Sources for Quality Libre Fonts


Let’s say you’re working on a project that just doesn’t feel right clothed in your editor’s stock fonts. “Typography is what language looks like,” says Ellen Lupton. How can you find something that matches the character of your work? You’re not a client with hundreds of dollars to spend, but you want something with character, something full-featured or even experimental.

Here’s a list of some of the places I’ve been finding great open source (or “libre”) fonts. Many of these foundries and projects below publish typefaces not only as finished font files (.ttf, .otf, .woff2), but also include the source files (in .glyphs or .ufo) so that you can modify and customize your type.



Specific Typefaces

Not Quite Free But Reasonable

Other Resources

Last Updated May 2022