The project


About Alternatype

Alternatype helps you find free alternatives to commercial fonts. If your project cannot afford to acquire a business font license or don't need it and you don't want to infringe a commercial font copyright, Alternatype can be a great help to you!
Find free fonts similar to the commercial one that you're looking for 100% ready to use in your commercial projects!

Handpicked font relations

In Alternatype we select and compare manually each font inserted into the database, to find the free font with the most similar features to the commercial one that you are looking for.

Free use fonts

Most of the fonts that you will find in Alternatype come from Google Fonts. They are created under OFL (Open Font License), Apache and similar licenses, which allow free use without infringing copyright. Other fonts are available in Behance or Dribble, and the authors authorize commercial uses. Anyway, you can always check every font’s license before using it.

A growing project

Alternatype's database grows thanks to you. We are constantly adding new commercial fonts and relating them to free ones to find the perfect match. If you cannot find a commercial font, please contact me in fonts@alternatype.net. I will get to work to find the most similar free font to the one you are looking for.