The 40 Best Fonts Available on Adobe Fonts (Typekit)

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Typekit was officially renamed to Adobe Fonts in October of 2018. With the name change came numerous improvements to the service—no more desktop sync limits, no more web-only fonts and no more pageview limits. Thousands of additional fonts were added as well, including new offerings from Font Bureau and the Adobe Originals library.

The quality of the Adobe Fonts collection has improved dramatically over the last several years, so I wanted to highlight some of the best fonts available on the service. The order of the fonts listed below isn’t really important—these are just some of my favorites and what seem to be popular on Typewolf right now.

Adobe Fonts isn’t available as a standalone product like Typekit was, so you will need a subscription to Creative Cloud to use the service. Creative Cloud gives designers access to software like Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, etc. Adobe Fonts is included for free with all plans. Sign up here to get complete access to the Adobe Fonts library. See the FAQ below for answers to common questions.

Some of the font names shown here might be slightly different than the name used on Adobe Fonts. For example, the version of Gill Sans on Adobe Fonts is known as Gill Sans Nova. I do my best to keep this collection up-to-date, but the availability of certain fonts may change on the service at any time. Additionally, the versions of the fonts shown in the screenshots below might be different than the version available on Adobe Fonts, including differing styles and font features.

* Note: An asterisk indicates the family is body text friendly, meaning it contains normal, italic and bold styles and has low-to-moderate stroke contrast, large counters, open apertures and a large x-height.

