FREE commercial-use fonts on Google Web Fonts

For all of you designers looking for great fonts to use in your commercial design — we’ve got another great solution for you!

Google Web Fonts is a easy and a FREE alternative for finding the perfect commercial-use font for your design. While the fonts are primarily created to be used on the web, they’re also available for print use!

Most of us know this tech giant for many of its other useful services: Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome and many more. But Google offers a series of less-well known but equally useful services, one of which is Google Web Fonts.

 

 

With Google Web Fonts, you get access to a library of Web Open Fonts, available for personal and commercial-use.

You start off by browsing through hundreds of fonts, searching by keyword or by filters. Add the desired fonts to your “collection,” essentially a checkout basket where you can preview what the fonts look like in different formats:

 

 

Then, you have two choices for acquiring your fonts: either download the fonts straight onto your computer, or generate the font’s code. Of course, we recommend the first choice for your designs at 99 — no coding needed here.

Best of all — you don’t have to pay for any part of their service. Pretty convenient.

What awesome font resources do you use? Please share them in the comments below. 

Kaitlyn is part of the Community Team at 99designs.com. She grew up in Boulder, CO and went to school at Northwestern University in Chicago. When she's not blogging, she spends her time having adventures and being generally creative. She's all about having new experiences as often as possible!
Kaitlyn Ellison

14 Comments

  1. aimbuzz

    Yup, smooth coll. it help us a lot.

    Reply March 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  2. Moldor

    Check Arvo..It’s really awesome!
    It’s Museo Looking like.

    Reply March 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm
    • Isaac

      Yeah. I like it too. :)

      Reply June 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  3. Steve Harwood

    Good call Kaitlyn sharing this. Google fonts is such a useful resource when trying to find a particular font to fit in with a design, especially when you only want to use a font for a one off project and not have to pay for expensive commercial fonts. Another really useful tool from Google, even better that they are all free and open source but also optimized for the web unlike some commercial fonts. Other good alternatives I use are fontsquirrel.com and 1001fonts.com

    Reply March 6, 2012 at 1:10 am
    • Kaitlyn

      Thanks! There are definitely a ton of options for this kind of tool out there. Always discovering more!

      Reply March 6, 2012 at 9:38 am
  4. abdeljalil

    Thanks Kaitlyn..

    Reply March 7, 2012 at 1:52 am
  5. Timeline

    Those font are only use for the web ahhh .Any one cantell me where to get the commercial use font.

    Reply March 7, 2012 at 4:43 am
    • Kaitlyn

      Google Web Fonts also work in print! All you have to do is download your desired font to your computer.

      Here’s another great option for commercial use fonts: http://www.fontsquirrel.com

      Reply March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  6. yokeiju

    it’s cool i’m gona try it…thanks

    Reply May 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  7. vijai

    thanks… Kaitlyn

    Reply May 24, 2012 at 5:26 am
  8. Adeline

    Thank you Kaitlyn!=)

    Reply June 3, 2012 at 4:40 am
  9. Yanwar Pro

    Thanks for information, usually I used component from corelDraw to organized the fonts. But I still to need to download fonts that I have not.

    Reply June 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm
  10. Ega Rana

    I have my first font download here, it’s name Archivo Black. It’s my favourite too.

    Reply October 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  11. Ega Rana

    Oh almost forgot. Thanks for your article, it’s helpful. Thanks.

    Reply October 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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