Free Fonts Of The Month: GrauBlau, Nevis


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 GrauBlau, Nevis, Countries of Europe and a five excellent reduced fonts designed by the Ingofonts foundry. Please read the license agreements carefully – they can change from time to time.

  • Free Fonts Of March1 feature M+ Outline, GeoBats, FF Unit Rounded Bold and IPAP Fonts Family.
  • You can find over 80 more free fonts in our section Fonts2.

Free Fonts Of The Month

Graublau Sans Web regular and bold were designed by Georg Seifert. The fonts are optimized for screen use and support a wide range of character encodings, for example ISO 8859-15 (Western), ISO 8859-2 (Central European), ISO 8859-3 (Turkish, Maltese and Esperanto), ISO 8859-4 (Baltic), ISO 8859-5 (Cyrillic), ISO 8859-7 (Greek) and ISO 8859-10 (Scandinavian). According to the license, you may not use the font to create commercial print artwork, but you may use the fonts in any PDF documents and on an unlimited number of websites using the font-face-attribute. [ via I Love Typography4 ]

Grau Blau5

Ingofonts offers all fonts for free. However, typefaces which are offered to download contain only a reduced font. That means, the font only consists of uppercase and lowercase from A to Z or rather, a to z. Below you see Absolut Pro, Wendelin and Josef Pro, two of the typefaces offered for free download. To download the fonts, check out the section “free fonts” in the left sidebar. (Thanks, Chris Apalodimas!)

Absolut Pro7


This strong, angular typeface is ideal for headings. It features 96 of the most commonly used glyphs (characters).


Countries of Europe11
This typeface includes not only of the alphabet A-Z and a-z, but also 39 silhouettes of European countries. When you start type the first letters of the country, the silhouette appears — e.g. if you tipe »ir«, the map of Ireland appears. Freeware by Ingofonts. Not reduced.


Bonus: 63 Grunge Fonts

Looking for the best free grunge fonts out there? Try 63 Must Have Grunge Fonts13.




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    Thanx a lot, once again!

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    really like those fonts. especially grunge ones… :D

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    Thanks for the link to Ingofonts. What a nice way to test out a font!

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    I’m really diggin’ the Grunge…

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    Wow…you have included some amazing fonts in this post. I especially liked the grunge fonts.

    Thanks for a practical resource.

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    I love the NEVIS font, thanks!

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    great fonts, especially NEVIS!!!

    but I can’t find the Absolut Pro inside the free fonts section… where’s it????

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    Absolut Pro can be downloaded here (the free reduced version):

    or from the main site, click the select box in the left hand corner and click “NEU: Absolut Pro”

    thanks for the fonts!

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    these are nice, thanks! :)

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    IngoFont looks good, thx!

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    Hi everyone. Does someone have the font used for the logo of Mexico 68 Olympic Games? I would appreciate a lot if you can help me with this one. Thnaks!

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    very beatiful!!!

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    the collection looks good.. expecting more in future.. try posting the links, from where we can find some creative stuff

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    bloggers mosaic

    April 11, 2008 4:55 am

    thats just an awesome post the fonts

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    Ingofonts and Nevis are freaking AMAZING. Thanks!

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    Like Nevis very much! Thanks and cheers!

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    GrauBlau looks like a reincarnation of every other sans-serif typeface posted in this series.

    Nevis, though, looks like it might be useful.

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    I think the makers of Gotham may regard Nevis as a breach of copyright…

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    Dear Smashing Magazine,
    Checked out Ingofonts and Absolut Pro and Wendelin are no longer free. You may want make that correction to this post.

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    I’m so happy you have featured “Marcelle”. This is one of the best typo ever! I’m a fan ;)
    Thanks for your lovely work again on this selection.

    Cheers from France!

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    how can i use these fonts in my wordpress blog
    can u please explain this also.
    can i put these fonts in the wordpress directory to see the effects.

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    Great Collection !
    But, broken link in IngoFonts !

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    Thanks for the info! the fonts just awesome

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    goooooood & niceeee

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    extremely awesome fonts…can anyone tell me where you could find font named Calibri…it would be of great help…thanx loads

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    Máirín Duffy

    July 3, 2008 9:14 pm

    “According to the license, you may not use the font to create commercial print artwork, but you may use the fonts […] on an unlimited number of websites using the font-face-attribute.”

    Does the font designer realize how useless that is?

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    Ali Servet Dönmez

    August 30, 2008 2:12 am

    Turkish is ISO-8859-9…

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    has anymore noticed an error with the Graublau font?! It doesnt let me type any words with double f’s in them… Can anyone help with this problem?

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    Great fonts !!!

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    Benjamin Moodie

    March 4, 2009 4:50 am

    Brilliant Fonts, thanks!

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    nice font! thanks a lot

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    The GrauBlauWeb font doesn’t seem to work properly with FF3.5. The ff ligature displays correctly in Safari but either doesn’t render at all or crashes the browser for Firefox. Too bad since it’s a really nice font!

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      Struggling with the same problem here… coffee roaster site, need those ffs! Any solution found, or do I also have to abandon the font?

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    I’m in love with “Graublau”, too but I had to experience the same issue with “double f” words. Strangley the problem appears only in InDesign and Photoshop, whereas for example in Wordpad everything works normally. Any help in sight?


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    Loooooooove the fonts.
    Thank you so much.

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