20 of the Best Free and Premium Font Websites

20 of the Best Free and Premium Font Sites

Fonts are one of the most important aspects of the work of designers, and a lot of man-hours are spent searching for just the right font for a particular project. Sometimes the designer will be fortunate enough to find a free font for the job, which will inevitably keep the price down for the client. Other times only a premium font will do.

Here we have selected 20 of the best sites offering free fonts and 10 of the best sites offering premium fonts, including a couple of independent type foundries.

Free and Premium Font Sites

The Best Free and Premium Font Sites

Free Font Sites

Most of these sites offer freeware, trial fonts, commercial fonts and restricted-use fonts, so the license for each font should be checked out before using. Some of the free font sites offer the download of their entire library for a small fee.

Dafont
Dafont

1001 Free Fonts
1001 Free Fonts

Fontsbytes
Fontsbytes

Font Squirrel
Font Squirrel

Abstract Fonts
Abstract Fonts

Urban Fonts
Urban Fonts

FontSpace
FontSpace

Acid Fonts
Acid Fonts

Search Free Fonts
Search Free Fonts

Google Web Fonts
Google Web Fonts

Premium Font Sites

Sometimes a premium font is required for a project, and you could spend anywhere from around $20 upwards for such a font. Usually premium font sites offer more facilities and extra applications for purchasers, such as custom text previews and direct-to-web usage.

My Fonts
My Fonts

Fonts.com
Fonts.com

FontShop
FontShop

Linotype
Linotype

Type Together
Type Together

Font Haus
Font Haus

Ascender Fonts
Ascender Fonts

Adobe Fonts
Adobe Fonts

Cool Fonts
Cool Fonts

Commercial Type
Commercial Type

Conclusion

Whatever typeface you are looking for, you should be able to find it in at least one of the above libraries.

Which is your favorite free and/or premium font site? Please share your comments and opinions with us below.

Carol is a blogger and Photoshop enthusiast. She enjoys surfing the net in search of outstanding art, design and photography, and enjoys nothing better than sharing her discoveries through article writing.

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome collection!

    • Saya,
    • August 16, 2012
    / Reply

    Dafont is my favorite and I have recommended it to many designers- I will try the rest too

  2. / Reply

    nice list of sites thanks for the share I will check it out

  3. / Reply

    google font the best for me

  4. / Reply

    Carol thanks for the great list of font sites. Very extensive. It will come in handy.

  5. / Reply

    Thanks for all these fonts. I’m just work as a web designer for a short time. So, all these free font will help me a lot.

    • Barry Nat,
    • July 14, 2013
    / Reply

    I came across this one http://fontcab.com which is very similar to fontsquirell.

    • Cole,
    • May 1, 2014
    / Reply

    you miss the http://fontever.com

    • RexNJH .,
    • May 27, 2014
    / Reply

    Hi there, I am wondering if any of the premium font sites have subscription options and if so which is the best?

    • Nonameworks,
    • July 12, 2014
    / Reply

    Good ones — great — what about the BAD fonts sites?
    DO NOT repeat: DO NOT use FONTS101.com. It directs you to repeatedly add programs, change your browser, your search engine, and more. I declined, backed out, and STILL ended up with some “rocket” prgram taking over my tools to acess and utilize the internet. Uninstalling dowe not work. I can. not. get rid of them. FONTS101.com is dangerous. When they tell me how to fix the problem they created, I’ll be back.

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