Fonts are one of the most important aspects of the work of designers, and a lot of man-hours are spent searching for just the right font for a particular project. Sometimes the designer will be fortunate enough to find a free font for the job, which will inevitably keep the price down for the client. Other times only a premium font will do.
Here we have selected 20 of the best sites offering free fonts and 10 of the best sites offering premium fonts, including a couple of independent type foundries.
The Best Free and Premium Font Sites
Free Font Sites
Most of these sites offer freeware, trial fonts, commercial fonts and restricted-use fonts, so the license for each font should be checked out before using. Some of the free font sites offer the download of their entire library for a small fee.
Premium Font Sites
Sometimes a premium font is required for a project, and you could spend anywhere from around $20 upwards for such a font. Usually premium font sites offer more facilities and extra applications for purchasers, such as custom text previews and direct-to-web usage.
Whatever typeface you are looking for, you should be able to find it in at least one of the above libraries.
Which is your favorite free and/or premium font site? Please share your comments and opinions with us below.