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A great font can make a huge difference in a design project, it can grab the viewers attention, relate the theme or topic of a design and most importantly set the design apart form the humdrum everyday stock style design templates which so many "designs" too often portray.

So where can you get your hands on these great fonts? or better still where can you can free fonts? Well luckily for you, we have compiled a top ten of the best free font websites around.

Our top free font websites are...

Free Font Manifesto

Rating: 2 star free fonts

The FreeFontManifesto blog preserves the debate around free and open source fonts began at the aTypi Conference “Typographic Journeys,” Lisbon, 2006.

Obviously this is a seminal movement in allowing websites like this one to exist and articles on this topic specifically. There are limited number of fonts to download here but it definitely deserves a shout out all the same.

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Rating: 3 star free fonts

The Free Fonts Project was created by Ivan Gladkikh in 2008. Over the past 10 years, more than 50 free fonts and families have been created thanks to active collaboration with a large number of designers. In 2014, some of the best typefaces of the TypeType School graduates were added to the Free Fonts Project as well.

A part of the TypeType free fonts project is the charity initiative "ON your heart". If you like the free fonts, you can donate a small amount of money to charity. All accumulated sums of money collected from donors are transferred to orphanages and funds that really help ill children and those in need.

Font Cab

Rating: 3 star free fonts

It can be difficult to find that perfect font. Font Cab aims to make it easier for you to find great fonts without wasting time. The simple layout of the website makes it easy to navigate through the fonts without much effort. The selection is relatively limited but the quality of the fonts makes this a worthwhile visit.


Rating: 3 star free fonts

Fontstruct is a free font website with a twist as the main purpose is not font downloading but rather font creation using their online editor to actually create your own font. This is a great option if you are looking for something really unique. Fontstruct is also a great place to go because users who have created their own custom fonts can also share them so everyone can download the finished product. This makes it a great place to go to download unique fonts even if you don't want to spend the time to create one.

1001 free fonts

Rating: 4 star free fonts

Online since 1998, 1001 Free Fonts has long been one of the go-to places online to get free fonts. However, don't be tricked by the name; the free font website 1001 Free Fonts has way more than just 1,001 free fonts available.

You can browse at 1001 Free Fonts by viewing the fonts alphabetically or by category, as well as popularity and new fonts. You can also type in your own headline for a font at 1001 Free Fonts so you can preview what the font will look like with different text. The majority of the fonts at 1001 Free Fonts are freely available, but a small percentage of them are shareware.

Abstract Fonts

Rating: 4 star free fonts

Abstract fonts has over 13,800 free fonts uploaded by designers all over the world. You can browse the free fonts here by category, designer, recent, and popularity. If you become a registered member at abstract fonts, which isn't required but is completely free, you'll get the added benefit of being able to download up to 100 fonts in one compressed file.

The website design is simple but effective and there is also a custom preview so you can see what the font will look like for a chosen phrase or perhaps business name before deciding to download.

Font  Squirrel

Rating: 4 star free fonts

Font squirrel offers free commercial fonts, it has an impressive breadth of styles available on the site, with some great looking font faces available for the tip of a hat. These are full typesets, available to designers in all the standard formats. A perfect playground for the amateur or small budget designer. The site also has a lovely friendly tone, and does give an impression that these guys are doing this for their love of type.

Lost Type

Rating: 4 star free fonts

This is a really unique font website. It was created by two guys who just wanted to offer some unique, trendy high quality fonts to people on a pay-what-you-want model.Yes, that's right whatever you want, even if it is $0. The selection is not huge but the fonts are all of a really high standard, ideal for commercial projects. The website itself is also designed in a very different and refreshingly colourful way, especially in comparison to other font websites.


Rating: 5 star free fonts

FontSpace currently have hundreds of thousands of users, over 34,000 free fonts, and over 2,000 designers that share their fonts on the website. Click the popular button at the top of the FontSpace website and you'll be shown the top 1,000 free fonts that they have available. Another way to browse the free fonts is to use the browse menu. In that menu is a number of sub-menus to help you find trendy fonts, basic font styles, decorative fonts, extreme styles, foreign looking fonts, holiday fonts, and many others.

The way you can preview fonts at FontSpace makes it quick and easy to find the right font. As you're looking at the search results for the fonts you can download, you can type in custom text and change the size of the font to see exactly how each font in that list would look if you were to download and use them.

It took me less than 10 seconds to download a font at FontSpace. When you find one you like, just click the download button to start downloading the font in a ZIP file.

Dafont - Editor's Choice

Rating: 5 star free fonts

Dafont has thousands of free fonts available in just about every category imaginable. In fact, last time I visited there are over 33,800 free fonts in hundreds of different categories. All the fonts at Dafont are created and uploaded by users (including some  some very talented designers) and then reviewed before being added to the site.

Dafont has some great categories, also referred to as themes, that are specific enough that you'll be able to narrow down what you're looking for rather quickly. The best feature of Dafont is how great their font preview is. Once you click on a font you like you can then type in the text you want to preview and view that text in tiny, small, medium, or large sizes. This means you get to see a preview of this font and how it will look in what size you are planning to use it before you have to download it.

When you're ready to download your new font just glance above the Download button to see how you are and aren't allowed to use the font. Click Download to download the font as a ZIP file which you'll need to unzip before using. Before you know it you'll have your new font that's ready to be installed.