This one is Destroyed License Plate and it’s a nice one (free for personal use) from Paris, France based graphic designer Damien Gosset -aka- sweeep – Like it rough? this one is nice and dirty – and rough too. Like the title says, Destroyed License Plate. Good for headlines, titles, you know .. display use. Download the OTF font now!
Molot – a nice, thick and heavy bold choice that would be a great display face – ideal headline – legible from a far poster for a techno industrial group, you get the picture. Upper and lower cases are the same, it’s got numbers and a little more. Not really a font for setting long passasges or big blocks of body copy. Headlines, meet Molot. from Russian designer Roman Yershov, Jovanny Lemonad. Download high quality OTF face Molot!
Twenty Dee Bee .. 20DB .. a nice retro-flavored OTF type face from Russian designer Jovanny Lemonad (Ivan Gladkikh). Sort of Art Deco, 20DB is legible and ideal for headlines, titles, display use (i can see it working nicely on posters). It feels a little like Monotypes Broadway typeface, but a little less frilly and deco-ish, a bit more angled and “russian” feeling to me! (does that make sense?) Download 20db OTF and give it a whirl.
The Weiner version of Ballpark is a fun funky script that maybe you would see on a logo for a hotdog at a baseball park – pretty neat stuff if that’s what you’re looking for! Created by Mickey Rossi from Atlanta, GA at the Subflux Experiment. Ballpark is slightly reminiscent of Grocers Script, from Wiescher Design but a little smoother and a little more closed – feeling more like an actual flowing script face. Download the weiner!
Josefin Sans Light is a nice fresh face from Typemade, a new independent foundry based in Monterrey, Mexico. “The idea for create this typeface was to make it geometric, elegant and kind of vintage, special for titling. It is based on 1927 Rudolf Koch’s Kabel, 1930 Rudolf Wolf’s Memphis, 1927 Paul Renner’s Futura. My idea was to draw something with good style, specifically that reflects the swedish design and their passion for good lifestyle, and by default all other scandinavian styles. The x-height is half the way from baseline to caps height, unlike any other modern typeface.” Download Josefin Sans Light OTF font.
UHOH! Another L-font, this one is Laconic from Robbyt Woodard at WoodardWorks Type design. “Laconic is a typeface design meant to be dry, without seeming quite parched. Curves and diagonals are kept to a bare minimum without sacrificing legibility. What it lacks in design features are more than made up for in OpenType features. All the weights contain small caps, proportional figures, old style figures, tabular figures, ligatures and stylistic alternates. Laconic has been an ongoing design and programming exercise that i am happy to share freely”. The face is supplied as regular, bold, shadow and light versions – Check it out! Download Laconic OTFs.
OK, again I am hooked on these open source typefaces – they have been of great quality and consistency and of course, they are free to use, share, modfy, etc. Linux Libertine, from the .org of the same name is one such beautiful face – “Letters and fonts have two characteristics: On the one hand they are basic elements of communication and fundamental to our culture, on the other hand they are cultural goods and an artistic work. You are able to see just the first aspect, but when it comes to software you’ll see copyrights and patents even on the most elementary fonts. Therefore we want to give you a free alternative: This is why we founded the Libertine Open Fonts Project.” (also of note, Libertine is the face used on the Wikipedia logo). The package includes a very diverse 20 variants, including Regular, Italic, Bold Italic, Small Capitals, Biolinum (an organic sans-serif and could be also described as organogrotesque) and a few “keyboard” versions ideal for computer documentation. Download massive Linux Libertine package here.