50 free commercial fonts

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Whether it’s a marketing brochure, a business report, or a logo, you want to make sure that whatever your business does, it looks professional, polished, and on-brand. And a huge part of that? Typography.

The font you choose plays a huge role in defining who you are as a company, connecting with your customers, and creating a cohesive brand identity.

Obviously, you can pay for a font, but why pay for something that you can get for free?

In this article, we provide a list of 50 free commercially licensed fonts that you can use for your next design project, without paying a single cent:

Serif fonts

Person holding pen on paper image from Pexel, 50 free commercial fonts

Image from Pexel

Going for a classic look with your designs? Then you’ll definitely want to explore some serif font options.

Serif fonts have embellishments at the end of their characters (think of them as like feet for each letter). These fonts are typically viewed as traditional and timeless, making them a go-to choice for more corporate businesses (like law firms or financial institutions).

But traditional doesn’t have to equal boring. Look for interesting design elements (like unexpected spacing or narrow lettering) keeps serif fonts from veering into so-traditional-it-might-as-well-be-Times-New-Roman territory.

Free commercially licensed serif fonts:

01. Arrow

Arrow Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

02. RM Almanac

RM Almanack Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

03. Chanticleer Roman NF Regular

Chanticleer Roman NF Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

04. Dustismo Roman Bold

Dustismo Roman Bold Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

05. Bona Nova

Bona Nova Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

06. Alegreya

Alegreya, 50 free commercial fonts

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07. Amethysta Regular

Amethysta Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

08. Old Standard TT

Old Standard TT Font, 50 free commercial fonts

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09. Carrara Light

Carrara Light, 50 free commercial fonts

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10. Didonesque

Didonesque Font, 50 free commercial fonts

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Serif fonts are a great choice for more traditional designs. If you want to incorporate serif fonts into your designs, start with the classics and check out Canva’s business card templates (like the Navy Serif Lawyer Business Card or the Pink Modern Professional Business Card) or letterhead templates (like the Grey Formal School Letterhead or the White Minimalist Charity Letterhead).

Sans serif fonts

Note with Sans Serif Font, 50 free commercial fonts

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Sans serif fonts are fonts without the embellishments—or “feet”—you’d find in a serif font (hence the “sans” in the title). And while serif fonts lend a traditional look to designs, sans serif fonts feel more modern, sleek, and sophisticated compared to others, making them a great choice for more creative businesses.

There is a lot of variation in sans serif fonts—which means there are tons of opportunities to find a font that feels uniquely on-brand to you and your business. Keep looking until you find a font that really encapsulates who you are as a brand, then use it to strengthen your branding in your designs.

Free commercially licensed sans serif fonts:

11. Lavigne

Lavigne Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

12. FatCow Regular

FatCow Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

13. Modern Sans

Modern Sans Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

14. Primer Print

Primer Print Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

15. Engebrechtre Regular

Engebrechtre Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

16. Coolvetica Regular

Coolvetica Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

17. SF Buttacup Lettering

SF Buttacup Lettering Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

18. Aaargh Normal

Aaargh Normal Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

19. Merge

Merge Font, 50 free commercial fonts

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20. Teen Regular

Teen Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

Sans serif fonts feel cool, modern, and sophisticated, making them the perfect choice for social graphics. Don’t want to design your social graphics from scratch? Then you’ll definitely want to check out Canva’s social graphics templates (like the White Minimalist Plain Collage Instagram Post or the Yellow Caper Illustration Yard Sale Instagram Post).

Graphic fonts

Sometimes you need to add something bold and different to your designs. And on those occasions? You won’t find a better fit than graphic fonts.

Graphic fonts won’t work for every kind of designs, but when they do work, they’re a slam dunk. For example, if your brand is all rock-and-roll? Look for an edgy graphic font (like Eddie Regular, which you’ll see below) that shows your edgier side. Launching a new robotics application? A sci-fi inspired font (like Phantomonia) would be a great option.

