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. And for another caveat on free fonts, see www.creativepro.com/blog/typetalk-are-free-fonts-worth-price.
Simply click an image to download the font or to be taken to a page with a download link. But before you go off to play with your new type, please click the Comments button and tell me what you’d like to see in future installments of “Free for All.” I’ll return to the regular format of five different types of free resources and tools in my next installment.
Popularly referred to as “grunge fonts,” the group of typefaces officially classified as “distressed” first become popular as a result of the title treatment on the 1990s television show the X-Files (download it below!), and the craving for them has only increased since. The following free grunge fonts ought to quench your thirst—at least for a little while.
Handwritten and Hand-drawn Fonts
Get up close and personal with fonts based on others’ real life handwriting and on hand-drawn letterforms.
Although “funky fonts” isn’t a traditional typeface classification, it’s the best description for the following eclectic assortment of fonts.
This category is reserved for those fonts that benefit from the type designers’ great attention to detail and additional features not found in the average free font. Some of them, for instance, contain kerning and hinting data nearly on par with commercial fonts, for which you’d expect to pay a hundred dollars or more. Many of these are complete typefaces given away free to entice you to purchase more tyepfaces in a larger family of fonts. If you like the free samples, we encourage you to pay for the rest of the family and support quality type design.
What can I find free for you? Want more free fonts? More Photoshop brushes? How about more online applications that do this or that for free? Click the Comments button below to tell me what you’d like to see in future installments of “Free for All,” and I’ll do my best bloodhound impression to track it down for you.
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