Essentials

The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts

October 27th, 2011

As designers we’re always looking for new fonts to integrate into our designs. Adding new fonts to your library can often help inspire you, giving a fresh feel to your designs. Unfortunately it can be really hard to locate quality free fonts amidst the thousands of mediocre ones.

Luckily we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of professional free fonts to enhance your designs. We’ve left out all the ‘filler’ fonts you find in a lot of roundups, so that every font below is really high quality and applicable.

The Fonts

Muli

Muli Ultimate Free Font

Code Pro

Code Pro Ultimate Free Font

Claire Hand

Claire Hand Ultimate Free Font

Knubbel

Knubbel Ultimate Free Font

Rokkitt

Rokkitt Ultimate Free Font

Speedway

Speedway Ultimate Free Font

FF Sero

FF Sero Ultimate Free Font

Anivers

Anivers Ultimate Free Font

Calluna Sans

Calluna Sans Ultimate Free Font

Geotica

Geotica Ultimate Free Font

Museo

Museo Ultimate Free Font

Museo Sans

Museo Sans Ultimate Free Font

Museo Slab

Museo Sans Ultimate Free Font

Clutchee

Clutchee Ultimate Free Font

Chunk

Chunk Ultimate Free Font

St Transmission

St Transmission Ultimate Free Font

Delicious

Delicious Ultimate Free Font

Cube 02

Cube 02 Ultimate Free Font

League Gothic

League Gothic Ultimate Free Font

Deja Rip

Deja Rip Ultimate Free Font

Jura

Jura Ultimate Free Font

PT Sans

PT Sans Ultimate Free Font

Melbourne

Melbourne Ultimate Free Font

Bebas Neue

Bebas Neue Ultimate Free Font

Nevis

Nevis Ultimate Free Font

St Ryde

St Ryde Ultimate Free Font

Maven Pro

Maven Pro Ultimate Free Font

Aller

Aller Ultimate Free Font

Colaborate

Colaborate Ultimate Free Font

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32 comments for „The Ultimate Collection of Professional Free Fonts
  1. Ralph on October 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Indeed a great roundup. Can these all be used freely with @font-face? i know some of them we can, but the other cool ones, I don’t see at Font Squirrel or the likes.

  2. Stimul8d on October 27th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Agreed…..On all points!

  3. Federica Sibella on October 27th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Filmotype Horizon is beautiful, just what I was lookin for. But … it’s not free! It costs 29$. Anyway, thank you for the inspiring collection.

  4. user on October 27th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    deja rip isn’t free also

  5. Lance on October 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    There are many fonts on this list that are not free! Did you actually look before posting this?

  6. Stewart Ritchie on October 27th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Good list but Colaborate is awful. I tried to use it on a site recently and the lowercase ‘t’ just makes me so angry. I know that’s a pretty irrational statement to make regarding a font but it does.

    The League of Moveable Type has some great font.

    • Jeremy on October 29th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Yea man, the t…it definitely has some problems huh?

  7. Michael Durwin on October 27th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Code Pro is also not free.

  8. Pavelin on October 27th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Filmotype Horizon
    St Ryde
    FF Sero …
    all not free. Do your research before posting

  9. müzayede on October 27th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Indeed a great roundup. Can these all be used freely with @font-face? i know some of them we can, but the other cool ones, I don’t see at Font Squirrel or the likes.

  10. Robert Bowen on October 27th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Appreciate the comments, everyone. As for those saying the fonts aren’t free, all of the fonts have free versions available through the links Tom provided, with the exception of the FilmoType Horizon font and Tom was sure it was free when the post was submitted (it seems to have been reduced to just one paid version of the font for some reason).

    So sorry about the confusion.

    Noupe Editorial Team

  11. Tom Ross on October 27th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks for helping to clear that up Rob. I just wanted to add that MyFonts.com often offer premium fonts, with one version of the font for $0 (as a kind of trial). If you look at the price area on the pages I linked to it should say something like ’14 buying options, from $0′. If you then go to the buying page simply scan down to the $0 version of the font. For example: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/stereotypes/st-ryde/buy.html. I thought it was right to still include these fonts even if they only have one free version, as they’re such high quality.

    Feel free to let me know if you guys have any further issues and I’ll be quick to reply, but as Rob says FilmoType Horizon should be the only font that isn’t free (and it was when I wrote the article).

  12. Islomene on October 27th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Great bunch…but Filmotype isn’t free…even if it was when you wrote the article. Bummer to get all excited about a free font and then to feel confused…and then disappointed. Why not just update the article?

  13. Islomene on October 27th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Okay, I know, I’m being redundant. ;-)

  14. Thijs Leydens on October 28th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Nice list – some ugly fonts, lots of nice ones. There is one free font that I am very eh, fond of, which is Ubuntu. It has a public license and is available in a lot of weights. And it’s drop dead gorgeous. it’s at font.ubuntu.com.

  15. Alessandro on October 28th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    So wonderful selections. Great choice of fonts. “COLABORATE” is so good… and “CODE PRO” is not free…in this link..

  16. Designerist on October 28th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing this great collection:-)

  17. otomo on October 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    thanks for the great compilation.

  18. otomo on October 28th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    code pro bold and code pro light is free. not code pro regular. so its partly free.

  19. Danijel Gajan on October 28th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for making this compilation. Your effort is much appreciated.

  20. Leonard on October 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Whoa! These are terrific. I was able to find most of these on http://pilo.me initially, but a few of these I have never seen before. Thank you so much!

  21. Deborah on October 28th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you for the nice selection!!

  22. michelle on October 29th, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Even following the link provided in the comment above, there is no free version of St. Ryde. Please clarify?

    • michelle on October 29th, 2011 at 4:42 am

      nevermind ;)

  23. John Traina on October 29th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    A question please: What is that beautiful bold script font in the lead-in to this article on the previous page?

    It has the word “Modes” in bold although I don’t think that is this font’s name.

    Does anyone happen to know?

    Thanks and appreciation

  24. Matt S Rinc on October 29th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Nice collection – but for anybody who is not a designer and have to use fonts on his web site … this link to free open source fonts could be added:

    http://www.google.com/webfonts#ChoosePlace:select

    What you can do on this page is choose the font you prefer and with some clicks you can retrieve a CSS code to use on your web pages. Thus for example you can at least have nice looking headings. You just have to include correct font name in your CSS and reference Google website for fonts used with prepaired code as mentioned (for real source code example you can check the source code of website by clicking on my name).

  25. Peter on October 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Finally a collection of free fonts that are truly beautiful and useful :)
    Thanks for sharing them. By the way the new Noupe design looks awesome!

  26. Orlando on October 31st, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Bookmarked! Def going to be using this!

  27. reut on November 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 am

    when you say free font, do you mean that i can use them for professional and commercial use?

  28. Marcial Soto on November 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    League Gothic the best!!! :D

  29. Aneslin on November 18th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Some of these are only free for personal use.
    but thanks for the share

  30. naikom on February 13th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    deja rip is non-free..