5 More Free Fonts: Chúcara, Preface, Colaborate


High quality freefonts are always nice to have, but usually they are extremely hard to find. Usually it requires much time and patience to get a lead on some gorgeous typofaces out there. Every week we take a close look around, visit dozens of typography-related sites, check out the latest updates and choose the best free fonts, which have been released or appeared over the last few weeks. And all the fonts we find are getting published immediately, here on Smashing Magazine. So what did we find this week?

1. Chúcara1: to get the font, contact the designer Juan Pablo De Gregorio or add a comment to the post, explaining, who you are, why are you willing to get the font and how do you intend to use it. The author sends the font via e-mail. Links checked: June/26 2008 – 2 Fonts deleted.


Zalamander3: Download the all caps version of Zalamander. All fonts are provided in OpenType format. The full version contains more than 800 glyphs including cyrillic and provides full OpenType functionality.



Image and reference via typoblog.ch8

Even more Freefonts! Link

Here are the articles with references to over 50 high quality freefonts we’ve managed to collect so far. Thanks to all designers, typo-artists, bloggers and foundries, who/which released these fonts for free, spread the word and thus enriched the state of web-typography enormously.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://letritas.blogspot.com/2006/05/chcara-una-tipografa-econmica.html
  2. 2 http://letritas.blogspot.com/2006/05/chcara-una-tipografa-econmica.html
  3. 3 http://justanotherfoundry.com/Zalamander/index.htm
  4. 4 http://justanotherfoundry.com/Zalamander/index.htm
  5. 5 http://www.seite4.com/609.0.html
  6. 6 http://www.seite4.com/609.0.html
  7. 7 http://www.seite4.com/609.0.html
  8. 8 http://www.typoblog.ch/?p=142
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/06/freefont-of-the-week-romeral/
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/01/19/7-freefonts-you-shouldnt-have-missed/
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/11/29/district-thin-free-font-of-the-week/
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/11/01/tallys-freefont-of-the-week/
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/10/12/fresh-free-fonts-audimat-share/
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2006/10/11/17-more-free-quality-fonts/
  15. 15 http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-best-license-free-official-fonts

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  1. 1

    Good fonts, I would like to see more arial/standard fonts in the future with various font weights.

  2. 2

    Walter –

    I agree.. Fonts like colaborate that come with multiple weights are so usefull.. Especially for use on the web and in simple designs with lots of copy.


  3. 3

    And as always a good source for nice freefonts. Thank you _very_ much! :-)

  4. 4

    Very good fonts!
    Thank you for another nice examples of free fonts.

    Sometimes we think that only stock fonts are good, but you’re showing that we can download some good for free =)

  5. 5

    Thanks for referencing your source!

    The free fonts are not bad. But they’re still free. This means, they ar not perfect. Really good fonts are so much of work. So it can’t be free. But sometimes there are some real cool fonts to find on the web.


  6. 6

    Juan Pablo De Gregorio

    March 2, 2007 2:19 am

    Thank you for reference our blog…
    Chucara was my title proyect, and when i start disigning it, many people helped me… i promiesed when i finish the font, i will look the way to give it for free.

  7. 7

    Very often I find myself browsing through my fonts collection for hours before choosing the proper one… it is one of the things that gives a design the proper feel… thanks for making my and others job easier :)

  8. 8

    Did anyone get Lindau? I’d love a copy, if so.

    Please email me at:


    Thank you.

  9. 9

    I am looking for a free download of Cambria font. Can anyone help? Tnkx.


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