40+ Excellent Freefonts For Professional Design

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The importance of typography in design can’t be overestimated. The accuracy, precision and balance of geometric forms can give letters the elegance and sharpness they deserve. Besides, elegant fonts can help to convey the message in a more convenient way. In fact, while there are many excellent professional fonts (we’ve presented some of them in our article 80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design1) there are literally thousands of free low-quality fonts which you would never use for professional designs.

Quality costs. The price of “bulletproof” fonts usually reflects their quality and starts at 50$ per typeface. However, before purchasing a font you will probably use only once in your designs you might want to take a glance at outstanding free alternatives first.

Over the last year we’ve been observing typo-designers and their works; we’ve regularly collected high-quality fonts available for free download and free to use for personal or/and commercial projects. In this article we’d like to present an overview of over 40 excellent free fonts you might use for your professional designs in 2008. What is your favourite?

Please notice:

  • Some images are taken from Gerrit van Aaken’s Typography Essays2. Thank you, Gerrit.
  • We haven’t listed Arial, Georgia, Verdana, Trebuchet MS & Co. as well as Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Constantia and Corbel as they are delivered almost “automatically”.
  • You can visit the Free Fonts Section3 to find more free fonts. The category is regularly updated.
  • We’d like to thank to all typo-designers and foundries for releasing these fonts for free. We appreciate your work and your intentions.
  • Before using fonts please read the license agreements carefully — they can change from time to time.

Excellent Freefonts For Professional Designs in 2008

Gentium4
Gentium is a typeface family designed to enable the diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. It supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets and includes glyphs that correspond to all the Latin ranges of Unicode. Gentium examples5.

Screenshot6

Screenshot7

District Thin8
A very calm, serious and impressive sans-serif free font from GarageFonts’ District family. The font is available as Mac Postscript, Mac TrueType, PC Postscript, PC Truetype and OpenType.

Freefont9

MG Open Moderna10

Moderna11

Pigiarniq Inuktitut font12
Have you ever known about the existence of Nunavut? A small region in Canada with one of the lowest population rate of the world? Probably not. Only 0,01 people live there per km2, mostly Eskimo. The citizens of Nunabut speak four languages — French, English, Innuinaqtun and Inuktitut. Nothing spectacular so far, right?

Few years ago the government of the region has decided to design a new typeface to enable its 28.000 citizens to use all four languages in a uniform manner. The result is a beautiful, rich and professional sans-serif free font. The family includes a bold, heavy, italic, light and regular weights. Examples13.

Pigiarniq Inuktitut font14

Pigiarniq Inuktitut font15

Delicious16
Special attention was given to character spacing to obtain a homogenic appearance. With it’s relatively large x-height the Delicious can be used for text in smaller point sizes. The Delicious italic is not a slanted roman, but a true italic. Serif, Mac / PC.

Delicious17

Delicious18

Delicious19

Anivers20
A robust and rigid font, forgiving, flexible, elegant and also suitable for a broad use: from a stationery to a poster headline. A smashing serif freefont by Jos Buivenga, dedicated to the One-Year-Anniversary of Smashing Magazine. Besides ligatures, contextual alternatives, fractions and oldstyle/tabular numerals Anivers also has a ‘case’ feature for case sensitive forms. Anivers supports CE languages and Esperanto. It has more than 350 glyphs and over 1.600 kerning pairs. Examples21.

Anivers Freefont22

Anivers Freefont23

Tallys24
Tallys is a font that is one degree slanted and has large caps, a small x-height and long ascenders. Only roman style is available.

Tallys Freefont25

Tallys Freefont26

Mido27

Mido STF28

Fontin Sans29
Available weights: regular, italic, bold, bold italic and small caps. It is a sans companion of Fontin30 and can be downloaded at Mac & PC (OpenType). Fontin Sans is absolutely free for personal and commercial use. Examples31.

Fontin Sans32

Fontin Sans33

MG Open Cosmetica34

Cosmetica35

Geo Sans Light36, by Manfred Klein

Geo Sans Light Freefont37

Nadia Serif38 by Nadia Knechtle, Quersicht )

Nadia Serif Freefont39

Yanone Kaffeesatz40
This “coffee”-font is supposed to be used in headlines and brief text passages; it shouldn’t, however, be used for body copy. The numbers and currency signs are monospaced, which means that they have the same width. This is useful if you’d like to place them on a restaurant menu beneath each other in a table. The alternative and historic symbols as well as ligatures can be activated via the OpenType-option »optional ligatures«. Released under Creative Commons license. Examples41.

Screenshot42

Screenshot43

JustOldFashion44
A font designed by Manfred Klein.

JustOldFashion45

Lido STF46
The typeface is suitable for all periodicals wishing to abandon inconspicuously the hideous system typefaces with their even more hideous accents and to change over to the contemporary level of graphic design. It is also most convenient for everyday work in text editors and office applications. It has a fairly large x-height of lower case letters, shortened serifs and simplified endings of rounded strokes. Lido STF examples47. For professional use you need a valid license which means purchasing the font.

Screenshot48

Cardo49
Cardo is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists. This font is free for personal, non-commercial, or non-profit use. Examples50.

Screenshot51

Day Roman52
In digitizing this typeface, attention was mainly given to duplicate the technical imperfections of 16th century printing, which have been lost with today’s technologies. In order to accomplish this, some digital type design conventions have been avoided – things like the uniformity of the serifs, overall stroke precision, vertical proportion exactitude. This digitization should work nicely when used anywhere from 10 to 30 pt. Some design oddities, appealing or otherwise, may appear in 30+ pt usage. This serif-font is available in PC Type 1 and PC True Type formats. Examples53.

Screenshot54

Day Roman

Liberation Serif55
Public domain / GNU GPL, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, PC / Mac OS X

Liberation Serif56

Liberation Sans57
Public domain / GNU GPL, Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, PC / Mac OS X

Liberation Sans58

Romeral59 offers aside from optimal legibility an elegant style, rounded forms and sharp geometric structure of its letters. Romeral is designed to produce a noticeable visual impact that invites the audience to the reading due to its sizable thickness. Interestingly enough, the basic idea of this OpenType-font was to find a way to fill the color titles zone in order to create a comfortable atmosphere for the reading experience. It can be used for body copy and headlines. Free to use in personal and commercial projects.

You can get the font sending a personal request via e-mail or comment form. More information is available on Typies60, Pablo De Gregorio’s blog.

Romeral61

Romeral62

Scriptina63
Handwriting, PC, Mac.

