40 Trendy Free Fonts for Commercial Use in 2021

The Best and Trendy Free Fonts in 2021

1. Trento

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Trento

We’ll start with a universal luxury, free font that highlights elegance and quality without disrupting the readability. The font is minimalistic and ideal for branding, especially for packaging design, greeting cards, wedding invitations, and magazines. It will also suit your social media posts in 2021 if you’re in the fashion industry.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Unblast
  • Included Fonts: Trento Typeface
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

2. Forum

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Forum

With antique classic Roman proportions, web-safe free Google font Forum Regular works well with smaller body texts. The font is multilingual and offers glyphs for Cyrillic and Asian Cyrillic communities as well.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Denis Masharov
  • Included Fonts: Forum Regular
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

3. Shamery

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Shamery

Another free luxurious serif font you would like in your collection in 2021. It’s perfect for corporate design, magazines, publishing, book titles, and product packaging. Shamery works better for headlines.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Shadya Emery
  • Included Fonts: Shamery
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

4. Alegreya

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Alegreya

This one is a classic. Alegreya is a very popular choice and one of 53 “Fonts of the Decade” at the ATypI Letter2 competition in 2011. The free font family was originally intended for literature as its design is dynamic and perfect for reading long texts.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed byJuan Pablo del Peral, Huerta Tipográfica
  • Included Fonts: Alegreya Regular, Alegreya Alegreya Italic, Alegreya Medium, Alegreya Medium Italic, Alegreya Semi bold, Alegreya Semi Bold Italic, Alegreya Bold, Alegreya Bold Italic, Alegreya Black, Alegreya Black Italic
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

5. Leiko

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Leiko

The next free font is a versatile serif Leko Regular. It has soft smooth curves and good contrast, which makes it perfect for monograms, logotype, headlines, and editorial designs in 2021.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Veres Anikó
  • Included Fonts: Leiko Regular
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

6. Chromate

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Chromate

Chromate is a free modern trendy serif for advertising, packaging, branding, logotype, and editorial design in 2021. It gives an amazing contrast when paired with simpler sans serif thin and light fonts.

  • Type: Display, Serif
  • Designed by: Unblast
  • Included Fonts: Chromate Regular
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

7. Mazius

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Mazius

Mazius is a free high-contrasting serif typeface with three fonts: regular, italic, and extra italic. With its strong calligraphic feel, it makes sleek and expressive headlines in 2021.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Sara Lavazza
  • Included Fonts: Mazius Regular, Mazius Italic, Mazium Extra Italic
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Open Font License

8. Butler

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Butler

The inspiration for Butler comes from a mix between Dala Floda and Bodoni family. Free font great for posters, big titles, and books, it’s a typeface with high contrast that brings modernism to serif fonts.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed by: Fabian De Smet
  • Included Fonts: Butler Regular, Butler Ultra Light, Butler Light, Butler Medium, Butler Bold, Butler Extra Bold, Butler Black
  • Files: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

9. Aleo

Free Commercial Fonts in 2021: Aleo

This is a free contemporary typeface and also a natural companion to Lato. With a sleek structure and semi-rounded details, Aleo has a strong personality and very high readability.

  • Type: Serif
  • Designed byAlessio Laiso, Kevin Conroy
  • Included Fonts: Aleo Regular, Aleo Italic, Aleo Light, Aleo Light Italic, Aleo Bold, Aleo Bold Italic
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

Free Sans Serif Fonts

In this section, we’ve gathered 15 sans serif fonts for universal use in modern graphic and web design.

10. Bebas Kai 

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Bebas Kai

Stylish and modern free sans serif by Dharma Type that you can use for commercial purposes. It’s a trendy font with high readability and it’s perfect for branding in 2021.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Ryoichi Tsunekawa, Dharma Type
  • Included fonts: BebasKai
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Open Font License

11. Millimetre

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Millimetre

Millimetre is a free font family constructed on a grid based on the metric system which explains the name. It supports 17 languages.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Jérémy Landes
  • Included Fonts: Milimetre Regular, Milimetre Bold
  • Files: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
  • License: Open Font License

12. Manrope

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Manrope

This open-source sans serif font family consists of 7 modern highly readable fonts for your web design projects in 2021.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Mikhail Sharanda
  • Included Fonts: Manrope Regular, Manrope Extra Light, Manrope Light, Manrope Medium, Manrope Semi Bold, Manrope Bold, Manrope Extra Bold
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

13. Work Sans

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Work Sans

Work Sans is a very trendy beautiful modern sans serif font family of 17 fonts, the mediums of which are optimized for on-screen text usage at medium sizes, but also suitable for print. After 2020, Work Sans is a variable font family.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Wei Huang
  • Included Fonts: Work Sans Regular, Work Sans Italic, Work Sans Thin, Work Sans Thin Italic, Work Sans Extra Light, Work Sans Extra Light Italic, Work Sans Light, Work Sans Light Italic, Work Sans Medium, Work Sans Medium Italic, Work Sans  Semi Bold, Work Sans Semi Bold Italic, Work Sans Bold, Work Sans Bold Italic, Work Sans Extra Bold, Work Sans Extra Bold Italic, Work Sans Black, Work Sans Black Italic
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

14. Coda

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Coda

Coda is a free sans serif and is meant to be used in large sizes for big bold titles and complemented with a regular. It offers a heavy 800 extra-bold style for a bigger impact.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Vernon Adams
  • Included Fonts: Coda Regular, Coda Extra Bold
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

15. Coconat 

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Coconat

Coconat comes in two styles: regular with fair proportions, and a very expressive fat and proud display-only bold version. The non-conventional type family already gives you the perfect combo in 2021.

