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.

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.

Beyno Typeface


Creator: Fabian Korn
License: Free for personal and commercial use.

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.

Goldin


Creator: Fabian Korn
License: Free for personal and commercial use.

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.

FS ABC


Creator: Martin Fredskov
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.

Free Candy Shop 3D Lettering Set


Creator: deeezy
License: Attribution-NoDerivatives.

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.

CornerOne


Creator: Vlad Derkach
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

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.

Rocket Shadow Font


Creator: deeezy
License: Attribution-NoDerivatives.

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.

Visionair


Creator: pedro nekoi
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

Fish and Chips


Creator: Philip Trautmann
License: For personal use.

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.

Badhead


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

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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