Scriptina Freefont64

Mank Sans65
A freefont designed by Manfred Klein.

Mank Sans Freefont66

Chúcara67
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.

Chucara68

Qlassik69

Qlassik Freefont70

Diavlo71
Jos Buivenga’s freefont 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. So Tørwald can pick up his Téléphone without worrying. Diavlo contains (some) East European characters and also Esperanto characters.

The final release contains 5 weights: Light, Book, SemiBold, Bold and Black. Diavlo contains a bunch of ligatures and contextual alternatives (OpenType feature) to prevent undesired collisions.

Diavlo Freefont72
Diavlo Freefont73
Diavlo Freefont74

Engel Light Ltd75
Sans-Serif, PC, Mac, no special characters available.

Engel Light Ltd Freefont76

Cicle77
Sans-Serif, 7 weights, freeware.

Fresh Free Fonts - Cicle Font | dafont.com78

Kontrapunkt79
Slab-serif. Kontrapunkt was awarded the Danish Design Prize for best typeface. The aim has been to develop a distinct font, with regards to both the inidividual character and the overall image as such. The typeface has so far been developed in a light, light italic and bold version.


Freefont

Fontin80
The Fontin is designed to be used at small sizes. The color is darkish, the spacing loose and the x-height tall. The numbers of the Fontin have a ‘hybrid’ design. They carry the characteristics of medieval numbers, but their size is larger than the x-height. Mac (Type 1), PC (TTF, Opentype).

Fontin81

Fontin82

Colaborate83

Colaborate84

Colaborate85
[image via typoblog.ch86]

Fertigo87
It’s a bit like Laphroaic; the more you get to know it, the more you’ll (probably) appreciate it. With it’s auto-ligatures (no Open Type programms needed), a complete character set and many other unknown features it can be hard to resist. Regular only.

Freefont88

Freefont89

Steiner90
This typeface is ideal for logos and general design. It isn’t very suitable to be used with word-processors as it lacks some symbols and letters. Sans Serif, free for personal use only.

Fresh Free Fonts - Steiner Font | dafont.com91

AUdimat (v2)92
OpenType, Mac, PC, in four weights: regular, italic, bold, bold italic. Freeware, via fontleech93.

AUdimat94

Greyscale Basic95
A freefont designed by Greyscale [via Computerlove96]

Tuffy Freefont97

Existence Light98
A free sans-serif font designed by Yeah Noah. 3 weights — Light, UnicaseLight, StencilLight. OpenType, PC, Mac OS X.

Fresh Free Fonts - Existence Light Font | dafont.com99

Lacuna100
To download the font enter the Flash page, click on “Glashaus Fonts” in the navigation menu at the top, in the opened page click on [MAC] or [PC] in the left menu to download the font. [via Typemotion.de105101]

Lacuna Reg102

Lacuna Reg103

Lacuna Reg104

Images from Typemotion.de105101

Com4T Fine Regular106

Freefont

Pixel fonts

Style-Force Semplice Pixelfonts107
Tiny pixelfonts, Flash-compatible including detailed instructions on how the fonts should be used to achieve the best readability.

Pixelfont Freefont108

Pixelfont Freefont109

Unibody110

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 Freefont111

Silkscreen112
Silkscreen is best used in places where extremely small graphical display type is needed. The primary use is for navigational items (nav bars, menus, etc.). Silkscreen also works very well at large point sizes if you’re looking for that chunky, old school computer look so popular with the kids today. Created by Jason Kottke. Silkscreen, with both Mac and Windows versions, is free for personal and corporate use. TrueType, Windows, Mac, Linux.

