The Best Resources For Free & Open Source Fonts



The League of Moveable Type
Free, Open-Source, Commercial Use

Design with freedom! All fonts from The League of Moveable Type are distributed under the Open Font License (OFL). That means you can use any of them for both personal and commercial work. You can even expand, rework, and remix all of the typefaces just as long as you license the resulting work under the same terms.




Font Fabric
Free, Commercial Use

Font Fabric is an independent foundry based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They have a great selection of high quality fonts intended for a wide range of use, with new ones posted just about every week. Download the free versions, or buy a whole font family. Either way, you can’t go wrong.




Google Fonts
Free, Open-Source, Commercial Use

Google provides a wealth of free open-source fonts ready for both web and print use. There’s no need to sign up and it’s ridiculously easy to use. This is probably one of the most useful, and even necessary resources you can have in your toolkit.




Font Squirrel
Free, Commercial Use

Don’t want to spend the time scraping the web for the best free fonts for commercial use? Font Squirrel has it covered. All fonts here are hand-picked and high quality. They even have a handy webfont generator for those times when you have that great font that needs to be displayed with live text like it deserves.




Open Font Library
Free, Open-Source, Commercial Use

Open Font Library provides over 500 fonts with licenses that allow a full range of uses and many other freedoms. There are tons of ways to contribute to the library, from helping to improve existing fonts to submitting your own. It’s also a great resource for designers to learn the ins and outs of type design.




Lost Type Co-Op
Free for Personal Use, Donate for Commercial Use

Lost Type Co-op is a collaborative type foundry started in 2011. The community hosts dozens of great fonts created by artists and designers from all over. All fonts here are available on a pay what you want basis. When you donate or purchase a font for commercial use, 100% of the funds go directly to the original creator, providing a great service to the design community.


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