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I might create an open source geometric font (to the same tune as Futura, Avenir, and/or Brandon Grotesque), but wanted to gauge interest before I get started.

Also, I'm completely new to typeface designing (I'm usually a web designer/developer). Any tips?

Cheers,
Alfred

I'm looking for a typeface similar in nature to Quicksand (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/quicksand), but I need it to not be free.

Really, any very rounded sans serif with various weights would be great. The closest I've found is Sofia Pro Rounded, but if you have any other suggestions, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I'm considering creating a font created from an old typeface from a specimen book with an expired copyright and making it available for free for both commercial and non-commercial use. My goal is to get social media followers. More free fonts could follow if there are signs that the approach works. Do you think that's a realistic goal? Is there something I might have better success with? The typeface I've considered is Bodoni. Do you have a better recommendation?

Hi,

I have complimentary 3-month membership code for Adobe Creative Cloud.
The subscription is usually 49.99$/month and I'm willing to sell this for 99$.

my e-mail is tudorneve@gmail.com. e-mail me if you're interested.
payment via paypal.

oh...and it's valid for EU residents...sorry US.

Check out this free typography course, maybe you will find it useful.

https://www.keenjar.com/course/109-random-typography-and-graphic-design-...

Milena Jovanovic's picture

Gesta font

Could Gesta be downloaded for free somewhere, or is there a good alternative?

Thanks.

Hi There,
I'm looking for an alternative to Avant Garde Gothic Book to be used on an app. The license is $2000-4000 for the server/app usages which is too steep for us. I've tried whatthefont and a few other places but don't seem to be able to find anything close.

Could anyone suggest some alternatives which are less expensive or free?

Thanks very much indeed!

A

Skei's picture

Closest Free Font for this Logo

Hi,

I'm trying to put together a nice presentation template for my new department at work. Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my talks, and so I'm not happy to putting a pixelated PNG in my talk as the department logo.

Unfortunately, the person who put this image together is no longer working here, I'm told, so noone knows what font was used. I'm trying to recreate this logo in high quality.

I'd like to request an ID on this font, and ideally, a free font that is as close to this one as possible, such that I may recreate it.

I think I've IDed the font as Scylla, although confirmation would be fantastic. It's not free, so I can't try it. I've attached the logo, and look forward to your opinions and suggstions.

Thanks,
Quentin

merges's picture

Free alternative to Univers

I'm looking for a free alternative to Univers that I can use in a design class for non-designers. It obviously need not be perfect, but somewhat similar and in a couple of weights. Your professional advice is highly appreciated!

I've just released a new free font called SONAR SCRIPT available for free download at the Floodfonts website. If you want to see more in-use examples you are invited to visit the Behance project: http://bit.ly/103LIko

SONAR SCRIPT is a modular, experimental typeface that plays with the idea to fold a line of text from a continuous strip of paper. In spite of its technical and contemporary appearance, the overall impression of the typeface is unusual and very characteristic! SONAR SCRIPT works really well to create grid-based, geometric layouts with large letters or to design logotypes.

Rene Ayerdi's picture

Free font license

Hi, i'm new here...
My question is:
If I download a free font today with its proper license, will this license allow me to use it for indefinitely time or could the license change in some time without giving me a notice. Note that i´m talking about licenses with no warning about changes in the future. Thanks...

Hello everybody,

which free fonts do you consider the best to publish books? I will self publish books under CC, that's why they must be free. There are some amazing ones that are non-free, especially from Adobe, but I couldn't fine anyone that was clean, light and elegant enough to provide a pleasant reading. So maybe you know some. ;)

By the way this website contains a description of "Stone Type Foundry", the same font in the attached image. I was astonished how beautiful and elegant it is, and I think it must be perfect to publish a book. Unfortunately it's paid. But what do you think of it? Just curious.

Thanks!

A big thank you to everyone (especially to every typophile) who helped me out to get this typographical adventure up and still running. Here you are a small free gift in return. I hope you like it.






For more information or to get your free download, please visit alterlittera.com.

