9 Eye-Catching Professional Free Fonts

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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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  1. August 13, 2009

    Eric B. said:

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


    • August 13, 2009

      Nicholas Z. Cardot said:

      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/


  2. August 13, 2009

    Surender Sharma said:

    Awesome Fonts.
    I will use these for Logo creation.


  3. August 13, 2009

    InternethowBlog said:

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


  4. August 13, 2009

    Mantiuxa said:

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


  5. August 13, 2009

    George Serradinho said:

    Hi there,

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


  6. August 13, 2009

    jack said:

    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


  7. August 13, 2009

    Traci said:

    THANKS! I’m such a font junkie!


    • August 14, 2009

      Nicholas Z. Cardot said:

      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!


  8. August 13, 2009

    Arisu said:

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


  9. August 13, 2009

    Chris Cline said:

    Thanks for the Nice list of fonts.


  10. August 13, 2009

    Matt Longley said:

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


  11. August 13, 2009

    Stefan said:

    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.


  12. August 13, 2009

    Bruce said:

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


  13. August 14, 2009

    Typhoon said:

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

    Thanks for sharing..


  14. August 14, 2009

    Metabisulfide said:

    Thank you for sharing all there marvellous fonts


  15. August 14, 2009

    Satkrit said:

    Thanks for these wonderful fonts.


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  17. September 1, 2009

    Mukund said:

    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?


    • September 1, 2009

      Nicholas Z. Cardot said:

      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.


  18. September 1, 2009

    Daniel A. said:

    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


  19. September 6, 2009

    lindsay said:

    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


  20. September 8, 2009

    Ron Boracay said:

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


  21. September 8, 2009

    Elena said:

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


  22. September 10, 2009

    ZXT said:

    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.


  23. September 10, 2009

    Pinaybackpacker said:

    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. 😀


    • September 11, 2009

      Seth W said:

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


    • September 14, 2009

      Ron Boracay said:

      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.


      • September 16, 2009

        ZXT said:

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


        • September 16, 2009

          Ron Boracay said:

          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!


        • September 16, 2009

          Nicholas Z. Cardot said:

          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.


          • September 16, 2009

            ZXT said:

            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?


            • September 18, 2009

              Ron Boracay said:

              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 .


  24. September 11, 2009

    ZXT said:

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


  25. September 25, 2009

    Jordan said:

    Thanks for the sweet list


  26. February 2, 2010

    Ron Leyba said:

    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.
    .-= My Latest Blog Post: Sikat Ang Pinoy =-.


  27. November 18, 2010

    Sahil @iBlognet said:

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


  28. December 12, 2010

    allwyn said:

    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.


  29. October 19, 2011

    Brian Kinkade said:

    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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