Shiny new font blog

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Ok, so it's really more green than shiny, but it is new! This will be our place to talk about website changes, and the wonderful world of free fonts.

We hit 13,000 free fonts this month. Wow — a big thanks to all the designers out there who have shared their fonts for free. Also, thanks to fontologist who has been busy adding many rare fonts from the late 90's.

We've got a lot of updates coming to FontSpace soon. The "add to favorites" will get a face-lift. The popular fonts page will feature newer fonts as well, not just the ones with tons of downloads. Stay tuned and visit often to see the improvements.

Here are some of the subtle updates we've made over the last few months.

Commercial-Use filters

For all the pros out there it's 100x easier to find fonts with generous 100% free commercial-use licenses. Just click "Filter Options" and check the commercial-use box like the following picture.
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Font Images (AKA "font plays")

If you've used one of the fonts here in an image, share your design on the font detail page. This is great for designers who have lots of examples of their fonts in action. Check out Giro by Marcelo for an example.

Previews with Colors

If you don't want to load up Photoshop for a quick splash of color, just click the color swatches on the customize bar.
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Perma-links
Click the chain-link icon to get a permanent link to your customized settings. This includes the Text, Font Size, and Colors.

Private Messages
You can now contact any user by sending a private message. Just go to a user's profile and click the "Send Message" button. Your email address is not disclosed, no worries!


What are we missing?

If there's some new feature you'd like to see, please leave a comment below or contact us. We love feedback!

font used in images is Margarosa

31 Comments

  • Munkee avatar
    Cool blog!!
  • fontologist avatar
    fontologist
    That's Ecofont, a free font by the Dutch design firm SPRANQ based on Bitstream's public domain font, Vera Sans. You can download it at this site, which sells software that will put holes in any font . . .

    http://www.ecofont.com/en/products/green/font/download-the-ink-saving-font.html
  • 98QueenBeeM3 avatar
    I would love to see a Facebook app to tie to my facebook page.
  • Isabellalyna avatar
    What is the name of the font you used for the "FontSpace" logo?
  • Isabellalyna avatar
    Every font I've tried to get off this site the last three times (at least 10 fonts each time) has been corrupted, they won't open, at all.
  • spookyfx4u avatar
    Love This site!!! Love that I can put the exact wording and see it before I decide to use a specific font!!!!!
  • soupbone3 avatar
    Im new to the site here and was wondering how I can see a name in a particular type of font, so I can see how it looks. I have a cousin who wants me to do a design on her boyfriends wall
  • snorkle avatar
    Umm... I'm so excited to use this site because I LOVE FONTS! The ones here are so cool! But I can't get them to download and work on my Windows 7. Spent hours on Microsoft support and help forums to no avail... You guys obviously know how to do it? Please help someone who doesn't even know how to do a stupid avatar. Thanking you I am!
  • cdemel avatar
    Ok, I would love to put my own creativity to work making a font. How do I get started? Anyone anyone? Would love to hear from experienced font-ologists!!!!
  • mushroomcap avatar
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on how to upload a pic for my profile. I've chosen the picture and everything, but it won't show up on my profile. Help Please! Thanks!
  • TigerBabieh avatar
    Is the font for the ST.Louis Rams anywhere here??
  • fontologist avatar
    fontologist
    Can't get in. I get "invalid form of compression" for new fonts page.
  • GoldCoastKaren1 avatar
    Just joined; previous forays to download free stuff and today's effort absolutely remain useless at downloads when I get notices that downloads are damaged and wont download. Site useless to me.
  • ross2211 avatar
    i cant install all the fonts....i dono which part of the jobs i missed..i download it, extract it...then wat else to do so that i can install the font n use the fonts?? my computer is using truetype... help me plzzz... 😄
  • seraph avatar
    I'm new to this site, I just joined today. I just downloaded a font, and I was wondering how to use it. Someone, please help me figure this thing out...
  • seraph avatar
    Okay, I extracted the font, but it's not in the FONT folder, its in another folder, and I can't figure out how to move it (it's not one of the options when I click "move"). What should I do? How do I get it into the fonts folder? Please help me, SOMEONE.
  • seraph avatar
    A friend helped me. 😄
  • abbottsimth avatar
    The popular fonts page will feature newer fonts as well, not just the ones with tons of downloads. Stay tuned and visit often to see the improvements.

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  • jagroop101 avatar
    fear not its JAGROOP this website is the best i use it in all my homeworks
  • flickertail avatar
    Really appreciate the ease of finding out whether a font is personal or commercial friendly. Thanks
  • Blondee avatar
    LOVE the site!!! BUT...
    I am not sure how to use them after I downloaded them. Will they just appear in my windows and mac programs as a font option?????
  • ToCool2CaRe1 avatar
    how do i use the font in windows after i download it ??
  • BettyBoopWynne avatar
    I have signed up, downloaded the FREE fonts, and also have downloaded some 'detective' fonts. My question is how to GET TO and USE the 'detective' fonts I downloaded. Thus far, I can only 'see' them.
    Thanks
  • carriestacy avatar
    nice!
  • pvisan25 avatar
    Anybody knows the name of this font ?

    It Used in pixelmator on Mac


    http://i46.tinypic.com/16hkbv9.jpg
  • babycakes154 avatar
    cool blog caa't wait to see the new font
  • cooltypingtest avatar
    I have a few font samples that is called cool typing fonts where you can create cool images with font and text secrets. Free Typing Games
  • ccal avatar
    I have a font, this is great site
  • KevinTran avatar
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  • Xtintart avatar
    Awesome fonts,use em all the time for tatts on many customers.thanx fontspace
  • lyd avatar
    love the blog! amazing!!!!! 😄 <3 😉 😃
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