120 best free fonts for designers
We know how hard it can be to find the perfect font, so we've put together a list of 120 for you to use
Choosing a suitable size, colour and style of your font can be a great way to change the tone of your messages and guide your readers through your content, whether it be on business cards, logos or icons.
We've compiled a list of 120 fonts for you to use, divided into the most popular font categories: Sans Serif, Serif, Script and Decorative type style. The best part? They're absolutely free!
Sans Serif is one of the most common categories for your font. This style adds a modern touch to your work and its defining characteristic is simplicity. The following 30 styles are ideal Sans Serif fonts for your writing.
Created by Cristina Pagnotta, Audrey is an elegant font inspired by Audrey Hepburn and is available on Behance. It combines straight and curvy lines to gracefully display all your messages. It is available in two styles, regular and oblique with the option of a regular, medium and bold weighting. Cristina Pagnotta has described its utility as ideal for paragraphs, headlines and typographic compositions.
Designed by Marcelo Reis Melo, Bavro offers a minimal free style and is available on Freegoodiesfordesigners. It’s clear design makes it suitable for any reader. It provides a clean finish and neat format to capture the reader. The font is ideal for posters and headlines.
This minimalistic and geometric Alcubierre font was created by Matt Ellis and is available on Behance. It makes for a clean and basic font which can work well to legibly display any content. It works well for content, logos and posters for both commercial and personal purposes.
04. Moderne Sans
Modern Sans was created by Marius Kempken and takes inspiration from 1920’s typography. And yet it offers a modern and clean feel to the text and is available on Behance. It can be found only in one bold weight and is based mostly on upper case letters but also offers fonts in letters, numbers and some alternative letters.
Designed by Manh Nguyen, Arcadia offers a balanced and feminine finish. It has a light stroke, slim size and presents soft fluency and delicacy to its text. The free font is ideal for magazine titles, logos and modern texts.
Created by Gumpita Rahayu, Mohave is an all caps display typeface and is available on Dribbble. It has a constant and smooth size, making it ideal for large point settings. It has three weights of regular, semi bold and bold as well as availability in italics. The font is ideal for headlines, posters and titles of any sort.
Created by Kaiwa, Simplifica is a fine and clear option to display your text and is available on Freetypography. It is characterised by a uniform and thin line width and its simplicity promotes easy legibility. The free font’s high reaching caps adds height to the text and creates a neat tone.
This Stellar font is designed by Mathieu Desjardins who states: “it was designed to give purpose to your ideas, galactic or atomic.” This typeface is characterised by its tall x-height and its condensed style. It can be found in four weights of light, regular, medium and bold.
09. Alegreya Sans
Alegreya Sans was created by Huerta Tipografica and is available for download on the designer's website. The calligraphy-inspired design creates fluidity throughout the letters and a dynamic feel, which makes reading long texts pleasant.
It can be found in seven different weights and matched with italic and small caps options. The free font is ideal for books and articles and will create a harmonic paragraph for smooth reading.
Designed by Marco Ugolini, Biko is a geometric and sturdy style and is available at Dafont. It has a neat and tidy finish, providing a clean tone to the text. It can be found in four weights of light, regular, bold and black. The free font is ideal for display, copy, text and logos.
Created by Villa Studio, Bonn provides a tight yet clear depiction of the words and is available at Fontsforfriends. It is a simple geometric font that is available in three weights of light, medium and bold. It is ideal for big words and texts such as logotypes, headings or posters. Bonn has capital and small letters, numbers and some punctuation.
12. Qanelas Soft
This Qanelas Soft font, designed by Rodamir Tinkov, is a modern text with geometric influence and opentype features. It can be found in twenty different weights such as ultralight, medium and extra bold and in ten uprights with matching italics. It is ideal for multiple purposes such as web, signage, corporate and editorial text designs.
This Aileron font designed by Sora Sagan provides a clean and classic feel to the text and can be found on Tipotype. This neo grotesque style is similar to helvetica but uses a multiple master and diversity throughout its style. It can be found in 16 different weights varying from ultralight to black. Due to its versatility it is ideal for a range of texts including headings, bodies and slogans.
Sk-Modernist is designed by Sean Kane and provides a modern tone to any text. It combines geometric shapes and modern grotesque shapes to create a legible text. Each letter has been designed using a mathematical system rather than the traditional typographers eye. It can be found in four weights of light, regular, bold and monospace. The free font is ideal for any digital expression as Kane states: “it has been designed specifically for the digital age.”
