Quicksand, a free sans-serif typeface from Andrew Paglinawan, is a full typeface set consisting of light, book, bold and dashed versions. Quicksand is available in this thread in the Typophile forums, and is totally free.
MyFonts is offering a free download of Zag Regular and Zag Bold, part of Fontfabric’s Zag font family in OpenType format. You will need to set-up an account with MyFonts to download the fonts, but it’s a beautiful font and worth the effort!
Among the many quality fonts available for free from Fontex.org is Amerika. I really like the curves of this font. Amerika contains a serif, sans-serif and alternates version in the download. Fontex is beautifully designed and easy to navigate, so be sure to check out all the other fonts available on the site.
One thing a designer can never have enough of is fonts. As I look in my Suitcase Fusion 2 database, I see that I have over 4,100 fonts – one of which I just added this morning. BlackJack is a beautifully designed script font by Typadelic, and available for free from FontSquirrel. While you’re there, be sure to check out the growing list of excellent fonts available.
FontFabric has made a delicious font called MOD available for download which you’re free to use in your personal and commercial work. At first glance, the font doesn’t appear to be all that attractive – particularly when it’s just against a white background. But the font really shines when you use it as a mask on a photograph. It’s also perfect for creating a subtle text headline against a richly colored backdrop.
The good folks at FontSquirrel have yet another great font for designers to download, absolutely free to use in personal or commercial projects. Aller includes 7 font styles, light, light italic, regular, regular italic, bold, bold italic, and display regular.
BittBox is a great resource for textures, fonts, tutorials and more. Normally I’m really good about checking the site out, but I apparently missed a font post from December of 2008. Shame on me! Baja California is a cool font, available absolutely free. The demo font contains full alphabet characters in upper and lower case. Because it’s a demo font, it doesn’t contain a full character set, but it’s perfect for headlines or highlight text in your designs.
Bernd Montag has updated Sansation, a beautiful sans-serif font he released late last year on dafont.com. The font comes in three weights; regular, light and bold. An italic version appears to be on its way.
The Smeltery is offering Megalopolis Extra free for download. Megalopolis is an OpenType font featuring extended language support as well as alternate characters, ligatures and more. You’re free to use the font in personal or commercial work. I really like the extra “ornamental” characters in this font – you can view a full specimen sheet on the site in PDF format. Thanks to the Smeltery for sharing this font, as well as all the other freebie fonts on their site!
23rd Street is a free font from Jay Hilgert over at Bittbox. It’s a pretty clean font as far as handwritten style fonts go – he definitely didn’t go overboard with it – making it quite useful for the right project. You’ll notice that I typed out 23rd Street in the image above. That’s because this is a demo font, and as such does not offer numbers as part of the character set, only upper and lowercase A-Z. Still, it’s a nice font, and the price is right!