I’ve put together some great-looking sites that use Google Fonts so you can see how others are using this wonderful service by Google in their designs. Google Fonts is a fantastic free resource that has hundreds of free and open source Web fonts that you can implement in your websites.

If you’re looking to break free from the shackles of common fonts like Arial and Times New Roman, and you’d like to add that extra uniqueness to your website, check out the examples below for inspiration!

Example 1: Dadaab Stories

Example of Using Google Fonts: Dadaab Stories

Dadaab Stories employs the Nunito font for its body text. Nunito is a balanced, easy-to-read sans serif typeface with rounded terminals. It’s a great choice to help tell a story that provokes emotion.

Nunito on Google Fonts

Example 2: Rule of Three

Example of Using Google Fonts: Rule of Three

Rule of Three has an elegant website design that’s perfectly combined with Barry Schwartz’s Sorts Mill Goudy font, a revival of Frederic Goudy’s Goudy Oldstyle typeface.

Sorts Mill Goudy on Google Fonts

Example 3: Pulp Fingers

Example of Using Google Fonts: Pulp Fingers

This site uses the Londrina Solid font for headings. Created by Marcelo Magalhães, the font creator initially made it for use in one of his posters. The font takes its inspiration from the kind of lettering you might see as you travel around the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Londrina Solid on Google Fonts

Example 4: Juliana Bicycles

Example of Using Google Fonts: Juliana Bicycles

Juliana Bicycles uses the Roboto Condensed font, which works wonderfully well for headlines. Pair it with Open Sans or Oswald for body text to create great typographic harmony.

Roboto Condensed on Google Fonts

Example 5: Archie Wilkinson

Example of Using Google Fonts: Archie Wilkinson

The Archie Wilkinson site uses the graceful Raleway sans serif typeface created by Matt McInerney.

Raleway on Google Fonts

Example 6: Kait Bos

Example of Using Google Fonts: Kait Bos

Kait Bos, a Canadian graphic designer, makes use of the handwriting-inspired sans serif typeface Capriola for the navigation menu and body text, giving the design an awesome personality without sacrificing text legibility.

Capriola on Google Fonts

Example 7: Hashima Island

Example of Using Google Fonts: Hashima Island

Hashima Island uses the narrow sans serif typeface Pathway Gothic One to great effect on this site about a once-forgotten, desolate place.

Pathway Gothic One on Google Fonts

Example 8: Bel 50

Example of Using Google Fonts: Bel 50

Bel50′s body text uses the Enriqueta slab serif font, which is a soft, harmonic, and legible typeface. The font was created by combining robust and strong serifs from the Egyptian style with softer tones from Roman typefaces.

Enriqueta on Google Fonts

Example 9: Iutopi

Example of Using Google Fonts: Iutopi

The font used in this design is Bubblegum Sans. It works extremely well in helping give the design a fun, lighthearted look-and-feel.

Bubblegum Sans on Google Fonts

Example 10: This Is My Online Portfolio

Example of Using Google Fonts: This Is My Online Portfolio

Alessandro Camedda’s portfolio employs Yanone Kaffeesatz, a popular font that’s reminiscent of a 1920s coffee house.

Yanone Kaffeesatz on Google Fonts

Example 11: Aardvark Brigade

Example of Using Google Fonts: Aardvark Brigade

This site uses Syncopate for its headline and it works well because it’s lightweight and has a wide body. The modern and stylish sans serif font gives the site a lively and fresh look.

Syncopate on Google Fonts

Example 12: Fab Web Design

Example of Using Google Fonts: Fab Web Design

This fabulous site uses the Great Vibes font to give it an elegant look. It works beautifully when used for headlines.

Great Vibes on Google Fonts

Example 13: Selective Few

Example of Using Google Fonts: Selective Few

The Roboto font was created specifically to meet the requirements of high-resolution screens. This font features friendly and open curves and makes for a more natural reading rhythm.

Roboto on Google Fonts

Example 14: House Creative

Example of Using Google Fonts: House Creative

Here’s a creative agency that has decided to use a fresh and fun brush script font for their heading: The Pacifico font was inspired by the surf culture of 1950s America, which makes it an interesting choice for a creative agency.

Pacifico on Google Fonts

Example 15: Valerie Letens

Example of Using Google Fonts: Valerie Letens

This attractive portfolio for Valerie Letens’ site uses the Dancing Script font for headings, giving it a stylish, friendly, and casual look.

