Top Google Fonts

Last updated on November 12, 2016 by TemplateMag No comments

Good Fonts is an open source project that offers great looking fonts for free. With more than 600 fonts in the library, and growing, it can be difficult to pick out the best ones.

The right typeface can make an ordinary website look amazing. While searching for the right fonts for some of our own design projects, we came across a number of beautiful fonts and we thought to share them with you.

Alegreya

Alegreya is a typeface that was originally created for literature, which makes it a great font choice for writing and reading long texts.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Alegreya Font

Arvo

A slab serif typeface that looks fantastic on screen and print. The family includes 4 cuts: Roman, Italic, Roman Bold, Bold Italic.

Best Use: Headings

Arvo Font

Bitter

Bitter is a contemporary slab serif typeface that’s specially designed for comfortable reading on any computer screen or mobile devices.

Best Use: Headings

Bitter Font

Bree Serif

With a polished modern look, Bree Serif became an instant hit for its versatility. It works well with headlines in print and screen mediums.

Best Use: Headings

Bree-Serif-Font

Cabin

Cabin has been described as humanist sans typeface that incorporates a touch a modernism, while maintaining a personality of its own.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Cabin Font

Courgette

A medium brushy italic script that resembles hand written text. Surprisingly, it works well with even smaller displays.

Best Use: Headings

Courgette Font

Coustard

Coustard is a display and text serif webfont designed to be used freely across the web.

Best Use: Headings

Coustard Font

Cutive

Based on a number of classic typewriter typefaces, it has re-emerged as a web font that’s great for adding character to body texts.

Best Use: Headings

Cutive Font

Domine

Domine is a perfect choice for newspapers or magazines websites, where text is the main focus.

Best Use: Body

Domine Font

Dosis

Dosis is a tall and rounded sans-serif type family that’s ideal for headlines. It originally started with extra Extra Light style and soon expanded into a complete set of weights.

Best Use: Headings

Dosis Font

Droid Sans

Droid Sans was made for comfortable reading on a mobile handset in menus, web browser, and other screen text.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Droid-Sans Font

Droid Serif

Droid Serif was developed to be used on Android devices and it soon became a crowd favourite.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Droid-Serif Font

Goudy Bookletter 1911

A moderately rough text face that gives character to texts written in long form.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Goudy-Bookletter-1911 Font

Josefin Slab

Josefin Slab combines Letter Gothic typeface with typewriter style attributes.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Josefin-Slab Font

Lato

“Lato” means “Summer” in Polish. With its semi-rounded details of the letters give Lato a feeling of warmth, it lives up to its name.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Lato Font

Lily Script One

Lily Script One is soft, but presents clear shapes with romantic connotations. Its bold personality make it well-suited for charming looking headlines.

Best Use: Headings

Lily-Script-One Font

Lobster

Lobster is a bold script typeface with numerous hand-lettered ligature options.

Best Use: Headings

Lobster Font

Lobster Two

With a massive success found through the original Lobster typeface, Impallari decided to release a second (improved) version called Lobster Two, which unlike the original Lobster comes with 4 style families.

Best Use: Headings

Lobster-Two Font

Lora

Lora is optimized for screen appearance, and works equally well in print. It’s perfect for writing long story or an essay.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Lora Font

Merriweather

Merriweather was designed to be a text face that is pleasant to read on screens.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Merriweather Font

Montserrat

One of the most used fonts by designers for presenting strong headlines. Looks especially great in all uppercase.

Best Use: Headings

Montserrat Font

Noto Sans

Similar to Open Sans, Noto Sans helps to make the web just a little bit more beautiful.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Noto-Sans Font

Open Sans

Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface that’s used by some of the biggest brands including Google.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Open-Sans Font

Oswald

Those with keen eyes would have noticed that Oswald bares much resemblance to Bebas Neue in many ways. Oswald is a tall and narrow font that’s ideal for headings.

Best Use: Headings

Oswald Font

Overlock

Overlock typeface family is great for titles and short texts in magazine style layouts.

Best Use: Headings

Overlock Font

Oxygen

Oxygen works well in all graphical user interfaces, desktops and devices.

Best Use: Body

Oxygen Font

Pacifico

Beautiful, but one of the most overused scripted fonts for logo and poster designs.

Best Use: Headings

Pacifico Font

Patua One

Patua One is a slab serif type that’s designed for use in small screen displays.

Best Use: Headings

Patua-One Font

Playfair Display

Playfair Display is well suited for titling and long text.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Playfair-Display Font

Poiret One

Poiret One is a unique typeface with light forms and pure elegance. Sleek and simple.

Best Use: Headings

Poiret-One Font

Poly

Poly is a serif font that can increase the number of letters on a single line.

Best Use: Heading and Body

Poly Font

PT Sans

PT Sans is based on Russian sans serif types, but processes distinctive characteristics of contemporary humanistic designs.

Best Use: Headings and Body

PT-Sans Font

Quicksand

Quicksand is a rounded display sans serif typeface.

Best Use: Headings

Quicksand Font

Raleway

Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Raleway Font

Roboto

Roboto was initially introduced as font for the Android UI, but it has advanced as a web font since then.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Roboto Font

Roboto Slab

Roboto Slab was created to be used alongside the sans-serif version of Roboto.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Roboto-Slab Font

Rokkitt

Rokkitt is designed specifically as a display font for headlines.

Best Use: Headings

Rokkitt Font

Source Sans Pro

Adobe’s first open source typeface family, and one of the commonly preferred replacements for Open Sans.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Source-Sans-Pro Font

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Font Family, sans-serif by nature, was created to enable the personality of Ubuntu OS.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Ubuntu Font

Varela Round

One of few round fonts that looks great in large and small sizes.

Best Use: Headings

Varela-Round Font

Vollkorn

Vollkorn was intended to be a quiet, modest, and well working text face for bread and butter use.

Best Use: Headings and Body

Vollkorn Font

Yanone Kaffeesatz

Yanone Kaffeesatz is a bold typeface that’s reminiscent of 1920s coffee house typography.

Best Use: Headings

Yanone-Kaffeesatz Font

Did we miss any other great Google Fonts? Let us know.

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