20 Fonts Ideal for Big and Powerful Headings

By / Jan 27, 2010 / Freebies

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.













Fertigo Pro


Alte Haas Grotesk










League Gothic












Old Sans Black




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://blog.insicdesigns.com insic

    Cool fonts and its free. Nice list!

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Daniel Long

    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.

  • Vish

    There are some really nice fonts

  • http://pelfusion.com PelFusion

    nice collection

  • http://www.edgarleijs.nl Edgar Leijs

    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!

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Smashing Share

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

  • http://www.webturd.com Brow

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

  • http://frostpress.com Matt

    Excellent list, thanks.

  • Alejandro

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

  • http://www.walidmrealtor.com walidmrealtor

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

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Design Maidstone

    some nice fonts, thanks for the info

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net/index.php Jordan Walker

    I really like the diversity of fonts.

  • http://andysowards.com Andy Sowards

    Excellent list!

    I am always looking for bold headlines!

    These should do for a while 😉

    Keep up the great work Henry!

  • http://www.underworldmagazines.com julio Rivera

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

  • http://www.makeprintingeasy.com Michael Kak Varley

    Great collection. Really like the Fertigo Pro.

  • http://www.designstudio16.com saurabh shah

    nice font collection…. Thanks for sharing…

  • http://www.glendelmdesign.co.uk/ Web Design Cambridgeshire

    Great font collection – they all work well. Thanks.

  • http://www.studioweber.ro Alex Flueras

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

  • http://www.indialike.com Indialike

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

  • http://www.myohanhtun.com Myo Han Htun

    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. :)

  • http://designikx.wordpress.com nikhil

    nice collection of fonts …thanx for sharing.

  • http://411gatineau.com remonatrix

    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.

  • http://malleckdesignco.com Joe

    Great collection. Grabbing most of these. Thanks!

  • http://tutorijali.hdonweb.com/ Tutorijali HDonWEB

    Cool fonts list

  • Prashant

    Thanks for sharing this :)

  • http://www.ekommerse.nl Patrick

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

  • http://www.jozefbenko.sk/ Jozef Benko

    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.

  • http://www.invisibleinkwebdesigns.com/weblog Luke Sheppard

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

  • http://www.jeremylindh.com Jeremy

    Always looking for new BIG fonts. Thanks!!

  • http://www.logoziner.com logoziner

    nice collection of fonts! i really like this!

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  • http://aeropix.pl aerial

    Good one :)

  • http://www.arctosdesign.com Damien

    great list. Thanx!

  • http://www.murilop.blogspot.com/ Murilo Pruner

    Great list! Thank for posting.

  • http://nextrix.net Jason

    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.

  • http://www.holidayinnorthumberland.co.uk Coastal Retreats Northumberland

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

  • http://jfastudios.com Julio Flores

    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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  • http://www.vivoocreative.co.uk Luke

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

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

  • http://www.wpsquare.com Bharat Chowdary

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

  • http://www.droidedition.com/ Raj

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

  • http://www.rafaytutorials.com Abdul Rafay

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

  • http://www.jaditerkenal.com/entries/order/site/www.invonesia.com Alvi

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

  • Shiva Manhar

    every font is very nice