Silkscreen Freefont113

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/08/80-beautiful-fonts-typefaces-for-professional-design/
  2. 2 http://praegnanz.de/essays/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  4. 4 http://scripts.sil.org/gentium
  5. 5 http://praegnanz.de/essays/gentium
  6. 6 http://scripts.sil.org/gentium
  7. 7 http://scripts.sil.org/gentium
  8. 8 http://www.philsfonts.com/freefont.html
  9. 9 http://www.philsfonts.com/freefont.html
  10. 10 http://www.ellak.gr/pub/fonts/mgopen/index.en.html
  11. 11 http://www.ellak.gr/fonts/mgopen/
  12. 12 http://www.gov.nu.ca/english/font/
  13. 13 http://praegnanz.de/essays/pigiarniq
  14. 14 http://www.gov.nu.ca/english/font/
  15. 15 http://www.gov.nu.ca/english/font/
  16. 16 http://exljbris.com/delicious.html
  17. 17 http://exljbris.com/delicious.html
  18. 18 http://exljbris.com/delicious.html
  19. 19 http://exljbris.com/delicious.html
  20. 20 http://exljbris.com/anivers.html
  21. 21 http://exljbris.com/anivers.html
  22. 22 http://exljbris.com/anivers.html
  23. 23 http://exljbris.com/anivers.html
  24. 24 http://exljbris.com/tallys.html
  25. 25 http://exljbris.com/tallys.html
  26. 26 http://exljbris.com/tallys.html
  27. 27 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Mido
  28. 28 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Mido
  29. 29 http://exljbris.com/fontinsans.html
  30. 30 http://exljbris.com/fontin.html
  31. 31 http://exljbris.com/fontinsans.html
  32. 32 http://exljbris.com/fontinsans.html
  33. 33 http://exljbris.com/fontinsans.html
  34. 34 http://www.ellak.gr/pub/fonts/mgopen/index.en.html
  35. 35 http://www.ellak.gr/pub/fonts/mgopen/index.en.html
  36. 36 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
  37. 37 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
  38. 38 http://quersicht.ch/04_labor/04_ft_nadi.html
  39. 39 http://quersicht.ch/04_labor/04_ft_nadi.html
  40. 40 http://praegnanz.de/essays/yanone-kaffeesatz
  41. 41 http://praegnanz.de/essays/yanone-kaffeesatz
  42. 42 http://www.yanone.de/schriftgestaltung/kaffeesatz/
  43. 43 http://www.yanone.de/schriftgestaltung/kaffeesatz/
  44. 44 http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/klein03/text/justold.htm
  45. 45 http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/klein03/text/justold.htm
  46. 46 http://www.stormtype.com/free.html
  47. 47 http://praegnanz.de/essays/336/lido-stf
  48. 48 http://www.stormtype.com/free.html
  49. 49 http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html
  50. 50 http://praegnanz.de/essays/435/cardo
  51. 51 http://scholarsfonts.net/cardofnt.html
  52. 52 http://apostrophiclab.pedroreina.net/0189-DayRoman/dayroman.html
  53. 53 http://praegnanz.de/essays/417/day-roman
  54. 54 http://apostrophiclab.pedroreina.net/0189-DayRoman/dayroman.html
  55. 55 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-serif.font
  56. 56 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-serif.font
  57. 57 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-sans.font
  58. 58 http://www.dafont.com/liberation-sans.font
  59. 59 http://typies.blogspot.com/2006/12/romeral-display-typeface.html
  60. 60 http://www.typies.blogspot.com
  61. 61 http://typies.blogspot.com/2006/12/romeral-display-typeface.html
  62. 62 http://typies.blogspot.com/2006/12/romeral-display-typeface.html
  63. 63 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0158-Scriptina/scriptina.html
  64. 64 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0158-Scriptina/scriptina.html
  65. 65 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
  66. 66 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
  67. 67 http://letritas.blogspot.com/2006/05/chcara-una-tipografa-econmica.html
  68. 68 http://letritas.blogspot.com/2006/05/chcara-una-tipografa-econmica.html
  69. 69 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=qlassik&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Qlassik&a=on&e=on&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
  70. 70 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=qlassik&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Qlassik&a=on&e=on&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
  71. 71 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  72. 72 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  73. 73 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  74. 74 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  75. 75 http://die-gestalten.de/fonts/freefonts/details.html?id=16
  76. 76 http://die-gestalten.de/fonts/freefonts/details.html?id=16
  77. 77 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
  78. 78 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
  79. 79 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Kontrapunkt
  80. 80 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Kontrapunkt
  81. 81 http://exljbris.com/fontin.html
  82. 82 http://exljbris.com/fontin.html
  83. 83 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Colaborate
  84. 84 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Colaborate
  85. 85 http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Colaborate
  86. 86 http://www.typoblog.ch/?p=142
  87. 87 http://exljbris.com/fertigo.html
  88. 88 http://exljbris.com/fertigo.html
  89. 89 http://exljbris.com/fertigo.html
  90. 90 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
  91. 91 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
  92. 92 http://www.smeltery.net/fonts/audimat
  93. 93 http://www.fontleech.com/
  94. 94 http://www.smeltery.net/fonts/audimat
  95. 95 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
  96. 96 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/3085
  97. 97 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
  98. 98 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
  99. 99 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
  100. 100 http://www.glashaus-design.com/site/glashaus.php
  101. 101 http://www.typemotion.de/_typographie/lacuna.php
  102. 102 http://www.glashaus-design.com/site/glashaus.php
  103. 103 http://www.glashaus-design.com/site/glashaus.php
  104. 104 http://www.glashaus-design.com/site/glashaus.php
  105. 105 http://www.typemotion.de/_typographie/lacuna.php
  106. 106 http://com4t-fff.seesaa.net/article/20901050.html
  107. 107 http://pixelfonts.style-force.net/
  108. 108 http://pixelfonts.style-force.net/
  109. 109 http://pixelfonts.style-force.net/
  110. 110 http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=unibody&id2=download
  111. 111 http://www.underware.nl/site2/index.php?id1=unibody&id2=download
  112. 112 http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/
  113. 113 http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/

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  1. 1

    Gotta say that these fonts are really high quality. Thanks a lot for posting.

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  2. 2

    brilliant collection!!!

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  3. 3

    Free fonts that are not only stylish but credible and worthy of standing strong against many fonts fron the high end foundries.

    Keep up the great work guys!!!

    Amrit.

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  4. 4

    Much better than the usual crop of homemade ‘theme’ fonts, these look really professional, and would look great for logo/corporate Id work… Seen some before, But Qlassic, Chúcara, Kaffeesatz and Anivers are all new to me and look particularly well drawn. Thank you for posting such a high quality list.

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  5. 5

    Man!, i love this article,

    Keep Straight!

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  6. 6

    I love love love love love love these font posts. They give me chills every time I see them.

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  7. 7

    Excellent collection. The typography skill of amateur font makers is getter really good

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  8. 8

    GREAT!

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  9. 9

    If anyone could make a zip file of all of these, that would be greatly appreciated. (I’m on my iphone right now).

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  10. 10

    Jochen Van de Velde

    November 8, 2007 11:57 pm

    Great post, I’ve downloaded many of them. Thanks for sharing, I really love this blog!

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  11. 11

    Any chance of supplying a ZIP of the whole lot?

    Didn’t think so…

    J.

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  12. 12

    Nice article agian ;)
    I love this site.

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  13. 13

    Great collection ! Keep it up ! =)

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  14. 14

    this is an amazing collection… excellent work guys. as a designer this helps me out incredibly.

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  15. 15

    Cool list, as always. Thanks!

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  16. 16

    It’s Inuit not “Eskimo” like it’s African and not “Negro”.

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  17. 17

    A great selection of fonts. I particularly like District Thin and MG Open Moderna.

    Many thanks.

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  18. 18

    Thanks for the resource, great for the font junkie in all of us…

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  19. 19

    Wow!

    I’ll be downloading this little lot as soon as possible.

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  20. 20

    Excellent fonts! These were just was i was stumbling for!

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  21. 21

    I’ve used Anivers in a few places, really like it – and overall a great selection of fonts – I’m just really sick of seeing the over-use and abuse of the Scriptina font.

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  22. 22

    Top notch :) Amazing fonts
    Thanks for sharing

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  23. 23

    Just to be contrary: How many times are you going to post links to the same fonts? It’s getting more than a little tedious. And while some of these are very good and quite useful, there’s a lot that are not.

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    Pedro Assumpção

    November 9, 2007 3:48 am

    Thanks, very good typefaces.

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  25. 25

    District Thin in the old version makes my Finder Infinite-loop-restart!

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  26. 26

    Thank you so much. This is just what I needed: I had to delete everything that was in my computer some weeks ago and I’m starting to download my favorite fonts again: this is a precious help!

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  27. 27

    Nice list, SM. Thanks.
    Small tyo in the 2nd paragraph: “probablz”.

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  28. 28

    I have to agree with Robin (#23). You’ve posted most of these fonts numerous times over the last year or so. You’re either getting paid to post, or you truly are out of the loop when it comes to fonts available on the web.

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  29. 29

    I LOVE District thin. I happened upon it a few years ago… try to work it in when i can

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  30. 30

    Wow !

    Thanks! very cool, Will be download

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  31. 31

    “Boi-oi-oing!” Uh-oh, I popped one while looking at all these fonts, what does it all mean?

