Font Foundries, A - M
Within the Font Foundries section you'll find annotated listings to a wide range of high quality fonts, dingbats, dingfonts, and clipart available from the sites listed here. Nearly all of these talented font designers and foundries provide their fonts for electronic download, either immediately or sent by email, and many will send them via postal mail, too.
Some of these foundries offer free fonts, shareware fonts, or free trial demos in addition to their readily available commercial fonts.
Within this section:
- Font Foundries:
A - M (below)N - Z
Also within Fonts:
- Fonts Home
- Freeware, Shareware Font Sites (2 pages)
- Pixel Fonts, Screen Fonts (1 page)
- Fonts for Education, Teaching, Learning (1 page)
- Euro Symbol Fonts and Information (1 page)
- Foreign Language Fonts, Non-English Language Fonts (1 page)
- Music Fonts: Music Notation Fonts, Music Dingbats, Band Fonts (1 page)
- Font, Typography Tools, Software, Utilities (1 page)
- Newsgroups About Fonts (1 page)
- About the Fonts Section Listings
Font Foundries, A through M
- Adobe Fonts
Purchase Adobe typefaces online here. One of the master font foundries, with over 2,200 typefaces available for instant download for all formats, such as OpenType, PostScript, Type 1, TTF, and for PC, Mac. You'll also find even more alphabets available in their Pro fonts. Browse by font name (alphabetical listing), by category - by style, by usage (advertise, announcements, annual reports, architecture, body text, logos, music, new releases, Web pages ...), by theme (cartoon, children, classical, computer, decorative, elegant, retro ...), by classification (Adobe Originals, blackletter, capitals, decorative/display, expert, Japanese, mathematical, mono, OpenType Pro, ornaments, script, swash, symbol ...), or by font designers. In addition to instant downloadable fonts, you can also purchase by phone, by postal mail. Purchase individual fonts, entire font families, packages of type collections, their entire line of fonts, and more. For Mac and PC.
- Altered Ego Fonts
Beautiful fonts here include text fonts, display fonts, condensed and narrow-width fonts, and great dingbat fonts for creating Web site icons, such as Eclectic Web icons and Eclectic Pixel Web Icons, too. “Altered Ego Fonts by Brian Sooy include web icons, pixel icons and eclectic dingbats, patriotic and American flag icons, display and text fonts, and custom font design.” For Macintosh and PCs. [Brian Sooy, Altered Ego Fonts.]
- Atomic Media Fonts (via MyFonts.com)
Fonts specially designed for use with Flash, Web sites, and wireless applications and come complete with outlines for print applications. They now also offer icons that are superbly done, too. Especially great fonts for very small sizes for the Web that you see in navigation. They work well at various sizes, though, too. Available as Mac and PC postscript. Download free demo versions, or purchase sets via Makambo for immediate download. Bitpak (5 font sets), Cellular, Remote, Quanta, Monocule, Genetica, Megalon (Japanese 1-bit Katakana), Bylinear, Arachnid, Wired, and icons are now available. See the Screen, Small, Bitmap, Pixel Fonts section for many more! [Matthew Bardram, Atomic Media Fonts]
- Australian Type Foundry
A wonderfully unique selection of high quality and well designed fonts from this small Australian foundry. Some fonts available directly at the site and some have links to purchase through ITC Fonts. A free font is also available.
- Baseline Fonts Design & Type Co.
In addition to creating new fonts Baseline Fonts also creates “uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods.” Nathan Williams, founder, creates high quality fonts for this foundry. You'll also find articles on typography and font news. Order these fonts via their link to MyFonts.com.
- Bitstream (via MyFonts.com)
Major foundry for over 1,000 high-quality fonts in OpenType, TrueType, and PostScript Type 1 formats for Windows, the Macintosh, Unix, and Linux. Convenient online ordering with instant downloading available.
Buy hundreds of fonts here inexpensively. Fonts by Xara fonts and EFF fonts. Online ordering and download instantly from the site if desired.
- Canada Type
Foundry with over 135 unique, well-crafted, affordable fonts sold through MyFonts.com, including their highly popular Swan Song, Ambassador Script, Sympathique, VIP, and many more.
Quite a collection of typefaces: Art Deco, classic styles, FunFontsTM, Goudy type, picture fonts, Cyrillic fonts, custom fonts, more. (especially caught my eye - 2 font sets with 101 decorative ampersands in each.) Excellent annotated links to other font foundries, too. Order online.
- Delve Fonts
Delve Fonts (previously known as Delve Media Arts) is the independent type foundry of the highly regarded type designer, Delve Withrington. In business since 1996, located in Berkeley, California. Some of his fonts include Blot Test, Continuo, Delve Hand, and Peso. Withrington also created the terrific Type Books Web site, and he's also currently a type designer for Monotype Imaging.
- Educational Fontware
These are the makers of the font faces in over 10,000 U.S. schools and several foreign countries. These are designed especially for educators. They sell the following styles: D'Nealian®, Zaner-Bloser©, Harcourt Brace®, Peterson Directed Handwriting©, McDougal, Littell©, Getty-Dubay ItalicTM, SSD, and Palmer style handwriting fonts. Print their order form and order by postal mail (or possibly their toll-free 800 number).
- Emerald City Fontwerks
If you've been around the Internet a bit, you've undoubtedly seen Emerald City Fontwerks' fonts all over, such as Augie, JD, Skeetch, Intimacy, more. Well received font designs, distinctive. Freeware, shareware, and graphic art clipfonts (including 19th-20th century woodcut graphic images, such as the lyre graphic example to the right).
Well organized Web site. Check out fonts by name, design, package. Order fonts online for instant download (Emigre sells other products, too — their magazine, posters, T-shirts, music, more).
