Secret sources for free new fonts

I know how difficult it can be to find free new fonts as a designer. Here's a list of little known sources.

Whether you’re designing a website, creating a logo or putting together a presentation, fonts are often the first thing that comes to mind. We’re all familiar with the classic fonts available through Google, Adobe and Font Squirrel, but if you want something truly unique and special, you’ll need to look further afield. Here are some tips on how to find fresh new fonts that not so many designers know about.

Independent type foundries

There are many independent type foundries around the world that offer unique and interesting fonts. Search for “independent type foundries” to find a list of options.

Bagerich: Free contemporary fonts

Collletttivo: cool experimental fonts

Kulture Type: amazing display fonts

Noir Blanc Rouge: Professional free fonts

Fontshare: Quality Fonts. Free.

Shriftovik Type Foundry: unique display fonts

The less-known path

Another underestimated way to find quality free fonts is to search on Behance. There are plenty of creators that are offering fonts for free. Make a habit of checking for fresh new fonts and saving them into a moodboard, this will save you a lot of time in the future.

Ask around

If you’re looking for something truly unique, don’t be afraid to ask your friends or colleagues for recommendations. There may be a font they’ve discovered that you haven’t come across yet.

Don’t forget the classics

While you’re searching for fresh new fonts, don’t forget the classics. Sometimes the best font for your project may be something you’ve seen many times before.

Last but not least, don’t forget to support all the creators that make this world a better place by offering their hard work FOR FREE. Follow them on social media, use their donation links and buy their paid products. Don’t have a budget for that? Sharing their work costs nothing and it can help them grow their audience, so go ahead and spread the word. Have fun creating!

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