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55 Beautiful Free High-Quality Fonts To Jazz Up Your Designs

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. [Links checked & repaired March/03/2017]

The results are listed below – the most beautiful fonts, created by the open-source community and free for personal, academic and (sometimes) commercial use. The disclaimers are changing from time to time, so you better first take a close look at disclaimer before using the font in a commercial project.

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.

Further Reading on SmashingMag:

New Free High-Quality Fonts Link

Piron5
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.
Beautiful Fonts - Piron Free Font6
Piron Free Font
Piron Free Font

Nobile7
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 Directory and was released under the Open Font License. The family comes in four weights (regular, italic, bold and bold italic).

Beautiful Fonts - Nobile8

Pigiarniq Inuktitut9
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.

Pigiarniq10

St Marie11
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 Web12 (HTML-page).

St Marie13

Code: Free Font14
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 Font15

VAL Stencil16
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 Stencil17
VAL Stencil18
VAL Stencil19

akaDora20 (For personal use only)
akaDora is a fairly simple script font with wide character support. Designed by James Daniel Milligan.akaDora21

Crimson Text22
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 License23. Notice: Crimson Text is under heavy development, and the spacing/kerning is abysmal.

Crimson Text24

Acid25 (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.

Acid26

Real Origami27 (Free for personal use only) (PDF specimen28)
The designers based this font on an origami alphabet by Japanese artist Taichiro Hasegawa. A very original, distinctive and playful font.

real origami29
real origami30

Quadranta31
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 Font32

Balonez Fantasia33
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 Fantasia34

Juice35
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.Juice36

Geomancy Typeface37 (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 Typefaces38
Geomancy Typefaces39

Prociono40
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 available41 as well.

Prociono42

Edelsans43 (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.

Edelsans44
Edelsans45
Edelsans46

Neu Eichmass47
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 Khmelevsky.

Neu Eichmass48

Ingleby Font49
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 Font50

Ibarra Real51
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 Real52

Notice 1: Packaging Symbols53
A symbols font with various weather, packaging and usage symbols.

Notice54

Notice 2: Navigation symbols55
Yet another symbols font, this one containing symbols for public transit, car and flight navigation.

Notice256

Notice 3: Cloth Symbols57
This symbols font contains pictograms for the clothing industry. The font is available in OpenType and was designed by the Russian studio Otlab.

Notice358

Glyphyx59 (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 Glyphyx60

Free Symbol Signs Collection61
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 Symbol62

Rally Character Set63
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 Fonts64

Paranoid65
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 project66

01.BASE67
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 license68.

01.BASE69
01.BASE70
01.BASE71

Kilogram72
A very bold, striking and unique font which may perfectly serve for headlines. The font can be downloaded and used free of charge for both non-commercial and commercial work.

Kilogram73

Kilogram74

Luxi Sans75
A very clean and legible sans-serif font that can be used for headings and body copy.

Luxi Sans76

Museo Slab 500 and 500 Italic77 (Registration is required, PDF Specimen78)
Museo Slab is robust slab serif which comes in 12 styles. The font family supports a very wide range in languages and is a complete OpenType typeface. Each weight counts 455 glyphs.

Museo Slab79

Lobster80
A bold condensed script font with hundreds of subtle ligatures and alternates. The Lobster font contains over 70 ligatures and 37 terminal forms. The font supports full Latin1 Charset.

Lobster font81

Hattori Hanzo Typeface82
This free font is stylish and clean; it was created for headings and short text and is especially suited to items such as infographics and charts. Designed by Roman Shamin.

Free Font Hattori Hanzo83

Sketchetik Light84 (Registration is required)
Sketchetik is a hand-drawn font in four styles: light, regular, bold and black. It is recommended for use as display typeface. Only light weight is available for free download and use. Registration is required to download the files.

Sketchetik font family85

Free Font Sapir86
Actually, Sapir was designed as a stop gap, while waiting for better, professionally designed fonts for linguistics. Available in two styles — Regular and Italic. Designed by Eric Schiller.

Free Font Sapir87

Fat Love88 (personal use only)
An experimental bold typeface with playful letters. Created by Jonathan Calugi. Available for personal use only, no commercial use.

muse89

Franchise Bold90
Franchise is a strong display typeface meant to communicate your message quickly and with power. The characters are drawn to achieve a unifomity without compromising style. Strong, memorable and free. You may want to support the designer by making a small donation.

