Often students ask me about where to find good fonts. There are countless places, but you can start building your font library at some free or not too expensive places. For print, you can use your friends’ and co-workers’ type libraries because, technically one can’t Copywrite shapes (or colors), but programs -–like web fonts– are protected.

Basics

Adobe Typekit

If you subscribe to Adobe cloud apps you will already have access to this huge font library

WhattheFont

This also exists as a app for on the go, and has webfont generator

WakamaiFondue

(what can my font do) Many of the free fonts will not include all teh glyphs (numbers, currency symbols, accents…). with this tool you can check what the font can do

Sites With Free Options

Pangram Pangram

some are freee for personal projects aka your portfolio

Zeichenschatz

Oliver Schöndorf has a nice youtube channel and newsletter too, kudos

Typelab France

many free trials

Free Faces

and hugs – kinda cute

BB fonts

large selection of somewhat average quality

List on Smashing Mag

this artcile has a few good free options

Google Fonts

expanding list of fonts, at least they are technically pretty dependable

daFont

yeah, not a good choice, but it exists

Fontsquirrel

also a webfont generator

Planet Web

this very nice guy contacted me with a link to his list of free, and also royalty-free fonts

FontFabric

some are free

Dev Fonts

for us nerds

Paid or Rent

Fontstand

beautiful fonts

Fontstand

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Future Fonts

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

ABCDinamo

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Commercial Type

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

DStype

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

ecal

From Lausanne

Emigre

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Extraset

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Feliciano

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

FontShop

Erik Spiekerman’s project

Frere Jones

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Grilli type

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Hoeffler

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

House Industry

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

klim

New Zealand sin’t particularily knows fro great fonts, but here they are.

Lineto

No Words, just awesomeness

OhNo

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Linotype

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Morisawa

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Optimo

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

P22

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Process

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Sharp

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

T26

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

typeNetwork

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

TypeTogether

clever move to register www.typography.com. Also, you can see a very good netflix special “Abstract” about Jonathan Hoeffler

vllg

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

WFoundry

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

XYZ Type

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts
and many more…, i.e. here

Inspiration

DIA

if you know that the project is only for a short time you can rent fonts

Fonts in Use

by Stephen Coles: https://vimeo.com/187591619