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#1 GAViN

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:08 AM

I've searched through sites such as acidfonts.com, dafonts.com for some "business" looking freeware fonts, but they all seem to be film, kid or fun fonts, nothing serious.

Anyone know of any?

#2 eKstreme

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 10:55 AM

Why of course :) Take a look at my font site: fontfox

Hope you like it!

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:56 AM

nice site eKstreme :D

these ones also pretty good, I'll add some more soon.

http://www.1001freefonts.com

http://www.typenow.net/themed.htm

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Black_Phoenix :D

I've never seen typenow.net before. I like it. Must add it to my collection. Thanks!

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 03:46 PM

Need to identify a font?
Need a line on a free, extensive font family?
Try usenet.

alt.binaries.fonts is a good source.
I'm not pushing downloading warez fonts or copies of copies of copies that are missing the niceties of hinting and kerning. However, some folks who design and study fonts are there to post their own and have deep love for the topic.

http://jeff.cs.mcgil...newsgroups.html
http://www.jgoffin.f...bf/glossary.htm


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Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:11 PM

Media Temple hosts the Typophile wiki and forum
http://typophile.com/wiki/start
http://typophile.com/forums

Typophile's list of "cool" free font links
http://typophile.com/wiki/FAQ_Free

Wikipedia's outside links on typefaces and typography are nice -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface
http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Typography
http://en.wikipedia....iki/Type_design

Fonts are art, form, function, history and oh so addictive!
Yum.

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#7 Black_Phoenix

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:43 PM

I'm back

heres one good resource site, navigation is not standard, but if you scroll the browser you will find over 100 font sites

http://www.blueverti...bvresources.htm

that should keep you busy ;)

hope that helps

bp

#8 TheManBehindTheCurtain

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:32 AM

Hey moderators ... this has the making of a very useful sticky topic to accompany the sticky with all the links to stock!

#9 eKstreme

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:36 AM

I agree that typography is addictive. It's why I started my site - it's just a hobby that became and idea that begat a site.

So here is list of my bookmarked font sites:

Sites for original font designers:

Silkscreen font. Silkscreen is the "official" font for those 80x15px buttons we see everywhere.

the Astigmatic One Eye Typographic Institute. One of the best font sites ever. Very classy design and very cool fonts. Highly recommended!

merald city fontwerks - alphabet. Another top site, home of many of the popular free fonts. Check out pookie and augie.

dave bastian free fonts Another collection I like, more funky than your typical style, but still very cool.

Collection sites
On snot and fonts. Although it claims that most of the links are dead (some are, true), it's still a good collection.

Unicode fonts collection Because we're an international bunch and we need unicode fonts.

Unicode Font Guide A better unicode font collection.

DMOZ Font Directories The DMOZ page for this kind of stuff.

NetFontes A Brazillian site, with a cool collection.

Search Free Fonts. As it says on the tin (well, title). A big list ripe for your picking.

fontsite. A collection of free fonts. Not sure how often they change their free collection, but it's there. Worth a check once in a while.

Typography tutorials and the like

All Good Things Typography. A collection answering the question "what is typography?".

Paul Baker Typography. Watch those frames, but click on the "P A U L B A K E R T Y P O G R A P H Y" link at the top left.

Designing with Type. As they describe it: "devoted to the art and appreciation of typography. It offers a unique typographic resource for students, educators, and professionals, showcasing talent from around the world."

Microsoft Typography. An excellent site. Be sure to check out their A DISAGREEABLY FACETIOUS TYPE GLOSSARY, which as they put it "FOR THE AMUSEMENT & EDIFICATION OF PEOPLE BEGINNING A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FONTS"

Edited by eKstreme, 21 February 2006 - 04:42 AM.


#10 worldfreeweb

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:14 AM

my favorite is http://www.dafonts.com

Edited by worldfreeweb, 24 February 2006 - 08:17 PM.


#11 groor

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:21 PM

http://penguinfonts.com is also good, fonts sorted by tags and licenses clearly shown.

#12 GAViN

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:30 AM

Here are a few more :)

http://personales.co...onts/ttfeng.htm

http://www.dingbatdepot.com/ - For Dingbat Fonts

#13 kylesutcliffe

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:57 AM

i agree with worldfreeweb, dafont is by far the best free font resource website on the web - thats my opinion of course.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

http://www.smeltery.net/

http://www.fabrikadetypos.com.br/ (fell in love with his font Helena that I found on a free font site and paid $5 to use commercially. I wrote him, some of his fonts are created as derivatives from royalty free stuff, so I'm not going to use them for clients, but I seriously love them and would use them for my own stuff).

http://floodfonts.com/ (license for free fonts is commercial: http://floodfonts.com/readme/readme.html)

http://apostrophiclab.pedroreina.net/ (these are the old Apostrophic Lab fonts, scroll down to Tipos, license is here:http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/info.html )

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v3/ I like this guy's fonts, but I wrote him and some of them he calls "collages" made from other fonts, so I'm not sure of the legalities, he gives permission for commercial use, though).

http://moorstation.o...gemnew/home.htm I like Moorstation, but only a few of the designers have their licenses posted and I've written many of them and none have ever replied

http://www.larabiefonts.com/ Been using this guy's fonts for years (actually bought one of his CDs). They're fine for commercial use, I think he might "request" a donation or something now, though.

http://www.glashaus-design.com/ - edited to add this. Great site, some free fonts for commercial use (I like Lacuna).

Edited by Canadianna, 23 April 2007 - 11:49 AM.


#15 RDewick

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 03:06 PM

I've always used Dafont myself but came across this one recently: http://betterfonts.com/

#16 pateeg

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:33 PM

www.myfonts.com

allows you to find fonts based on a key word, or its name.

it also has a program that will scan your uploaded font sample and try to guess which font it is if you don't know it's name and need to buy it.

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Edited by pateeg, 15 January 2008 - 11:35 PM.


#17 DianeV

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:38 PM

MyFonts also has a neat newsletter -- it includes various new fonts that they'd like to introduce (I guess). Very aesthetic, and not your usual "21 Ways to ..." kind of thing.



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