  • Type: Sans Serif, Display
  • Designed by: Collletttivo
  • Included Fonts: Coconat Regular, Coconat Bold
  • Files: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
  • License: Open Font License

16. Orkney

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Orkney

A free modern geometric typeface with a unique structure and the purpose to suit a huge variety of projects on screen and on print.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Hanken Design Co.
  • Included Fonts: Orkney Regular, Orkney Light, Orkney Medium, Orkney Bold
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Open Font License

17. Modernist

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Modernist

We can’t claim to gather the best modern and trendy fonts if we don’t include something minimalistic. So here’s Modernist. This a very clean minimalistic typeface that aims to be the free modern simpler Helvetica, perfect for the digital age.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Sean Kane
  • Included Fonts: Sk Modernist Regular, Sk Modernist Mono, Sk Modernist Bold
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

18. Floane

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Floane

Speaking of trends, Floane has a fair share of usage and recommendation by graphic design blogs on Instagram in 2021. It’s a very elegant free sans serif typeface in 4 styles that easily capture attention.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: dalerms
  • Included Fonts: Floane Regular, Floane Regular Italic, Floane Bold, Floane Bold Italic
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

19. Peace Sans

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Peace Sans

Elegance aside, sometimes what a design truly needs is to make a big bold statement. And this is where Peace Sans jumps into action to make an impact in 2021.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Sergey Ryadovoy, Jovanny Lemonad
  • Included Fonts: Peace Sans
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Open Font License

20. Mosk

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Mosk

Elegance or boldness? This free font has both. From noble and clean minimalistic thin 100 to extra-strong ultra-bold 900. The brilliance is in the simplicity.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Iulian Maftei
  • Included Fonts: Mosk Normal, Mosk Thin, Mosk Extra Light, Mosk Light, Mosk Medium, Mosk Semi Bold, Mosk Bold, Mosk Extra Bold, Mosk Ultra Bold
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

21. Resotho Extralight

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Resotho Extra Light

Can’t fail to include some futurism. Resotho is a very high-end geometric sans serif that comes in 18 styles. Fortunately, there’s a free version for personal and commercial that includes one of them: Resotho Extralight.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: gluk
  • Included Fonts: Resotho Extralight
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Open Font License

22. Coco

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Coco

Elegant and luxurious, Coco is a brilliantly designed free font family of 8 styles we truly recommend for fashion lovers and aesthetic blogs. A real treat for designers, photographers, and models in 2021.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Hendrick Rolandez
  • Included Fonts: Coco Regular, Coco Italic, Coco Condensed, Coco Condensed Italic, Coco Bold, Coco Bold Italic, Coco Bold Condensed, Coco Bold Condensed Italic
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Freeware

23. Bebas Neue

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Bebas Neue

More Bebas by Dharma, this time in 6 different weights. Bebas Neue sans serif family sees some significant growth in popularity in 2021 as the Helvetica of the free fonts, offering clean style and elegant shapes for web, print, art, and commerce.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Dharma Type
  • Included Fonts: Bebas Neue, Bebas Neue Regular, Bebas Neue Thin, Bebas Neue Light, Bebas Neue Book, Bebas Neue Bold
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Open Font License

24. Monument Valley

Royalty Free Sans Serif: Monument Valley

So far Monument Valley lacks numbers and punctuation, except for comma, and expects future updates. The free font is thin, tall, clean, and modern and is designed with headlines in mind.

  • Type: Sans Serif
  • Designed by: turbocass
  • Included Fonts: Monument Valley
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Freeware

Free Script Fonts

Many projects need stylish handwriting taste, so this is where signature scripts come in. They are amazing for personal branding, letters, photography watermarks, social media, and luxurious product packaging. Fortunately, there are stunning and tasteful signature script fonts that are also free for personal and commercial use. So let’s see the most popular ones amongst designers in 2021.

25. Nalika Signature

Free Script Fonts: Nalika Signature

If you love signature scripts as much as we do, you will fall for this stylish gorgeous font. Nalika is amazing for offering the same high-end expensive feel of the premium fonts, but doing that for free.

  • Type: Script
  • Designed by: Haris Prawoto
  • Included Fonts: Nalika Signature
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

26. England

Free Script Fonts: England

Modern classy free signature script with a one-of-a-kind feel.  A great addition to any designer’s collection in 2021.

  • Type: Script
  • Designed by: Aqeela studio
  • Included Fonts: England Script
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

27. Bandara Signature

Free Script Fonts: Bandara

Bandara is another great choice for a free natural handwritten script font for a personal touch in your projects.