Franchise Bold Font91

Surface Medium92
Free humanist sans-serif font that may serve for catchy and attractive corporate headlines in web designs and booklets. Unfortunately, only one style (Medium) is available. Free for personal and commercial use.

Free Font Surface by Bruno Herfst93

Clementine Sketch Font94
To make this font display correctly — that is, with the beginnings and ends of each word closed — you must begin each word with a capital letter and end each word with the symbol ^. (There are two irregularities: W & V. If a word contains a W, you must end the preceding letter with a ^. If a word contains a V, you must end the preceding letter with a ^ and capitalize the letter following the V.) example: Amazingly^ Fe^w^ Discotheques^ Pro^vIde^ Jukeboxes^.

Clementine Sketch Font95

Soraya96
Half serif, half sans serif. Capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format.

Formconspiracy97

Triskweline: A new fixed-width font for programmers98
The TrueType TTF version of Triskweline works only at size 10 pt, which should do for your programming editor of choice. However, printing will look funny, as will using the font in word processors like Word or drawing tools like Corel Draw. If your editor supports it, prefer the pixel-font versions of Triskweline (.FON or .PCF).

Triskweline: A new fixed-width font for programmers99

Barrister Sans Light100
Barrister Sans is a geometric sans-serif designed initially as a corporate Cyrillic typeface which quickly evolved into fully grown typeface, available in Latin, Cyrillic and Greek codepages. It includes a set of 5 weights plus their matching italics, with several Opentype features as ordinals, fractions & tabular lining. Barrister Sans is a modern tech-looking sans serif alternative for all your needs. Available for free download until the 16th of May 2010.

Barrister Sans101

Barrister Sans102

PT Sans103
The Russian type design company “Paratype” released an extensive free sans-serif family with 8 font weights: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Caption Regular, Caption Bold, Narrow Regular and Narrow Bold (700+ glyphs each). The family can be used for legal documents on screen and in print. The family contains glyphs to various Cyrillic languages as well Latin glyphs, signs, fractions, numerators etc. A very impressive free font. License: free for personal and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - PT Sans104

Beautiful Free Fonts - PT Sans105

 

Fh_Lentil Regular106
For more fonts, and other resources, visit Fictionalhead.com’s Fonts New font created for personal use. Additional families being developed (bold, italic, etc.) to be released at a future date. License: free only for personal projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - fh_lentil regular107

Clutchee108
Clutchee Font is perfect for t-shirts, also applicable for any type of graphic design, web, print, motion graphics etc. License: free for personal and commercial work.

Beautiful Free Fonts - clutchee font109

Beautiful Free Fonts - Clutchee font110

Digitica111
A very interesting, original geometric font, designed by Samuel Delabarre and available for free download. License: free for personal and commercial work.

Beautiful Free Fonts - Digitica112

Cantarell113
The typeface is designed as a contemporary Humanist sans serif, and was developed for on-screen reading; in particular, reading web pages on an HTC Dream mobile phone. Each font file currently contains 391 glyphs, and fully support the following writing systems: Basic Latin, Western European, Catalan, Baltic, Turkish, Central European, Dutch and Afrikaans. To date, Pan African Latin has only 33% glyph coverage. Since the design is aimed at display on-screen at small sizes, the printed output (especially of the bold and oblique) may not work well. License: free for personal and commercial work.

Beautiful Free Fonts - free font cantarell114

Exus Pilot115
An original geometric free font in True Type format. A good choice for poster design. Designed by Mauro Hernández. License: free for private and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - exus pilot116

Orbitron117
A geometric sans-serif typeface intended for display purposes. It features four weights (light, medium, bold, and black), a stylistic alternative, small caps, and a ton of alternate glyphs. Orbitron was designed so that graphic designers in the future will have some alternative to typefaces like Eurostile or Bank Gothic. License: free for private and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - Orbitron118