This Arciform font designed by Matt Ellis offers a soft, rounded lettering, which creates an endearing tone to the text and is available on Behance. The styling maintains geometric spacing, which complements the curves finishing off each letter. It is available in one weight in lowercase, uppercase, numerals, accents and some symbols.
Designed by Tshepo Mosoeu, Rhetoric is inspired by 19th century to early 20th century designs of grotesque and is available on Behance. Its rounded figures, squared off at the ends makes it a soft design and pleasant to the eye. This free font is only available in one weight, but it’s clear style makes it ideal for headings and texts.
17. Leto Text Sans
This Leto Text Sans font designed by Glen Jan takes inspiration from traditional font styles to produce an innovative modern style and is available on Behance. It comes in four weights of light, regular, medium and bold with their italics. It can be found in nine styles of capitals, ligatures, small caps, superscript, subscript, numerators and denominators, case-sensitive forms, oldstyle and stylistic alternates.
Kiklo is designed by Marios Balaskas to produce a modern and structured style and is available on Behance. It’s slim and elegant structure works well with both big and small lettering and is ideal for everyday designs and texts. It adds a tone of sophistication to your message. This free font can be found in english letters as well as Greek and Latin characters, numbers and a few symbols.
19. Dozer One
Designed by Aaron Amar, Dozer One is a heavy weight design with thick bold lettering and is available on Dafont. This styling makes it ideal for posters, logos and headlines to grab the reader’s attention. It’s curved edges complemented by its sharp finishes provides a neat and clean representation to your words. It can be found in upper case, lower case, numbering and other characters.
20. Rometri Sans
This Rometri Sans font is designed by Thomas Richardson who takes inspiration from neo classic styled architecture. Available on Behance, the font fuses old and new trends to creatively integrate modern angles and geometric shapes of circles and triangles. Each letter displays three horizontal lines which are directly influenced by the Roman style pillars. The purpose of its creation was for the Wellington City Gallery and its artistic depiction represents the fusion of old and new trends.
This Pier font was designed by Mathieu Desjardins and boasts modernity and structure. Desjardins states his purpose: “was to create a slightly off geometric font that would look as good big or very small.” This versatility makes it ideal for everyday designs and texts. It can be found in four weights of regular, italic, bold and bold italic and is available in lowercase, uppercase, numerals, glyphs and accents.
This Arkhip font, created by a variety of designers carries with it a Russian soul. The lettering of the Russian alphabet is clearly represented through this style. Its natural wavy characteristics, flowing through its script creates an idiosyncratic style that will intrigue your readers.
Designed by Osama el Khalfaoui, Bakersfield is an elegant geometric styled script and is available on Dafont. It was created with inspiration from 1920 fonts with the primarily goal of legibility. The kerning between the letters are well spaced with maintained precision. It can be found in 22 different weights with their matching italics. It’s clean style makes it ideal for texts both online and in print.
This Cornerstone font, designed by Zac Freeland is labelled as a “no-nonsense modular font” and is available on Behance. It’s high-reaching counters, rounded at the edge makes for a modern touch and provides a clean and neat tone to the text. It is an all caps style available in one weight and is ideal for headlines and catchy slogans.
Designed by Kenji Enos, Locksmith is a sleek script designed to create a sophisticated tone to text and is available on Behance. It is available in five variations of light, regular, small inline, medium inline and double inline. The inline feature of the font creates a gentle idiosyncratic alternative to add character to the text. This makes it ideal for headings and slogans complementing soft settings and images.
This Oswold font, designed by Vernon Adams is a remodel of classic gothic sans serif styles and is available on Fontsquirrel. Its slim clean design provides easy legibility to all readers. This enhanced traditional text offers a better alternative for on screen texts and is ideal for web and digital devices such as tablets, computer screens, laptops and cell phones. This free font can be found in three weights of light, regular and bold and their complementing italic characters.
Manifesto, designed by Tomaz Leskovec, draws inspiration from the “Italian rationalist movement” and is available on Behance. It’s slender figures offers a sleek and sophisticated tone to your text. The shortened arms and the extended lettering offers a modern characteristic to the available lettering. The simplicity of the design enhances legibility and is ideal for eye catchy headlines, posters and titles.
Designed by Rene Bieder, RBNo2 is a geometrically straight alternative for a modern text and is available on Fontfabric. It is inspired by late 19th century industrial fonts and depicts a strong German influence. In addition to its regular design, the alternative version provides shortened characters, creating a softer and more contemporary tone to the text. Both versions are available in four weights of light, regular, bold and black.
This Moon font, designed by Jack Harvatt, is a simple, rounded design and is available on Behance. The smooth curves of the lettering creates a space-like influence to the text. The well structured lettering creates easy legibility and the soft nature of the text makes it ideal for both headlines and text bodies for posters, websites and slogans. It can be found in two weights in thin and bold variations.
