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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 Link

Chunk Open Source Typeface5 [ Download the .zip-package6 ]
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 Smith7).

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Titilium [ Download the .zip-package ]
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.

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Amputa Bangiz Standard TTF10 [ Download the .zip-package11 ]
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.

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Serif Beta13 [ specimen14 | Download the .zip-package15 ]
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 dersven).

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Quatro
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.

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Rough Draft Regular17
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.

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Comfortaa19 [ Download the .zip-package20 ]
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.

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MOD™ font22 [ Download the .zip-package ]
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.

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Droid Font Family26
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.

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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 specimen28. You can find concrete instruction of how you can use the fonts in this article29.

Nilland30
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.de31).

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Aller Sans [ Specimen | License | Download ]
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 (via).

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M+ Outline33
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.

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Goudy Bookletter 1911
A serif old-style OpenType font. You need to scroll the frame to find the download link. [via derSven]

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

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Credits: Hamish Macpherson

Junction35 [ Download the .zip-package36 ]
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 Gentium37 it perfectly fits to body copy, but can also show its strengths, balance and beauty in headlines. Here are some insights from the designer:

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Vegur40
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.

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More free fonts! Link

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

Further Resources Link

  • Top 10 Programming Fonts
    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 Fonts46
    A couple of really beautiful hand writing-fonts that can give your site a more personal, individual touch.
  • Fontex.org47
    A growing collection of free fonts.
  • Fontsquirrel48
    Another growing collection of free fonts.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design-2/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/07/best-free-fonts-designers/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/free-fonts-with-personality/
  5. 5 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/4-chunk
  6. 6 http://s3.amazonaws.com/theleague/fonts/chunk.zip?1243708167
  7. 7 http://imjustcreative.com/chunk-open-source-type-for-immediate-download/2009/05/25/
  8. 8 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/4-chunk
  9. 9 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/4-chunk
  10. 10 http://quiccs.deviantart.com/art/Amputa-Bangiz-Standard-TTF-122444794
  11. 11 http://www.deviantart.com/download/122444794/Amputa_Bangiz_Standard_TTF_by_Quiccs.zip
  12. 12 http://quiccs.deviantart.com/art/Amputa-Bangiz-Standard-TTF-122444794
  13. 13 http://betatype.com/node/35
  14. 14 http://betatype.com/system/files/SerifBeta.pdf
  15. 15 http://betatype.com/system/files/SerifBeta_OTF.zip
  16. 16 http://betatype.com/node/35
  17. 17 http://www.abstractfonts.com/font/13188
  18. 18 http://www.abstractfonts.com/font/13188
  19. 19 http://aajohan.deviantart.com/art/Comfortaa-font-105395949
  20. 20 http://www.deviantart.com/download/105395949/Comfortaa___font_by_aajohan.zip
  21. 21 http://aajohan.deviantart.com/art/Comfortaa-font-105395949
  22. 22 http://fontfabric.com/?p=396
  23. 23 http://fontfabric.com/?p=396
  24. 24 http://fontfabric.com/?p=396
  25. 25 http://fontfabric.com/?p=396
  26. 26 http://damieng.com/blog/2007/11/14/droid-font-family-courtesy-of-google-ascender
  27. 27 http://damieng.com/blog/2007/11/14/droid-font-family-courtesy-of-google-ascender
  28. 28 http://www.ascendercorp.com/pr/pr2007_11_12.html
  29. 29 http://benno.id.au/blog/2007/11/14/android-filesystems
  30. 30 http://www.dafont.com/nilland.font
  31. 31 http://blog.dersven.de/freefonts-sansation-und-nilland
  32. 32 http://www.dafont.com/nilland.font
  33. 33 http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/download/index.html
  34. 34 http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/download/index.html
  35. 35 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/1-junction
  36. 36 http://s3.amazonaws.com/theleague/fonts/junction.zip?1234204632
  37. 37 http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium
  38. 38 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/1-junction
  39. 39 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/1-junction
  40. 40 http://www.dotcolon.net/font/font.php?id=1
  41. 41 http://www.dotcolon.net/font/font.php?id=1
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/05/11/15-fresh-high-quality-free-fonts/
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design-2/
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  46. 46 http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/design/design/45-exceptionally-useful-free-handwritten-fonts.html
  47. 47 http://www.fontex.org/
  48. 48 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/

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  1. 1

    Very nice. Especially those first. Top. These fonts are best. Nice collection of letters to the free download can also be found at: The package of fonts to download for free.

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    waauw some great font finds here

    cheers SM!

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  3. 3

    Nice collection! Some are really up-to-date!

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    Love you Smashing Magazine!

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  5. 5

    Great selection – as usual! Thanx.
    I especially like the chunky Quattro and Chunk.

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    Thank you so much! :)

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    Thanks for this collection.

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    free fonts are awesome, thanks for the work.. it would be awesome if you were more consistent in the actual download links of the files. (good blogging practice :))

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  9. 9

    These are glorious days for typography and fonts: the quality and quantity of fonts being developed is impressive.

    However, I Always prefer free font lists.

    DKumar M.
    @instantshift

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  10. 10

    Oh Yeah!!!!

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    i love andale mono for programming, it’s just awesome to have zeroes and oes different.
    Thanks for your posts, people. For all, have a nice weekend!

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  12. 12

    Excellent, v.good set of fonts, particularly like vegur and quatro.

    Cheers SM

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  13. 13

    Wow, thnx! I particularly like the Chunk font.

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  14. 14

    Fantastico!!!!!

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  15. 15

    Great Collection! I really like Titilium

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  16. 16

    Great stuff thanks a bunch

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  17. 17

    who do I email for the Quatro font? I don’t see the email on this page

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  18. 19

    Spettacolari!

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  19. 20

    And again, you guys show why you are the best. Thank you for sharing, these will be handy to have in the arsenal.

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  20. 21

    I Love Smashing Magazine. Always has exactly what I need when I need it.

    You guys Rock!!!

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