52 Really High Quality Free Fonts For Modern And Cool Design


I am big fan of typography myself and was surprised I haven’t done any good font collection yet!

While doing research I was amazed how many really high quality fonts are available for free. And now with Sifr and similar tools you can use any font in your web-design actually, but if you are graphic designer you get even bigger enjoyment through such detailed and beautiful fonts.

Balance between readability, elegance and use fonts with artistic approach to get best out of them, really that’s all you need to do.

And by the way I am thinking about inspiring and effective typography article in soon future to show you very best examples – stay with us – get inspired and save your time because research has been done already for you!

Finally be sure to check license to these fonts, they may be free but some of them require reference or may not be used for commercial projects for free, although most of them are.

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1. Sansation Typeface


2. Fertigo Pro Typeface

Beautiful font and it’s still unbelievable it is free! Now Fertigo Pro version is released with extended language support and more.



3. Megalopolis Extra Typeface

Revamped version of the 2004 one. Now in OT with extended language support and OpenType features with alternates, ligatures, different styles of figures, etc.


4. Walkway Typeface


5. Nadia Serif Typeface


6. Modeno Font


7. M+ OUTLINE Typeface

Really beautiful font with many variations – thin, light, regular, medium, black, heavy – be sure to check this free premium font.


8. Fontin Sans Typeface


9. Diavlo Typeface

Diavlo is a free font that contains 5 weights: Light, Book, SemiBold Medium, Bold and Black. Read and look more to this one in this *.pdf document.



10. Museo Typeface

This OpenType font family comes in five weights and offers supports CE languages and even Esperanto. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, stylistic alternates, fractions and proportional/tabular figures MUSEO also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms.



A&H Parker Light – $5

Perfect premium font from Graphic River, a market place of Envato where every products are tightly moderated for best quality.

11. Gentium Typeface


12. Delicious Typeface

This font has been my favorite for some time, beautiful detail, every character has unique shape too.


13. Junction Typeface

Created by Caroline Hadilaksono

Inspired by my favorite humanist sans serif typefaces, such as Meta, Myriad, and Scala, Junction is where the best qualities of serif and sans serif typefaces come together. It has the hand drawn and human qualities of a serif, and still retains the clarity and efficiencies of a sans serif typeface. It combines the best of both worlds.


14. CartoGothic Std Typeface


15. Anivers Typeface

This OpenType font family comes in regular, italic, bold and small caps and has some nice OpenType features. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, fractions, oldstyle/tabular numerals, Anivers also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms and tabular numerals … so Anivers can crunch numbers with ease.


16. Medio Typeface


17. Birra Stout Typeface



18. Rezland Typeface


19. OFTEN Typeface



20. Engel Light Typeface


21. Contra Typeface


22. Nilland Typeface

Created by Manfred Klein


23. Calluna Typeface

Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface. Each font counts 723 glyphs. You can find detailed info on he character set and the OpenType features in the Calluna PDF specimen.


24. QuickSand Typeface

This is a free and elegant sans serif typeface.


25. Mentone Typeface


26. Vegur Typeface


27. Swansea Typeface


28. GeoSans Light Typeface

Created by Manfred Klein

I enjoy this font because of it’s thin and elegant font lines displaying text in really fashion way.


29. COM4t Nuvu Regular Typeface


30. Steiner Typeface


A&H Kerigan – $4

31. Chunk Typeface

Created by Meredith Mandel

Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use.



32. Aller Sans Typeface

Check out *.pdf document for full examination.


33. Juvelo Typeface

Self explaining image below, but I enjoy this font because of its unique glance and serifs.


34. Goudy Bookletter 1911 Typeface


35. Temporarium Typeface


36. Bellerose Typeface


37. Ambrosia Demo Typeface

Here’s a demo version of font called Ambrosia. It has all letters, numbers and a few symbols.


38. Surrounding Typeface


39. Circled Typeface

Very sharp and elegant letters, new font but it got my sympathies right away!



40. Nevis Typeface

This strong, angular typeface is ideal for headings. It features 96 of the most commonly used glyphs (characters).


41. Zephyr Typeface


42. Advent Pro Typeface

Excellent and very popular unique font with many, many different variations to play with.


