Freely downloadable quality fonts

Over a year ago Vitaly Friedman compiled a list of freely downloadable fonts that he called the 25 Best Free Quality Fonts. I never got around to mentioning the list back then, so this is just in case you missed it (and as a bookmark for myself).

More recently, Vitaly spent some time browsing for fonts in new places as well as revisiting the sites where he found the fonts on his list. As a result he found 19 More Free Quality Fonts. Go check them out if you’re into fonts and are on a budget.

Note that “free” isn’t entirely true for all fonts on these lists. Some are completely license-free and can be used for anything with no limitations, while others are free for personal use but not when used in commercial projects. Make sure you check for any restrictions before using the fonts for commercial stuff.

I really should play more with type.

Posted on January 25, 2007 in Quicklinks, Typography


  1. I don’t know, most of those fonts don’t do much for me - they’re not very unique or original. My favorite free font site is dafont, there are tons of cool fonts on there.

  2. January 26, 2007 by ErikHK


    “Recently I’ve been browsing through the Net searching for the best license-free fonts which would fit as a serious heading for a serious online-presentation.” (

    I myself see the fonts at those font sites (dafont like you say) to be a bit childish or not very serious, this is as said a serious compilation, which I like very much indeed! Fonts and typography are always interesting subjects, thanks for the post.

  3. Just want to put a word in for dafont, it rules, I’ve even got a few fonts there.

    I love Lacuna and 078MKSD Medium Condensed, they’re both very stylish and tall.

  4. Ooh, you just spurred me into a font downloading binge — a lot of these fonts are really nice. Thanks.

  5. Heaps of nice fonts, thanks for the link. I am always on the lookout for more and I will definitely use at least one of these in the next website I build.

  6. Thanks a lot for the link!

    ‘Share Font’, ‘Lacuna’, and ‘Blue Highway’: me likes. =)

  7. There are some really nice fonts on those lists, but I’ll have to third Great site.

  8. Thanks for the links. I’ve used DaFont before, and like it. I always like playing with random fonts for various projects…both personal and commercial.

  9. February 1, 2007 by Uninvisible

    I really like the fairfield fonts, but can’t find them anywhere on the web without them being an arm and a leg. Anyone know where I can get a TFF for Fairfield 45 Light or 55 Medium?

  10. February 8, 2007 by JEREMY

    Thanks for the link Roger. I particularly like the hooge font

  11. Thanks for these links.

    Although I frequent dafont too, I always appreciated a nifty selection like this one!

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