Delicate, designed by the team at graphic design studio, FAAK&PAAT in Bordeaux, offers a contemporary alternative to your text. The blank spaces located across most letters creates a quirky and modern design. The unusual nature of the words will intrigue the reader. The strong alignment of the letters ensures suitability for any design project. This free font is available in three versions; rounded, bold and strict.
Serif typographic styles are characterised by a small line attached to the end of a stroke in the letter or symbol. This style is renowned for its legibility and has dominated the book realm for the majority of its history. The following 30 styles are ideal Serif fonts for your writing.
31. Droid Serif
Droid Serif, designed by Steve Matteson, offers a simple sophisticated tone to the text and is available at Fontsquirrel. It has been designed for comfortable reading on any screen whether its tablets, computer screens or cell phones. The letters have been slightly condensed to allow greater display on any screen. This free font is available in two weights of regular and bold.
This Rokkitt font, designed by Vernon Adams, is a slender alternative to create a modern tone for your text and is available on Fontsquirrel. It is inspired by late nineteenth and early to mid twentieth century geometric slab serif fonts (originally called Egyptians). Due to its simplicity and slenderness it is ideal for headings, which was the ultimate reason for its creation. It is available in two weights.
Arvo, designed by Anton Koovik, is an example of a geometric slab serif typeface, also known as Egyptians and is available on Fontsquirrel. Arvo, in Finnish, means number, value, worth, reflective of the programming involved in its creation. The monolinear styling of the letters creates a visually balanced font enhancing legibility. This free font is available in two weights of regular and bold and their complementing italic fonts.
This Musket font, designed by Bu, is a solid text ready to present a bold message and is available at Behance. Its curved finishes and rounded counters complement the robust bodies of each letter. It is an example of a slab serif that has been slightly condensed to additionally suit smaller sized letters. However, it is ideal for headings and larger print and can be found in two weights of regular and bold.
This Tertre font, published by Paragraph, provides uniform and well structured figures apt for a solid text and is available at Dafont. The thickness of each letter is identical, both in capital and lowercase. It takes its name from Place du Tertre, a square located on Montmartre, a hill overlooking Paris. It is ideal for a variety of texts, ranging from signage to menus and pricelists, branding and packing to publishing. It can be found in six weights from extra light to black.
Citizen, designed by Joel Felix, provides a vintage feel to the text. Its shadowed and 3D effects add character to the words and create intrigue. The designer states: “Inspired by a recent trip to Boston, which stirred up a strong feeling of patriotism, I wanted to create a typeface that honored the days gone-by but was still relevant in today's design world.”
Designed by Vaibhav Singh, Eczar is a quirky alternative that adds a contemporary tone to text and is available at Fontsquirrel. It’s crooked curves and flicks are well aligned to add flair to the lettering. The designer states: “Eczar was designed with an intent to bring liveliness and vigour to academic books.” This font supports over 45 languages including Latin and Devanagari scripts and can be found in five weights from regular to extra bold.
Elsie, designed by Alejandro Inler, provides a soft feminine touch to the text and is available at Fontsquirrel. The gentle curls of the lettering adds a tone of sensitivity and personality. Each letter and symbol contains an expressive feature that will intrigue the reader. It is ideal for texts commemorating glamour, fashion and femininity. It can be found in two weights and their complementing caps.
Designed by Jos Buivenga, Geotica is an artistically modern alternative to your writing and is available at Fontsquirrel. The open wire frame can be filled or left open, creating variety in the style. The combination of bold and thin lines throughout the letter adds character to the symbol and creates an intriguing tone to text. It can be found in four different line thicknesses, which makes it adjustable to your needs.
Immortal, designed by Apostrophic Labs and available at Dafont, provides a gothic touch to the text, yet maintains modern qualities. The cuts and drips scattered over the words adds personality and emotion to the lettering. The soft curves of the letter’s body adds a gentle tone and enhances the character. It is available in uppercase, lowercase and some symbols.
This Soria font, designed by Dani, creates a gentle contemporary tone to the text and is available at Fontsquirrel. The style has been created with influences from art noveau and didot fonts. The combination of the accentuated flick of the letter’s crossbar and the rounded ball terminals of each letter combines to form an interesting composition.
Designed by Gluk fonts, Spineward is a classical choice for your text and is available at Dafont. The combination of the thin frames contrasting with the filled frames adds a tone of sophistication. Spinwerad comes in two variations, an all small caps, SpinweradC and Spinwerad Bold. Both are ideal for headings, slogans and paragraph texts.