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  32. 32

    Awesome fonts, i downloaded these 3:

    DistrictThin
    GreyscaleBasic
    Mark Eigenbau (pixel font)

    Thanks for posting them.

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  33. 33

    Thanks for the great list! Lots I hadn’t heard of in there.

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  34. 34

    I’m certainly no professional but I’ve given up looking for free fonts. At least before I came to SM. Thanks a lot, this is a great collection and gives me the chance to get some great looking typography for free.

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  35. 35

    and now to spend an hour downloading most of them. way to waste my time smashing magazine!

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  36. 36

    wahou …. some fonts are amazing !!!! thank you !!!

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  37. 37

    Excellent list! Thanks a lot for posting it.
    - Raj

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  38. 38

    Diavlo is fu**ning hot ;)

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  39. 39

    As far as I can tell, only 15 of these 40 are ones you haven’t linked to before. Couldn’t you just create a post for the new ones and link to posts with previous links?

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  40. 40

    These are awesome! Thanks!

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  41. 41

    GREAT!!! as always…thanks.

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  42. 42

    Wow, excellent fonts. I can surely use some of those in my work, thanks!

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  43. 43

    Top finds as usual SM! Even for us programmers :)

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  44. 44

    Wow, I know where to go now the next time I want a high quality free font, you guys are starting to become indespensible.

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  45. 45

    Also check out the Greek Font Society fonts, at
    http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces20th.html

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  46. 46

    Nice, stunning….

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  47. 47

    Brilliant fonts

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  48. 48

    great collection font and they are free wow! feels like xmas time!! thanks

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  49. 49

    Most Excellent collection of fonts.

    I don’t do any kinda design work for pay or otherwise; I’m just a fan of good design. To see a great collection of fonts like this that are free for me to play with, it totally stokes me.

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  50. 50

    “Before using fonts please read the license agreements carefully — they can change from time to time.”

    Some of these fonts don’t have *any* license agreement which makes them completely unusable. Scriptina is a good example for this.

    By describing these fonts as free you might get all the people who download them into trouble.

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  51. 51

    Great post, these fonts are just what I’ve been looking for

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  52. 52

    Can you please make a .zip file with all the fonts ? I would really aprecciate it!

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  53. 53

    Lacuna Font Face is superb. Thanks Smashing Magazine.

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    You guys rock. This site is top of my list. Great work, keep it up and don’t sell out!

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  55. 55

    I’ve used Yanone Kaffeesatz and Delicious in projects and they were a great success.

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  56. 56

    Wow, this is a really good article. i will use these fonts on my further projects.

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    Thanks, I like some a lot. But I agree with John Faulds, most of them where already posted earlier..

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    Com4T Fine Regular is a brilliant font..
    I really can use this one.

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    Nice set of fonts. Thanks. A zip would definitely be nice but I can understand why you didn’t post it. Also good job on successfully creating link/digg/reddit bait – ACSSEO (logo at the bottom of the Popular Posts list.)

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Thank you very much for this compilation

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  61. 61

    great collection. there should be a link to d/l all through one click.

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  62. 62

    Wow! Great ‘commercial’ grade set of fonts. THANKS for the brilliant post.

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  63. 63

    Anybody know a good, free serif font for body copy that includes extensive expert sets?

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    cindy*staged4more

    November 10, 2007 5:06 am

    LOVE IT! i think my favorite one is the dupont, since i used to live in d.c. brings back wonderful memories ;) i am very excited that i stumbled upon this, this will definitely come in handy for developing my new marketing materials! thanks!

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    Awesome…very cool stuff.

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    Wonderful collection. I have to share this with my students.

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    great to see that my typeface of choice (Existence) is feature in this list!

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  68. 68

    trop fort, ça va me servir pour mon nouveau portfolio.

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  69. 69

    Awesome fonts!

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    As someone who does not search for fonts on a regular basis, I am very happy that all of these fonts were listed on this page. I do not mind that they might be repeats, because they are new to me. Nowhere in the title does it say 40+ NEW freefonts… Thank you so much for this article.

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    really top quality THINKS

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    Thank you for sharing these excellent fonts! I’m going to ask my website designer if he thinks they are a good choice for use in our website.

    Personally I’m not a designer, but armed with nice fonts like these maybe I could make something that doesn’t look like a 2yr old was playing with the PC!

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  73. 73

    I like it! this fonts are cool.

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  74. 74

    What happened to all the good posts? This is another recycled entry. :(

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  75. 75

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for posting this info online. It’s a really nice collection of fonts.

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    Livingston Samuel

    November 11, 2007 5:36 pm

    Wonderful collection of fonts! I’ve used a few of them before and some are new.

    These fonts are of great use to designers like me in enhancing their designs. Thanks for the collection :)

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    Excellent collection. Just in time for a uni project as well.

    Keep up the top quality posts.

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  78. 78

    Amazing collection!!

    Thanks.

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    can someone please zip these up in one file?

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    November 12, 2007 6:07 pm

    @Brett and other commenters who’d like to have a .zip-file with all fonts:

    We respect the work of designed who’ve created the fonts listed in this post. License agreements prohibit the distribution of the fonts, therefore we are not allowed to offer these fonts for download.

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    I will be using these fonts on some future clients projects for sure. Great collection!

    -Michael

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    @ noneother: Offering such a link is a total disrespect for the hard work I (and others) have put in making these fonts!
    My license clearly state that you may not distribute my fonts. I’ve reported this link as abuse at rapidshare.

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    Have you ever known about the existence of Nunavut? A small region in Canada [...]

    Nunavut is about the size of Mexico. Cheers, M.

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    Great collection!!! Thanks a lot!

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    There are some really gorgeous fonts here. I wish I knew more about type faces; this is becoming more and more relevant instead of less as we move to the internet. It’s obvious when I come to a site that’s able to work with simplicity … it’s just less obvious how to do it well.

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    great collection. excellent use for graphic designs.

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  88. 88

    This is great. I’ve been looking for something like this. Thank you so much.

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    What does ‘professional’ mean?

    Anyway, thanks.

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    Hey Guys! Thank you for another amaizing collection. Fantastic work!

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    thanks a lot
    shalömchen

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  92. 92

    Great fonts. I already use some of them but it’s good to see all those nice fonts together.

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    Thanks so much for sharing this collection + links!
    I vital to keep your fonts up to date… they can make
    a big difference. I’m always on the look-out!

    Best wishes from Tokyo!
    (Typography in Japan is definitely an experience!)
    Ben

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    Some beautiful fonts there!

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    Although many have their own incomparable aspects, I like Gentium. Used it on my thesis project about IPA Phonetic Typefaces years ago. Cheers!

