These are the best free fonts to upgrade your designs in 2021

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A skillfully chosen font will immediately upgrade your work, whether you’re a designer, artist, job seeker or blogger. 

Fonts are so crucial, there’s a whole field of study dedicated to them, and there are hundreds of thousands of fonts in existence! 

Best of all, many of these are free for personal and/or commercial use. 

Our guide highlights 100 of our favorite free fonts in the Sans Serif, Serif, Script and Decorative categories, including many just released in 2021.

 

 

Why choose a new unique font?

The right font improves your work in a number of ways. It will:

  • aid readability
  • direct the reader’s focus
  • create and amplify a mood
  • compliment your visuals
  • compliment the medium (packaging, flyers, resumes, etc)

 

What font to choose?

The medium plays a key role in your font choice. Some fonts work better on product packaging or flyers than on resumes - and vice versa.

For each font, we've identified best use cases. But let your imagination run wild. Since all of these are free for personal use (and some for commercial use), you can test out a few to see how well they fit your project. 

 

 

So let's jump right in and have some fun with fonts!

 

SANS SERIF

Sans Serif is one of the most common categories of font, primarily used for digital text displays or headings. This style adds a modern touch to your work and its defining characteristic is simplicity. Here are 25 free sans serif fonts, and links to their download location.

 

01. Audrey

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Audrey is one of the most popular free fonts you can find. It has a feminie vibe with its combination of straight and curvy lines.

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Great for: Headlines, logotypes, packaging, fashion magazines

Styles available: Regular and oblique styles in regular, medium and bold weighting

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Download it here

 

02. Marbre

Marbre is a font similar to Audrey, combining the straight with the curvy, albeit with a more “art deco” feel.

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Great for: Fashion magazines, logotypes, branding, labels

Styles available: Regular style in regular and bold weighting

Free for: Personal use

Download it here

 

03. Ledare

Ledare is a brand new free font style, first released in 2021. This expressive, slightly quirky font nonetheless exudes confidence and determination. 

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Great for: Headlines, titles and body texts

Styles available: Regular and italic in extra light, medium and bold weightings

Free for: Personal use

Download it here

 

04. Bavro

Bavro is what one could call a neat-and-clean font. It has a neat geometric format and a clean finish, which make it suitable for any reader. 

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Great for: Posters, headlines

Styles available: All-caps only

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

05. Arcadia

Arcadia’s balanced form with light strokes and slim lettering provides a soft fluency and delicacy to the text.

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Great for: Magazine titles, logos, modern texts

Styles available: One uppercase style and two lowercase styles (script and regular)

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

06. Mohave

Mohave is a versatile display typeface with strong lettering that gives it a powerful feel. It was initially designed with only all-caps lettering but eventually expanded into various styles.

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Great for: Headlines, posters, banners, titles, signage

Styles available: Regular and italic in regular, semi-bold and bold weightings

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

07. Simplifica

Simplifica, quite like its name, is a simple yet sophisticated typeface. Its uniform and thin line width ensures easy legibility.

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Great for: Display text, headlines and body text

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

08. Alegreya Sans

This calligraphy-inspired design creates fluidity and dynamism through its graceful letters. Choose this font to make reading long texts a pleasant experience for your readers.

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Great for: Books, magazines, newspapers, articles

Styles available: Regular, italic and small caps in seven different weightings

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

09. Biko

Biko is a geometric typeface with a sturdy yet warm and friendly appearance. On a side note, the name Biko is a solemn tribute to the South African anti-apartheid acitvist Steve Biko.

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Great for: Display, copy text, logos

Styles available: Four weights of light, regular, bold and black

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

10. Bonn

Bonn is a simple geometric font with high legibility. Its compact and narrow lettering exudes power and urgency, making it one of the best fonts for slogans and logos.

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Great for: Logotypes, headings, posters, slogans

Styles available: Three weights of light, medium and bold

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

11. Qanelas Soft

This is a modern typeface with a geometric influence and reader-friendly inter-letter spacing. Qanelas Soft’s various alternate styles with ligatures and rounded lettering make it a versatile, multi-purpose font.

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Great for: Headlines for the web, signage, corporate and editorial texts, advertisements

Styles available: Twenty different weights such as ultralight, medium and extra bold and ten uprights with matching italics

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

12. Arciform

Arciform offers soft, rounded lettering which renders an endearing vibe to the text. The styling maintains geometric spacing, which complements the curves finishing off each letter.

