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February 22, 2005 7:02 PM   Subscribe

FontLeech: The Free Font Blog. Searching for free fonts (that don't suck) so you don't have to. Just launched the other day; might be worth watching for us broke designers.
posted by DrJohnEvans (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Cool site for the bookmarks. Thanks!
posted by furtive at 7:26 PM on February 22, 2005


Ooooh. Pretty.

[this is good]
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:33 PM on February 22, 2005


This brings us one step closer to cleansing the world of Arial [gooooood].
posted by killdevil at 7:34 PM on February 22, 2005


YAY!
posted by joelf at 7:50 PM on February 22, 2005


Thank you for this Doctor. It'll be a timesaver in the future I'm sure.
posted by blackturtleneck at 8:18 PM on February 22, 2005


For similar tunes of "free font" blogs, be sure to check out these timeless classics:
Microsoft Typography news
FontLover
Typographica
posted by TheNakedPixel at 8:24 PM on February 22, 2005


Also see Luc Devroye's free font list.
posted by O9scar at 8:44 PM on February 22, 2005


Wonderful! Thanks!
posted by odinsdream at 8:50 PM on February 22, 2005


Death to comic sans!
posted by tommyc at 8:51 PM on February 22, 2005


I much prefer Comic Serif.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:53 PM on February 22, 2005


wow. a blog with an admirable purpose. (gimme gimme gimme fonts)
posted by angry modem at 9:27 PM on February 22, 2005


Fantastic! I love good, free fonts and hate scrounging around for them.
posted by notmydesk at 9:39 PM on February 22, 2005


What separates this blog from other free font resources is that the author knows what he's talking about and seems to have taste.
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:43 PM on February 22, 2005


Ugg... someone really needs to tell them to use a gif or png file for their logo.
posted by delmoi at 10:06 PM on February 22, 2005


I wonder if there's some kind of secret bittorrent tracker for all the crazy expensive Frere-Jones stuff...
posted by blasdelf at 10:06 PM on February 22, 2005


I wonder if there's some kind of secret bittorrent tracker for all the crazy expensive Frere-Jones stuff...

Myself, I'd just like to find Sound of Print fonts again. I'd just download 'em and throw the correct amount of money at the creators...just let me find them!
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:12 PM on February 22, 2005


Nice!
Off I go, straight to del.icio.us...
That logo does suck though.
posted by mkdg at 10:18 PM on February 22, 2005


"Tomorrow: The U.S. Homeland Security Department’s whimsical take on Comic Sans."

Fun and funny! Bookmarked — thanks!
posted by taz at 10:26 PM on February 22, 2005


Hey, there ain't nothin' wrong with a free font. (plug, plug)
posted by Down10 at 10:35 PM on February 22, 2005


Thanks! Now I can fuel my font obession some more ...
posted by squeak at 10:43 PM on February 22, 2005


Damn, and I just bought Font Folio.
posted by mullingitover at 10:49 PM on February 22, 2005


Wow, down10, you did the Muni font! And I remember when you got busted for the McD font. I haven't been to your site in ages but I do remember downloading these all a few years ago.
posted by mathowie at 11:05 PM on February 22, 2005


Thanks for your munificence, Down10!
posted by taz at 11:09 PM on February 22, 2005


This, like Preshrunk, is one of those head-smackingly retro-obvious why-didn't-I-think-of-that brilliant ideas. Nice execution so far, too.
posted by webmutant at 12:07 AM on February 23, 2005


UM, is it just me, or does anyone else scratch his head in bewilderment grown men getting orgasmic over typeface?!
It all looks the same to me!

{Now, being into happy sexy furry videos, that is completely understanable!}

posted by berek at 12:22 AM on February 23, 2005


UM, is it just me, or does anyone else scratch his head in bewilderment grown men getting orgasmic over typeface?!
It all looks the same to me!


You, Sir, are a philistine.
posted by ninthart at 3:30 AM on February 23, 2005


Duly bookmarked! Thank you!
posted by Alexander at 3:33 AM on February 23, 2005


Did anyone else try the main URL? There's a link to Book Talk - "The books people are talking about now - Beta"

This just keeps getting better and better.
posted by tvjunkie at 6:02 AM on February 23, 2005


I'm merely a grown woman, so maybe I don't count, but "orgasmic over typefaces" = just that many more orgasms! Ta!
posted by taz at 6:04 AM on February 23, 2005


Thank you! I love fonts, I make fonts, for anyone who is serious about fonts and wants to meet (at least digitally) some of the best in the field and those of us who suck, too, checkout the forums at typophile

blasdelf please don't steal fonts, it takes a shit load of very meticulous work, intense creativity, and a fair degree of insanity to create a good typeface, to make an amazing one takes more.

mullingitover ... I'm green with envy, I've lusted after font folio for quite some time now
posted by Grod at 7:13 AM on February 23, 2005


This thread is great for fontnerds, thanks for the blogtip DrJohnEvans, thanks for reminding us of the fab typographica TheNakedPixel, and Down10 oh my god come here I need to smooch you! *mwah mwah mwah* Luurve Muni baby! Love the concept of McD. C'mere! *covers down10 in lipstick marks*
posted by dabitch at 7:38 AM on February 23, 2005


...ain't nothin' wrong with a free font. (plug, plug)

Nothing at all. (cough, cough)
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:30 AM on February 23, 2005


Nice stuff, Robot Johnny.
posted by sklero at 9:53 AM on February 23, 2005


cool
posted by halo7879 at 1:54 PM on February 23, 2005


MetaFilter: bringing the craploads since 1999
posted by DrJohnEvans at 2:48 PM on February 23, 2005


So, is this the reason, they are going to trash the Hubble? Is it the telescope that can see too much. That guy might be schizophrenic, but he certainly can write, and he writes a lot. I have to mention that those winged lizards, are evident in pictographs in Southern Utah. They are more snaky, and don't look like things that walk, more like Loch Ness. I so hope that this is not true, current politics is bad enough, without the addition of cross species, and other sentient species types. The poor humans in cages, maybe this guy was in Guantanamo, or out on Diego Garcia...

As for the tunnels under Salt Lake City, well, they were built by the Mormons, and lined with granite, and they are a well known part of our city. Back in the age when Mormons feared government interference, they had escape routes. I know people personally, that have driven ATV's in those tunnels, and never mentioned the very tall people.
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