• 20+ Beautiful Free Serif Fonts

    As I’ve mentioned, I’m a huge fan of type. So much so, my family and loved ones are pretty sick of font talk by now :) There are tons of fonts out there, and many many good ones that often go overlooked. With the surge of "Coolest Grunge Fonts" post, etc, I wanted to do something different. These are all (in my opinion) beautiful, elegant serif fonts. They are all free, though the licensing are different from font to font, so make sure you check the info page for information. Also want to warn you this is a long post :) But I wanted to have a good preview of each font. Below the preview, you’ll find a link to more info, and to download the font.

    So again, these are great serif fonts that you may not have heard of or seen before. I highly recommend getting them all, because you can never have to many quality fonts :)

     

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    1. great round up. I downloaded those I did not have already. keep it up!

    2. [...] Think Design Blog, a newly launched blog, compiled a list of 20+ free serif fonts that you have to download. Read more about it. [...]

    3. November 2nd

      Awesome post! Thanks for sharing. Especially like Grandesign Neue Serif

    4. November 2nd

      Thanks, these are gorgeous. I snagged a few :)

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    6. 20+ Beautiful Free Serif Fonts…

      ThinkDesign ha reunido más de 20 bonitas fuente tipográficas serif, todas gratuitas….

    7. November 2nd

      @Franz, Thanks! Love your site, by the way!

      @Josiah, Glad you liked them. That’s one of my favorites as well :)

      @Bobbi Jo, Your very welcome, glad you like em!

    8. November 2nd

      Great post, I love Mido.

    9. November 3rd

      That’s a very good list. To me Gentium is really becoming a reference.

    10. November 4th

      Great list! I’ve actually downloaded a few of these. I threw you a digg and a stumble. Nice job.

    11. sven
      November 4th

      Nice typesets. But i can use just one of them.
      All you designers: please, please, please! Its not just the english alphabet! No eastern european characters… (its not that much, im not asking for arabic, nor cyrill letters…)

    12. [...] obtener toda clase de fuentes. Una de las más demandadas y “resultonas” son las Serif. thinkdesign se toma la molestia de recopilar 20 tipos de este estilo, todas gratuitas. Eso sí, dependiendo de la licencia con la [...]

    13. November 4th

      @ AJ, Grazie, and me too :)

      @Mitternacht, Thanks. Gentium IS very elegant.

      @Corey, Glad you like it! And thanks alot for the support! It’s very much appreciated.

      @sven Thanks. I tried to find fonts with extended characters. Sorry more couldn’t help you! I’ll try a bit harder to find more typefaces with extended characters for the next font post. Thanks for stopping by!

    14. November 4th

      Really nice roundup! It’s hard to find these quality free fonts among the masses of bad ones.

    15. November 4th

      Great list! There are some really beautiful serifs listed here. Especially like the ones from Jos Buivenga (Dutch Design!). Good luck with your website.

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    17. November 4th

      nice listing. there a few new fonts, i didnt know until now …

    18. plain*clothes
      November 4th

      Mido looks very promising, I’ll have to watch for the full release. and Gentium and Vera are ambitious projects, to say the least (also see Vera’s twin, DejaVu).

      a few of these jump out as pirated right away, though:
      Portland > Palatino
      Oxford > Perpetua
      Athena > Baskerville (not sure which one)

      and these two look suspiciously familiar:
      Alexandria
      Grandesign Neue Serif

    19. November 4th

      Cool, i was looking for more elegant fonts like these, great collection

    20. November 4th

      @Jeff, exactly! I was trying to make it a bit easier :) Thanks.

      @Sander, Thanks! Love your site. Very original.

      @Sven, Im glad! Thanks for stopping by.

      @plain*clothes, Mido and Vera are great typefaces. And, you may be right. I spent most of my time for this post rounding up good free fonts, and not to much checking them against existing fonts, etc. I’ll try to make the next font post pirate free. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      @Max, glad you like them! Love your site, btw. The redesign was great!

    21. November 4th

      Somehow I am getting an error when downloading the Alexandria font?

    22. November 5th

      Brilliant finds, I’ll certainly get as many of these as I can into some designs. Thanks.

    23. November 5th

      much thanks!

      nice site, I will be following.

