I am so happy to share with you some free fonts you can use for your business and blog. 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 free fonts I find myself going back to over and over again.
I am including 12 free 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:
Free Fonts 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.
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Thank you for sharing. I don’t sell anything but I love these fonts for the things I make for me and my family.
I’m starting my own business and I’m in the process of starting my website. I saw the it’s free for commercial use but I just wanted to make sure what I was planning on using them for, I can still do it. If you could email me back so I can explain in further I would really appreciate it.
Thanks so much!
Hi Molly! Congratulations for starting a website. It is quite the adventure. Yes, every font that I link to is 100% free for commercial use, except for Milkshake which is limited commercial use. You can read the limitations here for Milkshake. Font Squirrel actually specializes in 100% free commercial fonts so anything you find there is free for any use I can think of. In fact, part of my own website logo includes Bebas Neue, which is free. I have purchased a few licenses to fonts that were inexpensive also.
After downloading several fonts from the list, I went back to look at the details for two of them… Vintage Fancy and Purdy Victorian. Both basically state that they cannot be used commercially? And that I would need to contact the font owner?
It’s a good list regardless, thx. But what gives? I was planning to use a few of the fonts from the list with my graphic designs that I sell?
Hi Jai! I am not sure where you found that so I would have to look it up. However, for Vintage Fancy this is what the license says: “This is a freeware typeface. This means that you can use it on your commercial or non-commercial work for free.” What you cannot do is sell the font itself or modify it. The license for the other one is similar but different wording, This font is the ultimate freeware.
“Feel free to use this font at will, to distribute it wherever you
please, and to modify it and to convert it to other formats as
you find useful. All I ask is that you send me a copy of any modifications
or conversions you make (I might include them in my ftp archive unless
you particularly don’t want me to) and that you let me know of any
archives you upload this font to.” – Once again, cannot sell the font itself alone for profit. Using it in graphic designs like on t-shirts or overlays is fine.
Hey Rachel thanks… This is exactly what I needed. Yes i plan to use the font on my t-shirts that I sell. I don’t know that I would modify it but if I do I will send it to you in the form that I use. Right now I’m testing several fonts and hopefully I can use V.F. and P.V. for my work. Thx again!