Phil's Fonts (top pick) - Phil's Fonts is a distributor of over 30,000 fonts from more than 75 type foundries worldwide, as well as quality stock photography and clip art collections.
FontShop (top pick) - Great font site. Call FontShop to order or order online any of more than 25,000 fonts from 60+ foundries. What is special about FontShop? If you send to them on a piece of paper what font you are looking for, FontShop will research for you to see what font you should purchase.
MyFonts.com (top pick) - MyFonts.com is your complete online source for finding, trying, and buying fonts. With over 26,000 fonts on one easy-to-use web site and the best search tools in the business, MyFonts.com is sure to help you find the perfect font!
Fonts for Flash (top pick)- Pixel fonts for Flash developers. Over 40 fonts! Type small clear text in your Flash websites and make them look as crisp as HTML text. Free pixel fonts and trial versions available.
Acme Fonts - Small London-based font foundry.
Font Library - Information on typography, and
search for fonts by font-filled classifications for
both MAC and PC.
AGFA Monotype - Font libraries from Agfa Monotype include typefaces such as Arial and Times New Roman, numerous Unicode fonts, localization fonts, Japanese fonts, Kanji fonts, Chinese fonts, Arabic fonts, Hebrew and Indic fonts, font technologies for software and hardware manufacturers, embedded type and color technologies.
Altemus (top pick)- Highly Flexible digital fonts, including dingbats, sports, spirals, and other design groupings.
Anthem Type - Basic Grunge Fonts ... some are pay and some are free.
Applied Symbols - Technical fonts ... Whether you need a full custom font for a major project or just a few symbols added to Times, you’ve come to the right place.
Astigmatic One Eye - Come one, come all to the public exhibition of our typographic oddities.
Azalea - Barcode software. Our fonts ship in both TrueType and Type 1 formats.
Ban Comic Sans - Our position is that the only effective means of ending this epidemic of abuse is to completely ban Comic Sans.
Bitstream - The leading developer of font technology, digital
fonts, and custom font designs for a wide variety of
markets for mac and pc.
Berthold Types - Browse and purchase Berthold BQ and Adobe Berthold Exklusiv typefaces from the H. Berthold AG Typefoundry Berlin.
BizFonts - At BizFonts.com you will find barcode fonts and ID fonts including MICR E-13B, CMC-7, OCR, POSTNET, PLANET, PDF417, Code 39, Code 128, DataMatrix, Codabar, UPC, EAN, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, and many more.
Bonneville Electronics - Professional Archaeological Fonts.
Burghal Design - Fonts for the complacent middle class.
The affordable way of buying fonts for Windows PCs .
With BuyFonts.com you only pay for the fonts you actually
want, so you save money.
Carolina Barcode - As little as $29 gets you printing barcodes today! Using these barcode fonts from Carolina Barcode, you can start creating id badges, asset tags, product labels, etc. You can finally print barcodes without having to purchase special hardware, software, or font cartridges.
Castcraft Software - All sorts of quality fonts and font sets.
Castle Type - Here you will find an eclectic collection of “some of the best display fonts available”, including many art deco revivals, classic type styles inspired by ancient sources, non-alphabetic decorative fonts, an ever-growing selection of beautiful Cyrillic display faces, a beautiful selection of fonts based on designs by the famous American designer, F.W. Goudy, as well as many CastleType Originals.
Chank Fonts - We're talking professional fonts of the highest quality with complete character sets that you can instantly download from the Chank.com secure server.
CIAX - Barcode fonts. You can automatically print bar codes using; Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, FoxPro, Visual Basic, Visio, Inprise Delphi, Paradox, Seagate Crystal Reports, PowerBuilder, SAP, ...
Type - Club Type
fonts, Custom Design, Corporate Identity,
Original fonts, related software developed by Adrian Williams.
Comic Book Fonts - Comicraft is the lettering and design studio responsible for lettering the majority of the top selling comic books in the U.S.; Exclusively through Active Images, you can now purchase these fonts, specifically created and used to letter comics, and give your own designs the authentic comic book look!