    24. November 5th

      You know, I’m not a big user of serif fonts, I don’t have anything against them, I’m just very unimaginative with them, Georgia is my friend. This post has opened up my eyes – I will get downloading.

      ps. kudos on dafont, great site :)

    25. November 5th

      p.s. bookmarked your site. If your new blog is anything to go off the rest of what you provide, I look forward to it very much!

    26. November 5th

      @James, Sorry. The link to “Download” seemed to not be working. I have fixed it now, so you can follow the link and download! Thanks for stopping by

      @liam, Glad you liked em! Love your site, and everything yall are doing, keep up the awesome work!

      @Rebecca, Thanks, I really appreciate it.

      @Nathan, Glad I could open your eyes to the beauty of Serifs :) and I really appreciate the kind words. Yup, planning to make it lots of quality :) Stay tuned!

    27. November 5th

      Very nice list

    28. November 6th

      Stumbled on this post, have to say, not only the list are much too helpful the presentations are done very elegantly !

    29. November 6th

      @Navdeep, Grazie. Glad you enjoyed it.

      @Dannie, Thanks for the kind words! Glad stumble upon’s working ;)

    30. November 6th

      These are great and I am just getting in to this.
      Thank you so much for your excellent selections.

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    34. November 7th

      Very useful post. Good fonts are always welcome.
      I stumbled upon your site too. Nice presentation and easy to browse through, well done!

    35. November 7th

      @Bunny, Thanks! Glad you liked them, and stick around for much more!

      @irene, Thanks, and welcome! Glad to hear it’s easy to navigate! That’s the plan :)

    36. November 9th

      thats a lot of collections. hehe.

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    38. Martijn
      November 11th

      Nice list.

      But what’s that “Think” Doing in every image like it’s a branded font?!

    39. November 11th

      @abdusfauzi, Glad you liked it!

      @Martijn, Thanks for stopping by, and I’m glad you enjoyed the list. I just added the ‘think’ because it took me a long time to compile the fonts and all the previews, etc, so I just didn’t want anyone to re-post them ‘as is’. It’s kind of a watermark if you will.

    40. November 11th

      Useful website and great content. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous fonts with the community.

    41. November 11th

      Not into serif fonts but did download a couple.

      Thanks for the post.

    42. November 12th

      @Deb, Thanks for the kind words! Much more to come :)

      @tct, Glad I could introduce another non-serif fan to some serif-goodness :)

    43. Sergio
      November 15th

      Hello, I really liked it, its very interesting all this typograhpys. I’ve got a question, Do you know any website that eplains you how to create typograhpys?

      it’s a Uni homework, ive been told to buy a graphic paper and then make a typoghraphy but I dont even know how to start…

      Sorry to disturb you .

      Have a nice day ! XD

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    45. Gary Cao
      November 24th

      Thanks a lot for this collection!

      It’ll help with my typography study.

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    48. 00m
      November 27th

      thank for sharing, some of the fonts i find really interesting…

    49. Norman Passos
      November 27th

      Congratulations

    50. November 27th

      Great collection of serif fonts.
      Oxford is my favorite font.

      Thanks.

    51. Erick
      November 30th

      thanks for those beautiful faces…….:)

    52. November 30th

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    53. December 6th

      Thanks Nick. Great selection of fonts.

    54. December 7th

      @Sergio, I’m glad you liked it. There was recently a good post on how to make a handdawn font: http://www.bittbox.com/fonts/how-to-make-a-hand-drawn-font/ I hope that helps!

      @Gary Cao, Thanks, glad it could help!

      @00m, Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, there very nice fonts!

      @Norman Passos, thanks for stopping by!

      @Gerhard, Im glad you liked the collection!

      @Erick, Thanks, and I appreciate ya stopping by.

      @Jim Odom, Thanks, and I really appreciate your steady readership.

    55. December 17th

      I loved Kontrapunkt, it looks perfect for posters.
      It kinda catches eye

    56. December 22nd

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    58. Chris
      January 1st

      Another remark regarding Portland: it’s a poor copy of Palatino as the italic version is not true italic. It’s oblique.

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    60. January 16th

      love the first font listed … nice list

    61. January 28th

      Nice list, with some very impressive fonts. I love when quality goes public domain.

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    64. February 20th

      good post man
      i love much of the types. thanks

    65. OptedAnnonimous
      February 26th

      C’est trèsment et verament belle

    66. February 27th

      Some fonts here that I absolutely need to download. Thank you for this.

