everyone needs a good script or two. You'll need something elegant, something fresh, something wild, something retro, and something grunge. While this is a good collection of scripts to start, we'll be uploading more and more during the festival. These are ready to download for free:
* Take me out to the ball game! Sedona Script
* PIA FRAUSS' Extraordinary Calligraphy Collection
* Learning Curve simplified monostroke script
* Scrips and more from Digital Graphic Labs
* Ballpark Weiner by Mickey Rossi
* CAC Champagne, 'Wedding Script'
* The King and Queen Font
* Quilline Thin
* Moody Boys
... and more:
The King and Queen Font
Here is one of those scratchy fonts that simulates the handwritten script of bygone quill days
Unfortunately, the creator, "Bran", must have wandered off someplace, his web site was converted to a parked spam site. Sorry.
Full story : Created by Bran
Moody Boys by Vered Gilad Friedman is one of those free and open scripts that you use about once.
Vered's site has also gone dead, and skyjacked by the porn industry. So we won't post the link.
Full story : Vered Gilad Friedman ~ via : daFont
Ballpark Weiner by Mickey Rossi
Mickey Rossi has created some rather cool fonts ... some all original, and some recreations! Most are at the Font Squirrel, however you'll want to see all of Mickey's fonts at his site!
Ballpark looks exactly like a commercial font which we suspect was the inspiration for this one.
Full story : Mickey Rossi
CAC Champagne, 'Wedding Script'
This is a Classical, Elegant script ... very similar to the Monotype "Wedding Script" from the 1950s.
According to Font Squirrel, this comes to us from American Greetings Corporation ???? (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/CAC-Champagne)
Full story : American Greetings Corporation ~ via : Font Squirrel
Scrips and more from Digital Graphic Labs
Digital Graphic Labs date back to 1996, and came out with a collection of free fonts. They are for hire, and offer all kinds of services in the graphic design fields.
This link, provided, goes to their home page -- scroll down the frame and see the highlighted words "Free Fonts" to see all of their fonts. ( http://www.digitalgraphiclabs.com/downloads/dglfonts.zip )
Full story : Digital Graphic Labs
PIA FRAUSS' Extraordinary Calligraphy Collection
Pia Frauss has created an impressive collection of totally realistic, antique calligraphy style fonts. Jane Austin is the one we've chosen to spotlight here, but seriously folks, you need to see them all.
Click on the link "capture" to see a paragraph set in Jane Austin. All of Pia's fonts have sample settings and you'll find most of them just simply beautiful -- with lots of alternates and flourishes ... you need to own at least one Calagraphic style and one Black Letter style.
Full story : PIA FRAUSS Fonts
Learning Curve simplified monostroke script
We've talked about Blue Vinyl Fonts in previous Fonts Fests, and we're back again this year with another. Their 'free' fonts are great, but their commercial fonts are wonderful. Look at "Fancier Script" while you visit their site.
Lots of people equate monostroke scripts with Neon. Simplified is a uniquely simple script that could be used to teach children how to write cursive. (A dying art in today's over-digitized world!)
Full story : Blue Vinyl Fonts
Hideki Katayama is a Graphic Designer and Typeface Designer in Japan with some superb font creations that are freely downloadable. The fonts easily rival commercial fonts.
Quilline Thin takes a very light, swashy approach to scripts. Its characters are open, finely shaped, and works of art. (Mac http://com4t-fff.up.seesaa.net/image/QuillineScriptThin-Mac.sit )
Full story : COM 4t Font Factory
Take me out to the ball game! Sedona Script
A long, long time ago there was a company called Cassady & Green. They were rather extraordinary because they developed so many cool programs in the early days of Macintosh. In fact, did you ever hear of a program called "Sound Jam" ... maybe not? Well, today it's called iTunes!
Sedona Script is one we liked because it has that ballpark, sports look!
Moonstation.org started a department called "Lost & Found" that attempts to recover and archive fonts from lost font producers... like Cassady & Green, which has been defunct since 2001 with the launch of iTunes.
Full story : Cassady & Green ~ via Moonstation.org
MORE to come...
Many, many more episodes of Fred's Fonts surf ... ...
And, thanks for reading