Free Fonts Of The Month: Freebooter Script, Cora Basic

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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 Freebooter Script, Cora Basic Regular, Walkway and Karabine. Please read the license agreements carefully — they can change from time to time.

Free Fonts Of The Month

Freebooter Script3
This script type literally impresses with its curves. Freebooter Script can be used for packaging design or some projects in old-style. Designed by Graham Meade, available in PC Type 1, PC True Type and Mac Type 1. Designed by Graham Meada.

Freebooter Script4

Cora Basic Regular5 (OpenType)
A solid and strong sans-serif typeface designed by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione is available for free for non-commercial purposes. Among other things, Cora Basic Regular includes numerous punctuation marks, ligatures, old-style numeras and math symbols. After you’ve completed the form, a free non-commercial licence of Cora Basic regular will be sent to you by email. Free for a limited time. (thanks, C. Apalodimas)

Cora Basic Regular6

Walkway7 (TrueType)
Walkway is a large font family which consists of 31 font style, such as Rounded, SemiBold Reverse Oblique, Bold, Bold Reverse Oblique, Black, Black Reverse Oblique, UltraBold and further styles. The typeface looks elegant and modest and can be used best for headlines. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.

Cora Basic Regular8

Karabine9
Fancy “hand-drawing” typeface by Jonathan Paquette. A quite distinctive typeface in which capital letters are the reflection of “normal” letters. PC / Mac. Free for personal use only.

Karabine10

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/10/free-fonts-of-the-month-graublau-nevis/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  3. 3 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0167-FreebooterScript/freebooterscript.html
  4. 4 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0167-FreebooterScript/freebooterscript.html
  5. 5 http://www.type-together.com/cora_free.php
  6. 6 http://www.type-together.com/cora_free.php
  7. 7 http://www.fontcubes.com/Walkway.font
  8. 8 http://www.fontcubes.com/Walkway.font
  9. 9 http://www.dafont.com/fr/karabine.font
  10. 10 http://www.dafont.com/fr/karabine.font

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  1. 1

    The first one looks brilliant ! I am going to use it on one of my designs -)

  2. 2

    Michael Langham

    May 12, 2008 2:04 pm

    Great finds, once again.

    Now here’s a related question, and perhaps one shared by other fontophiles: Is there a better font than MyriadPro for tight fitting text? Or rather, the condensed players in this family.

    IMHO it beats Helv. Neue family, as well as any of the other standard condensed sans serif families.

    I’d like to hear of other folk’s experience with tight-fitting condensed fonts that read well even with over-tracked spacing.

    Maybe this inquiry might make a post of it’s own?

  3. 3

    Walkaway and Karabine are great fonts. I didn’t know the others.So thanks for sharing. I’ve got a list of 12 free hand drawn fonts (like karabine) on my blog at http://www.fudgegraphics.com.

  4. 4

    Wow, very good selection!
    I’m totally in love with Freebooter Script. Geek and Hype

  5. 5

    I couldn’t access ‘Karabine’ at dafont.com so here’s an alternate link:
    Acid Fonts

  6. 6

    Is Freebooter Script free for commercial use? I can’t find any Terms and Conditions on the website.

  7. 7

    Freebooter Script is not a quality font. When it’s enlarged it looks really ugly!

  8. 8

    I keep getting the error:
    The following errors were found:
    Sorry, but I cannot figure out who sent you here. Your browser is not sending an HTTP_REFERER.

    Please use the back button to correct these errors.
    on Cora Basic Regular font form page

  9. 9

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    May 13, 2008 2:15 am

    @dragoshell: we just checked the link. It works fine. Have you actually tried to use HTTP_REFERER?

  10. 10

    Another free font i’ve found today ;)

    http://www.fontcubes.com/Walkway.font

  11. 11

    Need more! :) Love that Cora Basic one though, I sent a request.

  12. 12

    Freebooter Script is free for commercial work, and as such being free, is not up to the standards of commercial work, its free why complain ? It was a quick fix from a scan job of a finepoint texta done on standard paper.

  13. 13

    Walkway, also by Graham Meade, you may find a few small problems using the font, as it was an unfinished demo set that was never intended for internet release. One of the people a beta set was sent to for testing posted it on a few sites and this is the version that is now only available. It is freeware and has all the characters, but the spacing and kerning was not completed.

