- November 24th, 2008
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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.
In this selection we’re glad to present you Aller Sans, Mayberry Pro SemiBold, Quicksand, Agrafa Hairline, Sketch Rockwell, Megalopolis Extra and a couple of other high-quality free fonts. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — the license can change from time to time.
- Free Fonts Of March1 features Myndraine, Museo Sans as well as handwritten and grungy fonts.
- 40 Excellent Free Fonts For Professional Design2
- You can find over 80 more free fonts in our section Fonts3.
15 Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts
Aller Sans4 [ Specimen5 | License6 | Download7 ]
Dalton Maag design team designed a beautiful sans-serif Aller Sans, sponsored by Danish publishing company Aller (hence the name). The typeface was designed as part of the Danish School of Media and Journalisms new CI and is now available for free use and download (via8).
Mayberry Pro SemiBold10 (registration is required)
AscenderFonts released the font Mayberry Pro Semi Bold available for free download. This font belongs to the Mayberry Pro family. This family is a humanist sans serif designed by Steve Matteson to provide optimal legibility on screen in applications ranging from User Interfaces to web pages. The registration is required to download the font.
Rally Character Set12 [ Specimen13 | Previews14 | Download15 ]
Lukyan Turetsky released a character set of rally symbols. The font contains standard signs of control in rally, infographics rally icons, blanks for the design of logos and other graphics, symbols for signs legends (transcript) and other symbols and marks. OpenType, available for free download.
Agrafa Hairline19 (registration is required)
“Agrafa is a technical but versatile display face that works well in both large and small sizes. Most of the glyphs are made from one continuous line and shows the constraints of bending a paperclip/wire.” Designed by Mugur Mihai20. [ via21 ]
Conglomerfont is a free font created by Jay Hilgert (BittBox) and the design community from all over the world. Jay asked people to send individual letters to his inbox, and I coagulated the submissions into a single font, hence the name, Conglomerfont.
Megalopolis Extra30 [ Specimen31 | EULA License32 ]
Revamped version of the 2004 one. Now in OT with extended language support and OpenType features with alternates, ligatures, different styles of figures, etc. You can use it freely for all your personal and commercial work. [ via33 ]
Exljbris fonts update37
Jos Buivenga has recently updated his free fonts, partly available for free download. The improved Fertigo Pro, Anivers, Museo and Museo Sans have been recently re-released and are now available for free download.
Birra Stout39 (registration is required)
Birra arose from years of compulsive doodling in pen and ink, and conjures the whimsy and syncopated contrast of novelty handlettering in the early 20th century. Birra Stout is a free font, made available by Darden Studio.
High Heels Typeface46
This was a fun project overall because I got the chance to explore a diverse and massive collection of High-heeled shoes, which was the main inspiration for the typeface that I have created. Not available for download.
Sources and Resources
- 20 Beautiful Free Serif Fonts48
- 21 Awesome Free Fonts49
A beautiful selection of freely available fonts.
- 30 Most Curious And Interesting Dingbats50
- 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/23/free-fonts-of-the-month-myndraine-museo-sans/
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/08/40-excellent-freefonts-for-professional-design/
- 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
- 4 http://www.dmjx.dk/presserum/skrift.html
- 5 http://www.dmjx.dk/presserum/downloads/AllerSans_skriftproeve.pdf
- 6 http://www.dmjx.dk/presserum/downloads/Aller_EULA.pdf
- 7 http://www.dmjx.dk/presserum/downloads/Aller.zip
- 8 http://www.typophile.com/node/51198
- 9 http://www.dmjx.dk/presserum/skrift.html
- 10 http://www.ascenderfonts.com/info/mayberry-pro-free-font.aspx
- 11 http://www.ascenderfonts.com/info/mayberry-pro-free-font.aspx
- 12 http://www.typophile.com/node/51060
- 13 http://www.2d.lviv.ua/download/Rally-symbols/Rally_Symbols.pdf
- 14 http://www.typophile.com/node/51060
- 15 http://www.2d.lviv.ua/download/Rally-symbols/Rally_Symbols.otf
- 16 http://www.typophile.com/node/51060
- 17 http://www.typophile.com/node/50437
- 18 http://www.typophile.com/node/50437
- 19 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mugur-mihai/agrafa/
- 20 http://mugurmihai.com/
- 21 http://daily.creattica.com/2008/09/free-font-agrafa-hairline/
- 22 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mugur-mihai/agrafa/
- 23 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mugur-mihai/agrafa/
- 24 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/bb-free-font-conglomerfont/
- 25 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/bb-free-font-conglomerfont/
- 26 http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/bb-free-font-conglomerfont/
- 27 http://www.dafont.com/sketch_rockwell.font
- 28 http://www.blog.artill.de/
- 29 http://www.dafont.com/sketch_rockwell.font
- 30 http://www.smeltery.net/fonts/megalopolis-extra
- 31 http://www.smeltery.net/dl/megalopolis-extra/megalopolis-extra.pdf
- 32 http://www.smeltery.net/SMFFEULA.html
- 33 http://www.dersven.de/freefont-megalopolis-extra-von-smeltery
- 34 http://www.smeltery.net/fonts/megalopolis-extra
- 35 http://www.dafont.com/sansation.font
- 36 http://www.dafont.com/sansation.font
- 37 http://exljbris.com/
- 38 http://exljbris.com/
- 39 http://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/birra_stout
- 40 http://www.dardenstudio.com/typefaces/birra_stout
- 41 http://martennettelbladt.se/miso/
- 42 http://martennettelbladt.se/miso/
- 43 http://martennettelbladt.se/miso/
- 44 http://inde-graphics.deviantart.com/art/advent-font-57338302
- 45 http://inde-graphics.deviantart.com/art/advent-font-57338302
- 46 http://zummi.deviantart.com/art/Highheel-typeface-98346864
- 47 http://zummi.deviantart.com/art/Highheel-typeface-98346864
- 48 http://thinkdesignblog.com/20-beautiful-free-serif-fonts.htm
- 49 http://abduzeedo.com/21-awesome-free-fonts
- 50 http://blogof.francescomugnai.com/2008/07/the-30-most-curious-and-interesting-dingbats-for-graphic-designers/