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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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                                                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                    Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                                    Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                                    Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                                    So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                                    Joe’s Goals

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                                                      Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                                      Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                                      Daytum

                                                        Daytum

                                                        is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                                        Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                                        Excel or Numbers

                                                          If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                          What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                          Evernote

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                                                            I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                            Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                            Access or Bento

                                                              If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                              Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                              You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                              Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                              All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                              Conclusion

                                                              I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                              What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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