Fonts \ Resources
May 27, 2010
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Why pay for a font when you can get an equivalent one for free? Designers occasionally offer their wares for public use, all you have to do is find a font to match your need – and there’s no shortage of them!

Here is a collection of the best font repositories where you can find a font for nearly every need under the sun.

1. 1001FreeFonts

Offers 1001 free fonts for the PC and Mac that are searchable by category and alphabetical listing.


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2. 1001fonts

Full font previews and fonts for both the PC and Mac. You can search the most popular and top-rated fonts. There are also numerous categories to choose from.


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3. Fontfreak

Offers fonts for both the PC and Mac. Over 5000 fonts available for easy downloading. You can download all of the fonts in one zip file, or search through them one by one. There is no search engine available.


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4. Acid Fonts

Acid Fonts has several popular fonts available for download. The site offers instructions on how to change PC fonts into Mac fonts.


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5. Font Reactor

There are custom text previews available for these fonts. PC format only. Search by the latest, top rated, and most downloaded fonts.


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6. FontFace

Fontface has fonts for both the PC and Mac. Has a preview function available. This site has a font of the day feature. It’s a homegrown site with tons of options.


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7. SketchPad

The PC and Mac fonts on this site can only be searched for by name. There are no custom previews available. This site offers useful tips to designers.


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8. Abstract Fonts

Claims over 13,000 free fonts in categories like ‘esoteric’ and ‘distorted.’ Custom font previews available, with easily viewable licensing information. Offers downloads for PC and Mac.


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9. Discover Fonts

There are thousands of PC fonts available for download. This site’s categories range from 3D to Woodcut.


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10. Fontstruct

FontStruct is a font creation tool that allows you to create your own fonts. Thousands of user-created free fonts are available for download.


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11. Highfonts

Highfonts has over 3,000 free fonts for the PC and Mac. You can conduct searches by the top downloads or pick your font randomly.


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12. FontEx.org

Fontex is a well designed site. Fonts are listed in categories, and have been custom selected for download. It has previews and full alphabets available. PC downloads only.


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13. Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel offers an exclusive number of hand picked fonts for your use. Many of them are quite attractive, separated into standard families.


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14. Font Cubes

Font Cubes has nearly 10,000 free fonts available for download for the PC or Mac. Customized previews and categories are available.


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15. EKNP.com

EKNP’s font choices range from ‘alien’ to ‘weird’. Not as expansive as some of the other free sites, it offers the standard selections.


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16. Urban Fonts

Urban Fonts has around 8000 fonts available. You can search through the PC and Mac fonts by category, top fonts or latest fonts.


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17. Dafont

Over 10,000 fonts are offered. You can search through a wide variety of categories and subcategories to find the font you need. Mac and PC fonts are available.


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18. Font Shack

Fonts are listed alphabetically with no search engine. Plenty of fonts are available for your perusal and download.


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19. Font Space

There are 13,400 typefaces here, making it one of the largest free font libraries. You have many search capabilities at your disposal. You can change the color, size and text of the font preview.


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20. Search Free Fonts

A wide category selection accentuates this site. Offers custom size and text previews for its 13,000+ fonts.


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Fonts come in nearly every category under the sun. These can be used for anything that needs typewritten words. Spice up your documents with the use of free fonts!

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This guest article was contributed by James Adams, a writer and blogger working with a specialist supplier of ink cartridges where he reviews products such as the HP 300 ink cartridge among others.