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Great for: Logos, headlines, advertisements, product packaging and labeling

Styles available: One weight, with lowercase and uppercase letters, numerals, accents and some symbols

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

13. Rhetoric

Tshepo Mosoeu drew inspiration from 19th and early 20th century designs of grotesque to create Rhetoric. This font’s rounded letters squared off at the ends make it a soft design that is pleasant to the eye. 

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Great for: Headings and texts in logos, artwork, posters, advertisements, greeting cards

Styles available: One weight

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

14. Leto Text Sans

Leto Text Sans takes inspiration from traditional font styles to produce an innovative modern variation. This style introduces ligatures between some adjacent letters to draw a reader’s attention. 

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Great for: Posters, banners, covers and body texts of books, advertisements

Styles available: Four weights of light, regular, medium and bold with their italics, and nine styles of capitals, ligatures, small caps, superscript, subscript, numerators and denominators, case-sensitive forms, old style and stylistic alternates.

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

15. FuturaⓇ Now

If you want a new Futura font free and independent of its historical past, go for Monotype Studio’s FuturaⓇ Now. This modern take on an iconic typeface carries the sturdiness of formality as well as the warmth of artistry.

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Great for: Packaging, printed texts, desktop-only uses for both headlines and body texts

Styles available: 102 styles, including various weightings of thin, extralight, light, regular, medium, bold, extrabold, black etc. and their italic versions. 

Free for: Personal and commercial use; only script regular and headline bold styles available for free

Get it here

 

16. Bakersfield

Bakersfield is a highly legible and elegant geometric script that draws inspiration from early 20th century fonts.

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Great for: Both online and printed text

Styles available: 22 different styles, including 11 weights and their matching italics

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

17. Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a modular font that uses a combination of typical uppercase and some lowercase alphabets. Most letters are rounded at the edges, giving a neat and smooth touch to an otherwise rugged design.

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Great for: Headlines and catchy slogans

Styles available: Regular only 

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

18. Locksmith

Locksmith is one of those free trendy fonts that remain stylish forever. Its sleek script makes even a simple text look quite sophisticated.

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Great for: Headings and slogans complementing soft settings and images

Styles available: Five variations of light, regular, small inline, medium inline and double inline

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

19. Oswald

Oswald is a thoroughly modern remodeling of the classic gothic sans serif styles. Its slim-and-trim design provides easy legibility to all readers. 

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Great for: Websites and other on-screen texts for reading on any digital device

Styles available: Seven primary styles called extralight, light, regular, medium, demibold, bold and heavy, along with their italic characters. An additional stencil regular style.

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

20. Manifesto

Slovenian designer Tomaz Leskovec created Manifesto drawing inspiration from the Italian rationalist movement. Its sleek lettering imparts a sophisticated feel to your text while maintaining great legibility.

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Great for: Eye-catching headlines, posters and titles

Styles available: Two variations, regular and inline

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

21. RBNo2

Although inspired by late 19th century industrial fonts, RBNo2 is a geometrically straight and slender contemporary alternative for modern texts. This one belongs to a family of many similar typefaces that you can choose from. 

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Great for: Any printed text, logos, product packaging

Styles available: Four weights of light, regular, bold and black.

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

22. Moon

Moon is a well-structured, soft and rounded design with easy legibility. The smooth curves of the lettering create a space-like aura in the text, taking you to the moon and beyond.

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Great for: Both headlines and text bodies of posters, websites and slogans

Styles available: Three weights of light, regular and bold, and lowercase

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

23. Delicate

Delicate offers a contemporary alternative to your regular text. The stencil-like blank spaces dividing the letters create a peculiar yet modern and intriguing design.

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Great for: Design projects

Styles available: Rounded, bold, strict and lowercase

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

24. Andala

Andala is one of the best fonts 2021 has to offer. Its slender, upright lettering makes it at once suitable for both formal and informal texts. 

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Great for: Both headings and body texts

Styles available: Regular and bold, with their corresponding italic styles

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

25. Antona

Another 2021 gem, Antona is a highly legible geometric typeface with a friendly and modern vibe.  

