Sunday, June 29, 2008

I Like Free Fonts

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Don't get me wrong, not all (free) fonts are created equal. There are some real doosies out there that should never be spelling out any proper words, so when I come across a font I can actually imagine using, YAY! Yay for BB Petie Boy. It reminds me a bit of Edward Gorey's handdrawn lettering and I've alway had a soft spot for typefaces rendered in the rough/sketch style, showing the human hand behind the creation.

Speaking of Edward Gorey, I came across another free font based on the lettering he uses in his dark but wonderfully surreal and sad stories.
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The two fonts below were found through, via box vox, via Autobahn who created the typefaces by rather unconventional methods. I don't think I will be using either one of these anytime soon but I appreciate the work that went into them. very cool. You can find the free downloads for "Freshfonts" here.

Have a favorite free and fabulous typeface you created or found online? Share them in the comments section and keep an eye out for my own personal font I'm creating through Fontifier.

1 comment:

Macoe said...

Ahh, I'm an Edward Gorey fan too. Let me know how the Fontifier thing works out; I've been considering giving them a whirl ;)