Fonts & typography

Looking for fonts or font tools? Substantial listings of the most notable type vendors, designers and foundries, commercial as well as some of the best free ones. Also some handy type management and ID tools + a few typography blogs, forums and organisations.

Online font shops:


fontshop.com

fonts.com [Monotype]

linotype.com

myfonts.com

faces.com


Type designers and foundries:


Emigre.com

fontsmith.com

typotheque.com

underware.nl

lineto.com

t26.com

garagefonts.com

village

cape-arcona.com
Some free fonts, some cheap

DSType foundry

fountain.nu
Some free fonts also available

Hofler & Frere-Jones

Jeremy Tankard Typography

lucasfonts.com [Luc de Groot]

joshuadarden.com


Free fonts:


www.betterfonts.com
The fast, userfriendly, no-nonsense interface makes this site worth a look

www.dafont.com
Comprehensive categories makes it fairly easier to find what you're after, and there's a handy character-map for each font so you can check if it includes any special characters and symbols you require

fontfoundry.com
[PC truetype format only]

larabiefonts.com
Fonts by the uncrowned king of the free font world: Ray Larabie

ekljbris
A handfull of high quality free fonts by Jos Buivenga

misprintedtype.com
Grunge fonts by Eduardo Recife

Pixel fonts:

aliasfonts
A nicely turned collection of pixel fonts which includes a type tester so you can check what your text would look like before you choose which one to download.

04.jp.org
A good range of interesting pixelfonts

Alvit.de: 25 best licence free pixelfonts
A list of the best free pixelfonts available, compliled by Vitaly Friedman


Online font tools:


Typetester
typesetter: increadibly useful and easy to use tool for comparing type on screen

Identifont
Identify and find fonts based on characteristics, name or similarities to other fonts

WhatTheFont
Helps you identify fonts based on scanned images of the typeface in question.


Font managment software:



Linotype FontExplorerX
Linotype's easy-to-use, versatile, feature-packed and not least FREE font management application for Mac OS X

fontcatalog.com
FontCatalog shows fonts automatically grouped by categories and styles, which makes font searching faster and easier

Extensis.com
Extensis Suitcase and Font Reserve font management applications for Windows and Mac

Printer's apprentice
Font management software by Lose Your Mind Development


Typography blogs and resources:


typophile .com

typographi.com

The International Society of Typographic Designers

Association of Professional design firms

Type Directors Club

fontlover.com

thinkingwithtype.com

http://www.typebox.com/3thinkbox/3hist3_2.html

A brief history of type

Typeindex.org
Typeindex Anatomy of typefaces tutorial


Miscellaneous:


Arial or Helvetica?
Can you tell the difference between 'the original and best' and the much-loathed copy?
It isn't always so easy!

Fontifyer
Create a handwriting font from your own handwriting

typorganism.com
interactive typographic experiments


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