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Elegant Fonts

(79 submissions) | Jul 19, 2017 (latest edition)

This list contains refined and elegant font faces, ideal to use in all types of formal projects like event invitations, flyers, wedding cards and more.

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  • Deuvetica a typeface created by Polythene Designs, is an elegant handwritting script font with a delicate brush touch. Its sophisticated design achieves impressive visual results for branding, logos, headlines and other instances where you need to give some character and uniqueness to a short text. Includes 1 weight and several glyphs, making it a great selection for a variety of purposes.

  • Ginebra, a Serif font designed by Yai Salinas features slim horizontal lines versus its wider vertical lines, thus achieving a classy and sophisticated look. It’s free for personal and commercial use.

  • Orkney is a geometric typeface conceptualized and designed by Samuel Oakes. The goal in creating the typeface was to have a unique yet functional typeface that can be used for a wide variety of projects on print or screen. Elegant yet practical, the Orkney geometric typeface was released under the SIL Open Font License, so it’s totally free.

  • Decalotype is a multi-purpose, narrow and sturdy sans serif, it includes 14 styles, 7 weights, 7 roman and 7 italics.

  • Avenue is a complete font made for urban environments. It is perfect for advertising, posters and mockups, and it has both uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers and special glyphs. Use for personal and commercial projects.

  • An experimental typeface released to the public but still in development. It is available in Open Type (.OTF) format which is platform independent and can be used on Mac & PC. Certain parameters like kerning, letter spacing and line spacing might have to be tweaked manually.

  • A modern typeface with standard ligatures, featuring 244 glyphs and 69 alternate characters. This is a contemporary typeface, and even though it’s handwritten, it’s elegant as well, making it perfect for signatures, Setta Script comes in OTF & TTF formats.

  • A typeface with a modern touch that can be used for any commercial and personal project. Use it for website design, posters or logos. Designed and released by Philip Fisser, it only comes in TTF format.

  • A very formal font that includes uppercase and lowercase letters. Numbers and punctuations symbols included as well, alongside a wide language support within all the variants from each letter.

  • Affogato is a clear and elegant font focused on reading. It comes in 5 weights, ranging from lighter to bolder. The font includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers and special glyphs. The font is free for personal use.

  • Mixa is a neo-grotesque sans serif typeface that is mixed with a classical handwritten script and has slanted geometric shapes. It uses two faces of the new font family with eight weights, and these can be combined perfectly with a wide list of classical Sans Serif, Slab Serif and Serif typefaces.

  • A professional typeface with 20 weights (characterized by a narrow structure to achieve readability in small sizes). This pack includes light, light italic, extra bold (and extra bold italic weights), and they can be downloaded and used freely on commercial and personal projects.

  • Jitzu is a beautiful multilingual font family crafted by Anthony James that supports 80 languages offering multiple weights in basic and swash styles designed for a large range of uses, editorial, websites, product design, and more.

  • Zwodrei is a typeface created by Lukas Bischoff. It is a modern font perfect for headlines and magazines. Free font just for personal use.

  • Inspired by old styles of previous centuries, sometimes called “Egyptians”. The main objective of Rokkitt is to display attractive headlines, although it could provide an enjoyable experience with longer and smaller texts.

  • Katahdin is a round font for professionals and creatives that only comes as bold in OTF format. It is perfect for headlines and texts that need some kind of highlighting. This font is open source, you can modify it and use it anywhere for personal and commercial projects (GNU License).

  • Calligraffitti by Open Window is an elegant typeface styled as cursive and handwritten, it can be put to good use in personal blogs and informal letters. Apache License Version 2.0.

  • Exodus is a serif typeface with luxurious lines and unique 100 + alternative characters, making it perfect for sets of logos and headings with 6 different styles. Appreciate and enjoy this fantastic font.

  • A calligraphic script font in one style supporting latin script and variants. Includes accented, uppercase and lowercase letters and special characters. It is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, 1.1.

  • Tulia is a neatly designed typeface that features smooth serifs and slightly tilted curves available in 3 different weights for its 280+ characters and glyphs.

  • Bad Script began from a simple six-letter logotype and developed into a separate font, supporting Latin and Cyrillic characters sets. Designed to resemble the designer’s own handwriting, while making it systematic and smooth. 

    SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1

  • Serif type font between old style and neoclassical serifs, stroke with a high contrast thickness. It has a classical and elegant vibe perfect for menus and greeting cards.

  • Friendly and warm appearance with rounded terminals and a slight handwritten look, this font would work well for your branding and advertising projects. You will find 172 ligatures and 649 glyphs in each style, available in six weights.

  • Butler is a free serif typeface inspired by a mix between both Dala Floda & the amazing Bodoni family. The whole Butler family contains a total of 334 characters, it suits many different languages with added glyphs.

  • A sans-serif font design based on the Share family, carrying an interesting design that combines a rigid and corporate-like style with rounded edges, which gives it a nice balance. Developed by Ralph du Carrois.

  • Bonie is a fancy regular width slab font that features nice adorns and curls crafted in a narrow and curve-styled grid available in both uppercase and lowercase with several accents.

  • Genome is a typeface that features an ultra thin, regular-width line and includes several accentuations which make it compatible for plenty of languages.

  • Majesti Banner is an utterly suitable font for large point settings due to its high contrast letterforms and round terminals, it is available as a web font and also in 5 weights with matching italics. Its licence covers personal, educational and non-profit uses.

  • An elegant geometrical sans serif released under the SIL Open Font License, totally readable, which makes it perfect for web environments and professional printed designs. The font has uppercase, lowercase, numbers and especial characters. You can use this font personally and commercially.

  • Ikaros is a professionally looking sans serif typeface, perfect for modern websites which want to keep an elegant appearance. Made by Matt Ellis. It has uppercase and lowercase characters, accents, numerals and additional symbols. A free font for personal and commercial projects.

  • A charmingly stylized font, very elegant and professional. Created by Christian Pannicke, this font is readable and appealing at the same time; comes in OTF format and the free version comes in one weight (regular). Includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers, special characters, and ligatures.

  • Didactic is a beautiful OTF web font created by Tyler Finck. The font is exceptionally crafted, including uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters for a lot of different languages like Danish, Turkish, Icelandic, German, French, Hungarian, Czech and Spanish.

  • Jekyll and Hyde is a really cool and elegant font with two styles. The Jekyll part is a sans serif font that is perfect for headlines and big chunks of text, while the Hyde variation can be used in lots of small texts, being a serif font. It comes in uppercase, lowercase, numbers and glyphs.

  • A beautiful sans serif font with an elegant look which comes in OTF format. It doesn’t look that sharp if you use a simple character but it start looking really elegant once you put it in a big paragraph. It can be used in printed design and web environments.

  • Arcon is a contemporary and elegant sans serif typeface useful for web and printed environments. The OTF font has a complete set of characters, including uppercase, lowercase, numbers and latin glyphs. It only comes as regular and was created by Zarthwork.

  • Blogger Sans is a complete font with 8 weights and two available formats (OTF and TTF) perfect for blogging and personal writing. The font includes uppercase characters, lowercase, numbers and special glyphs. It even has characters for Cyrillic. It is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 No Derivatives, with commercial uses for print and web allowed.

  • Polaris is a simple font with serifs and great readability. It is perfect for blogs, and you can use it in several sizes, it will look great on posters and single blogs. It has uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers and special glyphs. You can download it in OTF and TTF format for free.

  • Moderne is a free font with sharp edges. It is a sans-serif creation that comes as TTF and you can use it in both web and printed design. This font has uppercase, lowercase, numbers and some special characters. It can be used personally or commercially.

  • Puritan Regular is a sans-serif font similar to Helvetica NarrowRoman, however less stretched and very helpful to use in small spaces to achieve great readability. The font comes in OTF format and has 4 variations. It was created by Ben Weiner.

  • Tauri is a standard semi condensed sans-serif typeface, perfect for web environments and printed design. The font is readable, simple to use and clear. It can be used in any size, but it comes in one variation (regular). It comes in TTF format and includes 248 characters. You can use it both commercially and personally.

  • Niconne is a nice example of how we can take inspiration from our favorite designs in order to create new ones. Based on 1925’s Madonna, created by Stephenson Blake which was based on an earlier design named ‘Bernhard Cursive’. Free to use across the Web.

  • A beautiful rounded edge typeface created as uppercase and lowercase. This font includes numbers and some special characters, complemented by three different variations. It fits logos and headlines perfectly. included in a .ttf file.

