Free Typography Ressources

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.

Google Fonts

Graphic design junction






Font Squirrel


Typography Inspiration

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

Fridayfonts – Browse typeface experiments by design students, developed in classes and workshops offered by Pascal Glissmann

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

Font Identifiers

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”

Just My Type – A collection of font pairings from Typekit and H&FJ

Canva font combinations – Select the right combinations for your design needs



For more on combining typefaces – read Principles for making Beautiful Typeface Combinations.

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