Alternatives To Your Favorite Serif Typefaces [Updated With Specimens] Hello, my name is Bram, a brand strategist, hacker and typophile. I’ll be guest blogging for Designer Daily during Mirko’s vacation week. Consider this fact: today, we have more typefaces than ever designed, yet most designers chose to stick with their Helveticas, Gills and Caslons. 65 Popular And Professional Free Fonts For Creative Typography Some time ago I created article – 52 Really High Quality Free Fonts For Modern And Cool Design, which turned out to be very popular. But I felt like I haven’t featured even a half of beautiful, professional free fonts, so I decided to continue with another article. This time I found 65 high quality fonts, where many of them are very good for font creation, creative graphic typographic works, unique web design titles and so on. But hey – we are here all becoming/experienced designers, I don’t need to tell you where to use those fonts, I am here to find that stuff for you!
The 100 best free fonts If you overspent in the holiday season, never fear, we've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts to help you kick off the new year in style. Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools. This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles. We have many other articles covering specialist font types including handwriting fonts, graffiti fonts, web fonts and more, but we have sectioned our main list under these styles: Most of the typeface collections listed here can be used in your projects, but please be sure to check the terms.
Ten Awesome Alternative Free Web Fonts Free web fonts such Museo, League Gothic, Droid and Lobster have been around since the dawn of the @font-face revolution. Whilst these are all fantastic typefaces, they are beginning to suffer from over-use. Services such as Google Web Fonts and FontSquirrel are expanding their free @font-face collections weekly but it can be difficult to pick through masses of naff display fonts to find that perfect typeface. The purpose of this article is to highlight some great fonts that are around that you may not have considered using yet. 10 Awesome Free Web Fonts
Free For All: 103 Free Fonts! In this installment of "Free for All," I'll cover just one type of freebie: everyone's favorite, free fonts! You'll find script fonts, modern fonts, funky fonts, and more. All told, there are more than 100 free fonts in this one article—enough to keep even the biggest type geek giddily building type spec sheets for weeks! Please note that licenses on the fonts below vary from personal use only to free for commercial use. Some of both types require attribution to the artist. Please check the license on any font you download before using it in a project.
OSP-foundry Belgica-Belgika: Stroke fonts with no contrast and capital letters only based on diverse pseudo-generic elements for multi-usages. Le Patin Helvète: “Patin Helvete is a attempt to turn the slick propergol purity of the modernist lines back to the coal dirt of the iron horse by going backward in time and space through little pieces of rail.” Mill: Using @font-face The @font-face rule allows custom fonts to be loaded on a webpage. Once added to a stylesheet, the rule instructs the browser to download the font from where it is hosted, then display it as specified in the CSS. Without the rule, our designs are limited to the fonts that are already loaded on a user's computer, which vary depending on the system being used. 27 New Typefaces That You Need to Know About Anyone who’s ever tried their hand at designing a typeface will know that it’s a wildly difficult process, and to actually come out at the end with something beautiful takes an extreme amount of skill, taste and patience. Type design isn’t meant for everyone, but typography is, and nearly every designer works with it every day. This is exactly why we’ve teamed up with Type Release creator Sean Mitchell to share with you some of the latest typefaces released this past month. These are his findings: Trim
Type Connection a tight-knit group:ITC Stone Sans, ITC Stone Serif & ITC Stone Informal strategy:Rely on Family Sumner Stone set out to create a group of typefaces that would work together effortlessly. His solution, the superfamily of ITC Stone Sans, ITC Stone Serif, and ITC Stone Informal, is a digital printing trifecta. The typefaces share similar heights, weights, and proportions. How to Use Adobe Edge Web Fonts on Your Site Adobe recently launched a free web font service to complement Typekit, their amazing premium service. Adobe Edge Web Fonts currently gives you around 500 free font families that you can use on your site today with little effort. How great is that?
Articles: How to Spot Arial Many of the characters in Helvetica and Arial are very similar to each other, although none are quite identical. Other characters are quite a bit different, and they are the key to telling which is which. Here are some of the most obvious ones (Grotesque 215, Arial’s ancestor, has also been included for comparison): CUSTOM LETTERS 2009 by Beejay on February 1, 2010 Appreciation for the people making Custom Letters. Inspiration for everyone else.