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35+ Free & Premium Designer Fonts

Designer fonts are fonts web designers and graphic designers alike might use for creative products, such as logos and advertisements. Having a more fonts in your arsenal gives you more options in terms of creativity and can even make the design process much simpler as you won’t have to waste additional time hunting down new fonts to use.

All of the fonts in this list can be used for commercial use so long as you don’t sell the fonts by themselves. You don’t have to ask the designers’ permission, and you don’t have to give credit. These are the basic rules of the licenses these fonts are placed under. You can learn more about the SIL Open Font License here and the Standard Creative Market License here.

1. Pacifico

Pacifico is a script font by Vernon Adams. The font draws inspiration from the surf and beach culture that existed in the United States throughout the 1950s. It comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

2. ChunkFive

ChunkFive is a display/slab-serif font by The League of Moveable Type. This font was inspired by fonts used on woodcuts, broadsides and newspaper headlines of old American Western culture. It comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

3. Lobster

Lobster is a “lovely, bold, condensed script font” by Impallari Type. This font was carefully designed and hand drawn to create ligatures that make it appear as though your letters are connecting with one another in a way that’s more elegant than some other script fonts. The font comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

4. Ostrich Sans

Ostrich Sans is a sans-serif font by Tyler Finck. The font has a semi-vintage appeal, especially in the styles it’s available in. It comes in eight different styles and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

5. Kaushan Script

Kaushan Script is a crowdfunded, brushed-script font by Impallari Type. The font has been optimized as an artistic brush-script font as well as as a proper webfont that’s legible at any size. It comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

6. Sofia

Sofia is a script font designed by Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernández LatinoType. It’s an upright script font that uses unconventional ligatures to form a “coquettish, friendly and versatile typeface.” The font comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

7. Dancing Script OT

Dancing Script OT is a script font by Impallari Type. The font uses a hand-drawn cursive style to create an elegant and feminine script font. It comes in a single style and is licensed under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

8. Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel is a script font designed by Brian J. Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles of Astigmatic. The designers created this font by drawing inspiration from the title screen of Cafe Metropole, a 1937 film starring Tyrone Power. The font is available in a single style and is licensed under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

9. Allura

Allura is a script font designed by Rob Leuschke of TypeSETit. The font was created in a way that makes it elegantly stylish as well as legible. It comes in a single style and is available under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

10. Euphoria Script

Euphoria Script is script font by TypeSenses. The designer created the design by hand by starting with a copperplate nib and adding the stroked endings of a brushed script when redrawing them digitally. The font comes in a single style and is licensed under Version 1.10 of the SIL Open Font License.

Price: Free

11. Black Diamond

Black Diamond is brush-script font by Sam Parrett. It’s a hand-brushed script font that was created to be “raw, edgy and bursting with attitude.” It comes in one style but includes several different types of ligatures. The font is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $16

12. Hello Beautiful

Hello Beautiful is a brush-script font by Nicky Laatz. The font comes in two styles and includes a pack full of hand-crafted swashes and alternates. These stylistic alternates are available in such design software as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Hello Beautiful is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $18

13. The Whiskey Font Collection

The Whiskey Font Collection is a pair of display fonts by Hustle Supply Co. It’s comprised of two different yet similar typefaces—Wheat and Barley. Both of these fonts come in three different styles. The collection is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $18

14. Baheula Vintage

Baheula Vintage is a two-font collection by Pratama Yudha. One font is a script font; the other a sans-serif font. The collection includes ligatures, swashes, alternates and glyphs you can access in premium graphic design software. The font is licensed under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $15

15. The HIPTON

The HIPTON is a collection of sans fonts by Ilham Herry. It’s a vintage-style font inspired by the single-stroke lettering of classic sign painting. The designers took that design and layered it to create this collection. It comes in seven different styles and includes artistic extras. This font is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $38

16. Minimalust

Minimalust is a “simple, vintage, sans-serif typeface” by Pratama Yudha. The designer drew inspiration from hand-drawn lettering and styles from vintage printing. The font comes in five styles and is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $10