  • Type: Script
  • Designed by: Haris Prawoto
  • Included Fonts: Bandara Signature
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

28. High Summit

Free Script Fonts: High Summit

More free signature script with good readability is High Summit, charged with an elegant flow.

  • Type: Script
  • Designed by: ALPHA BETA Design Studio
  • Included Fonts: High Summit
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

29. Barista

Free Script Fonts: Barista

The last one for the script section is a free modern handwriting calligraphy font with distinctive features and a beautiful feminine style. It has cut-off shapes that make the typography look like a rope.

  • Type: Script
  • Designed by: Hendra Pratama
  • Included Fonts: Barista Script
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

Free Display Fonts

And last, the bold, impactful display fonts that can turn a good design into a great one.

31. Cinzel Decorative

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Cinzel

Inspired by the first-century Roman inscription, Cinzel gives a twist to the classical proportions of the Latin alphabet and makes it more contemporary.

  • Type: Display Font
  • Designed by: Natanael Gama
  • Included Fonts: Cinzel Decorative Regular, Cinzel Decorative Bold, Cinzel Decorative Black
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

32. Bioweapon

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Bioweapon

According to the author’s note, the font was “inspired by ancient events that will never be forgotten, and these events were marked by bioweapons”. It’s free for personal and commercial use font, courtesy of Lucas Felipe who shared it on Behance. Bioweapon’s dystopian dark future style would be very impactful in any design that requires post-apocalyptic aesthetics in 2021.

  • Type: Display Font
  • Designed by: Lucas Felipe
  • Included Fonts: Bioweapon
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

33. Misto

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Misto

Misto means “city” in Ukrainian and it was designed with Slavutych city in mind and heart. The designer shares more about their inspiration for the font, mentioning Slavutych is the youngest city in Ukraine, only 32 years old, receiving its life after the Chernobyl explosion. It was built like a utopia, the city of dreams with unique-post modernist architecture and tall pine trees. Misto conveys that vintage, yet modern Slavic aesthetics and brings it in 2021.

  • Type: Display Font
  • Designed by: Katerina Korolevtseva
  • Included Fonts: Misto
  • Files: OTF, TTF, WOFF, WOFF2
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

34. Maragsâ

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Maragsa

A very special free semi-serif display font, Maragsa owes its design to one of the accent marks of Filipino words (the pakupyâ accent). It’s a personal project that the author shares alongside the story of the font.

  • Type: Display
  • Designed by: John David Maza
  • Included Fonts: Maragsa Display
  • Files: OTF, WOFF, WOFF2
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use for (1) User

35. Streetwear

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Streetwear

The next free display font is Streetwear that owns the gimmick of a 1960s and 1970s fashion and sport typeface. It’s bold and retro, ideal for logos, posters, packaging, t-shirts, and branding in 2021.

  • Type: Display
  • Designed by: Artimasa
  • Included Fonts: Streetwear
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

36. Nimitz

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Nimitz

This free all-caps retro font is inspired by vintage liquor labels and posters and comes in 3 styles.

  • Type: Display, Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Bart Wesolek
  • Included Fonts: Nimitz Clean, Nimitz Rough, Nimitz Textured
  • Files: OTF, TTF
  • License: Free for Personal and Commercial Use

37. Kilogram

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Kilogram

Since retro is the new modern, why not another 1970s aesthetic font? According to the designer, the free bold Kilogram was based on Anagram, that by the way, also happens to be free for commercial use.

  • Type: Display
  • Designed by: KalleGraphics
  • Included Fonts: Kilogram
  • Files: OTF
  • License: Open Font License

38. Orbitron

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Orbitron

Orbitron is a SciFi futuristic free geometric typeface that would suit spaceship exterior, monopolistic corporate branding, space uniforms, and pretty awesome designs in general in 2021.

  • Type: Display, Sans Serif
  • Designed by: Matt McInerney
  • Included Fonts: Orbitron Light, Orbitron Medium, Orbitron Bold, Orbitron Black
  • Files: OTF, TTF, WOFF
  • License: Freeware

39. Facon

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Facon

With sports brands in mind, Facon is a very impressive free display font with diagonal cuts across the included all caps letters, numbers, and symbols.

  • Type: Display
  • Designed by: Alejo Bergmann
  • Included Fonts: Facon
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Open Font License

40. Hacked

GraphicMama Hand-Picked Display Free Fonts: Hacked

Hacked is a free recreation of the Watch Dogs logo by Ubisoft with a very awesome glitch effect across the letters and numbers.  Creative Commons Attribution license means you can use the font for commercial projects, however, you have to credit the font and its author.

  • Type: Display
  • Designed by: DavidLibeau
  • Included Fonts: Hacked
  • Files: TTF
  • License: Creative Commons (by) Attribution

Final Words

These were the 40 handpicked trendy free commercial fonts you can use for your designs and social media posts in 2021. As usual, although the fonts are available for personal and commercial use free of charge, always make sure to read the license documents for possible limitations.

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Al is an illustrator at GraphicMama with out-of-the-box thinking and a passion for anything creative. In her free time, you will see her drooling over tattoo art, Manga, and horror movies.

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    These are really very helpful.

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