Quigley Wiggly from Maryland based Nick Curtis at Nick’s Fonts (he also did this funky germanic matterhorn font i had posted last year).. Quigley is a funky fresh script, when i first looked at the spec sheet for it, it didn’t really pop off the page for me – but set a few words with it, and POP! looks really nice and slick, flowing, fun and still legible. Download Quigley Wiggly TTF.
Some fonts have been around so long that nobody knows where they came from. Searching high-and-low, nothing about the designer. No old posts in alt.binaries.fonts, no old images from dover .. Well, Windsong is one such font – as old as the internet i suppose (what is that like 6 years now? haha) If someone knows someone who knows the guy that knew the guy that made this, or whatever .. let me know! Windsong is a nice, airy free flowing script typeface. Not really 100% super fancy calligraphy but a pretty nice cursive hand. Download Windsong TTF and let if flow.
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!
Rock Salt, a nice face by Squid (aka Dave Cohen) a font designer, sculptor, illustrator and musician. He has executed hundreds of prototypes for the toy, ceramics and gift industries. Tiki mugs designed by Squid are highly prized by collectors of Polynesian Pop culture. Squid’s fonts are published exclusively by Sideshow Foundry. You can see his other musings at squidart.com. Rock Salt is a nice, casual script typeface. In some ways it reminds me of the Simpsons TV show font or maybe Bart writing on the chalkboard or something. Also worth noting is that Rock Salt is part of the Google web fonts, and that’s a good thing (click that link and check out the full character set). Download Rock Salt truetype font. Stay salty.
I will spare you the oh my darlings, Clementine Sketch is nice in an old-school sort of way, script-like and hand drawn, with an inline fancy flair that feels like a varsity jacket or school logo maybe. Clementine Sketch is the work of chicago resident – currently based at minneapolis college of art & design – freelance designer and illustrator Teagan White. Her website states “Her experience working with a diverse range of clients, from those in the music, fashion, and editorial industries to small business owners and individuals, has allowed her to reject much of the sterility of contemporary design in favor of an aesthetically-focused approach that bridges the perceived gap between graphic design and illustration. Intricate linework, naturalistic rendering, and subdued color are integral to her visual identity, while a fascination with natural history, antiquities, and mortality drives the content of her work.” and i think that pretty much is embodied in Clementine. Download the TTF and enjoy.
Journal is the name of a typeface from well known design house Emigre, but this isn’t what you will find here – this is Journal from the Scandivanian Font Foundry, dependent on travel - Fontourist. Journal is a nice, simple hand script that isn’t fancy or frilly, it’s sort of what you would expect to find in a journal or diary and remains easy to read but isn’t the typical run of the mill script – Journal is a good choice for something familiar but different. Hit the road! Download the Journal Truetype font.
“Over the highways and byways the pilgrim goes aflame with the name of my small black rose.” Hey, I think I went to an Irish Pub called the Black Rose in Boston once or twice .. Well, this font has nothing to do with that, but it is a nice face with some interesting flair. A sort of swashy hand drawn cursive flow, maybe sort of pirate-like I would say. (that bar was down by the water) I could see this carved into the name plaque of a pirate ship. Black Rose TTF is from prolific freeware font creator Bright Ideas. Download Black Rose!