Great, attractive fonts are awesome. A well chosen font can make a huge difference in how your message is expressed. Unfortunately, big name fonts can be expensive, very expensive. For a small business owner who dabbles in graphic design, these fonts just are not an option. To that end, we are always on the lookout for free fonts that satisfy our needs for quality and attractiveness. Over the last few months, I have come across a number of free fonts that were highlighted on different design blogs and each one seemed to come from the same site, DaFont.com.
So, when faced with a recent logo design project that called from some new fonts, I knew that I needed to go check this site out further. Upon visiting, you are immediately greeted by the latest fonts that have been added to the font database. The font names are displayed in their actual fonts, allowing you to immediately gauge your interest. If you have a specific type of font that you are looking for, you can simply choose from a nice variety of categories which will then take you to all the fonts that fit that description. These include Comic, Retro, Arabic, Sci-Fi, Calligraphy and Eroded, among many others.
Once you have found a font that you think you like, you can enter in some sample text and see what your phrase looks like in that particular font. This is really handy when you want to see what your business name or tagline looks like in that fancy new font. As far as I can tell, most, if not all of the fonts are available for free at least for non-commercial use. They have versions of the fonts available for both the Mac and the PC so go there and continue to feed your font addiction!