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Acumin Font Sample
Acumin is available in five widths (extra-condensed, semi-condensed, condensed, standard and wide), with each width available in nine weights with matching italics, for a total of 90 styles.
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Orpheus Font Sample
Orpheus is available in regular, italic, medium and bold styles.
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ITC Avant Garde Gothic Font Sample
ITC Avant Garde Gothic is available in three weights.
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Titling Gothic Font Sample
Titling Gothic is available in seven widths, with each width available in seven weights, for a total of 49 styles.
5
Brothers Font Sample
Brothers is available in regular, bold, superslant and word logo styles.
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ITC Benguiat Font Sample
ITC Benguiat is available in two widths (condensed and standard), with each width available in three weights with matching italics, for a total of 12 styles.
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Futura Font Sample
Futura is available in seven weights with matching italics, as well as a condensed width, for a total of 22 styles.
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Neue Haas Unica Font Sample
Neue Haas Unica is available in nine weights with matching italics.
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Minion Font Sample
Minion is available in four optical sizes (caption, regular, subhead and display), in a range of weights with matching italics, for a total of 65 styles
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Plantin Font Sample
Plantin is available in four weights with matching italics, as well as a single bold condensed style.
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Franklin Gothic Font Sample
Franklin Gothic is available in five weights with matching italics, as well as compressed and condensed widths, for a total of 22 styles.
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Proxima Nova Font Sample
Proxima Nova is available in three widths (extra-condensed, condensed and standard), with each width available in eight weights with matching italics, for a total of 48 styles.
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Baskerville Font Sample
Baskerville is available in five weights with matching italics.
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Mrs Eaves Font Sample
Mrs Eaves is available in two weights with matching italics, as well as small caps and petite caps.
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Sofia Font Sample
Sofia is available in regular, soft and condensed versions, in a range of weights with matching italics, for a total of 40 styles.
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Neue Haas Grotesk Font Sample
Neue Haas Grotesk is available in both text and display optical sizes, for a total of 22 styles.
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Miller Font Sample
Miller is available in four optical sizes (text, display, headline and banner), each available in a range of weights with matching italics, for a total of 29 styles.
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Granville Font Sample
Granville is available in three weights with matching italics.
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Clarendon Font Sample
Clarendon is available in five weights with matching obliques, as well as extra-narrow and extra-wide widths, for a total of 30 styles.
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ITC American Typewriter Font Sample
ITC American Typewriter is available in three weights with matching italics, as well as a condensed width, for a total of 9 styles.
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Filosofia Font Sample
Filosofia is available in regular, italic and bold styles, as well as a grand optical size, small caps and a unicase version, for a total of 11 styles.
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Gill Sans Font Sample
Known as Gill Sans Nova on Adobe Fonts, the family is available in eight weights with matching italics, as well as condensed, inline, outline and shadowed variations, for a total of 43 styles.
23
DIN Font Sample
DIN is available in six weights with matching italics, as well as a narrow width, for a total of 18 styles.
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Benton Sans Font Sample
Benton Sans is available in five widths (extra-compressed, compressed, condensed, standard and wide), with each width available in eight weights with matching italics, for a total of 80 styles.
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Tilda Font Sample
Tilda is available in two optical sizes, Grande and Petite.
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Soleil Font Sample
Soleil is available in six weights with matching italics.
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Big Caslon Font Sample
Big Caslon is available in three weights with matching italics.
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Brandon Grotesque Font Sample
Brandon Grotesque is available in six weights with matching italics.
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Lapture Font Sample
Lapture is available in four optical sizes (caption, standard, subhead and display), each in three weights with matching italics, for a total of 24 styles.
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Nimbus Sans Font Sample
Nimbus Sans is available in four weights with matching italics, as well as condensed and extended widths, for a total of 15 styles.
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Warnock Font Sample
Warnock is available in four optical sizes (caption, standard, subhead and display), with each optical size available in four weights with matching italics, for a total of 32 styles.
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Tablet Gothic Font Sample
Tablet Gothic is available in six widths (compressed, condensed, semi-condensed, narrow, standard and wide), with each width available in seven weights with matching italics, for a total of 84 styles.
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Alverata Font Sample
Alverata is available in six weights with matching italics, as well as informal and irregular variations, for a total of 24 styles.
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Calluna Font Sample
Calluna is available in five weights, with three italics.
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Benton Modern Font Sample
Benton Modern is available in six weights with matching italics, four widths (compressed, extra-condensed, condensed and standard), as well as a text version, for a total of 40 styles.
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Sabon Font Sample
Sabon is available in two weights with matching italics.
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Aktiv Grotesk Font Sample
Aktiv Grotesk is available in three widths (condensed, standard and extended), with each width available in eight weights with matching italics, for a total of 48 styles.
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Farnham Font Sample
Farham is available in three optical sizes (text, display and headline), in a range of weights with matching italics, for a total of 30 styles.
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Freight Display Font Sample
Freight Display is available in six weights with matching italics. The Freight superfamily also includes a text version (Freight Text), headline version (Freight Big), sans-serif version (Freight Sans), calligraphic sans-serif version (Freight Neo), rounded sans-serif version (Freight Round) and slab serif versions (Freight Micro and Freight Macro).
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Kepler Font Sample
Kepler is available in four optical sizes (caption, standard, subhead and display), four widths (condensed, semi-condensed, standard and extended), each available in six weights with matching italics, for a total of 168 styles.

Frequently Asked Questions About Adobe Fonts & Adobe Creative Cloud

What happened to Typekit? Is Adobe Fonts the same thing?

Typekit was initially launched as an independent webfont service in 2009 and later purchased by Adobe in 2011. In October of 2018, Adobe announced that Typekit was officially being renamed to Adobe Fonts, with the goal being to more fully integrate Typekit into their Creative Cloud subscription offering.

Typekit name change

With the name change came numerous enhancements to the service. There are no longer any desktop sync limits, all fonts are now available for both web and desktop use, and there are no longer any pageview limits for using webfonts on websites. Anyone with a paid Creative Cloud subscription now gets complete access to the entire Adobe Fonts library without any restrictions or limits.

All previous standalone Typekit plans were retired. Customers who had a Typekit plan, but not a Creative Cloud plan, were contacted by email with instructions on how to move forward.

