Today's Featured Free Fonts - Thursday July 31, 2014
1001 Free Fonts first opened its doors in December 1998 and has since grown to become the most popular free fonts archive online. We receive more than 50,000 visitors daily and have received 150,000,000 visitors since 1998. Over 3,000,000,000 free fonts have been downloaded since 1998. We would like to thank you all for your continued support and hope you return shortly.
Signature Fonts - Turn your signature into a signature font and sign documents digitally.
Handwriting Fonts - Handwriting fonts offers a personal handwriting fonts service.
Ultimate Font Download - Download 10,000 Fonts with one click. The Ultimate Font Download is a collection of 10,000 quality fonts from award winning font designers. Supports Windows & Mac OS X.
Font Search Engine - Didn't find the font you are searching for? Then visit Font Search Engine, who offer one of the largest commercial archives online. There are currently over 30,000 commercial fonts on offer.
Free Mac Fonts - If you are a Macintosh user then this website is for you. They offer one of the largest Macintosh compatible archives online. Unlike other archives 100% of the fonts contained in this archive are Macintosh compatible.
Google Is Designing the Font of the Future (NY Mag)
Among the thousands of features on your smartphone, one you’ve probably never thought about is which fonts it uses. Typography is involved in almost everything we do on our devices — the emails we send and receive, the texts we compose, the tweets we scroll through — yet to most of us, letters are just letters, numbers are just numbers. We might pick Garamond over Comic Sans for a cover letter, but on a phone, who cares?
Google, though, is paying attention. It’s spent years trying to create the perfect fonts for Android devices, a sprawling ecosystem that includes small phones, big tablets, and everything in between. And now, as Google is installing Android into cars, TVs, and watches on your wrist, the company is attempting an audacious task: making a typeface that looks good on all of them. >>Read More...
Fonts In Chrome For Windows Will Look Better Soon (Tech Crunch)
Google released the latest beta version of its Chrome browser today, and if you’re a Windows user on a machine that runs at least Vista, fonts will now look better on your screen. That’s because the Chrome 37 Beta now supports Microsoft’s DirectWrite API, a technology that improves the way fonts look on modern screens.
For the longest time, Google didn’t support this and instead used Windows‘ Graphics Device interface — which is based on technology from the mid-80s, when LED screens were still far off and computers were much slower. >>Read More...
Monotype teams with Google to expand use of Web fonts (Investor's Business Daily)
Monotype Imaging (TYPE), a leading provider of typefaces and technology for creative professionals and consumer devices, has partnered with Google (GOOG) to encourage Web designers to experiment more with different fonts. Monotype is offering a free public version of its Typecast design tool that can be accessed through Google Fonts, the companies announced Thursday. Monotype partnered with Google to reach more designers and encourage use of more Web fonts beyond the typefaces that are available for free from Google. Web designers will be able to preview font pairings with their content using the Typecast tool in Google Fonts. A premium version of Typecast, with enhanced capabilities, starts at $29 a month. >>Read More...