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    “I like turtles”

    thanks

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  97. 97

    thanks a lot for this awesome article, you could not imagine how it saved my day ! :)

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  98. 98

    Thank you for these lovely fonts those funky typefaces, they’ll keep me up till dawn.

    Now I will go and Photoshop till I puke.

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    Nice! Man, you’re the best. This it’s my better Christmas gift. Thank you!

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    Wow. You guys just keep up the absolutely amazing content! Its great. Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks!…Excellent fonts!…

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    thanks, will be sure to put some of these fonts to use during the holidays.

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    Excellent collection. I have always been frustrated when it came to choosing the right fonts. I had tried delicious and others from the authors site. But this new one “Scriptina” is the one I was looking for from so many months.

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    Here’s a dumb question: How do I download the font?

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    well click on the name of the font and then look for the download button

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    Whoa! ANother cool list of fonts! *downloading*

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    Excellent thankyou for this it will be extremely useful in the near future

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    Very nice fonts indeed. Thanks for collecting the list; many of these were new o me at least.

    It is unfortunate that you haven’t used the opportunity to educate font users as to the fundamental differences in the licenses behind these “free of cost” fonts. “Everything gold does not glitter” and everything free of cost is not free of restrictions. Some of these fonts are under “copyleft” or open licenses that would allow you (or anyone else) to distribute them, and some are not. Such open licenses are absolutely not public domain, as you imply, but do allow for unrestricted use while preserving the creative integrity of the work.

    As it stands, your fine list propagates the misconception that “free of cost” is all that matters.

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    I can recommend fonts:
    Antykwa Poltawskiego http://open.font.pl/antykwa-poltawskiego/en/
    and Iwona http://open.font.pl/kurier-i-iwona/pl/
    Both fonts are free for commercial use.

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    Nice!
    Thanks for sharing.
    “What is your favourite?” It’s hard to say.. and it will depend on the use or the feel we need to comunicate.. But Fontin Sans is an excelent one, in my opinion.

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    Thanks a lot for posting this list. It is what I have been looking for for years.

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    how do you receive all of these free fonts???
    is there a place to download them???

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    Perfect fonts! Thanks for the recommendations) Do you have some fine TTY monospace ideas?

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    brilliant collection of freebies, these are really helpful – i’ll be using them all the time! :)

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    Nice, thanks for sharing. :)

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    Very Very Cooooooool Collection! : )

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    Thanks for the great collection & I personally love that they were at their “home sites” as it gave me a chance to see the terms of use for each font.

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    Great collection of very useful fonts. Thanks!

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    this is f*cking G.R.E.A.T! thank you!

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    very coo fonts…download now.

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    Marta - Logotipos

    January 31, 2008 2:41 pm

    Fantastic !!! thank you!

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    love these fonts…thanks

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    a grat and corporate collection

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    The Delicious font is gorgeous. Actually, all the fonts available for download on that website are gorgeous. I’ve never been a fan of script fonts like Scriptina but this article has led me to some very nice, new fonts which I’m sure will be used often. Thank you.

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    Excellent fonts!! Thanks a lot. They inspire me.

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    woooow, such a cool high quality font source to download.
    you guys have done a great job! thanks to people @ SM, & especially to those genius fontographers, i love you all!
    and there you still have people moaning about ‘repost’.
    pfffiiuuhhh… can’t make everybody happy, eh lad? :)

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    These are fantastic fonts! I totally lucked out in finding this page. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  128. 128

    This list is priceless. Thank you.

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    o yea!!! all the stuffzz good.. keep it up

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    really great stuff.
    but i have a question guys.
    i am a new user of photoshop and cant use these great fonts..
    could you help me please!

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  131. 131

    Fantastic collection! Thanks for the great work!

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    LOL I just might do that

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  133. 133

    Great fonts here…. thanks a lot!!!

    It would be much easier and quicker to download these if you made the links to the fonts open in a new tab/window instead of navigating away from this page.

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    Who would think that fonts could be interesting and cool? Great work and Thanks.

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    Also you can find the great collection of fonts here http://www.azfonts.net. Direct download.

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    great resource. fantastic. thank-you!

    matt

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    The links lead to the home pages of the providers because they are providing you something free of charge. Not only are you advertising your lack of care for their exposure, you’re virtually screaming ” I don’t appreciate it but I’ll use it anyways! “

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    Of the fonts above, the ones I like are MG Open Cosmetica and Scriptina. The rest are too “funny.” Other good free fonts? A.C.M.E. Explosive is the only good free comic book lettering font. Apple Garamond Light was great in the 1980s and early 1990s as the Apple corporate font and is still beautiful today, though they no longer use it. Katrina is a decent free Benguiat. November, PC Senior, Adore 64, and Amiga Forever are true “computer” fonts, not like the fake ones that people keep putting out. OCR A Extended is a good computer printer font. Pinewood is the best “log” font and quite pretty in its own right. Prestige is a useful typewriter font, though VTCorona is even better still. RSLaserLondon is the best calligraphy font. Stomper is the single best font to come out of the Chank group. And TopSecret is the best-looking “file folder” font.

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    Excelente !! muchas gracias, me bajé varias !!

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  140. 140

    This really is a fantastic post from information point of view. Thanks!

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    wicked! thank you so much for posting this collection of fonts! superb work, nicely and professionally presented.

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    Bahout bahout Shukria! (many, many thanks — said in Urdu)

    This is great stuff. The generosity & openness displayed by SmashingMagazine and its cohorts is frankly refreshing in this day and age!

    All the best!

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    You rock hard!!! thanks!

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    Christian Fischer

    March 14, 2008 4:18 am

    These Fonts are superb and a great addition to every Graphic Designers Toolbox.

    And please take the time and visit the Type Designers Website when you like their free font, as you can see these free font mostly as a teaser to even better material. don´t be lazy..there is a reward (sometimes even more free fonts :-)

    Touist

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    Great collection! Sometimes this kind of stuff don’t have a really “pro feeling” but all these fonts are really amazing.

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  146. 146

    really its nice collection, Thank you very much

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  147. 147

    great listing, very good collection of fonts

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    thank you! very generous of you.

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    American River Rafting

    March 21, 2008 7:49 pm

    This is the best collection of professional free fonts I have ever seen all in one place. I recently bought a disc with over 2000 fonts on it and none were as stylish as this collection. I need another post like this. Keep it up!!!

