Design & UX

10 Places to Get Free and Premium Webfonts

By Isabelle Try

It seems like half of the sites on the web are using webfont services these days. While font services are hugely popular (thanks mainly to the widespread support of the @font-face CSS property), it’s often difficult to choose a font, a font service, or more generally, whether or not to use a specialized font at all.

You might be just getting around to using webfonts, or perhaps you’re looking to expand your font options. Because of font licensing issues, not even popular one-stop shops like Typekit can offer comprehensive access to the webfonts available. So, you may want to explore several font services to garner a wide and diverse selection of fonts fitting for any web project. Here are ten places you should look for both free and premium webfonts.


Google Webfonts

Font Squirrel

The League of Movable Type






Do you have a preferred font source, or do you prefer the added control of hosting and implementing your own fonts? How do you go about choosing a font for your web projects?

  • Jim

    I recommend using WebINK.

    Loads of good fonts, and free mocking up in Photoshop with the Web Font Plug-in.

  • jP

    Add the Lost Type Co-op to your list:
    Not all their fonts are @font-face ready, but it’s a fantastic collection.

  • Galen777

    Thanks for a great resource. A brief paragraph (including a rating, however subjective), about each one would help a lot though. It’s been my experience that many of these ‘free’ font sources are far from free and are sometimes quite conditional…



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