Beautiful Free Fonts - Orbitron119

Beautiful Free Fonts - Orbitron120

Ripe Font Family121
A geometric post-modern slab serif face. The serifs feature simplistic rounded terminals and its stroke is uniform. Ripe was designed to be a practical typeface. Each character is distinct, yet consistent. Its subtle differences are clear enough to be easily read at both high and low resolutions, perfect for print, web and screen media. The family has 4 weights (Regular, Light, Semibold, Bold) containing 577 characters in each weight. License: free for private and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - ripe - our flagship font family122

St Transmission123 (free for personal use only)
This free font is available in two weights: thin and extrabold. It has standard OpenType features such as ligatures, slashed zero, contextual alternates and lining figures. The Extrabold weight is ideal for bold headlines. Designed by Sascha Timplan. License: free only for private projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - St Transmission124

Keeparty125
A very original, colorful typeface created by Eugene Rudyy. License: free for personal and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - keeparty126

LOT127 (large preview128)
LOT is a free font applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc. It is a good fit for T-shirts and other items like logos or pictograms. Format: Opentype (.otf) Compatible: PC and Mac. The font contains 78 glyphs. License: free for personal and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - lot129

Recycle it font130
License: free for personal and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - Recycle it font131

Denne’s aliens132
A hand-written, original, playful font with basic glyphs set. Designed by Denise Bentulan133. License: free for personal projects, designer’s permission is required to use the font for commercial purposes.

Beautiful Free Fonts - Denne's aliens134

Pac Font135
An older, yet quite original and attractive free font. License: free for personal use only.

Beautiful Free Fonts - Pac font136

Merge137
A very simple, yet playful and nice looking free font, designed by Philatype type foundry and released for free download in the OpenType format. License: free for personal and commercial projects.

