25 High Quality Free Fonts for Professional Designs

Jul 14 2009 by Jacob Gube | 60 Comments

Sometimes, the best things in life are free – fonts are a great example of this concept. There are many typography designers and type foundries that choose to share their beautiful creations to the public. In this collection, you’ll find some of the best free and high-quality sans serif fonts for clean and professional designs that you can download on the web.

1. Nevis

Nevis

Download: Ten by Twenty (ZIP)

2. Aller Sans

Aller Sans

Download: Danmarks Medie (ZIP)

3. Junction

Junction

Download: The League of Moveable Type (ZIP)

4. Audimat

Audimat

Download: SMeltery (ZIP, read EULA first)

5. Quicksand

Quicksand

Download: Typophile (ZIP)

6. Delicious

Delicious

Download Page: MyFonts

7. Legendum

Legendum

Download: TrueType/OpenType Tools (ZIP)

8. Comfortaa

Comfortaa

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

9. Luxi Sans

Luxi Sans

Download: freedesktop.org (TAR)

10. Bonveno

Bonveno

Download: The Crud Factory (ZIP)

11. Anivers

Anivers

Download Page: MyFonts

12. Flaminia Type System

Flaminia Type System

Download: The League of Moveable Type (ZIP)

13. Museo Sans

Museo Sans

Download Page: MyFonts

14. Euphemia

Euphemia

Download: Tiro Typeworks (Windows/OSX TTF)

15. advent font

advent font

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

16. MEgalopolis Extra

MEgalopolis Extra

Download: SMeltery (ZIP, read EULA first)

17. Modeno Font

Modeno Font

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

18. Often tf

Often tf

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

19. Folks

Folks

Download: typOasis (ZIP)

20. CartoGothic Std

CartoGothic Std

Download: FontSite (ZIP, read License Agreement)

21. Blackout

Blackout

Download: The League of Moveable Type (ZIP)

22. Mayberry

Mayberry™ Pro

Download Page: Ascender Fonts (ZIP)

23. Share Font

Share Font

Download: dafont (ZIP)

24. Fonce Sans Regular

Fonce Sans Regular

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

25. surrounding__

surrounding__

Download: deviantART (ZIP)

What free fonts do you recommend?

If your favorite free font isn’t featured here, please share it with all of us in the comments! Additionally, are you using one or more of the above fonts on a project? Feel free to show off your work by linking to your design’s URL!

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60 Comments

Fred

July 14th, 2009

Awesome, I love good free fonts hard.

Bariski

July 14th, 2009

Wow downloading man, thanks for sharing :D

ollo

July 15th, 2009

thanks for sharing you always give out the best stuff.

Angela

July 15th, 2009

Thanking you I see I couple even a font mad women like me doesn’t have lol :)

trice22

July 15th, 2009

Thanks!

thestorms

July 15th, 2009

24th link sis wrong

Markus

July 15th, 2009

some nice fonts indeed! ;)

Express

July 15th, 2009

Awesome :) I really use fonts :P

Armig Esfahani

July 15th, 2009

nice ones! thank you!

cssah

July 15th, 2009

Amazing collection,the best thing is the direct link,i love Quicksand

Valisk_61

July 15th, 2009

Excellent list, thanks for sharing.

Downloading now…

Binoj Xavier

July 15th, 2009

Nice Simple Humble Fonts. itweeted :)

Eddie Giese

July 15th, 2009

Great list! I have most of these, but not all.

I also highly recommend Fontin and Graublau Sans Web

Maxime Perron Caissy

July 15th, 2009

Good collection of fonts, I especially like Nevis, Advent and Museo.

henry

July 15th, 2009

Nice.. my website use one of those. Aller Sans..i love it.

Jacob Gube

July 15th, 2009

Thanks for the compliments everyone, I’ve been collecting these fonts in my bookmarks for at least two months!

Sumesh

July 15th, 2009

Useful roundup, I already have a bunch of these fonts – Nevis, Aller Sans, Delicious etc., but I’d have liked to see a few more serifs in there.

And maybe also mention the fact that free fonts and professional designs don’t always go well – more often than not, these free fonts are overused, rendering your designs not-so-unique if you use them in the design.

Issa Qandil

July 15th, 2009

Great list, thanks for sharing.

Downloading …..

RipeType

July 15th, 2009

I’d also recommend some of the fonts at RipeType.com.au – I might be a little biased though.. peace

amelie

July 15th, 2009

nice, Great list, i love

Tamia

July 15th, 2009

Museo is one of my favorites. Thanks for the recs!

