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Freeware foundries, a-d

Companies and individuals that give away their font creations.

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5D
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.
   email: steve@five-d.com

Abstract Type Design
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://members.xoom.com/pbdurr/.

AdvanceMeants, Inc. Open site in new browser window
Barcode fonts including PDF417, Code 39 and Code 128. Free barcode tools include Visual Basic source code and Microsoft Office VBA.
   email: admin@advancemeants.com

Afterglow
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://spaceage.swankarmy.net/type/.
   email: petr@swankarmy.net

Al Mohtaraf Assaudi LtdRegistered vendor information
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi is a Saudi design house specializing in Arabic type design alongside publication and visual identity.
   email: yara@mohtaraf.com

Alex' den - The flipside of Project Open site in new browser window
A bunch of original font creations by Alex Gollner.

alfabag monstertucks
Looks like they sold the www.alfabag.com URL to a company that makes plastic bags.
   email: stars@alfabag.com

Alphabet Soup
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.
   email: fontboy@psu.edu

Alphabets Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
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.
   email: info@alphabets.com

Alpona PortalRegistered vendor information
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.
   email: ranju@akshor.com

&cond Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
&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.
   email: peter@rogue.temple.edu

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.
   email: juicyjae@hotmail.com

anthem type Open site in new browser window
Your basic grunge font outfit - some fonts are free, some are not.
   email: anthem@bloop.org

Archive Type Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
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.
   email: info@archivetype.com

Astigmatic One Eye Open site in new browser window
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.
   email: astigma@astigmatic.com

büro destruct Open site in new browser window
Live from Switzerland. The site features some free fonts and some 'pay fonts' (as they seem to be called on the Web).
   email: bdteam@bermuda.ch

B/W Fontworks Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
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.
   email: bwsoft@revealed.net

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.

Jeff Bensch Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
Purveyor of custom fonts, flames and tikis.
   email: jeff_bensch@yahoo.com

Bihidryed
Last known address geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/8018/. Original fonts designed by Brandon Thomas of Bihidryed. Check out 'Speartooth' it's crazy!

Bitmap
Last know address - http://cgi3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~oshimoto/extra/bitmap/. Bitmap fonts from Japan.

Bizfonts.com Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
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.
   email: admin@idautomation.com

Mister Bla's FontworxRegistered vendor information
Mr Blah was unable to provide a description of his foundry.
   email: bla8226@online.no

Blackboard Etiquette
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.
   email: bbetiq@ar.com.au

Blissym Language Institute Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
BLI is developing tools to support the graphical international language invented by Charles K. Bliss.

Blue Rats
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.

Bold
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.
   email: jo@printisdead.com

The Bright Side Open site in new browser window
Site now redirects to www.chank.com. Live from Stockholm, original dingbats and text fonts!
   email: brightside@chank.com

Buttfaces
'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.
   email: tylus@cox.net

BV Fonts Open site in new browser window
Free and commercial fonts.
   email: bluevinyl@bvfonts.com

Byte-sized Computing Open site in new browser window
A realistic key-caps font and a 3D 'tiled letters' font.
   email: Simon@Byte-Sized.com

Caffeen
'31 of the net's most original typefaces aren't just different; they're also very cool and free to use.'
   email: jesse@swank.ca

carini type foundry Open site in new browser window
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'.
   email: genova@goeast.ch

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.
   email: cdtoad@cdtoad.com

Celtic Lady's Fonts Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
Original & traditional Celtic clip art and historical fonts; Sophisticated Celtic jewelry designs of Brittany Butler. Explore the ancient world of Celts!
   email: celticlady@celticlady.com

Chank Fonts Open site in new browser window
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.
   email: info@chank.com

Damon Clark's Web Site Open site in new browser window
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.
   email: damon@damonclark.com

Clearlight
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)
   email: brad@swankarmy.net

Comania Design and flower?power
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://freefonts.comania.no/.
   email: fredrik@comania.no

Comic Babies
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.
   email: otokoaie@netvigator.com

Oliver Conte Design Open site in new browser window
Custom creations by Oliver Conte Design.
   email: webmaster@ocdesign.com

CR8 Software Solutions Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
CR8 Software Solutions produces OpenType font design/editing software and barcode fonts.
   email: allanmurray@cr8software.net

Culmus Project Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
The Culmus project aims at providing the Hebrew-speaking GNU/Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows.
   email: iorsh@users.sourceforge.net

Daniel Bruce Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
A single individual design studio working with graphical design, digital design and type design.
   email: info@danielbruce.se

decomposed
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.'
   email: decompsd@swankarmy.net

Stephen Deken
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.

den7 Open site in new browser window
Some free fonts by Kotaro Hatano.
   email: den7@orange.ne.jp

Derek's Gardenparty
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.
   email: kickdrum@worldnet.att.net

Digital Ink
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 Open site in new browser window
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.
   email: dinc@intercall.net

Dingbat DungeonRegistered vendor information
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.,
   email: goatfish@tds.net

Disturbed Open site in new browser window
Free fonts from an unlucky fisherman and marching band member from Carthage, Tennessee.

[Divide By Zero] Fonts Open site in new browser window
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.
   email: ImightbeTM@aol.com

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.
   email: dixonfish@rocketmail.com

Ryan Donahue
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.
   email: ryan873@uidaho.edu

dope 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.
   email: spaceboy_@hotmail.com

Dukom Design Open site in new browser windowRegistered vendor information
We are professional graphic design studio specialized in typography and design.
   email: dukomd@yahoo.com

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