Nataly Birch February 22nd, 2017

Best of 2016: 100 Free Fonts

2016 was a difficult year for typography, and 2017 does not promise to be much easier. The entire previous year, this integral element of UI underwent changes. It was a constant subject to trends. At first, there were designs with the huge bold almost overwhelming fonts, hand-written scripts, regular types used in shared spaces. Then, the retro typefaces, vertical lettering used in primary navigation, hollow symbols, masking applied to the titles came in the stead. This year is also going to be pretty busy since experiments with the typefaces are carrying on. With all this hype around the typography, it is always a good thing to have one or two good-looking fonts at your fingertips. The more so, regardless of the situation, it still plays a vital role in conveying the message to the user and reflecting the general atmosphere of the interface. It will always be in the designer's arsenal of essential instruments. It is one of those tiny details that can easily upset all the harmony and destroy the first impression up to the hilt as well as save the day and separate your project from the others. So, it should be treated with the respect. Today we want to remind you about a hundred of beautiful, carefully-optimized and vigilantly–crafted typefaces that were popular in 2016. Although all of them are free; not all of them can be used in commercial projects. Please, be careful when applying them in your future works. Hungry for free fonts? Check out Stockios collection of free fonts as well the following 100 free fonts. Enjoy.

Oldways

Creator: Artimasa Studio License: Free for personal and commercial use.

La Viola Typeface

Creator: Font & Graphic Land License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Cataleya

Creator: Font & Graphic Land License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Boba - Free Font

Creator: Fabian Korn License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Canyons Vintage Script

Creator: Pavel Korzhenko License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Little Brushy Font

Creator: Junik Studio License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Little Mandy - Free font

Creator: Junik Studio License: Attribution-NonCommercial.

Hentges Typeface

Creator: Paula Hentges License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Rising Star - Monoline Script

Creator: Hindia Studio License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Streetwear Font

Creator: Artimasa Studio License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Klasik Free Typefamily

Creator: Artimasa Studio, Free Design Resources License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Octanis Font Family

Creator: Pavel Korzhenko License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Nomah Light

Creator: Nicolas Fredrickson License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Zeyk Brush Typeface

Creator: Juan Pablo Bello License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Diamor Script

Creator: Deadlock Studio License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Awesawez Script

Creator: Gabriela Christine License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Arkana Script Vintage Font

Creator: Maulana Creative License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

L-7 Stencil Typeface

Creator: Luis Calzadilla License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Fakedes

Creator: The Hungry JPEG.com License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Nature Alphabet

Creator: Tomáš Kellich License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Alayna Font

Creator: Syed Faraz Ahmad License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Blowbrush Font

Creator: The Hungry JPEG.com License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Crumbold

Creator: Vallée Marc-Antoine License: Attribution-ShareAlike.

Shkoder

Creator: Julian Hoxhaj, Ana Hoxha License: Attribution-NonCommercial.

Tuna Typeface

Creator: Floodfonts type foundry License: Attribution.

Fea Font

Creator: Víctor Guerrero Vila License: Attribution.

Automata Free Font

Creator: Martin Amitrano License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Play-Doh Alphabet

Creator: BeLight Software License: Attribution.

Christmas Alphabet

Creator: BeLight Software License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Diotima

Creator: Nathan Dawdy License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Hole Free Font

Creator: Stefanus Kurniawan License: Attribution.

Form Free Font

Creator: Wassim Awadallah License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Synthesia

Creator: Binh NT License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Logawa Script

Creator: WNPRH Collective License: Royalty free for use in both personal and commercial projects.

Arabella

Creator: MySunday Type Foundry License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Elrotex Brush Font

Creator: Maulana Creative License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Om Telolet Om

Creator: Arwan Sutanto License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Artypa - Free font family

Creator: Philip Trautmann License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Ossem - Free Font

Creator: Typedepot License: Free for personal and commercial use.

LRC Type - Stamp CO Sans

Creator: Carl Seal License: Attribution.

LRC Type - DryTransfer Haphazard

Creator: Carl Seal License: Attribution.

Viper Fangs

Creator: Matt Smith License: Attribution.

Qubo - Free Font

Creator: Mohammed Faris License: Free for personal and commercial use.

The Free Joli Font

Creator: The Hungry JPEG.com License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Avenue X - Free Font

Creator: Simo Herold License: Attribution-NoDerivatives.

Clubber - Free Font

Creator: Jango Tango License: For personal use.

Hamish Free Font

Creator: Get Studio License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Space Oddity

Creator: Gustavo Vitulo License: Attribution.

Traveler

Creator: Gleb Guralnyk, Pixel Surplus License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Denzel Font Free

Creator: Oleg Urazovsky License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Serve - Free font

Creator: Dima Lokamp License: Attribution.

AYOR

Creator: Duah Francis Boafo License: Free for personal use.

Velodroma Typeface

Creator: Jan Charvát License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Geom Display Typeface

Creator: Danilo Gusmão Silveira. License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Alcubierre Typeface

Creator: Matt Ellis, License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Janji Free Font

Creator: Nur Solikh License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Ernst Haeckel Font

Creator: aleph corporation License: Attribution-NonCommercial.

Strike One - Free Font

Creator: Jroh Creative License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Basic Font

Creator: Mitch Stomner License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Smile - Free Font

Creator: Abdullah Ghatasheh License: Attribution-ShareAlike.

Das Gitter

Creator: Cinthya Noviana License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Scamper and Scamper Snowy

Creator: Missy Meyer License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Katona

Creator: Tamara Vukich License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Speck Display

Creator: Luiz Felipe Souza License: Free for personal & commercial use.

Napo Free Font

Creator: Isabella Ahmadzadeh, Zetafonts Type Foundry License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Ridge

Creator: Erika Noel Mackley License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Origram

Creator: Nuno Dias License: Free for personal and commercial use.

KIdzonia

Creator: Shradha Katiyar License: Attribution.

Remus - Free Display Font

Creator: Stephen Delgado License: Attribution-NonCommercial.

Punc - Free Font

Creator: The Kinetic License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Bubu - Free Font

Creator: Kamil Piatkowski License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Skellyman

Creator: Missy Meyer License: Attribution-NoDerivatives.

Repens

Creator: iordanis passas License: It's free for any use except police,goverment and political parties commercial.

Formia Script

Creator: Stefan D License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Locke Typeface

Creator: Charles Daoud License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Caleb - Free Font

Creator: Pixel Surplus, Justin Greene License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Saros

Creator: Brenan Stetzer License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Stampbor Typeface

Creator: Free Design Data License: Attribution.

Bohem Free Font

Creator: Andika Setiawan License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Minaxi Line Font

Creator: Shrenik Ganatra License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Hebrew Free Font

Creator: Neta Manor License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Soroka Free Font

Creator: Dmytro Dutka License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Double - Free font

Creator: Jorge E License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Spacer Font

Creator: Mariano Diez License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Rimbo

Creator: FREE GOODIES FOR DESIGNERS License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Quantify v2

Creator: Saidi Alfianor License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Sunn Serif

Creator: Gatis Vilaks License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

MU-TH-UR Free font

Creator: simon stratford License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Signatura

Creator: Ian Mikraz License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Sitka Brush Font

Creator: Hustle Supply Co. License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

Flow Brush Font

Creator: The Hungry JPEG.com License: Free for personal and commercial use.

Nataly Birch

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

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  1. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the website is extremely good.|

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