17 Remarkably Professional Looking Free Fonts

By / Jul 9, 2009 / Freebies

There is definitely not a shortage of free fonts. However, it can be difficult and time consuming to find free fonts that possess a superior and professional quality. In this post, there are seventeen fonts that fall into this category. These fonts really make you appreciate the generosity of their designers and creators.



Serif Beta

Serif Beta



Fontin Sans

Fontin Sans

Yanone Kaffeesatz

Yanone Kaffeesatz









In order to download this font, click on “Type Design” in the main menu, then select “Lacuna” in the upper right hand corner. The download links will be at the bottom.



Droid Font Family

Droid Font Family

Aller Sans

Aller Sans









Engel Light ltd

Engel Light ltd

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.

  • http://freelancerhttp://freelancercrowd.com/community/graphics/ FreelancerCrowd

    Really usable fonts indeed

  • http://www.pixelmachine.co.uk/ Jamie

    That really is a great collection, thanks!

  • http://cpcdisseny.net Xavier

    Great compilation!

  • http://www.oddnina.de OddNina

    They are wonderful! Thank you so much.

  • http://www.omikrosys.com Puneet

    Awesome collection!

  • http://twitter.com/bigwavedesign DanC

    Awesome fonts! This list comes at just the right time with two new projects just starting! Cheers!

  • http://www.guydenooij.com Guy

    Very nice set, thanks. Fertigo is one of my favorites. Although it could be seen as the least pro one.

  • http://www.thecolorcure.com Lindsey

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.theodin.co.uk theodin

    wicked set of fonts

  • http://twitter.com/iamdaniela iamdaniela

    Ooh! I like. They are very useable!

  • http://jamesmcwhorter.com James McWhorter

    Very nice. Can’t wait to try them out!

  • http://www.designer-daily.com Mirko

    Thanks for making me discover Chunk, didn’t know this quite lovable font…

  • http://www.pixel-kingdom.com Dietmar

    Wow, there are some known and, even better, some cute unknown types!! Thanx for sharing!

  • http://www.twitter.com/designiac designiac

    thank you for this collection.
    found it via @behoff ( http://twitter.com/behoff )

    I dont’t like the “Yanone Kaffeesatz”- font… but the others are great!

  • http://www.williambiwer.com Bill Biwer

    Nice collection. Good to see multi weight free fonts that are well designed.

  • http://stalhammar.de Manuel

    I’m going to text Chunk and Kontrapunkt – especially the last one seems to be great. And I love Aller! It looks so friendly and modern :-)

  • Ryan

    Anyone know how to use Chunk on a Windows machine? Download seems to only have Mac files.

  • http://www.sitesketch101.com Nicholas Z. Cardot

    Nice collection. I love collecting great fonts!

  • http://www.tinyURLwhacker.com/ tinyURL Whacker

    Thanks, I’m bookmarking this for later use.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tareqsamman tsd

    nice fonts and thanx alot, i like most the fonts but some of them are really hard to download and to find the dowwnload button spesially for someone dont know english very will.

  • http://www.malenehald.dk Malene

    Aller is indeed very professional font, made by Bruno Maag from Dalton Maag. It’s designed for The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark’s new visual identity, and as part of the EULA it’s free for a year I think. The Kontrapunkt font is made by a frim called Kontrapunkt which is recognized as having the best font designers in Denmark;)

    So they do indeed look profesional;)

  • http://www.nburmandesign.com Calgary Graphic Design

    I can testify to the professionalism of Gentium. One very choosy client of mine loves it!

  • Gadzooks

    Token positive comment!

  • http://community.livejournal.com/kikubari/ gyappu

    thank you! took most of them. :)

  • http://www.faho.fr faho

    thanks, i really like the “fontin sans” & “engel” font…

  • http://www.albertoantoniazzi.com aa

    really cool post.

  • http://www.acketon.com Acketon Design Studio

    love high quality free fonts.
    Romeral is very nice looking, might end up using that in a project.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Anna

    Wow this really is a good collection, for free! Iv downloaded them all.. If anyone knows of anymore i would be very interested. Thanks for sharing

  • Sedasa

    Love Chunk! Rest are brilliant too. Thanks!

  • http://hotemplate.com sevan

    awesome collection tnx. i like fontin sans

  • Brian Dusablon

    Fontin is one of my favorites. Use it sparingly :-)

  • maria aragon

    Thanks thats greats fonts very useful!

  • http://www.tiffszerp.com Tiffany

    I was wondering if maybe WDL would do a list of fonts to avoid? You know, like ones that are rip-offs of other fonts, have bad spacing, characters missing, etc. ? Could be useful!

  • Carolina

    Love Diavlo font!!
    Thanx for sharing

  • http://www.sjlwebdesign.co.uk Sam

    Great collection of free fonts,they all look incredible.

  • http://mister-e.ca mark

    I think Fertigo and ALLER SANS hearken back to the old letterpress days… Fontin, too…

    good choices

  • http://www.givision.net GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka

    Nice collection, thanks!

  • ka-me

    cool collection Thaks ^^

  • E

    Is Romeral free for commercial use? The designer doesn’t make it clear on his (abandoned) blog and there’s no contact info for him.

  • http://www.fuse8.com Cara Dixon

    Great collection of free fonts! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.owendevelopment.co.uk Web Design Manchester

    Loving ‘Engel Light’. Just my style!

  • olis

    Great article, thx :)
    Also some nice free fonts http://www.fonts2u.com/

  • http://www.junowebdesign.com Web Design Nottingham

    Thanks for sharing your compilation. This is definitely very educational.