40 Free Serif Fonts for Digital Designers

Having an arsenal of quality fonts is essential for web and graphic designers. In this post we’ll feature 40 free serif fonts made for web and graphic design projects. Browse through these featured fonts and click on any of the thumbnails be led to the font source for download.

As always when you are using freebies, be sure to check the terms and conditions to verify what types of projects it can be used.

So, what the word “Serif” means when it comes to the fonts styling. Serif is the term used for an additional line attached to the end of text or stroke that enhances the style of font in a unique way. The small styling or unique line sketched at the end of the text is an indication of a serif font. Serif fonts are easy to read on screen and all type of other formats. Unlike, serif fonts, sans fonts, do not have any styling or enhanced flourishing at the end of each character. Writers and artists have different reviews on the different types of fonts but there is no much difference in both of them as far as readability is concerned. Here is the list of most common and widely used serif fonts:

Fanwood

Fanwood

Droid Serif

Droid Serif

Cardo

Cardo

Jura

Jura

Merriweather

Merriweather

Afta Serif

Afta Serif

Judson

Judson

Apple Garamond

Apple

Bodoni XT

Bodoni XT

Calluna

Calluna

Chanticleer Roman

Chanticleer Roman

Charpentier Renaissance Pro

Charpentier Renaissance Pro

Crimson

Crimson

DejaVu Serif

DejaVu Serif

Devroye

Devroye

Espinosa Nova

Espinosa Nova

Galatia SIL

Galatia SIL

Goudy Bookletter 1911

Goudy Bookletter 1911

Salernomi

Salernomi

Sanford

Sanford

Sling

Sling<

Thyssen

Thyssen

Timeless

Timeless

Vollkorn

Vollkorn

Alegreya

Alegreya

Andada

Andada

Edmundsbury Serif

Edmundsbury Serif

Ashbury

Ashbury

Borgia Pro

Borgia Pro

Cambo

Cambo

Angleterre Book

Angleterre Book

Gandhi Serif

Gandhi Serif

Luxi Serif

Luxi Serif

Theano Modern

Theano Modern

Linux Libertine

Linux Libertine

Typography Times

Typography Times

Just Old Fashion

Just Old Fashion

Thryromanes

Thryromanes

Prociono

Prociono

Chartrand

Chartrand

Conclusion:

These fonts represent the core values of the whole text and all of these represent the formal text in a variety of different ways. All of these styles are closely related to each other with slight differences in the amount of space, the thickness of text, the height of letters and a bit of styling as well.

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