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
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.
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.
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.
Freely available fonts
- If you still don’t have Windows Vista fonts20, you can get them legally for free, downloading and installing the PowerPoint Viewer 200721. The package includes all 6 Windows Fonts – Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia and Corbel, which you can use without any restrictions. [via Praegnanz.de22].
- Apparently, Secondlife Installation Package24 includes Erik Spiekermann’s25 FF Meta Book and FF Meta Bold as .ttf. It’s questionable, whether these fonts can be used for free (a single cut is currently priced at around 50 Euro). However, you can exract them, following instructions in the article Meta Font “Free for All” Through Second Life?26.27
Any suggestions? Don’t hesistate to comment! We’ll appreciate it. And the community will appreciate it.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/24/five-more-freefonts-chucara-preface-colaborate/
- 2 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=geo_sans_light&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Geo+Sans+Light&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
- 3 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=geo_sans_light&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Geo+Sans+Light&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
- 4 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=mank_sans&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Mank+Sans&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
- 5 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=mank_sans&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Mank+Sans&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
- 6 http://www.ourtype.be/
- 7 http://www.ourtype.be
- 8 http://www.ourtype.be/
- 9 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
- 10 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
- 11 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
- 12 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
- 13 http://tulrich.com/fonts/
- 14 http://tulrich.com/fonts/
- 15 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
- 16 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/3085
- 17 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
- 18 http://kapitza.com/shop/fonts/pop
- 19 http://kapitza.com/shop/fonts/pop
- 20 http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=47&aid=78683
- 21 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
- 22 http://praegnanz.de/weblog/vista-schriften-ohne-vista
- 23 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
- 24 https://secure-web8.secondlife.com/community/downloads.php
- 25 http://www.spiekermann.com/mten/
- 26 http://blog.parasight.de/archive/meta-font-free-for-all-through-second-life
- 27 http://blog.parasight.de/archive/meta-font-free-for-all-through-second-life