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. You can use your friends’ and co-workers’ type libraries for print 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, webfonts explained here
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

Fontesk

lots of free fonts, not too shabby
Parafont

has many free options for web and print, a great filtering system and suggestion, and the other fonts are also not over-proced. Thanks to Oliver Schöndorfer who wrote about this in his newsletter
from awwwards 2021

Free 2021 from awwwards
Pangram Pangram

some are free 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

Typodermic

cool fonts from Nagoya, Japan
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