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The Best Figma Serif Fonts
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The Best Figma Serif Fonts

In this article we'll learn about the Best Figma Serif Fonts available these days.

Pierluigi Giglio
September 25, 2023

Typography, the art of arranging letters, can add a touch of classic style to your digital creations. Serif fonts, known for their timeless elegance, can give your designs a sense of tradition and reliability. 

What makes serif fonts special?

The serifs, or small decorative strokes at the ends of characters, can enhance readability in printed materials. They guide the eye along the text, making it easier to follow what’s written. Other than being refined to the utmost elegance, serif fonts also come in other styles – ones that are more modern and approachable. 

Figma’s font library has a large collection of styles, of which plenty are serif fonts. It can be difficult to decide which one to use for your canvas. Of course, the decision largely depends on the content of your design, or your website. But we are still here to guide you into choosing the most suitable one, or at least introduce you to the world of serif fonts. 

Top 5 Figma serif fonts

Times New Roman

The most classic of serif fonts, widely recognized. Suitable for formal documents, books, and academic publications. But you can use it in any design of yours as Times New Roman gives off a familiar feeling that everybody likes.

Georgia

Another classic serif font designed for digital screens. Georgia is known for its clarity and legibility and is a popular choice for web design. So if web design is where you’re at, give Georgia a try.

Baskerville

Baskerville is an elegant serif font with a rich history. It's often used for printed materials like books and magazines. If your design carries that contemporary feeling to it, then Baskerville might just be your best pick.

Didot

Didot is a modern and high-contrast serif font known for its stylish and sophisticated appearance. At first look, one can already tell that it screams luxury. And that’s exactly what it’s often used for; fashion and luxury brand design.

Garamond

Garamond is known for its versatility and timeless quality. While it radiates clarity and high-brand luxury, it is also warm and inviting. It's suitable for various design applications, from books to branding to web design and blogs. Give it a go!

What are good serif fonts in Figma?

Some good serif fonts in Figma for versatile design are Times New Roman, Georgia, Baskerville, Didot, Garamond, Palatino, Century Schoolbook, etc.

What are the free serif fonts on Figma?

Figma has countless free serif fonts available in its own library. Some of these include Times New Roman, Georgia, Baskerville, Merriweather, Crimson Text, Palatino, etc.

Does Figma have sans-serif?

Yes, Figma’s font library has plenty of sans-serif fonts available for free use. Some of these include Roboto, Montserrat, Lato, Open Sans, Avenir, etc.

How do I install serif fonts in Figma?

Figma already provides a large library of Google fonts that are available for use, but it doesn’t have everything. So if you have found a font that isn’t part of Figma’s library, you will have to install it from a third-party website.

There are many sites on the Internet where you can download free fonts, such as Fontshare, DaFont, 1001FreeFonts, FontSquirrel, etc. 

All of the font websites have “Download” options for each of their fonts. All you have to do is click the button, and usually, the whole Font Family will be installed on your device.

To be able to use these fonts, you’ll need to download one of Figma’s Font installers from their webpage (macOS or Windows).

We hope that this article answered your questions and helped you pick the perfect serif font for your Figma design!

If you want to learn more about Figma, please visit our other resources.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pierluigi Giglio

Sr. UI/UX Designer and Consultant with over 10+ years of experience working with Fortune 500, large enterprises and funded startups. Having worked on hundreds upon hundreds of design projects, collaborated with 40+ clients from all around the world and taught design to thousands of students I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to give back to the design community and help other become better designers.

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