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Fruitality
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Fonts and You

Let's talk fonts and typfaces!

Do you have any go-to sites or foundries when you're looking for something new?

A couple that I've been visiting lately have been:
  • Velvetyne - a French free and open source type foundry with some weird and wonderful stuff.
  • Fontshare - more standard, 'professional' display fonts, free for commercial use.
and a question (mostly for Windows users) - do you use a font management program? This is a frequent frustration of mine. I have a lot of font files left over from old projects and workplaces, but haven't found a font manager that I love that makes browsing through them an easy task. I've tried Fontbase before, but found it to be a bit cumbersome (and didn't really want to pay ongoing for their subscription service).

AND feel free to share typefaces that you've created yourself, or some personal favourites or go-tos as well! 8-)
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malyzar
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I also love Velvetyne! Here are a few of other personal favorites:

Future Fonts: https://www.futurefonts.xyz/
Kern Club: https://www.kernclub.com/
Fenotype: http://www.fenotype.com/font/fontpage.htm
Generative Fonts: https://www.generativefonts.xyz/

Future Fonts and Kern Club are very cool. Mostly premium/paid stuff. Fenotype is all free, I believe, and has been around since the late 90s. (A great resource for Y2K-ish stuff.) Generative Fonts is also a free resource and makes procedurally generated font alterations. A neat idea, but I've only used them for inspiration.

It goes without saying, but I love Dafont.com. (Somewhat controversial in certain design circles, apparently?)

I also recently stumbled across this archive of WipEout fonts: https://github.com/NR74W/WipEout-Fonts

And, lastly, to self-promo: I've made a few fonts: https://mattcolewilson.com/resources.html

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I use Mac and would honestly be interested in a better solution than the default Font Book.
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andrewelmore
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This has been super useful, thanks all!! I've also recently bought a bunch of stuff from good ol' PangramPangram: https://pangrampangram.com/
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In some rare typography / video game crossover news, I saw that Obsidian recently released all of the typefaces from Pentiment as part of their fankit (which also contains a bunch of cool art and stuff). They're free to use for non-commercial use.

You can download it here.

Super cool!



I should play Pentiment 🤔
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Plz excuse this brief detour, but sometimes... our typographic choices are simply "the fart" ^_^
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Looking for some good psychedelic fonts that can be used as display type. Stuff like Roberta or Arnold Boecklin. Something that would be used in a late-80s/early-90s arcade game, on an old Electro-Harmonix pedal from the 70s, or like, a doom metal band from the 00s. Any suggestions?
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malyzar
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andrewelmore wrote: 27 Oct 2023, 07:14 Looking for some good psychedelic fonts that can be used as display type. Stuff like Roberta or Arnold Boecklin. Something that would be used in a late-80s/early-90s arcade game, on an old Electro-Harmonix pedal from the 70s, or like, a doom metal band from the 00s. Any suggestions?
Have you checked out FontsInUse.com? Found some real cool stuff there by searching "fantasy." My initial favorites:

- Artistic: https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/10765/artistik
- Bradley (maybe too goth): https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/15425/bradley
- Edelgotisch: https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/18280/edelgotisch
- Harbour: https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/118/harbour
- Discotheque (great!): https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/83070/ ... iscotheque
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andrewelmore
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Thanks Matt! I kinda forgot about that site, I don't think I've spent much time on it in like a decade, haha. But my goal was to get recs from this community specifically, and it worked! Gonna give some of these a spin, thanks!
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malyzar
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Just stumbled across this neat collection of SEGA "replica" fonts: http://actselect.chips.jp/fonts/font.htm
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malyzar wrote: 16 Nov 2023, 09:06 Just stumbled across this neat collection of SEGA "replica" fonts: http://actselect.chips.jp/fonts/font.htm
HNNNNGGH
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