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This is Bremen, Germany-based Maximilian Bloch's fun free font archive. Useful, to the point, professional, complete, and entertaining. Has a messageboard, and is categorized in any possible way. If you want to download 500 fonts in the minimum possible time, this is not your place though. Newest additions.
Useful French archive with nice categories such as Cartoons, Horror, Tech, Fantasy, Script, Symbols, Famous fonts, pixel fonts, typewriter, Gothic. It has grown to be the number one site in the world for publishing new free fonts. All designers are clearly identified, and all font information is easily accessible. Links. About 10000 fonts now, with monthly additions. Newest stuff. Links to all designers. All pre-October 2009 fonts in one 660MB download file. Run by Rodolphe Milan (France, b. 1972). [Google] [More] ⦿
I know, the real name is deviantART, but I like Devian Tart better. Several original fonts by a gaggle of young crazy happy-go-lucky designers and enthusiasts. The original fonts are mixed in with archived fonts, so it's a bit of a jungle. However, it was a goldmine of undiscovered fonts and new ideas, until about 2010. Since then, the site gets swamped with self-promotion messages, and amateurish graphics, and the font downloads have dwindled to a trickle. Direct downloads at TypOasis. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethan Dunham's list of free fonts from and for professional type designers. The archive is huge (622 at the end of 2010) and clearly organized. There are useful @font-face kits to help users place these fonts on their web sites. Newly added typefaces. List of foundries. Ethan Dunham also runs a similar commercial web font service, Fontspring. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lin Daniel's huge free font page with useful samples of all typefaces, nicely organized. A must! Specializing also in blackletter fonts, typewriter, holiday, and handwriting fonts. Helped and supported by P.J. Evans. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontasy (was: Norbomat Fonts)
Fontasy.de (German) and Fontasy.org (English are exemplary free font archives brought by Tilman Schalmey from München. Subpage with useful links. Blog. List of designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More] ⦿
A great 1000+ font archive, well-managed by "pheanix". Type 1 and TT for the PC. Support Pheanix because he was unfairly harassed by ITC's Tom Dunbar for copyright infringement. Has a great dingbats page now. Check also his low graphics page. Plus many links. dingbats-Thin however, is a carbon copy of Zapf Dingbats. Direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
Big archive (over 3000 fonts, and at least 300 dingbats and over 1200 Mac fonts), with special dingbat category. List contains great-looking fonts. An exemplary page, with the designers clearly identified (with links), and easy fast downloads. Dingbat archive. Worth a very strong bookmark. The designer and boss is Richmond, VA-based Ole Larsen. Some original dingbat fonts as well, such as BatBats, BorderCorners, BorderCorners2, BugBats, Eagles, Florals1, Florals2, FlowerOrnaments, Hole In One, PensnPencils, Pirates1, Pirates2, Rothenburg-Decorative-Normal, SeasonsGreetings, WedDing, YeeHaw. The FontFreak links are also highly recommended. New fonts. Type designers. Dafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font archive, started up in 2012 by Ayman Hafez in Cairo.
Dario Nuevo's big and well-organized font archive. It is very careful about what is posted, so don't expect to find commercial goodies here. Alternate URL. Still another URL. One more URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
German font archive with about 2500 fonts. Contains this Faux Cyrillic archive: Gagarin, Perestroika, Russian (Manfred Klein), Kyrilla (Manfred Klein), Konspiracy Theory (Pizza Dude). [Google] [More] ⦿
Wonderful and useful archive, beautifully presented by the most generous of fontaholics, Petra Heidorn, a.k.a. CybaPee. Includes nice type art. The web presentation and the categorization are exemplary. Dingbats are used in a creative way to spice up things, and CybaPee juggles Paint Shop Pro like no one else. The growing archive is especially strong for decorative, blackletter, alchemy, Xmas, Celtic, and display fonts. The newest sub-page features Asian fonts (that is, Asian-style Roman letters). These pages are perfect: enjoy them! [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese site that offers free downloads of fonts by many designers, in many formats, both Latin and Japanese. New additions arrive regularly. Direct downloads. FTP access. Commercial Windows fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