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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.