This Znikomit font, designed by Gluk fonts, offers a slender and creative style to your writing and is available at Dafont. The artistic curve added to the tails and shoulders of the letters adds character to the word and the extended flick creates interesting diversity. It is available in a range of variations such as small caps, standard ligatures, contextual alternates, fractions and more.
44. Gist Light
Gist Light, designed by Ryan Martinson fonts, is a slab serif that creates a contemporary vibe for your text and is available at Dafont. It’s slight cursive styles are highly adjustable and ideal for creating ligatures, alternates and swashes for additional character. This double lined style can be found in twenty different weights and come with line layers which can be used to add colour to the inline areas.
This Bullpen font, designed by Ray Larabie, creates a sturdy masculine tone to the text and is available at Dafont. The bold variations both filled and coloured, and those with shadows and without shadows, all maintain a strong figure across the text. It can be found in seven weights and is ideal for headlines, logotypes and larger print.
46. Abril Fatface
Abril Fatface, designed by Type Together, is an elegant text with a strong presence and is available at Fontsquirrel. The combination of its thin and filled frames creates a contemporary tone to the work. This style has been inspired by the heavy tilted fonts used in advertising posters in 19th century Britain and France. This free font is ideal for headlines and as its clean curves and high contrast will attract the reader.
Dubiel, designed by David Rakowski, is an elegantly condensed serif and is available at Fontsquirrel. The extended flicks of the letter’s serifs and the combination of thin and filled frames creates a sophisticated tone for both headlines and body paragraphs. Each word and symbol has a slight oblique kerning creating character to the text. It is available in two styles of Dubiel Plain and Dubiel Italic, both apt for multiple use.
Designed by Pixel Sagas, Draconis is a tall, bold serif and is available at Dafont. The designer acknowledges it is “based loosely on the title logos of Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons: Fifth Edition game line.” This heavy font has narrow counters which accentuates it’s pronounced letters. It is available in two weights and their corresponding italics.
49. Inknut Antiqua
Inknut Antiqua, designed by Claus Eggers Sorensen, creates an intriguing and easy to read text and is available at Fontsquirrel. Inknut is a nut-like fruit that is used for ink making and claims to cure blindness. For this reason and the full coloured letters, this font is ideal for low-resolution screens. It is available in seven weights ranging from light to black.
50. Snow White
Snow White, designed by Alphabet & Type, has an uneven design creating an appealing structure and is available at Fontsquirrel. The even kerning complements the uneven baselines and adds character to the text. It is ideal for headlines and slogans as the variation of shortened and extended arms creates modern intrigue. It is available in one weight including caps, lowercase, numbers, symbols and diacritics.
Designed by MuraKnockout Media + Design, Espacio creates a cute and soft tone to the text and is available at Dafont. The thin lines and unfilled titles of the ‘i’ and ‘j’ adds an artistic touch and fills the text with personality. It is ideal for a range of texts such as logos, signage, slogans that wish to portray a simplistic yet creative message.
52. Obcecada Serif
Obcecada Serif, designed by de Fharo, is a geometrically condensed serif with well rounded curves and is available at Dafont. It’s wide counters complement the style’s rounded finish to create a gentle and cute tone to the text. The shortened ascenders and descenders add character and similarly soften the vibe of the words. It is available in two weights of regular and bold.
53. Chrome Yellow
Chrome Yellow, designed by Nick Font’s, is a wide stretching font with a bold message. The open crotch of the letter creates an intriguing arc to the text and the shortened arms of adds character. This text will offer a modern, interesting touch to your work.
54. Jander Closer to Free
Designed by Kimberly Geswin, Jander Closer to Free uses accentuated serifs to create its artistic style. It is available in only one weight, bold, which adds to its strong character. The circular nature of the ball terminal of each letter complements the creative nature of serif. This style is ideal for a fun piece of writing and lighten the mood of your readers.
55. Capital Regular
Capital Regular, designed by Carlos Matteoli, uses a geometrically square style to create a straight text. It’s squared serifs add to the rigidity of the lettering and the slightly expanded width of each figure promotes a tone of digital modernity. It is available in one regular weight and is ideal for headlines.
56. AC Big Serif
AC Big Serif, designed by Adrian Candela, uses both thin frames and thickly filled serifs to create an intriguingly elegant text. The filled bracket joining the thin stems and bars with the big, thick serifs adds character to the word. There are two variations available of this style, one with minimal blending between the stems and serifs and one with bolder fills, both creating a modern tone to the text.
