From the day Apple Macintosh came out with their desktop publishing solution I was very inquisitive about the beauty of typefaces. From typewriter days to the Macintosh - it was a huge leap and finally we could create eye catching art work made with typeface or fonts. Gradually font designer or artists became popular with their creativity and foundry.
The open-source type movement is about giving tools away, about ending the monopolies on creativity. I remember how I desperately requested Adobe for student discount for a publication which I believed would have stood out just by using a specific font. Open-source has opened the door for not only desktop publishers but the web designers as well. That translates to thousands of fonts made by talented, professional, hard-working designers from around the world. Here are the few prominent open-source free font resources which you can straight away use in your projects.
Google’s all about making things easier. Their fonts team has collected hundreds of fonts for web and print design. They make it easy for normies and professionals alike, and all the fonts are open-source. That means you can customize them, publish them, or share them however you want. Click HERE to visit Google Fonts.
Signing up with Typcast gets you over 3,650 licensed fonts, which are free, which is great! Click HERE to visit Typecast.
Are you sitting down? Good. Because you’ll need to calm yourself before you learn that Urban Fonts has nearly 8,000 free fonts to choose from. Now, don’t go downloadin’ all at once, they have plenty of categories to let you search smarter for those awaiting gems. Click HERE to visit Urban Fonts.
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Launched by designer Svet Simov, Fontfabric is an independent type foundry that creates high-quality fonts for whatever web or print destinations your heart desires. In addition to the freebies, Fontfabric’s paid fonts are definitely cheap enough to deserve a look at them. Bonus is - their fonts can be used for both personal and commercial projects! Click HERE to visit Fontfabric.
It’s on you to look into the licensing for any font you use, but FontSquirrel wants to help. All of their fonts are free for commercial use, organized in an easy-to-use format, and pre-selected by professional designers. They’ve done the work for you! Click HERE to visit Font Squirrel.
All you business peeps, rejoice! FontCab’s fonts are all free to use for commercial purposes. FontCab makes it super easy to find fonts by what you’re working on. Instead of scrolling through hundreds of options, just explore categories like “Cartoonish,” “Decorative" or “Futuristic.” Click HERE to visit Font Cab site.
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