No designer is without his or her fonts, and there are numerous free options to choose from. Font Park will start you off with over 70,000 to choose from. Da Font is a smaller, more curated collection with tons of great options. There are plenty of other free font tools and resources, but it’s more important to first understand typography. WDL offers up seven free typography ebooks to get you started. If you want additional portability, you candownload the Typography Manual iPhone app. One you’ve got a basic understanding of typography, take a look at mastering font combinations. Rarely will you stick with a single typeface in a design, so understanding the principles of combining fonts can save you a lot of frustration.
Want to know what fonts we use on this site? We use Orator Std for headings and Lane for the main body.