Cool Fonts - Cool Fonts has the coolest collection of original fonts on the web. Now with secure ordering and online delivery. Check it out!
Dalton Mag - Dalton Maag designs typefaces for leading corporate brands
Design Science - Design Science MathType™ is a powerful interactive tool for Windows and Macintosh that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents. MathType is the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office and many other products.
Don Barnett - 62 illustrated design fonts.
Electronic Font Foundry - Quality typefaces for Acorn, Windows, and Mac.
Emigre Fonts - Emigre Fonts are sold in packages (ranging from $59 to $95) and Volumes which bundle larger selections from the library at a discount. Single fonts ($39 each) are available only on-line.
Everson Typography - Celtic fonts and Gaelic fonts
Boy - fontBoy is a digital type foundry
established in 1995.
All fontBoy fonts feature the complete character set and are available in Macintosh and Windows Postscript Type 1 format only.
The Font Diner - Retro 50's fonts for both the mac and the pc.
Font Bureau - The Font Bureau's Retail Library now contains over 700 original fonts, plus, if you don't find what you're looking for there, we can build a Custom Typeface just for you.
Fonteam International - We offer tools for graphic artists, web designers, publishers and business owners: logos, fonts, illustrations, cartoons, fine art, royalty-free photos...plus BOLD - our monthly newsletter
Fabrik - FontFabrik is a font and typography
design bureau, located in Berlin, Germany. FontFabrik
is headed by Luc(as) de Groot, creator of published
typefaces like Thesis, TheSans, TheMix, TheSerif, Nebulae,
Jesus Loves You all, TheSansMono and others. FontFabrik
creates original and custom quality typefaces, and improves
Font Face - FontFace provides genuine truetype fonts for the pc as well as macintosh fonts. Every day there is a new font.
FontFont - There are currently 1600 FontFonts, which cover a wide range of styles and functions. Among these are wild and splashy display fonts, a tasteful selection of high-quality text faces, symbol sets, Cyrillic typefaces, and intelligent fonts, such as the RandomFonts
Font Forest - Six hand lettered fonts for Architects, Designers, AND everyone else
FontHead Design - We currently offer 115 fonts across nine volumes. Each collection is unique and contains a wide assortment of styles. Take a look right now by selecting a volume on the right. Both Free and Buy Fonts.
Font Mesa - Welcome to FontMesa. We design and offer Wild West and Logo Fonts in Truetype and Type1 for Windows and Type 1 for Mac
Fontosaurus - Fonts free to download with a $2 donation to keep the site running.
Fontry - Specialized for fonts for signs, graphic displays and screen printing
Font Select - A fully functioning design company with over 80,000 fonts.Many of these fonts were designed with specific commercial applications in mind. These fonts are very timeless, and useful fonts, not riding the bleeding, blazing edge too much
Font Source - Font Source specializes in signature fonts (only $29.95), logo fonts (**We will beat any competitor's written quote**), educational fonts, commercial typefaces, licensing for corporate identity typefaces (**We shop for you**), custom typefaces and Delta+ professional hinting for screen clarity. We can make virtually anything into a font!
Fonts.com - Download Mac and Windows fonts. Downloadable True Type and PostScript fonts from AGFA, Monotype, ITC, Adobe and others.
Fontsite - A monthly web magazine devoted to digital typography
and graphic design, offering free fonts, fonts for sale,
feature articles by well-known writers and industry
insiders and an extensive listing of resources related
to fonts and design.
FontWare - One of the world's leading developers of document technology solutions to enable computer generated fonts, forms, letterheads, logos, signatures, barcodes and digital type.
Foundry - The Foundry, originally set up in 1990, also functions as an independent type foundry in the design, production and marketing of a range of exclusive fonts to designers worldwide.
Fountain - Fountain is an independent and friendly digital type foundry
Fuel Fonts - a small swedish type foundry!
Garage Fonts - Since its inception in 1993, GarageFonts has been on the cutting edge of new typeface design.