43. SerifBeta Typeface

This is called as beta version, but still seems very complete for me – included in the set are Regular,Italic,Bold,Bold Italic for optical sizes 72, 12 and 6. Size 72 also includes italic swash characters and Black weights. (demo pdf)


44. Evolution True Type Font

Note that you have to give credit if you use this font and you must contact author before using in commercial projects!


Brushd -$4

45. Sliced AB Typeface


46. Technical Forest v2 Typeface

Only for non-commercial use.


47. Alte Haas Grotesk Typeface


48. Comfortaa Typeface

Comfortaa is a simple, good looking, true type font with an amazingly large number of 466 different characters and symbols. You can see them all in the preview.

It is absolutely free, both for personal and commercial use.


49. MOD™ font

MOD is applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms, 215 character set.


50. Whiteboard Modern Typeface

Created by Jay Hilgert

Whiteboard Modern is a hand-drawn face resembling the flowing motion and freedom of writing in an open space, such as a dry-erase board.


51. Neighbourhood Type


52. Soraya Font by JustMyType

On JustMyType site you can find several more very unique and interesting letters.

Half serif, half sans serif. Capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format.


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  1. cece reigle

    Thank you–I like #32 Ferrum, as I am trying to find a type face that will work well with some old-timey tourism brochures and artwork from the late 1880’s.

  2. Pete

    Not your average collection of free fonts. Some very good fonts here. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Valentine

    non of the fonts here is designer fonts just random fonts which as used by normal computer users to make a birthday greeting card or something like that. Hope you do a good look up before your next post. No hard feelings the truth is bitter always.

  4. Kaye

    Some of these fonts I’ve seen before and have in my collection, but there are some really cute and interesting ones I havent seen before!

    I really like sourrounding. Its a nice, cute small font for content. Thanks for the post!

  5. Caleb

    This sites cool love font designs, such great art, little details and simple designs can often meet perfection. I love the soraya font its absaloutly amazing. Im intrested in font desing and creation, i have designed a font in photoshop and are currently looking at diferent font software, i’d like to get a free font program that doesn’t cost anything but is still very usable. if you know of any programs like the one ive described please help. thanx!! :D

  6. Matt Smith

    Great collection — thanks for posting them. Can never have too many modern fonts for our web design projects. Thanks-

  7. Ryan

    Thank you Dainis for your great article… You’re helping the world have better design, one visitor at a time. :) Keep it up!

  8. Callum Chapman

    Thank you so much for these fonts, I’ve downloaded and installed at least half of them! I’ve just bought a new iMac and was looking for some good quality, free fonts (I’m pennyless now!) so these are a great help. My favourite is CHUNK. ;)

  9. nadia

    Just to let you know that Whiteboard is no longer free.
    Great collection though – thanks!

  10. Andy Walpole

    I feel like a child in the sweet shop – some many yummy and appealing fonts to chose and try out!

  11. kiwus

    Nice list, although I’d love to see new fonts. These presented here were displayed over and over in like tens of articles

  12. Jay Zuck

    There are loads of great fonts here, but what would be really cool is a tutorial on how to make your own. I have experimented with creating my own fonts and it is a pretty fun project.

    • huh, interesting idea, I’ve been experimenting few times too, I saw already several tutorials, would be interesting article idea I guess. Will do soon!

  13. DJKendall

    Excellent my personal faves are, Nilland, Steiner and Sansation, but expect I will be coming back to this list lots.

  14. I’ve been doing a lot of client work recently, and I was looking for quality free fonts like this for ages, I know that finding them is VERY time consuming. Thanks for sharing, I’ll Delicious Bookmark this for sure :)

    • Same here, Andrew!

      Yes, it is pretty hard to find really good fonts, actually I tried to create screenshots also as descriptive as possible so you know what you get! Thanks!

  15. With all the free fonts posts lately I’m surprise to still discover some fonts I didn’t know in this one, thanks!

  16. Renniks

    Awesome list of fonts, if only there was a master-file for downloading the lot haha :)

    • Unfortunately I cannot do that – it would be handy yes, but unfair against creators, who spend time doing hard work and delivering those fonts for free.

  17. Luis Lopez

    I love free fonts because they let you great options for testing process, it could be a logo, layout or print, they work really well and lately they have great quality.
    Excellent list

    • oh yes, I usually try to test many different fonts while creating logos – interesting ideas usually come up.

      Beautiful actually, I see you really have really deep interest in designing same as I am!

  18. Dicky

    Great list! This is the list of the most popular free fonts that designers like!