There are so many places to find paid or free font sites where you can search for new fonts to use for a project, poster, blog, or even your website. Check out the collection below of our top 10 favorite resources. Hopefully you find the best one for your needs!
Similar to how images require CC0 Attribution, you need to find truly free fonts as well. There are a number of sites that offer both free and paid fonts. Some are a monthly subscription, some are a flat price.
In either case, to use a font online, you need to have ownership of that font. You must purchase rights. Below are 11 font sites that have both paid and free fonts for you to download and use however you choose!
The Best Websites for Fonts
Google Font’s is one of my favorite resources for unique and new fonts. Its super easy to use and has more font’s then you can even imagine. You can see what the new font looks like in a sentence, paragraph, word, or even a poster. It has options along the left side to change the thickness, slant, and width of the font. You can even choose the Script or language you want the font to appear in.
The only downside to this website is to find new fonts you need to type the font name in the search bar. Don’t worry if you don’t know the names of the fonts start to type out a name and a bunch of options will appear!
TypeKit is a subscription font service where you can get different fonts from Typekit’s partners all in one nice library. You cannot use any of there font’s until you sign up. There is quick and simple browsing of the different font’s they offer. You can use the search bar to type the font you want to find or search your purchased font’s.
There are two browse modes: Default and Japanese. Along the right hand side you can change the properties of the font from Weight ( how bold it appears), height, width, and contrast. Once you have the font you want to see you can click on it and you can see what it looks like in Bold, Italic, and Regular. As well as have a short description of that font.
3. Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel offers free fonts that you can use in a easy to use format. The homepage has a collection of some of their favorite fonts, with a search bar at the top of the page. You can search by commercial free fonts, hot popular fonts, recently added, or almost free fonts. There is also a search fonts search bar where you can type the font name you are looking for.
Once you find a font you like, you can see how it looks under “test drive” where you can type anything you want to see in that particular font. There is a easy download button, as well as an option to see the kind of licensing associated with that font.
Fonts.com offers a Monotype Library Subscription for $14.99 per month where you can get unlimited access to over 2,200 top families of fonts to use. They also offer a Monthly free font where you get a bones font with the any purchase from there website.
You can search by best sellers, new releases, classifications, designers, font packages, or promotions. They also have a search bar for custom searches on the top of their website.
When you find a font you like you can see all the buying options you have for that font, an overview of the font, and the kind of licenses the font comes with.
Behance is a website that offers a collection of free fonts. On their homepage they have a collection of there free fonts that they offer. There is no custom search bar, but you can search by all creative fields, most appreciated, and worldwide. Under all creative fields you can search by industry, which I found helpful for finding popular fonts for certain industries.
6. Hype Font
Hype Font has over 25000 different fonts to choose from. You can search by Free fonts. New releases, font categories, best sellers, and special offers.
After you find a font you like, you will find a description of that font, buying options (even if free), extended licensing options, and an example of the font in typesetter.
7. The Font Library
The Font Library has an extensive library of free fonts for you to choose from. The homepage offers a collection of the most popular fonts they offer. You can also use the custom font search in the top right corner, search by fonts, or by their selected categories. Font Library is a great resource to reference whenever you need a new font.
Artimasa is a small lettering design studio that offers high quality fonts. There are both free and paid fonts at this website. You can search by works, typeface, and free fonts. Artimasa’s simple website makes it a pleasure to use and search for the perfect font.
9. 1001 Free Fonts
1001 Free Fonts has a homepage of “todays featured fonts” as well as an option to download 10,000 fonts for $19.95. There is a search bar on the top right corner of the homepage with search options for designers, 10,000 fonts, free stuff and FAQ. The majority of the fonts are free on this website, but they do have some that are from shareware that are not free.
10. The League of Moveable Type
The League offers well-made, high quality, free fonts for anyone to use.
The homepage has options to search by newsletter, books, manifesto, blog, join, and login. You are unable to use these fonts until you join, however it’s worth it to get access to these high quality fonts.
11. Font Cab
The main goal of Font Cab is to make your font life easier. Every font they offer is completely free to use however you want! Font cab has a simple layout that makes it easy to navigate to find the perfect font. Use their search bar to find your font, or use there “browse fonts’ section. No matter what, you won’t be disappointed with font cab.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of Font sites. Which one is your favorite? Please comment below.