As a graphic designer (and blogger), I’m a huge typography nerd. Huuuuge. I even have a Pinterest board for my font wishlist. And in my neverending quest for awesome new fonts, I’ve found some awesome ones that are available for free! Free is always nice. (However, if you do find a typeface you love that is not free, please respect the artist/creator and purchase it rather than trying to obtain it illegally).
These are just a few of my favorites that are available for free:
Cantabile is a really unique serif font that can be used for a lot of things, from formal to casual.
Learning Curve is a really beautiful script font that’s elegant without being over the top and heavy on swashes. It’s probably one of my favorite free script fonts.
Lobster is definitely the most popular free script font out there, and rightly so; it can be used for a ton of different things and still look elegant, polished and fun.
Nilland is a great slab serif that’s similar to Rockwell (which comes standard on most PCs) but just different enough to be interesting (and it’s a little thinner).
Sail is a really nice script that I discovered fairly recently and haven’t used a ton yet, but I love the detail on it.
If you’re looking for more free fonts, here are some great resources:
Font Squirrel—all free fonts
DaFont—probably the most popular free font source, but be careful about what you download from here, as I have heard of people getting viruses (or at the very least subpar fonts) from this site.
Abduzeedo—this is a great design website that features a lot of different tutorials and every Friday they post three “Fresh Free Fonts“.