Archive for Fontleech
I’ve been working on cleaning up the site, which mostly consisted of trashing thousands of spam comments. Those are gone now and Akismet should prevent any future craziness. Sorry if any legitimate comments were deleted, but the spam was pretty out of control.
I have a few sites to cover in the next couple of weeks, but I would definitely appreciate any suggestions. If you’ve found any nice free fonts lately you can tip me off at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway I hope you guys like the new lean & mean design (let me know if you find any bugs). Is there anything else you’d like to see on the site? I’m thinking about setting up a forum (as suggested) but I’m not sure if there would be enough activity to justify it.
In the next few days I’ll be working on cleaning up Fontleech a little bit (namely getting rid of the comment spam and improving the links database). I guess the site will function mainly as a database of the best free fonts on the web, with new fonts/sites posted occasionally.
In the mean time, check out Splideo’s 10 Most Awesomest Videos.
Reader Lisa asks:
Are there any dingbat fonts you know of with furniture?
There aren’t that many unique free font sites on the web. And out of those, only a handful are worth any attention. I’ve pretty much covered all of those.
And there aren’t a ton of new free font sites popping up every day. Sure, they were a dime a dozen in the mid-late 90s (you might have noticed that most of the sites I’ve covered at least launched in that era), but when was the last time a new site with some awesome free fonts popped up?
So what happens now that we’ve basically caught up with 10 years of free font history? I’m not sure, but consider this notice that things are slowing down at Fontleech (in case you hadn’t picked up on that). As always, I could really use your tips. But please, search the site before emailing a URL. Most of the suggestions I get are for sites that have already been covered.
Even if the site’s been neglected, I’m glad to see people coming in from search engines getting some use out of it. At the very least, Fontleech will always serve as a database of quality free font links. But I promise, that database will continue to grow.
This week: make up your own damn questions. The good ones will be used in future discussion threads.
What is the commercial typeface industry doing right? What is it doing wrong?
In case you missed it, the Piracy post is full of some very interesting comments, especially this one from “Saint Claude of Garamond.”
What is the best free font you’ve ever found (and you’d better include links!)?