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.
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.
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!
Extrafine flys in from Chicagoland area designer/illustrator/typographer/printmaker/musician Miko Ramirez. It’s another handy drawn font, scritchy scratchy and all rough-hewn, has a nice rugged authentic feel to it – ya know what I mean? Not too much to think about – just Download this – extrafine ttf.
Antique typefaces can be fun, they are the origin of most of what we know today – the history of all our letterforms, but sometimes they are so hard to read and rough and dirty it makes you wonder how we got to where we are today. For a taste of some old time letter flavor, Powell Antique from prolific German shareware type designer Dieter Steffmann is a good one to choose. Download Powell Antique TTF.
Konstata is a cool one from fresh new german foundry fontomtype, and I can’t really explain it as well as it’s creator can, so here is that .. “Konstata is really a niche font for special use. Created for stencil use, Konstata features a set of only 10 different elements (aka your templates) out of which you can compose the complete typeface. Therefore it borders between being somewhat grungy, modular and classic and greatly saves space in your backpack when stenciling. Konstata is supposed to be stenciled with closed counters — which is possible due to the modular system. In fact there are no bridges in it at all. It consists of a complete set of unicase letters — numerals are ment to be done als roman numbers, german umlaute are included as ue (ä), oe (ö), ae (ä) and ss (ß). Any medium will do the job but I suggest using fast drying paint like Placka, Edding or Montana 94 spray-paint to speed up the process of composing all elements. On the keyboard you will find all 10 elements on the position of numerals (0−9); a set of fully composed characters on the position of lowercase letters (a-z incl. ü, ö, ä, ß); and every letter composed into the lowest possible number of parts (maximal two, often only one) at the position of capital letters.” Download Konstata TTF.