50 High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Design

by Steven Snell

December 7, 2009 in Resources

Designers love to have a lot of quality fonts available to them, and fortunately there are some very good free fonts out there. In this post we’ll feature some of the best free fonts that can be used in your commercial designs. If you’re looking for a place to find more free fonts that can be used for commercial projects, I highly recommend Font Squirrel.

League Gothic

League Gothic

Chunk

Chunk

Junction

Junction

Calluna Regular

Calluna Regular

ITC Chino – Pro Black Italic

ITC Chino - Pro Black Italic

Sovereign Regular

Sovereign Regular

Ripe

Ripe

Tiza

Tiza

Sorts Mill Goudy

Sorts Mill Goudy

Miso

Miso

Akashi

Akashi

Birra Stout

Birra Stout

Mayberry Pro Semibold

Mayberry Pro Semibold

Sansation

Sansation

Fertigo Pro

Fertigo Pro

Anivers

Anivers

Walkway

Walkway

Nevis

Nevis

Jura

Jura

FF Celeste

FF Celeste

Diavlo

Diavlo

Museo

Museo

Museo Sans

Museo Sans

Delicious

Delicious

Fontin Sans

Fontin Sans

Mido

Mido

Tallys

Tallys

Cantarell

Cantarell

Andron Freefont

Andron Freefont

DejaVu Serif

DejaVu Serif

Imperator

Imperator

New Athena Unicode

New Athena Unicode

Liberation Serif

Liberation Serif

Liberation Sans

Liberation Sans

Sling

Sling

Vollkorn

Vollkorn

Bebas

Bebas

Bitstream Vera Sans

Bitstream Vera Sans

Bitstream Vera Serif

Bitstream Vera Serif

Cicle

Cicle

New Cicle

New Cicle

Existence Light

Existence Light

Folks-Light

Folks-Light

Qlassik

Qlassik

Sansumi

Sansumi

Teen

Teen

Titillium

Titillium

Vegur

Vegur

Alexandria

Alexandria

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  • Cameron Sweeney

    Dec 7th

    Awesome list! Thanks for featuring my Ripe font!

  • Design Informer

    Dec 7th

    Nice fonts. League Gothic is still one of my favorite free fonts!

  • Kerch

    Dec 7th

    This is an awesome collection of pro fonts. Thanks!

  • Jenna

    Dec 7th

    Great list of fonts, Thanks!

  • theComplex

    Dec 7th

    Fantastic list! I can’t wait to work with some of these.

  • Damon Bauer

    Dec 7th

    This is a great list… thanks for the good roundup!

  • Adam

    Dec 7th

    Nice to see more serifed typefaces getting released.

  • Alex

    Dec 7th

    Quicksand is free for non-commercial use only, meaning that it is NOT free for _professional_ design. You guys should really pay close attention to the licensing terms, I’m sure Quicksand is not alone of its kind on this list.

  • Jacob Gube

    Dec 7th

    Awesome font collection here Steven, just what I needed to get me out of this font rut.

  • MattS

    Dec 8th

    Sansation is my favorite free font in this list. I always start out with that one in a design to see if it works out or not. And it usually does.

  • Ajay

    Dec 8th

    Awesome font list, Thanks!

  • Boothy

    Dec 8th

    This list is great until you try to download a font.

    Broken links and links to paid font sites abound.

  • LukeSF

    Dec 8th

    Awesome set! Found some new and interesting fonts. Great contribution to anyone’s fonts collection.

  • Bojan

    Dec 8th

    Great list, thanks. I’ll be using League Gothic for sure.

  • Nik Gill

    Dec 8th

    Brilliant list, some beauties…. tho ITC Chino doesn’t seem to be free, the link goes through to a shopping cart with the font in the basket?

  • Podveg Razvedcheka

    Dec 8th

    Chino font is not FREE!

  • Look

    Dec 8th

    Nice set! Thanks!

  • yavamospillaos

    Dec 8th

    Just a lot of thanks!!!!
    Awesome collection!!!!

    I love San Serif fonts!

  • Steven Snell

    Dec 8th

    Alex,
    Quicksand has been removed from the list. The license data at Font Squirrel is not real clear. But you’re right, I searched and found another site that said it was for personal use.

    Boothy,
    If you can be more specific about broken links I can get that fixed. The page has no broken links at this time. Yes, some of the links point to paid font sites, but those sites do give away some fonts (at least in some weights) for free.

    Nik and Podveg,
    That link was wrong, but it’s fixed now. ITC Chino Black Italic is free, the other weights are not free. If you click on the link now you will see that you can download black italic for free.

  • Font Squirrel

    Dec 8th

    Steven-

    Quicksand is indeed free for commercial use. I just updated the license on our site. The author states in the typophile forum here: http://www.typophile.com/node/50437#comment-346232 that commercial use is ok.

    And, thanks for all the links! Enjoy the fonts….

    Ethan

  • fontie

    Dec 8th

    thanks a lot :)

  • john gaiser

    Dec 8th

    Chino link is still bad…

    Teaches you to post a freebie :)

  • Steven Snell

    Dec 8th

    John,
    Sorry about that. Seems to be an issue with a re-direct. I changed the link again, you can try this URL – http://www.linotype.com/cart/641203/itcchinoblackitalic.html?noRedirect=1

  • Ben

    Dec 8th

    Excellent resources to reference! Thank you for researching these and posting them.
    Another fantastic typography site / forum to find exclusive / new and foundry fonts is http://www.pilo.me
    It is the best typography forum for graphic designers / typographers on the internet. I believe it is an invite only site, similar to ffffound and behance, but a little more homegrown, personal and underground, but the content they have available is amazing. Simply Amazing.
    Thank you again, I will definitely be bookmarking this!