  • Seymour One is derived from the earlier web font Sigmar One, but the forms have also been influenced by late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British sans-serif typefaces. Seymour One is designed to be used freely across the internet by web browsers. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1

  • Moon is a beautiful sans serif and modern typeface, perfect for both web and printed design. It works as a headline font, available only as an uppercase font complemented with special glyphs. The font can be used freely for personal purposes and it was created by Jack Harvatt.

  • PIER is a simple sans-serif font for using in all kinds of media thanks to its elegance. It comes in OTF format, has uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers and lots of special characters and glyphs, fitting printed design, digital art, and web design perfectly. This font was made by Mathieu Desjardins.

  • Simplifica is a nice typeface that relies on thin shapes to make it look professional as well as modern. This is a complete creation, composed of uppercase, lowercase, special characters and numbers. This font is perfect for both web and printed design, but it works better on web environments.

  • Gidole is an elegant sans-serif font for online presentations or printed purposes. It includes special characters, numbers, uppercase and lowercase. It is a free font that looks elegant anywhere and it was made by Andreas Larsen.

  • A beautiful and elegant typeface perfect for web environments created by designers Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida. It was tailored with the purpose of demonstrating elegance while being modern. The font includes various styles, uppercase and lowercase variants, special characters and numbers. It is a free font, and personal and commercial uses are allowed.

  • The Azedo font is a compelling creation for web and printed projects. It comes in 2 different font sizes: bold and light, and it only has uppercase characters, which makes it great for headlines and small phrases in posters and flyers.

  • The digital version of polish Paneuropa font after modifications. It is a simple but very beautiful sans-serif font for any kind of use. It includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and special characters, elegantly arranged and useful for web, apps and print design.

    it is free to download and test, and it was created by Bartek Bojarczuk.

  • Vinta is a serif font with a venetian style. It was inspired by the old way fonts were printed using hot metal, making the font appear old and corrugated. Vinta is based on the Humanist Serif open font that you can find on Google.

  • The Aqua Grotesque is a compelling typeface with an elegant style and nice sharp shapes. It is a sans-serif creation that includes both uppercase and lowercase characters, as well as numeric glyphs.

    This typeface can be used in elegant posters and advertising, complemented with dark colors and imagery so it delivers a powerful impact on the viewer. It was created by Laura Pol and it’s free to download.

  • Jaapokki is a beautiful and complete font face, perfectly readable and ready to be used in any website or mobile app. It includes both uppercase and lowercase, as well as numbers and many more glyphs. It is a font that works for headlines and paragraph texts, but it looks a bit strange thanks to its spacing.

    This font was created by Mikko Nuuttila, and you can download it for free.

  • Wire One is a condensed monoline sans, with modular-based characters flavored with a sense of art nouveau. At display sizes, it reveals its tiny dot terminals to create a sharp mood in headlines. It is recommended to adjust letter-spacing for 30px sizes. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • Tangerine is a calligraphy font inspired by many italic chancery hands from the 16-17th century. Its tall ascender, the most distinct characteristic of this type, takes a wide line space between lines, providing a graceful texture. It is generally advisable to use Tangerine for a title or short text at large size because of the short height of lowercase letters.

  • Stalemate is a script of vintage origins with a rather modern flair. This script exudes a carefree attitude and makes a bold statement in any design. Designed by Jim Lyles for Astigmatic (AOETI), it has an SIL Open Font License, version 1.1.

  • The Romanesco typeface is a refined, semi-bold and narrow handcrafted calligraphic style. It contains stabbing strokes that nod to historical styles, and with modern flair leaning towards the current, Romanesco lends itself to a wide array of stylistic uses for a narrow typestyle. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • An audacious font face in TTF format with details of Art Deco and constructivism with a geometric grotesque look. It has only one variation, and it includes uppercase, lowercase, special characters and numbers. It serves well on big projects such as logos and t-shirts or to headline texts in websites.

  • Pinyon Script is a rounded hand script style font which has better legibility in medium to large sizes. It includes accented letters to support several languages, also special characters and numbers. SIL Open Font License 1.1.

  • Formal scripts provide elegance and seriousness, which is why they are widely used in printed formats around the globe. However, their qualities don’t make them ideal for Web use and this is where this font comes in. It features nice spacing and strong lines, it comes as TTF and its license is the SIL Open Font License, 1.1.

