Free Fonts Of The Month: Advent Pro, Telegrafico


Every now and again we take a look around, select fresh high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to.

This month we are glad to present you Goudy Bookletter 1911, Advent Pro, Ambrosia, Andale Mono, Telegrafico, Fonce Sans Regular and the Luxi Font Family. Please read the license agreements carefully – they can change from time to time.

  • You can find over 70 more free fonts in our section Free Fonts1.

Free Fonts Of The Month

Goudy Bookletter 19112
A serif old-style OpenType font. You need to scroll the frame to find the download link. [via derSven3]

Goudy Bookletter 1911 Screenshot4

Advent Pro5
A fresh, modern typeface coming in 7 weights — bold, bold extra, regular rounded, regular, regular oblique, light and light extra. Commercial work containing this typeface must include the reference to the author; personal projects don’t neccessary need to have a reference. The advanced version of the font can be purchased.

Advent Free Font Screenshot6

Advent Free Font Screenshot7

This font is free to use for personal purposes only. This version doesn’t contain kerning, accented character and foreign currency symbols.

Ambrosia Screenshot9

Andale Mono10
Andale Mono is a highly legible monospaced font which was originally distributed as part of the Internet Explorer 4.0 add-ons page as It distinguishes well between the zero, and the O. You can find 4 further monospaced fonts in Hamish Macpherson’s article The Typography of Code11. You might want to check out 22 more Monospaced/Fixed Width Programmer’s Fonts12 as well.

Andale Mono Screenshot13
Credits: Hamish Macpherson14

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. TrueType (.ttf).

Fonce Sans Screenshot16

Fonce Sans Regular17
A sans-serif typeface that includes old style (hanging) numbers, a number of english and non-english lettering, some additional symbols and complete punctuation. This typeface is considered a Trial Version, in which certain letterforms have been replaced. Available only for non-commercial use as .otf. The advanced version of the font can be purchased.

This typeface is being released as a sort of “beta,” in which people might become accustomed to the typeface and also voice their opinions on its usability.

Fonce Sans Screenshot18

Luxi Family19
Luxi fonts are commonly found on free software operating systems, such as Linux. They are the default fonts in Red Hat’s Bluecurve theme. This family includes Luxi Sans, a family of four sans-serif fonts, Luxi Serif, a family of four serif fonts and Luxi Mono, a family of four monospace fonts. These fonts can be downloaded using‘s FontOOo wizard. (via Chris Apalodimas)

Fonce Sans Screenshot20


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  1. 1

    Oooh, very nice fonts. Thanks :D

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    advent is awesome thank you guys

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    Wow Cool. I like advent too.

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    Oh I love Advent! Thank you!

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    Fonts are awesome, but I also loved the advent graphics

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    Yeah, I’m definitely feeling advent.

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    Thanks Smashing! I love the free fonts!

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    I’m really digging Advent. Thanks for letting me know that there was such a nice repository of fonts on DeviantArt — I never knew! I guess I was too busy looking at the, um, artistic nudes. (Oh, and the wallpapers, too!)

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    I’m such a font whore … I love advent, as everyone seems to. I’ll add these to my 4000 fonts :) Thanks!

  10. 10

    Advent looks like the text used in Levitra ads – love it.

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    Fonce reminds me of Din – in a good way.

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    Telegrafico is perfect for a project I’ve got in mind :o)

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    Hey thanks!
    This is how you have me coming back.

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    Some really nice fonts there – thanks very much!

    Have a nice day!

  15. 15

    This is great. Thank you all so much.

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    Thanks again for your Val & Times Day present.

    Here’s a question for the masses: What have you found to be a better fitting (for tight fits) face than MyriadPro condensed?

    Thanks again for all your hard work here at teamSmash

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    Love your free font collections, although I laughed when I saw Andale listed! :P

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    Thanks for the fonts!

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    Thanks a million!Good free fonts, save me much money and time.

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    Phil From Loreauville

    February 14, 2008 6:36 pm

    Great fonts, as usual from you guys.
    But, with all these cool fonts, when are you going to showcase some decent font management software?

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    This will adds up my font collections…

  23. 23

    Thank you so much Smashing! Really great fonts…

  24. 24

    Awesome list once again. Thanks SM!

  25. 25

    Yes, cool fonts, ADVENT and ANDALE MONO my favs!

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    nice fonts, must download..

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    Great fonts. Thanks

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    You’ve done it again!!!
    Superb fonts. I love this site sooooo much. Inspirational!

    Advent is quality.

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    These are my Visual Studio Colors ad Fonts (10x Smashing Magazine)

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    I read an article somewhere long ago, about a way to use non standard fonts in HTML (no flash). I’d like ot see something like that here.

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    Excelent. Very nice fonts.

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    Love this site !!! thank you

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    Haven’t seen this Goudy in a while, this is great, thank you! Also the other picks are wonderful!

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    Look at Newcaste. It was published some time ago here at SM. It’s great

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    Wow! These are some nice fonts. I especially like Ambrosia.

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    I love advent! thanks for these beautiful collection!

  37. 37

    Great list of fonts, thanks for sharing!

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    Another great set! Advent is fresh and fantastic, Ambrosia has really nice lines/curves — all definitely have very strong appeal…

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    While I like most of these fonts, Andale Mono is a trifle old. I also detest crippled (trialware) fonts. I think two of these fonts are trials.

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    cool and nice just like usual
    great job man, ill waiting for the next one :D

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    Awesome fonts. Thanks SmashingMag

    Keep it up : )

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    This is an exceptional resource. I am so happy to have come across it.
    Thanks, again.

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    you are right! these are very nice fonts…

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    although they’re free, they suck! except the advent maybe.

    no, wait.

    it sucks too…

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    Does Fonce really count as a free font when it’s only a trial version?

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    good font!

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    love you smashing people..your efforts are life saving..
    as 90% of UI is typography…i feel like it

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    thanks smashingmagazine, the most in the web
    bye bye

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    wow really love that advent pro font!

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