12 Beautiful and FREE Serif Fonts

Free Fonts

Serif fonts are some of the most classic, timeless and elegant typefaces. Often overlooked, serif fonts have been refined over the centuries and distinctly add an element of sophistication and intrigue to a page. Traditionally being used for body text, the serif - a subtle and intricate detail added to the ends of letters - smoothly guides readers eyes as they dance across a page.

Below are just a few of the amazing examples of some of the serif fonts that I have laboriously collected over the past year. Experiment and have fun with these beautiful and FREE serif fonts. Stop being just like every other designer that uses Garamond and Baskerville in their body text and try something new.

Nadia Serif

Designed by by Nadia Knechtle of Quersicht, this serif font is an excellent alternative to other more traditional serif fonts.
Nadia Serif font
Nadia Serif 2


"Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use."

Calluna Regular

A beautiful text typeface with interesting detail.

Goudy Bookletter 1911

This is a charming serif font based on Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle.
goudy bookletter 1911


Designed by Barry Schwartz, this is an open source roman font with blackletter elements.

Sovereign™ Regular

This is a marveloous font designed by Nick Cooke.


A fabulous font with lovely geometric forms.


A striking serif font that could make all the difference in your design.

Sorts Mill Goudy

This is a lovely oldstyle roman font.
sorts mill goudy

Crimson Text

A Garamond-inspired typeface with oldstyle figures, small caps, fleurons, math characters.
Sample Crimson Text


Ingleby is a classy font designed by David Engelby.

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