  • Creative Ideas

    Dec 8th

    Awesome fonts. Thanks for work

  • web design york

    Dec 8th

    Some really good and useful fonts there. I will experiment with them in my next designs.

  • Ed

    Dec 8th

    Awesome list. Thanks!

  • D.

    Dec 8th

    Thanks! Good stuff here.

  • Moises De Ocampo

    Dec 9th

    great fonts…

  • Gbloggt

    Dec 9th

    A great resource with a collection of nice font.
    Thanks for this list.

  • Andrew Kelsall

    Dec 9th

    That’s a great list, thanks.

    I use the free font: Delicious myself, as can be seen on my website branding :)

  • serenine

    Dec 9th

    Awesome list! Thank you for sharing..

  • Boyd Dames

    Dec 9th

    Great list, thank you!

  • Matt B

    Dec 9th

    Great list! This will be first on my font resource list from now on.

  • Spud

    Dec 10th

    Would be alot easier if you just packed in all in 1 file so we don’t have to manually downloading 50 files…

  • Steven Snell

    Dec 10th

    Spud,
    Yes, it would be easier, but it would also violate the licenses of each font because I would be re-distributing them.

  • Mario

    Dec 12th

    Awesome list!! What a great resource,

    Thanks,

    M

  • Future Webs

    Dec 14th

    These are some really great fonts, i will definitely be using one of these! Thanks.

  • Muhammad sheraz

    Dec 14th

    HMmmm i like very much.. amazing fontssss….

  • Oliver Web Design

    Dec 18th

    Amazing collection of fonts here. Lots I can download and use for my projects. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  • Manmohanjit Singh

    Dec 18th

    Loving Sensation!!

  • Tom

    Dec 21st

    Some really nice fonts!
    Some of this list i didn’t knew.
    Thanks!

  • Pusparaj

    Dec 22nd

    Nice Collection.

  • oliver

    Dec 28th

    If you are looking for free fonts, check http://www.fonts2u.com. Discovered it just few days ago. Their
    character map search is awesome! Saved some time when looking for specific character maps supported.

  • Media Designer

    Dec 28th

    Thank you *burp*. You can never have enough well designer and usable serif fonts, with a bunch of sans-serifs thrown in there too. There are way too many junk fonts out there that are utterly useless for anything except a kids party poster.
    Thanks for making me look good!

    ~Nicholas
    NBurman Design

  • Ishlah

    Dec 29th

    nice collection, I like it, thanks for sharing…^^

  • Pratish

    Jan 1st

    great collection… thanks for sharing
    :)

  • Web Design Cambridgeshire

    Jan 10th

    Thank you for these awesome fonts!

  • Hiram

    Jan 29th

    Great list. I’m surely going to use some on my websites like http://www.gotocayobelize.com.

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Feb 4th

    Superb!

  • Spencer Jackson

    Feb 26th

    This is a godsend. Thanks for putting this page together, it really helps a beginner, like me, to size up different fonts before using them.
    I just wanted to say thanks and that you are in my favourites :-)

  • NYC Web Design

    Mar 16th

    great work…..this will really help designer to choose best suited fonts

  • Carmia

    Mar 28th

    Thank you for this list! I have downloaded Fontin, DejaVu and Delicious before. I like them a lot. Jura looks really nice too. Can’t wait to use the rest of these in my designs!

  • knight online

    Apr 11th

    This is a great list… thanks for the good roundup!

  • Sushie 6 pounds

    Apr 27th

    Thanks a lot! UI wish i find this post sooner before creating my logo, i remember spending 30mn to find the best font…

  • Galen

    May 3rd

    Great list – I’ll have to check some of these out.

  • طراحی سایت

    Jun 15th

    very nice, I am glad to add these to my collection

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    Jun 19th

    Wonderful read, and excellent points. Cheers

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    Jul 12th

    Really its useful posting regarding High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Design.thanks for sharing this stuff..

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    Jul 23rd

    Wonderful read, and excellent points

  • Website Design Delhi

    Aug 5th

    These are just amazing…thanks for sharing :)

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    Aug 15th

    Useful textures – Thanks for sharing.

  • Text Messaging

    Aug 27th

    Wow, some great things there, thanks.

  • Brad

    Sep 15th

    Thanks for the great selection of fonts to check out!

  • mebreaks

    Sep 27th

    Thanks for sharing this font collection.

  • wvss

    Sep 27th

    Wow!!nice collection…….

  • blogymate

    Sep 27th

    Great collection!! I like it…….

  • JennyP

    Oct 4th

    These are great. Grabbing most – possibly all – of these.

  • SMOMarketing

    Oct 11th

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    Thanks a lot..

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    Oct 14th

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    Oct 15th

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  • Rob

    Oct 18th

    Great collection of fonts. cheers

  • طراحی سایت

    Oct 20th

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  • Brett Widmann

    Oct 29th

    Wonderful set of fonts. I like Alexandria.

  • persiadl

    Oct 30th

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    really nice font pack
    thanks for share

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    Nov 14th

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  • dontbehzad

    Nov 27th

    Thanks for sharing this font collection.
    its really nice

  • Danica

    Dec 1st

    Great fonts. This will really come in useful when i do some graphics stuff. Thanks for compiling all this.

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    Dec 15th

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  • Arbizz Web Design Chennai

    Jan 27th

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    Jan 27th

    Only just found this site, these fonts are amazing thank you!!

  • Bea Litao

    Feb 17th

    Awesome! Thank you!

  • moises de ocampo

    Mar 1st

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    Mar 9th

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  • TheKoolDots

    Mar 15th

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    Thanks

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    May 10th

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