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Great for: Headlines and body text, posters, advertisements

Styles available: Regular and italic in eight weightings

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

SERIF

Serif typography styles are characterised by a small line attached to the end of a stroke in the letter or symbol. This style is renowned for its legibility and has dominated the book realm for the majority of its history. The following 25 free fonts are ideal serif fonts for your books and documents.

 

26. Bogart

Zetafonts’ Bogart is an eclectic typeface inspired by many 1920s styles such as Cooper Black, Goudy Heavy Face and Windsor. Although created in late 2020, this style still carries the hip and electric persona of its ancestors.

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Great for: Both headings and body text, advertisements, product packaging, logotypes 

Styles available: Regular and italic in nine weightings

Free for: Personal use (two styles available for free)

Get it here

 

27. Rokkitt

Rokkitt derives from geometric slab serif typefaces called Egyptians which were popular from the late 19th century to mid-20th century. Its broad and spaced lettering exudes modernity and commands attention.

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Great for: Headings, display text

Styles available: Nine weightings including thin, extralight, light, regular, medium, semibold, bold, extrabold and black

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

28. Musket

Musket is a robust style apt to convey a strong and bold message. Its unique and solid lettering makes it one of the best free display fonts available today.

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Great for: Headings and larger print

Styles available: Two weightings of regular and bold

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

29. Tertre

This uniform and well-structured font finds its roots in bold and catchy French signage styles. Interestingly, Tertre borrows its name from a buzzing Parisian square called Place du Tertre.

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Great for: Signage, menus and price lists, branding and packaging, publishing

Styles available: Six weights from extra light to black

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

30. Eczar

Eczar is a quirky style that gives a contemporary, lively appeal to the text with its crooked curves and flicks. This font supports over 45 languages and multiple scripts including Latin and Devanagari.

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Great for: Academic books

Styles available: Five weights from regular to extra bold

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

31. Elsie 

Elsie’s soft lettering with gentle curls personify femininity and glamour. This adds an expressive feature to each character which is bound to intrigue the reader.

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Great for: Texts commemorating glamour, fashion and femininity

Styles available: Regular and black weightings with their corresponding swash caps styles

Free for: Personal and commercial

Get it here

 

32. Spinwerad 

Spinwerad is one of those classical typefaces that can turn simple words into powerful messages. The combination of thin letter frames contrasting with bolder frames in each letter further adds sophistication to the text.

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Great for: Headings, slogans, paragraph texts

Styles available: Two variations, an all small caps called SpinweradC and Spinwerad Bold

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

33. Bullpen

Texts written in Bullpen exude sturdiness and masculinity. The lettering in its numerous variations shows linear, geometric cuts that give the text its persona.

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Great for: Headlines, banners, logotypes, T-shirts, larger print

Styles available: Regular and italic in seven weightings, along with 3D text alternative

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

34. Abril Fatface

Abril Fatface is an elegant typeface that ensures that the text has a strong presence and a contemporary vibe. This style borrows from the heavy fonts used for headings of posters and advertisements in 19th century Britain and France.

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Great for: Headlines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

35. Dubiel 

Dubiel is an elegant font style with condensed lettering. The letters’ serifs and the combination of thin and thick letter frames work together to create a chic look. 

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Great for: Both headlines and body paragraphs

Styles available: Plain and Italic styles

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

36. Draconis

Draconis is an all-caps font inspired by the titling styles in a Wizards of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons game. Its narrow-ended, pointed serifs accentuate its pronounced letters and highlight its heavy appearance. 

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Great for: Book titles, games, slogans, headings

Styles available: Regular and italic in regular and bold weightings

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

37. Snow White

This is the title font of Rupert Sanders’ film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. Snow White’s lettering has an uneven design which gives a mysterious yet appealing character to the text.

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Great for: Headlines and slogans

Styles available: One weight only

Free for: Personal use

Get it here

 

38. Espacio

This stellar font imbibes mystique and other-worldliness in the text. Its thin and soft lettering makes it apt for happy, artistic purposes. 

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Great for: Logos, signage, slogans that wish to portray a simplistic yet creative message

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

Get it here

 

39. Obcecada Serif

Obcecada Serif is a narrow, geometric font with symmetrically rounded curves. It has a gentle touch even while maintaining an official aura around the text. 

