One of the most common questions Typewolf visitors ask me is “What’s the closest free alternative to Brandon Grotesque?” And “What’s the closest free alternative to Proxima Nova?” And so on. I know every designer would love to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on fonts for their next project. But I also know that not every project has that kind of budget. And I know how frustrating it is wasting time trying to find quality free fonts.
So I put together a PDF guide to help designers in this situation. Any designer who regularly uses free fonts will save hours of time and will discover some truly great typefaces. It’s possible to have beautiful typography even without a big budget.
98-page PDF guide featuring over 800 fonts
Get this for free with the Flawless Typography Checklist ($399)
And by the way, his (@typewolf) PDF is awesome. Totally worth the $39 so far.— Lea Verou (@LeaVerou) March 2, 2016
Have you seen Typewolf? I bought the guide and it has been awesome saving me time trying to find Google Font and free alternatives to paid fonts. Might be a nice compliment to this.— Dave Shrein 🚀 Be Original (@daveshrein) January 16, 2018
LOVE #designresources to work smarter. Like @Typewolf's Guide to Free Fonts . Clients often fall for a costly typeface but may not have a budget. Instead of spending hours locating free options I use this. Bonus - updates are provided as resource grows. https://t.co/J8fJ2k6OPk— Marlo Biasutti (@m81creative) November 6, 2018
All of the closest free alternative fonts listed include an option available on Google Fonts (which are all open-source and available for both personal and commercial use). The fonts in the “40 Best Free Fonts That Aren’t on Google Fonts” section are all free for both personal and commercial use as well. That said, always carefully read the license before using any free font as the terms are subject to change.
New fonts are featured on Typewolf every week, and the PDF is updated accordingly to list the closest free alternative. There are four ways to access the latest version:
No. It’s just a one-time purchase. There are no recurring charges. It’s essentially a lifetime subscription for a one-time purchase.
Payment is made quickly and securely through Gumroad using either a credit card or PayPal. I do not store or have access to any of your credit card information. There are no accounts to sign up for, and the entire checkout process takes about 30 seconds. The product is delivered instantly after payment, and I offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t happy with your purchase for any reason.
The guide features the closest free alternative to 851 fonts: