Great typography links

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Typography resources.

The web has lots of great websites about typography, however you hva to use lots of time to search for these sites.

Three Link Directory is a online directory that collects and sorts all kinds of links.

Only quality links is accepted to the directory so you do not need to spend time browsing bad links and websites. The link listings in the typography category spans many topics and resources such as Ban Comic Sans.

The typography category also has several subcategories:

Feel free to submit your links in these categories.

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Top 10 free cartoon fonts

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CloudShopper.net just published an interesting article about free cartoon fonts. Not only that, the article mentions and links to 10 free cartoon fonts on FontDaddy.com.

From the article:

“Cartoon fonts can really make a difference and transform boring words to an exciting message. You can use cartoon fonts for a variety of occasions like party invitations, advertising, signs, scrapbooking and so much more.”

Click here to read about free cartoon fonts on CloudShopper.net.

Top Rated Fonts – Top 3

The number of downloads a free font has on FontDaddy.com is a good indicator on the level of popularity a font has. But actual ratings from font user is actually more valuable. These are ratings from FontDaddy.com users downloading the fonts, and rating the fonts afterwards.

These are three most top rated fonts right now:

  1. A. D. Mono
  2. Deutsche Zierschrift
  3. Entypo

For the complete and updated list of top rated fonts, click here.

Top 10 Free SciFi Fonts

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Sci-fi style.

Free fonts are really cool, but free sci-fi fonts are way cooler, right? But finding and downloading free fonts online can be a hassle and really time consuming.

But as you know, FontDaddy.com has collected and sorted all the best fonts available.

And you can download all the really great looking fonts on FontDaddy.com quick and easy. And if you want to save time finding the best sci-fi fonts, here is a list of our top 10 picks.

10. Earth

9. NES logo

8. Supercar Cyr

7. Slurp

6. The Adroit

5. Android 7

4. Dekers

3. Orbitron

2. 3×5

1. 03 20 1

Well, if you where unimpressed with that top 10 list of free sci-fi fonts, you can find more free sic-fi fonts here.

Download Free Decorative Fonts

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Free decorateve fonts.

There are lots of different types of fonts, just think about 3D fonts, brush fonts, LCD fonts and retro fonts. Some are more decorative than others, but no fonts are more decorative than, well… decorative fonts.

Great looking fonts usually costs a license fee, but not all fonts costs money. Some fonts are actually free. And what could be better than downloading free decorative fonts?

Click here to download free decorative fonts.

Decorative fonts can be used to lots of different things like business cards, signs, decorations, banners, logos, letters and so on.

Submit your fonts to FontDaddy.com

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Submit your fonts.

Are you a font designer or in a font foundry? FontDaddy.com needs more fonts for our users. Our site is visited thousands of times every day by people looking for fonts the can use in their design projects.

All fonts on FontDaddy.com are free, but some has demo license, some are free for personal use and some fonts requires license fee for commercial use and so on.

If you want more exposure for your foundry or for your fonts, please submit your font to FontDaddy.com here.

Top 5 Free Minimalist Fonts

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Minimalism in visual art.

In the visual arts and minimal music, minimalism is a specific style that uses pared-down elements. Minimalism in the arts began in post–World War II Western art, mostly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Minimalism in visual art, generally referred to as “minimal art”, emerged in New York in the early 1960s as new and older artists moved toward geometric abstraction. In typography minimalism also has a unique visual appearance. Minimalist fonts can really add style and elegance to almost all designs.

We have collected the top 5 best free minimalist fonts, here they are:

  1. A. D. Mono Font
  2. Aldo Font
  3. 078MKSDMediumCondensed Font
  4. Architect Font
  5. Eurosteal Font

All fonts can be downloaded in zip format and works on both PC and Mac. Click here for more free minimalist fonts.

5 great free script fonts

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Free script fonts.

Script typefaces are based upon the varied and often fluid stroke created by handwriting, pretty much like the cursive fonts just typically more elegant.

As the designs of script fonts are based on the fluidity of real handwriting, they can add a personal touch to almost any design, especially one that involves typography. Therefore, script fonts are truly handy tools when designing things like postcards, flyers, and wedding invitation cards.

Here are 5 great free script fonts you can download online on FontDaddy.com:

!PaulMaul

Wolf in the City

akaDora

Annabel Script

Hawaii Lover

You can find more free script fonts here.

The very basics of design

Design is a very subjective thing, therefore, if you ask me how to come up with a first class design for your marketing collateral or publishing mediums, it would be very unfair for me or anyone else to tell you what is a good design and what is a bad design…….

But there are certain elements and principles that we should look for in a design to determine whether the design and layout of the material will be able to carry the message across effectively to the readers and your potential market. The main aim of every design material related to advertising or promotion is either to sell something, promote something or brand a company.

Keep the design and layout simple and clean

The more cluttered or messy the layout and design is for your marketing collateral, the harder it would be for your customers to find the important stuff. So, don’t overcrowd the design of your marketing materials. First and foremost, it should be kept clean and very simple. Yes, we all want to fit as much information as we can into the design but hey, keep the purpose of the design of the marketing stuff in mind. You want to design a novel or design something that sells.

Design Colors

If you have a set of corporate colors (like the colors that you use on your logo, letterhead, envelopes…etc), keep to the same colors in your design. You should present a very simplistic, unique, corporate, professional, consistent image, not a haphazard one. How can anyone rely on you when you have that kind of image, right? It’s best that you not use too many colors for your design. And another important point about designing marketing materials is this; avoid using all the colors of the rainbow in one design! You’re not trying to confuse your customers, you’re trying to make it easy for them to find information, attract them and urge them to buy something from you! I would say using 2 or 3 main colors from your corporate color for the design is good enough.

Fonts

There are tons of free fonts (quite incredibly attractive ones at that) that you can find off the Internet for the design of your marketing stuff – but the sad news is that it’s not always possible to use all of them. Keep to one single font for the content in your design, and if you wish to, you can use a different (a bolder and louder font) for the headings and titles in your design.

Images in your design

Unlike web publishing, using images in the design of your brochures, flyers, menus, company profiles is always a good idea. Enticing your customers with useful pictures or diagrams that illustrates your point or including pictures of your products in the design of your marketing stuff is encouraged. Be careful and weary of using stock photos from the web for your marketing material. One, the resolution of such images (those that you can get off the Internet) is never good enough for printing purposes. Two, you’ll get in trouble with the people who actually owns the rights to those images. So, if possible, if you want to use pictures or illustrative images in your designFind Article, it’s best to either get the pictures for the design yourself (with your digital camera) or you should just purchase it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marsha Maung is a freelance graphic designer and copy writer who works from home. She designs apparel and premium items at http://www.creativejooz.com and is the author of “Raising little magicians”, and the popular “The Lance in freelancing”. More information can be found at http://www.marshamaung.com

The History of Fonts

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History of fonts.

The history of typography and fonts is truly fascinating. Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type and the printing press in fifteenth-century Germany. The storage of metal printing types in two cases, one for big letters and one for small, created the terms “uppercase” and “lowercase” which is still in use today – See more at: http://www.curioushistory.com/the-history-of-fonts/