May 12, 2010

Free fonts galore

When I was a (fake) graphic designer at MTV, we never once purchased a font. Well, I'm sure someone paid for our "official" URGE font face, but for the most part we'd always use free fonts. This surprised me, because I thought being at one of the largest corporations in the world -- and one of the most graphic design-heavy corporations -- would mean there would be some sort of central, networked font library that designers could access. Nope: things are the same everywhere -- disorganized and totally ineffecient. So the source I ended up going to most often for free fonts was dafont.com. Just thought I'd share in case you need something more creative than the default system font for a project. Anyone have other favorite freebie sources?

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thanks for pointing out this resource. may come in handy.

May 12, 2010 at 4:52PM, Edited September 4, 10:26AM

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Dan Nguyen (@wy...

1001fonts.com http://www.abstractfonts.com/ and http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ are all ones that I use along with the one you mentioned.

May 12, 2010 at 5:36PM, Edited September 4, 10:26AM

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domi_v

Thanks guys. Another service I like is WhatTheFont, which can (sometimes) identify what font is in an existing image: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

May 13, 2010 at 6:03AM, Edited September 4, 10:26AM

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Ryan Koo
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DaFont.com is an excellent resource, I've been using it for years!
I know there are others, but DaFont really is just way too easy for me to go looking for another resource.
great resource! :D

December 12, 2010 at 11:52PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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