100 Free Fonts You Should Be Using In 2015

The perfect font is hard to find. Here at Canva, we know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to search for the perfect fonts every time you need one

The perfect font is hard to find.

Here at Canva, we know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to search for the perfect fonts every time you need one for a design project. So we`ve done the hard work for you, compiling a showcase of the best typefaces from 2015 and recent years.

You`ll find them organized by category (sans serif, serif, script, and display/decorative) with links to where you can download them for your own use (Did you know you can now upload your own fonts to Canva?)

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Sans Serif

01. Alegreya Sans by Huerta Tipográfica


Features: humanist design (more organic, calligraphy-inspired, horizontal movement for easy reading); seven weights plus matching italics and small caps.

Great for: advanced typesetting; books and articles.

Find it at: Huerta Tipográfica; download the companion serif version at Font Squirrel.

02. Montserrat by Julieta Ulanovsky


Features: contemporary yet classic design inspired by early 20th-century signage in the Montserrat neighborhood of Buenos Aires; recently updated with extra weights (but no italics).

Great for: almost anything; this versatile, clean-lined font is a nice alternative to pricey typefaces like Proxima Nova, Gotham, and Avenir.

Find it at: GitHub.

03. Montserrat Alternates by Julieta Ulanovsky


Great for: adding a custom look or letter variations to text set in Montserrat.

Find it at: GitHub.

04. Stilu by Genilson Santos


Features: four weights plus italics; includes small caps and ligatures.

Great for: when you need versatility; creating a bold, modern look.

Find it at: Behance.

05. Webnar Bold by The Northern Block Ltd.


Features: clean, geometric design created for legibility; performs well both in print and on screen.

Great for: punchy headlines; has a modern look originally designed for technology contexts.

Find it at: MyFonts.

06. Muller Thin and Extra Bold by Fontfabric


Features: wider letter structure for better readability at small sizes.

Great for: creating a cohesive, polished look with multiple weights of the same font. Its versatility makes it a good option for text-heavy projects (magazine layouts, web pages) and branding.

Find it at: Fontfabric.

07. Cabrito Semi Light & Medium by Jeremy Dooley


Features: semi-serif (combination of sans-serif & serif qualities); rounded corners for a casual, accessible appearance.

Great for: multipurpose design applications; the hybrid design makes it unique yet versatile; try on websites or product packaging.

Find it at: MyFonts.

08. Aileron by Tipotype


Features: 16 weights and styles with a clean, simple design similar to Helvetica, but with some unexpected stylistic twists.

Great for: typesetting text-heavy designs; plenty of weight and style choices make it easy to create a polished, uncomplicated layout.

Find it at: TipoType.

09. Geomanist Regular by atipo


Features: clean, linear design created for contemporary contexts.

Great for: both body copy and larger type because it`s readable at small sizes, but its clean lines and geometric shapes also make for engaging headlines.

Find it at: Geomanist.com.

10. HK Grotesk by Hanken


Features: inspired by classic grotesque typefaces (sans serifs that have uniform proportions and aren`t based on calligraphy) like Helvetica, Univers, and Gill Sans; two weights: regular and bold

Great for: clean, versatile text that`s easy to read (even at small sizes) and doesn`t draw a lot of attention to itself

Find it at: Cargo Collective / Hanken

11. Bonn by Villa Studio


Features: tall and narrow; includes upper and lowercase letters in three weights

Great for: logos, headings, posters - the typeface was designed for use at larger sizes and looks especially good in all caps

Find it at: Behance

12. Work Sans by Wei Huang


Features: versatile, adaptable design with multiple language support; 10 weights but no italics

Great for: websites and other on-screen usage; optimized for medium-sized text (14-48 px) but also suitable for print

Find it at: Font Squirrel

13. Sansita by Omnibus-Type


Features: a curvy, calligraphy-inspired sans serif with flair; four weights plus italics; can also be used as a display typeface, especially the black weight

Great for: adding a fresh, fun style to branding and packaging

Find it at: Behance

14. Archivo Narrow by Omnibus-Type


Features: slim design with a simple, clean style; regular and bold weights plus italics

