Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression

February 15th, 2012

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 Free Font


Aller Free Font


Cubano Free Font


Exo Free Font

AW Conquerer Slab

AW Conquerer Slab Free Font


Carton Free Font

Chunk Five

Chunk Five Free Font


Ribbon Free Font

Novecento (Wide Light)

Novecento (Wide Light) Free Font


Springsteel Free Font

Terms: only Springsteel light and light italic are free


Enriqueta Free Font


Duke Free Font


Tuffy Free Font


Homestead Free Font


Gabo Free Font


Franchise Free Font


Ranger Free Font


Nevis Free Font

Grandesign Neue Serif

Grandesign Neue Serif Free Font


Armata Free Font


Kilogram Free Font


Kabel Free Font

BP Diet

BP Diet Free Font


Melbourne Free Font

Republic Heavy

Republic Heavy Free Font


Knema Free Font

aKa Chen

aKa Chen Free Font


Bready Free Font


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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14 comments for „Free Fonts to Make a Great First Impression
  1. Logoswish on February 15th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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

  2. Noelle on February 16th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    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! :)

  3. Julianne on February 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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

  4. Urviho on February 17th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Nice fonts :) Thanks for sharing them :)

  5. Tom Ross on February 17th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    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.

  6. Rashid Ruapni on February 17th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Very nice fonts…

  7. Do?an Kutbay on February 17th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

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

  8. Courtney on February 19th, 2012 at 4:42 am

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

  9. Laurence on March 1st, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Exo is a lovely font. Thanks for posting this.

  10. vijai on May 24th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    great list of fonts.. kilogram looks nice

  11. Chandler on June 20th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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

  12. Rishi on May 29th, 2013 at 9:06 am

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

  13. Sohil Memon on December 19th, 2013 at 1:57 am

    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!

  14. Tom Ross on February 19th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks Designerist! I really appreciate the support :)