Two Dingbat Fonts You Might Actually Use

It’s easy to hate on free fonts. The average free font is hideous. The average free dingbat font, however, is not only hideous, but also completely useless. Sure it might look cute on his site, but when are you every actually going to need 100 of some Swedish guy’s drawings of pastries?

Christian Ghirardi’s Fleur de Wee at Chank is a great collection of those fancy French dingbats on French stuff.

Kenn Munk’s Karmaflage isn’t so much a dingbat as a “system for building ornamental camouflage patterns.” From the readme:

Numerals produce one type of camouflage, upper case letters another type and lower case letters a third. For best results, set leading to 0 and use two or more layers, keeping each type of camouflage-ornament in its own layer.

Anyone else got some dingbats that don’t suck?

(Thanks to Coles, and a couple other chumps who were too slow, for the Kenn Munk link).

5 Comments

kger / April 28, 2005 @ 5:47 pm

I like Tom7’s dingbats (”tombats”) fonts:
http://fonts.tom7.com/

Peter Lakanen / April 29, 2005 @ 6:35 am

So, um, where can I find that pastry font? No, I’m not kidding.

Christian Ghirardi / June 7, 2005 @ 10:10 am

Thanks for the promotional words. I like to think that dingbat fonts serve some purpose.

Keep your eyes peeled for my next one. I hope you don’t trash me for it.

joey / June 7, 2005 @ 12:02 pm

if it’s as good (and useful) as Fleur de Wee, i don’t think you have anything to worry about!

Christian Ghirardi / June 29, 2005 @ 9:03 am

Well, it’s live. Go check out my newest dingbat font at chank.com — Fowl Play. I hope it is well received (go easy on the criticism…. I’m very sensitive :)

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