This is the first installment of high-quality, professional free fonts available on the internet. This is a hand-selected collection of ten recently released fonts ready for you to use and abuse.
How to install a font
Unzip the files you have downloaded, then:
* Windows 7/Vista: Right-click on the font files > “Install”
* Windows XP: Put the font files into C:\Windows\Fonts
* Mac OS X: Double-click the font file > “Install font” button
Alegre Sans is a nice, bold font with crisp letters. They are all capital letters, but the font includes a nice assortment of special characters and punctuation. This font was created by Jayvee D. Enaguas.
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This is a hand-drawn font created by Brittney Murphy that caught my attention immediately. This includes a basic set of upper / lower case characters and the basic punctuation. The font is free for personal use. Commercial Use is $5. Visit her website at http://www.brittneymurphydesign.com/type.php for further information and additional fonts.
Created by Lukas Bischoff, Dock 11 is a strong, powerful and unique typeface. The characters are limited to upper case, with the lower case reserved for some text elements. the collection also includes numerals, some punctuation and a few select special characters. His website can be found at http://artill.de.
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This font is direct, simple and to the point. It certainly has a place in modern typography – if used properly. This typeface includes a full character set, numerals and basic punctuation.For more information on the font and the designer, visit http://www.wix.com/juricakos/jurica-kos
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Highlands is a font with some serious bite. “Highlands is a charming slab-serif that draws inspiration from National Park posters of old. Versatile in its character, it makes for great headlines.” This is a name your price font from Lost Type Co-Op, so please feel free to donate what you can for use of this typeface.
With a nice weight and excellent balance, this font can be used for a wide assortment of professional looking projects. “Linden Hill is a digital version of Frederic Goudy’s Deepdene. The package includes roman and italic.” Created by Barry Schwartz and available at The League of Movable Type.
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This is a professional looking typeface created by Esteban Muñoz Sarmiento and contains an excellent selection of letters, punctuation and special characters. This is the complete package.
A typeface from the now, apparently defunct, Casady & Greene design team, this script typeface is becoming one of my personal favorites. With atypical weighting (see the capital S in the text), this typeface has many unique characteristics that set it apart from other script fonts.
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Despite the name, this typeface is a very classy, elegant font. Unfortunately, the free download only contains the upper and lower case characters, but may contains a full character set with commercial purchase. This was created by Billy Argel and free for personal use only. You can view additional fonts and inquire about commercial use rights at http://www.billyargel.com/.
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Lastly, we have the bold power of Tondu created by Jonathan Hill / The Northern Block. “A versatile display font that combines classic proportions with modern styling. The precise letter fit makes it perfect for use across signage, book jackets, packaging, posters and t-shirts. Details include a full character set, manually edited kerning and Euro symbol.” For additional information, check out the website at http://www.thenorthernblock.co.uk/