50+ Fonts for Big, Bold Headlines

by Steven Snell

July 21, 2008 in Resources

Font selection for headlines on websites can be critical to achieving the right look and drawing the proper attention with the headlines. Here is a look at more than 50 fonts that will give you some options for creating strong headlines that communicate a message. Some of these fonts you probably already have, some of them can be downloaded for free, and others can be purchased. Each font is linked to a page where it can be downloaded or purchased.

UPDATE: We recently launched a gallery site to showcase the best sources of typography inspiration – TypeInspire.

Fonts for Big, Bold Headlines:




Frutiger 95 Ultra Black


Proxima Nova Condensed Extrabold

Proxima Nova

Franklin Gothic Heavy

Franklin Gothic

Rockwell Extra Bold

Rockwell Extra Bold







Sling Bold


Delicious Heavy






Liberation Serif

Liberation Serif

Liberation Sans

Liberation Sans





Syntax Bold

Syntax Bold

Neue Helvetica 85 Heavyw

Neue Helvetica

EF TV Nord Black

EF TV Nord Black

Warnock Pro Semi Bold

Warnock Semi Pro

Stella Lining Bold

Stella Lining Bold

PMN Caecilia 85 Heav

PMN Caecilia

Felbridge Extra Bold

Felbridge Extra Bold

Tuffy Bold

Tuffy Bold

Blue Highway

Blue Highway

Alte Haas Grotesk

Alte Haas Grotesk





Old Sans Black

Old Sans Black

Hit the Road

Hit the Road

Kenyan Coffee

Kenyan Coffee

Tall Dark and Handsome

Tall Dark and Handsome



Portishead Dummy

Portishead Dummy

Optimus Princeps


Episode 1




Boris Black Bloxx

Boris Black Bloxx

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally

Media Gothic

Media Gothic



Old Republic

Old Republic

Angleterre Book

Angleterre Book



River Avenue

River Avenue

Arial Blac

Arial Black



Myriad Pro Black

Myriad Pro Black

Placard MT Condensed Bold

Placard MT Condensed Bold

Walkway Black

Walkway Black



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  • Felix Widjaja

    Jul 22nd

    Great list! Bookmarked definitely.
    I just love serif fonts on bold.

    Btw. I want to add Romeral to the list, http://www.typies.blogspot.com/2006/12/romeral-display-typeface.html

  • promotional card printing

    Jul 22nd

    Lovely fonts. We mostly used sarif bold fonts as heading in print media. the list have many compelling fonts for headings. thanks.

  • Digitalmail

    Jul 22nd

    Nice collection buddy , actually i was looking for some good collection for banners text and i got it here .

  • Dan Collins

    Jul 22nd

    Wow, this is an amazing collection.
    I have downloaded most of the free ones.

  • Andrew

    Jul 22nd

    Really nice collection. I found a bunch that I downloaded. Thanks.

  • liam

    Jul 22nd

    Very impressive collection, a truly great idea and some truly amazing fonts, thanks for sharing.

  • tero

    Jul 22nd

    I was not aware that anything else than IMPACT was necessary.

  • Grafiko

    Jul 22nd

    very nice collection

  • Bob

    Jul 22nd

    A great collection. ‘Boris Black Bloxx’ looks different with some fogginess. Other resources with great collection of free fonts to download : http://tools.khrido.com/webtools/fonts-collection.aspx

  • Dalia

    Jul 22nd

    Thanks so much for expanding my font horizons!

  • fontuser99

    Jul 22nd

    I like the list, except for a few fonts, including “Hit the Road”, that are blatant ripoff’s of originals, this one being Font Bureau’s “Interstate”.

    Just to make it clear though, a lot of the typefaces on here are legit. (Fruitger,Impact,Myriad Pro,etc…) And I love all your Vandelay website stuff :)

  • Steven Snell

    Jul 22nd

    I have to admit that I’m not familiar with Interstate. I apologize if I posted a ripoff. Thanks for the feedback!

    Yes, I like Romeral. The reason I didn’t include it was that the only way I could find to download it was to email the creator.

    Thanks everyone else for the comments. Your feedback is appreciated.