Great for: fitting more text into small spaces

Find it at: Behance

15. Overpass by Red Hat


Features: inspired by the typography on U.S. highway signage; four weights plus italics

Great for: ­everyday use; multiple weights make it flexible for typesetting both paragraph text and titles

Find it at: Font Squirrel

16. Anke Sans by Noe Araujo


Features: simple, geometric design with a bit of quirkiness

Great for: lending a friendly, youthful look to your design

Find it at: AnkeSans.com

17. Rubik by Hubert & Fischer


Features: sturdy but soft design with rounded corners; five weights plus italics

Great for: typography that makes an impact but is more inviting than imposing; branding, packaging, web design

Find it at: Font Squirrel

18. Homizio Nova by Álvaro Thomáz


Features: simple design with larger lowercase letters for enhanced readability; two weights plus italics

Great for: easy-to-read text that doesn`t distract from the content of your design

Find it at: Dafont

19. Genome by Alfredo Marco Pradil


Features: clean, lightweight design with proportions that facilitate easy readability on screen

Great for: web design at larger sizes (its thin letters might be hard to see at smaller point sizes)

Find it at: Behance

20. Noto Sans by Google


Features: highly readable design created for the web with multiple language support; two weights plus italics

Great for: websites and apps

Find it at: Font Squirrel; download the serif version, Noto Serif, here or in the next section

21. Reef by Gatis Vilaks and Evita Vilaka


Features: bubbly, rounded style; includes upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation/symbols

Great for: design projects with a casual, upbeat tone

Find it at: Freshhh

22. Sinkin Sans by K-Type


Features: large, multipurpose type family with nine weights plus italics; created with subtle details to maintain sharp definition and readability on screen

Great for: websites or online documents

Find it at: K-Type

23. League Spartan by The League of Movable Type


Features: bold, geometric design in a single, strong weight

Great for: logos and other stand-alone typography; looks impressive in all caps

Find it at: Font Squirrel

24. Encode Sans by Impallari Type


Features: versatile, "workhorse" type family that includes nine weights in normal, narrow, wide, compressed, and condensed styles

Great for: just about anything, but particularly useful for complex typesetting where you need to organize and separate a lot of information

Find it at: Font Squirrel

25. Rakesly by Typodermic Fonts Inc.


Features: condensed design influenced by the grotesque-style headlines common to 19th-century typesetting; six weights plus italics

Great for: headlines, but also text due to its variety of weights; when you`re short on space

Find it at: Fontspring

26. Cyntho Pro Regular & Italic by Mint Type


Features: modern, geometric design with real italics; includes stylistic alternates and small caps

Great for: everyday typesetting for styles ranging from corporate to casual

Find it at: Fontspring; download the matching slab serif version here

27. Atzur by Oscar Cobo


Features: semi-serif design; open letterforms for good readability at small sizes

Great for: striking a balance between the professionalism of serif type and the modern accessibility of sans serif; designs that require smaller text, like business cards

Find it at: Behance

28. Alcubierre by Matt Ellis


Features: minimal design style with both upper and lowercase letters

Great for: larger typography; looks nice in all caps - try it out for headings or subheadings, perhaps on a resume or presentation

Find it at: Behance

29. Poppins by Indian Type Foundry


Features: simple, geometric design in five weights but no italics

Great for: a modern, minimal approach to typography for the web

Find it at: Google Fonts

30. Martel Sans by Dan Reynolds & Mathieu Réguer


Features: seven easy-to-read weights, no italics

Great for: typesetting text-heavy documents

Find it at: Google Fonts

31. Fjalla by Sorkin Type Co.


Features: ­­clear, strong design that leans toward the display category; optimized for on-screen use

Great for: high-impact type; looks good at display sizes, but can also be used to set short paragraphs at moderate point sizes (be wary of going too small due to the bold, condensed design)

Find it at: Font Squirrel

32. Chivo by Omnibus-Type


Features: grotesque-style typeface with four weights plus italics

Great for: versatile typesetting in sentence-case or upper case, from body copy to headlines

