Typography is key for any print or website design project but finding the perfect typeface can be time consuming and expensive. As a graphic designer, website designer or marketing expert I am sure you are looking capture the attention of the viewers, and one of the best ways of doing this is to carefully select the perfect font. If you are looking to step away from the Arial and Helvetica and Times New Roman, there are several resources out there to help you find the perfect font. Whether you are looking for an ultra-modern font style or a unique hand written script font, there are a variety of options to choose from that will give your design project the spark it was missing.
Here are my top 4 free font sites I routinely use.
Dafont is one of the more populate free font sites. With over 25,000 fonts to select from, you can easily loose half a day scrolling through the different options. The site is easy to navigate but with so many fonts to choose from, a lot of which that are not of the highest quality, it may take a while to find the right one for your brochure, catalog or website design.
Font Squirrel makes it easy to find high quality free fonts licensed for commercial work. With an extremely easy to navigate and clean website, finding, downloading and installing the right font has never been quicker.
Google Fonts has hundreds of free, open-source fonts to select from. The best part of Google Fonts is the ability to quickly and easily use these fonts on your website. With just a snippet of code to embed into your HTML and CSS it only take a little website knowledge to have great looking typography on your website.
Looking for a typeface with personality? Lost Type has several truly unique fonts to select from. It’s the first site I turn to when looking for a distinctive header font. They may not of quite the selection as Dafont or Font Squirrel, but each font is a full of character.