Serif fonts are fonts that have a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter. Serif fonts are usually easier to read compared to their sans-serif counterpart. Without the serif, our brains take longer to identify a letter because of it’s less distinctive shape.

With that said, finding a free serif font can be time-consuming, so we compiled a couple of our favourites into this list.

Here are 10 serif fonts that empower your designs

1. Poly Serif Font

Designed by Nicolás Silva.

Poly was designed to handle languages with long words. In other words, the Poly is extremely readable and suites body content with a lot of words.

Poly is free for personal and commercial use.

Download Poly

 

2. Bitter Serif Font

Designed by Sol Matas.

The Bitter is a contemporary slab serif designed specifically for comfortable reading on any computer device.

Bitter is free for commercial use.

Download Bitter

3. Playfair Display Serif Font

Designed by Claus Eggers Sørensen.

The Playfair Display was inspired by the late 18th century European Enlightenment and designer John Baskerville. The Playfair Display is suitable for titles and headlines.

Free for commercial use.

Download Playfair Display

 

4. Prociono Serif Font

Designed by Barry Schwartz.

The Prociono is a roman with blackletter elements. It is most suitably used in formal and work documents.

Free for commercial use.

Download Prociono

 

5. Sling Serif Font

Designed by STAR Retrival Systems.

The Sling is a slender and elegant design. It was designed to be easily readable and is suitable for large bodies of content.

Free for commercial use.

Download Sling

 

6. Arctic Serif Font

Designed by Matt Ellis

The Arctic is a slab serif font with a modern edge. It gives your headlines character due to its strong lines and snowy northern feel.

Free for commercial use

Download Arctic

 

7. Oranienbaum Regular Serif Font

Designed by Oleg Pospelov.

The Oranienbaum is a modern high contrast Antiqua with well-defined features. The font is suitable for both headlines and body text.

Free for commercial use.

Download Oranienbaum Regular

 

8. Arvo Serif Font

Designed by Anton Koovit.

The Arvo is suited for screen and print. It is monolinear but has a little contrast. The Arvo is suitable for both screen and print use.

Free for commercial use.

Download Arvo

 

9. Neuton Serif Font

Designed by Brian Zick.

The Neuton font is a clean, dark, Dutch-inspired serif font that steals from Times New Roman. The Neuton works well in formal and work documents.

Free for commercial use.

Download Neuton

 

10. Luthier Serif Font

Designed by Adrià Gómez.

The Luthier font is a contemporary and versatile serif font. It is ideally used in headlines and texts because of its ability to provide a dynamic balance while reading a page.

Free for personal and commercial use

Download Luthier

 

We hope that these fonts will help you with your design project. Do understand that because these fonts are offered by third party sites, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to have them. So if you find a font that you particularly like, get it immediately!