Feb 15 2012

Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression

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When you’re designing a website, one of the pillars of great design is typography. Typography is an essential part of good web design, yet it’s amazing how many designers consistently don’t have the proper tools to work with! Talking of course about a quality font library. Even the best designer will struggle to come up with a professional outcome if their font library is lacking in quality.

Today we’ve compiled a huge list of nothing but quality, professional free fonts, that are perfect for making an awesome first impression with your visitors. These fonts are great for designing large headlines with plenty of impact, yet also scale well for sub-headings and in cases body text.

We encourage you to download as many of these great fonts as possible. Enjoy.

The Fonts

Alfa Slab

Alfa Slab Ultimate Free Font

Bender

Bender Free Font

Aller

Aller Free Font

Cubano

Cubano Free Font

Exo

Exo Free Font

AW Conquerer Slab

AW Conquerer Slab Free Font

Carton

Carton Free Font

Chunk Five

Chunk Five Free Font

Ribbon

Ribbon Free Font

Novecento (Wide Light)

Novecento (Wide Light) Free Font

Springsteel

Springsteel Free Font

Terms: only Springsteel light and light italic are free

Enriqueta

Enriqueta Free Font

Duke

Duke Free Font

Tuffy

Tuffy Free Font

Homestead

Homestead Free Font

Gabo

Gabo Free Font

Franchise

Franchise Free Font

Ranger

Ranger Free Font

Nevis

Nevis Free Font

Grandesign Neue Serif

Grandesign Neue Serif Free Font

Armata

Armata Free Font

Kilogram

Kilogram Free Font

Kabel

Kabel Free Font

BP Diet

BP Diet Free Font

Melbourne

Melbourne Free Font

Republic Heavy

Republic Heavy Free Font

Knema

Knema Free Font

aKa Chen

aKa Chen Free Font

Bready

Bready Free Font

Excite

Excite Free Font

Terms: Only free for personal usage

Some Related Reading

Now that you are in font collecting mode, why stop here? Below are some great links for loading up on more high quality fonts for your library. Definitely worth a look.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Logoswish, 15 February 2012

    Nice fonts. Thank you very much for sharing this article.

  • Noelle, 16 February 2012

    Really nice collection, a lot of fresh new unique fonts. I love the Homestead and the Bender but my favorite is the Cubano. Nice job to all! :)

  • Julianne, 16 February 2012

    Great selecton for free fonts. I’m really liking Ribbon & Ranger.

  • Urviho, 17 February 2012

    Nice fonts :) Thanks for sharing them :)

  • Tom Ross, 17 February 2012

    Thanks guys, I’m really glad you enjoyed these fonts. I can say from experience that they’re awesome for website headlines and poster designs.

  • Rashid Ruapni, 17 February 2012

    Very nice fonts…

  • Do?an Kutbay, 17 February 2012

    That aller font has been sharing for centuries among all the websites.. Its really enough guys

  • Courtney, 19 February 2012

    Great fonts… Could have used a couple of these on some past projects

  • Laurence, 01 March 2012

    Exo is a lovely font. Thanks for posting this.

  • vijai, 24 May 2012

    great list of fonts.. kilogram looks nice

  • Chandler, 20 June 2012

    Just FYI, Cubano has 3 other weights that I made. You can grab the full font at http://cubano.chandlervdw.com – thanks for sharing my font!

  • Rishi, 29 May 2013

    its really amazing fonts especially Bready is awesome
    thanks for sharing us

  • Sohil Memon, 19 December 2013

    Awesome fonts free fonts. I would like to add one more free font called “Folding” – it’s amazing too. But, thanks for the great list!

  • Tom Ross, 19 February 2012

    Thanks Designerist! I really appreciate the support :)

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