Buscemi is a nice hand-drawn type looking serif sort-of face that may have some practical applications for display use – containing upper and lower case but no numbers (they are what appears to be funky weird cool silhouettes of mister steve buscemi) from Florida based artist/comedian Rev. Josh Wilhelm, formerly of Spork Thug Typography.. click here to Download Buscemi Truetype font.
Two in a row! Vitamin is a funky fun ravey retro oldy-but-goody typeface from the font designer that everyone loves, Pizzadude (aka Jakob Fisher from Copenhagen, Denmark). Vitamin is supplied in both a solid and an outline version, making it a versatile font for party names on flyers, book titles, signs for smoothie stands or anything else that would need something cool and refreshing like this typeface. Download the TTFs and enjoy.
OK maybe i should be calling this blog something more like font-every-now-and-then, not every day, unless everything is going stress free. Check it out today – Eastwood, like Clint. A nice, western feeling rough and out drifting the high plains style. This font is the fine handywork of prolific typeface designer Daniel Gauthier aka Gaut Fonts and it contains matching upper and lower case, and a posse of foreign accented characters and maybe some other interesting stuff thrown in. Worth checking out if you are going for a rough, western look. Download Eastwood TTF.
SouciSans, from NicksFonts is a nice, refreshingly light fun curly font – perfect for a nice summery weekend day like today. Nick’s Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry’s designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you’re looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it’s not in the catalog, it will be soon. Download SouciSans TTF.
Lilly, from well known free font designer Apostrophic Labs @ Typoasis .. Lilly is an easy on the eyes typeface, somewhere between a fun hand drawn (but not comic sans!) and an easy to read sans serif maybe. “This font was named after Eli Lilly, the founder of the company (also called Eli Lilly) that now makes Prozac. This is the same guy who back in 1923 was behind the release of the first commercial samples of Insulin in the United States. Eli Lilly has now been dead for a while, but the pharmaceutical company still thrives on by merchandising happiness through chemistry.” Download Lilly TTF font.
OK .. I am not being lazy, I just really liked these two faces from the prolific font maker guy and wanted to run them one after the other for the holiday weekend here. So .. from Exeter, England based Kevin King, of Kingthings comes another festive face – Whizzbang – more fireworks and explosions like yesterdays Flashbang (which actually came to life after whizzbang) – Kevin says it “Started as an experiment and then folks wanted it completed… I have got there in the end. Unfortunately, it has spawned and now we have Flashbang…” Download Whizzbang Truetype font.
Rollergirls is a fun shareware font from Claes at FuelFonts “a small swedish typefoundry” – Fuel is a pretty well established name amongst typeface designers, having been putting together great shareware faces since 1997! Rollergirls is an ideal choice if you are looking for something that’s easy on the eyes and fun to use, and to make it a little more enjoyable – Claes has made the dots on the lowercase i and j from little hearts (for the most, upper and lower case letters are very similar in this face). The rollergirl letterforms are a little out of the ordinary, geometric and mix the angular with nice oblong roundess. Download Rollergirls TTF font from FuelFonts.
Basehead is the first font created by Boston, MA based TeA Curran from Grillecheese Fonts in 1997, originally created for his ‘zine “Xandu” and because he is such a nice guy, he has released it to the public for free. Why do I like Basehead? Initially I was drawn to this font by my love for grilled cheese sandwiches, and later appreciated Basehead because of the funky weird letterforms that TeA has used to create this font – it is pretty legible and remains strange. Download Basehead TTF from Grilledcheese.com.
Pusab is a fun one to kick off the weekend with, from Ryoichi Tsunekawa at Flat-It foundry in Japan. (Ryoichi also brought us the very nice sans serif Bebas that we posted a few months back). Need something fun, bubbley, bouncey, overstuffed and funky? Pick Pusab – a great font to use for cool bubbley headlines. Ryoichi wants you to smile. Uppercase, Lowercase (which looks just like a scaled down uppercase), lots of punctuations and accented characters, sure to lighten your design. Download Pusab OTF.