25 Best Free Typefaces for Web Design

In today’s world, where it is essential to win people over with your presentation, typefaces play one of the most important roles. It is necessary to use the right typeface for the right project as it affects the entire presentation.

Our world is full of beautiful typefaces – choosing the perfect one for your project can be a treacherous task.

So, here is a list prepared with some of the finest typefaces in the world to cater to your needs. Be it school projects, presentations, newsletters or even magazines, this is a list that you should take a look at.

Serif Typefaces

Serif fonts have little lines (like feet) on the ends of letters. Here are our favorites!

Bitter HT

Bitter HT

School projects? Presentation? Bitter HT is the font for you. Elegant and minimalistic, this font comes with a huge array of symbols and special characters to suit your needs.

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Cinzel

Cinzel

Conveying the ancient Latin alphabet with a contemporary feel merger onto it, Cinzel is inspired by 1st century Roman inscriptions with classical proportions. Commissioned by Google Fonts, this elegant and powerful font can also be used as a Web Font!

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Modum

Modum

With smooth radius details and blended with carefully drawn angles that give a crisp, distinctive aesthetic when used across body copy, Modum is a modern day serif font that is best suited for editorials, newspapers and magazines. Modum comes in ‘Italics’ and ‘Regular’.

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Hapna Mono

Hapna Mono

Hapna Mono is a monospaced serif font with geometric and rational characteristics, having 241 characters and other openType features.

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Margot

Margot

Optimized for its use in large sizes, Margot is capable of bringing a very human feeling to various typographical purposes. It is perfectly suited for editorials, posters, corporate identities or signage systems.

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Hagin

Hagin

Constructed with strong geometric forms, Hagin is a new serif font from FontFabric, boasting of ‘Old-School’ style. A must have for Graphic and Web designers.

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Fritz

Fritz

With 4 variations, each with 4 weights, in all 4 font formats, Fritz is an elegant, simple and must have font for flexes and posters. Free for both personal and commercial use.

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Nexa Slab

Nexa Slab

The font family contains 3 basic forms: italics, obliques and uprights, each of which has 8 different weights. Nexa Slab is serious without being rigid and inflexible, finished and lacking in nothing, systematic without being monotonous. Only the regular and bold types of the font are free.

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Born

Born

Born is a humanist calligraphic typeface with many exciting features, optimized for your work and projects, offering a fresh look to your text and high legibility even at small sizes.

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Fenix STD

Fenix STD

Fenix is an elegant serif typeface designed for display and long texts, with rough and tough strokes. Based in calligraphy, Fenix is developed to spread itself to enhance the elegance of legibility at large sizes.

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Display and Decorative typefaces

Display fonts typically feature smooth lines, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always minimal. Take a look at some of the most awesome options we found below!

Red Moon Rising

Red Moon Rising

Red Moon Rising is a decorative typeface aimed primarily for flyers and posters. With its geometric styling, it can also be used for various other typographical purposes.

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Glamor

Glamor

Glamor is a chick & modern-day display font family, optimized for use in magazines and posters. Included are a set of 24 fonts, each with over 200 characters. A designer’s paradise it truly is.

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Zarif

Zarif

Not only has a beautiful typeface, Zarif stayed true to its name, which in Turkish, signifies elegance, class and also fragility. Zarif is optimized for use in brand headlines, magazines and posters. Available for free only as a limited version.

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Baron

Baron

Although inspired by the Sans Serif font families, Baron, with its many alternative options and weights and beautiful uppercase and lowercase differentiation, Baron is strictly out there for the stylish, but subtle typographic project.

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Enemy

Enemy

Enemy is a bold stencil typeface styled in a comic, but serious tone. One can use it in a wide variety of typographic project. Be it comics, magazines, posters or even billboards, Enemy is a decorative typeface one should watch out for.

P.S. For free download, type in ‘0’ as “Pay What You Want” amount.

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Sequi

Sequi

Sequi is not a font that you get to see now and then. Although purely experimental, Sequi can be used for various design projects, resulting in awe inspiring products if used properly.

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Tesla

Tesla

Tesla is an innovative typeface, built in the image of light bulb filaments and circuits. Offering 1 alternate (much cliché?) design, Tesla is your fit for science projects, presentations, seminars and much more.

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Accent

Accent

Accent is a very elegant and stylish font. By design, it is best suited for magazines, covers pictures, posters and flexes.

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Navia Type

Navia Type

Something eloquent, sophisticated and beautiful? Navia Type brings the entire package. With a bold and attractive design, Navia Type is made for use in design typographic projects, but can also be used beautifully with many other types of projects.

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Crystal Type

Crystal

Love jewellery? Like bling in your project? Then this is the font for you. With the gorgeous edgy design and refractive (read: bling) elements, with the correct colours, you can use this typeface to lighten up any project, or add depth to it!

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Sans-Serif Typefaces

Canter

Canter

Canter is an all capitals, condensed typeface, which is available in 6 different weights. The font can be used in a wide array of typographic projects with the correct style combination, although it is specially designed for graphical typographic projects.

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Bebas Neue

Bebas Neue

Bebas Neue is one of the most trending Sans-Serif font on the internet today. With its amazing geometric edges and sophisticated looks, this typeface can be used in nearly every typographic project.

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Rodus

Rodus

Rodus is a minimalistic and geometric font. It can be used in a wide array of projects, from presentations and school projects to banners and posters.

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Simplifica

Simplifica

Simplifca is a very minimalistic condensed font with uniform width and smart height of the different characters. Used mostlyin official documents and presentations, Simplifica can also find its way into posters and magazines.

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Mohave

Mohave

Containing 3 weights, Mohave is a typical industrial ‘old-school’ font in all caps, having smooth height and dynamic glyph. Mohave Typefaces is good for display type such as headlines, poster, title, etc.

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