I love designing website, but it always gets tricky when a client doesn’t have a brand but needs the perfect font. When it comes to branding and marketing any business, choosing the right fonts can make all the difference. The right font can help you stand out, or convey exact tone you want to deliver. It can even make your message more readable and impactful. But with so many fonts out there, how do you know which ones are okay for commercial use? In other words, which fonts are okay to use on your products or services that could potentially be earning you cash?
The good news is that there are plenty of free fonts out there that are perfectly okay for commercial use.
Here are five of my favorites:
1. Playfair Display by Claus Eggers Sørensen
When a client says elegant and classy, I give them this OG. Playfair Display is a serif font that’s highly readable and elegant. It’s ideal for headlines and titles, and comes in several different weights and styles. If you’re looking to convey a touch of elegance and sophistication, Playfair Display is a great choice.
2. Fraunces by Undercase Type
Fraunces is a serif font that was inspired by the early American typefaces of the 18th century. It has a vintage and sophisticated feel and is perfect for use in logos, headlines, and other design projects. Fraunces comes in 9 different styles, including regular, italic, bold, and bold italic.
3. Mazius Display by Alberto Casagrande
Mazius Display is a typographic family created as final project of a type design class i took in early 2017. It consists of a regular weight and two italics: a simpler italic style, intended for a wider usage, and a sharper extra italic style, instructed by calligraphic hands and enriched by titling caps, alternates and ligatures.
4. Quentin by GetStudio
When a client says, I need a little something with script, Quentin is one of my favorite fonts to use and is free for commercial use. This typeface is perfect for any project that needs a little personal touch. It has a distinctive thick and thin stroke style that makes it look almost painted.
5. Poppins by Indian Type Foundry
If you haven’t heard of this font, you are missing out. Poppins is just about on every designer’s fav list. Poppins is a geometric sans-serif font that is great for a variety of design projects. It’s available in various weights and styles, making it perfect for headings, body text, and other design elements.
The best part? All of these fonts are available for free commercial use! So, you can use them in your branding, marketing materials, and website design without worrying about any legal issues.
Let’s Sum it all up
When using these fonts, it’s important to keep in mind that they may not work for every project or every brand. It’s always a good idea to test out different fonts and see which ones work best for your specific needs. Also, make sure to use these fonts responsibly and appropriately. If you’re unsure about the legal use of a font, it’s always a good idea to double-check the licensing terms and conditions.
Choosing the right font for your branding and marketing materials can be a daunting task, but with these free fonts that are perfectly okay for commercial use, you can create stunning and impactful designs without any legal issues. So, go ahead and experiment with these fonts and see which ones work best for your business. Happy designing!