Why is choosing a good font important? There are reasons why people dedicate their entire life to understanding typography, and if you’ve listened to one of Steve Jobs’ speeches, he once said typography played a big role in shaping how he sees the world. How bad graphic design changed award shows, elections, and your medicine cabinet? Vox has a good explanation of micro and macro typography’s role in our everyday’s life.
*Skip to 4:48 for a very good presentation on why fonts design matters.
Fonts are what connect us to our favorite brand names. Whether you’re trying to promote your garage band’s concert next week, design a party or wedding invitation, or promote an upcoming sale or new business, taking the time to select a font that sets you apart can leave a better, longer-lasting impression.
↓ 01 – Google Fonts | Free For Commercial Use
Nothing beats Google Fonts, they have a huge library of fonts, all available for download and use in commercial projects. Google Fonts lets you browse all the fonts available via the Google Fonts API. All fonts in the directory are available for use on your website under an open source license and are served by Google servers.
↓ 02 – Font Squirrel | Free For Commercial Use
Font Squirrel is a collection of free fonts for commercial use. Free fonts have met their match. We know how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. We’ve done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format. Font Squirrel is your best resource for FREE, hand-picked, high-quality, commercial-use fonts. Even if that means we send you elsewhere to get them.
↓ 03 – Font Library | Free For Commercial Use
The mission of the Open Font Library is to promote your freedoms as it relates to the use of type. All of the fonts that appear on this site come with the freedom to use, study, share and remix them.
↓ 04 – Befonts ( Behance ) | Mix Use
Befonts index Behance for free fonts and list them here. It is like an index card for all free fonts available in Behance. You can download the best fonts, free fonts for personal or commercial use. With beautiful script type, professional sans serif font and more
↓ 05 – FontSpace | Mix Use
FontSpace is a top 10,000 website that reaches a distinct market of graphics designers, hobbyists, scrap-bookers, and typeface enthusiasts. Browse their collection of over 32,000 free fonts shared by designers around the world.