Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ten Free Halloween Fonts

Don't you just love fonts? I don't need a special occasion to go font-shopping, but recently some Halloween fonts have caught my eye, and some of them are pretty cool. I thought I'd share the best of them with you.

As far as I know, these are all freeware or trialware or linkware fonts that can be downloaded free of cost. Make sure you read the terms of use, usually included with the download as a "readme" file, before using them yourself. The designers typically don't want them used to make money, and would often like a link back.

I've done my best to give credit where it's due, and each has a link to where it can be downloaded.

Here they are:

1. Calaveras was created by Harold Lohner, and can be downloaded from the Harold's Fonts site. While you're there, be sure to take a look at his other art.

2. Dancing Dead was created by Mike Larson of Mr. Fisk Fonts. If that link doesn't work, it can also be downloaded from Urbanfonts.

3. DemBones can be downloaded here. It does not come with a "readme" file, and I have not seen it credited to anyone, though I've looked. If anyone knows who created this font, please let me know via "comments."

4. SF Gushing Meadow was designed by ShyFonts Type Foundry. Their "readme" file contains a link, but it's to an advertising site and you can't find the font there. I downloaded it from here.

5. Halloween Kiddy Font was designed by Lime of House of Lime. He or she has designed loads of fonts--be sure to check them out! Lime accepts donations via PayPal.

6. Halloween Match is offered by Fontmenu as an evaluation version of the font, which costs only $3.95. Fontmenu also has a great range of fonts, many available for free as an evaluation or "trial" version. The full versions of the fonts have a wide range of prices, all of which are, in my opinion, quite reasonable.

7. Halloween Spider was designed by Claude, aka Chloe, and is available for free on her site, which is mostly in French. (I love using Babel Fish to translate; the translations are hysterical.)

8. Spider was designed by Renny Murray and is available on her site, Rennys Niche. I love this font! She has designed a bunch of fun, free fonts to download.

9. Groovy Ghosties was designed by Ray Larabie and is available for download at My Fonts. Donations are accepted via PayPal at Larabie Fonts. (Larabie Fonts distributes its free fonts through My Fonts.)

10. Ghost is another font from Renny Murray at Rennys Niche.

Well, that's the lot of them. Enjoy! And if you use them, let me know--I'd love to see what you've done.

1 comment:

Dzeni said...

I love "Gushing Meadow". Its a great font, although its not one with much practical use. Perhaps that is what makes it so cool! Thanks for sharing those links.