9 Eye-Catching Professional Free Fonts

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  • August 13, 2009

If you’re like me you probably quickly got tired of the standard fonts that comes with Microsoft Windows. They have a great selection and a few of them are actually pretty neat but they get old fast. I constantly find myself seeing advertisements or book covers that leave me longing for the font that they used in it’s design.

I’ve found 10 more fonts that I think are absolutely terrific and since I’ve always been taught to share I decided I would let you all know about them. So without further commotion may I present to you 10 amazing fonts for your design work.

Gentium

Free Gentium Font

Delicious

Free Delicious Font

Fontin Sans

Free Fontin Sans Font

Romeral

Free Romeral Font

Diavlo

Free Diavlo Font

Lacuna

Free Lacuna Font

Fertigo

Free Fertigo Font

Cardo

Free Cardo Font

Junction

Free Junction Font

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About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.

63 Comments

  • Eric B. says:

    Thanks for the list of fonts! My favourites out of these would probably be Junction and Aller Sans.

    • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

      Eric B. » You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked them.

      Surender Sharma » Great. I hope that you’re able to make something really nice with them!

      InternetHowBlog » You can install these by downloading the zip or rar files to your computer. Then extract them to a folder on your desktop. Then copy the font file into the fonts directory on your computer: C:\Windows\Fonts. Once you do this the fonts will be available in every program on your computer including Word, Photoshop, etc. I hope this helps!

      Mantiuxa » You’re welcome. I’m glad you like them!

      George Serradinho » Did you see my last font post? I had some sketched fonts that might work nicely for children. I’ll also do some looking around to try to find you some more. Here’s the link to the sketched fonts. Let me know if it helps or not. http://www.sitesketch101.com/articles/fonts-graphics/10-beautiful-handsketched-fonts/

  • Surender Sharma says:

    Awesome Fonts.
    I will use these for Logo creation.

    • Seth W says:

      I think Logos are about the only great place to use new fonts. Otherwise the fonts do not always allow for compatibility on different browsers.

      • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

        Seth W –> Right. I see typography used in artwork also that looks great. Because people can always load a jpeg in their browser.

  • InternethowBlog says:

    Fontin is my favorite out of all of them. So, can these fonts be installed to Microsoft word?

  • Mantiuxa says:

    Absolutely awesome collection. Special thanks for Aller Sans and Fertigo!

  • George Serradinho says:

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for a font to use for my site. Sort of a kiddies font, but think. Any suggestions?

  • jack says:

    Thanks for these! There are a few ones that are new to me. I use Fertigo for our church name & on titles for most church literature: http://www.firstbaptistmiami.org

  • Traci says:

    THANKS! I’m such a font junkie!

    • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

      Traci » You’re welcome. I’m glad that you liked them!

      Arisu » That’s right. It’s a great thing to build a large collection of.

      Chris Cline » You’re welcome.

      Matt Longley » Thanks. I plan on keeping up the work and hopefully I will continue to get better!

      Stefan » Ha ha. I like that. Everyone likes different things and that is one of the best things about websites and design work. You get to design with fonts and elements that you think are great and others get to use what they think are great.

      Bruce » Thanks for the recommendation to Goerge. I’m gonna check out that font as well.

      Typhoon » Your welcome. Hopefully they help you out with one of your projects!

  • Arisu says:

    Thanks a lot! You never have too many fonts ^^

  • Chris Cline says:

    Thanks for the Nice list of fonts.

  • Matt Longley says:

    Thanks for the great fonts Nick! Keep up the good work.

  • Stefan says:

    Never heard about these fonts before, so god list. With that said I still prefer Helvetica. Yeah, a bit old but I still love it for some reason.

  • Bruce says:

    George: Look for a font called Happy. I enjoy it.

  • Typhoon says:

    All fonts are awesome..But I liked Diavlo and Fontin Sans the most.

    Thanks for sharing..

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  • Metabisulfide says:

    Thank you for sharing all there marvellous fonts

  • Satkrit says:

    Thanks for these wonderful fonts.

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    Thank you : )

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  • Mukund says:

    Those fonts are really beautiful! I liked Diavlo the most. But, I would like to know if there is a chance to add these fonts to my word document or may be a hack to install in blogger or something?

    • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

      Mukund –> You can install it to your Word document. Save the file to your computer. Extract the package and copy the font files into the C:/windows/fonts. They will then be installed on every program you have including Word, Photoshop, or anything else.

  • Daniel A. says:

    Thanks for the fonts. I can use them for my my projects and stuff. My favorite would be the junction. Does anyone know what program is used to make fonts? Because I want to make my own fonts

    Daniel A.
    http://RTGfxs.weebly.com

  • lindsay says:

    cool list.. my fav is definitely Gentium. The others do leave a little to be desired in their traits.. theres always something off about certain free fonts.. These atleast put forth the effort to make something VERY close to professional.

    my fav. font right now (it changes often) is Avante Garde. I went through loads of fonts for my logo and that was the one I settled on. I have the whole book, and its amazing, very versatile.

    For grunge, my fav is “Birth of A Hero” although i seem to see it everything.. that and Bleeding Cowboy

    • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

      lindsay –> At lease you found one that you like. You are right that it is hard to find really impressive looking free fonts.

  • Ron Boracay says:

    Cardo fonts seems to be great for professional sites. Thanks for this tip Nicholas.

  • Elena says:

    Thanks for the font selection. I’m curious to see how Romeral will work out.

  • ZXT says:

    They are all cool that its hard to pick which one to use for my blog.

    Can anyone do me a little favor and suggest while one is the best for my blog Nothing But Random -> http://www.nothingbutrandom.com

    I’ll appreciate it a lot and will mention your blog with your own choice of keywords in my blog as a token of my appreciation. Thanks in advance.

  • Pinaybackpacker says:

    I really like Fertigo.

    Am not much into web design though (not even photoshop) so I wouldn’t know how to add this to Microsoft word or notepad. But thanks for the tips. I didn’t even know some people actually makes a career out of developing new font styles. Now I do. :D

    • Seth W says:

      Yeah it is pretty crazy that people have careers from Typography, but I guess everyone has a niche right!

    • Ron Boracay says:

      Just copy those fonts to your font folder (usually under windows folder).

      Then it will come out as an option at all of your software like MS office, photoshop and more.

      • ZXT says:

        Was this reply intended for me? I am actually asking how to integrate it with WordPress so my post will have these fonts.

        • Ron Boracay says:

          ZXT, its for Pinaybackpacker, she is asking on how to add those fonts at her MS office applications and alike.

          TO add fonts for wordpress you may want to check this links:

          This one discusses a plugin for wordpress fonts:
          blogsessive.com/blogging-tools/anyfont-wordpress-plugin/

          And this one discusses changing font on the stylesheet:
          wordpress.org/support/topic/124619

          Hope it helps you ZXT!

        • Nicholas Z. Cardot says:

          ZXT –> I don’t think that you can put fonts on a blog except in images. You can only display fonts that people have installed on their computer unless you put them in a graphic.

          • ZXT says:

            Nick, my blog I think is using a default font from WordPress (or my theme) and I want to change it. I think its a little bit small that what I prefer. I can see you are using a rather larger font here in your blog Nick. So what font is it and how did you change the default? Or the fonts are included in your theme?

            • Ron Boracay says:

              I think you can edit those settings on the stylesheet.css of your theme. If I am not mistaken. I don’t use wordpress (as of this time) that much .

  • ZXT says:

    Okay I pick Fontin Sans. I installed anyfont plugin, now how do I install the font to WP?

  • Jordan says:

    Thanks for the sweet list

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  • Ron Leyba says:

    Cardo is awesome. Diavlo is a great font too. Hope there will be more of fonts like these that are free to use and to download.
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  • Sahil @iBlognet says:

    Great share!!! Pretty great collection of fonts… I liked the Fertigo font. Is there any way to add these fonts on my blog???

  • allwyn says:

    can someone pls tell me which font is used to write the headings in the posts.The orange heading naming the fonts above the corresponding images.

  • Brian Kinkade says:

    Cool fonts, Nick. It sure is nice to change a few stuff sometimes. Fonts can get boring very fast sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

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