Faces.co.uk specializes in digital typefaces and offers fonts from a range of large foundries (such as Adobe, FontFont, Berthold, Bitstream, ITC and Monotype Imaging), leading independents (such as Emigre, Font Bureau, Elsner & Flake, FontHaus and Red Rooster) and small independents (such as ABCType, 2Rebels, Jeremy Tankard Typography Ltd, DTP Types, Darren Scott and Club21). From their site: “Faces is the designer's resource for fonts, picture fonts and clip art. Established in 1989 to serve the demand for digital typefaces, Faces has evolved to provide the graphic design industry with an ever increasing range of products and services. From single 'off the shelf' fonts to custom designed and customised fonts to clip art.” Faces.co.uk also offers picture fonts and clipart. [Part of the MonoType Imaging corporate family.]
- Font Bureau
Sectioned by their Readability series, Retail series, or font designers. Good displays of their fonts. Many well-known fonts here, such as Bodega Sans, Graphite, Interstate, many more. Good source for high quality fonts. Fonts delivered via email weekdays, and postal mail delivery available, too.
A delightful Retro display font site with lots of fabulous, high quality fonts since 1996. I've watched this site evolve and grow (blossom!). In addition to their commercial fonts, they do offer some free fonts, too. You may recognize Fontdiner.com Sparkly, for example. Great font site.
- Fonthead Design
Unique font designs. This company strives to design fonts that are a bit out of the ordinary, not what you see everywhere else. With several dozen to choose from, these fonts have a lot of personality, and are each distinctive and interesting. Sold by the volume (5 or so in a set), quite inexpensive. Available for download online, by postal mail, or by fax.
As their site states, FontShop is “the original independent font retailer with locations around the world. FontShop carries over 30,000 fonts from more than 50 international type foundries, large and small.” You'll find fonts online to purchase for immediate download, libraries and CDs, type services, and more.
A new font foundry specializing in pictographic and image fonts. Check out their beautifully created fonts, sign up for their newsletter, and check out their other gorgeous work. You can also see their fonts at T26 Digital Type Foundry.
- Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Over 1,000 font designs from which to choose. Purchase exclusively online at their site or via their New York sales office. Categories: serifs, sans serifs, slab serifs, decorative, outline + cameo, symbols, ornaments, condensed, wide, hairline, ultra, text faces, display faces, agate + micro. Formerly Hoefler Type Foundry. In business since 1989.
- House Industries
Very nice selection of fonts here. Lots from which to choose. Signs, billboards, chalet fonts, clipart, more. Font specials for 1/2 price, free fonts available. Most are to be purchased. Also order a collection on CD, get their free catalog, buy a t-shirt, more. Easy navigation, good site.
- ITC Fonts (International Typeface Corporation)
In business over 30 years, you can buy fonts online here from a variety of well-known designers (Jill Bell, Phill Grimshaw, Dave Sagorski, Carol Kemp, Tim Donaldson, and many more). In addition to TrueType and PostScript formats for Mac and Windows, you can also buy more than 1,300 of their fonts in OpenType format. As they state at their site, “While renowned for classic designs, ITC has aggressively expanded the scope of its type library to include more contemporary designs, including distinctive display faces and inventive illustration fonts (called DesignFonts). Further expanding the spectrum of its type collection, ITC is now developing and releasing approximately 30 new typefaces each year.” Buy the entire collection on CD-ROM if desired, family packs, value pack, a great designer pack, and other collections, too.
- Joshua Darden Studio
Beautifully designed fonts by Joshua Darden. They also can design custom fonts for you, and a variety of other services. Gorgeous fonts here.
- Letterhead Fonts
Chuck Davis's wonderful collection of unique, high quality fonts for both PC and MACs (mostly letterhead fonts). Brian Kniceley fonts, Frank Atkinson collection fonts, many more. Try out some demos, a few free fonts available, and purchase fonts from the site and receive them within 2 hours, or purchase collections on CD. Tips and tricks, too. Well worth visiting.
- LetterPerfect Fonts
Over 50 original fonts available in 2 major categories - lively, contemporary designs and historical designs. Interesting, high quality fonts. Order online for immediate download for MACs and PCs. Prices vary.
Many well-known fonts made by this font foundry, such as Frutiger, Univers, Zapfino, Sabon, more. Large variety here, including dingbats. Available individually, family packages, specials, more. Purchase online with instant download of fonts anytime.
- Match Fonts
A nice variety of fonts available: text fonts, display types, calligraphy, discovery education (the discovery 3 pack is great for teaching handwriting, both printing and cursive!), foreign fonts, special fonts, and free shareware samples. Good links collection, too.
Interactive tool for word processing and desktop publishing tools, web pages, presentations, and for TeX & LaTeX and MathML documents. MathType also makes them into .gifs for web pages. See samples at Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies.
- Monotype Fonts
Major foundry dating back to the 1840s; currently makers of fonts and imaging products. Buy their fonts online via Fonts.com. [Part of the MonoType Imaging corporate family.]
By Gary Munch. Award winning typefaces for Mac, some PC, such as Ergo, Chancery Modern, and Really. Displayed beautifully at the site, well organized.
With an impressively large collection of fonts (over 11,000), MyFonts.com strives to make buying fonts easier than ever before. They sell fonts by major foundries, small foundries, independent font designers, and they offer a WhatTheFont search to help you identify a font from a scanned image. Look for fonts by foundry (alphabetized listing), category, name, font designer, or type in a keyword or two in their local search, for example. Check out their specials, join in their font discussion forum, look for font utilities there, sign up for their newsletter, and check out their links area.