Free Typography Ressources 2019
Free typography ressources for you.
Typography isn’t just the frosting on the doughnut that is your text. Typography has consequences.
That’s why I’ve gathered a list of the best free typography resources just for you. So you can keep elevating your designs through typography.
Free Typography Education
E-courses, e-books, and more to start your typographical journey
Designing with type e-course by Luke Jones — Learn basic terms, the mechanics behind the best font pairings, how to use type on a grid, and much more
Typedia – Like Wikipedia for fonts!
Kerntype – Test your skills by distributing space between letters, also known as “kerning”
Butterick’s Practical Typography – Created by Matthew Butterick, creator of original fonts for Apple and Microsoft
Hack Design: Dive Into Typography – Courses to guide you to design and typography literacy
Fontology – Learn typography in 4 levels
Free Downloadable Fonts
Sites and independent curated collections of fonts.
Inspiration to ignite your creativity.
Designspiration – Just search for some good ol’ design inspiration
Typeinspire – Typography inspiration and gallery
Type Hunting – Hunt for loads of type inspiration
We Love Typography – A collection of typography inspiration by people who love typography
Behance – Search for great design and type inspiration
Palettab – Use this Chrome extension to get new font inspiration every time you open a new tab!
Typegoodness – Tons of resources, free fonts, and inspiration
Type everything – Browse fonts and submit your own work
Friends of Type – Features original typographic design and lettering
Fonts In Use – An independent archive of typography
TypeWorship – Official blog of 8 Faces Magazine, featuring inspirational typography and lettering
Incredible Types – Curated collection of incredible design and typography by designers from around the world
Tools to help you with what typeface- font is used.
For more on choosing typefaces – read Principles for making Beautiful Typeface Combinations.
Identifont – A massive database for searching fonts using metrics
WhatFont – Use a browser extension to hover over text and discover more info about that particular font
What the Font – This program will output results based on images of fonts you submit!
Bowfin Printworks Serif Font Identification Guide – Use this tool to identify serif fonts
The Font Matcherator – Detects fonts from an uploaded screenshot
Type Sample – Download this Google Chrome extension for identifying fonts
Visual font calculators
Use these tools to get exact font measurements.
Typecast – Style type within your browser
Typetester – Get started with a free trial to make and edit your own fonts
Modular scale – Determine bases and ratios with this scale calculator
Px to Em – Use this tool to convert pixels to ems
Size Calculator – Calculates font size and visibility
Type Scale – A great visual type scale calculator
Prototypo – Customize and create your own original typeface in just a few clicks
Font pairing resources
For beautiful font combinations.
Font Pair – Pair google fonts together
Font Combinator – Preview fonts in browser-based way
Typewolf – Combine various fonts and check out what’s trending in typography
Typespiration – Browse tons of web font combinations
Font Flame – Choose whether you love a font or hate it! They refer to themselves as “Tinder for font pairing”
Canva font combinations – Select the right combinations for your design needs
For more on combining typefaces – read Principles for making Beautiful Typeface Combinations.