This collection focuses on clean, distinctive, and those easy-to-read fonts that designers crave – free fonts for beautiful headlines and titles. Whether you use them on the web or in print, these are the types (pun intended) of legible fonts you will need to give your typography the professional impact your readers or users demand.
All fifty of these fonts have been confirmed to be free to use on either personal or commercial projects, but please do check the licenses just in case they do change.
1. Aleo Font by Alessio Laiso
Aleo is a free headline and title font created by Alessio Laiso. This contemporary slab-serif is perfect for elegant brands, blogs, and print as well as the web. The ligatures are perfect for readability, and you can pick from 6 styles to craft the perfect headline for your next headline.
2. Bariol Font Family by Atipo Foundry
Friendly and fun, Bariol is an excellent headline and title font for your next project. If you want to establish a casual tone from the get go, this sans-serif will work perfectly. You’ll get Bariol regular and Bariol italic in the free version, or upgrade to get more.
3. RNS Camelia on Envato Elements
Inspired by typography you would’ve seen on the streets of New York in the 1920’s and 1930’s, RNS Camelia is a modernized demi-slab typeface. You’ll get 14 styles (from thin, to black) to make your headlines and text glamorous and perfectly legible.
4. Calendas Plus by Atipo Foundry
Give your materials a dash of glamour with Calendas Plus, a gorgeous typeface with a classic typography flavor. In the free download, you can get the regular version, notable for its intricate swash and ornate details. It’ll work perfectly for headlines for the web, or in print campaigns.
5. Addington CF Serif Font Family on Envato Elements
Adding CF Serif is a font family with typefaces that are reliable and graceful. They don’t sacrifice elegance for legibility so they’re perfect for all kinds of headlines. You’ll get 7 weights so Addington CF serif is a perfect addition to your standard kit!
6. Fénix Typeface by Fernando Díaz
A serif typeface rooted in calligraphy and elevated by modern legibility standards, Fenix is perfect for your next project. Bold strokes interact with elegant lines to create a beautiful typeface for headlines. You’ll get uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, and other special characters for (mainly) European languages.
7. Cheddar Gothic Font Family on Envato Elements
Hand-drawn and striking, Cheddar Gothic is the perfect typeface for your headlines and display campaigns. The typeface family offers 8 fonts; from sans and serif, to slab and stencil styles. You’ll also get 92 glyphs so you can mix and match to make Cheddar Gothic fit your vision.
8. Municipal Typeface by Sean Coady
There’s nothing commonplace about Municipal, a phenomenal, free typeface for bold headlines. Municipal is a very strong take on sans-serif typography, inspired by old school headlines. It’s an all-caps typeface, and lowercase characters trigger stylistic alternates with shadows. You’ll also get numerals and punctuation!
9. Marquis Organic Font Duo (+EXTRAS) on Envato Elements
Vintage with a modern flair, Marquis is a bold serif and sans-serif font duo. It offers an organic feel because it was hand-made, and each font comes with 4 styles (regular, bold, italic, and outline). It’s perfect for headlines and you’ll get 12 logo templates, too!
10. Lovelo Font by Fontfabric
Perfect for display campaigns, Lovelo is a bold font family with 3 free fonts. It’s a remake of the original Lovelo font characteristic for its inlines that make it perfect for shorter and impactful headlines (or logos). You will get 3 versions: black, line bold, and line light.
11. New York Font on Envato Elements
Evoke nostalgia in everyone who sees your design with the New York font family. These typefaces offer 8 distinct styles characterized by their grungy, distressed texture; from New York regular and grunge, to New York shadow line and shadow grunge. It’s perfect for your vintage and retro designs!
12. Promesh Athletic Font by Paul Reis
Create a victorious atmosphere with Promesh Athletic, a display serif font inspired by athletic typography and the mesh texture you’d see on LeBron’s jersey. You can work with the regular version, pick the mesh, textured version for an added dramatic effect, or go with Promesh Stitch.
13. The Douglas Collections on Envato Elements
The Douglas Collection is full of beautiful fonts for your next headline or logo project. You’ll get 12 handmade fonts with an outdoorsy, vintage vibe, as well as graphic elements and logo templates to help you create something incredible without starting from scratch. It’s 100% free!
14. Biko Font Family by Marco Ugolini
Biko is a friendly and outspoken sans-serif. Its bold versions work perfectly for headlines, and lighter versions guarantee readability. Biko is free for personal use, and you will get 4 versions: light, regular, black, and bold. Add it to your posters or elevate your headlines with a touch of simplicity.
15. Nexa Font Family by Fontfabric
Simple and futuristic, Nexa is a sans-serif font family that’ll work well for headlines, display campaigns, and even shorter texts. You can download 4 versions for free: Nexa Bold, Nexa Text Bold, Nexa Light, and Nexa Text Light. It also offers multilingual support (extended Latin and Cyrillic included).
16. Knubi Font by Matt Vergotis
Sleek, lovely, and pristine, Knubi is an excellent choice for your next design. This versatile serif works perfectly for striking headlines, as well as smaller copy with emphasized readability. You’ll get uppercase and lowercase, as well as special characters, numerals (with fractions), and more if you download Knubi.