Find it at: Behance

33. Hallo Sans by Fredrik Staurland


Features: a non-traditional design with unique letter shapes

Great for: adding some unexpected quirkiness to casual projects

Find it at: FredrikStaurland.com


34. Source Serif Pro by Adobe


Features: six weights; a classic style adapted for modern design

Great for: both print and screen; design contexts where readability is important

Find it at: Font Squirrel

35. Choplin Extra Light & Medium by Fontfabric


Features: a sturdy slab serif design with alternative characters and ligatures

Great for: a distinctive typeface that`s more friendly than formal; try on websites or product packaging

Find it at: Fontfabric

36. Garibaldi Medium by Harbor Type


Features: an elegant serif inspired by classic calligraphy

Great for: when you want to keep your typography conservative, but not bland; would work great for long passages of text in a magazine, book/e-book, or other document

Find it at: MyFonts

37. Chonburi by Cadson Demak


Features: a bold, stylish serif that leans toward the display category

Great for: large typographic features like headlines and titles

Find it at: Google Fonts

38. Aleo by Fontfabric


Features: slab serif design with slightly round edges for a friendly, accessible appearance and good readability; three weights plus italics

Great for: websites, brochures and other promotional materials

Find it at: Fontfabric

39. Medio by TipoType


Features: letters with contrasting thick and thin lines, along with fine serifs, for an elegant, calligraphy-inspired look (similar to Didot, but perhaps more easily readable)

Great for: more traditional or high-end design contexts; would look great on a formal invitation or for branding with a classic style

Find it at: TipoType

40. Fenix by TipoType


Features: an angular design with strong serifs; proportional letters for easy reading

Great for: use at both large and small sizes; suitable for long passages of text

Find it at: TipoType

41. Brixton Regular by Tom Chalky


Features: a distinctive, decorative style with a hand-drawn feel and alternate characters

Great for: when you want a serif that`s not too serious and has some personality

Find it at: Dribbble

42. Modum by The Northern Block


Features: a contemporary serif designed for typesetting long passages of text; includes a selection of alternative lowercase letters, small caps, and ligatures

Great for: newsletters, magazine layouts, books/e-books

Find it at: The Northern Block; get matching italic style here

43. Didactic by Tyler Finck

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Features: a sharp-looking design with multiple language support

Great for: typesetting text at both large and small sizes

Find it at: TylerFinck.com

44. Libre Caslon by Rodrigo Fuenzalida & Pablo Impallari


Features: a revival of the 1941 version of the classic typeface by William Caslon; two separate display and text versions, both optimized for the web (and each with multiple weights and styles)

Great for: typesetting complete web pages, from headline to copy, and maintaining readability even at small point sizes

Find it at: Impallari.com

45. Luthier by Adrià Gómez


Features: contemporary design with sharp serifs; includes two weights plus italics

Great for: text that has good visibility due to the font`s high-contrast design; suitable for both text and headlines; try on documents that lean toward a serious/conservative style

Find it at: Behance

46. Inknut Antiqua by Claus Eggers Sørensen


Features: inspired the artisanal calligraphy found in historical manuscripts; seven weights but no italics

Great for: creating a formal, almost chiseled look while maintaining readability; designed for long-form text and performs well on low-resolution screens

Find it at: Font Squirrel

47. Questa Regular by Martin Majoor and Jos Buivenga


Features: a versatile typeface family with two serif fonts (for text and display uses) plus a sans-serif version

Great for: text-heavy projects that would benefit from multiple complementary font styles to help create a clear typographic hierarchy

Find it at: Fontspring (make sure to get the regular weights of all three styles)

48. Noto Serif by Google


Features: highly readable design created for the web with multiple language support; two weights plus italics

Great for: websites and apps

Find it at: Font Squirrel; download the sans-serif version, Noto Sans, here

49. Coelacanth by Ben Whitmore


Features: a digital revival of the classic Centaur typeface; six weights but no italics

Great for: books and other long-form text; maintains readability at small sizes as well as large