As a longtime Typekit customer, I found the name change a little weird at first. But I imagine most new users of the service are coming from other Adobe products, so from that perspective, the Adobe Fonts branding makes more sense. Despite the official name change, the main navigation on the Adobe Fonts website still confusingly uses the language Typekit Web Fonts. I imagine they may change this in the future.

Typekit web fonts

Are all fonts on Adobe Fonts available for both web and desktop use?

Yes. Previously, there were “web-only” fonts available on Typekit that did not allow use inside desktop applications. Now with Adobe Fonts, all fonts can be used on both the web and desktop.

Are there any desktop sync limits with Adobe Fonts?

Not anymore. Previously, Typekit limited the number of desktop fonts users were able to have synced at one time (although it was possible to go over that limit without any repercussions). Now with Adobe Fonts, users are able to sync as many fonts concurrently as they would like.

Are there any pageview restrictions with Adobe Fonts?

Not anymore. Previously, Typekit had different plans that each allowed a maximum number of monthly pageviews. If you had a website with higher traffic, you would need to upgrade to a more expensive tier that offered more pageviews. Now with Adobe Fonts, there is just a single plan that comes with all Creative Cloud subscriptions, and this plan allows unlimited pageviews.

Are the fonts on Adobe Fonts available for both personal and commercial use?

Yes. All fonts available on Adobe Fonts are cleared for both personal and commercial use.

What are some of your favorite foundries that have offerings available on Adobe Fonts?

Here are some of my favorites: Adobe Originals, Dalton Maag, Darden Studio, Emigre, exljbris Font Foundry, Font Bureau, FontFont, Fort Foundry, House Industries, Mark Simonson Studio, Monotype, Production Type, The Northern Block and TypeTogether.

How should I pair the fonts in this list? Do you have any tips or any favorite combinations?

There are many superfamilies available on Adobe Fonts that make pairing easy. For example, Adelle + Adelle Sans, Calluna + Calluna Sans, Questa + Questa Sans, FF Meta + FF Meta Serif, FF Scala + FF Scala Sans, FF Tisa + FF Tisa Sans and Freight Text + Freight Sans.

You can also check out my Type Pairing Lookbooks for hand-selected palettes of typeface pairings. Each lookbook includes three pairing palettes available on Adobe Fonts.

Is there a way to browse Typewolf to only see fonts that are available on Adobe Fonts?

If you purchase my PDF guide Typewolf’s Guide to Adobe Fonts, it gives you access to a special section on Typewolf that lets you browse the site in “Adobe Fonts mode” to only see designs using fonts available on the service.

What’s the difference between Adobe Fonts and Google Fonts?

Google Fonts is Google’s free webfont hosting service. Everything available on Google Fonts is 100% free and open-source. Adobe Fonts, on the other hand, is made up of (mostly) commercial fonts and is only available to Adobe customers with a Creative Cloud subscription.

The quality and selection on Adobe Fonts is much better, which you would expect from a paid service. Many fonts available on Google Fonts contain a limited number of styles and lack the features you would need in a professional font. And oftentimes (although definitely not always), fonts on Google Fonts are designed by new or inexperienced type designers.

For projects without a very big budget, Google Fonts is a fine option. However, if you have the budget you will generally get better results using Adobe Fonts. Their library is much deeper, so you will be able to have type that is much more distinctive than what you would get using Google Fonts, which can tend to feel generic and overused.

Can I get Adobe Fonts without a Creative Cloud subscription?

Unfortunately not. After Adobe renamed Typekit to Adobe Fonts, all standalone Typekit plans were retired. You now need a Creative Cloud subscription to access the service.

Does the Creative Cloud Photography Plan include Adobe Fonts?

Yes. The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is about $10/month, so it’s an inexpensive option to get access to the entire Adobe Fonts library without having to pay for a more expensive subscription that includes the complete collection of Adobe apps. Considering the quality and selection of fonts that come with Adobe Fonts, I think the price is worth it alone even if you don’t plan on using any of the photography apps that come with it.

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