45 Beautiful Free Fonts for Modern Design Trends

Dec 16 2008 by Jacob Gube | 112 Comments

The proper selection of typography in a design can set the appropriate theme and mood that the designer is going for. There are a lot of free fonts on the web – created by talented designers and type foundries.

In this collection, you’ll find 45 first-class, downloadable fonts for your use.

Clean, Modern, Web 2.0

Eurofurence

Eurofurence - preview.

Cicle

Cicle - preview.

Share

Share - preview.

Reznor Broken

Reznor Broken - preview.

Alte Haas Grotesk

Alte Haas Grotesk - preview.

Abrosia

Abrosia - preview.

Babel Sans

BabelSans - preview.

AUdimat

AUdimat - preview.

Folks TT

Folks TT - preview.

Bedizen

Bedizen - preview.

tondo

tondo - preview.

Grunge

Birth of a Hero

Birth of a Hero - preview.

Everyday Ghost

Everyday Ghost - preview.

Times New Yorker

Times New Yorker - preview.

Grymmoire

Grymmoire - preview.

District

District - preview.

Ginga

Ginga - preview.

Sidewalk

Sidewalk - preview.

Trashco

Trashco - preview.

Dirty and Classic

Dirty and Classic - preview.

Laundromat 1967

Laundromat 1967 - preview.

84 Rock

84 Rock - preview.

Vintage / Retro

Americana Dreams

Americana Dreams - preview.

Vintage

Vintage - preview.

02.10 fenotype

02.10 fenotype - preview.

Automania

Automania - preview.

Chick

Chick - preview.

Deftone Stylus

Deftone Stylus - preview.

Groove Machine

Groove Machine - preview.

METRO-RETRO

METRO-RETRO - preview.

Registry

Registry - preview.

Mexcellent

Mexcellent - preview.

Swingtime MF

Swingtime MF - preview.

Hand Drawn / Painted

Joe Hand 2

Joe Hand 2 - preview.

advent

advent - preview.

Sunday Morning Garage Sale

Sunday Morning Garage Sale - preview.

Rough Draft

Rough Draft - preview.

Burst My Bubble

Burst My Bubble - preview.

Loved by the King

Loved by the King - preview.

Angelina

Angelina - preview.

Sebastián Font

Sebastián Font - preview.

Karabine

Karabine - preview.

Loveable Scruff

Loveable Scruff - preview.

AE Scrawl

AE Scrawl - preview.

Edo

Edo - preview.

Note

You should read the license of each font before using them in your designs. In some cases, you have to attribute the font designer or need to meet specific requirements for you to use the font for commercial purposes.

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112 Comments

Lawrence Anderson

December 16th, 2008

Very nice & lengthy collection of quality free fonts. Thanks!

Daisy

December 16th, 2008

I have most of these but the first few sans serif’s are fantastic, especially Beziden. It’s exactly what I’m looking for at the minute.

I’ll be a hero when I show this at work in the morning!
:D

Jim Gaudet

December 16th, 2008

Honestly, I can never have enough fonts.. The funny thing is, its like TV, all the stations and I can still never find what I want..

Matt

December 16th, 2008

Some great fonts in here. Excellent post.

Jacob Gube

December 17th, 2008

@Daisy: How funny is that? I was just talking about Beziden (as a potential replacement for the current Six Revisions logo). Glad this collection helped!

Robyn

December 17th, 2008

Really? Scanning your handwriting or bastardizing and sodomizing Garamond is beautiful? This is why type designers are not taken seriously.

insic

December 17th, 2008

wow cool fonts. thanks for sharing

Simon Vallee

December 17th, 2008

Great roundup. Now delicioused. :)

“Times New Yorker” – clever.

Timothy Long

December 17th, 2008

GOOD GRIEF that’s a nice roundup.

emmanuel

December 17th, 2008

Are you kidding ? These fonts are awful and the ones that work with it should try Comic Sans. Free fonts are not the designer’s friend. Un seul mot : amateurisme.

Phil Cook

December 17th, 2008

Nice, free fonts are always welcome. Shame I am blocked for most of these sites at work :(

I will get them at home later.

Many thanks

Simon

December 17th, 2008

Reznor Broken and Ambrosia are really nice sans-serif fonts
I love typography – it makes a website

Dietmar

December 17th, 2008

Wow, awesome list, very nice fonts! Thanks for this list!

Youandigraphics

December 17th, 2008

Great fonts!’Share’ and ‘Karabine’ are my favourites

Kevin Brown

December 17th, 2008

I can never get my hands on enough fonts! I have most of these, but nevertheless, great list!

