Popcorn and Popcorn Sketch are from Billy Argel, a surf-skate-punk-font designer who has put out some great freeware and commercial typefaces recently. Popcorn is a fun sketchy geometric (reminds me of some Josef Albers designs that used to be popular) – there is a sketch verison and a regular version, the regular one is also pretty sketchy though! These are ‘trial’ versions but it looks like they have full character sets, so check out Popcorn! Download the OTF files!
Bohemia is a nice face from a new, young (20 yrs old) type designer based in Ecuador named Juan Casco. Maybe inspired in the Song “She Loves me not” of Papa Roach ….the verse “Life´s not fair”…this angry feeling. Rough, Hand-drawn, scratchy. Full of teen angst, check. Let out those aggressions .. Download the Bohemia TTF.
ok, another one from Pablo Impallari.. it’s not a cop-out, it’s just me being lazy and really digging this guys fonts. What’d he say?
Dancing Script is a lively casual script where the letters bounce and change size slightly. Caps are big, and go below the baseline. Dancing Script references popular scripts typefaces from the 50’s. It relates to Murray Hill (Emil Klumpp. 1956) in his weight distribution, and to Mistral (Roger Excoffon. 1953) in his lively bouncing effect. Use it when you want a friendly, informal and spontaneous look. On any place where Arial and Times New Roman looks boring: Invitations, Party Flyers, Happy Birthday Cards… you name it. It’s better to use it at big sizes, together with sans-serif fonts, so the spontaneous effect is enhanced by contrast. Download the TTF!
Oi, What was I thinking? I dunno really. I like it. It’s weird. It’s chunky when you zoom in on it, maybe someone somewhere needs a letter with clouds and a horizon and lines draw all chunky and funky like this, and maybe I like bunnies. I dunno. Easter Sunrise is from Renn Crump (aka pseudo nym) one of the guys who has been around a while designing some sweet shareware faces and this one has a retro-throwback vibe (maybe this one is from Dover?). Download the Easter Sunrise TTF, and be hoppy.
Somewhere between the straight laced ITC Avant Garde Gothic Book and the funky Aaux Light with a little bit of dirty funk thrown in, falls Birth of a Hero. It’s a bit rough and grungy but has undeniable roots in those esteemed faces. This font is from the canadian designer known as Last Soundtrack, and comes with the usual upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation and some accented characters to take it around the globe. Download the Birth of a Hero TTF and enjoy your new rough grotesk face.
Poor Tom, work’s done, been lazin’ out in the noonday sun. Coda from Wilmington, DE’s Fonthead Designs is a super nice heavy duty industrial sans serif display face. posters – of course. headlines galore – naturally. signs – aw yah. well you get the picture, coda is pretty versatile and has a full upper and lower case, along with the usual numbers, accents, etc. so it’s easy on the eyes and easy to use. Download Coda TTF.
What we gonna do right here is go back, way back … Another classic old school banger from prolific funky type designer Jakob Fischer aka Pizzdude, straight out of the .DK .. Kitchen Police, techno angular edge, pretty legible but not for text. Maybe a sign from Blade Runner or Back to the Future, you know what I mean? Download Kitchen Police Truetype font, and enjoy.
Vernon Adams, from Reading, UK is a super productive (one a week is his goal!) web font designer has brought Six Caps to light, a very nice narrow sans-serif caps only face that reminds me of some old wood display type but also has a modern streamlined feeling. In some ways it reminds me of a good old angular tall stand-by; Agency Compressed from Font Bureau with refined, smoother composition. Download the truetype Six Caps font and start capping and be sure to check out Vernon’s web-site for his new faces at http://code.newtypography.co.uk/.
Aneurysm is a super grungerific freeware truetype font from Florida based artist/comedian Rev. Josh Wilhelm, formerly of Spork Thug Typography. Aneurysm has a sort of cyber-techy glitchy edge but remains dirty and grungey which is something you may or may not want. Holy crap my brain hurts. Download the TTF.