As a graphic designer, typographer, or anyone that values typography, it’s important to have a wide range of quality typeface designs at your fingertips during the creative process.
Typefaces have long been important in shaping the aesthetic and tone of a project, and recent trends have been leaning toward hand and brush lettering.
Although there are plenty of free typefaces available (we’ve created our own round up of the best), sometimes it’s important to pay for the perfect one. The internet is crawling with type libraries, and it can be hard to decipher which ones host the best foundries, along with an easy-to-use use interface so you can pick out what you need with ease – whether that be sans serif, serif, hand lettering or brush lettering. For those who find it important to support the independent foundries with their own online stores, there are loads of them too. We’ve made sure to include the best of all three situations: paid, free and independent.
Before downloading any typeface, it’s important to remember that typefaces are intellectual property, so using a typeface (personal or commercial) often comes with specific licensing agreements. Because it would be much too complex to include all the different licensing terms of each foundry in this feature, we’re leaving it up to you to make sure you understand and act within the individual terms listed on each website. We advise you to look into this before using a typeface on any project that will be seen by another person.
The internet is a confusing place, and often you’ll notice the same typeface available to buy across multiple different online libraries, which each have their own licensing terms. Make sure you understand these so you don’t get caught out.
Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work and picked out the best free and paid typeface hubs for finding, buying or downloading brilliant typefaces, including designs by Monotype, Adobe and Google.
Of course, there are a whole bunch of independently own type foundries too. See Typewolf’s own list to get an idea of individuals, or individual studios who have founded their own foundry and subsequent online library of typefaces. We’ve picked out some of these too.
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