Beautiful Free Fonts - philatype138

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/02/using-white-space-for-readability-in-html-and-css/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/10/16-pixels-body-copy-anything-less-costly-mistake/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/05/applying-macrotypography-for-readable-web-page/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/04/when-typography-speaks-louder-than-words/
  5. 5 https://www.behance.net/gallery/579470/Piron-Free-Font
  6. 6 https://www.behance.net/gallery/579470/Piron-Free-Font
  7. 7 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/nobile
  8. 8 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/nobile
  9. 9 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/pigiarniq
  10. 10 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/pigiarniq
  11. 11 http://www.behance.net/gallery/St-Marie/551975
  12. 12 http://files.stereotypes.de/StMarie-Thin-Webfont
  13. 13 http://www.behance.net/gallery/St-Marie/551975
  14. 14 http://fontfabric.com/code-free-font-3/
  15. 15 http://fontfabric.com/code-free-font-3/
  16. 16 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  17. 17 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  18. 18 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  19. 19 http://www.behance.net/gallery/VAL-Stencil/516954
  20. 20 http://www.fonts2u.com/akadora.font
  21. 21 http://www.fonts2u.com/akadora.font
  22. 22 https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Crimson+Text
  23. 23 http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
  24. 24 https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Crimson+Text
  25. 25 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/acid-type/
  26. 26 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/acid-type/
  27. 27 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/real-origami/
  28. 28 http://26plus-zeichen.de/wp-content/uploads/realorigami_zeichensatz.pdf
  29. 29 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/real-origami/
  30. 30 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/real-origami/
  31. 31 http://www.dafont.com/de/quadranta.font
  32. 32 http://www.dafont.com/de/quadranta.font
  33. 33 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Balonez-Fantasia/256021
  34. 34 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Balonez-Fantasia/256021
  35. 35 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Juice
  36. 36 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Juice
  37. 37 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  38. 38 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  39. 39 http://www.onebyfourstudio.com/blog/geomancy/
  40. 40 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/13-prociono
  41. 41 http://code.google.com/p/sortsmill/downloads/list?q=label:Prociono
  42. 42 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/13-prociono
  43. 43 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/edelsans/
  44. 44 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/edelsans/
  45. 45 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/edelsans/
  46. 46 http://26plus-zeichen.de/fonts/edelsans/
  47. 47 http://freetypography.com/2010/04/19/free-font-neu-eichmass/
  48. 48 http://freetypography.com/2010/04/19/free-font-neu-eichmass/
  49. 49 http://www.dafont.com/ingleby.font
  50. 50 http://www.dafont.com/ingleby.font
  51. 51 http://osl.ugr.es/2009/12/02/ibarra-real-fuente-de-letra-genuinamente-espanola/
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  53. 53 http://www.otlab.ru/8-font_notice.html
  54. 54 http://www.otlab.ru/8-font_notice.html
  55. 55 http://www.otlab.ru/9-font_notice2.html
  56. 56 http://www.otlab.ru/9-font_notice2.html
  57. 57 http://otlab.ru/10-font_notice3.html
  58. 58 http://otlab.ru/10-font_notice3.html
  59. 59 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/glyphyx-nf/
  60. 60 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/glyphyx-nf/
  61. 61 http://www.designworkplan.com/design/symbol-signs.htm
  62. 62 http://www.designworkplan.com/design/symbol-signs.htm
  63. 63 http://www.dafont.com/de/rally-symbols.font
  64. 64 http://www.dafont.com/de/rally-symbols.font
  65. 65 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Paranoid--a-free-font-project/218721
  66. 66 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Paranoid--a-free-font-project/218721
  67. 67 http://www.behance.net/gallery/01_BASE/583294
  68. 68 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
  69. 69 http://www.behance.net/gallery/01_BASE/583294
  70. 70 http://www.behance.net/gallery/01_BASE/583294
  71. 71 http://www.behance.net/gallery/01_BASE/583294
  72. 72 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Kilogram/414472
  73. 73 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Kilogram/414472
  74. 74 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Kilogram/414472
  75. 75 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Luxi-Sans
  76. 76 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Luxi-Sans
  77. 77 http://www.exljbris.com/museo.html
  78. 78 http://www.exljbris.com/pdf/Museo_Slab_specimen.pdf
  79. 79 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/museoslab.html
  80. 80 https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Lobster
  81. 81 https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Lobster
  82. 82 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hattori-Hanzo-typeface/421277
  83. 83 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Hattori-Hanzo-typeface/421277
  84. 84 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/hiekkagraphics/sketchetik/light/
  85. 85 http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/hiekkagraphics/sketchetik/light/
  86. 86 http://www.fonts2u.com/sapir.font
  87. 87 http://www.fonts2u.com/sapir.font
  88. 88 http://www.fontspace.com/jonathan-calugi/fat-love
  89. 89 http://www.fontspace.com/jonathan-calugi/fat-love
  90. 90 http://de.fonts2u.com/franchise-bold.schriftart
  91. 91 http://de.fonts2u.com/franchise-bold.schriftart
  92. 92 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Surface
  93. 93 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Surface
  94. 94 http://www.dafont.com/clementine-sketch.font
  95. 95 http://www.dafont.com/clementine-sketch.font
  96. 96 http://cargocollective.com/formconspiracy#3400/Soraya
  97. 97 http://cargocollective.com/formconspiracy#3400/Soraya
  98. 98 http://www.netalive.org/tinkering/triskweline/
  99. 99 http://www.netalive.org/tinkering/triskweline/
  100. 100 https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typedepot/barrister-sans/light/
  101. 101 https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typedepot/barrister-sans/light/
  102. 102 https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typedepot/barrister-sans/light/
  103. 103 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/PT-Sans
  104. 104 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/PT-Sans
  105. 105 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/PT-Sans
  106. 106 http://www.dafont.com/de/fh-lentil.font
  107. 107 http://www.dafont.com/de/fh-lentil.font
  108. 108 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/clutchee
  109. 109 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/clutchee
  110. 110 https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/clutchee
  111. 111 http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/digitica.html
  112. 112 http://www.fontsaddict.com/font/digitica.html
  113. 113 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Cantarell
  114. 114 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Cantarell
  115. 115 http://mauroh.deviantart.com/art/Exus-Pilot-110755293
  116. 116 http://mauroh.deviantart.com/art/Exus-Pilot-110755293
  117. 117 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/12-orbitron
  118. 118 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/12-orbitron
  119. 119 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/12-orbitron
  120. 120 http://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/12-orbitron
  121. 121 http://www.ripetype.com.au/?p=48
  122. 122 http://www.ripetype.com.au/?p=48
  123. 123 http://www.typographyserved.com/Gallery/St_Transmission_-_Free_Download/294769
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  125. 125 https://www.behance.net/gallery/231259/Keeparty
  126. 126 https://www.behance.net/gallery/231259/Keeparty
  127. 127 http://fontfabric.com/?p=865
  128. 128 http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4152121335_eb7d9f7c56_o.gif
  129. 129 http://fontfabric.com/?p=865
  130. 130 http://www.dafont.com/recycle-it.font
  131. 131 http://www.dafont.com/recycle-it.font
  132. 132 http://www.dafont.com/dennes-aliens.font
  133. 133 http://deathmunkey.deviantart.com/
  134. 134 http://www.dafont.com/dennes-aliens.font
  135. 135 http://www.dafont.com/pacfont.font
  136. 136 http://www.dafont.com/pacfont.font
  137. 137 http://www.philatype.com/
  138. 138 http://www.philatype.com/

