But we get a lot of inquiries from crafters asking specifically about free font downloads. Many people are happy to create their own image designs, but find the world of calligraphy a little daunting — and who can blame them!
Normally we advocate for paying font creators for their work, but many of them decide to give a few designs away for free. After all, it’s a great way to get their name out there in the crafting world.
So, in that spirit, we’ve compiled this huge list of where to find free fonts — we hope you find something that works for your latest project!
Let’s get straight into it.
Free Font Resources
The Hungry JPEG
We absolutely love The Hungry JPEG — it’s an absolute treasure trove of fonts and graphic art.
While most of the site sells paid, rather than free fonts for commercial use, they do have an extensive Freebies section, which sometimes even includes free font bundles!
You also don’t want to miss out on their awesome weekly freebie (often included in our newsletter), which is usually a premium file with a complete licence that’s available completely free of charge for one week only.
This is probably the most popular site on the web for free font downloads, and it’s no wonder — it’s an absolute behemoth.
At our last check, it was rocking 41,465 fonts in a total of 21,489 families.
We’ll be honest — there are almost too many fonts in here, to the point where it’s overwhelming. We’d recommend visiting 1001 Free Fonts only if you’ve got a good idea of exactly what you’re looking for.
Most fonts are free for personal use, with commercial licences available for a fee.
With over 37,000 free fonts available, Font Space is another major player in the market.
We find it easier to browse than 1001 above, and particularly like their free script fonts.
If you’re a font designer yourself, you can even upload your own designs straight to their portal — it’s a great way to get your name out there and start making moves in the space. You’ll be joining designers from all around the world.
This is a UK-based collaborative foundry, which offers remarkable new typefaces that some crafters may love.
Simple, severe and highly accurate, these may not have the same flair or panache as some of the other more ‘flouncy’ typography studios on this list, but they’ve definitely got some interesting pieces available — as well as plenty of free fonts available to download.
A slightly unusual free font website here — rather than simply downloading specific fonts that you find interesting, you need to sign up and then you’ll receive free fonts and graphics every single day for 300 days.
And there’s a bit of a twist — the freebies are only available to download for one day each after being sent to you, so you’ll have to act quickly if you’re interested!
Many of them come with commercial licences included.