FILE Font by FontFabric
FILE font is a cool free font applicable for any type of graphic design – web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and other items like logos, pictograms.
You can download it via FontFabric using the link below. Please note, the download link is located via FontFabric, you are not allowed to redistribute this font.
Download FILE Font direct from FontFabrik. View License
Format: Opentype (.otf) Compatible: PC & Mac Details: 55 Character Set, Manual Kerning, Tracking / Pairs Price: Free
Blackout made by : Tyler Finck
Visit the League of Movable Type for more information.
Blackout font is a new release, as it popped into my inbox this morning, so grab it whilst it is still fresh and start playing with it.
If you have not visited The League of Movable Type yet, then I would take a minute or two to check it out and sign up to their RSS feed. It's a class site, and they are encouraging people to design and make available class fonts for the Open Source community.
Two styles: Midnight (solid) & 2AM (reversed)
Eats holes for breakfast lunch and dinner. Inspired by filling in sans-serif newspaper headlines. Continually updated with coffee and music. Makes your work louder than the next person’s.
Not Any Old Free Font Will Do
Never ceases to amaze me how designers and typographers spend their valuable hours, only to give away finished results for free, namely fonts. Creating a typeface is a lengthy job, no two ways about it. So hats off to any designer frankly, who is able to design a useable typeface, let alone make it available for free, or release it to the OpenSource Community.
Being a freelance logo designer, finding quality and unique 'free' fonts for that next logo project can be a struggle. Whilst there are 1000's available, many are poor in quality and feel. Finding those 'special' free and open-source fonts is something of a past-time for me.
Here on ImJustCreative, I am trying to find the fonts that are that little bit special, for any number of reasons. Not any old free font will do.
Prone Experimental Display Font
This is a Beta preview only.
Whilst creating a new logo, I came up with a mad idea to create a new 'font'. First time I have ever done so and frankly, I feel lame even calling it a font because it's far far FAAAAAR from being one. A font that is.
The logo name is called Prone, so taking the prone meaning literally, I decided to play around with some pretty shapes to create a custom and truly unique and utterly experimental 'font' or better yet, mixture of odd shapes.
Take the PRONE Position
Initially, I only needed the characters to make the word Prone for this new logo. As prone generally means laying down, face down, such as doing press-ups, the font is rotated 90 degrees to reflect this meaning.
Each character is the same width and height and share common characteristics where possible. Easy enough when you only have a few characters to create, but now becoming more tricky with the entire alphabet.
But I am making progress, so I will release more character previews as and when I am happy with them.
To all typographers
I am under no illusion about how complex and time consuming, how truly dedicated and talented one must be to create a true usable commercial typeface. Creating Prone is in no way meant to cheapen the skill and expertise of professional fontographers etc. Messing around with Prone is giving me an even deeper acknowledgment and appreciation of what it takes to create a commercial typeface.
As I said above, I use the word 'font' in it's most loosest definition. It is far from being a font.
NOTE FROM GRAHAM
Since reading Malcom Gladwell's book, 'Blink' I have become considerably more comfortable in my own ability to make the 'correct' decision as a 'snap judgement', instinctual response, emotional or anger, practical or in practical, right or wrong. It would seem for me anyway that my instinct has been proven right on many occasions which can only fill 'me' with more confidence about the 'inner workings' of 'me' as a person.
It's only if I allow time to doubt myself that it all goes horribly wrong (some would argue my whole life is horribly wrong). Malcom, through many studies and examples gives a convincing case that our instinct is 'mostly' the correct response in any given situation. It is a great book, not huge, so a easy swift read. He also has a web site, www.gladwell.com and Blog (blog is lacking in recent entries). The book will no doubt leave you feeling a lot more self assured. That's ofcourse if your instincts have generally been spot on. If not, then maybe you should give it a miss! :0)
This following study from University College of London, reinforces this understanding of the human mind.
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