17. Palo Alto Font by TypeFaith Fonts
Palo Alto is the personification of the famed Palo Alto, renowned for its tech hubs and innovation. This serif is simple and friendly with its relatively bolder lines, and it offers both uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, and everything else you’ll need to create stunning headlines and titles.
18. Maven Pro Font by Lost Type Co-op
Sleek, with special strokes, Maven Pro expands on the original Maven Pro typeface. You’ll get the three lightest weights you might have been missing, and they are going to give you more room for experimentation for your next headline or title. It’s free for personal use!
19. Kelson Sans by Fontfabric
Kelson Sans overhauled the Kelyson type family with a few new twists. This new sans-serif typeface is free to use, and you’ll love the 9 distinct styles (bold, light, normal, Bulgarian bold, Bulgarian light, Bulgarian normal, Russian bold, Russian light, Russian normal). Kelson’s simplicity works wonders!
20. Corporata Font by Advent Font
Strong and versatile, Corporata is a fresh new typeface with plenty of options and 7 distinct weights. Uppercase characters are bold and perfect for headlines, while the lowercase characters add sleekness to body copy. You’ll also get numerals and punctuation, as well as Greek characters (uppercase and lowercase).
21. Myra Font by Fontfabric
Myra is a beautifully decorated sans-serif typeface. Inspired by vintage typography and designed with contemporary trends in mind, Myra’s deco style is perfect for striking headlines, logos, and display campaigns. It’s an all-caps font, but using the lowercase characters gives you character alternates without the curls.
22. Mathlete Font by Mattox
Mathlete is a fun font that’s perfect for friendly and approachable brands that want to evoke childhood nostalgia. You’ll get 4 interesting font versions: skinny, skinny slant, bulky, and bulky slant. You’ll also get matching numerals and punctuation that mimic the signature handwriting flow.
23. Hammersmith One Font by Sorkin Type Co
A bold sans-serif, Hammersmith is a typeface you can rely on. Its strong lines and interesting twists make it perfect for headlines and titles, but it retains its legibility for longer copy, as well. You’ll get uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, and punctuation. Hammersmith is the whole package!
24. Fenix Font Family by Fernando Díaz
If you want your brand to radiate elegance, go with Fenix. This typeface is incredibly versatile; it’ll work perfectly for display and print campaigns, as well as website headlines and copy. It was inspired by calligraphy; all the characters are clean and sharp. It’s also free!
25. Manteka Font by Edu Araya
Manteka is a free, bold sans-serif typeface. Its all-caps nature makes it perfect for headlines, be that for the web or print, and you’ll also get numerals and punctuation. Manteka works perfectly for brands that want to emulate tech innovation or show everyone just how forward-thinking they are.
26. Homizio Font Family by Álvaro Thomáz
Homizio is a friendly and versatile sans-serif font family that’s going to work perfectly for headlines, as well as print campaigns. You’ll get six styles: thin, light, regular, medium, bold, and black to work with. Some styles also have ligatures to make your designs more unique.
27. Mission Script by Lost Type Co-op
Add more loveliness to your headlines with Mission, a gentle script perfect for blog headlines and designs with a refined feminine aesthetic. The author created it to celebrate brush scripts and it shows. This wonderful little font will work wonders for your next campaign (and it’s completely free)!
28. Sreda Font by Fontfabric
Sreda is a striking slab-serif font that will make your next design infinitely more interesting. This slab-serif typeface works great for headlines, but it retains its legibility if you decide to use it for longer copy. And since the recent update, Sreda also supports Cyrillic characters. Try it for free!
29. Edmondsans Font by Lost Type Co-op
Edmondsans is the perfect workhorse typeface that you can use across your project portfolio. A sans-serif with 3 weights, Edmondsans is easy to integrate into different designs. You’ll also get stylistic alternates, non-lining figures, and beautifully designed lowercase characters. It’s an excellent addition to your kit!
30. Intro Font by Fontfabric™
Intro is a modern sans-serif with beautifully quirky strokes that will elevate your headlines and make your designs seem more friendly. In the free version, you’ll get 4 fonts. The font family otherwise also provides a total of 72 fonts, stylistic and contextual alternates, case-sensitive forms, and more.
31. Verb Font by Yellow Design Studio
Verb is a confident sans-serif that’s perfect for all kinds of projects. Fonts in the family are lively, and you can get 2 for free: Verb Light, and Light Italic. It’s going to make for some actionable headlines! Verb Light also works great for longer paragraphs.
32. Mission Gothic by Lost Type Co-op
Inspired by the era when letters were hand-painted on wood, Mission Gothic is bold and beautiful. You can use it for headlines, web display, and more! You will get 5 weights and 2 styles; you’ll have plenty of options if you add this free font to your kit.
33. Oranienbaum Font by TypeType Foundry
Modern, but inspired by elegant vintage typography, Oranienbaum is a fantastic text for both headlines and body text. This serif has recognizable strokes and ligatures which make it stand out; it’s perfect for refined brands. You’ll get 431 symbols and multilingual support Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.