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, webinars and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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    Ah, Thanks for featuring my font Quadranta.
    FYI, Quadranta was not designed with FontStruct. ;)

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    kidslovemusic

    August 12, 2010 11:48 am

    very interesting and superb fonts, thank you!

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    Jeff Golenski

    August 12, 2010 11:50 am

    I’m calling it. Piron is going to be the next web typography trend. You heard it here first folks.

    Thanks Vitaly, this is my favorite font showcase post thus far, much appreciated!

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    Blogger Dad/ David Wright

    August 12, 2010 11:54 am

    Thank you for another awesome compilation of quality fonts. Just another example of what makes Smashing Magazine the best design resource on the web!

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  5. 16

    pertamax!, very excellent! .

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  6. 18

    Wow. Ibarra is beautiful.

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  7. 19

    Great fonts! Maybe you should work on your English a bit, Vitaly.

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      Vitaly Friedman

      August 12, 2010 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Bryce. But could you please be more specific? What exactly seems to be a problem?

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  8. 21

    Nice Thanks!!!!

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  9. 22

    thankss!! very helpful to me!

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  10. 23

    Great stuff. Think I found a few to use :)

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  11. 24

    I love some of these, and I was just imagining how some of these would work well with each other given the opportunity! :)

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  12. 25

    Thanks Vitaly, some of these fonts are crazy, I love them.

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  13. 26

    Another beautiful collection, as always. Thank you.

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  14. 27

    CODE is a seriously nice font

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  15. 29

    Most of them lack latin-2 characters. As if the latin world ended on the german border. Pfff. This is why most free fonts suck! Iprefer to pay for a font whose manufacturer respects the european culture as opposed to someone offending me with his free product.

    PS. Ofcourse there exist free fonts with latin2 characters and to their authors, my best regards.

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  16. 32

    Great post!! Will be using them in our next designs!

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  17. 33

    thanks for sharing.. they are all very beautiful fonts for sure :D

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  18. 34

    Really good collection of fonts here. I agree with Jeff, Piron looks like a very good font for web design however it might be a little difficult to read in smaller sizes as its quite a detailed typeface. However my favourite font on the list is Paranoid it works really well in grunge based graphic design and looks similar to the fonts used by David Carson in his older work.

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    Piron looks like it’s going to be a hugely popular font in the next 12 – 18 months… Thanks for sharing this wonderful list of typos ;)

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  20. 36

    Awesome article today, thanks!

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  21. 37

    These are nice! I especially like Piron

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  22. 38

    Great fonts, thanks man.
    Is there a way to download all the fonts at once?

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    Rajesh Maharjan

    August 12, 2010 8:33 pm

    They are smashing fonts & smashing way of free download. Bravo Thanks.

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    Sainath Chillapuram

    August 12, 2010 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the awesome fonts, and akaDora font is too good !

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  25. 41

    Yeah! Awesome collection! Thanks Vitally! ☺

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  26. 42

    Great post, Vitaly. Thanks for sharing.

    Maybe you can give me a hand. I need to include some chinese text on a cover design, not just english text using chinese-looking fonts. But when I copy and paste the chinese characters to Photoshop, the fonts supporting chinese text are scarce, and not really that good looking. I’d like the text to look like it was written with a brush, as traditional chinese hand-writing. Do you know where I could find fonts like that, or if I’m not doing it the right way?

    Thanks in advance. Greetings from Spain!

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      If you aren’t going to be using too many characters, I’d be tempted to import a screenshot of the letters into Illustrator and then go over them with the pen tool, then using the brushes pallet to apply a stylised ink stroke and paste the finished vector into photoshop.

