We all love high quality typefaces, particularly those available for free download: as provided by typo-designers or typo-foundries. Over the last months we’ve collected over 50 of them and presented them in our Free Fonts Section41, which is being updated on a regular basis. So if you haven’t downloaded these fonts yet, you probably should take a look at them right now.
However, 50 fonts are pretty much, so it would be nice to have some kind of quick reference for the best of them – to have them printed out and browse through them once you need to decide which font to use. Therefore we’ve decided to create a Free Font Cheat Sheet, which is basically a list of examples, which demonstrate, how the best high quality freefonts can be used for body copy.
We’ve also listed basic system fonts and Vista fonts in the list, so you can compare them if you’d like to. You can download the final .pdf2 (.zip, 0.8 Mb) for free. You can also use the Free Fonts Cheat Sheet Page if you have the fonts already installed on your PC.
- Download Free Font Cheat Sheet3 (.zip, 0.8 Mb)
- visit the Free Fonts Cheat Sheet Page
- visit the Free Fonts Section41. You can download all the fonts listed in the Cheat Sheet for free, using references in our articles.
We’d like to thank to all typo-designers and foundries for releasing these fonts for free. We appreciate your work and your intentions.
If you find any mistakes, problems or if you have any comments how we could improve the Cheat Sheet – let us know or just comment on this article. Please do not link directly to the .zip-file, but to this article. Please appreciate our work and time.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/pdfs/freefont-cheatsheet.zip
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/pdfs/freefont-cheatsheet.zip
- 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/