57. Janda Quirkygirl
This Janda Quirkygirl font, designed by Kimberly Geswein, reflects its name in providing a quirky style to the text. The combination of thin frames with thicker filled areas adds character to the word. The extended curls of the descenders adds a touch of femininity and a tone of amusement. This style is available in one weight and variation but is ideal for headlines and fun texts.
58. Love Ya Like A Sister
Love Ya Like A Sister, designed by Kimberly Geswein, is a fun, playful serif style. It is available in two variations, one with solid colouring and the other leaving scattered white spaces throughout the filled lettering, creating a handwritten and self drawn effect to the figures. Geswein states the font was designed in honor of her friendship with her sister: “as children, we signed notes to each other with ‘Love Ya Like a Sister’.
59. Futurex Slab
Designed by Apostrophic Lab, Futurex Slab pays tribute to its name in providing a futuristic text. The rounded curves of each letter and the shortened arms complement the warped shape of the letter. The counters are constructed with both straight and curved lines, creating an intriguing shape. It is only available in the regular style but is a part of a futurex family of fonts with greater variation.
Jobbernole is designed by Uddi Uddi and is a fun and well-rounded font for creative use. The thickness and rounded corners of each letter creates bubble like figures. This font is available for download in both caps and lowercase.
Script is based on the fluency and strokes natural to handwriting. There are two variations with formal scripts based on the lines produced with a quill, while casual scripts represent the motions of the pen in hand. The following 30 styles are ideal Script fonts for your writing.
61. Angel Tears
Angel Tears, designed by Billy Argel, imitates the stroke of a brush to create soft lettering. The addition of thinly framed letters enhances the legibility of the text and complements the thicker brushstrokes. This free font is ideal for a range of
ose from headlines to slogans to larger body paragraphs.
62. King Basil
Designed by Missy Meyer, King Basil offers a brush-like fluency to your work. The soft curves of the letters and open counters creates a gentle and feminine tone to the words. It is available in both caps and lowercase, making it ideal both onscreen and off, for fonts needed with stationery, posters, slogans and headlines.
63. Oleo Script
This Oleo Script font, designed by Soytutype, provides a cursive flavour without joining the letters. The designer describes the script as being “flowy yet legible” as it’s simple style creates simple to read flair. It is available in two weights of regular and bold and is great for a range of purposes such as captions, packaging, cards, invitations and advertising.
64. Little Days
This Little Days font, designed by West Wind Fonts, is a thin and petite script. The thin lines composing the letters enhances legibility. The small loops flowing from the descendants and the flicks of the letter’s ends allows a fluency to subtle join the letters. This font is available in one weight and is ideal for varying purpose including body texts, cards, packaging etc.
65. Anke Calligraphy
This Ankle Calligraphy font, designed originally by Anke Arnold and updated by Fontgrube Media Design, provides a modern combination of casual handwriting with calligraphic influence. It is a smooth flowing script with ample kerning and is available in one regular weight. The varying width of the letter imitates the print of a quill categorising this font as formal script.
66. Honey Script
Honey Script was designed by Dieter Steffman and offers a simple handwritten style. The fluidity and natural curves of the text create a soft tone to the text. The thin lines add simplicity and legibility to the cursive nature of the writing, making it ideal for body paragraphs, cards, messages and invitations. This free font is available in two weights of light and SemiBold.
Allura was designed by TypeSETit and is a stylised script. The curls and loops integrated through the lettering creates an artistic cursive design without distracting the reader from the message. The thin strokes of the characters maintains legibility within the design. The font is available in one weight and ideal for body paragraphs, slogans and headlines to infuse sophistication.
68. Dancing Script
Dancing Script, designed by Pablo Impallari, pays tribute to its name in offering a lively text. This casual script offers diversity as capital letters dip below the baseline and provide a sense of movement to the message. It is only available in regular weight and is ideal for any display message wishing to evoke a playful tone to the lettering.
69. Aguafina Script Regular
Designed by Sudtipos, Aguafina Script Regular is a narrow yet elegantly structured style. The slenderness of the letters allows more space for more information while legibility is maintained with the long ascenders and descenders. This style is ideal for product packaging, glossy magazine work and book covers.
70. Peach Sundress
Peach Sundress is designed by Teagan White and offers a cute tone through it’s a double lined style. The single-lined loops curling off ascenders and descenders complement the double lined frames of the letters to evoke a gentle femininity. The upright nature of the style makes it ideal for larger texts and headlines.
71. Quigley Wiggly
Designed by Nick Curtis, Quigley Wiggly is a retro calligraphy. It maintains an organised brush-like nature with its combination of thick and thin lines. The integration of arcs and curves creates a funky nature which can perk up the style of your message. This free font is available in one weight and is ideal for both onscreen and off screen texts and products.
