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Where to find FREE fonts?

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    martin smith likes this.
  2. dot design

    dot design Member

    Hi Damon gets my vote, I've been using it for sometime now and its updated very regularly.
  3. Logo2

    Logo2 New Member

    You got both the sites I use in your first post!

    Dafont is great for dingbats!
  4. Jilly

    Jilly New Member

    I built up a nice collection of fonts by installing those given away in arts magazines such as Computer Arts - they are usually a bit nicer than the free ones.

    I always prefer to buy professionally made ones though to use for projects - it makes a big difference.
  5. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Your quite correct.

    Some of the ones off DaFont are fine for printed text on flyers, lealfets etc, but as soon as you get into large format printing (exhibitions, signage) you really see how poor they are in construction.

    A client of mine used a 'novelty' font for his logo and when I had to use it for vehicle signage I had to spend hours in Illustrator in outline view tweaking all the letters to make them smooth. Was a nightmare! :icon_cursing:
  6. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  7. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    It's important to note however that FREE doesn't always mean free to use commercially. Quite often, there's a restriction on use - and sometimes it's non-commercial only.
  8. stugster

    stugster New Member

    You took the words right out of my mouth!

    For example, Sainsbury's used to use the font Interstate. This is a font you'd have to pay for (and get a commercial license). I was really interested in getting a font that was similar, and found Blue Highway. This is by Larabie, and is free for non-commercial and commercial use :)
  9. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    You can usually find a 'clone' non-commercial font that is very similar to commercial ones if you look hard enough.

    If its just one word, or a company name I've often created the font myself.
  10. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Anyone know what Tesco's 'in-store' merchandising font is? It's similar in appearance to Cocon bold.
  11. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Maybe this will help

  12. Eagle

    Eagle Member

  13. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    yeah, i downloaded the pack as well. 0 bytes. lol.
  14. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    I have converted the files using Crossfont if you still want them Mark.
  15. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    Thanks for the offer Col. I'm actually looking to use a similar one for commercial use so it wouldn't really be cricket. Thanks anyway.

    Must look into crossfont. :)
  16. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  17. Passion

    Passion New Member

  18. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

  19. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Member

  20. OllieGuy

    OllieGuy New Member

    Would you possibly be able to send them to me,


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