A Curated Collection of the 40 Best Google Fonts

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These are the 40 best free web fonts available on Google Fonts, in my humble opinion. They are all open-source and 100% free for commercial use. This collection focuses on typeface families from reputable type designers and foundries that contain multiple weights and styles. I’m purposefully avoiding single-weight display faces as they have limited usefulness in real-world design projects.

Wondering how to combine these fonts? Check out The Definitive Guide to Free Fonts for some recommended pairings.

Click on the image or font name to see examples of websites using the fonts in the wild. Click on the “Google Fonts” link to use the fonts on your website. The provided ZIP file downloads contain the latest versions of the font files to install on your desktop. The files come from the Google Fonts repository on GitHub—I regularly check the commits on GitHub to make sure the files provided here contain the latest versions.

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

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1
Work Sans Font Sample
Available in nine weights without italics
2
Playfair Display Font Sample
Available in three weights with matching italics
3
Libre Franklin Font Sample
Available in nine weights with matching italics
4
Space Mono Font Sample
Available in two weights with matching italics
5
Rubik Font Sample
Rubik*
Available in five weights with matching italics
6
Cormorant Font Sample
Available in five weights with matching italics
7
Fira Sans Font Sample
Available in nine weights with matching italics
8
Eczar Font Sample
Available in five weights without italics
9
Alegreya Sans Font Sample
Available in seven weights with matching italics
10
Alegreya Font Sample
Available in three weights with matching italics
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Chivo Font Sample
Chivo*
Available in four weights with matching italics
12
Lora Font Sample
Lora*
Available in two weights with matching italics
13
Source Sans Pro Font Sample
Available in six weights with matching italics
14
Source Serif Pro Font Sample
Available in three weights without italics (the ZIP contains three additional weights not available on Google Fonts)
15
Roboto Font Sample
Roboto*
Available in six weights with matching italics
16
Roboto Slab Font Sample
Available in four weights without italics
17
Poppins Font Sample
Poppins*
Available in nine weights with matching italics
18
BioRhyme Font Sample
Available in five weights without italics
19
Archivo Narrow Font Sample
Available in four weights with matching italics
20
Libre Baskerville Font Sample
Available in two weights with one italic style (normal)
21
Crimson Text Font Sample
Available in three weights with matching italics
22
Karla Font Sample
Karla*
Available in two weights with matching italics
23
Montserrat Font Sample
Available in nine weights with matching italics
24
Old Standard TT Font Sample
Available in two weights with one italic style (normal)
25
Spectral Font Sample
Available in seven weights with matching italics
26
Domine Font Sample
Available in two weights without italics
27
Bitter Font Sample
Available in two weights with one italic style (normal)
28
Gentium Basic Font Sample
Available in two weights with matching italics
29
PT Sans Font Sample
PT Sans*
Available in two weights with matching italics
30
PT Serif Font Sample
Available in two weights with matching italics
31
Lato Font Sample
Lato*
Available in five weights with matching italics (the ZIP contains four additional weights not available on Google Fonts)
32
Cardo Font Sample
Available in two weights with one italic style (normal)
33
Neuton Font Sample
Available in five weights with one italic style (normal)
34
Open Sans Font Sample
Available in five weights with matching italics
35
Inconsolata Font Sample
Available in two weights without italics
36
Cabin Font Sample
Cabin*
Available in four weights with matching italics
37
Raleway Font Sample
Raleway*
Available in nine weights with matching italics
38
Anonymous Pro Font Sample
Available in two weights with matching italics
39
Arvo Font Sample
Arvo*
Available in two weights with matching italics
40
Merriweather Font Sample
Available in four weights with matching italics