72. Rhumba Script NF Font
Rhumba Script NF Font is designed by Nick Curtis and is a light-hearted, unlinked cursive script. The gentle curl of the ends of the letters are accentuated by the space between each character and provide a soft tone to the message. This free font is available in one weight and is ideal for both formal and casual occasions.
73. Riot Squad NF Regular
Riot Squad NF Regular is designed by Nick Curtis and combines thin frames with filled double frames. The sturdiness of the letters and their unlinked continuation promotes legibility. The serifs of the lettering is prominent and the cursive nature is limited enhancing the sense of sophistication. This free font is available in one weight and is ideal for headlines and slogans.
74. Heaven Gate
This Heaven Gate font, designed by Billy Argel, is a fancy script with elegant curls. The natural curves of each letter creates a gentle fluency to the text. This free calligraphic font is available in one weight with caps and lowercase. It is ideal for logos and headlines and will add a tone of suaveness to your message.
75. 5th Grade Cursive
5th Grade Cursive, designed by Lee Batchelor, reflects its name in providing a neat handwritten touch to the text. The designer states: “I made it during Christmas break in college out of a need for a font that faithfully reproduced the cursive I learned in elementary school.” It presents an old-fashioned style but which makes it ideal for body paragraphs.
This Lobster font, designed by Pablo Impallari, is a bold, condensed script. The gentle flick joining each letter adds a soft tone to the robust structure of this style. This font has hundreds of ligatures available enabling smooth connection and fluency between each letter. It is ideal for headlines, labelling and slogans.
77. Jenna Sue
This font, designed by Jenna Sue, is a casual and cute alternative for your text. It’s handwritten style promotes a fun and energetic tone to the message. This font is available in one weight and is suitable for a range of purposes such as body paragraphs, labelling, headlines and slogans.
78. Lydia Puente
This Lydia Puente font, designed by Jonathan S. Harris, is an elegant text with accentuated curls and loops integrated through the text. The thin flicks of the characters and the delicate links joining the letters creates a tone of sophistication without distracting the reader from the message. This font is available in one weight and is ideal for labels, headlines and taglines.
79. Euphoria Script
Euphoria Script, designed by Typesense, is an informal and lively script. The adequate spacing between each letter accentuates the playful flicks of each character and promotes legibility. The slight slant of this style complements the it’s casual nature. This font is ideal for titles and short phrases in branding, magazines, labelling and lively content.
Designed by Justin Callaghan, Waltograph is an original design clearly inspired from Walt Disney logotypes. The even spacing between each letter and it’s filled text promotes its legibility. This font is available in two weights and is ideal for headlines, slogans and products for labelling.
81. Watermelon Script
Watermelon Script, designed by Misti’s Fonts, is a playful script with uneven letters scattered above and below the baseline. Its uneven baseline evokes a sense of liveliness and bounce and adds a fun tone to the message. This font is available in one weight and is ideal for headlines, slogans, labelling and posters.
82. Chalk Hand Lettering
Chalk Hand Lettering, designed by Fontscafe, imitates the effects generated from writing on a chalkboard. It is available in three variations with each adding adding an unique dimension to the letter with faded elements and extra shading. The chalkboard effects make this font ideal for texts and messages wishing to evoke the youthful and old fashioned tone reminiscent of school days.
Designed by Alit Suarnegara, Bromello is a modern cursive script, evoking playfulness. The uneven lettering bouncing around the baseline adds a tone of liveliness and a fun character to the message. This font is available in one weight and is ideal for a range of purposes such as greeting card designs, scrapbooking, logotypes, headlines and fashion designs.
84. I Love What You Do
I Love What You Do is designed by Jonathan S. Harris and evokes femininity and romanticism. The key characteristic of this font is the heart shaped ‘o’ and the cross used to dot the ‘i’ which accentuates its youthful nature. The thinly scrawled letters and the emphasised loops add character and make it ideal for cute messages.
This Sail font, designed by Latinotype, uses a combination of filled double frames and single framed techniques to create the letter. It’s curly uppercase makes it ideal for display texts and web navigation. The separation of each word creates a neat tone to the text and also makes its purpose ideal for body paragraphs.
86. Royal Vanity
Royal Vanity, designed by Dirt2, is a stylised cursive text offering a dark sense of sophistication. The even spacing between each letter enhances legibility and emphasises tt’s gothic tone and intricate loops. This free font is ideal for headlines, slogans, and taglines.
Rurable, designed by Mans Graback, is a narrow bold text. The constriction of the text increases the height of each letter and add an artistic tone to the message. Legibility is maintained with the gentle flicks joining each letter. This free font is ideal for headlines, slogans and taglines.
