10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts

Posted on December 2, 2014 | Updated on June 13, 2023

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts

Looking for free commercial use sans-serif fonts? The sans-serif font is an incredibly useful typeface, but you may have become a little disenchanted with common ones such as Arial and Calibri. While there is certainly nothing wrong with those go-to sans-serif fonts, there is also a whole world of unique fonts that can be used in their place. Best of all, many of those unique sans-serif typography styles are completely free for you to download and put into your Web pages, booklets, advertisements, sales pieces and more – as long as you know where to look!

Below, you’ll find 10 sans-serif fonts that are sublimely simple, yet wonderfully appealing. They’ve each been chosen because they represent the best elements of sans-serif:

  • Each font stands out and will look great in a multitude of sizes.
  • All fonts listed below work well if they are included in documents to be resized or reprinted.
  • Every font is attractive on its own merits, and looks a bit unusual but not exotic.

Without further ado, here are my top ten free commercial use sans-serif font recommendations:

1. Disco


2. Diavlo


3. Planer


4. Proza


5. Railway


6. Sofadi One


7. Fertigo Pro


8. Greyscale Basic


9. Megalopolis Extra


10. Nikaia


Choose one or two and play around with them. If you’re not certain one typeface will work for your needs, feel free to substitute another. If you’re working with a marketing team, you may even want to try A/B split testing using different sans-serif fonts, or a sans-serif versus a serif font.

The choice is up to you. In the meantime, I’m curious: which sans-serif font is your go-to? Kudos if it’s available for free. Share your favorites in the comments below!

Looking for a similar list, for calligraphy fonts or serif fonts? We’ve got you covered.

About The Author

Eleanor Hecks is the Editor-in-Chief of Designerly Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing in-depth content from the design and marketing industries. When she's not designing or writing code, you can find her re-reading the Harry Potter series, burning calories at a local Zumba class, or hanging out with her dogs, Bear and Lucy.

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