Design & UX

10 Free Sans Serif Fonts

By Jennifer Farley

On my endless search for great free goodies and design resources, I always like to keep an eye on the world of typography. Luckily for us designers there are tons of typographers offering beautiful typefaces to download for free. As always, check the license on the typeface download. All the fonts featured here are available for personal use (such as on your own website), and many are open for commercial use, too.

Giro by Marcelo Magalhaes is available as “Normal” and “Light.” The font is modern and light.



League Gothic is a revival of an old classic, Alternate Gothic No.1, which was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company (ATF) in 1903.


Quicksand is the first typeface made available for free by Alienbreed. Download it here.


Edelsans by Jacob Runge is an elegant and modern sans serif available in several weights.


Evolution by Paul W is a round and curvy true type font.


Vegur (site is in Japanese but the download button is in the bottom right corner under main image) available in Extra Light, Regular and Bold.


MISO is a gorgeous sans serif font. Download and read more here. The designer Mårten Nettelbladt describes it tongue in cheek as “a heavy duty typeface for the construction industry.”


Kilogram from Kalle Graphics is a strong stylized sans serif. It has a somewhat old fashioned feel but is quite distinctive and would make an eye catching heading.


Nevis is another strong “friendly but bold” font from Ten By Twenty. As recommended by the designers, this typeface looks really good in all caps. I love the retro feel of this sans serif typeface.


Code from Font Fabric is a beautiful, clean typeface suitable for all types of web and graphic design work.



Do you know of any great, free sans serif fonts you can add to this list? Share them with us!

  • david pavlicko

    I’ve used the combo Code Bold and Code Light for several projects and they always look stellar.

  • Anthony

    “Code” not free, is it?

    Nice collection, anyway.

    Downloaded just about every font at League of Moveable Type!



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