I adore Piron. Just have to find something to use it in now!

  24. 1225

    Thanks for sharing these high quality fonts. They will come handy for my future development.

  25. 1327

    Muito legal (very cool)!

  26. 1378

    I’ve personally selected a few to download. Great showcase.

  27. 1429

    nice fonts thx for sharing!

  28. 1480

    awesome collection!

  29. 1531

    I’m a bit surprised the author didn’t mention this *tiny* caveat to using Crimson Text, which is on the developer’s page:

    “Crimson Text is under heavy development, and the spacing/kerning is abysmal. If you use it in public these days, you’ll likely embarass yourself.”

    Seems a bit important—this article makes it seem like the font is ready to go.

  30. 1633

    It seems like the St Ryde is not available for free anymore :(

  31. 1684

    Lovely stuff some look really good

  32. 1735

    30 New Free High-Quality Fonts – Smashing Magazine

  33. 1786

    Surfing the Internet one can sometimes find treasures like this web. I did not touch anything, yet :), just wanted to congratulate you for this great work!

  34. 1837

    First let me say what an awesome site you have here! I happen to accidently stumble across it and I can’t wait to dig in!
    My only problem? So many resources and ideas….so little time!

    Anyway, the comment that the St Ryde font is no longer free is incorrect. There are 10 styles in the family and ONLY the REGULAR style is FREE.


    The other 9 styles in the St Ryde family must be purchased.

    Just an FYI about the MyFonts site- when on a font’s page (like the one the article link sends you to), look to the right where there is a yellow box that says “BUY IT”. The last line in the yellow box says “14 buying choices from $0″. Click on it and you are presented with a complete list of all available styles of the font, including any complete family deals, ttf options, otf options, and pricing for everything -in other words, all your buying choices! (note sarcastic humor)


  35. 1888

    Still fresh and useful: 30 New Free High-Quality Fonts – [link]

  36. 1939

    OH.. looks good this AIO font resource, like it pro

  37. 1990

    I love fonts. It is always good to see new ones.

  38. 2041

    Font Code is really nice~~I love it~~

  39. 2092

    Thank you for amasing fonts.

  40. 2143

    Thank you! Great collection!

  41. 2194

    Great stuff. Thanks a lot..

  42. 2245

    Plz some one tel me i want to download oblik serif free………….

  43. 2347

    Thanks for all collections

  44. 2398

    Sure it is a great set, but really I don’t have time to check out a list of 30 fonts. I like looking at maybe 5 at a time.

  45. 2449

    Thanks!!! Great List

  46. 2500

    I’m elated at finding this site as there are so many garbage sites on the WWW. Thank you for being here. The entire smashing magazine is a gas indeed.

  47. 2551

    Can you provide us with a website that gives us the access to free download these beautiful fonts for free? because i figured that we can get some fonts (like Sorbet) only by paying. thanks a bunch :) keep up the great work!

  48. 2602

    that all are unique font.. thanks a lot for share… :D

  49. 2653

    Wow very good information.

  50. 2704

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired! Very helpful information specifically the final section :) I handle such info much. I used to be looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thanks and best of luck.


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