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Typography | Free serif font downloads

I have not been keeping up with posting all the great free fonts that have been coming out of late. There have particularly been plenty of serif fonts. Here is a collection that have come out in the past couple of months.

Gandhi serif is an excellent looking workhorse serif available in the four standard regular, italic, bold and bold italic weights. Gandhi serif also has a matching sans-serif in the same weights. The serif and sans-serif pairings are similar to Gill sans and Perpetua.

Gandhi Serif Sample

Patua One is a bold display font with large chamfered slab serifs.

Patua One Sample

Tienne is similar with chamfered slab serifs, and is available in regular, bold and heavy.

Tienne Sample

Foro is a full on slab serif with plenty of personality. Part of a large family, the light weight is free.

Foro Specimen

Hagin is a condensed serif with large pointed serifs. The font is in capitals and small caps and is for headlines and display purposes. Hagin comes in Light and Medium weights free.

Trykker is an oldstyle serif

Trykker Sample

Trocchi is a slab serif with some archer style ball terminals on the C, G, J and S. Trocchi comes in Regular and Bold weights free.

Trocchi Sample

Yokawerad is a bold high contrast display face in the Bodoni still, but with some cutouts such as you find in cyrillic fonts.

Yokawerad Sample

Rosarivo is a calligraphic oldstyle serif in regular and matching italics

Rosarivo Sample

Finally Simonetta is a lovely sloping old style serif available in regular, italic, black and black italic.

Simonetta Sample


Typography | 2011 free sans serif catch up

Here are a few of the free sans serif fonts that came out towards the end of 2011.

Inder is a modern sans serif along the lines of Futura but less round

Inder Sample

Chivo is a wide humanist sans serif in the Swiss tradition, but with large inkwell cutouts

Chivo Sample

Overlock plays in the space between a serif and a sans serif, much like Optima.

Overlock Sample

Rosario is a humanist semi serif, that is similar to Gill Sans

Rosario Sample

Armata is a geometric sci-fi sans serif based largely on an asymmetric squared circle

Armata Sample

Sansita One is a nice looking brush sans serif in the style of old sign writing and can be used as a bold italic

Sansita One Sample

Typography | 2011 serif catch up

There were plenty of great looking free serif faces released towards the end of 2011. Here are a few.

Poly is a nice, almost caligraphic old style available free in regular and italic.

Poly Sample

Cambo is an attractive old style serif face, notable for the yin shaped ball terminals

Cambo Sample

With chunky chamfered serifs, Enriqueta occupies the space between an old style and slab serif, coming in regular and bold.

Enriqueta Sample

Crete Round is a nice, slightly quirky slab serif. Some of the letters such as the capital L, Z and number 2 have vertical serifs on the end.

Crete Round Sample

Bree Serif is a bold slab serif similar to Rockwell.

Bree Serif Sample

Alfa Slab is more extreme, a heavy black weight slab serif

Alfa Slab Sample

Exljbris has released a new version of the popular art deco Geotica for the new year

Unna is a relatively low contrast Didone style hair line serif

Unna Sample



Typography | Lost Type Co-op Free Fonts

The Lost Type Co-op has a pay-what-you-want model for all the typefaces, if you want the font free then type 0 in the download box. The font designers get 100% of any pay donations.

The fonts are largely retro and vintage display faces, and mostly all caps, although there are a few exceptions such as the excellent serif Pigeon.


Lost Type Co-op | Browse Fonts.

Typography | Erato Light Free Font

The light weight of the excellent looking book serif Erato free from FontSpring. Erato is a modern interpretation of old Dutch type, and comes with ligatures, small caps, and all the different number figure alignments.

Erato Font Poster

Erato Font and @Font-Face Webfont by Hoftype | Fontspring.

Typography | Znikomit free font

Znikomit is a pretty monoline ultra thin serif font free to download.

Znikomit font by gluk – FontSpace.

Typography | Floodfonts free fonts including Polaris

Floofonts have some interesting free fonts to download. I particularly like Polaris, which can best be described as a chamfered slab serif with the large blocky serifs you tend to get with slab serifs but with the angled serif you tend to get on an oldstyle serif. The other fonts are various display faces which can come in handy.


Type specimen Sadness

Bigfish – circus style woodcut slab serif based on Clarendon

Type specimen Sadness

Hydrophilia – quirky geometric sans-serif

Type specimen Sadness

Squid – blocky sci-fi

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Moby – rounded sci-fi

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Hammerhead – faux black letter old style

Type specimen Sadness

Ordchidee – faux Asian calligraphic style

Type specimen Sadness

Floodfonts Freefonts – Polaris.

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