Wait! Don’t Pay for that Font!

With the proliferation of Google Fonts and other online resources such as Font Squirrel, designer and, writers are being offered a smorgasbord of free fonts to choose from these days. As a glorious by-product of this free font offering, many of these fonts are either identical to or very closely resemble fonts for purchase. Out of respect for the font foundries that are making a living selling their beautiful fonts, I am not going to name any fonts for purchase. What I am going to do is provide some examples of amazing free fonts. Some of these fonts don’t have a purchased doppelganger but others offered here are close matches to fonts that could run as much as $100 for purchase. I hope this short list provides an insightful glimpse into the varieties of free fonts that exist.