88. Bulleto Killa
Bulleto Killa is designed by Zetafonts and is a bold display script. It's clear upright letters are joined with the simple continuation of each letter. Consistency is maintained in the boldness of each letter throughout the message. This font is available with ligatures, swashes and finals in both caps and lowercase. It is ideal for logos and headlines.
89. Angelique Rose
Designed by deFharo, Angelique Rose is a light hand-drawn presented text. The loops, curls and ligature of the text is naturally imbedded in the fluent movement of the message with some characters joining and others with space. The natural cursive character of this style makes it ideal for labelling, invitations, slogans and bylines.
90. CF Jacques Cartier
This CF Jacques Cartier font, designed by Cloutiers Fontes, imitates the stroke of a brush to create soft lettering. The available uppercase text includes accentuated curls at the end of the letters, which adds stylised flavour to the headline. The lowercase variation maintains simplicity making it ideal for body paragraphs and longer texts.
Decorative typography refers to an ornate design which incorporates additional features such as outlines, inlines, colours, shades, shadows etc. For the most part this type is ideal only for title pages and headlines for books and posters. The following 30 styles are ideal decorative fonts for your projects.
91. The Machine
Designed by Dennis Ludlow, The Machine pays tribute to its name in providing a robotic, mechanical design. The twisted, irregular and faded technique integrated throughout this text adds a futuristic personality to the style. This font comes in caps, lowercase, punctuation and european accents.
This Starburst font, designed by David Rakowski, integrates a burst of light radiating from the approximate centre of each letter. The spot of white in each character will catch your eye and add a shine to each letter and the white lines projecting from the centre create an eye-catching striped effect. This font is available in uppercase, punctuation and numbers.
93. Alpha Wood
This Alpha Wood font, designed by Chloe5972, uses the image of the joint of wooden boards to create a rustic flavour to the text. The simplicity of the idea makes it ideal for signage and headlines in relation to outdoor and rural contexts. Due to the nature of its design it is only available in CAPS as well as numbers and minimal symbols.
94. Faster One
Faster One, designed by Eduardo Tunni, evokes speed and urgency. The use of the speed lines before each letter creates wider spacing between the letters but enhances the geometry and emphasises the structure of the letter. The overall style of this design is evocative towards road signage, making it ideal for headlines and slogans wishing to reflect this theme.
95. Alpha Cloud
Designed by Chloe5972, Alpha Cloud is composed of soft fluffy characters, emitting a cartoon like feel to the text. The large letters are easy to read and ideal for contexts of both a soft and a spooky nature, depending how the characters are used. This free font is available in uppercase, numbers and some symbols.
96. Holy Smokes
Holy Smokes, designed by Hypodermic, integrates the use of the available movement of cigarettes to create the letters. The characters bounce above and below the baseline creating a playful nature to the message. Due to the nature of joining the cigarettes this font is only available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
Nails, designed by Dieter Schumacher, incorporates the use of nails to create the letters and in doing so evokes a gothic tone to the text. The final strokes of most letters dip below the baseline creating a drip-like effect enhancing the dark tone of this style. This font is available in uppercase and numbers.
98. Decorated Roman Initials
Decorated Roman Initials, designed by Dieter Schumacher, is a bold text placed over an intricately weaved design. The floral vine-like design surrounding each letter creates an old fashioned field to the text evocative of traditional fairytales. Each letter occupies a significant amount of space and is ideal only for headlines and large text.
99. PW Fly Me To The Moon
PW Fly Me To The Moon, designed by Peax Webdesign, hangs simple double framed letters from a consistent point above the line. The combination of these characteristics is reminiscent of a baby’s mobile as they reach for the dangling objects. THis adds a playful tone to the text. This font is available in uppercase and numbers.
This Fanzine font, designed by Digital Graphic Labs, is a black and white squared text, evocative of a magazine. The white contrasting against the black makes for high legibility and the crooked nature of each letter adds a liveliness to the style. This free font is available in uppercase, lowercase and some symbols.
This Devo font, designed by Empire of the Claw, is a lively style. The alternating slants of each letter creates bounce and personality to the text. The thick boldness of each character creates high legibility and spells the message loud and clear. This free font is available in uppercase, number and symbols.
102. Dark Bastion
This Dark Bastion font, designed by GemFonts, is a black and white combination joint with the use of bastions. These stronghold points accentuate the soft curves and change in direction of each letter. The continual black outline of the letter maintains the figure of the character and promote legibility. This free font is available in lowercase, uppercase and some symbols.