  • Online Advertising

    Jul 23rd

    I really like the Museo font. Great Post

  • Polina

    Jul 25th

    Great list! It is always difficult to find some interesting font, every time am spending hours on it… Have bookmarked and will be coming back from time to time:)

  • Zhuoshi

    Jul 25th

    I love bold fonts! Thanks for this list.

  • Rich

    Jul 31st

    Good Job! We have a great tool for transferring fonts and design files. May be viewed at: http://www.singlewrench.com

  • Mehmet Cihangir

    Aug 2nd

    ohh amazing… thanx for such a generous share…


  • Matematik soruları

    Sep 30th

    very good fonts. Very good working.Thanks

  • projectautomatika

    Feb 6th

    Nice collection!

  • robertcooke

    Feb 27th

    i got it the fonts and download. can you add additional fonts

  • jocuri gratis

    Apr 10th

    very good fonts. Very good working.Thanks

  • DC in Chicago

    Apr 21st

    Thanks for the list… GREAT stuff! I wasn’t familiar with the Urban Fonts site, so that’s an added bonus! :-)

  • Gail

    Jun 4th

    Thank you for this awesome list!

  • rajiv menon

    Jun 12th

    great list. i didn’t know most of them before.

  • Blessan Mathew

    Jun 18th

    Beautiful fonts with varieties….Soooooo happy……

  • andy brough

    Jun 25th

    Fantastic list and resource. Definitely bookmarked. Thanks.


  • jocuri online

    Jun 26th

    very nice, thank for sharing!

  • losteyes

    Jul 28th

    So many charactor to download…

  • Philipp

    Jul 31st

    Great! Rockwell is one of my favourites…

  • WarrenEsdaile

    Jul 31st

    Thanks for the help!

    If it’s a competition, Optimus Princeps looks like a winner to me.

  • WAMPvn

    Aug 1st

    thank you so much!

    i can finally start re-designing my website.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Shellz

    Aug 8th

    Thanks for this awesome list! :)

  • Website Design Services

    Aug 15th

    Thanks for the list! I downloaded Nevis.

  • excel help

    Sep 2nd

    Just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for this great list of fonts. I’m always looking for new sites to find free fonts and I will have to bookmark this because I will come back to visit each site.

  • Danny Maireroa

    Oct 12th

    EUREEKS!! Thanks for the list, they will come in handy, since I have been looking for some headed fonts.

    Too easy.
    CHEERS :)

  • Private Label Rights

    Oct 12th

    Was looking around for new fonts, so I can use to make new websites with. Thanks for sharing these, this is a good find :)

  • cool designs

    Oct 17th

    thnks i too find the list very good……….! thnks a lot.

  • Color Offset Printing

    Nov 4th

    Wow very nice roundup of heading fonts, just what I need for this flyer design I am working on! I think I am going to use that Museo font.

  • weberica

    Nov 13th

    I like FUTURA , like in my logo

  • Roger Chasteauneuf

    Nov 16th

    wow what a great list, thanks so much. I so love coolvetica. Makes me laugh as well. Be great to get your thoughts on my list…
    let me know what you think.


    Nov 23rd

    Creative thinking to get these fonts…… Stylish and classic to see…… Thanks for sharing……..

  • shoaib

    Dec 23rd

    this is just awesome,i never thought about such a thing as having a unique font for my blog.

  • gayathri

    Dec 26th

    Nice list …thanks for collections……………

  • Just Press Print | Fonts

    Jan 3rd

    Great new collection of fonts I think i’m going to use mashburn on my next flyer.

  • avinash

    Jan 5th

    thanks for this type of article.after a along surfing i got this one now using Tuffy Bold font..thanks again.

  • iMatt

    Jan 10th

    Very very nice collection! Will definetly come in handy! Tnx

  • Everest

    Feb 3rd

    ust what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for this great list of fonts. I’m always looking for new sites to find free fonts and I will have to bookmark this because I will come back to visit each site.

  • Everest

    Feb 3rd

    nice collection, thanks for your sharing….

  • matematik

    Feb 23rd

    Thanks a lot for nice sharing.

  • Modo

    Mar 3rd

    Not a bad list overall, but Impact belongs with Papyrus and Comic Sans on a list of typefaces to never use for anything ever. Also Arial should only be used if Helvetica is unavailable.

