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Free Fonts Of The Month: Freebooter Script, Cora Basic

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 April features GrauBlau and Nevis.
  • You can find over 80 more free fonts in our section Fonts1.

Free Fonts Of The Month Link

Freebooter Script2
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 Script3

Walkway4 (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 Regular5

Karabine6
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.

Karabine7

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/category/fonts/
  2. 2 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0167-FreebooterScript/freebooterscript.html
  3. 3 http://pedroreina.net/apostrophiclab/0167-FreebooterScript/freebooterscript.html
  4. 4 http://www.fontcubes.com/Walkway.font
  5. 5 http://www.fontcubes.com/Walkway.font
  6. 6 http://www.dafont.com/fr/karabine.font
  7. 7 http://www.dafont.com/fr/karabine.font
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    The first one looks brilliant ! I am going to use it on one of my designs -)

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    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?

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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

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  8. 8

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

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    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

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    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?

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    Another free font i’ve found today ;)

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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  16. 16

    Really cool typography!

    SmashingMagazine always rocks.

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  17. 17

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

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

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    Cora* of course.

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    Paul Deveau

    May 14, 2008 5:41 am

    @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.

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