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Companies and individuals that give away their font creations.
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Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.dircon.co.uk/5d/. 5D is a software developer specializing in PostScript technology and special effects for the TV/movie industry.
Abstract Type Design
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://members.xoom.com/pbdurr/.
Our aim is to design and produce beautiful typefaces, which will age gracefully and provide incredible functionality over the years. We dedicate our time to the design of innovative new typefaces for our own catalogue and to the design of custom typefaces for diverse clients.
Barcode fonts including PDF417, Code 39 and Code
128. Free barcode tools include Visual Basic source code and Microsoft
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://spaceage.swankarmy.net/type/.
AhmetAltunType was established in 2010 when Ahmet ALTUN released his first typeface, Nilish on MyFonts. The company founder, Ahmet, has always been interested in letters, glyphs, graphic design and typography. He was designing themes and writing softwares for Symbian Phones in the beginning of 2000s and all those works shaped Ahmet's career. So, when he decided to design only typefaces, he founded the company and started to work professionally.
The better part of the fonts is hand-made and these hand-made fonts such as Harman, Festivo Letters drew great interest. Another of Ahmet's most popular fonts, Halis Grotesque is one of Ahmet's bestselling fonts.
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi Ltd
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi is a Saudi design house specializing in Arabic type design alongside publication and visual identity.
Alex' den - The flipside of Project
A bunch of original font creations by Alex Gollner.
Looks like they sold the www.alfabag.com URL to a company that makes plastic bags.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://soup.swankarmy.net/index2.html. Fonts for the soul. Original creations by Jason Fagone.
Alphabets, founded in 1987, is one of the first digital-micro- foundries, and was among the first to offer fonts online. Now primarily licensing through online distributors, but direct sales are also available by request.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address. We have been developing our localized fonts (for Bengali) for the last 3 years.
&cond., makes freeware fonts distributed under the GNU public licence. Currently several fonts for Macintosh and Windows 95/95 are available. Fonts are available from &cond.,'s Web site.
Ank's Fonts and Photoshop
May have disappeared or moved from last know address, http://www.geocities.com/soho/lofts/6360/. Free type foundry. New fonts are posted about once every two weeks.
Your basic grunge font outfit - some fonts are free, some are not.
Archive Type specializes in antique typefaces found in old prints,
books, and samples. The fonts, with the imperfections all perfectly
preserved, bring all the script, sans-serif, and poster styles from a
19th century print shop to the digital age.
In most cases, character sets are only available in upper and lower
case letters, numbers, and basic punctuation.
Apart from 30 fonts available for purchase, there is a free font and a
few typo T-shirt graphics available for downloading.
Aring Typeface AB
Typeface design for commercial companies.
Astigmatic One Eye
Fonts from the dark spot. AOE's aims are
1. To offer unusual, quality, original TrueType fonts for Macs and PCs.
2. To release, at the very least, one new Freeware font each month!
3. To offer all Shareware fonts at a reasonable rate to you.
Live from Switzerland. The site features some free fonts and some 'pay fonts' (as they seem to be called on the Web).
B/W Fontworks is a small company that produces original handcrafted fonts, including the popular 'Glory' and 'Qurve' fonts. All fonts are free for personal and non-profit use; some have a registration fee for commercial use.
Beetles and Dry Fish
This site has apparently moved or gone away. The last known address for this site currently redirects to a series of X-rated Web sites.
Ben Syverson produces a small selection of quality, hand-crafted type families. Each typeface has been tested by world-class designers in production over several iterations. The result is a collection of versatile faces you can put directly into use in a variety of settings. For more, visit http://bensyverson.com/
Purveyor of custom fonts, flames and tikis.
Last known address
geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/8018/. Original fonts designed by Brandon Thomas of Bihidryed. Check out 'Speartooth' it's crazy!
Last know address - http://cgi3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~oshimoto/extra/bitmap/. Bitmap fonts from Japan.
At BizFonts.com you will find bar code and ID fonts including MICR E-13B, CMC-7, OCR, POSTNET, PLANET, PDF417, Code 39, Code 128, DataMatrix, Codabar, UPC, EAN, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, and many more.