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Great for: Both headings and body text

Styles available: Regular and bold weightings

Free for: Personal use

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40. Jander Closer to Free

Jander Closer to Free uses accentuated, rounded serifs to create a fun-filled artistic style. The thick lettering further adds to this font’s strong character.

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Great for: T-shirts, headings, posters, greeting cards

Styles available: Only bold weighting

Free for: Personal use

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41. Capital Regular

Capital Regular uses a geometric, square style to create straight-edged letters. Squared serifs add to the rigidity of its lettering and an expanded letter-width gives it a tone of digital modernity.

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Great for: Headlines

Styles available: Regular weight only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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42. AC Big Serif 

AC Big Serif is a unique typeface that creates its characters like they were fused, welded bars of metal. It uses both thin- and thick-framed serifs to create an intriguingly elegant and modern text. 

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Great for: Headings, posters, slogans

Styles available: Two variations, one with minimal blending between the stems and serifs and one with bolder fills

Free for: Personal use

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43. Janda Quirkygirl

Janda Quirkygirl lives up to its name by providing a quirky, feminine vibe to the text. The extended curls as well as the asymmetric nature of its letters will immediately amuse any reader.

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Great for: Headlines and fun text

Styles available: Regular weight only

Free for: Personal use

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44. Love Ya Like A Sister

Love Ya Like A Sister is another playful font that draws you in with its handwritten, pencil sketch-like feel. Kimberly Geswein designed this font as a tribute to her friendship with her sister.

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Great for: T-shirts, advertisements, logotypes, greeting cards

Styles available: Two variations, one with solid colouring and the other leaving scattered white spaces throughout the filled lettering

Free for: Personal use only

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45. Futurex Slab

Futurex Slab is an aptly named font that summons a futuristic vibe with rounded curves, shortened arms and warped shapes. 

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Great for: Logotypes, product labeling and packaging, games

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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46. Jobbernole

Jobbernole is a whimsical and fun font whose crescent-like serifs create unique creative vibes apt for any art project.

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Great for: Creative titling in books, magazines, logotypes

Styles available: Both caps and lowercase

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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47. Margherita

Margherita is one of the best free serif fonts created in 2021. Condensed lettering with straight-edged uppercase serifs and rounded lowercase serifs give it an authoritative feel with a hint of fancy.

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Great for: Both headings and body text of books, display texts 

Styles available: Six weightings including light, regular, semibold, bold, black and variable

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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48. Shaping Heart

The creativity of this new font of 2021 will speak directly to any reader’s heart. Its straight line serifs are perfectly complemented by flowy loops in each letter.

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Great for: Titling in book covers, menus, nameplates, romantic greeting cards

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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49. Rochie

This broad, short and bold typeface is sure to immediately grab any reader’s attention. Newly released in 2021, Rochie is the perfect choice if you want to make a strong statement with text. 

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Great for: Newspaper and magazine headlines, display texts

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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50. Colatemta

This new font style from late 2020 has an undeniable tough and sturdy tone to it. With its broad, bold lettering, this font will remind the reader of Hollywood’s classic Western films.

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Great for: Headlines of posters, banners, slogans 

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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SCRIPT

Script is based on the fluency and strokes natural to handwriting. There are two variations, with formal scripts based on the lines produced with a quill, and casual scripts representing the motions of the pen in hand. The following 25 styles are ideal Script fonts for your writing. 

 

51. Angel Tears

Angel Tears imitates the stroke of a brush to create soft lettering. The addition of thinly framed letters enhances the legibility of the text and complements the thicker brushstrokes.

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Great for: Headlines, slogans and larger body paragraphs

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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52. Beautiful Bloom

Beautiful Bloom stays true to its name by evoking that lovely feeling one gets after looking at a pretty flower. This is a handmade font that adds a brush-like fluency to your text.

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Great for: Posters, wedding invitations, greeting cards, logos

Styles available: Regular and alternate styles

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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53. Oleo Script

Oleo Script font brings out a cursive flavour in the text without ever joining the letters. Its simple style maintains a good balance between flowy and easy-to-read.

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Great for: Captions, packaging, cards, invitations and advertising

Styles available: Regular and bold weightings

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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54. Little Days 

Little Days is a thin and petite script that mimics how little kids write. The thin lines composing the letters enhance legibility while small flowy loops provide a fluidity to the letters. 

