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Designer Type Resources

For those of you who follow our studio blog regularly, you will know that at Urban Giants Design we love type and typography. With this in mind we are always on the look out for new typeface resources and good typographic design, which we like to share – a font of knowledge you may say.

Recently we brought you a type resource we knew you’d go nuts for, with Font Squirrel, which you all appeared to love, and before that we showed you Sudtipos.

After finding Font Squirrel we thought we’d have a little dig around to see if there are any other designer focused font resource sites out there which are worth a mention, and we’ve found three you maybe interested in but never knew existed.

FontSmith

FontSmith is a well designed, clean looking site, full of good professional typefaces which are clearly aimed at the design and creative sector. These fonts are to buy though. Some lovely touches of CSS and jQuery going on here.

www.fontsmith.com

FontSmith - typeface & font resource

FontSmith – typeface & font resource

FontSmith - typeface & font resource

FontSmith – typeface & font resource

FontSmith - typeface & font resource

FontSmith – typeface & font resource

FontSmith - typeface & font resource

FontSmith – typeface & font resource

FontFabric

FontFabric looks more like a creative portfolio site than a type resource, so most designers will feel at home. This site features a lot of great looking free fonts with some nice visuals of how they look in reality.

www.fontfabric.com

FontFabric - typeface & font resource

FontFabric – typeface & font resource

FontFabric - typeface & font resource

FontFabric – typeface & font resource

OurType

OurType grabs your attention as soon as you open the page, with typeface examples smoothly sliding in and out of the screen. It also has an interesting little touch with the “try” and “buy” options when you hover over a typeface option. Page transitions are also impressive and a joy to navigate, to the point I almost forget what I went there for in the first place. These fonts are to buy, they aren’t free.

www.ourtype.com

OurType - typeface & font resource

OurType – typeface & font resource

OurType - typeface & font resource

OurType – typeface & font resource

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

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New font resource you’ll go nuts for!

At Urban Giants Design we love good type and typographic design, especially considering we specialise in branding, brand identity, corporate identity and logo design. So we are always on the look out for new and professional font resources to ensure we match the right typeface to the right job, as we firmly believe every typeface has it’s own personality and tone of voice. We don’t think it’s an accident that typefaces are full of “characters”!

There are a number of free font sites available to designers and creatives alike, the most commonly used of which is DaFont.com. However, it is often time consuming to trawl through pages and pages of typefaces in order to sort the more commercial typefaces from the amateur and less professional fonts.

A website which shares this view is Font Squirrel. They have hand selected the best commercially licensed freeware typefaces with graphic designers in mind, and offered them as an easy download from one website. You will be amazed that some of the typefaces on offer to download are actually free.

Font Squirrel - Commercial Font resource

Font Squirrel – Commercial Font resource

Thanks to the people at Font Squirrel for this fine resource!

www.fontsquirrel.com

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

www.urbangiants.co.uk

T: 0191 377 0933
A: Durham, UK

F: /urbangiants
T: @urbangiants

Branding & Logo Design | Graphic Design | Design for Print | Marketing | Creative Public Speaking

 

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