Archive for Europe
Seeing the .fon made me recall the old days when I found some DOS-based bitmap font editor and had some fun with it. But what’s a .8 file?
Heinrich Lischka’s Font Boutique only has a couple of free fonts available but it’s definitely worth checking out. I like Neo Retro, but the real gem here is clearly Samba.
Glashaus Design is a (German?) graphic design studio that has a few free fonts available for download on their site. One of them happens to be the excellent sans serif “Lacuna”. Once you enter their site, just click on the “Glashaus-Fonts” link at the top of the page to check out Lacuna and Catherine, a nice serif typeface. Then pat yourself on the back for following instructions soooooo well, kiddo!
I wouldn’t attempt to pronounce it, but Polenimschaufenster is “the free font foundry by Hannes Siengalewicz, student of MultiMediaArt.” Hannes says:
Driven by serbian Sljivovic I create typefaces out of found footage like money, old magazines, boardgames from the 60ies or lables on bottles of liguor. Kyrillic characters rock.
Of course that quote needs a pounding from my giant [sic] stamp, but Hannes makes some pretty interesting fonts. Dinarjev Republika and Union Argochemicals are grungy without being obnoxious and Zwiefalter Klosterbräu is a useful script face. I really like fonts like this that have just the right touch of sloppiness.
Font-o-ville is a Dutch foundry offering some cool, original retro fonts for download. I like The Bends and the Orpheus family, a nice sans serif package that seems a little out of place thematically (not that I’m complaining). The site’s been lying dormant for a year and half, so who knows how long these fonts will be available.