Font Suggestions

Here are a few suggestions for free Google fonts that you could consider using on your website. I have included key words that have been used to describe these fonts at https://fonts.google.com/ , http://typ.io/libraries/google and https://www.typewolf.com/google-fonts and I would recommend visiting those sites for more information.

Multipurpose Fonts

Asap

contemporary, subtle rounded corners, friendly

Cabin

humanist sans, modern proportions, some elements of the geometric sans, bold

Cabin Condensed

the condensed set of styles in the Cabin font family – humanist sans, modern proportions, some elements of the geometric sans, bold

Cardo

a high-quality Old Style font, classy, clean, subtle, ” an interpretation of the work of Aldus Manutius, a Renaissance printer”

Cormorant Garamond

inspired by the sixteenth century types of Claude Garamond

Crimson Text


“in the tradition of beautiful oldstyle typefaces”, classic


Dosis


” a rounded sans-serif type family”, informal, quirky


Fira Sans


“Designed to integrate with the character of the Mozilla FirefoxOS, the Fira typefaces also aim to cover the legibility needs for a large range of handsets varying in screen quality and rendering. ” simple, contemporary humanist design with open apertures and a large x-height


Hind


humanist-style, seemingly monolinear strokes that terminate with a horizontal or a vertical shear, rather than on a diagonal. This helps create clear-cut counter forms between the characters. In addition to this, Hind’s letterforms feature open apertures.


Lato


classical proportions, modern, clean, humanist


Lora


“a well-balanced contemporary serif with roots in calligraphy. It is a text typeface with moderate contrast well suited for body text.” elegant, calligraphic


Montserrat


“The old posters and signs in the traditional Montserrat neighborhood of Buenos Aires inspired Julieta Ulanovsky to design this typeface and rescue the beauty of urban typography that emerged in the first half of the twentieth century. ” geometric “The uppercase G and J really set it apart.”


Muli


minimalist Sans Serif


Open Sans


“a humanist sans serif typeface… with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. ” clean, modern, simple, versatile


Open Sans Condensed


“a humanist sans serif typeface… with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. “


Oxygen


“created as part of the KDE Project, a libre desktop for the GNU+Linux operating system. The design is optimized for the FreeType font rendering system and works well in all graphical user interfaces, desktops and devices. “


Poppins


“Geometric sans serif…based on pure geometry, particularly circles. “


PT Sans


“based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the 20th century, but at the same time has distinctive features of contemporary humanistic designs. ” classic


PT Serif


“a transitional serif typeface with humanistic terminals.”


Raleway


“an elegant sans-serif typeface ” modern, clean


Roboto


“Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types. ” clean, modern, grotesque ” renders crisply on screens and is very legible”


Roboto Condensed


“Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types. “


Source Sans Pro


“Adobe’s first open source typeface family, was designed by Paul D. Hunt. It is a sans serif typeface intended to work well in user interfaces.” modern, clean, simple, grotesque


Source Serif Pro


“The Source Serif Pro project is led by Frank Grießhammer at Adobe.” “influenced by the work of Pierre Simon Fournier from the eighteenth century”


Ubuntu


modern, clean, curved


Work Sans


“based loosely on early Grotesques”


Mainly for Headings


Abril Fatface


inspired by the heavy titling fonts used in advertising posters in 19th century Britain and France. The thin serifs and clean curves lend the typeface a refined touch that give any headline an elegant appearance.


Alice


“eclectic and quaint, old-fashioned, having widened proportions, open apertures, and soft rounded features”


Anton


” a reworking of many traditional advertising sans serif typefaces.” “an extremely tall x-height, heavy strokes and condensed proportions”


Archivo Black


“a grotesque sans serif typeface… reminiscent of late nineteenth century American typefaces.”


Archivo Narrow


“a grotesque sans serif typeface… reminiscent of late nineteenth century American typefaces.”


Bevan


“a reworking of a traditional slab serif display typeface created by Heinrich Jost in the 1930s.”


Cantana One


“a high contrast extended Didone style text face. In addition to being useful in medium to large text sizes, Cantata One is meant to evoke luxury when used in display sizes. Cantata One was originally inspired by hand written letters made with a pointed pen on an old handmade map of New York City.”


Cinzel


” inspired in first century roman inscriptions, and based on classical proportions.”


Cookie


“a script typeface based on brush calligraphy. It has a little bit of 1950s style”


Inconsolata


” a monospace font, designed for printed code listings and the like.”


Josefin Sans


“geometric, elegant, with a vintage feeling, for use at larger sizes. It is inspired by geometric sans serif designs from the 1920s.”


Josefin Slab


“Following the 1930s trend for geometric typefaces,…It also has some typewriter style attributes”


Oswald


“a reworking of the classic style historically represented by the ‘Alternate Gothic’ sans serif typefaces.” informal


Playfair Display


” In the European Enlightenment in the late 18th century, broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens as the popular writing tool of the day. Together with developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, it became to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines that were increasingly detached from the written letterforms. This design lends itself to this period.” “The design is influenced by typefaces from the mid to late eighteenth century, such as Baskerville… an excellent font for titles and headlines (especially the beautiful italic)”


Poiret One


“A fresh decorative geometric grotesque with a hint of Art Deco and c‘onstructivism. Poiret One is a unique typeface with light forms and pure elegance. Sleek and simple. Based on geometric forms, it has stylish lines and graceful curves.”


Questral


” full-circle curves on many characters …It is heavily influenced by Swiss design, similar to a grotesk style”


Quicksand


” a display sans serif with rounded terminals. The project was initiated by Andrew Paglinawan in 2008 using geometric shapes as a core foundation.” elegant, minimal, informal “It has rounded letterforms giving it a warm and friendly appearance.”


Special Elite


“mimics the Smith Corona Special Elite Type Number NR6 and Remington Noiseless typewriter models.”