Free Fonts Of The Month: Myndraine, Museo Sans


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 5 free high-quality fonts and collections of grunge and handwritten fonts. Please read the license agreements carefully — they can change from time to time.

  • Last episode1 features Fertigo Pro and FF Nuvo,
  • You can find over 80 more free fonts in our section Fonts2.

Free Fonts Of The Month

An unfinished, yet very impressive sans serif font, designed by Christopher Miller. The font includes 182 characters. [via4]


Museo Sans6
Jos Buivenga released Museo Sans, a sans-version of his previously released freefont Museo7. Museo Sans is a sturdy, low contrast, geometric, highly legible sans serif typeface very well suited for any display and text use. The OpenType font family offers supports CE languages and even esperanto. Besides ligatures, fractions and proportional/tabular lining and oldstyle figures MUSEO also has a ‘case’ feature for case-sensitive forms.

Museo Sans font family comes in 10 fonts: 5 weights (100 300 500 700 900) with each an italic. 2 fonts are absolutely free (500/500 italic). A registration is required to download the files.



30 Free Grunge Fonts10
An impressive collection of grungy fonts, published by Danny Outlaw. Among listed fonts are Grunge Serifa11 and BB Petie Boy12 presented below. More grunge free fonts13.



10 Handwritten Fonts You Can’t Miss16
A collection of free handwritten fonts, published by Antonio Lupetti. More handwritten free fonts17.


The Fell Types19
A set of free modern revival fonts, with ligatures, swash characters, and ornaments, digitalized by Igino Marini. “The Fell Types took their name from John Fell, a Bishop of Oxford in the seventeenth-century. Not only he created an unique collection of printing types but he started one of the most important adventures in the history of typography.

You will find here a non-exhaustive history and a modern digitalization of some of them. If you want to use it in publications on any kind of media you have to put in the following quote as a note: «The Fell Types are digitally reproduced by Igino Marini.» and let the designer know where you used it. [via20]


A TrueType-font, designed by Manfred Klein and available in 4 weights – light, regular, bold and heavy. [via23]

Image: DerSven.de25

Mailart graphics
This picture font is made up of symbols, images and stamps from the mailart network and Keith Bates’s scrapbook. This font is free for personal use; commercial copyright is retained by artists named in the ReadMe documentation. PC Truetype, Mac TT+PS.



FF Nuvo OT Medium26
This font is still available for free download. 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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    Nice one! I really like Myndraine one – thanks a lot!

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    Good Fonts.. But not what I was looking for

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    Yei :) Just the right ting to make my day happier :D New good fonts are always welcome in my designs :D

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    Good Fonts

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    Those Fell Type fonts seem very interesting.

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    malisimo loko, pilas SM

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    Thanks for including the font post on!

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    These are great links to some great fonts. Suggestion: I’d like to see every intro mention the usage options (personal, commercial) clearly, so I spend less time clicking through to free fonts that are for personal use only. Seems like some of them have it, some don’t.

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    finaly smashingmagazine is suplying us with things there best in, content and goods, and not only content

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    trCreative Web Design

    September 24, 2008 1:04 am

    Great fonts, especially the handwritten fonts – was just looking for some like this – thanks!

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    Bruno Alberto Byington Neto De Figueiredo

    September 24, 2008 1:15 am

    @ Smashing,

    My opinion on this “Free Fonts Set” ist one of the best ones you guys have brought out, seriously. As you guys know Im more of the UX/UI Usabililty kind of Kid and therefore my time is kind of limited when it comes to exploring different Subjects that matter to me in Graphic Design.

    @ Megan & @All
    Bruno:Megan:These are great links to some great fonts. Suggestion: I’d like to see every intro mention the usage options (personal, commercial) clearly, so I spend less time clicking through to free fonts that are for personal use only. Seems like some of them have it, some don’t.>

    Anyway, speak to you guys later and the rest of the guys here posting comments: have a stress free, maybe calm day at Work buddies.



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    Nice fonts

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    No opino igual que puto, aguante SM

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    Free Fonts always make the day better. Thanks Smashing!

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    ooooh, I likes Myndraine. yummy!

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    Mto bom! Parabéns!

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    Sweet! The stamps will work great for background texture.

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    Fantastic! Love the mail symbols!!

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    Thanks for this post,

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    banknote is good

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    Myndraine is beautiful.

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    YAY! Font posts are the best. Smashing ftw!

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    i like it ;))

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    Puto, estoy en desacuerdo contigo
    Muy buenas fuentes…

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    Great fonts! Now I have a directory called “Fonts [via SmashingMag]” in my fonts folder. That’s usually the first place that I look for nice looking fonts.!

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    Search for “Share-Regular.ttf” at dafont, it could be one of the free fonts of the next month, i really like it.

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    Very nice!!!tanks

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    Help! It is wonderful to find this site, but I don’t know how to download a font! Can anyone explain to me how to go about it?
    Thank you : )

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    Thank, good front

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    Wayfaring Wanderer

    October 29, 2008 5:50 am

    I’ve been looking for some good handwriting fonts, thanks!

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    Myndraine – was

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    don’t cut the Feed!!!

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    Finally NO FULL FEED anymore!! I was wondering when you guys would realize that this would actually get more visitors to your site and hence advertisers. Any more reasons why you decided to pull the full feed?

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    Please don’t cut the feed.

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    great. tnx

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    Museo Sans looks smashing =]

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    I have started a Exljbris Fonts (Flickr Pool) and you are invited to inspire others and showcase your work using exljbris Fonts.

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    The imitation handwriting font is a demo… don’t bother downloading it as it has missing characters!

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    Great compilation

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    good fonts, really

    puto? jaja q comentario

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    Love the fonts. Hasn’t Museo been around for a while? What gives? Seems that its been blasted all over the place. I think we have it by now. Just curious. its a great typeface.

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    How many more posts will feature Museo Sans? Sure it is a great looking font, but every single month it comes up… Is there really nothing else out there?

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    Benjamin Moodie

    March 4, 2009 4:54 am

    Love the grunge fonts!

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    how can i download the museo sans font?

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    rezland also good

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    Can I ask what fonts you are using on the website? Specifically the one that the comments and body text are?


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