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20 Life-Changing Fonts You Can Download For Free

You're so much better than Cambria.

1.

theleagueofmoveabletype.com

What this font says about you: "I am strong, assertive, and cry without fail whenever I watch Titanic."

By Micah Rich.

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2.

theleagueofmoveabletype.com

What this font says about you: "I like a nice Merlot, but I LOVE a nice strawberry André."

(Check out The League of Moveable Type for even more incredible open-source fonts.)

By Tyler Finck.

3.

theleagueofmoveabletype.com

What this font says about you: "Yeah, I saw the value in The Great Gatsby, but I vastly prefer Fitzgerald's lesser-known work."

4.

losttype.com

What this font says about you: "I know I have two master's degrees but my fantasy is to shuck my old identity and open an old-timey saloon out West."

(Lost Type is an awesome co-op that operates on a pay-what-you-want model, as do many of the other sites on this list [so even though you CAN get their stuff for $0, chip in some cash when you can — it's how groups like this get to keep putting out innovative stuff]. And rules for whether you can use a font for commercial as opposed to personal use vary, so double-check that as well.)

By Javier Viramontes.

5.

losttype.com

What this font says about you: "Life's too short for 2D or serifs."

By Jason Mark Jones.

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6.

losttype.com

What this font says about you: "I have a secret Pinterest account entirely devoted to outdoor weddings but I'm not even positive I want to get married."

By James T. Edmondson.

7.

noupe.com

What this font says about you: "The next person who asks me to design a T-shirt for their charity 5K is getting an email filled with porn spam."

By Dominic Le-Hair.

8.

jorgeartola.com

What this font says about you: "I will give you the best hug of your LIFE SO FAR."

By Jorge Artola.

9.

fontsquirrel.com

What this font says about you: "I look super sweet on the outside but if you cross me I swear I will bring you to your goddamn knees."

By Andrew Paglinawan.

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10.

dafont.com

What this font says about you: "I am the most whimsical of them all!"

By Steve Cloutier.

11.

dafont.com[]=10&l[]=1

What this font says about you: "NO I AM, YOU POSER BITCH."

(DaFont is another fantastic resource for free and pay-what-you-will fonts.)

By Peax Webdesign.

12.

dafont.com

What this font says about you: "I own Prismacolors."

By Peax Webdesign.

13.

fontspace.com

What this font says about you: "I once ate my coworker's pad thai out of the office fridge but usually I'm a pretty upstanding person."

By Julia Petretta.

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14.

fontsquirrel.com

What this font says about you: "Sometimes I stay out until 7 the next morning and I haven't paid for my own drinks since 2009."

(Font Squirrel is a veritable font* of wonderful free collections as well.

*font joke.)

By Typografski.

15.

fontsquirrel.com

What this font says about you: "I've grudgingly entered the 21st century but you'll have to hold a gun to my head before I so much as look at an Instawhatever."

By Tension Type.

16.

fontsquirrel.com

What this font says about you: "Between you and me, my eggs Benedict recipe is way better than this brunch place's."

By Pablo Impallari.

17.

fontsquirrel.com

What this font says about you: "I have at least one tattoo inspired by a children's book. No, you can't see it."

By Vernon Adams.

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18.

fontspace.com

What this font says about you: "I know how good I look. You don't need to tell me."

By Jonathan Hill.

19.

fontspace.com

What this font says about you: "EVERYTHING I SAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. Ugh, sorry, sometimes I have a moment. Carry on."

By Reference Type Foundry.

20.

seagrassstudio.snazzymustache.com

What this font says about you: You are me.

By Elizabeth Crane Swartz.

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