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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.

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

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).



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.



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.


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).


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 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.


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.


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.




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.


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.

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).


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).

Aller Sans

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.

M+ Outline34

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

Goudy Bookletter 1911 Screenshot

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 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.

Andale Mono Screenshot
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:



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! 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.

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

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    Love you Smashing Magazine!

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    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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    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.

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

    Cheers SM

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    Wow, thnx! I particularly like the Chunk font.

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    Great Collection! I really like Titilium

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    Great stuff thanks a bunch

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

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

    You guys Rock!!!

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    June 5, 2009 8:01 am

    Usually I’m a little scared of free fonts because of all the tweaking they require but this is a solid little collection. Thanks so much!

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    I love the chunk :P

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    smashing…simply smashing

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    I always laugh when I see “Andale Mono”, which means “walk it, monkey”

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    Alpha Kenny One

    June 5, 2009 9:37 am

    Smashing Mag, you’re a team player baby. Love your typography articles.

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    Cyclonic Studios

    June 5, 2009 9:41 am

    Thanks for this list. I love finding new free fonts. MOD is really a cool font, its got lots of uses.

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    i agree with many that quatro is the coolest. but i also couldn’t find a link to send the email to get it… but if you click on the name of the font, it will take you to the website of the creator who has the link there.

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    i have not studied it yet but i got intrested when i saw all the comments about this website i hope i will have fun in this website it is going to rock definately i hpoe you bring more intrestingthings in that and i am having a great|awesome|and delcious time i hpoe u bring the best things we want
    Best Of Luck
    you guys rock!

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    I am not intrested in this website @ all but although i have 2 use it b’coz my elder sister forces me 2 study it but this website is not 2 bad i am having little bit fun in tat and plz mae some good things and enjoyable plz grant my wish youll r my angel plz

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    The requested URL /download/ was not found on this server.

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    June 5, 2009 10:43 am

    Nice post more

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    June 5, 2009 10:47 am

    A notice on the Quatro font; I’ve e-mailed the author for it, and the font is currently not available for pc, just mac.

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    Brian Temecula

    June 5, 2009 10:59 am

    One Font I really like is Iconsolata. I use it bolded as my default font in Notepad++. It is easy to read, and looks nice. You might take a look at it here:

    Link to Iconsolata font

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    Awesome. First one is a go as I was using Rockwell for a current design…Chunk is much better!

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    Eugenio Grigolon

    June 5, 2009 11:46 am

    Hi guys, please take care with the web site from the Andale Monospace font. I got a virus here blocked by my anti virus.

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    Thank you for text collection. Good work !

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    Where’s the link (author of the post) for Quatro?

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    Benedikt Roßgardt

    June 5, 2009 12:25 pm

    Thank you for this collection!

    Vegur looks great!

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    Stephen Ackart

    June 5, 2009 12:33 pm

    Defintely liking some of these!

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    awesome fonts! gotta have them all .. cept the japanese one i got kinda lost.

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    Smashing Editorial

    June 6, 2009 12:44 am

    The e-mail of the designer of the Quatro font is mentioned at the top of this page:

    “To receive a beta version of Quatro please email mark {at} pprwrkstudio {dot} com 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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    Some truly excellent fonts in here, thanks for the list. Big fan of these typography posts on Smashing, keep them coming.

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    June 5, 2009 10:58 pm

    nice collection….. really excellent fonts.

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    fssg NiCE

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    Some gorgeous fonts here. Thank you for compiling this collection!

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    real great free fonts. thx for that!

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    Very nice I downloaded a few of these.

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    Sweet list, thank you.

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    June 6, 2009 5:14 am

    Hello. Have you got any updates on the author of Quatro? I emailed him two days ago and didn’t hear back from him. I’d really love to have the font for my blog. Too bad, though.

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    MOD font url changed..

    nice post

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    thx!!!! ;-)

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    Very nice font collection!

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    Thank you for Chunk! Awesome!

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

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    Renato Vieira

    June 6, 2009 11:16 am

    very good font!

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    Fontes muito boas!

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    thanks for this collection.

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    Serif Beta is smashing!

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    Akhtar Sheikha

    June 6, 2009 9:13 pm

    thanks for the collection!

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

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    I’m gonna get em ALL!!! :D

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    I love them:)

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    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:

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

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

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    sama creation

    June 8, 2009 10:26 pm

    Awesome post,

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

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    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.

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    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???


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    Nice collection….. :)

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    Woww it is very nice sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing!!!

    But I’m afraid is a broken link.

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    Thanks Mate.

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    Fantastic! Titilium is probably my favorite. :)

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

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    thanks!!! some fonts are great!

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    Gloria Maung

    June 13, 2009 7:08 pm


    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.

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    good one!! for more free fonts…

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    i love this site!

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    very beautiful fonts.. thank you very much

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    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?


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    Panda Designs

    June 26, 2009 1:14 pm

    Pretty sweet imho.

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

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    Cool fonts … I like Rough Draft the best!

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    Quatro isn’t free anymore.
    Too bad …

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

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    “Quatro” font is no longer free!!!

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

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    nice fonts

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    Webmistress Anne

    November 4, 2009 4:01 pm

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

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

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

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    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.

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    satnam singh

    June 7, 2010 4:27 pm

    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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    Links to many free, well crafted, and readable Open Type fonts.

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    Merci Smashing team!!! J’adore!! Veru useful!

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    Gökhan YILDIRIM

    November 3, 2010 4:28 am

    very good font .

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    Free fonts worth downloading is a rare resource indeed ……. ;-)

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    New download link for Titilium Font:

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    Thanks for this geat resource of free fonts!!!!

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    I am trying to use the titillium font but european accents are not covered. Please can you tell me what to do ?

    Best regards

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    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your web site in web explorer, might check this? IE nonetheless is the market chief and a big section of people will pass over your great writing because of this problem.


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