Mister Bla's Fontworx
Mr Blah was unable to provide a description of his foundry.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://ar.com.au/~bbetiq/bb.htm. Blackboard Etiquette are Australia's number one chalkart studio, specializing in creative chalkboard menu design. They also spend their spare time creating fonts to give away.
Blissym Language Institute
BLI is developing tools to support the graphical international language invented by Charles K. Bliss.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its lats known address, http://webhome.infonie.fr/bluerats/bfa.html. Fonts by some blue rats from France.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.spinacle.com/bold/. A couple of free Mac fonts and some interesting type essays.
The Bright Side
Site now redirects to www.chank.com. Live from Stockholm, original dingbats and text fonts!
'It all started back about 20 years ago. I was about ten years old and I know you won't believe this, but I was in a bathroom.'
This foundry's website is no longer available. No new information is known.
Free and commercial fonts.
A realistic key-caps font and a 3D 'tiled letters' font.
'31 of the net's most original typefaces
aren't just different; they're also very
cool and free to use.'
carini type foundry
Live from Switzerland, an experimental type foundry. Featuring 'Adler' which they describe as, 'yet another typewriter font? well as freefont it's okay. first of all it's very cheap comparing with trixie and much more cooler'.
Casa De Toad
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.cdtoad.com/fonts.html. Surfing the ragged edge of typoculture.
Vintage and blackletter fonts, school fonts, custom font design, international fonts (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, traffic fonts
Celtic Lady's Fonts
Original & traditional Celtic clip art and historical fonts; Sophisticated
Celtic jewelry designs of Brittany Butler. Explore the ancient world of Celts!
The Chankstore: Fresh new fonts by the American Alphabetician Chank Diesel and his wandering gang of typographic wonderstuds. Home of the original Font of the Month Club.
Damon Clark's Web Site
Interaction designer and co-designer of Mac system font Espy, Damon Clark has provided a free Macintosh screen-font to help enhance the clarity of your interaction design.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.swankarmy.net/clearlight/. Brad Barham used to have a picture of Leon on his homepage, but now it's gone, and so have the fonts! (not sure what's going on here)
Comania Design and flower?power
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://freefonts.comania.no/.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://home.netvigator.com/~otokoaie/. A handful of processed fonts with baby in their title.
Oliver Conte Design
Custom creations by Oliver Conte Design.
CR8 Software Solutions
CR8 Software Solutions produces OpenType font design/editing software and barcode fonts.
The Culmus project aims at providing the Hebrew-speaking GNU/Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows.
A single individual design studio working with graphical design, digital design and type design.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.swankarmy.net/decompsd/main.htm. 'fonts are an essential part of design. i made a font, it sucks, but it's free. i'm working on another one, that doesn't suck as much. the font is called bizzare. the nicer one is evolved, but its not done.'
Site may have moved or disappeared. Last spotted at http://www.umr.edu/~sdeken/. Style is the direct product of fonts, and without fonts style could not exist. Discuss.
Some free fonts by Kotaro Hatano.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www2.ucsc.edu/people/dego/gardenparty.html. Some fonts based on the lettering used on Cardigans and Republica product packaging.
Dick's Fish Original Fonts
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6075/archive1.html. Free fonts with free attitude.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.d-ink.com/DigitalInk2/Free.html. Design agency offering custom type and logo design services.
dincTYPE is a small commercial type foundry which attempts to provide unique, original display faces at reasonable prices. we currently also offer a number of free fonts.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.geocities.com/~dingbatdungeon/. Produces dingbat fonts for role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, etc.,
Free fonts from an unlucky fisherman and marching band member from Carthage, Tennessee.
[Divide By Zero] Fonts
A collection of TrueType fonts made for fun by Tom Murphy. They are entirely free to use, but don't even think about reselling any of them.
Dixon Fish Ranch
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.sentex.net/~sarak/dixon/news.html. Featuring fonts that are free and looking for a good home.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, www.uidaho.edu/~ryan873/. A number of free fonts complement Ryan's commercial work for Garage Fonts.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, www.geocities.com/Paris/6513/. This site promised to offer really interesting fonts at some time in the future.
We are professional graphic design studio specialized in typography and design.
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