Five places to find free commercial use fonts
If you are finding it difficult to to find the perfect font, for free, don’t panic. Here are our top 5.
In today’s digital landscape people are more aware than ever of typography, design and how the world looks around them. The world is full of beautiful fonts but choosing the right one for your next project can be a daunting task.
If you are finding it difficult to to find the perfect font, for free, don’t panic – we’ve trawled the internet to find five of the best websites with the highest-quality, designer-friendly, commercial-use fonts, presented for easy downloading. Choose from hundreds of font styles to use on any of your projects for an enthralling design that will impress.
Tip: Many fonts are downloaded as zip files. Unzip the files and install the font on your computer before you can use the free font.
Tip: Remember, always double-check the license before using any free font on your projects. Each font will have a note stating whether it’s free to use commercially or not.
FontSquirrel understands how difficult it is to source high quality freeware that is licensed for commercial use. They’ve put lots of hard work into hand-picking typefaces and displayed them in a clear and simple way on their website.
The Lost Type site is fun, because it is a great resource and the layout is fantastic, with fun graphic elements and font identifiers. Users set their own pricing so you can choose to use one of more than 50 fonts for free, or you can pay whatever price you think is suitable.
The key to finding the commercial fonts on DaFont is knowing how to work their search engine. Search for a term you are interested in. Right above the list of fonts, you should see a link for “more options”. Select “free” and “public domain” and watch the database do all the heavy lifting for you.
The world’s most popular search engine is an excellent place to find free fonts. Google Fonts includes more than 600 open-source fonts and can be searched through a number of filters. The site recommends checking that they remain free before using them commercially.
Designers love to show off (and share) their work. If you’re searching for a high-quality, free fonts, Behance is a great place to look. There is no font category, but if you search for “free commercial font” you’ll get lots of results.
iFactory is a digital agency in Brisbane that specialises in design, development, digital strategy and digital marketing. We hope this brief cheat sheet on free fonts will help you get started. We also have a handy checklist of seven free stock photography sites for digital marketing that we love too. If you need more insight give us a shout, we would love to help you out. We can help your business have the best graphic and print design it can.
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