Find it at: Altervista/Ben Whitmore

50. Gaspar by Carlos Alonso


Features: contemporary slab serif design; two weights plus italics

Great for: multipurpose typesetting for print and web

Find it at: Font Squirrel

51. Tehuti by T. Christopher White


Features: a delicate, elegant design with two weights plus one italic style; includes alternate characters

Great for: designs with a traditional/conservative style; long passages of text

Find it at: Font Squirrel

52. Cyntho Slab Pro Regular & Italic by Mint Type


Features: modern, geometric slab serif design with real italics; includes stylistic alternates and small caps

Great for: everyday typesetting for styles ranging from corporate to casual

Find it at: Fontspring; download the matching sans-serif style here

53. Unna by Omnibus-Type


Features: strong stems and delicate serifs for a softer, inviting style; two weights plus italics

Great for: created for book and editorial design; suitable for both print and web

Find it at: Behance

54. Domine by Impallari Type


Features: open letters and short serifs for a friendly appearance that`s influenced by classic typefaces but more airy and contemporary; two weights, no italics

Great for: body copy on the web, which it was designed especially for

Find it at: Google Fonts

55. Rhodium Libre by James Puckett


Features: slab serif with wide, open letters; designed for on-screen display at small sizes

Great for: websites and mobile apps

Find it at: Google Fonts

56. Anglecia Pro Text Regular & Italic by Mint Type


Features: a combination of classic and contemporary design touches; includes ligatures and small caps

Great for: general typesetting at typical reading sizes; intended for editorial design (with traditional heading, subheading, and body copy text divisions)

Find it at: Fontspring; you can also download the matching Title and Display versions

57. Kurale by Eduardo Tunni


Features: ­soft shapes and curled terminals create a graceful, more decorative style

Great for: body text and headlines; it`s easy to read but has interesting details at larger sizes

Find it at: Google Fonts

58. Suranna by Cyreal


Features: unique letter shapes and attractive details

Great for: news publications (which it was originally developed for), long passages of text

Find it at: Google Fonts

59. Cormorant by Catharsis Fonts


Features: a refined design influenced by the classic Garamond typeface, with sharp serifs and smooth curves; large and versatile type family that includes six styles in five weights

Great for: a classic, elegant look at display sizes, but maintains readability at text sizes; suitable for print and web, optimized for high-resolution printing and display

Find it at: Font Squirrel


60. Sant`Elia by Yellow Design Studio


Features: regular and rough versions with swashes and stylistic alternates included

Great for: adding some friendly personality to a design; try on postcards, flyers, or social media graphics; the rough version can add a vintage, printed feel

Find it at: Fontfabric

61. Niconne by Vernon Adams


Features: based on a 1925 cursive typeface; unconnected letters

Great for: when you need a font that`s on the fancy side, but not too ornate and still readable

Find it at: Font Squirrel

62. Mightype by AF Studio


Features: a hand-drawn typeface with plenty of swirls and swashes

Great for: wedding or party invitations, social media graphics or promotions, or any application where a style that`s a little whimsical would suit

Find it at: CreativeBooster

63. Streetwear by Artimasa Studio


Features: a 1960s/70s-inspired style commonly found on sportswear and jerseys; includes alternate characters

Great for: adding some sporty, retro style to t-shirts or logos

Find it at: Artimasa

64. Bellico by Seventh Imperium


Features: a big variety of swashes, alternates, and ligatures plus bonus vector ornaments

Great for: when you need a flowing script that’s not too fancy; typographic art or posters

Find it at: Pixel Buddha

65. Badhead by Ianmikraz Studio


Features: stylistic alternates, ligatures, and ornaments for easy customization

Great for: when you want a script that`s more edgy than pretty

Find it at: Pixel Buddha

66. Variane Script by Boy Moch Tomi


Features: fluid, handwriting-inspired script reminiscent of the 1950s

Great for: adding a fun, retro style to your design; greeting cards, advertising or promotions

Find it at: 1001 Fonts

67. Blenda Script by Seniors Studio


Features: bold, vintage-inspired design with stylistic alternates

Great for: logos, apparel, posters

Find it at: 


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