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Down With DA Font!

Right I have a bit of a hatred for DaFont, don't know exactly where it's come from but think this is mainly due to the acres of crap you have to sift through to find anything anywhere near decent. Also I think the day (and I mean literally a day) spent removing all the endless crappy fonts I'd misguidedly downloaded over the years from the site and others similar.

If DaFont is your first port of call when you need a new typeface hang your head in shame! Right rant over, I know we all like a freebie and often can't afford to fork out for fonts but in order to try and redress the balance here's a few links to some free, if not very cheap typeface sites with quality output.

HVD Fonts
SMeltery - Free
Free | Fontfabric?
Anyone For Pong? HypeForType™ Online Digital Type Foundry (Not live yet but keep them peeled)
misprinted type 4.0_art, design and type (1998-2009) Eduardo Recife
Font Squirrel | Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses.


Senior Member
A fine list of freebie fonts there, i will agree that dafont is usually shit. But you have to remember you do get the odd nugget of gold in there. I suppose its just the large amount of people who are happy with any old crap.


I've not downloaded any new fonts in about a year or so... I have a DVD full of fonts from one of the places I worked :) kept them ever since :D


Senior Member
These fonts aren't all particularly useful for your everyday work but there are some really nice fonts and the site has an easy and efficient way of browsing through them, check it out!

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