  • Club Penguin

    Mar 6th

    I found a font to use for my new site! Thanks for the suggestions.

  • Kate

    May 1st

    Blue Highway was not designed for headlines. It is for easy-to-read small clear letters, such as on business cards and notebook inserts, calendars, etc.

    At large sizes, it just doesn’t look right.

  • Naveen

    May 24th

    Very very useful fonts.
    Thanks for sharing……

  • seeli

    May 26th

    nice collection. . .

  • PSD web templates

    Jun 15th

    Was searching around for some new fonts, so I cud use to make new website with. Thanks for sharing these.

  • Adlo

    Jun 16th

    Great list of BOLD fonts

  • Jocurica

    Jun 24th

    Great collection. I’m planning to use it on my future projects.

  • free club penguin

    Jul 8th

    Coolvetica is probably my favorite. Nice collection

  • Website design chennai

    Jul 12th

    Excellent collection here about the fonts…really stuff website. i recommend to my friends and all…thanks for sharing..Very helpfull for brochure designers…

  • vuitton handbags

    Jul 23rd

    wow what a great list, thanks so much. I so love coolvetica. Makes me laugh as well. Be great to get your thoughts on my list…

  • Adam Cooper

    Jul 24th

    This is a great list of fonts. I love it.

  • Jocurica

    Aug 6th

    I love the last one :)

  • Joseph Zolman

    Sep 5th

    these are great!

  • Pogo

    Sep 11th

    Great fonts. Bookmarked. Thanks.

  • Jocuri fete

    Nov 8th

    I like Kenyan Coffee. I’m planning to use it in on my site soon.
    Thanks, bro!

  • Jocuri

    Dec 7th

    I like the museo font, is really great for a pop-magazin, dont you think?

  • Beats by Dre

    Dec 15th

    wonderful blog..thanks for sharing such a useful information

  • Jocuri gratis

    Dec 28th

    Amazing headline fonts. There is a chance to use one of them on my website. Thanks and keep up good work!

  • how to get rich easily

    Jan 2nd

    thanks for posting, these fonts rock :)

  • web design hull

    Jan 16th

    Great collection of headline fonts, I really like coolvetica, I’m just trying to think of where I’ve seen it used. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marirea Penisului

    Jan 25th

    The given materials are one indicator that they really give care for the development and change process. I hope it will enhance more participation in the future. Thank you.

  • adsl fpt

    Jan 26th

    Nice collection, some true type font like Rockwell Extra Bold looks very awesome, I would like to try it someday.

  • Arbizz Web Design Chennai

    Jan 27th

    Nice work done… thanks a lot…

  • Dictionar Englez Roman

    Feb 5th

    I like Nevis, Phrixus & Old Republic. Definetely great fonts for my next projects!

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    Feb 12th

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    Feb 12th

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    Feb 12th

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  • Jocuri

    Feb 15th

    I am lookin for an alternative of helvetica can you help me?

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    Feb 23rd

    Oh my! Just delightful! Your writing manner is charming along with the way you embraced the subject with grace is notable. I am intrigued, I make bold you might be an professional on this subject. I’m subscribing to your upcoming updates from now on.

  • Rodney Rites

    Feb 24th

    GREAT comment about IMPACT…very funny! This is a super collection and makes me want to carve each of these fonts out of soap (with the exception of Long Tall Sally for obvious reasons) and lather up with them just before riding my 4 seater bicycle off a cliff of fire and landing in a pool of gasoline and thistles.

    Thank you.


    Mar 9th

    Very nice collection.thanks…

  • aragenaites

    Apr 8th

    Nice List. Thank you very much :)

  • Liam Kenneth

    Apr 14th

    WOW excellent list of Fonts I will put these to good use. Thanks :)

  • Scott Adams

    Apr 29th

    Some of these I already have, but there were a couple I have not seen before. Thanks for making these available!

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    May 1st

    Great list, tks for sharing!

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    May 15th

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    May 24th

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  • Rudy

    Jun 7th

    Excellent works !! GET inspired by your works. Thanks for sharing.

  • detectives

    Jun 17th

    very nice list….

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    Jun 26th

    Nice List. Thank you very much

  • jocuri de strategie

    Jul 27th

    This is a nice clean wordpress theme you can easily use it as a corporate theme.

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