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25 Awesome Free Fonts That Anyone Can Use

25 Awesome Free Fonts That Anyone Can Use

Fonts are indispensable tools for artists, graphic designers, and even programmers. Originating as typefaces during the use of printing presses, fonts come in all shapes, weights, slants, and ornamentations. Greatly influencing the feel and role of a piece or website, the first fonts involving various widths and designs of a base font evolved in the 1900’s. Today, digital graphic programs allow us to add to traditional fonts and design new ones incredibly quickly, greatly expanding design possibilities. Fonts with roots in all corners of art and design history are currently found online, including calligraphy, square pixel, handwritten, and street art fonts. The following 25 fonts are all free for personal and commercial use, and are sure to spice up your font library.

1. Sweetly Broken

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    Sweetly Broken is an elegantly simple handwriting font that doesn’t sacrifice legibility, or authentic look.

    2. Urban Jungle

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      Urban Jungle is a thick sans-serif, graphic font. Where some graphic fonts look repetitive, the texture on this one keeps the letters looking fresh.

      3. Clutchee

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        Clutchee is another graphic font with a smooth look. Whimsical, yet simple, this font can create a variety of looks.

        4. Sybil Green

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          A playful font, Sybil Green is a good mix of childish and polished.

          5. Slim Extreme

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            Slim Extreme is a great sans-serif option for a minimalist look.

            6. Sick Capital Vice

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              Sick Capital Vice is a phenomenal urban font, complete with paint splatters.

              7. Propaganda

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                A bold sans-serif font, Propaganda is particularly useful in graphic design projects.

                8. Brushed

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                  Brushed is another remarkable hand-written font that doesn’t sacrifice legibility.

                  9. Orange Juice

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                    Orange Juice is another graphic font, this one mimics hand-drawn 3D letters. Another excellent font for graphic design settings.

                    10. Black Casper

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                      Black Casper is designed to look like letters cut out of a magazine. A great font for many different applications.

                      11. Barcode

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                        Doing just what the name says, Barcode effectively recreates the look of a UPC.

                        12. Wedgie

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                          Wedgie is a playful 3D font, looking just like letters sitting on your paper.

                          13. Prisma

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                            Prisma is a widely versatile, fun, retro font.

                            14. VTKS Animal 2

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                              VTKS Animal is an impressive sans-serif font that recreates permanent marker strokes very nicely.

                              15. Jellyka Saint-Andrews Queen

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                                Jellyka Saint-Andrews Queen is a detailed handwritten font, with nice, realistic strokes. Some cursive fonts don’t connect the letters together well enough, but this one succeeds admirably.

                                16. Scratch My Back

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                                  Scratch My Back is another nice handwritten font, this one recreating scribbled letters.

                                  17. Friday Night Lights

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                                    Friday Night Lights is an impressive collegiate font, available in a variety of weights and textures.

                                    18. Cinzel

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                                      Cinzel is an elegant serif font, also available in a variety of weights.

                                      19. Toy Soldiers

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                                        This graphic font is a great option for industrial or army themed works.

                                        20. Karmatic Arcade

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                                          When looking for a technological themed font, Karmatic Arcade is a good mix between pixellated and modern. This font also has a nice character width, something that can be rare with pixellated fonts.

                                          21. Znikomit

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                                            Znikomit is another excellent minimalistic serif font with a clean, streamlined look.

                                            22. Yellow Magician

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                                              Another fun font is Yellow Magician, which takes on graphic style from a few hundred years ago. This font also includes some graphic characters.

                                              23. Chinese Takeaway

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                                                Another great themed font is Chinese Takeaway, which reproduces ink strokes quite well.

                                                24. Transformers Movie Font

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                                                  Based on the font used in the Transformer’s movies, Transformers is a crisp, futuristic font.

                                                  25. Gatsby

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                                                    Gatsby is a classy sans-serif font, reminiscent of the 1920’s and 30’s. Another streamlined font that could be very useful in a wide variety of projects.

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                                                    8 Replacements for Google Notebook

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                                                    Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

                                                    1. Zoho Notebook
                                                      If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
                                                    2. Evernote
                                                      The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
                                                    3. Net Notes
                                                      If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
                                                    4. i-Lighter
                                                      You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
                                                    5. Clipmarks
                                                      For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
                                                    6. UberNote
                                                      If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
                                                    7. iLeonardo
                                                      iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
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                                                      Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

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