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        Not a bad idea. But I’ll need to start using more characters soon anyway, so this solution would only work for this first project. Thanks a lot anyway, man.

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    Rudra Ganguly

    August 12, 2010 10:45 pm

    Cool fonts.

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  28. 46

    Ingleby is a very nicely balanced font, I’ll be grabbing that. Great work Vitaly.

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  29. 47

    Nice collection. Thanks.

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  30. 48

    Cool fonts, thanks :) I like akaDora font

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    Greg Auchterlonie

    August 13, 2010 2:26 am

    Some of these will come in handy. Thanks

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  32. 50

    nice article, what about providing a single zip file that includes all fonts, getting tired of clicking through all of those sites …

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    Maria Fidalgo

    August 13, 2010 4:56 am

    Great post, thanks

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  34. 52

    Great collection Vitaly… downloaded some of them… thanx a lot :)

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  35. 53

    This is by far the best site for resources, knowledge and Inspiration.
    Thank you.

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  36. 54

    thanks a million :)
    some of them are really great

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  37. 55

    Great fonts guys. I kept hearing myself say “wow, this is cool” over and over again. You guys rock!

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  38. 56

    Some seriously nice fonts here. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. 57

    Geomancy is positively gorgeous! Thanks for this list.

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    Bratu Sebastian

    August 13, 2010 7:27 am

    Man, that was a great list of professional fonts !

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  41. 59

    Fantastic collection, many thanks.

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    Pracas Upreti

    August 13, 2010 7:40 am

    some of the fonts are amazing and some few are quite boring

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  43. 61

    Seen most of these before, St Ryde Regular was a great find though. I want to buy the entire family now! AkaDora is a great script with tons of personality. Thanks!

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  44. 62

    very nice, thanks!

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  45. 63

    Hi Vitali
    Excellent selection of fonts. I really like St Ryde, but it does not appear to be a free download at all. Am I missing something?
    Thanks!

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      I too was wondering about this because I would like this whole font family. But none of them are free that I can find.

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    Satish Gandham

    August 13, 2010 9:55 am

    Love u guys. There are lots of fonts and it’s always hard to pick the best ones.
    Thanks for doing the job for us.

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  47. 66

    Very nice collection. Thank you.

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    Fernando de Sá

    August 13, 2010 10:20 am

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

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    Cassie MacGuru

    August 13, 2010 10:40 am

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

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  50. 69

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

    Rod Salm

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  51. 70

    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.

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  52. 71

    Very high quality fonts ^^
    Thanks very much.

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  53. 72

    Thanks for sharing,..

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    These are beautiful. Thank you.

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  55. 74

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

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  56. 75

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

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  57. 76

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

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    as usual great resources

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  59. 78

    yes, great resources, as usual.

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  60. 79

    Whoo, Piron’s pretty :-D

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  61. 80

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

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  62. 81

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

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  63. 82

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

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  64. 83

    I loved this post! Thank you!

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    thanks a lot!

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  66. 85

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

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  67. 86

    I really like Nobile.

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

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    Simon Duck | Profit Duck

    August 17, 2010 7:15 am

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

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    Soji Adeyanju

    August 17, 2010 9:31 am

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

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      You’re the one with the brains here. I’m watncihg for your posts.

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    Muito legal (very cool)!

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  71. 91

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

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  72. 92

    nice fonts thx for sharing!

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    Louise FORTUNE

    August 18, 2010 10:20 pm

    Thanks Kristen I was struggling with that ….

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  74. 94

    awesome collection!

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    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.

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

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  77. 98

    Lovely stuff some look really good

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  78. 99

    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!

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  79. 100

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

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    Yanzen Designer

    September 18, 2010 8:43 am

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

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

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

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    Thank you for amasing fonts.

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  84. 105

    Thank you! Great collection!

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  85. 106

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

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  86. 107

    Thanks for all collections

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    Rick Henderson

    January 28, 2011 11:25 am

    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.

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    Thanks!!! Great List

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    David Howland

    April 16, 2011 4:44 pm

    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.

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  90. 111

    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!

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  91. 112

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

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  92. 113

    Wow very good information.

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  93. 114

    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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