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Free Fonts of the Month: Geo Sans, OT Versa, Diavlo

We continue to collect most beautiful high quality freefonts, which can be used for both private and professional projects without any restrictions whatsoever. They are hard to find, but the search is definitely worth it.

Over the last 30 days we’ve managed to find few oldies such as famous Geo Sans and Mank Sans by Manfred Klein, but also some newbies such as Jos Buivenga’s Diavlo. You might also be interested in further free fonts1 we’ve presented recently. Before using the font, don’t forget to read the legal agreement carefully. They change from time to time.

If you like this series of articles, please spread the word, so that 1) we know you are interested; 2) many designers as possible can improve the quality of typography on their web-sites.

Freefonts of the Month Link

Geo Sans Light2, by Manfred Klein

Geo Sans Light Freefont3

Mank Sans4, by Manfred Klein

Mank Sans Freefont5

OT Versa Condensed6, by Peter Verheul

Ourtype offers a bonus font of the month. To download the font, click on the “About” item in the left sidebar of this7 site. Once the horizontal menu has appeared, click on the “Bonus font of the mont” section link in the menu.

OT Versa Condensed8

Diavlo9 by Jos Buivenga.

Diavlo is a free font that is a bit square and sharp. Great attention has been given to detail, spacing and kerning. It contains more than 300 glyphs and over 1.300 kerning pairs. Other weights may follow, but for now it’s only regular.

Diavlo Freefont10
Diavlo Freefont11
Diavlo Freefont12

Tuffy13, by Thatcher Ulrich

Tuffy Freefont14

Greyscale Basic15, by Greyscale [via Computerlove16]

Tuffy Freefont17

Unibody [pixel font]

Unibody is an optimized screen font family for Macromedia Flash MX and Adobe Photoshop. It’s designed for one point size only, 8 pts.

Unibody Freefont

Any suggestions? Don’t hesitate to comment! We’ll appreciate it. And the community will appreciate it.

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/24/five-more-freefonts-chucara-preface-colaborate/
  2. 2 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=geo_sans_light&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Geo+Sans+Light&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  3. 3 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=geo_sans_light&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Geo+Sans+Light&nb_ppp=10&psize=l&classt=alpha
  4. 4 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=mank_sans&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Mank+Sans&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
  5. 5 http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=mank_sans&page=1&nb_ppp_old=10&text=Mank+Sans&nb_ppp=10&psize=m&classt=alpha
  6. 6 http://www.ourtype.be/
  7. 7 http://www.ourtype.be
  8. 8 http://www.ourtype.be/
  9. 9 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  10. 10 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  11. 11 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  12. 12 http://exljbris.com/diavlo.html
  13. 13 http://tulrich.com/fonts/
  14. 14 http://tulrich.com/fonts/
  15. 15 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
  16. 16 http://www.cpluv.com/www/feeditem/3085
  17. 17 http://www.greyscale.net/basic/
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  1. 1

    Thanks, now I have the Vista fonts :)

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  2. 2

    How can I download VERSA? It doesn’t look like a free download.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 2, 2007 2:27 am

    Daniel, please read the post carefully. All needed information is mentioned there.

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  4. 4

    Yeah Daniel … just click on “Bonus font of the mont” … MONT?

    :)

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  5. 5

    Here’s a link to the vista fonts for a direct download (without installing powerpoint viewer 2007).

    http://jeffmilner.com/index.php/2005/07/30/windows-vista-fonts-now-available/

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  6. 6

    Thank you so much. I was just searching for some nice fonts. This blog really is a must have.

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  7. 7

    Very nice selection of free fonts like always :)

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  8. 8

    Great Fonts!

    Thank You !!!

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    justSomeRandomGuy

    April 2, 2007 1:44 pm

    Also, check out Gentium: http://www.sil.org/~gaultney/gentium/

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    Balakumar Muthu

    April 2, 2007 4:30 pm

    Diavlo is my favorite !

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    Thanks for these guys. Awesome stuff.

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    Carlos Eduardo

    April 2, 2007 10:36 pm

    I love this fonts, specially those you show how to install Windows Vista’s default fonts.

    Thank you again!

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  13. 13

    Another great article, but doesn’t anyone spell check around here?

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  14. 14

    Thank you so much, great Fonts!

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    Carlos Magaña

    April 3, 2007 5:09 am

    Great article, OT Versa is my favorite and Mank sans

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    Thank you!

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    tnx ;)

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  18. 18

    hello

    do you know where we can download the new Vista Font for apple mac ?

    tnx

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  19. 19

    You guys rock !
    Every post of yours has something to look forward for…

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  20. 20

    This are great fonts. Some came from germany :-)

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