  14. 14

    One of our clients used Walkway exclusively. As far as this font looks nice, it is nowhere near usable for professional design. Having to babysit every pair of letters was a serious pain and it was just a start of inconsistencies. Working with fonts like these makes you appreciate the $400+ families.

    I’m glad that the client moved to a cheaper agency that doesnt care about keming.

  15. 15

    ok, once again a strong recommendation for all free typo fans to have a look at this page: Fonstruct.com… You’ll see why!
    Btw, @smashing team: i think it’s actually worth being mentioned in you next typography post…

  16. 16

    It’s odd… on Firefox the form doesn’t work: error “HTTP_REFERER”, even though my browser it’ ok, I just followed the link posted here(I mean you don’t expect me to manually edit the HTTP_REFERER just to get a stupid font?!), but on IE it seems ok. Thanks :P

  17. 17

    Really cool typography!

    SmashingMagazine always rocks.

  18. 18

    !!!!!!!!!!!! nice collection

  19. 19

    Finally got my Core Reg. font. Really cool! Nice collection, simply smashing. Thanks!

  20. 20

    Cora* of course.

  21. 21

    @shasta: The link you provided leads to a cyber-squatter jump page because of a typo. (You forgot the T in fontshop.com ;) ) Corrected Link FontStruct looks like a pretty awesome tool BTW.

    @everyone: What the heck ever happened to the legit typographers of Apostrophic Lab for that matter? It’s like one person caused the mass-disappearance of a lot of really good font makers like Graham Meade, Derek Vogelpohl, and others.

  22. 22

    www.paintworkzstudio.co.uk

    May 14, 2008 8:16 am

    The first font really ROCKS!!

    Thanks.

  23. 23

    The Cora font offer is apparently ended already… 2 days only?!?! what the hell…

    “The promotion ended, i am afraid.”

  24. 24

    Agree with Casey here. What kind of promotion is that?! I checked the article (dunno what the hell is Walkway doing here, it is *really* hideous), tried to download Cora and – nothing. Promotion ended. Well, thanks for that kind of promotion. Eh, I am wondering why people use warez fonts then, hm?

  25. 25

    Apostrophic lab run for approx 2 years, then fell in a hole due to a number of circumstances. One such being Greenbay Font Cd Collection. The site had a stricyt policy that the freeware fonts were in absolutely no way to be included in any form of compilation CD, but they did it and sold the stuff. The Fontmakers individually decided that they were no longer interested in doing free work so other parasites to make money off them. and it just ground down.
    I hear Derek may be soon making a comeback after being out of the scene for three years, most of the others either started commercially, left the scene totally, or greatly reduced their free work.

    As stated, Walkway was not intended for release in the form you have it, again due to someone not interested in the designers wishes, and purely for a one upmanship thing. Yes Walkway is horrendous, I know because I made it.

  26. 26

    Apostrophic lab designer – Where now – Commercial

    Alejandro Paul of Argentina
    Born: Argentina, 1972

    Alejandro Paul teaches graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires since 1996 when he was 23 years old.

    Worked as art director in the most prestigious Design Studios from Argentina handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone, Movicom, etc. Awarded in several design competitions, is also a typeface designer for T-26 and one of the builders of the Sudtipos project, the first Argentinian collective type foundry

  27. 27

    @Michael Langham
    I quite like news gothic, for tight text, I wouldn’t call it better than myriad pro, but nice to have another option even if it is a fraction wider.

  28. 28

    Can anyone upload the Cora font to Rapidshare or something? I’m still keen to get it.

    Cheers

  29. 29

    i dunno if it’s against the rules but it would be great that someone could upload the Cora font to some server.

  30. 30

    Totally agree with Sanchito!

  31. 31

    Thank you for ur font,So good.

  32. 32

    Nice fonts………………..thanks alot. :-)

  33. 33

    I like Freebooter Script..Im gonna use it in my design.

  34. 34

    benjamin Moodie

    March 4, 2009 4:53 am

    Karabine look cool, well done

  35. 35

    Freebooter Script it’s nice and Karabine is interesting.
    Jen, thank you very, very much for share a link. There I found perfect fonts, some of them totally unknown to me. God bless you!

  36. 36

    how do i download this fonts..

  37. 37

    Forumneti

    nice font! thanks a lot

    download

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