Free Downloadable Fonts
Welcome to FontRiver! FontRiver's goal is to provide our visitors with free downloadable fonts and dingbats for both Windows and Mac. This includes offering useful content, easy font finding features and a huge selection of original typefaces and font families organized by categories. All fonts can be downloaded for free, certain usage restrictions may apply in respect to the different font licenses. Please be careful if you will use them in commercial projects because some of them are not free for commercial use. Have a great time browsing these pages and remember to tell everyone you know about us!
Latest Blog Posts
Show and Tell: A Practical Look at Choosing Type
Robbie Manson opens his portfolio and shows us how he settled on one project's lovably chubby typeface.
Let's look at how that approach plays out using a little logotype project I did at FreeAgent last year called Earnest.
Type Trends: The 'Lock-Up' Type Look
I'm fortunate to be in the field of typography that I love surrounded by colleagues whom I admire. I'm constantly learning from the "shop talk" conversations that happen at type conferences, on Twitter and via e-mail. I met Tiffany Wardle de Sousa at the University of Reading 15 years ago when we were both working toward our masters degrees in typography and graphic communication, and we've remained close ever since. This is the second in a series of conversations about typography in design, where Tiffany and I look at current type trends, and give them a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.
50 Things They Never Taught You At Design School
This collaborative project between me and London based illustrator chum Tim Miness was originally a commission for Digital Arts magazine. We were asked to produce a piece of typography based around the quote '50 things they never taught you at design school'. The catch was that the work was for a tutorial and had to be created using Photoshop CS6's new 3D tools. It is always great to work for Digital Arts and as much as Photoshops 3D features have improved in CS6 I wasn't completely happy with the final piece, knowing how much further I could take it with Cinema 4D.
ScreenFonts: Bullet In The Head, Side Effects, Beautiful Creatures, Safe Haven
I guess The Rolling Stones were right. For most episodes of ScreenFonts every single request for a micro-interview is honoured. This time however the two studios I contacted for extra information about their posters initially agreed, but eventually never replied. I guess when you're busy creating new artwork you have little time for answering a question or two about previous artwork. But even without information coming straight from the horse's mouth there's still more than enough goodies to be discovered in this instalment.
Preview All Your Fonts At Once With Flipping Typical
Depending on how much design work you've done, and what kind of software you're using, you probably have some idea of which fonts you have installed and what they look like. If you don't, there's a wonderfully simple Web app called Flipping Typical that gives you a WYSIWYG heads up of all of them at once.