7 Brilliant Free Fonts: Faceplate, Sling, Cicle

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Every month we take a look around, browse through dozens of fonts collections and select most irresistible typefaces released recently. We collect most beautiful high quality fonts, which can be used for private and/or professional projects without any restrictions whatsoever. If you’ve tried to find them once, you know how time-consuming the search can be. Indeed, these beauties can be quite hard to find, but the search is definitely worth it. We search for them. So you don’t have to.

Let’s take a look at 7 free high quality fonts we’ve come across over the last 30 days.

Free Fonts Of The Month

1. Faceplate™ A Gauge4 (Fontshop, registration is required)

Fresh Free Fonts - Download Free Fonts | FontShop5

2. Sling (Serif, 3 fonts, freeware)

The font is deleted from this list due to complaints – Sling seems to be a copy of the commerical font ITC Leawood.

3. Cicle6 (Sans-Serif, 7 fonts, freeware)

Fresh Free Fonts - Cicle Font | dafont.com7

4. Steiner8 (Sans Serif, free for personal use)

Fresh Free Fonts - Steiner Font | dafont.com9

5. Existence Light10 (Sans Serif, 3 fonts, freeware)

Fresh Free Fonts - Existence Light Font | dafont.com11

6. FF Mt12

Fresh Free Fonts - FontFont: Free Downloads - FF Mt13

7. FF Clan Narrow Bold14

Fresh Free Fonts - FontFont: Free Downloads - FF Clan Narrow Bold15

Bonus: Typography Trends

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-rss.php
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/24/five-more-freefonts-chucara-preface-colaborate/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/04/02/free-fonts-of-the-month-geo-sans-ot-versa-diavlo/
  4. 4 http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:AS7pCNR8D_UJ:www.fontshop.com/freefonts/+fontshop+freefonts&hl=de&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=de&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a
  5. 5 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
  6. 6 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=cicle&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  7. 7 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=cicle&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  8. 8 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=steiner&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  9. 9 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=steiner&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  10. 10 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=existence&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  11. 11 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=existence&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Type+your+text+here&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  12. 12 http://fontfont.com/downloads/
  13. 13 http://fontfont.com/downloads/
  14. 14 http://fontfont.com/downloads/
  15. 15 http://fontfont.com/downloads/
  16. 16 http://www.typografie.info/typowiki/index.php?title=Hausschrift-Liste_Unternehmen-zu-Schrift
  17. 17 http://www.fontshop.com/fontfeed/archives/the-logos-of-web-20/
  18. 18 http://www.typeoff.de/?p=122
  19. 19 http://www.100besteschriften.de/

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  1. 1

    Nice collection – thanks!

  2. 2

    thank you bro for another nice font :) gogog smashingmagazine

  3. 3

    I like Steiner font..

  4. 4

    thx. Nice fonts =)

  5. 5

    Thanks for the links, lovely font this FF Clan Narrow Bold!

  6. 6

    Sling is my favorite, I’ve used it for months now and it’s just beautiful.

  7. 7

    These ARE brilliant indeed! I can find uses for all of them. Thanks!

  8. 8

    Thanks for the nice new collection, I was waiting for it. :-)
    BUT, it’s very sad that Steiner and Sling doesn’t contain Umlaute! No ÖÄÜß.
    I don’t think you can call them high quality with this poor charakter set.

  9. 9

    Astrid Paramita

    June 8, 2007 11:04 pm

    Great fonts :). Especially love the Cicle. Thanks a lot.

  10. 10

    Sling is my favourite too. The way how the font curves, it’s totally attractive and beautiful

  11. 11

    Mostafa Darvishzadeh

    June 9, 2007 2:07 am

    Thanks

  12. 12

    i love dafont site

  13. 13

    Phil from Loreauville

    June 9, 2007 2:43 am

    Now those fonts look like they really have some potential. Especially Stiener and Sling.
    You know, this is getting pretty bad. Everytime you guys dig up some new fonts, I have to fight the urge to go and switch out all the headings at my site.

  14. 14

    Another great post, Thanks

  15. 15

    =) what more can I do.

  16. 16

    Although Clan Narrow Bold is clearly an excellent-quality typeface, I must respectfully disagree with your estimation of Sling and Steiner. Sling and Steiner apparently do not contain accented characters. This presents a problem for designers who need to set non-English text with Roman numerals. Sling also appears to be a (scanned? auto-traced?) version of ITC’s Leawood font. Despite this, I find most of the free fonts that you post here rather good, particularly the ones by Manfred Klein and Jos Buivenga.

  17. 17

    The fonts are really great and professional.

  18. 18

    Sling is certainly a font-rip!
    Watch this sreenshot:
    http://www.icepic.de/show/zuschneiden.jpg/

    You can see easily that it’s the same fontface like Leawood.

    Please remove this fontwarez!

  19. 19

    downloading this right now :)

    these fonts help my designs alot

  20. 20

    I think you can find many beautiful font at http://dafont.com

  21. 21

    Nice Font. Thanks

    The fonts are really great and professional.

  22. 22

    Thanks dude

  23. 23

    @KarlH

    itc leawood seems to have all straight serifs…
    the sling has gorgeous oblique serifs….

    so they look similar but they are diffrent in some details.
    have a closer look :)

    greetz from berlin and thanks for the font link list

  24. 24

    Beautiful fonts. Props!

  25. 25

    No, Sling is obviously a copy of Leawood. It’s actually fairly apparent, as Leawood contains a full character set, whereas Sling does not. The original fonts tend to have complete character sets, and the copies often do not.

  26. 26

    Excellent taste in fonts, as usual.

  27. 27

    Thank you for removing that Sling typeface!

    By the way, I made an error in my earlier comment: I meant to say Roman letters, not Roman numerals.

  28. 28

    not bad. thanks

  29. 29

    Excellent fonts
    I think you can find many beautiful font at findmyfonts.com too

  30. 30

    Trying to get these great fonts but “dafont.com” is down!
    Cant reach this site…
    Is the another dl source for the fonts?

    Theo

  31. 31

    really nice fonts…thanks it’s very important to me…!!!

  32. 32

    Excellent fonts. thanks
    i love Steiner, beautifull!
    i have developed a hobby for them.

  33. 33

    Good Joob, Keep it up

  34. 34

    Hi
    I can’t find the font by the link? I could really use it to a logo :)

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