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Free Fonts: Slab Serif Typefaces


In this serie of articles about Typefaces, I would like to show you the various categories of typefaces. First category, the Slab serif fonts, are getting more and more attention nowadays due to their elegance and strength, combined with high contrasts makes them perfect for headlines. In typography, a slab serif (also called mechanistic, square serif or …

The Best Free Typefaces (‘fontfamilies’)


Free Fonts versus Commercial Fonts? The question which to use will always stay among graphic designers. But the possibility to have a choice in different styles, loads of characters and symbols extra and no (well, almost none) license issues means that you probably choose for a commercial typeface. But the good news is …

25 Best Known Classic Typefaces


Eric Gill, Adrian Frutiger, Erik Spiekermann and Max Miedinger are names we associate with the classic typefaces designers use on a daily basis. Their font creations are timeless designs that look right at home no matter what century we’re in. This collection of 25 classic typefaces is a round up of the …

How to Use and Install Your Fonts


One aspect of graphic design that isn’t discussed enough is the use of Fonts and Typography within our designs. If used correctly, type can be used as a powerful means of expression. First lets discuss the difference between freeware fonts, shareware fonts, and commercial fonts. The difference is in the …