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This is our series of beautiful, inspiring collections of fonts and typefaces. These articles feature bold poster fonts, decorative scripts, and everything in-between! Find the perfect font for your next design project with one of these collections.
Whether you’re looking for a particular type of font or a style of typeface that matches an event or theme, we’ve got you covered. Some of these fonts are free, others are included in an Envato Elements subscriptions, and many cost just a few dollars. The typeface makes the design, and these fonts can elevate your work to a whole new level!
Latest Font Collection Articles
Inspiration / 13 Dec 2019
Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!
It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!
Trends / 9 Dec 2019
Want to give your design a quick facelift? Using new and interesting typography trends might be the answer. Designers are opting for less elaborate typefaces and pairing them with bold color, cutouts, gradients, and even customizations to create lettering that stands out.
Changing typefaces or recreating an image or header in a trending style can give a design a fresh look without a full-scale overhaul. Not sure where to start? This list features typography trends with examples to use as inspiration for how to use them.
Here’s a look at the top typography trends for 2020.
Inspiration / 3 Dec 2019
Slab serif fonts can be used for a variety of purposes, ranging from general body text to headlines, to display copy. It’s a typography variant that has been used widely for digital as well as print purposes, and devices such as Amazon Kindle even use a slab serif as their default font.
In order to celebrate this amazing subtype, we have gathered 40+ amazing slab serif fonts that you can use for your next design project.
They’re bold, beautiful, and carry plenty of impact. All of the font packs included consist of different variants and weights that give you plenty of scope to experiment in your designs. Let’s take a look!
Inspiration / 22 Nov 2019
We’re amazed at the number, and quality, of free fonts available today. Designers have an incredible choice of free fonts to choose from. So whether you’re looking for a serif, script, or sans-serif font, today’s collection of the best free fonts for designers has you covered!
Utilizing a great-looking font is a key part of making any type of design look more professional. Of course, you don’t always have to use premium fonts to achieve that same level of professionalism. If you can’t afford to spend money on premium fonts to make your designs look great, you can always turn to one of the thousands of free fonts.
This collection includes the best free script fonts, serif fonts, sans-serif fonts, decorative fonts, and much more to match any kind of design project you’re working on. Go ahead, scroll down and start downloading. Every font is free!
4 Reasons to Use a Premium Font or Typeface
“Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination, and guided by rules and readability.” – Hermann Zapf, legendary German type designer (Palatino, Optima, Zapfino)
There are two classes of typefaces when it comes to licensing – free or premium. While there are plenty of options for each type of font, there are some distinct advantages to selecting a premium option.
Premium typefaces are often sold by larger foundries or are part of collections such as Typekit. Prices can vary widely.
- Premium fonts come with extended characters and glyphs. Have you ever run into a font that didn’t have an ampersand or comma? That’s a common problem with many free fonts, and isn’t the case with premium options.
- Premium fonts won’t degrade in quality when used at large sizes and have been tested to render on multiple browsers and devices.
- Premium fonts have a character consistently to ensure that the family looks like it goes together among different characters and weights.
- Premium fonts often include multi-language support and come with a license so you know when you are using it legally.
How to Install a Font on a Mac
Installing a font on Mac operating systems just takes a couple clicks, using the Font Book app.
After downloading the font (make sure to unzip it), double-click the font icon and a window will pop up in font book that shows the name and basic character set. Click install to add to your default font set, using default preferences. (You can change these settings in the Font Book preferences.)
How to Install a Font on Windows
Adding a font on Windows is equally simple. (Note that administrator access is required to install on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.)
After downloading the font (make sure to unzip it), right click on the font file and select Install.
The alternate method is to open the Fonts Control Panel and Fonts Manager. Then drag and drop the unzipped font file into the Fonts Manager to install.
3 Tips for Pairing Fonts
Most projects aren’t a one-font design. Pairing typefaces is an art in itself, but it is a little easier with these tips to help you create amazing font pairs.
- Look for typefaces with similar shapes: Think about whether each typeface is more round or oval, thick or thin, or tilts.
- Mix type styles: Use a serif and a sans serif or a script and sans serif. Paring different type styles is more visually interesting than mixing similar typefaces.
- Create plenty of contrast: Typography pairs need plenty of contrast to stand out. Pair fonts in different sizes, styles, color and use so that each font serves a distinct purpose.