10 Free Snazzy, Sleek, and Spiky Serifs on Google Fonts
Founder & Lead Coach
24th June 2021
Image credit: Jackie Zhao
With so many interesting serifs available for free on Google Fonts, why be boring?
In this post, we’re sharing 10 of our favourite free serif typefaces. They’re not all suitable for use in long passages of body text, but each one of them could spice up some lettering or logos in your next project. Enjoy!
1. Della Respira
Designer: Nathan Willis
Description: Della Respira is a revival of the 1913 Della Robbia typeface by American Type Founders, based on T.M. Cleland’s typeface of the same name.
Designer: Aoife Mooney
Description: BioRhyme has two widths — a normal family and an expanded family. Each family contains five weights, and both are intended for use at large and medium text sizes.
Designer: Alejandra Rodriguez
Description: Montaga is an Old Style font, inspired by Venetian calligraphy.
Designers: Nick Shinn, Liron Lavi Turkenic (Hebrew script)
Description: Bellefair is a beautiful serif with exaggerated ascenders and a low x-height. This makes it more suitable for display use than for extended reading at small sizes.
Designer: Dario Manuel Muhafara
Description: Based on copperplate lettering, Balthazar is intricate enough for display use, while its x-height and overall clarity also make it suitable for body text.
6. Hepta Slab
Designer: Mike LaGattuta
Description: Hepta Slab is a slab-serif revival based on specimens of antique genre types. The light and heavy weights are suitable for display use, and the middle weights are suitable for body text.
Designers: Ksenia Erulevich, Cyreal
Description: Alice is a friendly, eccentric serif inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”.
Description: Marcellus is a flared serif with great visual clarity, making it suitable for both print and screen.
Designer: Catharsis Fonts (Christian Thalmann)
Description: Influenced by Garamond, Cormorant is a display serif with many different styles and weights.
Designer: Impallari Type (Pablo Impallari)
Description: Quattrocento is a Roman typeface with wide, open letterforms, and a large x-height. Suitable for both body text and display use.
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