Luca

December 17th, 2008

Really I don’t like your choice of free fonts (apart from one or two of them). A better choice of free professional fonts was published at Smashing Magazine http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/

Thank you, anyhow.

spyder

December 17th, 2008

Thank you so much. Always love more fonts.

And I don’t know why you hate on free fonts. If it works and the client likes it…why not?

How about post a link to some great fonts that you have to buy. I would like to see the difference.

Patareco

December 17th, 2008

Nice Fonts! Already knew some!

Maxx

December 17th, 2008

Angelina is great, and metro retro is a classic

max

December 17th, 2008

love the collection ! busy downloading !

Navdeep

December 17th, 2008

Thanks for the collection

Chris W.

December 17th, 2008

Jacob. Brotha. Some of these are weak. American Dreams? Groove Machine? Metro Retro? I would replace those with Museo, Museo Sans and Knife Fight, fo’ show.

jyoseph

December 18th, 2008

lol Chris, yeah great list indeed but I draw the line at Groove Machine. :P

aniec2

December 19th, 2008

Loveable Scruff link doesn’t work!

Nathan Longbrook

December 19th, 2008

This is a great list! I have a few of them, but just added some of the others to my collection. Thanks for posting these!

Mohd. Aleem

December 20th, 2008

Thanks for the help of my beautiful font selection.
i like these fonts, very much.

Thanks again.

Mike Seidle

December 20th, 2008

I absolutely love the fonts. Great free type isn’t so easy to find.

mike

December 20th, 2008

Ack, some of these are terrible. Some are great, sure, but… urgh. I’m no designer’s designer, but if I caught a peer using a few of these fonts, I’d have to shut ‘em down.

Vasili

December 20th, 2008

Great fonts. Cicle and Angelina have to be my favorites, but I found a couple new ones I love. Thanks! :)

Jacob Gube

December 21st, 2008

@aniec2: Fixed it, sorry about that. It was only the image that wasn’t working.

Tom Kenny

December 22nd, 2008

Some excellent fonts there especially considering they’re free. Thanks.

Allison

December 22nd, 2008

Over 50% of these are hideous.

Tyasske

December 26th, 2008

A point: Advent Pro is beautiful, but it’s not hand drawn. The preview image is only a sketch from the font’s designer.

abdusfauzi

January 1st, 2009

nice list here. i love most of the fonts here. [^^]

Stron Goodghost

January 3rd, 2009

Those are so amazing. Thank you for publishing. Love it man.

Ramazan Dönmez

January 3rd, 2009

Great fonts and Great list. thanks…

mansooreh

January 10th, 2009

dirty and classic

Kim

January 12th, 2009

Check another free fonts collection at – tools.khrido.com/webtools/fonts-collection.aspx

Amit Shah

January 29th, 2009

Awesome list, very nice fonts! Thanks for all!

Font chu

February 20th, 2009

Great list, thank for sharing!!!

Aaron zhang

February 28th, 2009

thanks so much !

Pandaribai

March 29th, 2009

Thanks! but is absolutely painful to download them individually. It would be awesome if one could download the whole set in one shot…

download09

March 29th, 2009

Very good thanks…

z.Yleo77

April 9th, 2009

most of this list look like beatuiful…

Volition

April 14th, 2009

thanks for the fonts. ignore the ingrates. effn’ douches are everywhere.

here’s a tip for the bitches: only download the ones you like, morons. this ain’t a damn exhibit, and no one cares about your bs opinion.

Syed Balkhi

May 6th, 2009

Once again a great article at sixrevisions. Thanks for the fonts they are surely worth to be collected. I am using a few of them already. I try to keep my fonts installed to the minimum as it speeds things up.

French Blast

May 11th, 2009

very nice selection of font and very useful if I lose inspiration!

Martijn

May 19th, 2009

What a nice selection, i really watched every single one of them closely

kim sherrell

May 21st, 2009

this is by far the best free collection in a long time. thanks!

Bogdan

May 21st, 2009

Very nice collection. Thank you.

WillK

June 10th, 2009

Great collection, I appreciate it.

Rajiv Menon

June 12th, 2009

great list. i didn’t know most of them before.

Pamela

August 15th, 2009

These are great. Thanks for pulling them together. I think I have a few, but will definitely be grabbing a few more!

Senith

September 2nd, 2009

Just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for this great list of fonts. I’m always looking for new sites to find free fonts and I will have to bookmark this because I will come back to visit each site.

Jupiter

September 4th, 2009

Great font list.

It is very useful to us.

DJ BEAR

September 8th, 2009

These fonts are shite

Honey Singh

September 8th, 2009

I used many of the above fonts in my designs !
The list is really needful for designers !
Thanks for the share, looking forward for more resources.

