Free Fonts of the Month: Geo Sans, OT Versa, Diavlo


We continue to collect most beautiful high quality freefonts, which can be used for both private and professional projects without any restrictions whatsoever. They are hard to find, but the search is definitely worth it.

Over the last 30 days we’ve managed to find few oldies such as famous Geo Sans and Mank Sans by Manfred Klein, but also some newbies such as Jos Buivenga’s Diavlo. You might also be interested in further free fonts1 we’ve presented recently. Before using the font, don’t forget to read the legal agreement carefully. They change from time to time.

If you like this series of articles, please spread the word, so that 1) we know you are interested; 2) many designers as possible can improve the quality of typography on their web-sites.

Freefonts of the Month

1. Geo Sans Light2, by Manfred Klein

Geo Sans Light Freefont3

2. Mank Sans4, by Manfred Klein

Mank Sans Freefont5

3. OT Versa Condensed6, by Peter Verheul

Ourtype offers a bonus font of the month. To download the font, click on the “About” item in the left sidebar of this7 site. Once the horizontal menu has appeared, click on the “Bonus font of the mont” section link in the menu.

OT Versa Condensed8

4. Diavlo9 by Jos Buivenga.

Diavlo is a free font that is a bit square and sharp. Great attention has been given to detail, spacing and kerning. It contains more than 300 glyphs and over 1.300 kerning pairs. Other weights may follow, but for now it’s only regular.

Diavlo Freefont10
Diavlo Freefont11
Diavlo Freefont12

5. Tuffy13, by Thatcher Ulrich

Tuffy Freefont14

6. Greyscale Basic15, by Greyscale [via Computerlove16]

Tuffy Freefont17

7. Kapitza Pop18 [decorative]

A free version of Pop contains 8 graphic elements in 4 weights (Pop10, Pop20, Pop30, Pop40). When repeated, each Pop element creates a unique pattern which can be combined into an infinite variety of patterns. This font is not free to
use commercially, please read the Licence Agreement.


8. Unibody [pixel font]

Unibody is an optimized screen font family for Macromedia Flash MX and Adobe Photoshop. It’s designed for one point size only, 8 pts.

Unibody Freefont

Freely available fonts

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    Thanks, now I have the Vista fonts :)

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    How can I download VERSA? It doesn’t look like a free download.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 2, 2007 2:27 am

    Daniel, please read the post carefully. All needed information is mentioned there.

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    Yeah Daniel … just click on “Bonus font of the mont” … MONT?


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    Here’s a link to the vista fonts for a direct download (without installing powerpoint viewer 2007).

  6. 6

    Thank you so much. I was just searching for some nice fonts. This blog really is a must have.

  7. 7

    Very nice selection of free fonts like always :)

  8. 8

    Great Fonts!

    Thank You !!!

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    April 2, 2007 1:44 pm

    Also, check out Gentium:

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    Balakumar Muthu

    April 2, 2007 4:30 pm

    Diavlo is my favorite !

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    Thanks for these guys. Awesome stuff.

  12. 12

    I love this fonts, specially those you show how to install Windows Vista’s default fonts.

    Thank you again!

  13. 13

    Another great article, but doesn’t anyone spell check around here?

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    Thank you so much, great Fonts!

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    Great article, OT Versa is my favorite and Mank sans

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    Thank you!

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    do you know where we can download the new Vista Font for apple mac ?


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    You guys rock !
    Every post of yours has something to look forward for…

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    This are great fonts. Some came from germany :-)

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    good i love you!!!!

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    rogaroga: The commandline ‘cabextract’ tool (source code here; also available from Fink) can be used to extract the PowerPoint Viewer installer on OS X.

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    My new banner at the end of the month is looking like it’ll be using Diavlo. Nice find guys, thanks!

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    [update on Diavlo] new pre-release: two more weights added

    I’ve added two more weights besides Book: SemiBold and Bold. Italic (oblique) versions will follow soon.


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    wow, great font’s. Calibri looks fantastic!

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    I wanted to ask if anyone knows of a true calligraphy software that can design letters to fit a given shape – say a heart of a circle or a crescent etc

    I am interested in one for English Script and also for Arabic Script

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    I would like to have thembut I don’t want to have to download the program to get themthough. I don’t know anything about it and I am not sure how much space I have on my pc. So i couldn’t see where to just get the fonts at. The links were all marked off. Any way nice idea anyway. Ruth

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    Hi webmaster!

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    Hi webmaster!

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    Hi webmaster!

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    Hi webmaster!

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    Unlike a lot of sites, this has a clean design without a lot of clutter. It makes it easy to find what you want.

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    ¿Donde puedo encontrar la fuente Mata bold gratis?
    Saludos a todos, alguno me puede decir en qué página web puedo descargar gratis la fuente Mata bold esq la necesito urgente pero no encuentro esa fuente en especial gratis…

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    I’m with you there on more votes for 1. Graveblade.Also lovin2. Baroque3. AvianoI’d say they’re all great, just get rid of the 3 *least* voted for, these will be used everywhere! Would love a fatuere of my sexy profile crafted by one of my 16yr old designers! :


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