August 2009

Excellent free fonts for professional design.

TripwireMagazine presents an overview of more than 75 excellent free fonts you should consider using for your designs. Not all free fonts are worth using but the fonts listed in this article have all been picked out because they are better than the rest.

The Free Font Manifesto.

A small but growing number of designers and institutions are creating typefaces for the public domain. These designers are participating in the broader open source and copyleft movements, which seek to stimulate worldwide creativity via a collective information commons. Read the Free Font Manifesto at DesignWritingResearch.

New free fonts.

Every now and again SmashingMagazine take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. They search for them and find them, so you don’t have to. Sweet deal.

Insanely cool Manga fonts.

If you want to create your own manga, you’re going to need the right manga fonts, or your work’s going to stick out like a Mickey Mouse cartoon at a dojinshi convention. Fear not, you can choose from any one of the brilliant fonts listed at Colorburned. Use an all-caps font for your main text, a handwritten font for small text, and a variety of different fonts for sound effects. One last word of advice: avoid Comic Sans at all costs (die-hard manga fans hate it above all else.

20 free kiddy fonts.

The unwritten law is that professionals must NEVER use Comic Sans. This roundup at BestDesignOptions contains a wonderful selection of youthful and high quality fonts that are certified True Type fonts, that let you create and print your own party invitations to please your kid or their guests. Most of these fonts have versions for both PC and Mac OS platforms.

Calluna, a text typeface with flow.

Jos Buivenga at ilovetypography started out doing a little test to see if he could add serifs to Museo, to make a slab serif. Because of its pipe bend serifs he suddenly saw the connection between serif and stem, and some sort of direction. A year and a half of development resulted in Calluna.  Read his design process and download a PDF specimen and free regular weight.

July 2009

Hundreds of @font-face fonts.

This page showcases all the fonts that Font Squirrel offers for use with @font-face CSS embedding. Though they try very hard to verify compliance with license agreements, please read them yourself before using. Font Squirrel makes no guarantee that our interpretation of each license is correct (since most have no @font-face clause).

22 free hand drawn fonts.

WebDesignDev presents a nice compilation of free downloadable hand drawn fonts. These fonts will work on both Windows and Mac, and if used correctly will just put the cherry on top of your hand drawn design. Check out my previous posts (Search: Hand Drawn) for even more.

A slick collection of free fonts.

The basic purpose behind this post from InstantShift is to show you Popular, Artistic and most importantly Free fonts. You can also find some related free references at the end of the post. Just make sure to read the license agreements carefully as they can change from time to time.

Free graffiti fonts.

Free graffiti fonts are widely available online. However, finding the best graffiti fonts that would look great on your hiphop-themed or grunge-style artwork could prove too overwhelming at times, given the vast resources that you have to browse through. So here, BestDesignOptions will make it easier for you to find the perfect fonts for your street art, by featuring the best 20 free graffiti fonts from the great and most trusted free font site, dafont.com.