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    Thanks for an excellent web site. I recently came across a reference to the Venturis font family. Venturis is based on Adobe’s Utopia font. Would Venturis qualify as an “excellent free font”? Here’s the URL:
    http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/venturisadf/

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    Great collection, thank you

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  152. 152

    Thank´s great stuff! I´m waiting more…

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  153. 153

    real nice

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  154. 154

    wonderful collection! thanks for doing all the job for me :]

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  155. 155

    thanks for the type collection. :)

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  156. 156

    Thanks for these great fonts! Look spectacular in presentations.

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  157. 157

    AH thanks, forever in my bookmarks…

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  158. 158

    i’m never seen before like that fonts

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  159. 159

    this is my dreamsite, amazing fonts…thanks for share!!!

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    Yeah I must agree with everyone else. These are very much appreciated and they are extra crisp! Thanks for doing this. Peace.

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    thanks for these fonts! you guys made my day

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  162. 162

    WOW!!!
    SO nice, thank you very, very much!!

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    Thank you for sharing!!!!

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    Thats perfect!
    THANKS A LOT SMASHING MAGAZINE :D
    i love you :d

    regards from turkey, mehmet

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  165. 165

    Thank you so much. Very nice selection.

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  166. 166

    Quite simply an amazing list,
    I got just about every one! :O

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  167. 167

    Thank you

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  168. 168

    Great fonts! Classic and elegant. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  169. 169

    Really Great fonts and greate site for every artistic things.

    Thank you so much for sharing this site.

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  170. 170

    brilliant collection. i’ll be using most of them in my future endeavors..

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  171. 171

    Great post and very useful. I dare to bet that designers from all over the world will definitely make use of it.

    Regards from Netherlands & Indonesia

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  172. 172

    Great page. Really nice font selections. Thank You

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    Thank you guys your great,….!!!.

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    Beautiful lines ..

    Thank you ..

    ^_^

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    Manasa Malipeddi

    July 16, 2008 1:31 am

    Love the fonts, and the colours!! Thank you SmashMag!

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    Really amazing fonts!!!

    Thank u…..

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    Christine Macabuag

    July 20, 2008 4:26 pm

    Thank for sharing. These are definitely quality fonts

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    Absolutely wonderful….This site was a dream come true!

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  179. 179

    omg these fonts are fricken amazing. best day of my life. i’m gonna cry they’re so good. i love you guys. xoxo

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  180. 180

    Impressive, very useful and each article helps me a lot, thank you very much for the valuable time spent on this site. Magnificent sources, extraordinary, Fontins Sans very interesting.

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    Wow, that’s impressive!

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  182. 182

    well done. superb font!

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    Thank you

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    You could also take a look at the beautiful Kontrapunkt font from the Danish design company of the same name.
    Kontrapunkt Web Site
    The download section is at the bottom to the right.

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    speechless, greatt! love all this font

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    oh very very good .

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  187. 187

    Incredibly interesting site. Excellent fonts

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    Hi, these fonts are great. I am thinking of using some unique font for my site but my only concern is whether the font would appear correctly when others are browsing my site but they do not have the same font install in their pc. Does anyone here know how to overcome this challenge?

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    Way cool. Thanks for posting. Fonts are so interesting to me.

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  190. 190

    Very good collection…very useful as well…. thank you so much :)

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  191. 191

    great taste in selecting these fonts. knew already about half of them but the news ones are real pearls for free. thanks.

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    Thanks for the resources

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  193. 193

    hey dude plz… help me to download this fonts … i m not getting link

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  194. 194

    Really good set of fonts. Thank you for posting.

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    wow….great fonts…thanks for sharing

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    Thanks!

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    Tasty! =)

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    This is a really great list! Many people are adamantly against free fonts, but I think that some free fonts (at least all of the ones on this list) are great to use professionally. Thanks!

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    I am taking a class in Designing logos and our assignment is to find quality typography and fonts. Thanks.

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    I use Scriptina in my logo. Designed it about a year and a half ago. It was a cool, elegant, script font without being too feminine. But, now it’s everywhere! It’s so overused. Everytime I see it I think “How cheesy!”. Time to change my logo. Perhaps, I’ll search for a commercial font this time.

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    Great fonts! thanks!

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    Cosmetica looks to me as though it’s a complete rip of Optima bold.

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    Have you ever known about the existence of Nunavut? A small region in Canada with one of the lowest population rate of the world? Probably not. Only 0,01 people live there per km2, mostly Eskimo

    Perhaps you could stand to be a bit less derogatory next time; first the region is hardly small secondly it’s quite inappropriate to refer to the residence as Eskimo. They are called Nunavummiut, Inuit or Inuk generally.

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    wow.. fantastic fonts!

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    you know, if i use all of these great fonts, it will make my illustrations look even uglier…maybe i should avoid them…..lol..

    btw, you should let people post a link in their signature. i dont have a site up yet, but like following links to see what other people are up to…

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    There is one font missing in this list. The greatest sans since Helvetica: Alte Haas Grotesk.

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!

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    Gracias por la selección de estas fuentes!!!

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    Thank you so much!! =]

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    a ton of tanks for the link…these are awesome fonts

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    Cindy Morus, The Money Mender

    December 21, 2008 4:06 pm

    Can these be used on websites or just in print?

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    I agree with many of the posts here – thank you very much for making these great free fonts available! Kudos to the designers!

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  213. 213

    Thank you so much for sharing this, those are beautiful font!

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    Good Stuff! Thanks!

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  215. 215

    esto es una mierdaa

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    I can never get enough of these FREE fonts. Excellent post. keep em coming…

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    i wanna see a book printed in Colaborate !!!
    Realy cool font and my eyes love the smart way it looks!

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    oh tanx you are are best web i love your web for ever

    -1
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    That is an awesome list, free stuff is very cool, more stuff should be free.

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    Thanks for sharing. Great resource.

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    really good

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    Thanks for sharing

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  223. 223

    Really nice fonts, thanks for sharing.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Navin C

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  224. 224

    Nice fonts, thanks for sharing.

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  225. 225

    Great post, thx!
    Keep up the good work!

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  226. 226

    tanQ for this post . i love this web and cheak every day

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  227. 227

    Very good font collection. Thanks.

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    Mansoor Abdul Kader

    March 9, 2009 11:13 pm

    Thanks a lot…., actually i was searching for the same fonts in the list…. amazing,
    very useful to me thanks a lot again
    have a nice day
    bye

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    you guys rock! i really appreciate you guys pitching in to help some artists. :-)

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  230. 230

    Great work guys, that is really cool and sleek collection that need centuries to compile. Great

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  231. 231

    Thank you for taking the time to post these. Reading the replies from some people…..$5.00 fine for whining.

