Font Collection: 10 Free Bold Sans Serif Fonts

1. Bebas Neue

Created by Japan-based type/font foundry Flat it type foundry (a part of the Dharma Type group), Bebas Neue is a clear and modern font.

Bebas Neue

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2. League Gothic

Made by the open source type movement group The League of Moveable Type, this font is a remake of Alternate Gothic No.1 by Morris Fuller Benton.

League Gothic

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3. Mentone Semi Bold

Mentone, inspired by celebrated fonts like Myriad and Frutiger, is a multi-purpose font released under Jan Schmoeger’s foundry, Paragraph.

Mentone Semi Bold

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4. Designation

Craftily produced by the "mad scientists" at Haiku Monkey, Designation is an open source font that’s sleek and has an air of modernity.

Designation

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5. Resonance Bold

Resonance Bold has remarkable curves inspired by the 70’s era. Designed by Jim Ford and based on type designs by Phil Martin, the font is fun and light-spirited.

Resonance Bold

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6. Patagonia

Designed by Canadian type designer Jaley Fiege, Patagonia is a 19th-century-inspired display face that works well when used in smaller-sized headline copy.

Patagonia

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7. Oblik Bold

Oblik is a large, modern and sophisticated font by Tour de Force Font Foundry. Striking curves denote the unique characteristic of this sans serif font.

Oblik Bold

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8. Aerohop

Aerohop is a sans serif font also produced by Alec Julien’s font foundry, Haiku Monkey. This font is contemporary, powerful, and works well in headline copy.

Aerohop

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9. Capricorn OSF Black Ltd

Update: This font is no longer free.

Capricorn is a compact and strong font designed by California-based German designer Jens Gehlhaar. The font works well in magazine headlines.

Capricorn OSF Black Ltd

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10. Orbitron

Crafted by graphic designer Matt McInerney for The League of Moveable Type, this sci-fi inspired font is an excellent alternative to Eurostile or Bank Gothic.

Orbitron

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  • I don’t know what I would do without League Gothic. It is such a perfect font for headlines. I used to use Bebas for similar uses, but since League Gothic has lowercase characters and seems a little more refined in general, I switched over.

    I am also a big fan of Orbitron. I haven’t had a real project that called for its use yet, but I love experimenting with it. It has such a futuristic, sci-fi, warfare feel.

  • Great collection of Fonts. I’m going to give Aerohop a try on a few projects.

  • League Gothic is very beautiful (and in general, the fonts that The League of Moveable Type releases are great).

    Oblik’s another one of my favorites, but I find that I need to reduce the tracking to make it more compact.

  • BEBAS is my favorite and I am so much in love with it… It is the perfect Title font ever 🙂 It is audacious and strong.. and defines a true gentleman typeface 😀

    League Gothic is also great…

  • Ghostmiro

    Nice collection, Will certainly try League Gothic!
    Thx for sharing

  • Yes, I love Bebas too, clean, letter-spacing, and very powerful. It really defines what a “bold font” is, so I decided to lead off with it in this collection.

  • Aldrin

    I really love the sexyness of Bebas Neue, but it’s not available in typekit. that’s the bad thing.

  • MF

    All these are free for commercial use too?

  • I would double-check each licensing agreement and limitations of use, but I *think* most — if not all — of them are available for use in commercial works. But to make sure that you are respecting the creators of these fonts, please do read the license.

  • These are great, thanks for sharing! I’ve used them already!

  • You can use Oblik Bold, Oblik Bold Italic and Oblik Serif Bold freely for personal and commercial use 😉

  • Dusan, thanks for stopping by. I’m a big fan of Tour de Force fonts!

  • 🙂
    Thanks!
    We just have to offer new Oblik Classic Bold Italic also for free!

  • ReTox

    Too bad Capricorn is no longer available for download

  • Thanks for that. I’ve updated the post to let people know it’s no longer free.

  • harry jukeas

    I still cannot find LEAGUE GOTHIC BOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!