Free Fonts Of The Month: Fertigo Pro, FF Nuvo


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 only two freefonts, however these are truly beautiful ones: Fertigo Pro and FF Nuvo Medium. Please read the license agreements carefully — they can change from time to time.

  • Free Fonts Of June1 features the updated Anivers, Gentium and Fresco,
  • You can find over 80 more free fonts in our section Fonts2.

Free Fonts Of The Month

Fertigo Pro3
Jos Buivenga has updated the old freefont Fertigo and has now called it Fertigo Pro. Fertigo Pro is still free. Important changes are extended language support (more than 150 glyphs added), improved glyph shapes, 10 added ornaments/dingbats and improved metrics and kerning. Languages now (fully) supported: Latin, Central European, Croatian, Romanian, Icelandic, Turkish, Esperanto.



FF Nuvo OT MEdium6
Designed by Siegfried Rückel, it’s a contemporary type design with vertical contrast, and especially the characters a, g and y show the calligraphic touch. Suitable for magazine design from headlines to longer texts as well as for advertising, packaging and corporate design. A free download for a limited time. OpenType.



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    Great Fonts. Thanks!

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    Great! Thx you!

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    Nice fonts!
    I like “FF Nuvo OT MEdium”

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    Wow, FF Nuvo looks very nice!
    Thanks for sharing SM. Geek and Hype

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    Woah! Very nice font.

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    I grabbed the fertigo font yesterday, tis very nice!

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    muchas gracias!

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    nice! thanks!

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    thanks smashing! they’re truly beautiful fonts

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    thanks for the article, very helpful.

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    Gilberto Saraiva

    July 28, 2008 6:59 am

    very good font to me and my friends use.. ^^
    now I’ve more beautiful fonts to create some posters with Caster.

    Thanks, many thanks

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    Thank you to both font creators. I would also like to say that I have so much respect for Jos Buivenga. He puts in so much time creating free, beautiful and useful fonts. You are a hero.

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    A bit difficult to download the Fertigo Pro font, but worth it!

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    Font Help!

    I ran across a new font “resource” (let’s call it that for now) website that allowed uses to select the font they wanted to use for their website and strip in some code and use the font.

    The kicker is that it was thousand of professional fonts – for example:

    You could select “Berkeley” and size, etc. – then get the code and strip it into your html and anyone, regardless of it they had Berkeley installed would see the font in their browser.

    I can not find this anywhere. I’ve searched over and over in my RSS feeds, the web, forums. It was fairly new, I can’t recall what it was called. Anyone remember this?


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    to Lonnie:

    the service is but i didnt tried it yet. but what if their server is down? and you have 10 site with fontburner code? i think sifr is safer for now

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    very useful.thanks.

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    Livingston Samuel

    July 28, 2008 10:00 pm

    Nice Collection of Fonts :)

    Great use for creating wonderful typography1

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    Awesome thanks :D

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    thank you very much

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    Thanks Gabber. I’ve thought about the server possibility, but I want to play around and see how it works. Then maybe I can figure out a fallback.

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    great ^^

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    to bagger :
    it seems that fontburner uses sfir too…look at fontburner.js lol

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    Thank you for the fonts. Fertigo Pro is wonderful!

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    August 1, 2008 9:39 am

    Finally a free font with the *new* uppercase sharp S for Germans!!! Thanks to Jos Buivenga!!!

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    Nice Fonts. Thanks for the tips. Check out my people-resource site at and let me have your opinions please :)

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    Jos Buivenga (exljbris)

    August 4, 2008 4:25 am

    To those who commented on Fertigo Pro:
    Thank you all for the really kind comments. Enjoy!

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    Emmanuel Oscarr

    August 5, 2008 1:30 am

    this fonts are really cute, pls share some more

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    thank u………………………………………

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    Are you looking for ?

    And for some reason, I can’t download Fertigo Pro, says it is not available, would anyone mind to please post it on a file hosting website like mediafire? Thanks in advance.

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    More gorgeous selections — thanks for continuing to share these quality typography freebies!

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    Fertigo look great, but I gave up. I do not have time to spend half a day figuring how to “free” download anything. My time is not free.

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    how can i download above font… can u help me… :)

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    Wishes for an abundant new year for all you give. Thank you!


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    Should make a sticky post with Fertigo Pro and Museo Sans already. Seriously, they come up every time!

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    Many thanks, all.

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    I’m sorry… There aren’t FF Nuvo Web OpenType in the zip

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    Excelente fuente! muchas gracias

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