Find Free Fonts for Commercial Project Use
Where does one go to find free fonts for commercial use?
Most logo designs will require a font of some sort. There are so many choices and places to get free fonts for commercial use. Above all it is important to always check the font license before using it in your project. Consequently some fonts are free for personal use or only give a demo set. Make sure that you have the right to use these fonts in your client work by checking if it is free for commercial use.
Font Squirrel is one of the best places to find free fonts for commercial use. Here you can view the font, test drive it with a sample of your desired text and view the license type. Font Squirrel has done all the hard work for you.
Dafont lists many fonts that are 100% free, free for personal use and donation-ware. Therefore when searching fonts on this website always check the EULA before using anything in your commercial projects. I found quite a few free fonts in the Basic–>Sans Serif section.
Google fonts has a large open source font library. These fonts are also free open source fonts.
Here is a quote from Google Fonts:
All fonts are released under open source licenses. You can use them in any non-commercial or commercial project.
With so many unique fonts to use, you’re bound to find something you like!
Exljbris Font Foundry
Exljbris is a small font foundry with some cool fonts. There are several free and partial font families for free. For example, Anivers regular appears to be free but not the whole type family. The EULA can be found at the bottom of the page as well as extended licensing.
Many of the fonts on Font Fabric are also listed on Font Squirrel.
An excerpt of the Eula from FontFabric:
By downloading and/or installing a Fontfabric™ Free Font you agree to following EULA License:
All fonts on the site (fontfabric.com) available for free download (except “Baron”) can be used for both personal and commercial work.
The League of Moveable Type
The League of Moveable Type has some really fantastic free fonts on this website. As always check the EULA for the font license type. Because it is always a good Idea to confirm free fonts for commercial use. Downloading the font will also download the EULA.
“All fonts from The League of Moveable Type are subject to the Open Font License and are free and open-source.”
Now FontSpring is a paid font site. However you will see a list of fonts that have a free family member. The first in the list is Museo Sans with 10 styles, 2 of which are free. Check it out.
Now that is certainly a great start to building a font library of your own to use in client projects. If you are using Adobe Illustrator for design projects, then no doubt you consequently have access to Adobe Typekit. Sync fonts from the Typekit that you wish to use in your projects. As a result this is a great way to access pro fonts.