Ten Free Display Fonts From The Behance Network

    Jennifer Farley

    VAL As well as holding portfolios for graphic designers, illustrators and photographers, you’ll also find some unusual and interesting fonts available from typographers and designers kindly sharing their wares on Behance. Creating a typeface is a lengthy job so hats off to the typographers who give away their hard work for free.

    Many of these fonts are display fonts, making them suitable for posters and headlines rather than body text.

    VAL from font fabric is a chunky bubble style font. The direction of the letters can be flipped by choosing the upper or lower case version of the letter. You can download it from font fabric.


    Deibi is a sans serif, somewhat cartoony style font from Wete, a spanish designer.



    Lot is a bold, super chunky display typeface. It can also be downloaded from font fabric.



    Days is a display typeface available in one weight with a slightly Russian feel about it.


    Zag is a beautiful sans serif font available for free in two styles (Regular and Bold) and for purchase in five other styles.


    Public Gothic is a free font release from Mehmet Gozetlik. “It is little industrial, little vintage, little condensed, little bold.” You can download it from a2591.com.


    The Ribbon Alphabet font and its variation Tribbon, are available for free download from noupe.com. This one is not a font that can be installed on your system but rather a layered file, but you can see a short video explaining how it works on the noupe site.



    Named after the James Bond movie, Thunderball is a big fat font created by John Skelton/afrojet and available for download from Fontstruct.


    And finally, get your sunglasses on for this one. Portal strips is a little hard on the eye, but it  is certainly different.


    From the same designer, and a little less dazzling is Portal black.


    What do you think of this bunch? Do you use Behance to find fonts? Do you use it as a portfolio site for your own work?