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Great for: Body texts, greeting cards, packaging

Styles available: One weight only, along with an alternate style

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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55. Honey Script

Honey Script is a simple yet effective handwritten style. The fluidity and natural curves of the lettering give the text a soft tone while maintaining legibility.

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Great for: Body paragraphs, cards, messages and invitations

Styles available: Two weights of light and semibold

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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56. Allura

Allura is a highly stylised script but that does not compromise with its legibility. Its curls and loops unite the lettering to create an artistic cursive design without distracting the reader from the message. 

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Great for: Body paragraphs, slogans, headlines

Styles available: Regular weight only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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57. Dancing Script

Dancing Script stands by its name by turning the simplest of texts into a lively dance of letters. Its capital letters dip below the baseline, providing a sense of movement to the text.

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Great for: Greeting cards, display messages wishing to evoke a playfulness

Styles available: Regular weight only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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58. Aguafina Script Regular

Aguafina Script Regular is a condensed yet elegantly structured style. The slenderness of the letters allows space for more information without affecting its legibility. 

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Great for: Product packaging, glossy magazine work and book covers

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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59. Peach Sundress

Peach Sundress gives a cute vibe to the text through its upright, double-lined style. Its single-lined loops complement the double-lined frames of the letters to evoke a gentle femininity.

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Great for: Larger texts and headlines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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60. Heaven Gate

Heaven Gate is a fancy calligraphic typeface with elegant curls. The natural curves of each letter impart a gentle fluency and unity to the text.

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Great for: Logotypes, headlines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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61. 5th Grade Cursive

This font is exactly like its name suggests - a neat, handwritten typeface similar to what we learned in 5th grade. It is an old-fashioned but highly legible style.

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Great for: Body paragraphs, children’s books

Styles available: Regular and italic

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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62. Lobster 

Lobster is a bold, condensed typeface with many ligatures that smoothly connect all letters. These connections between letters add a soft touch to the otherwise robust structure of this style.

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Great for: Headlines, labelling and slogans

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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63. Lydia Puente

Lydia Puente is an elegant font with accentuated curls, loops and swashes in its lettering. The thin flicks of the characters joined by delicate links lend a hint of sophistication to this style.

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Great for: Labels, headlines and taglines

Styles available: One weight only

Free for: Personal use

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64. Waltograph

If you are looking for a free Disney font, Waltograph is for you. This is an original design inspired from Walt Disney logotypes. The even spacing between the letters promotes legibility while giving the text that classic Disney vibe.

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Great for: Greeting cards, posters, headlines

Styles available: Caps and small caps

Free for: Personal use

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65. Watermelon Script

Watermelon Script is a playful script with uneven letters scattered above and below the baseline. Its uneven baseline evokes a sense of liveliness and bounce and adds a fun tone to the text.

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Great for: Headlines, slogans, labelling, posters

Styles available: One weight only

Free for: Personal use

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66. Chalk Hand Lettering

Typing in Chalk Hand Lettering imitates writing on a chalkboard like in those good old school days. Its youthful yet old-fashioned vibes can make any reader nostalgic.

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Great for: Headlings, banners, posters, messages

Styles available: Three variations, each adding a unique dimension to the letters with faded elements and extra shading

Free for: Personal use

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67. Bromello

Bromello is a modern cursive script, evoking playfulness. The uneven placing of letters adds dynamism, liveliness and realistic character to the text.

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Great for: Greeting card designs, scrapbooking, logotypes, headlines, fashion designs

Styles available: One weight only

Free for: Personal use

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68. Royal Vanity

Royal Vanity is a stylised cursive text offering a dark sense of sophistication like a Tim Burton film. The even inter-letter spacing enhances legibility while the many intricate loops emphasise the font’s gothic aura.

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Great for: Headlines, posters, slogans, taglines, party invitations

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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69. Rurable

Rurable is a narrow bold text that channels the simplicity of rural life. The condensed lettering adds an artistic element to the text while ensuring legibility.

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Great for: Headlines, slogans, taglines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal use

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70. Bulleto Killa

Bulleto Killa is a bold display script with clear upright letters connected simply with the continuation of the previous letter. The boldness of each letter remains consistent throughout the text. 

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Great for: Logotypes, headlines

Styles available: Ligatures, swashes and alternate finals in both caps and lowercase.

