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.
Lekton is a nice face inspired by olivetti typewriters created at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis) in eight hours at Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino in Italy. The face is supplied in a regular, bold and italic version making it practical for a lot of applications. Lekton is an open-source project, with no copyright or trademark qualification in order to permit the free use of the typeface, that can be modified as well as redesigned.
Always remember the basic ideas of anarchism and multiplicity. Download the latest Lekton OTF.
Lemisez what? You’d have to ask David Rakowski, the new england area shareware font creating madman who cranked out seemingly thousands of interesting faces in the 90’s, and then sort of moved on, back to music. Well, Lemiesz is a nice BOLD all caps face with numbers. Has a sort of retro – life during wartime feel to it, big bold and easy to read from afar. Download the TTF.
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.
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.
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.
Oh Yahhh? Kool Beans is another commercial logo-inspired freeware typeface from Adam Nerland at Insanitype! Font Design – I like the expressive swashes on some of the letters that make it more than just another free flowing bold type face. “This font is based on the Kool-Aid logo. It kind of reminds me of a retro surf font or something. I think it would work well for a logo. All the brackets and parenthesis as well as the tilde (the squiggley thing at the top-left of your keyboard) are Kool-Aid Man dingbats. Any other international characters produce a dingbat of yours truly. If you use it, please let me know!” Download Kool Beans TTF.