    67. February 27th

      Some good stuff for my font catalog. Thank you for posting this.

    68. rameshkennedy
      March 2nd

      Thx a lot for this collection.

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    70. March 12th

      Great job, beautiful fonts.

    71. kiryn
      March 31st

      love this collection man, stoked!… thanks for the link up!.

    72. March 31st

      Thanks for the great fonts. I downloaded a few.

    73. March 31st

      Excellent series

    74. April 13th

      Thanx .

    75. April 16th

      nice, really nice!

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    77. April 20th

      thanks

    78. April 23rd

      Obrigado amigo,
      sua lista é muito boa e me deu ótimas referências.

      Abraços.

    79. April 27th

      Nice fonts… all downloaded…thanks

    80. Abe
      May 6th

      Wanted to thank you, these fonts make me smile

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    83. May 11th

      great selection, i think you should put “Novarese” in this list

    84. pingtingzoo
      May 13th

      ta great yah

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    89. a3sthetik
      May 30th

      These are all great! Although it would be better if you had a “Download All” button for those who want to download them all at once to save time/clicks.

    90. June 7th

      thank you very mutch, are there any programme to reate fonts like those?

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    92. June 12th

      Great Fonts. I have a few hand picked ones for you on my blog.

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    97. July 4th

      Yummy.. Thanks for these!!

      And yes, I’m lazy too – one zip file would be handy. But hey, you worked hard enough as it is putting this list together.
      Cheers!

    98. [...] 20+ Beautiful Free Serif Fonts [...]

    99. July 8th

      Awesome Collection, Thanks!

    100. July 20th

      Nice collection of fonts. Downloaded a few that I like.

    101. July 20th

      This is great, I just love Serif fonts!

      Btw, it’s a really small thing, but you have a typo in your article:

      “because you can never have *to* many quality fonts”

      “to” should be “too”. Again, this is a small thing… I really can’t help but be a grammar nazi sometimes :-)

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    103. July 21st

      Great list, thanks. :)

    104. Risa
      July 22nd

      Okay..I admit it, “I’m a font addict” (but good fonts, lol)!! So THANK YOU for supporting my addiction. Love you and love these posts!!! (((HUGS)))

    105. July 28th

      Freaking awesome article!

      Nicely presented and it was great to grab some sexy fonts from you.

      Thank you so much!

    106. Melitta
      July 29th

      help! I downloaded oxford and used it all the way through a major publication, and is appearing fine on screen but when i go to print it it is using a completely different font, or not appearing at all….. help!

      Im a mac user, can anyone help. I guess I ll have to find a replacement font??

    107. August 3rd

      the font entirely between them. thanks.

    108. August 10th

      great! Although it would be better .

    109. August 27th

      great :)

    110. September 2nd

      Just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for this great list of fonts. I’m always looking for new sites to find free fonts and I will have to bookmark this because I will come back to visit each site.

    111. September 7th

      very elegant typefaces. thnks.

    112. September 9th

      Great list of wonderful fonts type Great collection

    113. September 29th

      Very cool collection! I will def be trying these out in some banners I am making today thanks for the good resource I will stumble

    114. October 12th

      Thanks for sharing…

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    116. Peter Robb
      October 16th

      mmmm …but what is a serif font like bodoni that has a thin hairline ascender on the right hand side of the upper case M? All other serif fonts have the thin ascender on the left. It ocurred in a Bontempi bicycle frame and I wondered if it was delibrate to avoid patent rights or something. Did they turn the M?

      http://tinypic.com/r/nckt92/4
      [img]http://i34.tinypic.com/nckt92.jpg[/img]

    117. November 23rd

      A very nice typographical talent….. Keep it up man……. Cool……… Creative thinking……. Thanks for sharing……

    118. Great collection of serif fonts.
      Oxford is my favorite font.

      Thanks.

    119. December 26th

      Nice list Thanks for sharing……………..

    120. December 26th

      Thank you for the excellent work on the fonts.

    121. olis
      January 8th

      Nice post :)
      btw also nice serif fonts http://www.fonts2u.com/category.html?id=16

    122. February 3rd

      Just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for this great list of fonts. I’m always looking for new sites to find free fonts and I will have to bookmark this because I will come back to visit each site.

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    124. I loved the content of the post.