Free for: Personal use

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71. Rosanna

Among the new and popular free fonts of 2021 is Steve Campa’s Rosanna. Inspired by an actual woman’s handwriting, this font uses a real handwriting-like flow in the creation of letters.

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Great for: Greeting cards, body text in on-screen letters

Styles available: Regular style only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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72. Aromia

If you are looking for good free fonts that look like legitimate, soft-toned and legible handwriting, go for Aromia. Released in late 2020, this new font puts a festive mood in every piece of text. 

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Great for: Posters, advertisements, greeting cards, logos

Styles available: Four styles including thin, medium, black and bold

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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73. Mama

Another 2021 newcomer, Mama is a free cursive font which draws you in with its lettering loops and playful style. 

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Great for: T-shirts, greeting cards, advertisements

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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74. FRB American Cursive

FRB American Cursive derives its complex technical features from the classic cursive handwriting textbooks that are used for education. This makes it one of the best free handwritten fonts of 2021.

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Great for: Cursive handwriting books, children’s books, body texts, T-shirts, taglines

Styles available: 24 styles, including weightings from extralight to ultra, and additional styles such as arrowpath, arrowpath bold, dotted ultra, dotted thin, guidance etc.

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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75. Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a simple yet evocative handwriting script that gives the text an artsy feeling.

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Great for: Greeting cards, advertisements, logotypes, headlines, art projects

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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DECORATIVE

Decorative typography refers to an ornate design which incorporates additional features such as outlines, inlines, colours, shades, shadows etc. For the most part this type is ideal only for title pages and headlines for books and posters. The following 25 styles are ideal decorative fonts for your projects.

 

76. Starburst

Each character in this typeface is decorated with a burst of light radiating from a point inside it. The light source in each character will catch your eye and add a beautiful shimmer to each letter.

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Great for: Posters, headings in creative projects

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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77. Faster One 

Faster One uses cartoon-ish ‘speed’ lines before each character to evoke a sense of speed and urgency. This creates a wider than usual spacing between the characters, but enhances the geometry and overall impact of the text.

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Great for: Road signage, headlines, slogans

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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78. Holy Smokes

This is a quirky typeface employing ‘cigarettes’ sketched in different shapes and forms to create uppercase characters, numbers and symbols. The characters are asymmetrically arranged around the baseline, further lending a whimsical feel to the text. 

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Great for: Logotypes, fun headlines, posters 

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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79. Nails

Similar to Holy Smokes, Nails uses ‘nails’ to create each straight line or curve in its characters. In doing so, it becomes a dark and gothic yet quirky and funny style.

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Great for: Logotypes, fun headlines, posters

Styles available: Caps and small caps

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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80. Decorated Roman Initials

Decorated Roman Initials places each letter of the English alphabet in bold weighting over an intricately weaved floral tile-like design. The vine-like design surrounding each letter imparts an old-fashioned feel to the text, reminiscent of traditional fairy tales. 

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Great for: Headlines, large text, children’s story books

Styles available: Regular all-caps only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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81. Fanzine

Fanzine tries to mimic the art of collage-making by putting each character in white over an irregularly shaped black tile. The black tiles are like pieces of paper cut or torn from a magazine. The white contrasting against the black ensures high legibility and the crooked lettering adds a liveliness to the style.

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Great for: Scrap books, headings, book covers, posters, magazines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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82. Devo

Devo is a lively typeface that uses right-tilted capital letters for uppercase and left-tilted letters capital for lowercase. The tilting brings a bounce and personality to the text while the thick boldness of each character allows for high legibility.

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Great for: Headings, posters, banners

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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83. Dark Bastion

Dark Bastion uses double-lined letters divided into black and white regions, with white dots reminiscent of palace bastions. The letters in this typeface all have soft rounded curves which gives them a consistent shape. 

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Great for: Headings, posters, banners, logotypes

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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84. Shifty Chica

This funky font uses diamond shapes at the terminals of each letter, with curved strokes dipping below the baseline. Despite its thick, sturdy structure, the diamonds give it a feminine touch while the crooked borders add a rebellious tone.

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Great for: Headlines, logotypes, posters

Styles available: Regular only.

Free for: Personal and commercial uses

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85. Grid Concrete

Grid Concrete features a grid effect which adds a geometrical and technical hue to the text. The contrasting black and white of the letters and the tiled grids enhance legibility.

