15 Best Free Fonts Ever You Will Love Work With on Your Project

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Fonts are one of the most important design choices you need to make when developing your brand identity. The best fonts make you feel like you've made an instant friend, while the worst fonts are like a stranger who won't leave you alone.
 
Fortunately, these days, you are no longer limited to preloaded fonts in Microsoft Word. There are thousands of great typefaces available for download online and a world of talented designers creating custom fonts as unique as the brands that use them. Not all sources are good. In fact, there are a ton of bad typefaces that are boring, unreadable, and just plain ugly. This is not just our opinion: there are scientific reasons why some fonts look pretty and others leave us
disgusting person.
 

But before you start displaying the fonts in order, to resume your work, you need to know the reasons that make the fonts good:

Although they can look very different from each other, the best fonts have a lot in common. 

These include:

Even kerning
Consistency
Balance
Readability
 

Kerning

Kerning is the space between two characters. Too little space and the font is illegible because the letters are squashed. Too much space and it is difficult to know if space is meant to separate letters or words. Uneven amount of space from letter to letter? It just looks awkward and ugly.
 
Futura and Helvetica are two examples of typefaces that are very easy to read due to their uniform kerning, whether they are bold or thin letters, their arrangement gives the reader the feeling of a clean space.

Consistency

Consistency means all letters, numbers, and any other characters used to keep the same appearance. If the letter "A" in a font has serifs, we expect its B to also have serifs, and so on.
 
Similarly, if a font has thick letters with soft, rounded corners, but that style doesn't extend to its numbers or punctuation, the font feels inconsistent and even incomplete.

Balanced sources

A balanced combination of coarse and fine, heavy and light, is an important component of a good font.
 
Didot is an excellent font that uses dramatic variations between thick and thin strokes while maintaining balance. Bodoni is another famous example of a well-balanced fountain with its strong, solid vertical strokes and lighter arches and curves. The serifs on it add an elegant touch that also feels like counterweights that keep the letters upright.
 

Readable fonts

And lastly, a font must be readable. A font that cannot read is like an image that is so busy that it cannot know what an image is supposed to be. Check if a font is readable by typing a variety of words in it, making sure to use all the letters and a bunch of different letter combinations. Increase the scale and then reduce the scale to see if there is a size that is difficult to read. If you need text that small, choose a font that works at that size.
 
Fonts that have stood the test of time, such as Garamond, remain popular with designers because they are legible in a variety of sizes, colors, and compositions. Sans serifs are particularly good at maintaining readability regardless of context - hence the resistance of fonts like Helvetica.
 

To help you find the perfect font for your project, we'll look at the best fonts:

1- Didot 

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Didot Font The most famous Didot typefaces were developed in the period 1784-1811. Firmin Didot (1764–1836) cut the letters and machine-cast them in Paris. His brother, Pierre Didot (1760-1853) used the type in the printing press. His edition of La Henriade de Voltaire in 1818 is considered his masterpiece.

The typeface is inspired by John Baskerville's experimentation with increased stroke contrast and more condensed armor. The Didot family's development of a high-contrast typeface with greater emphasis is contemporary to the similar faces developed by Giambattista Bodoni in Italy.

2- Bodoni 

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Bodoni Font is the name given to serif typefaces first designed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) in the late 18th century and often revived since then. Bodoni typefaces are classified as Didone or Modern. Bodoni followed John Baskerville's ideas, such as those found in the Baskerville type of printing (higher stroke contrast reflecting the development of printing technology and a more vertical axis), but brought them to a more extreme conclusion. Bodoni had a long career and his designs changed and varied, ending with a typeface of a slightly condensed underlying structure with flat serifs without brackets, extreme contrast between thick and thin strokes, and overall geometric construction.

When it was first released, Bodoni and other Bodoni fonts were called classic designs because of their rational structure. However, these fonts were not updated versions of Roman or Renaissance letter styles, but rather new designs. They came to be called "modern" serif fonts; since the mid-20th century, they are also known as Didone designs.

3- Garamond

Garamond Font - Download Free Fonts

Garamond Font is a group of many serif typefaces, named for the 16th-century Parisian engraver Claude Garamond, usually written as Garamont in his lifetime. Garamond style typefaces are popular and used especially for book printing and body text.
 
Garamond's typefaces were modeled after an influential typeface cut for the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius by his punch Francesco Griffo in 1495, and are in what is now called the old-fashioned serif font design style, letters with a relatively organic that resembles handwriting with a ballpoint pen, but with a slightly more structured vertical layout.
 

4- Futura

Futura Font Family - Download Free Fonts

Futura Font is an exceptionally versatile typeface. Its bold and condensed variants are especially powerful display designs. Futura is also a good choice for space-sensitive environments. Its simple letterforms allow it to be set to surprisingly small sizes with a slight drop in readability levels. Futura also works well for short blocks of text, captions, and extracted quotes.

