Typography

15 Free Typographic Resources

Discover free websites and tools for your typographic design projects

Typography is an essential element for any design project. Regardless of your degree of experience, the sites and resources we have highlighted here will help you research, create, and play with different fonts.

Research and inspiration

What The Font

Have you ever seen a typeface that you like but cannot identify? This site solves this problem. It allows you to upload an image match your font with one of over 130,000 fonts in its database. It will also find similar fonts you can use in your projects.

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What The Font

Type Sample

A plug-in for Google Chrome that will allow you to identify typefaces on the websites you visit. A simple but useful tool.

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Type Sample

Fonts In Use

A typographic catalog that lets you see how all kinds of typefaces are used in real-world design projects, from ads and books to movies or products. This tool is ideal for researching whether a certain typeface will fit your project.

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Fonts In Use

Typeverything

A collaborative site from some of the world's leading designers, such as Alex Trochut, Jessica Walsh, and Mais Then. This site showcases great fonts from independent designers.

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Typeverything

Typewolf

Another inspirational site that features some useful resources and recommendations. Every day a site with interesting typographic designs is featured, curated by designer Jeremiah Shoaf.

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Typewolf

Incredible Types

A site that brings together the best typographic design in the world. It has a collection of over 400 pieces by creatives from 51 countries. Each project includes information about the author.

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Incredible Types

Free typefaces

Google Fonts

A collection of almost a thousand type families. It allows you to use your custom text so you can test which font is ideal for you. Perfect for editorial design projects.

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Google Fonts

Font Squirrel

A popular site with a good collection of fonts, featuring various styles and classified with numerous labels that facilitate searching. It lets you use your custom text to compare typefaces.

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Font Squirrel

DaFont

A classic site for typography lovers, with a collection of fonts that are ideal for beginners, or for when you are looking for a specific look for your projects and mock-ups. It allows searching by different styles and contains a large collection of icon fonts.

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DaFont

Get to work

Tutorial: Choosing the best typeface

In this tutorial, designer Sindy Ethel shares the essential steps to follow when choosing the best font for your design, lettering, and illustration projects.

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Sindy Ethel

ModularScale

A modular scale calculator that works like a ruler. Find the exact measurements of bases and ratios to make your project look flawless. You can check it online or download an extension for your browser.

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ModularScale

Typetester

On this site you can compare different fonts to see if they mix well. You can also design your own typographic projects on the site without having to write a single line of code while using types from Adobe Edge, Typekit or Google Fonts. To use this functionality, you will have to register and agree to share your projects.

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Typetester

Tutorial: OpenType fonts

In this tutorial, designer Enric Jardi explains the advantages of the OpenType format for editorial design projects.

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Enric Jardi

Let's have some fun

Font Flame

This web app describes itself as "the Tinder of fonts". You will see random fonts on the screen, and decide whether you hate or love them. It is a good place to fish for inspiration. You can also browse expertly-curated fonts.

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Font Flame

Kern Type

A game to practice your kerning skills. Will you be able to break your own record?

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Kern Type
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