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Great for: Headlines, large texts

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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86. Labyrinth

Labyrinth combines thick and thin letter frames with a spiralling finish to each letter. The spiral adds an artistic style which complements the geometric shapes used to create the rest of the character.

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Great for: Headings, poster, banners, book covers

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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87. Mirror Black

Mirror Black is a dark and heavy typeface that drops a shadow of each character at its baseline. The letters take up a significant amount of space, making this style suitable only for short-length texts of large size.

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Great for: Headlines, large texts, comic book titles

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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88. Ericott

Ericott combines two letter frames of different widths to create modern and sophisticated texts. The simplicity of the black and white and the straight lines heightens legibility.

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Great for: Headlines, taglines, slogans, labelling, signage

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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89. Stone Caps Ingrid

Stone Caps Ingrid places large-sized letters over a grid background which lends it a geometric and technical appeal.

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Great for: Headlines, large texts

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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90. Wrenn Initials

Wrenn Initials is an all caps font with a curly, extended finishing of the letter strokes. It maintains a certain level of sophistication balanced by the addition of flamboyant curls.

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Great for: Headlines, logotypes

Styles available: Eight variations such as double framed, embossed, blocked, shadowed etc.

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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91. Sybil Green

This is a fun font where half the letters are filled in black and many have curly finishes. This adds a playful innocence to the text, reminiscent of a child’s desire to colour in. 

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Great for: Book covers, headlines, art projects

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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92. Wharmby

Wharmby is a thick, sturdy typeface characterised by its addition of striped reflections to each character. The stripes in the mirrored reflections add a water-like effect without distracting the reader from the text.

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Great for: Headings, posters 

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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93. Chainz G98

This font captures simple, clear characters inside the links of a chain. As you type a piece of text, Chainz G98 would create a chain of characters.

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Great for: Headlines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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94. Draggle

Draggle is an oval-based typeface that maintains a consistent style in the finishes of each stroke of its lettering. The round nature of each letter imbibes a happy vibe in the text.

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Great for: Headlines, logotypes, T-shirts, product labeling and packaging

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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95. Whimzee

Whimzee is a quirky font in which each character is surrounded by black filled bubbles. The bubbles add creativity and a sense of freedom to the style, making this a fun font.

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Great for: Headlines, posters

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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96. Cimero Pro

One of the best new fonts of 2021, Cimero Pro is a colorful delight. Each letter contains many blocks of colors which makes this font stand out in any textual piece. 

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Great for: Displayed texts, such as on billboards, logotypes, posters, headlines

Styles available: Regular style only, with an alternate design available for each letter

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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97. DO Stylish Header

DO Stylish Header is perhaps the coolest free font to have come out in 2021. This is an all Caps font style that can help you make a bold statement with text.

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Great for: Headlines, posters, banners

Styles available: Four styles including regular, outline, 3D and 3D outline

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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98. A Avocado Taco

This new font from late 2020 is as quirky and delightful as its name. Like its namesake, the taco-like letters in this font are half-filled with avocado-like hatching, perfect for joyous texts.

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Great for: Logos, taglines, advertisements, banners, T-shirts

Styles available: Regular style only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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99. DO Stylish Baroque

DO Stylish Baroque is another new font of 2021 that is bound to catch everyone’s eye. The uppercase letters of this font are adorned with unique and whimsical Baroque-like calligraphic art.

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Great for: Chapter headings in books, other headlines

Styles available: Regular only

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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100. Strizhi

This new font of 2021 will prove to be quite thrilling for lego fans. Each letter in this typeface appears to be made of lego blocks, casting deep shadows in the background. This gives Strizhi a techno-geek-y vibe.

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Great for: Comic books, games, headlines

Styles available: Regular and hollow

Free for: Personal and commercial use

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How to create a unique font?

Featuring a great font in your designs can change the tone of your messages with your readers. Struggling to find a great font? Why not have one created for you!

The process is super easy! Simply post a contest and you’ll receive different font designs from experts all over the world. You can give feedback and chat with the freelancers about their designs and any changes you were thinking of making.

Then, when the contest is finished, award the contest prize to the designer of your favourite font, and the Intellectual Property of that design is transferred to you.

So what are you waiting for? Post a contest on Freelancer today!

 

Publié 23 mars, 2021

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