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’re glad to present you M+ Outline, GeoBats, FF Unit Rounded Bold and IPAP Fonts Family. Please read the license agreements carefully – they can change from time to time.
Free Fonts Of The Month
These fonts are free software. Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute it, with or without modification, either commercially and noncommercially. Designed by Morishita Coji. The fonts are regulary updated, work in progress. Caution: Japanese language.
GeoBats & Further Dingbat Fonts4
“Personally, I love dingbats because (most of the time) I convert them to vectors in Illustrator and use them as very large elements in some cases. All you have to do is use the font in Illustrator and then go to Type > Create Outlines, and Bam. You got yourself a vector to work with. Here are some dingbat fonts that I thought you might enjoy.” You might find even more dingbat fonts here5. The screenshot below features GeoBats6.
FF Unit Rounded Bold8
While it is soft, FF Unit Rounded isn’t a sausage face or one suited only for comic strips. It looks friendly without losing its precision. You can use the Bold OpenType font for free. Designed by Erik Spiekermann. You need to be registered to download the font.
IPAP Fonts Family10
The Japanese Information-technology Promotion Agency offers 5 fonts for free download; among them — IPAP Gothic and IAP Mincho presented below. Caution: Japanese language. You’ll need to accepts requirements to download the font.
In his recent article John Boardley continues to discuss creative use of typography featuring Sarah King’s Typography Pear, Chocolate Scrabble and a pretty typographic umbrella created by Veer.
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
- 2 http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/download/index.html
- 3 http://mplus-fonts.sourceforge.jp/mplus-outline-fonts/download/index.html
- 4 http://www.bittbox.com/fonts/dingbats-roundup-16-incredibly-detailed-useful-and-free-dingbat-fonts/
- 5 http://coliss.com/articles/build-websites/operation/design/828.html
- 6 http://www.dafont.com/geobats.font
- 7 http://www.bittbox.com/fonts/dingbats-roundup-16-incredibly-detailed-useful-and-free-dingbat-fonts/
- 8 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
- 9 http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts/
- 10 http://ossipedia.ipa.go.jp/ipafont/
- 11 http://ossipedia.ipa.go.jp/ipafont/
- 12 http://ilovetypography.com/2008/02/24/sunday-type-fruity-type/
- 13 http://ilovetypography.com/2008/02/10/sunday-type-sponge-type/
- 14 http://ilovetypography.com/2008/02/24/sunday-type-fruity-type/
- 15 http://ilovetypography.com/2008/02/24/sunday-type-fruity-type/