Typeface is critical choice when creating web content. The correct font is as important as the background or color that you choose for your website. It sets the tone for what you are trying to say. Choosing the right font for your design determines how well your designs are perceived. But it`s time-consuming to cut through the ocean of fonts online, especially web fonts, so in this post we`ve collected 25 Free Fonts for Beautiful Web Typography.
The Inter UI font family
Inter UI is a typeface specially designed for user interfaces with focus on high legibility of small-to-medium sized text on computer screens. The family features a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. Several OpenType features are provided as well, like contextual alternates that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs, slashed zero for when you need to disambiguate “0” from “o”, tabular numbers, etc.
It is an original font created by indestructible type. It is inspired by the designs of Paul Renner.
Iy is a typeface which can interweave data curves with text. It is designed by Figs, on the basis of open source font Alegreya Sans SC Thin by type designer Juan Pablo del Peral. It can be used in all contexts where small space is available to synthetically display graphical data: connected objects, embedded displays, annual reports, weather report, stock prices, etc.
It is a slightly rounded, low-contrast, grotesk font superfamily designed by Jeremy Tribby. The typeface draws from the visual style of the California public, sharing qualities with the state’s car plates, highway signs, busses, and trains. Barlow is free, open source software.
Source Sans Pro
This is a set of OpenType fonts that have been designed to work well in user interface (UI) environments.
Source Serif Pro
It is a set of OpenType fonts to complement the Source Sans Pro family. In addition to functional OpenType fonts, this open source repository provides all of the source files that were used to build them using the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType
Noto’s goal is to provide a beautiful reading experience for all languages. It is a free, professionally-designed, open-source collection of fonts with a harmonious look and feel in multiple weights and styles.
Based on Colophon’s “Space Mono” typeface, Florian Karsten created this beautiful Grotesk font with 5 weights.
Plex is an open-source project (OFL) and free to download and use. The Plex family comes in a Sans, Serif, Mono and Sans Condensed, all with roman and true italics. The fonts have been designed to work well in user interface (UI) environments as well as other mediums. This project provides all source files and file formats to support most typographical situations.
Designed to integrate with the character of the Mozilla FirefoxOS, the Fira typefaces also aim to cover the legibility needs for a large range of handsets varying in screen quality and rendering.
It is the Omnibus-Type grotesque typeface family. Chivo there are 4 weights (Light, Regular, Bold, Black) and its italics. Chivo Regular’s elegance makes it ideal for combining with the strength of Chivo Black for continuous reading. The strength of Chivo Black makes it ideal for highlights and headlines. Developed by Hector Gatti, its design details make it an indispensable ally for any designer.
Archivo was designed to be used simultaneously in print and digital platforms. The technical and aesthetic characteristics of the font are both crafted for high performance typography. It was designed by Hector Gatti to be used simultaneously in print and online platforms and supports over 200 world languages.
Work Sans is a 9 weight typeface family based loosely on early Grotesques — i.e. Stephenson Blake, Miller & Richard and Bauerschen Giesserei. The core of the fonts are optimised for on-screen medium-sized text usage (14px-48px) – but still can be used in print well. The fonts at the extreme weights are designed more for display use. Overall, features are simplified and optimised for screen resolutions – for example, diacritic marks are larger than how they would be in print.
An open source font family inspired by Highway Gothic.
Latina Essential is a humanist typeface designed for use in continuous text. The font comes in 4 weights with matching (true) italics. Latina Essential is well-suited for publishing design, books, magazines, branding and advertising.
In an age where every company has their own “unique” Humanist or Geometric Sans Serif, here is a type family with some actual personality: Reforma, designed by PampaType for Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina.
Inria Serif and Inria Sans
They are the two members of a type family design for the communication of Inria, a national institut dedicated to numeric research.
It is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. The Typeface created by Chester Jenkins.
It is an original design for an extravagant display serif typeface inspired by the Garamond heritage, hand-drawn and produced by Catharsis Fonts. While traditional Garamond cuts make for exquisite reading at book sizes, they appear clumpy and inelegant at larger sizes. The design goal of Cormorant was to distill the æsthetic essence of Garamond, unfetter it from the limitations of metal printing, and allow it to bloom into its natural refined form at high definition.
It is a modern high contrast Antiqua with well-defined, recognizable features. Based on the architecture of classic Antiqua fonts, such as Bodoni, Oranienbaum is typical of the typefaces from the first quarter of the 20th century: pronounced serifs, contrasting geometry, and an interplay of right angles and flowing lines. The font is well suited for both headlines and body text.
It is a clean, dark, somewhat Dutch-inspired serif font which reminds you a little of Times. It has a large height, short extenders, and a compact width for better screen use, and economy of space.
It is a medium contrast display sans serif. Fjalla One has been carefully adjusted to the restrictions of the screen. Despite having display characteristics Fjalla One can be used in a wide range of sizes.
It is a typeface originally intended for literature. Among its crowning characteristics, it conveys a dynamic and varied rhythm which facilitates the reading of long texts. Also, it provides freshness to the page while referring to the calligraphic letter, not as a literal interpretation, but rather in a contemporary typographic language.
People read and interact with text on screens more and more each day. What happens on screen ends up being more important than what comes out of the printer. With the accelerating popularity of electronic books, type designers are working hard to seek out the ideal designs for reading on screen.
It is a Unicode-based font family that supports the wide range of languages that use the Latin and Cyrillic scripts. It is specially designed to make long texts pleasant and easy to read, even in less than ideal reproduction and display environments.