  • An interesting connected script, based on a 1960s lingerie ad. It tries to distance itself from a more formal look by integrating a bit of irregularity and bounce to its design. Useful for a wide array of situations.

  • PT Serif is the second pan-Cyrillic font family developed for the project “Public Types of the Russian Federation.” The first family of the project. PT Serif is a traditional serif typeface with humanistic terminals. It is designed for use together with PT Sans and is harmonized across metrics, proportions, weights and design.  SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1

  • Monsieur la Doulaise is an elegant script in one style that supports latin scripting. It also includes upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Its license: SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

  • Lancelot is a new ornate serif type based on French traditions. It has two sets of capitals: swash and classical. It is perfect to use for newspaper, magazines and books. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • An elegant calligraphic script, featuring smooth connectors and classic, formal shapes. Italianno provides a fantastic style for invitations and formal writing. The font comes in TTF format, can be used as a web font and it’s available under the SIL Open Font License 1.1.

  • Italiana was designed for use in the headlines of newspapers and magazines. Italiana is inspired by the calligraphy of the Italian masters, being suitable for design solutions that require elegance and sophistication. It was conceived with modern proportions that make it great for economical typesetting both on paper and screen. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1

  • Great Vibes is a script font in one style including an extended alphabet uppercase, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. The font is a Unicode typeface that supports languages that use the Latin script and its variants, and could be expanded to support other scripts.

  • The Gentium Basic font family is based on the original Gentium design, but with additional weights. The family comes with a full regular, bold, italic and bold italic set fonts. In particular, this font does not support extended latin IPA, complete support for Central European languages, Greek and Cyrillic. It’s licensed under the SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1

  • Forum has antique, classic “Roman” proportions. It can be used to set body texts, and it also works well in titles and headlines. It is truly multilingual, with glyphs for central and eastern Europe, Baltics, Cyrillic and Asian Cyrillic communities. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • Felipa is a carefully written calligraphic font based on traditional Italian chancery cursive, though reinterpreted with a contemporary feeling. It license is the SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE, version 1.1.

  • Federant revives the Reklameschrift typeface Feder Antiqua by Otto Ludwig Nägele (1911). The main challenge of designing a modern interpretation was to balance between applying visual corrections for overall consistency, staying close to the source. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • Dynalight is a vintage high-speed script best suited for medium to large sizes. It is composed of an extended alphabet in uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers. The font has an SIL Open Font License, 1.1 and comes in a TTF file.

  • Cinzel is a typeface inspired in first-century roman inscriptions and it’s based on classical proportions. However it’s not a simple revivalism since it conveys all the ancient history of the latin alphabet. It also merges a contemporary feel onto it. The font has a SIL open font version 1.1.

  • Bentham is characterised by expressive flowing and bulging curves, mannered awkwardness and the bobbles on the terminals of its characters. Bentham is a half-way design; it’s true neither to the tye produced during the nineteeth century, nor to the leterforms of cartographers, stonecutters or engravers. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • Armanta provides a familiar design and includes a few soft touches of its own, creating a comfortable reading experience for the visitors and working in a wide variety of sizes. Its design features low contrast and a sans-serif text face.

  • Antic Didone was designed for use in the headlines of newspaper and magazines. It complements the Sans and Didone versions, giving the designers the freedom to create rhythmic and dynamic typography using all three families in the type system. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • The Anaheim font family is a free font family designed to be used across the internet by web browsers on desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices. All source files for this font family are hosted at GitHub. SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1.

  • Abel was initially conceived as a font for newspaper headlines and posters, but it is also useful for Web writing. It contains sufficient flair to be attractive in bigger sizes and a comfortable design to read in smaller and longer texts.

  • An important resource for kids, ABeeZee helps children understand writing thanks to its definite shapes, while  the italics style reminds students of the changing nature of writing and encourages them to develop their own handwriting.

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3 comments for Elegant Fonts
  • Beautiful, Thanks!
    Reply · | 2015-07-25T09:31:14+0000
  • Wow! A very nice selection of freebie fonts. Very cool.
    Reply · | 2015-06-25T19:17:05+0000
    • Glad you like them. If you know more fonts suited for this list be sure to suggest it :)
      Reply · | 2015-07-01T10:23:07+0000
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