The Fonts Paradise: dafont.com

By Daniel Scocco

So the other day I was talking with my designer about a logo, and he recommended me to go to dafont.com, choose one font, and report back to him. Believe it or not I had never came across this site before.

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It is nothing less than the fonts paradise. They have over 7,000 fonts available for download, most in PC and MAC versions. You can search for fonts based on style (e.g., fancy, techno, gothic, basic) or even browse among the Top 100 fonts on their database.

Overall it is a very useful website for anyway that needs to write on computers (which translates to all of us, I guess).

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26 Responses to “The Fonts Paradise: dafont.com”

  • Eli

    Yep, definitely a good source.

    I also use UrbanFonts and recently found a website called Font Space.

  • Chris Blackwell

    Wow! I’ve been looking for a site just like this. Thanks!

  • Chris

    DaFont is one of the biggest and best site for free fonts and also a good source.

    You do a good job with this Blog!

    Greets from Germany

  • a husband

    Wow! Thanks so much for this site! I’ve been looking for something like this.

  • Tim Dierkes

    Dafont is very cool, but be careful of permissions before using fonts. Most are not free for commercial use, which I think is what most of us would be doing. Most font authors are pretty reasonable but you wouldn’t want that coming back to haunt you if your site got huge and you never got permission.

  • Martin

    It’s really a great site – I also switched to sending clients there to search for a font they like, instead presenting one after the other…

  • Thinkjayant

    Thanks for the source. A good font goes a long way for getting a perfect design.

  • Martin

    I didn’t know about dafont.com either until recently. I heard about it through Smashing Magazine, which is another wonderful blog:

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

  • James Mann

    I have never seen this site either and I am always looking for the perfect font and usually end up settling for something close. Sometimes I can’t even find anything close.

    thanks for the link. I can see I will be on the site for a while.

  • Tad Chef

    I don’t like Dafont. Why? It’s about quantity not quality. You do not need 7000 fonts when most of them are either wacky, only useful for certain occasions or other issues. Just look at the “Tiza” font above! Can you imagine using it for your site without burning in design hell?

    Even the sans serif fonts over there are mostly useless.

    This here is a good list instead:
    http://www.rewardprograms.org/thefreegeek/features/101-awesome-downloadable-fonts-for-designers.html

  • Aravind

    DaFont is a great site and i’ve been using that for months..
    Great collection.
    But, as Tim Dierkes pointed out, keep an eye on the license. Most of them are free for personal use. But, when you’re gonna’ do something professional, use only those permitted or contact the font author..

    Do we need to run into troubles, huh??!!!!

    And Daniel, i wanted to congratulate you on your new book.

    There’s already GREETS FROM GERMANY by Chris..
    And here comes CHEERS FROM INDIA by Aravind
    🙂

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tad, thanks for the input, I will check that site as well.

  • Patricia Müller

    Hi, Daniel.

    dafont.com has been my favorite font resource for a few years now. The preview text feature is unbeatable. A designer’s font heaven.

  • Make Money Online

    hey cool font’s wow I never heard of that site either thanks for the tip, I’ve been going crazy trying to make a logo for my site, I think I’ll just hire someone but I’ll pick the font from here, thanks!

  • Hannah

    Dafont is the one and only place I go to for fonts.

  • fitzheim

    I’m surprised to know that you haven’t come to this site. I used to visit them whenever I’m in search of new fonts. Almost all fonts are free. My favorite? Problematic Secretary.

    Indeed a true source, especially if you are thinking about sifr.

    Recommended.

  • Jason Marsh – Website Designer

    Thanks for the resource!

  • Geo

    I used this site few times – it’s very useful.

  • evden eve

    thanks.

  • Fernando Souza

    Great tip, thanks!

  • http://www.limograbber.com

    Thanks for the source. A good font goes a long way for getting a perfect design.

    if you have limousine company add your service to directory.

    http://www.limograbber.com

  • john miler

    thanks

  • Tay

    da font anit that good.. its got some good fonts but most of them are crap, like you cant find the type of font you need

  • Paisakamana

    Hi and thanks for sharing this with us all 🙂
    Keep posting more great stuff

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