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  232. 232

    Thank guys, it really great stuff !!

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    oh… HUGE! thx

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    tanxx for this post .

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    Hello!

    Do you know where I can find “berthold imago family” for free?

    thank you very much!
    di

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    like the ROMERAL how can i get it? thanks

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  237. 237

    Hey u rocks…. Very usefull and stunning collection…. thanks a lot. Where can i download all these fonts…

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    I was just wondering what is meant by this: “It contains more than 300 glyphs and over 1.300 kerning pairs. So Tørwald can pick up his Téléphone without worrying.” What is the Téléphone? My guess was that it’s the French phone book and it then contains many accents but it doesn’t make too much sense since it’s probably not using that font. So can someone please explain what is meant by that? Thanks!

    Awesome article by the way!

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    This is great! Great simple fonts make such a differenece, I’m sure to use these in the future.
    Thanks alot!

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    unbelievably good collection.. have been looking for fonts like these with such high quality and value! Thanks much! T_T

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    Thanks so much!

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    I can’t download “Kaffeesatz”

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  243. 243

    Superb fonts !!!!!!!!!!! i like it.

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    kamlesh khatri

    May 11, 2009 8:46 pm

    Excellent collection

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    Wonderful collection

    actually it’s moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………………

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  247. 247

    This is a great collection and a terrific find.

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  248. 248

    Sweet collection :)

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  249. 249

    Thanks for posting these wonderful fonts. Is there any way we can use any of these as a font for our post in blog? Anyone?

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    thanks for list…

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  251. 251

    anybody know how to get >>MG Open Cosmetica

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    I can’t download “MG Open Cosmetica”

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    Beautiful collection of fonts – nice work!

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  254. 257

    does anyone tried to download Fertigo font? it says its free u have just to register in order to download free but after I got there on the link there is no download button for this font. any idea?

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  255. 258

    Very nice collection! Thanks a lot !

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    You guys rock! Thanks these are awesome!

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    Hi.. I try to download Modena, but I think the link is wrong, so I found this, so anyone try to download Mgopen.Modena try this link:
    http://www.ellak.gr/pub/fonts/mgopen/index.en.html

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    great collection

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  259. 262

    Absolutely priceless collection. Thanks

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  260. 263

    very cool

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  261. 264

    Cosmetica is lovely!

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    Wonderful. Thanks a lot.

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  263. 266

    Cool.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    What a great magazine…. I wondered whether anyone could point me in the direction of a Disney-type font though? I am deigning for a small village children’s playgroup, doing it free of charge so wondered if there were any Disney-style fonts around which were free or as near it as poss?

    Cheers
    Andy

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    Bummed that District Thin is no longer a free font. Had the perfect use for it!

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    Munish Kumar Sachdeva

    August 9, 2009 8:50 am

    Wow, this is a really good fonts.

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    Man, I bookmarked this at work over a year ago and somehow forgot about it. Just now getting around to downloading these. There are some really amazing fonts in here that I cannot believe are free!

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    beautiful fonts!! I loved them!

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    Hum hum… a lot of them just look like an exact copy of existing fonts:
    Moderna = Helvetica, Cosmetica = Optima, Geo Sans Light = Century Gothic, Day Roman = Caslon, Scriptina = Zapfino, and so on…

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    thank you for sharing, good job yo.. i will download it.

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    Thanks for sharing, I’ve got a project & I’m new to some of the art I need to learn – this should help.

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    Thank you so much! I really love this list of fonts. I have to say these are the best fonts that everyone should have! Really recommend this post and i definitely have bookmarked your site :)

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    Indeed a gorgeous collection. Since these are free fonts, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised to find them (especially Scriptina) in a zillion projects. Fonts like Delicious, Chucara and Fertigo are more subtle than Scriptina (which I’ve used once two years ago and deleted from my system ever since…) and therefore less “noticeable”.

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  274. 278

    I am extremely impressed with the quality of these fonts. O SO CLEAN, but incredibly personal! Awesome is all I have to say.

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  275. 279

    thanks for such good fonts.. :)

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  276. 280

    These are great stuffs!! Would help a lot!!
    Thanks guys!!!

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  277. 281

    I like Sriptina, thank for sharing

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  278. 282

    great fonts…

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  279. 283

    Great Collection.. I will try these for my web clients

    Thanks Dear

    Love..

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  280. 287

    Love ‘ Steiner ‘ , ‘ Existence Light ‘ & ‘ Cicle ‘ . Nice roundup SM :)

    Mia.

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  281. 288

    Nice collection, though Anivers sucks somehow since there is no capital “ß” – using it would be typographically wrong and offering it will make people use it :(

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  282. 289

    Nice sharing very thanks

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  283. 290

    Classy selection… Engel Light Ltd and Diavlo are just nice looking.

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    • 291

      ..but sadly not really available fort testing. would love to test but well, it’s not really a freefont

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  284. 292

    Thanks for these. I had some of these fonts already (so feel a bit smug lol) but love the ones I didn’t know :D

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  285. 293

    Nice post :)
    btw also nice free fonts and dingbats
    fonts2u.com

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  286. 294

    great work,

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  287. 295

    thanks for sharing. good work.

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  288. 296

    Why haven’t I seen this article before???
    It’s amazing.

    Big thanks to Smashing Magazine and Vitaly Friedmann.

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  289. 297

    Very nice collection, thanks for sharing!

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  290. 298

    Great list! Thanks so much. i had to download 99% of these!

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  291. 299

    Thanks so much! A excellent collection that I’ve been looking for a long time!

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    - – - – - C O O L S T U F F – - – - -

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  293. 301

    WOW! its great thanks for sharing

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  294. 302

    Nice…. simple page n nice collection.

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  295. 303

    Man, it’s really AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  296. 304

    Really great list! Thanks for this. I’m downloading a whole bunch of these.

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  297. 305

    do you guys know were i can get fonts for a magazine that is for commercial use.
    everytime i find a font it says not for commercial use.
    im looking for modern font, thin.
    i dont know what to do.

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  298. 306

    Thanks for the fonts. iliked thwm very much. Thanks again. They helped me to complete my compositions in my mind and especially thanks for the photoshop lessons… Really :)

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  299. 307

    wow..its a really fantastic and awesome font, its can be very use full for to make my design.

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  300. 308

    wow..its a really fantastic and awesome font

    thx a lot

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  301. 309

    Does anyone know if these fonts can be used as EOT (embedded open type), or @font-face fonts on websites?

