Font Awesome

Looking for an icon font for either web or desktop work? Check out the aptly named Font Awesome.

Designed to work with Bootstrap, Font Awesome is free to use for commercial work and version 4.0.3 offers 369 scalable vector icons that can be customized with CSS, or used just like any other OpenType font. The download package includes the icons in web font formats plus SVG and OTF versions. Examples show how to use CSS to add borders, stack the icons, make them spin, etc. There’s also a cheatsheet showing the Unicode values for each icon.

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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