V

September 17th, 2009

Thank you for providing this collection of cool fonts. Very unique and interesting selection!

Rockergirl3131

September 23rd, 2009

LOVE this page! We especially love “Rough Draft” and just used it in a print ad for an arts fair. Brilliant stuff. Can’t thank you enough for sharing!

mrak911

November 15th, 2009

Great fonts.Thanks

Naveen

December 17th, 2009

wow! i like these fonts very much! thanks for sharing :) now i won’t have any problem looking for grudge fonts

Leena

December 17th, 2009

thanks a lot for sharing fonts…thanks again and more power

Shubham

December 25th, 2009

Hey Thanks for the list ..!..a really great share…!

dir

January 13th, 2010

Love the collection of fonts in this list….some real gems in there. Thanx!

kama

January 22nd, 2010

I used most of these clean and modern fonts. it’s cool !!

PK

February 18th, 2010

Great list, thx. I like Joe Hand 2 and Abrosia.
Now is my fav clen font oceania http://www.fonts2u.com/oceania-regular.font

jashim uddin

February 23rd, 2010

I used many of the above fonts in my designs !
The list is really needful for designers !
Thanks for the share, looking forward for more resources.

engineer

February 23rd, 2010

sunday morning garage sale is just awesome . . .

shoaib hussain

April 3rd, 2010

thnx for such a nice a list and these are some really amazing good fonts that are free.

sergey

April 19th, 2010

Sorry for the question, but I am very interested in how CMS operates a blog?

Flinn Megal

June 27th, 2010

these are some really nice fonts ,we are planning to use some custom font,n are thinking of using one from your list.

john

June 27th, 2010

cool , that is great thanks share

Nitya tripathi

July 8th, 2010

These are some really grate fonts!!

but can some one plz tell me where i can download them all on a single click..?

I mean a zip folder

Thanks
-Nitya

Chris

July 11th, 2010

Love this collection, especially, Share!

Tamara

July 13th, 2010

Thanks for the free fonts. I selected the ones I needed for the appropriate clients I have and I’m grateful for your list!

yvonnegrace

August 29th, 2010

hehehehe nice nice..!!

Abhijit V. Chaore

October 1st, 2010

Thanks. It helped a lot. Good work.

thonnych

October 1st, 2010

nice fonts. i grab few of ‘em. thanks.

flossie

November 27th, 2010

This was deead goood!!!!!!! i love them and i have used them alll!!!!!

Selam

November 27th, 2010

hellooooooooooooooooooooooooo

MANiSHA

December 27th, 2010

Thanks !! really great

S.A.RIFATH "G"

February 22nd, 2011

VERY NICE FONTS COLLECTION!!

eTipsLibrary

March 5th, 2011

Amazing roundup. Thanks

wesley

March 14th, 2011

Thanks for share this information.. Really beautifull font…

Tuyen Hai

March 26th, 2011

Hi Jacob,
I intend to design a slogan for my website using Tahoma font style. Thank for guiding.

Tuyen

Van Doan

March 26th, 2011

Great job! Thank alot

VanDoan

Gyppi

April 17th, 2011

Very nice post!!!
Thanks )

jessi

April 21st, 2011

im shocked to see the creativity who made them im downloading few for my designs….thanx Jacob for your hardwork and collection.

Gulfam

April 30th, 2011

I am using these fonts in my blog .Thanks for sharing this hardwork

wasim

May 7th, 2011

please send new letest font in my e-mail

sami

May 22nd, 2011

Thanks !! really great

Rajesh Nair

May 29th, 2011

It is so nice and cute, I have taken tondo..thanks

Diamod dart

June 16th, 2011

Hey Thanks for the list ..!..a really great share…!

Prothom Alo

June 17th, 2011

awesome fonts collection. thanks for sharing…

|Wasim

June 20th, 2011

VERY NICE FONT THANKS FOR LETEST FONT DESIGN

Endeavour

June 20th, 2011

Nice font collection. Share more fonts.

anand

July 11th, 2011

very use full collection

Matze

July 27th, 2011

Do anyone knowe the typeface from “Party Rock Anthem” on this picture: http://www.wdjc.de/_img/cover/titel108007.jpg ?

Naeem

August 27th, 2011

awesome list thanks dude

Wes

October 25th, 2011

Great fonts! To you “professional” designers on here who are complaining about these fonts, if you want to pay for fonts, then go do it but stop whining about these you crybabies.

sachin

October 31st, 2011

Very Good Fonts I Like It Thanks

Glen

November 22nd, 2011

A great addition to my collection, many thanks!

andris

August 31st, 2012

Nice fonts, but there is a diference between ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’

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