Dancing Script on Google Fonts

Example 16: Ink & Spindle

Example of Using Google Fonts: Ink & Spindle

Muli is an elegant and simple sans serif typeface, which makes it the perfect choice for a clean-looking and professional site selling hand-printed designs of ethically-sourced textiles.

Muli on Google Fonts

Example 17: Poor Remy

Example of Using Google Fonts: Poor Remy

The charismatic Amatic font is an excellent choice for the website of this musical band. It’s a simple yet effective handwritten font that can be used for display text.

Amatic on Google Fonts

Example 18: Kansas City CreepFest

Example of Using Google Fonts: Kansas City CreepFest

What better font to use for a "CreepFest" of horror films than the Homemade Apple font? This beautifully constructed cursive script typeface is an exceptional choice for when you want to give your site a great personality.

Homemade Apple on Google Fonts

Example 19: Johan Reinhold Ghost

Example of Using Google Fonts: Johan Reinhold Ghost

The site of Swedish electronic pop-outfit Johan Reinhold uses the Rokkitt font — a strong, distinctive slab serif typeface.

Rokkitt on Google Fonts

Example 20: Stacked Font

Example of Using Google Fonts: Stacked Font

Stacked Font uses the Spinnaker font, giving this site a youthful and playful design theme. It’s best suited for headlines, as it has low legibility at small sizes and because its slightly wide sans serif design makes it a great choice for big text.

Spinnaker on  Google Fonts

Example 21: Honda Battle Of The Bands

Example of Using Google Fonts: Honda Battle Of The Bands

Honda’s Battle of the Bands site uses the Jockey One font, which was collaboratively created by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. Perfect for bold headings, this fresh sans serif typeface makes content stand out on any device.

Jockey One on Google Fonts

Example 22: Grand

Example of Using Google Fonts: Grand

This site uses the PT Sans font — it’s inspired by Russian sans serif typefaces, but also incorporates some features of contemporary fonts.

PT Sans on Google Fonts

Example 23: TEDxGUC

Example of Using Google Fonts: TEDxGUC

This website uses the Lato sans serif font family designed by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic. The font gives the site a warm yet professional feel. Dziedzic says while describing the Lato font: "Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the summer."

Lato on Google Fonts

Example 24: Bfore

Example of Using Google Fonts: Bfore

This site uses a geometric slab serif typeface called Arvo for headings. It’s a simple, legible font that would be a great choice for any website.

Arvo on Google Fonts

Example 25: Tonic

Example of Using Google Fonts: Tonic

Tonic uses the Droid Serif font for body text, which is popular because it was specifically designed for comfortable reading on screens. This font has a condensed letterform so it can display more text on smaller screens while maintaining a high level of readability.

Droid Serif on Google Fonts

Example 26: Vt Creative

Example of Using Google Fonts: Vt Creative

Merriweather is an attractive font — it’s pleasant to read on any screen or device, which is why web designer Vincent Tantardini decided to use it on his portfolio site. Designed by Eben Sorkin, Merriweather combines a large x-height, slightly condensed letterforms, a mild diagonal stress, and strong serifs.

Merriweather on Google Fonts

Example 27: Vespillo

Example of Using Google Fonts: Vespillo

The site for the film "Vespillo" uses the Montserrat font — a beautiful, fresh, and legible typeface.

Montserrat on Google Fonts

Example 28: Scytale

Example of Using Google Fonts: Scytale

Scytale uses the popular Source Sans Pro font, Adobe’s first open source typeface. Made by Paul D. Hunt, Source Sans Pro was designed to work well on UIs.

Source Sans Pro on Google Fonts

Example 29: Calvin

Example of Using Google Fonts: Calvin

This site combines one of the most downloaded Google fonts, Oswald, with the Jura font to create a great visual contrast.

Jura on Google Fonts

Oswald on Google Fonts

Example 30: Crowd Interactive

Example of Using Google Fonts: Crowd Interactive

This simple website puts typography at the center of attention. They have a typographic-poster style block of text that uses the condensed Six Caps font.

Six Caps on Google Fonts

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Rahul Mistry is a writer for web hosting company, Heart Internet. He's passionate for all things digital, and enjoys web development. You can connect with him on Google+ and Twitter @mistry213.