17. Argon

Argon is a unique font by Tom Anders. It was designed to have a “sporty, modern, adventurous edge.” The designer claims he spent months crafting each letter to make sure it not only looked great but also featured a puzzle that resembles a maze. The font is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $15

18. Brilant Typeface

Brilant Typeface is a serif font by Ilham Herry. It was created with a hand-drawn style and draws inspiration from the hand-lettering styles of a number of different artists. It’s available in a single style and under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $12

19. Smoothy

Smooth is a two-font collection by Ian Barnard. It comes with a cursive-script font and a simple-sans font. It was inspired by popular hand-lettered styles used by numerous font designers. It’s available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $16

20. Gaoel

Gaoel is a unique sans-serif font by Hindia Studio. It’s a hybrid that takes popular styles and blends it with geometric ideals to create a truly unique and modern typeface. It comes in a single style that includes accents and is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $10

21. Sinisuka

Sinisuka is a brush-script font by Yipia Nesia. It’s a modern, hand-lettered font made for logos. It comes in a basic style but includes ligatures, alternates, and swashes and is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $20

22. Glamour Absolute

Glambour Absolute is a modern two-faced bold serif with both modern and vintage curves. It’s a neat blend of the new and the old in one package. It’s available with the Standard Creative Market License

Price: $39

23. Quesha

Quesha is a bit of a hybrid display font by Nima Visual. The font “mixes a geometric construction with pure organic exceptions.” It comes in one style but includes standard and discretionary ligatures. It’s available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $12

24. Santorini

Santorini is a luxury signature font inspire by the Greek islands of the same name. It makes a great option for branding and comes with the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $15

25. Bison

Bison is a powerful sans serif font family inspired by the eponymous animal. In total, the family includes 10 different weights and uses the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $28

26. Rissa

Rissa is a handmade script font by Maulana Creative. It comes in a single style that includes swashes and glyphs. It’s available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $13

27. Hackney

Hackney is a hand-painted sans serif font with a very unique look that makes a great option for branding. It comes with the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $24

28. Greycliff

Greycliff is a versatile sans serif font family with a geometric, near-monoline construction. It uses the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $40

29. KIONA

KIONA is a modern sans serif font that keeps things simple but still looks modern and crisp. It’s available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $28

30. GROWN

GROWN is a beautiful modern serif display font with a super unique look that makes a great option for branding and logos. It uses the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $18

31. Whale

Whale is a quirky sans serif display font with a clean, monoline look that makes a great option for branding uses. It comes with the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $14

32. Blackstone

Blackstone is a modern calligraphy font that makes a great option for branding or print documents. Blackstone is available under the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $19

33. Kimchi

Kimchi is a unic style serif font with a neat retro look. It uses the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $12

34. Fabrica

Fabrica is a decorative serif font with some flair and hairline accents. Like the other premium fonts, it uses the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $19

35. Croc

Croc is a bold serif typeface that blends retro and modern looks to create something truly unique. You can use it on both personal and commercial projects thanks to the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $20

36. Mansory

Mansory is an elegant sans serif font from Larin Type Co with a great modern look. Mansory is available with the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $16

37. Neogrotesk

Neogrotesk is a great new font from Los Andes Type that is a “a versatile and functional workhorse typeface”. You can grab it with the Standard Creative Market License.

Price: $39

Final Thoughts

That concludes our list of 37 free and premium designer fonts. Are you a graphic designer? Do you have a few favorite fonts that aren’t on this list? Let everyone know your own personal favorites in the comments below.

If you’re interested in other types of fonts, check out our list of 25 Free Fonts for Websites or 22 Premium Fonts for Logo Designs. If you’re not quite caught up on font lingo, such as “serif” and “sans,” and the way fonts work, check out our Font Family page for more information on the subject.

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Lyn Wildwood is a freelance blogger and avid WordPress user. She loves sharing new tips and tricks with the WordPress community.

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  • Great collection. Been using some of the free fonts now. It will be helpful when We Make Website.

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