One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “What font did you use on the _____ project?” I still get so excited when a reader asks me a question. I believe that a font style often conveys a feeling beyond what the text actually says. That quality makes picking the right font crucial. I have been working with and downloading fonts for a long time. When I look back at these projects, there are just certain fonts I find myself going back to over and over again.
I am including 12 fonts that are free for personal and commercial use! There are far more free fonts on the internet and my computer, but I chose these because of their free commercial use status. Why did I do that? Well, I heard from several bloggers in a behind-the-scenes freak out about copyrights as they relate to fonts. Many, including myself, weren’t sure of the status of each and every font on their computer. Therefore, to make things a bit easier, here are the 12 fonts that I most use and all are free for commercial use:
In the Same Order as the Graphic Above
- Bebas Neue Striking and Bold
- Great Vibes Just Beautiful
- Sacramento Hand Lettered Simplicity
- Birmingham Rock the Title
- Milkshake (limited commercial use) Silhouette Friendly
- Kaushan Script Urgency is Now!
- Langdon Because, Impact
- Allura Dreamy Script
- Ostrich Sans with several variations Thin and Straight
- Hominis Vintage Fancy
- Selfish Purdy Victorian
- Latin Modern Mono Modern Typewriter
If you are new to installing fonts, there are excellent directions on dafont and links to videos on youtube. It will depend on what type of computer system you are running.
Have a great day!