34. Abraham Lincoln Font by Lost Type Co-op
Inspired by the man himself, this font is tall and reliable. This humanistic display typeface carefully incorporates serifs into the condensed, legible format. It’ll stand out in headlines and titles, as well as in other print and web campaigns. The Abraham Lincoln typeface is free for personal use.
35. Archive Font by Fontfabric
Archive is the font we all think of when we think of websites and technology. This is a bold sans-serif typeface with strong geometric forms. It’ll stand out in headlines, but you can use it for posters and logos. It’s an all-caps typeface with Cyrillic characters.
36. Kreon Font by Julia Petretta
If you’re looking for a funkier serif, take a look at Kreon. This interesting serif typeface is lively and buoyant which makes it perfect for friendly brands. You’ll get 3 fonts: light (great for paragraphs and body copy), regular, and bold (great for headlines and titles).
37. Ostrich Sans by The League of Moveable Type
Tall, sleek, and dynamic, Ostrich Sans is unique. You’ll get over 200 glyphs that make this typeface special, as well as a vast variety of weights, including inline effects for stand-out headlines and posters. The black weight grabs attention, while the inline italic version looks fresh and innovative.
38. Varela Font by Admix Designs
Varela is a simple, single-weight, workhorse sans-serif typeface. If you don’t want to draw attention away from your headline and title messaging, download Varela Sans for free. This sans-serif has nice curvature which lends it a friendly feel, but it’s a no-fluff font for no-fluff brands.
39. Muchacho Free Font by Jeff Schreiber
With a special aesthetic that reminds us of the Wild West, Muchacho is here to win over every spectator. This interesting serif typeface integrates vintage typography with modern trends to create a unique (and free) addition to your design kit. You’ll get 3 weights: regular, bold, and italic.
40. Novecento Sans Font Family by Synthview
Novecento Sans is a font family that incorporates diverse trends in typography to provide you with unique fonts for headlines and titles. From the wide ultralight version (perfect for elegant designs), to the sturdy wide demibold weight with its Bauhaus aesthetic, Novecento has everything you need to satisfy different tastes.
41. RBNo2 by Fontfabric
This is the droid (or font) you have been looking for! RBNo2 is a modernized gothic sans-serif font family with strong, straight lines. It’s perfect for contemporary designs and headlines, particularly for highly technical industries. The free version comes with RBNo2 Light Light, and RBNo2 Light Alternative Light.
42. Source Sans Pro by Adobe
Source Sans Pro offers a plethora of fonts for all sorts of projects. They’re all sans-serif fonts, and you’ll have your choice of weights: from the simple extra light for body copy, to the ornate bold italic that is sure to grab everyone’s attention.
43. Governor Font by Lost Type Co-op
Governor is a unique font inspired by art deco typography and Miami Beach apartment signage. It’s wild, vibrant, and fresh. You’ll get uppercase characters without any numerals or punctuation. This makes Governor perfect for friendly and upbeat logo designs, as well as simpler and shorter headlines.
44. Sheep Sans Font by Álvaro Thomáz
Sheep Sans is a friendly, modern sans-serif. It’s a great workhorse font, but it also has the potential to make your headlines more inviting. You’ll get two versions: Sheep Sans Regular, and Sheep Sans Bold. In addition to that, Sheep offers special characters, numerals, and punctuation.
45. Infinity Font by Tarin Yuangtrakul
Infinity is a free sans-serif font inspired by the figure 8’s similarity to the infinity symbol. It follows geometric principles to offer perfection in presentation. You’ll also get numerals and punctuation. While Infinity shines when used for headlines, it can also be used for shorter paragraphs.
46. Weston Font by Fontfabric
Weston offers the best of both worlds: vintage typography and futurism. This rounded slab serif is perfect for unique and innovative headlines. You’ll get 2 free fonts: Weston Light, and Weston Regular in the free download. Pair it with other fonts for it to truly embody your aesthetic!
47. Foglihten F02 by Gluk Fonts
Foglihten is a beautifully designed script with distinct and elegant ligatures that will take you back in time to the era of Victorian penmanship and love letters. If that suits your brand’s desired aesthetic, you can download Foglihten (with its numerous stylistic, glyph, and ligature alternates) for free.
48. Fanwood Font by The League of Moveable Type
417 glyphs, numerous options, elegant ligatures… Fanwood is a truly special serif typeface. It’s refined and elegant with 4 versions: Fanwood regular, italic, text, and Fanwood text italic. It’s an excellent font for conveying a glamorous and traditional atmosphere in headlines, as well as longer paragraphs.
49. Movavi Grotesque Black Typeface by Sergiy Tkachenko
Strong and powerful, Movavi is looking for brands with a similar aura. This modern grotesque typeface is perfect for shorter headlines, book cover titles, and more. You will get uppercase and lowercase characters, numerals, punctuation, as well as basic and extended Latin, and Cyrillic characters. Movavi is the real deal!
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