20 Fonts Ideal for Big and Powerful Headings

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Headings play a major role in the way users digest content. Through size and style, they help establish a hierarchy and make text easy to scan. Headings also help establish the mood created by a design. So it’s important to choose the right font to compliment the website’s style.

For this article, we’ve rounded up 20 fonts that are ideal for creating big and powerful headings for your web designs.

Franchise

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Bebas

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Insolent

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Nevis

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Molot

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Gnuolane

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Fertigo Pro

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Alte Haas Grotesk

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Vollkorn

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Mido

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Telegrafico

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Steinem

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League Gothic

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Forque

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Romeral

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Tertre

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Bitstream

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Communist

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Old Sans Black

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Sling

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

44 Comments

  1. insic
    January 27, 2010

    Cool fonts and its free. Nice list!

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  2. Daniel Long
    January 27, 2010

    There are some really nice fonts in this post that can give a massive impact when first arriving on a website. I especially like League Gothic. To work along side these great headings you need good typography throughout. A good post that i looked through for this is – 28 Free High Quality Fonts to Boost Your Typography.

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  3. Vish
    January 27, 2010

    There are some really nice fonts

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  4. PelFusion
    January 27, 2010

    nice collection

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  5. Edgar Leijs
    January 27, 2010

    I’ve used League Gothic on a few project in @font-face and in large headers… and yes it has great impact…

    Thanks for the list!

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  6. Smashing Share
    January 27, 2010

    Nice fonts. Wish these fonts to be web safe fonts :)

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  7. Brow
    January 27, 2010

    Awesome line-up. I often like to change up my font library or add to and this helps a ton. Thanks!

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  8. Matt
    January 27, 2010

    Excellent list, thanks.

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  9. Alejandro
    January 27, 2010

    Awesome list, thanks for sharing. Another good place to check out to get these types of fonts is http://www.pilo.me

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  10. walidmrealtor
    January 27, 2010

    Great list! Can’t wait to try some of these out…thanks!

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  11. Web Design Maidstone
    January 27, 2010

    some nice fonts, thanks for the info

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  12. Jordan Walker
    January 27, 2010

    I really like the diversity of fonts.

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  13. Andy Sowards
    January 27, 2010

    Excellent list!

    I am always looking for bold headlines!

    These should do for a while ;)

    Keep up the great work Henry!

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  14. julio Rivera
    January 27, 2010

    awesome post I do have must of them but will be downloading the fonts that i don’t have asap.

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  15. Michael Kak Varley
    January 27, 2010

    Great collection. Really like the Fertigo Pro.

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  16. saurabh shah
    January 27, 2010

    nice font collection…. Thanks for sharing…

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  17. Web Design Cambridgeshire
    January 27, 2010

    Great font collection – they all work well. Thanks.

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  18. Alex Flueras
    January 28, 2010

    Really nice font collection. I especially like Alte Haas, Vollkorn and Telegrafico. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Indialike
    January 28, 2010

    Very nice and useful for web designers,
    Thanks for posting.

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  20. Myo Han Htun
    January 28, 2010

    Thanks for your post. I really appreciate for it. Because I am preparing for typography lessons. The fonts that you mentioned above are very suitable for me. Thanks you so much again. :)

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  21. nikhil
    January 28, 2010

    nice collection of fonts …thanx for sharing.

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  22. remonatrix
    January 28, 2010

    Kewl choice of fonts !

    This is the “type” of information that is very usefull to people who are in the web creation and banner creation business …

    Thanks for making the research.

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  23. Joe
    January 29, 2010

    Great collection. Grabbing most of these. Thanks!

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  24. Tutorijali HDonWEB
    January 29, 2010

    Cool fonts list

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  25. Prashant
    January 30, 2010

    Thanks for sharing this :)

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  26. Patrick
    January 31, 2010

    Nice collection of useful fonts. Especially for great website designs.

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  27. Jozef Benko
    February 1, 2010

    Nice list, thanks for the tips, just purchased few of them. :) Besides those above listed, I like ITC Officina (both Sans & Serif) for big headings.

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  28. Luke Sheppard
    February 2, 2010

    A strange mix maybe but there are some REALLY slick looking fonts in amongst them. Thanks!

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  29. Jeremy
    February 2, 2010

    Always looking for new BIG fonts. Thanks!!

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  30. logoziner
    February 3, 2010

    nice collection of fonts! i really like this!

    Reply
  31. The Principle of Contrast in Web Design | Tips
    February 3, 2010

    [...] as color can be applied to typographic headings to create contrast, so can size. Big headings are a great way to establish hierarchy within the content of a website. The website of Imaginaria [...]

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  32. aerial
    February 4, 2010

    Good one :)

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  33. Damien
    February 5, 2010

    great list. Thanx!

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  34. Murilo Pruner
    February 16, 2010

    Great list! Thank for posting.

    Reply
  35. Jason
    March 4, 2010

    The “Steinem” font link does not work anymore. I found a working version of it here: http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Steinem.htm

    Update the link reference if you want.

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  36. Coastal Retreats Northumberland
    April 1, 2010

    Some of the gothics are commercial quality. Good resource. Thanks.

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  37. Julio Flores
    April 12, 2010

    Wooow! I just discovered that It´s not only me finding the “League Gothic” a very nice tipography. I used it recently in a CD cover (a demo) and simply works very well.

    Oh! and it´s unfortunate that (for now) it´s a pain to use some fonts on web (talking about licenses). I really hope this issue be solved someday.

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  38. Designing Typography for the Modern Web | Tips
    September 6, 2010

    [...] you’re also looking for inspiration there are many free font collections shared around. These can be fun to mess around with and integrate into your logos or concept [...]

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  39. Luke
    October 5, 2010

    Great selection of fonts, look forward to trying a few out!

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    • iphone 5 cases
      December 30, 2011

      Agreed. An awesome selection of fonts to be used as our best shots ;)

      Reply
  40. Bharat Chowdary
    May 3, 2012

    Great collection, Fertigo Pro is my all time favorite font.

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  41. Raj
    May 16, 2012

    Molot, Tertre, Telegrafico, Alte Haas Grotesk are my personal favorites..

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  42. Abdul Rafay
    January 24, 2014

    “Lato” is also good font for headings :-)

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  43. Alvi
    April 5, 2014

    All of those fonts above are so awesome
    My favorite is Fertigo Pro. it’s so cool :)

    Reply

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