Terry Anne

July 15th, 2009

Wonderful! Thanks so much!

stk

July 15th, 2009

Jacob,

You say “high quality” and I looked quickly into #6 (Quicksand). It was the author’s first effort at creating a font and the spacing is bad.

Tip: When you say “high quality” and “for professional design”, people expect them to be just that.

Don’t know about the rest on your list, but after a look at only one, I’m very disappointed.

qubed

July 15th, 2009

i may have mentioned this on another post (sorry, i cant keep all these recent best of typography posts straight, a little overkill, but anyway…..)

check out http://www.pilo.me – it is a private typography forum putting just about every typography related site out there to shame. house industries and alejandro paul count themselves as members. i think the site is private / invite only, but if you can get in, you are golden with any font you may want.

Philipp

July 15th, 2009

Nice list! Makes my day happy :)

maya

July 15th, 2009

thank you! this is great. :)

Ben

July 15th, 2009

I’ve stumbled across a handful of those this year, but there are some great ones in the list that are new to me. A tremendous list. Thanks for posting it.

PVLiii

July 15th, 2009

Anyone know how to install the Flaminia Type System font? It’s a bunch of VFB files. I’m pretty sure even Google doesn’t know how to do it.

Alex Korsakov

July 15th, 2009

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for this post!

Jay

July 15th, 2009

Great collection! Thank you.. especially for the direct link!

Robyn Quinter

July 15th, 2009

A really nice collection of fonts. Thanks for sharing them. I like the trend toward clean, modern lines.

Meador

July 16th, 2009

Way cool! Nice clean fonts with a modern Myriad-style flair. I’ve got more than 10,000 fonts ahd these are a great addition. Thanks!

nachokb

July 16th, 2009

Just one issue: Often FT is not free by any means, its author clearly states:

> **YOU CANNOT USE THIS FONT OUTSIDE OF DEVIANT ART
> THIS FONT IS NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE (websites, logos,
> banners, books, etc)**

> if these rules aren’t followed, I’ll be forced to take
> my own measures.

– nachokb

Callum Chapman

July 16th, 2009

Fantastic round-up. I’m saving this for when I get my new iMac at the beginning of next month! ;) Thanks!

Danny Hinde

July 16th, 2009

Great set of fonts, really nice selection downloaded almost all of them! I love “Nevis”, can’t wait to do some design work with them!

Nice article.

Philbo

July 16th, 2009

Nice, modern, clean fonts … can’t wait to use them, thanks!

fatheadsuk

July 16th, 2009

Some lovely fonts added here, many thanks. I particularly love the Legendum font and especially that Q, great example

kusu

July 17th, 2009

downloading almost all of it. lol.
thanks

Ricardo

July 23rd, 2009

Hi! a like those fonts! thanks…

i have another… Brie Light is cool font..

http://www.fontreactor.com/buscar/brie-light/

Johnny C

July 23rd, 2009

where the serifs at?
great list thanks!

Gary Stephen Callaghan

August 13th, 2009

Thanks for this great collection of free fonts, This is greatly appreciated.

Mario Lat

August 15th, 2009

Would you be kind enough to tell me what the name of this BONUS font is? Thanks a lot!

robb

September 12th, 2009

quick sand and aller sans are awesome yet simple fonts.
kudos.

dotndot

September 20th, 2009

Great collection of fonts…Thank you.

Xtence

September 21st, 2009

Awesome fonts, thanks for sharing !

Elaine B.

September 29th, 2009

Love comfortaa!! Nice list! Thanks!

Hugoagogo

September 30th, 2009

why is it that this came up on stumble upon when i couldn’t find something like this with Google, awesome post

Gian

October 21st, 2009

Best compilation of all!!

markt

January 15th, 2010

Great! Good fonts are hard to find these days.

Deko

August 15th, 2010

Quicksand is really nice font. Thank you for sharing.

belg4mit

November 29th, 2010

Re:nachokb’s comment on Often TF.

That text file appears to be out of date, since the deviant art page for the font has it has CC3.

mannysaxman

January 26th, 2011

Wow! Nice Collection!

SREE

March 2nd, 2011

GREAT ,THIS IS REALLY INFORMATIVE.

sami

May 10th, 2011

Thank….Nice collection sneh… I helped alot for me… Thank again

RAJU

July 27th, 2011

THANKS

Angga

September 6th, 2011

Very thanks..

BilgiSpot

November 6th, 2011

it’s cool fonts.

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