5- Helvetica

Helvetica Font - Download Free Fonts

Helvetica Font is among the most widely used sans serif typefaces and has been a popular choice for corporate logos, including those of 3M, American Airlines, American Apparel, BMW, Jeep, JCPenney, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Orange, Target, Toyota, Panasonic, Motorola, Kawasaki, and Verizon Wireless. Apple has incorporated Helvetica into the iOS® platform and the iPod® device. Helvetica is widely used by the United States government, mostly on federal income tax forms, and NASA selected the type for the space shuttle orbiters.
 
Helvetica is one of the most famous and popular typefaces in the world. Add an air of lucid efficiency to any typographic message with its clean and no-nonsense forms. The original typeface was called Neue Haas Grotesk and was designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger for Haas'sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Type Foundry) in Switzerland. In 1960 the name was changed to Helvetica (an adaptation of "Helvetia", the Latin name for Switzerland).

6- Mrs Eaves

Mrs Eaves Font - Download Free Fonts

Mrs Eaves Font is a transitional serif typeface designed by Zuzana Licko in 1996. It is a variant of Baskerville, which was designed in Birmingham, England, in the 1750s. Mrs Eaves adapts Baskerville for use in display contexts, such as headings and book blurs, using a low x-height and a range of unusual combined characters or ligatures.

7- Baskerville

Baskerville Font - Download Free Fonts

Baskerville Font is actually a serif typeface made from the 1750s by John Baskerville (1706-1775) in Birmingham, England, and minimized in steel by the John Handy punch. Baskerville is classified as a transitional typeface, signifying a refinement of what is now exactly called old-style typefaces of the time, especially the folks of its most eminent contemporary, William Caslon.

8- Akzidenz-Grotesk

Akzidenz Grotesk Font - Download Free Fonts

Akzidenz Grotesk Font is a sans-serif typeface family originally released by the Berthold Type Foundry of Berlin. "Akzidenz" indicates its intended use as a typeface for commercial runs such as advertising, tickets, and forms, as opposed to the fine print, and "grotesque" was a standard name for sans-serif typefaces at the time.

9- Clarendon

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Clarendon Font is a slab-serif typeface designed by Robert Besley and released in 1845 by Thorowgood and a letter foundry known as the Fann Street Foundry. It was originally engraved by the punch Benjamin Fox, who may also have contributed to its design. With 14 styles and 462 glyphs, Clarendon is an elegant and eye-catching font. Many copies, adaptations, and renovations have been released, becoming almost a whole genre of type design.
 
Clarendon has a strong and bold structure, similar in letter structure to the "modern" serif typefaces popular in the 19th century for body text, but bolder and with less contrast in stroke width. Clarendon designs generally have a structure with bracketed serifs, which get larger as they reach the main stroke of the letter.

10- Gill Sans

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Gill Sans Font The British branch of Monotype in 1928 released the Gill Sans fonts designed by Arthur Eric Rowton Gill. He was an English sculptor, type designer, and printmaker at the same time. Edward Johnston's Underground Alphabe from 1916 was the base font for Gill Sans. Eric Gill perfected the design using his design and sculpture specialty.

Stanley Morison, who was a friend of Eric Gill, involved him in the design of familiar full metal fonts. The goal was to compete for the German sans-serif fonts of the 1920s. Published in uppercase, Gill Sans Font had a lowercase font style in a short period of time. He wanted to design classic and modern fonts with a clean perspective.

11- Verdana

Verdana Font - Download Free Fonts

Verdana Font typeface family consists of four TrueType fonts created specifically to address the challenges of on-screen display. Designed by world-renowned type designer Matthew Carter, and hand-hinted by leading clue expert Tom Rickner of Agfa Monotype, these sans serif fonts are unique examples of type design for the computer screen.

12- Frutiger

Frutiger Font Family - Download Free Fonts

Frutiger Font is a series of typefaces named after their Swiss designer, Adrian Frutiger. Frutiger is a humanistic sans-serif typeface, intended to be clear and highly readable at a distance or in small text sizes. A very popular design around the world, type designer Steve Matteson described its structure as "the best choice for readability in virtually any situation" at small text sizes, while Erik Spiekermann named it "the best general typeface".

13- FF Din

FF DIN Font Family - Download Free Fonts

FF DIN Font is an industrial or "grotesque" style sans-serif typeface. It was designed in 1995 by Albert-Jan Pool, based on DIN-Mittelschrift and DIN-Engschrift, as defined in the German standard DIN 1451. DIN is an acronym for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization). It was published by FontShop in their Font font library.

14- Proxima Nova

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Proxima Nova family Fonts is a complete reworking of Proxima Sans (1994). The original six fonts (three italic weights) have been expanded to 42 full-featured OpenType fonts.

15- Uni Sans

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Uni Sans Font Family Inspired by the classic grotesque and strong typefaces such as DIN and Dax, Uni Sans fonts have their own unique style in perfectly expressed smooth geometric shapes.

The best fonts are worth it

With all the great fonts out there, there's no reason to settle for anything less than the perfect font for your brand.

 

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