20 Amazing Free Fonts for Headlines
Fonts and typography are critical aspects of graphic design, and most designers can never have too many quality fonts in their arsenal. Using the right font for a headline or title can also help to make it stand out and grab the reader’s attention. In this article, we’ll showcase a collection of 20 free headline fonts that are excellent options.
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Next time you need to design a bold headline that will capture the interest of readers, consider using one of these free fonts.
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Download a demo version of this awesome font for free. If you’re looking for a bold sans serif, it’s an excellent choice.
Light and Bold weights are available as a free download.
Visage is an all-caps sans serif font with regular and bold variations. The bold font is perfect for titles. This font is free if you have an Envato Elements subscription.
Roquen is an awesome bold sans typeface. Although it is shown in all caps in the preview below, lowercase letters are also included. It is free for Envato Elements members.
Nevis can be downloaded for free and it holds special importance to us as it was the font used for the original Designthien logo.
The 500 weight of Museo Slab is available as a free download.
The Sirens is a beautiful and unique font that is sure to stand out. Each lowercase letter comes with up to three alternates, giving you plenty of possibilities to experiment and create amazing results. The Sirens can be downloaded for free by Envato Elements subscribers.
Bebas Neue is a popular all caps from that comes in five different weights. The regular and bold weights are especially useful for headlines and titles.
League Gothic is based on Alternatie Gothic #1, which was designed way back in 1903. This open-source font is a popular choice.
League Spartan is one of my personal favorites. Although it comes in uppercase and lowercase, I like it best for titles in all caps.
If you’re looking for a free slab serif font, Aleo is a great choice.
Elmoder bold is a bit different from most of the other fonts on this list, but it’s still a great choice for your headlines. You can download Elmoder Bold if you have an Envato Elements subscription.
Download a demo version of Lovelo for free.
Promesh is an athletically-inspired font that is ideal in the right situation.
Verb is an awesome and versatile font family, and you can download Verb Black for free. This bold font also works well in all caps.
You can download four variations of Intro for free.
Archie is an all-caps font with strong geometric forms. If you’re looking for a free headline font that is a little bit different, consider Archive.
Chivo comes in seven different weights with italic versions of each also included. As a bold sans serif font, it is an excellent option for titles.
While it’s not as bold or heavy as some of the other options (it only comes in one weight), Expressway is capable of creating beautiful headlines.
Lato is a large font family with 9 different weights and italic versions also available for each weight. The bold, heavy, and black weights are most likely to work well with your headlines.
Oswald comes in 15 different variations that can be downloaded for free. This is another one that works very well in all caps.
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Made Tommy comes in 14 different variations. There are seven weights from thin to black, and each is also available as an outline font. The bold, extra bold, and black variations are perfect for use headlines.
Bison is an excellent sans serif font that comes in 12 variations from light to bold. The bold font is perfect for headlines. The only downside to Bison is the fact that it is an all-caps font, but that may work for your headlines.
The Greycliff font family comes in 18 variations (nine different weights plus italic versions). We love the bold, extra bold, and heavy fonts for headlines.
Boldline comes in regular, rounded, and semi-rounded. All three fonts are bold and sure to stand out.
Quincy is a vintage font that comes in eight different weights from thin to black, with italic versions of each weight as well. The bold, extra bold, and black fonts are ideal when you want a headline with some character.
London is a beautiful lux serif font. It’s uppercase only and comes in one weight. While it’s not the most versatile font in the world with limited options, it is a gorgeous font that works well for headlines.
Chloe is great for bold, elegant headlines with a vintage flair.
Want a font that truly stands out? Try Kristopher. It comes with many alternates that give you a lot of creative freedom.
Indigo Moon is an elegant serif font and is unlike most of the others on this list. It’s ideal for use in logos, branding, and headlines. It also comes with more than 150 hand-drawn alternates.
Dillan is another option that stands out from many of the others. It’s a soft serif that looks great in advertisements and headlines.
What Fonts are Good for Titles and Headlines?
Your headline or title should use a font that will help it to stand out. Typically, this will be a bold font. This page lists many outstanding fonts that are great for headlines, but some of our favorite free headline fonts include Nexa, Bebas Neue, and League Gothic.
How Big Should Should I Make My Headline Font?
There is no specific size of font that you should use for a headline or title because it depends on other factors related to the design. Most websites have titles/headlines with a font size of somewhere from 30 pixels to 60 pixels.
What is a Good Bold Font?
This page showcases a number of fonts that are great for bold headlines, but some of our favorites include Lato (bold, heavy, and black) and Bebas Neue.
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