Whether you’re a professional graphic designer, a hobbyist or just craft for fun, we all love a good freebie. But with any digital download, it’s extremely important to ensure any website you use is firstly, safe to browse through and secondly, has the required permission to offer each product as a free download. Sadly there are a lot of unsafe and illegitimate websites offering free products without the designers permission or knowledge.
So we decided to collate a list of the best free font sites for you to browse through. Each site operates slightly differently but all offer a wide range of high quality and easily accessible free fonts for designers, crafters and everybody in between. In no particular order, here we go…
Okay, so number one may be a little biased but what can you do. If you are new to the FreeDesignClub.com website, let me give you a little insight into what we do.
The site officially launched in April this year, since then we have given away over 250,000 copies of the various free fonts offered on the site each week. Every Thursday we launch our new “Free Font of the Week” giveaway, which includes a brand new free download along with a commercial license available with every download, all completely free of charge.
We also offer a growing range of permanent freebies on the website as well, with many downloads completely exclusive to our site. This page can be found under our “Freebies” tab.
In July of this year, we are launching our brand new site and by the end of 2019 hope to offer up to 10,000 free fonts created by some of the world’s leading designers. Stay tuned for more information via our social media pages.
What to check out: Be sure to check back each Thursday afternoon, when a brand new commercial use freebie will be published. Free and exclusive to the FreeDesignClub.com.
Second on our list of the best free font sites in the world is DaFont.com. DaFont is by far the most popular and one of the oldest font based websites in the world. Launched in 2001, (which seems like yesterday to those of us over 30, but in fact was nearly 20 years ago) initially solely in French, DaFont has grown to nearly 50,000 fonts, a figure which increases daily. Unfortunately not a lot is known about the sites history and team behind the company, though according to Alexa.com, the site is placed within the top 1000 most popular sites on the planet. With some online analytical websites predicting they get over 25 million users visit their site each month.
Browse through nearly one hundred categories and sub categories as well as being able to test each font written out prior to download. We would certainly recommend this site as one of the first you check out.
What to check out: Browse their “Top” section to find the most popular fonts downloaded that day or week. Hundreds of stunning new fonts, all available for free. Be sure to check the licensing terms on each download, as it differs from font to font.
TheHungryJPEG.com is a marketplace for graphic design related resources. Owned by one of the world’s largest stock photography sites 123RF.com, they sell everything from fonts to graphics, templates, mock ups, add ons and everything in between. The site is predominately known for their huge design and font bundles released every Monday.
What to check out: Be sure to check out their freebies section which includes a wide selection of design goodies, many with commercial license included. They also offer an exclusive weekly freebie every Wednesday, as well as periodic free font bundles as well.
We are also extremely proud to list one of TheHungryJPEG.com founders on our list of advisors. Many of the initial fonts we have offered were created by their foundry.
Font Squirrel is definitely one of my go to sites. Aside from their fantastic range of commercial use free fonts, they also offer some fantastic tools including a web font converter, which will convert any desktop font file into a web based format for you. As well as a Font Identify, where you can upload any flat image of your desired font and their intelligent software will try to identify it for you. They even have their very own merchandise for all your die hard Font Squirrel fans out there, selling T-shirts and stickers. Though I have to admit I am a little tempted by the squirrel tee.
What to check out: Browse their “Hot” section for the most popular commercial use free fonts available. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
CreativeMarket.com has fast become one of the leading marketplaces for design related resources and downloads. Their huge selection of fonts, graphics, templates, themes, photos, add ons and mock ups is one of the best on the web.
Since their launch in 2012 and their merger with 3D design software pioneers Auto Desk 15 months later, the site has grown to house products from nearly 30,000 independent designers and content creators.
What to check out: Each Monday they launch 6 brand new freebies, which can be downloaded with no obligation to purchase any products. Simply sign up to their site and get downloading. What’s even better is that each freebie comes with a commercial license as well.
UK based FontBundles.net are one of the world’s largest graphic design marketplaces. Offering a wide selection of premium fonts, deals, bundles and freebies. Their daily font deal is a feature we particular love. Allowing customers to purchase a different font every single day, each at a huge discount.
What to check out: Their free fonts section offers you the chance to download hundreds of stunning products, while members of their “Plus” initiative gain access to even more great deals and downloads. Definitely one of our favorite sites around.
Seventh on our list of the best free font sites is Amsterdam based CreativeFabrica. In their own words “Our goal is simple, to provide exceptional resources for your projects at a fair price.” I think we would definitely agree they do that.
We particularly love their flexible Pick N Mix bundle system, that allows you to select only the products you want to purchase in your very own custom made bundle, all offered at huge discount prices.
What to check out: CreativeFabrica offer 3 brand new freebies every single day under their “Daily Gifts” section. One font, one graphic and one craft related product. With other great suggestions for products that are “nearly free”, generally priced at $1 each.
Pixelify is owned by the same team behind Crella.net and CreativeBooster.net, based out of Finland. The site offers a large amount of brilliant free fonts, graphics, mock ups, templates, add ons and themes. It’s easy to use and navigate and updated regularly.
What to check out: Simply put, everything. The entire site is a wide collection of well curated and high quality resources, available for instant download.
I hope you have enjoyed our countdown of the best free font sites for designers, crafters and everyone in between. Let us know of any other sites you love or would recommend, we always enjoy hearing about new places to download fabulous freebies. Have a great day