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Free for non-commercial use

Fonts available free of charge for non-commercial work. Commercial use may require a separate paid license and/or other restrictions may apply. Check each font’s license for details.

Variable fonts with license option: Free for non-commercial use

25 results

Kyiv*Type

  • Kyiv*Type Titling
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Kyiv*Type Serif
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Kyiv*Type Sans
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000
-1000 0

A type series designed for Kyiv city identification.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, sans, geometric, didone, fat-face, grotesque, monoline, sharp, spur serifs, unusual variation
Design:Dmitry Rastvortsev
Publisher:Dmitry Rastvortsev
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-14
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Bandeins Sans & Strange Variable

  • Bandeins Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Bandeins Strange Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 800
100 800

A geometric sans and a “Strange” counterpart, with the ability to extend some glyphs to exaggerated widths. Its free license is targeted at non-commercial student work.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, irregular widths, neo-grotesque, unusual variation
Design:Maximilian Müsgens
Publisher:Typeeins
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-05-29
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use

Movement Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
100 900
100 120

A variable typeface inspired by dance movements. It began as a collaboration with Design Indaba and the contemporary dancer Andile Vellem, and is offered with a Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, all caps, monoline, sharp, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly, woman-designed
Design:María Ramos, Noel Pretorius
Publisher:NM Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-02-28
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Grafier Variable

  • Grafier Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Grafier Variable (with OpenType stylistic set 01 enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
1 100

A sharp serif typeface inspired by Baskerville, with unusual connecting serifs for some letters (as well as optional disconnected alternates).

Tags: decorative/display, serif, closed in, sharp, wedge serif
Design:Alexander Slobzheninov
Publisher:Pangram Pangram Foundry
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-01-27
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Paid/commercial

Marvin Visions

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
20 170
80 100

​A reinterpretation and expansion of Marvin, Michael Chave’s 1969 phototypesetting typeface. The new design was initially developed for use in Visions, a science-fiction magazine.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, all caps, futuristic/sci-fi, optical sizes, phototype
Design:Mathieu Triay
Publisher:Atelier Triay
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2018-12-03
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial, Free for non-commercial use

Ribbon

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
0 1000

​An all-caps typeface with variable ribbon-like ornamentation.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, chamfered, modular, multiplexed, ornamented, polygonal, rectangular, retractable serifs, sharp, straight-sided, split terminals, unusual variation, wood type
Design:George Triantafyllakos
Publisher:George Triantafyllakos
Characters:Latin, Greek
Released:2018-11-27
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

BPdots

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
0 1000

​A monospaced typeface made of variable pixels.

Tags: decorative/display, some serifs, modular, monospaced, ornamented, pixel, polygonal
Design:George Triantafyllakos
Publisher:George Triantafyllakos
Characters:Latin, Greek
Released:2018-11-27
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Rocher Color

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100

​A variable color font version of the stony Rocher typeface. This version provides independently variable color effects in a single font file (see the article about making the font for details). The download options include a tool for generating versions with customized color palettes. (If the sample is black and/or doesn’t change with the sliders, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, some serifs, cartoon, color, inscriptional, ornamented, plump/convex, shade, unusual variation
Design:Henrique Beier
Publisher:Harbor Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-09-13
Updated:2019-02-28
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Slovic Variable

  • АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
10 100

Morphs between designs inspired by different historical styles of the Cyrillic script.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, slab serif, sans, some serifs, all caps, retractable serifs, spur serifs, straight-sided, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:Plamen Motev
Publisher:Fontfabric
Characters:Cyrillic, Latin
Released:2018-06-04
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Waba Border

  • AAAAAAAAA
0 100
0 100

​An Art Nouveua border font, part of the Waba type series. The font includes automatic start and end glyphs via OpenType contextual alternates, plus an optional face glyph accessible via OpenType stylistic alternates.

Tags: decorative/display, Art Nouveau, dingbats, psychedelic, rectangular, soft corners
Design:Lewis McGuffie
Publisher:Lewis McGuffie
Characters:dingbats/emoji
Released:2018-05-10
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Phase

  • Phase-A
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-B
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-C
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-D
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-E
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-F
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-G
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100
0 100

A modular type system comprised of several variable fonts with a mix of unusual variations. The demo website, developed by Florian Zia, allows users to control the variations via sliders or an audio sensor, and also download static instances of the fonts for personal use. Those interested in commercial use or acquiring variable versions of the fonts can email the designer, Elias Hanzer, for more info.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, flared/concave, modular, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, ornamented, pinched joints, raw geometry, retractable serifs, sharp, split terminals, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Elias Hanzer
Publisher:Elias Hanzer
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-01-15
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, By request

dT Jakob Variable

  • dT Jakob Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType standard ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType discretionary ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType contextual alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
10 40

dT Jakob Variable includes 4 separate stylistic groups, intended to be layered for special inline and shade effects. The styles are all contained in a single font file, accessible by activating various OpenType features.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, all caps, Art Deco, chromatic, inline, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, ornamented, unusual variation
Design:Eduilson Coan, Gustavo Soares
Publisher:dooType
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-01-09
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

Jabin

  • AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz 0123456789
40 120
1 100

​Inspired by the work of 18th-century calligrapher, George Shelley, and the Gutenberg Bible. The swash axis controls variable swash weights on the caps.

Tags: decorative/display, script, blackletter, calligraphic, ornamented, sharp, swash, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Frida Medrano
Publisher:Frida Medrano
Characters:Latin
Released:2017-10-17
Licensing:Paid/commercial, Free for non-commercial use

Buffalo Gals

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
0 1
0 1

Buffalo Gals comes from the first generation of GX variable fonts in the early 1990s, more recently revived with OpenType font variations.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, animation, horizontal stress, ornamented, wood type
Design:Tom Rickner
Publisher:Rickner Type
Characters:Latin (limited)
Released:2016-12-05
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use