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1001 Fonts
[Max Bloch]

This is Bremen, Germany-based Maximilian Bloch's fun free font archive. Useful, to the point, professional, complete, and entertaining. Has a messageboard, and is categorized in any possible way. If you want to download 500 fonts in the minimum possible time, this is not your place though. Newest additions.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abstract Fonts
[Alex Chumak]

Growing 13000+ font archive maintained by Alex Chumak from Mississauga, ON. Chumak himself designed these fonts: AF Pepsi, AF Champion, AF Tommy Hilfiger. List of designers. New fonts.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Chumak
[Abstract Fonts]

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[Rodolphe Milan]

Useful French archive with nice categories such as Cartoons, Horror, Tech, Fantasy, Script, Symbols, Famous fonts, pixel fonts, typewriter, Gothic. It has grown to be the number one site in the world for publishing new free fonts. All designers are clearly identified, and all font information is easily accessible. Links. About 10000 fonts now, with monthly additions. Newest stuff. Links to all designers. All pre-October 2009 fonts in one 660MB download file. Run by Rodolphe Milan (France, b. 1972). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Martinez

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Devian Tart

I know, the real name is deviantART, but I like Devian Tart better. Several original fonts by a gaggle of young crazy happy-go-lucky designers and enthusiasts. The original fonts are mixed in with archived fonts, so it's a bit of a jungle. However, it was a goldmine of undiscovered fonts and new ideas, until about 2010. Since then, the site gets swamped with self-promotion messages, and amateurish graphics, and the font downloads have dwindled to a trickle. Direct downloads at TypOasis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethan Dunham
[Font Squirrel]

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Font Squirrel
[Ethan Dunham]

Ethan Dunham's list of free fonts from and for professional type designers. The archive is huge (622 at the end of 2010) and clearly organized. There are useful @font-face kits to help users place these fonts on their web sites. Newly added typefaces. List of foundries. Ethan Dunham also runs a similar commercial web font service, Fontspring. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Vila
[Jagdeep Singh]

Free font archive site run by Jagdeep Singh out of Batala, India. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Lin Daniel's huge free font page with useful samples of all typefaces, nicely organized. A must! Specializing also in blackletter fonts, typewriter, holiday, and handwriting fonts. Helped and supported by P.J. Evans. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Big font archive. Subpages on everything, including old typewriter fonts, and handwriting fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontasy (was: Norbomat Fonts)
[Tilman Schalmey]

Fontasy.de (German) and Fontasy.org (English are exemplary free font archives brought by Tilman Schalmey from München. Subpage with useful links. Blog. List of designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A great 1000+ font archive, well-managed by "pheanix". Type 1 and TT for the PC. Support Pheanix because he was unfairly harassed by ITC's Tom Dunbar for copyright infringement. Has a great dingbats page now. Check also his low graphics page. Plus many links. dingbats-Thin however, is a carbon copy of Zapf Dingbats. Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Over 1100 truetype fonts archived here by Abiel Reinhart. Contains a font utilities page with links to font software. And several font FAQs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ole Larsen]

Big archive (over 3000 fonts, and at least 300 dingbats and over 1200 Mac fonts), with special dingbat category. List contains great-looking fonts. An exemplary page, with the designers clearly identified (with links), and easy fast downloads. Dingbat archive. Worth a very strong bookmark. The designer and boss is Richmond, VA-based Ole Larsen. Some original dingbat fonts as well, such as BatBats, BorderCorners, BorderCorners2, BugBats, Eagles, Florals1, Florals2, FlowerOrnaments, Hole In One, PensnPencils, Pirates1, Pirates2, Rothenburg-Decorative-Normal, SeasonsGreetings, WedDing, YeeHaw. The FontFreak links are also highly recommended. New fonts. Type designers. Dafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Font archive. Font authors. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free font archive, started up in 2012 by Ayman Hafez in Cairo.

Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Russian font archive. Has mostly Latin fonts. Blackletter subpage. Cyrillic subpage. Display font subpage. Cyrillic script subpage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Peter Olexa]

Large nicely categorized font archive. Font designers. Font vendors. The owner seems to Peter Olexa, a Slovakian visual artist who is based in Bratislava. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free font hosting site based in Knoxville, TN. In 2009, it had over 550 designers and over 20,000 fonts, incredibly neatly categorized and cross-listed. List of participating designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Dario Nuevo's big and well-organized font archive. It is very careful about what is posted, so don't expect to find commercial goodies here. Alternate URL. Still another URL. One more URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Large free font archive set up in 2013. Run by Sherman Hoos who is based in Orange, CA. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Big Russian font archive, nicely categorized and organized. New things. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jagdeep Singh
[Font Vila]

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Max Bloch
[1001 Fonts]

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German font archive with about 2500 fonts. Contains this Faux Cyrillic archive: Gagarin, Perestroika, Russian (Manfred Klein), Kyrilla (Manfred Klein), Konspiracy Theory (Pizza Dude). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ole Larsen

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Peter Olexa

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Ultra-fast 25000-font plus archive. Direct download. Erotic font sub-archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rodolphe Milan

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German 1000+ font archive. Useful identification of the designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tilman Schalmey
[Fontasy (was: Norbomat Fonts)]

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[David Martinez]

A free font archive, 23,000 items strong, in the spirit of Dafont and Fontspace, started in 2012 by David Martinez. There are also a lot of referrals to Monotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Wonderful and useful archive, beautifully presented by the most generous of fontaholics, Petra Heidorn, a.k.a. CybaPee. Includes nice type art. The web presentation and the categorization are exemplary. Dingbats are used in a creative way to spice up things, and CybaPee juggles Paint Shop Pro like no one else. The growing archive is especially strong for decorative, blackletter, alchemy, Xmas, Celtic, and display fonts. The newest sub-page features Asian fonts (that is, Asian-style Roman letters). These pages are perfect: enjoy them! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vector Inc.

Japanese site that offers free downloads of fonts by many designers, in many formats, both Latin and Japanese. New additions arrive regularly. Direct downloads. FTP access. Commercial Windows fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