    125. February 28th

      Hi. The Binetresocial font looks rather different on your image from what is shown on the website and my computer after download.

      I’d really like to know what font you used for that image.

      Thanks!

    126. hermanus
      March 1st

      great… thanks for sharing…

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    129. March 27th

      whoaa cool…

    130. krys.p
      March 30th

      you’re amazing!

    131. April 16th

      thank you very mutch, but are there any programme to reate fonts like those

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    134. Bárbara
      April 24th

      Really great!

      Thanks!

    135. Great list of typography. Impressive serif fonts. Thanks for sharing your set.

    136. very nice fonts directory thanks

    137. June 23rd

      nice info thanks for post…

    138. Tanks for this post! Great Collection!

    139. July 1st

      A very nice typographical talent! Thanks for sharing!

    140. July 4th

      Great thanks

    141. July 21st

      Thanks for everything…

    142. July 24th

      thank you for post..

    143. August 3rd

      Thanks for the post, some great fonts!!

    144. August 4th

      Thanks for the post, some great fonts!!Thanks for the post, some great fonts!!Thanks for the post, some great fonts!! Thanks for the post, some great fonts!!

    145. August 23rd

      nice sharing thanks

    146. September 7th

      Nice fonts, it’s easy now to choose fonts, thank you for sharing this.

    147. October 17th

      thanks very much ^-^

    148. October 22nd

      very nice fonts, thank you

    149. October 26th

      wow what a nice collection! Thanks for sharing.
      Max.

    150. November 11th

      Very nice fonts! Love to play them in designing new themes :)

    151. December 8th

      I bookmarked your site to get more updates. Nice blog design too!

    152. December 21st

      Great fonts
      thanks for post this fonts for download

    153. December 28th

      wow, these are baetuful serif font, thanks so much!

    154. now waiting for new fonts from your side
      please post new one

    155. Love the fonts style, thanks for sharing

    156. January 21st

      Thanks for sharing. Especially like Grandesign Neue Serif

    157. January 22nd

      Such a great collection which are looks awesome. I really love it & inspired of the design works made with. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful listing. Keep sharing good things like this always, Congrats.

    158. January 24th

      So helpful and so useful post. Thanks for such informative post. Good job.

    159. February 5th

      Style of fonts are awesome, thanks for sharing

    160. February 16th

      Very nice fonts!! thanks!!

    161. February 21st

      Like the fonts style

    162. March 11th

      Some of the best fonts i find here. Thanks for posting.

    163. March 16th

      Like the fonts style

    164. March 16th

      So much creative post.

    165. March 16th

      Serif fonts are a classic in no matter what kind of doc so I m really glad to have this material on my hands ;)

    166. My friend recommended this blog you have some great articles keep up the great work

    167. April 20th

      Thanks a lot, anyways. Once again, great list!

    168. April 20th

      fonts are wonderful, thank you..

    169. This is such an elegant and classic serif fonts, And additional attraction to my blog site. I will download this stuff since it is really helpful to us. Thanks for recommending this to us, I will wait your next post.

    170. Excellent, thanks friend!!!!

    171. May 17th

      Nice, thanks!

    172. great round up. I downloaded those I did not have already. keep it up!

    173. May 23rd

      Great list! Nice presentation too!

    174. Thank you for these nice Fonts

    175. June 20th

      nice fonts….thanks for sharing

    176. July 15th

      Nice font designs……

    177. July 28th

      good fonts…thanks

    178. August 19th

      fonts are nice thanks for sharing it

    179. dulce
      August 23rd

      gracias!!

    180. September 5th

      really nice man, like a “first aid serif kit” hehe, downloading

    181. Samik
      October 8th

      Thanx a TON… wonderfully archived fonts…. Loved them and u helped me a lot!

    182. February 18th

      You can never have enough fonts!

    183. The fonts are really very beautiful and I sometimes wonder if someone had a handwriting like this, then it would have been simply amazing…..

    184. April 19th
    185. April 22nd

      Very good!! free serif

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    187. June 30th

      Love all the font resources I found here! Thank you very much for sharing them with us.

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    189. abdelouahab
      July 15th

      can i download thos all at once plz ?

    190. Monkir
      September 28th

      Thanks a lot dude! Some of the links are not valid, but the rest.. they are simply gorgeous!

    191. June 23rd

      I love what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve you guys to our blogroll.

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