5 Free Fonts You Shouldn’t Have Missed


We expand our collection of high-quality freefonts1 we’ve put together few months ago. Some of newbies are quite old, however they haven’t been known for a while.

Particularly District Thin, Kontrapunkt and Com4t Fine Regular offer quality and can be used for serious online-presentations. Let’s take a closer look at 5 freefonts we’ve found on the Web over the last month. Links checked: June/12 2008.

1. District Thin2: Description and Download3


2. Fertigo4: Description and Download5


3. FF Clan Narrow Bold6: Description and Download7


4. Kontrapunkt8: Description and Download9


5. Com4T Fine Regular10: Description11 and Download12


Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/10/11/17-more-free-quality-fonts/
  2. 2 http://www.philsfonts.com/freefont.html
  3. 3 http://www.philsfonts.com/freefont.html
  4. 4 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/fertigo.html
  5. 5 http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/fertigo.html
  6. 6 http://www.fontshop.com/features/free.cfm
  7. 7 http://www.fontshop.com/features/free.cfm
  8. 8 http://www.kontrapunkt.dk/news/ddprize_typeface_of_the_year_2004
  9. 9 http://www.kontrapunkt.dk/news/ddprize_typeface_of_the_year_2004
  10. 10 http://com4t-fff.seesaa.net/article/20901050.html
  11. 11 http://com4t-fff.seesaa.net/article/20901050.html
  12. 12 http://com4t-fff.seesaa.net/article/20901050.html

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    This site is quickly becoming my first read RSS feed when a new post is made. Keep up the great work and thanks for these fonts!

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    I think theres lot of better free fonts, if i find some i post it here….


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    This Site rocks!!!! Keep up the good work… my RSS-Reader is still waiting for more cool stuff!

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    Nice little collection. Number 5 is my favorite.

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    Great site with loads of good resources. Keep up the good work and the high quality finds.

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    I’ve got to mirror what everyone else has said! This site is fast becoming a fantastic resource for me!

    Thanks for the hard work & the fonts :)


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    I like the list, the first and last are the best, however, outside of the first I don’t think they are “top 5” but then again, your one of the few that wasn’t going for that angle. Personally I’m shocked at how many great fonts are hidden out there and a lot of people whine about there not being any good “free”, or “easy to obtain” ones. “Good” in fonts comes down to maturity in the artist I suppose. I’ve posted some rather good fonts on my forum as well, you can see them at;


  11. 11

    kewl fonts …
    thanks …

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    District thin says right on their website “You may not post this font for distribution on the internet.”

  13. 13

    Which is why they didn’t post it for distribution on the internet; they posted a link to the other guy’s page.

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    Smashmagazine isn’t hosting the font. They don’t say you can’t post a link to another site which is actually hosting the file to be downloaded.

  15. 15

    As a follow up on Syberghost’s message to Dave…

    You fail at the Internet, please log off now, and go outside.

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    there’s thousands free” fonts, but many of them aren’t well made nor are they clear on commercial useage. at least one of these is, and it’ll allow you to use for commercial purposes. also these are thoughtfully made and crafted likely by someone trained/studying in typefaces, not just someone making a “cool looking font”…

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    Great font choices, especially like the first two. Some negative comments might arise from those who just want ‘wacky’ outlandish fonts and cannot appreciate readable, yet distinguishable, ones. Thanks so much.

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    Love is all around, lets all around the world to play

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    Juan Pablo De Gregorio

    January 26, 2007 8:55 am
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    District Thin and FF Clan Narrow Bold look pretty sweet! Thanks for pointing them out.

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    excellent site – number 5 is the one for me

  24. 24

    Awesome site !!
    good resource for all category of graphic designers.
    nice collection of free fonts as well.

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    Is it illegal to mirror these? I just found out about them and I really would love them (FF Clan Narrow) although it seems I have missed it.

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    I loved all. With only exception: the Kontrapunkt. Strange font…

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    hay..? how are you ,you are going i’t america…?

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    Nice list but dont agree they are top five.

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    Great cheers.

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    I like fertigo…

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    Love these …would love a District thin ‘Bold’ face?

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    awesome set of resources! thank you for sharing this and doing the research for us all to discover. i will definitely be referencing this time to time.

    i just want to add, another excellent resource / place for typography is http://www.logofonts.net – it by far is the most complete and solid font site i have visited. you can test the fonts online

    thanks again for the excellent links!

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    I like the cursive style you can find cursive fonts on http://www.cursive-fonts.com


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