If you’ve ever done commercial work, you probably know the feeling when you finally find that perfect free font… only to discover that it’s free for personal use only!
I don’t mind paying for fonts (I like supporting the talented type designers), but there are times when you just need a good, free font. That’s where FontSquirrel.com comes in. One of my favorite resources, the site offers a great collection of some of the best and most popular fonts — all free for commercial use.
Here are some of my favorite free commercial typefaces:
Montserrat | Josefin Sans | Playfair Display | Open Sans | Libre Baskerville | Learning Curve Pro | Oswald | Sail
Like most designers, I love typography. I’m always spotting and recognizing typefaces, which is both a blessing and a curse. Me at a restaurant? The reason I’m taking so long isn’t that I don’t know what to order… I’m silently judging the font choice. I know, what a designer thing to say, but was it really necessary to print the entire menu in 40pt Comic Sans MS?
Today, I’d like to share my love and appreciation for typography by explaining a few basic terms.