There are numerous sites that offer free fonts downloads. There are some drawbacks to using free fonts. They aren’t normally as high a quality as fonts you would buy from more well-known type foundries. Specifically, free fonts don’t usually include as many characters as paid for fonts. Often, the free font’s don’t “hint” as well as paid for fonts. This means they won’t reproduce as well if the font is made really small or large. Opentype face fonts are the best font format because they include many more characters (this is particularly helpful for using a font in multiple languages). Openface fonts are more difficult to find for free. I encourage you to seek out and experiment with free fonts, but you should also subsidize your font collect with quality paid for fonts. So without further adieu here’s the list.

1001 Free Fonts
Urban Fonts
Free Fonts – free font search engine
Simply the Best Fonts
Search Free Fonts
Font Freak
Abstract Fonts
Urban Fonts
Identifont - Helps you identify any font

Purchase Fonts

Hoefler & Frere-Jones