The point is, graphic fonts tell a story, and if that story fits with your brand, they can be an awesome fit for your designs.

Free commercially licensed graphic fonts:

21. Phantomonia

Phantomonia Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

22. Kong Quest

Kong Quest, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

23. Plexifont BV

Plexifont Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

24. Oldies Cartoon

Oldies Cartoon Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

25. Don Graffiti

Don Graffiti, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

26. Eddie Regular

Eddie Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

27. Shagadelic Bold

Shagadelic Bold Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

28. Fanzine Regular

Fanzine Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

29. Brushstroke Plain

Brushstroke Plain, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

30. Impact Label

Impact Label Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

Graphic fonts are bold and in-your-face, so they’re best used as a focal point—for example, as the title font of a book cover design. Writing your own book? Check out these Canva’s book cover templates (like the Neon Green Black and White Graffiti Art Book Cover or the Black and White Bordered Wattpad Book Cover).

Script fonts

Script fonts are one of the most versatile font categories in the design world. Script fonts can be elegant or edgy, bold or delicate.

When choosing a script font, think of what overall look and feel you want to capture in your design and then choose a font that creates that look and feel. Are you going for elegant and timeless? Choose a more delicate font with classic embellishments (like rounded elements or a handwritten, cursive look). Going for a sleeker look? Look for something bolder and more modern.

Free commercially licensed script fonts:

31. Mr Bedfort Regular

Mr Bedfort Regular, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

32. Allura

Allura Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

33. Cedarville Cursive Regular

Cedarville Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

34. Flanella

Flanella Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

35. Radicalis

Radicalis Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

36. Robert [Cooldesignlab]

Robert Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

37. Rhesmanisa Regular

Rhesmanisa Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

38. Raustila Regular

Raustila Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

39. Lemon Tuesday

Lemon Tuesday Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

40. Nickainley

Nickainley Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

As mentioned, script fonts are one of the most versatile on the block and can be used for just about every design under the sun, like business cards (like the Black Bold Script Graphic Design Business Card template), social graphics (like the Beach Handwritten Script Type Quote Facebook Post template), or magazine covers (like the Pink Gown Wedding Magazine Cover template).

Vintage fonts

Leyre Labarga from Unsplash, 50 free commercial fonts

Photo by Leyre Labarga on Unsplash

If you want to capture a specific time and place in your designs—and play to people’s nostalgia in the process—vintage or retro fonts are an obvious choice. Fonts that are clearly designed to pay homage to a specific time, place, or experience (like the below Park Lane NF Regular, which has a very “The Great Gatsby” feel, or True Crimes, which feels like a nod to pulp crime novels from the 50s) can help you recreate that time, place, or experience in your designs.

Free commercially licensed vintage fonts:

41. Volaroid

Volaroid Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via Font Meme

42. Octin Vintage

Octin Vintage, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

43. Life Savers

Life Savers font

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44. Carnivalee Freakshow

Carnivalee Freakshow Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

45. Park Lane NF Regular

Parklane Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

46. Grenadier NF Font

Grenadier NF Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

47. Airstream NF Regular

Airstream Regular Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via 1001 Fonts

48. Dymaxion Script

Dymaxion Script Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

49. Riesling

Riesling Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

50. True Crimes

True Crimes Font, 50 free commercial fonts

Image via FontSquirrel

If you want to create a truly vintage feel with your designs, the font is only the beginning. Get started with one of Canvas many vintage-inspired templates, like the Yellow and Black Vintage Beauty Beauty Logo template, the Blue and Brown Vintage Cassette Postcard template, or the Yellow, Red, and Blue Vintage Football Patch Super Bowl Social Media Graphic template.

Use these free commercial fonts to jazz up your designs

It can be a challenge to find fonts that are not only visually interesting and on-brand, but free for commercial use. But now that you have 50 options to choose from, all that’s left to do is get out there and get designing!

Your secret weapon for stunning design