103. Fleurs de Lian
Fleurs De Lian, designed by Chloe5972, is a flowery, feminine creation. The thin frames of the letters represent the vine of the plant and maintains the structure of the character. Due to its thin nature, this style is ideal to evoke a soft subtle message to the reader. It is available in lowercase and uppercase.
Today, designed by Unauthorised type, is characterised by its spirally segments visible only in the circles and loops of each letter. This subtle addition to the style maintains simplicity and legibility while also adding fluency and movement to the sturdiness of the straight letters. This font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
105. Shifty Chica
This Shifty Chica font, designed by Typodermic Fonts, is characterised by the diamonds at the terminal of the letter and the strokes dipping below the baseline. Despites its thick, sturdy structure, the diamond aspects of the letter add a feminine touch to the text and the crooked borders add a tone of rebellion. This free font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
106. Grid Concrete
Designed by Mandred Klein, Grid Concrete features a grid effect which adds a geometrical and technical tone to the text. The contrasting black and white enhances legibility. Each letter occupies a significant amount of space making it ideal for only headlines and bigger texts. This free font is available in uppercase both in black and white versions and white letters.
This Labyrinth font, designed by Nick’s Fonts, is a large text combining thick and thin frames and a spiralling finish to each letter. The additional spiral adds an artistic style to the character which complements the alternating thick and thin frames. This free font is available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
108. Mirror Black
Designed by Manfred Klein, Mirror Black provides a mirror image from the baseline of each letter. The reflection effect created creates a quirky character to the text. Due to this effect, the letters take up a significant amount of space and are better suited to headlines and large short texts. This free font is available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
This Thiamine font, designed by Typodermic Fonts, is a small and neat text with elongated ascenders. The X-height of each letter is maintained to accentuated the lengthened ascenders and creates a consistent, well-aligned and structure style. This free font is ideal for labelling and signage. It is available in lowercase, numbers and symbols.
This Ericott font, designed by Gem Fonts, combines two frames of different widths to create a modern and sophisticated text. The simplicity of the black and white and the straight lines heightens legibility. This font is ideal for a range of purposes including, headlines, taglines, slogans, labelling, signage etc.
111. Stone Caps Ingrid
Stone Caps Ingrid, designed by Manfred Klein, is a large clear text pasted on top of a grid backing. The background evokes a geometric and technical feel to the message. The key characteristic of this style is its large size and along with the wide kerning between each letter it is ideal for headlines and large texts.
112. Wrenn Initials
This Wrenn Initials font, designed by Paul Lloyd, is an all caps text with curly finishes and extended strokes. It maintains the body of a sophisticated text but the addition of artistic curls creates a modern balance through the message. This font is available in eight variations of a range of styles with double frames, shadows and different widths.
Shrapnel is designed by Dieter Steffman and is a bold text with shrapnel fragments scattered across the word. The white explosions and the additional white tears embedded into the large letters create a worn look to the text. This font is available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
114. Sybil Green
This Sybil Green font, designed by Typodermic Font, is a fun text with filled counters and curly finishes. The filled counters add a playful element to the message, reminiscent of a child’s desire to colour in. The curly ends complement the liveliness of the text and adds a slight bounce to the letters. This font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
Wharmby, designed by Dieter Steffmann, is a thick, sturdy text, characterised by its striped reflection. The use of the stripes in the mirrored reflection adds a water like effect to the reflection without distracted the reader from the displayed letter. This font is available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
Labmix, designed by Apostrophic Labs, uses a mixture of techniques to ornate each character. The variation in width, framing, shadows, individual letter styling and varying backgrounds creates a fun combination to spell out the message. This free font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
117. Chainz G98
This Chainz G98 font, designed by Gem Fonts, captures simple clear letters inside linked chains. With the use of chains, the text takes up a big area making it better suited for headlines wishing to spread across the top of the page. This free font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
Dyphusion, designed by Aenigma Fonts, is a double framed text that integrates the two lines to create a blurry, almost dizzying feeling to the message. Bordering on the creation of giddiness, it still maintains sufficient legibility for the reader. This free font is available in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
This Draggle font, designed by Aenigma Fonts, is an oval based text maintaining its style in the finishes of each stroke of its lettering. The round nature to each letter creates a happy tone to the message. This font is available in uppercase, lowercase, number and symbols.
Whimzee, designed by Digital Graphic Labs, is a quirky and bubbly font. The surrounding bubbles add creativity to the style, which is complemented by the uneven baseline of each letter. The simple presence of the circles creates a sense of liberation and makes for a fun and free text. This free font is available in uppercase, numbers and symbols.
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