10 Essential 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

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Disco

2. Diavlo

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Diavlo

3. Planer

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Planer

4. Proza

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Proza

5. Railway

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Railway

6. Sofadi One

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Sofadi One

7. Fertigo Pro

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Fertigo Pro

8. Greyscale Basic

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Greyscale Basic

9. Megalopolis Extra

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: Megalopolis Extra

10. Nikaia

10 Essential Free Commercial Use Sans-Serif Fonts: 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.

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Lexie Lu

Hello! My name is Lexie and I have a fervor for design, writing, and coffee. I graduated with a dual major in Creative Writing and Commercial Design, and through those grueling study hours (facilitated by coffee, of course) I always found time to write for myself.

My posts feature design trends throughout all industries and show how the field is always changing. There’s never a dull moment in the design world!

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