Make sure the fonts you choose come from a reputable source.
There are a lot of font options out there, but not all of them are free for anyone to use. Sifting through the best free font sites can be overwhelming, but we can help. Keep reading.
The following websites are suitable for designers and nondesigners alike.
Top 3 picks for the best free font sites
1. Google Fonts
Google Fonts has revolutionized the marketplace with nearly 1,000 free fonts available for instant download. It’s truly become the go-to resource for free fonts. Many have been embraced by the design world and are now widely used for web and other commercial purposes.
Our favorites: sans serif: Roboto, Open Sans, Montserrat; serif: Merriweather, Lora
2. Adobe Fonts
This extensive collection of fonts is free with a Creative Cloud subscription, but it’s only accessible within Adobe CC apps. There is a nifty “Recommendations” page that shows which fonts are trending, hidden gems, and staff favorites.
Our favorites: sans serif: Futura, Proxima Nova, Franklin Gothic; serif: Baskerville, Mrs Eaves, Minion
3. Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel has thousands of free fonts, all licensed for commercial use. Unlike most other free font sites, they make a sincere effort to avoid posting pirated fonts. Pirated fonts are a real, ongoing problem in the design industry. It’s important to be certain the fonts you use in your materials, whether print or digital, are licensed and not stolen.
Our favorites: Museo Slab, Museo Sans; display fonts: Ostrich, Grand Hotel, Bebas
Typewolf searched the best sites for you
With these options, there are thousands of fonts to choose from — the challenge is figuring out which ones to use. Fortunately, there’s a resource: Typewolf’s Definitive Guide to Free Fonts has collected all the best options in one place.
How to use Typewolf’s guide to fonts
Still feeling overwhelmed? We’d love to help! You can just hand the whole project over to one of our professional graphic designers.
Dragonfly Editorial can use the best free font sites to help you pick the font that best matches your company branding. Reach out to us today for a free consultation on refreshing the look of your marketing collateral.
Video filmed by Lexy Nesbitt and edited by Rachel Thompson.