Thanks in advance for your interest. And Merry Christmas to you all.

dear typophiles!

i am glad to show you my new release, ZionTrain Pro typefamily. I started this font five years ago for city transportation and overall city corporative font as a part of project of second largest Ukrainian city Kharkiv identity by 3z studio. when designing distinctive characters for the font i was wonder how shapes from Ukrainian calligraphy works fine for wayfinding grotesque (look at the tails of Cyrillic -щ- and -ц- for example). unfortunately, this type was not used as planned, but was lived on the street as font of some cultural events, and was used for Kharkiv promotion.

it was featured in Slanted magazine #18 Signage/Orientation.

dear friends typophiles!
i am glad to present you new Arsenal contrast sans typeface. the project wins the contest for ukrainian font by Mystetsky Arsenal foundation and Stairfors design studio (some info in english about it you can find here and here).
so now it is typefamily of four fonts, released under OFL for free download.



interesting that it includes few unusual historic alternates for cyrillic letters (like latin-looking f with double bar for ф or round form for я) from old ukrainian origins.

--Download free fonts: http://www.fonts.com/browse/promotions/the-complete-engraver

--Learn more: http://blog.fonts.com/2012/07/24/the-complete-engraver/

--View images: visit http://slidesha.re/MwxZYU

Fonts.com is proud to announce two new releases – the JMC Engraver & Feldman Engraver typeface families – by Monotype Imaging designer Terrance Weinzierl. Commissioned as companions to Nancy Sharon Collins’ new book The Complete Engraver: A Guide to Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette and History of Social Stationery, these fonts are FREE for download from Fonts.com. Simply add to your cart and enjoy.

Hello Typophiles!
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We are proud to announce our new release!
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"FENIX" by Fernando Díaz: a FREE typeface specially designed for display and long texts, it has it’s fundations based in calligraphy, with strong serifs, and rough strokes. Its proportions have an objective to gain space in height and width. Itís elegant at large sizes and legible at the same time, with a lot of rhythm in small sizes.


One of the titles I'm considering is already taken by a free font. Is this legal (since the original isn't commercial)?

But here's a better example:
2010 (free): http://www.dafont.com/nouvelle-vague.font
2011 (commercial): http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/anatoletype/nouvelle-vague/

Gandhi, the biggest bookstore chain in Mexico is giving away a full type family named Gandhi. The web page states that the typeface will ease Mexican's reading by: having big body size, being light and thus achieving ideal weight when printed under less than ideal conditions by ink spread (the page cites inkjet printing), unadorned and undistracting, designed for body copy but friendly when used big.

Gandhi has been known for one of the longest and more memorable ad campaigns in Mexico: http://gandhi.com.mx/index.cfm/Publicidad and this typeface seems to be part of the advertising strategy, "To make you read" (Mexico has a real low reading rate.).

Floodfonts offers a new typeface for free download: POLARIS uses historical references as inspiration: slab-serif fonts in a turn-of-the-century style. In combination with modern elements and a technical-like drawing style the font develops an unusual, cool retro charm. Polaris comes with an extensive character set to support all central-european languages. http://www.floodfonts.com

LexLuengas's picture

Free vs. commercial

Free or commercial? That is the question. Since the beginning of my first font (which I still haven't finished), I have not been able to define my opinion of free vs. commercial licensing.

Therefore I have created this post; I'd really like to boil down the main arguments for selling a font/giving it for free. Does it depend from where you want to license it? Is it better to sell only the "Regular" font and give the rest of the family for free? What is the best option, if there's any?

Surely there are some posts linked with this discussion, but I couldn't find many...

Thanks,
Lex

Hello all,

I'd like to announce the release of the work-in-progress version of my new typeface, Otama. All thoughts and opinions are very much welcome and appreciated.

Free to download from www.timdonaldson.com/otama-ep.zip

Cheers,

Tim

Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center have joined together in conjunction with the TDC to offer a public lecture series.
The lecture series is still closely tied to the curriculum of the typeface design program. These lectures are free and open to the public. Here are the next two lectures being offered. For more information about the program visit http://coopertype.org/

What You Should Never Do With Type And Why
Matteo Bologna
Monday, February 7, 2011, 6:30 pm
The Rose Auditorium in the New Academic Building
41 Cooper Square at East 7th St, New York, NY

VTF is a free & open source foundry producing open source & free typefaces.

More than 30 typefaces are already available!

http://www.vtf.fadebiaye.com

Typeface above: coqnegre perspective, a futurist fraktur typeface

Typeface above: babbage, a fancy futurist typeface

Typeface above: pompidou, a serif futurist typeface

Enjoy!

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