I know how hard it can be to find a good serif modern font that is actually GOOD.
Well I have scoured the internet and here they are! My top 3 fonts I am using right this very minute. 100% Free to use on your website, social media – everywhere!!
Butler is a free serif font inspired by a mix between both Dala Floda & the amazing Bodoni family. The main goal was to bring a bit of modernism to serif fonts by working on the curves of classical serif font families and adding an extra stencil family.
Gilda Display is a font of classic proportions, in which we can see the finest treatment of curves, strokes and serifs. The high stroke contrast has especially smooth transitions, making this type perfect for the world of fashion, jewelry and luxury items. Gilda Display typically contributes all its glamor to headlines, but the considered design of this font gives it potential for use in longer texts with a fine page texture.
I really like this one in caps. Get it here
Alegreya was chosen as one of 53 “Fonts of the Decade” at the ATypI Letter2 competition in September 2011, and one of the top 14 text type systems. It was also selected in the 2nd Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño, competition held in Madrid in 2010.
I really like this one in italic for a bold modern look. Get it here