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  302. 310

    Nice list of fonts … thank you

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  303. 311

    Thanks a lot …

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  304. 312

    nice fonts…thanks a lot

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  305. 313

    Useful information….thanks for sharing

    I am also using calibri, verdana, arial, Trajan Pro…..etc
    i am a web designer and here is my url swebd.blogspot.com/

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  306. 314

    Real cute

    visualizer
    breakthrough india.

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  307. 315

    OMG, Scriptina! *sigh*

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      *sorry for the necropost* i don’t really know why this is voted down. scriptina does not belong in this list. a lot of the others are lovely, particularly mido. those of you voting this down should keep in mind that design isn’t about a pat on the head and a friendly compliment. criticism is necessary. particularly in this case.

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  308. 317

    Thanks for the nice fonts.

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  309. 318

    Really nice selection, thank you.

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  310. 319

    Middle of the road

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  311. 320

    These are great – thanks!

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    pracas upreti

    May 1, 2010 8:00 pm

    great collection , i downloaded most of all , but some links are broken.

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  313. 322

    Nice post ..thanks for sharing such valuable infor…as i am also associated with this business so i am well aware how useful this article really is..

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  314. 323

    Really nice fonts, thanks. I will use them in my next project.

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  315. 324

    muy buen paquete de fuentes, gracias por compartirlas

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  316. 326

    These are really useful fonts. Thank you.

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  317. 327

    Ist es moeglich Fraktur zu erwerben? Wo und wie? Ich danke ihnen fuer eine Antwort.

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  318. 328

    well these great (although some links don’t work) :(.
    i found lately you can actually embed fonts in your website if you convert them to .woff type (mozilla)
    then i found this tool:
    http://orionevent.comxa.com/otf2woff.html
    it can convert ttf otf fonts to woff type its great!. now my site
    is beautiful!
    (also can convert woff fonts back to ttf which is sweet!)

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  319. 332

    thanks for sharing :)
    it’s really useful

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  320. 333

    oh normally !

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  321. 334

    download with serial activation…http://www.easy-share.com/f/1326057300/Office 2007

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  322. 335

    Thankyou for providing the links here.

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    TwitterBackgrounds

    July 15, 2010 3:28 am

    I was just looking for a list like the one you’ve done. It’s a really good job and so useful for my work! I think I’ll use ‘Mank Sans’ for a next background. You’ll probably see it at viuu.co.uk.
    Thanks for your great post.

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  324. 337

    amazing collection :)
    Thanks for the share !!

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  325. 338

    Good fonts.

    Matheus Henrique Wichman of BRAZIL

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  326. 339

    Really excelent fonts.
    I’d like to collect all.
    Have a great day!

    Yudi

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  327. 340

    Very useful. Thanks!

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  328. 341

    nice collection ! thanks for sharing it.

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  329. 342

    Thank You.. Really excelent fonts.

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  330. 343

    Nice collection ! Thanks, cheers !

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  331. 344

    Very nice and useful collection. Will use them in my blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  332. 345

    please list the fonts using in professional websites

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  333. 346

    Thank yoooooou – you guys are awesome!

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  334. 347

    thanks for sharing the greatest professional designs i will use these on my upcoming design
    thanks alot

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  335. 348

    Thanks allot for sharing, this is awesome!

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  336. 349

    thanx 4 sharing … :)

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  337. 350

    How can I free download the font ‘Calibri’ pls advice !

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  339. 352

    I like the way the title says (freefonts) when technically most of the fonts are not free

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  340. 353

    thank you for sharing, good job

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  341. 354

    Great job! Thank you for sharing

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  342. 355

    Great work.
    Thank you.

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  343. 356

    yes this is a real page…..

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  344. 357

    I use font families more than individual fonts, and came here looking for a fresh family.

    But Chúcara strikes my senior eye as a gracefully-rendered and “optimistic” font that I would indeed use in my print work.

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  345. 358

    Great selection!

    But Day Roman link is broken;
    http://apostrophiclab.pedroreina.net/0189-DayRoman/dayroman.html
    Anywhere else we can get it?

    Have a great day everyone,
    M.

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    Pinaki Krishna Ghosh

    March 1, 2011 10:22 pm

    Those fonts are really fantastic!
    I am really pleased with those fonts

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  347. 360

    Is Just Old Fashion only a PC font? When I went to the link it was only the PC version.

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  348. 361

    Great stuff some fantastic fonts here

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  349. 362

    Really nice fonts, I will download it. This one is awesome man – “Com4T Fine Regular” and i love this font thanks for shairing :)

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  350. 363

    Really nice fonts, I will download it. This one is awesome man – “Com4T Fine Regular” and i love this font thanks for shairing :)

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  351. 364

    Very delicate selection of fonts, Vitaly!
    Thanks!

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  352. 365

    Great list, although

    >Have you ever known about the existence of Nunavut? A small region in Canada with one of the lowest population rate of the world?

    Nunavut is not a small region by any means!

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  353. 366

    thanks for sharing.. nice

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  354. 367

    is there a way i could download all the above fonts at one time, instead of doing it one by one??

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  355. 368

    I’ve used Fertigo on several clients websites with greeat effect.

    Good list.

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  356. 369

    Wonderful post….

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  357. 370

    Thanks alot. Am grateful! More grease to your elbows.

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    Koco sang pengembara

    October 24, 2011 7:42 am

    Thank’s.. I like it. The beautiful fonts.. :-)

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  359. 372

    Thanks Man,
    I download them. I like your post :-)

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  360. 373

    Wow … Thanks! … Thanks!

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  361. 374

    Nunavut is three times the size of France.

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  362. 375

    nice font

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  363. 376

    Some very nice fonts here. Thank you so much.

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  364. 377

    Smashing work :)

    NOTE: I noticed that the District Thin has a broken link. If you want you can fix it to this adress: https://philsfonts.com/index.php/free_fonts ; it is the official site.

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  365. 378

    I like “Lido STF”, but your link is broken :(

    I found in this address : http://www.freefonts.info/details/13045/lido-stf.html

    Update your link if you want.

    Thanks

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  366. 379

    really awesome collection

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  367. 380

    It would be better if you provided it in a single zip file.
    Anyway nice fonts. Thanks

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  368. 381

    If some one wants expert view on the topic of blogging then i advise him/her to visit this web site, Keep up the fastidious work.

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  369. 382

    Thanks for this awesome collection of fonts.

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  370. 383

    I cannot see where it says if they are FREE for ALL purposes? Please add to the post if this is true.

    Thank you

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