HermesSoft - The complete worldwide font solution.
Hoefler - A New York design studio specializing in the development of original typefaces
House Industries - Choose from Free or Priced Fonts. DE-based independent typography and creative firm that markets consumer products, original fonts, custom lettering and illustration worldwide.
Indian Font by Vijay K. Patel - Indian Language Fonts.
ITC Fonts - Download PostScript fonts and TrueType fonts. ITC provide over 1000 downloadable fonts from classic typefaces to cool fonts.
Joe VanDerBos Type Foundry - Catalog Fonts are available in PC or Mac format, and include both Postscript and Truetype files. They contain a large character set, including diacriticals, punctuation marks and euro symbols.
Killer Fonts - Handwritten fonts by Outlaws, braniacs, killers, maniacs, and Rock-n-Rollers.
Lettering Delights - Creative and Fun fonts absolutely perfect for announcements and scrapbooking.
Letraset - Letraset offers an extensive collection of typefaces to meet any design requirement – classic to contemporary, retro to revival.
Letterhead Fonts - Letterhead Fonts specializes in creating vintage, turn of the century fonts. Victorian, Sign Painter Styles,Calligraphy, Atkinson, Strong, Henderson. Free downloads available.
Letter Error - The LettError Type Company publishes a small range of exclusive fonts. The new releases are all available from the LettError Shop, secure online ordering and immediate downnload of fonts and software for Mac and Windows.
LetterPerfect Fonts - Since 1986, LetterPerfect has been supplying carefully crafted, original display fonts to designers & desktop publishers. We now offer over 50 unique designs in 2 distinctive lines: Viva la Fonts & Legacy of Letters.
LinoType - Linotype Library Font Portal offers more than 4700 fonts. Download fonts or font and typography information you need from more than 700 pages.
Lucas Fonts - here you can license digital typeface families.
Match Fonts - Superb designer typefaces starting at less than $1.00
The MicroFoundy - The award-winning MicroFoundry has been supplying speciality typefaces to a global clientele since 1982.
Mindy Candy Type - We are 12 type foundries and a collection of type designers who span the globe. We provide over 450 original, meticulously designed typefaces for both display and body copy.
MyFonts.com - MyFonts.com is your complete online source for finding, trying, and buying fonts. With over 26,000 fonts on one easy-to-use web site and the best search tools in the business, MyFonts.com is sure to help you find the perfect font!
OmniBus - Fonts on the Fly. You can buy these typefaces directly from Omnibus (with technical help of Digital River) or from Linotype Library and their resellers worldwide.
P22 Type Foundry - P22 type foundry creates computer typefaces inspired by Art, History, and Science. We work with Museums and Foundations toward the accurate development of historical typefaces that are fully relevant for today's computer user.
PenUltimate - is a typeface design group that is based in League City, Texas. Now in our fourth year of typeface designs we are just beginning to receive international recognitionfrom designers for our inventive, creative designs.
Production First Software - Retro Type.
Rivers Edge - Bar Code Fonts, Labeling, Readers, OCR & MICR products
Scooter Graphics - TrueType and PostScript fonts by Marty Pfeiffer at Scooter Graphics
Self Build Type - Contemporary typefaces for Mac and PC.
ShinnType - Six stylin’ fonts — use individually, or mix and match to create eunique wordmarks.
Signature Software - Cursive Script Handwriting Fonts and Signatures
The Scriptorium - quality true type and postscript fonts for sale
Shift Type - Purchase and download fonts that you view before you buy for pcs and macs.
StereoTypeHaus - Stereo Type Haus is an independent foundry based in Brooklyn, NY
StudioDae - Comic Book Lettering with WhizBang!
SynFonts - SynFonts digital Type foundry has been around since 1994 providing fresh faces to the type world without compromise. and sometimes, without a net.
T26 - Digital Type Foundry
Tankard Typography - Nice selection of typefaces.
Terminal Design - Terminal Design, Inc. is an independent type design and lettering studio, creating original and custom work for advertising, editorial, corporate, publishing and government clients.
Test Pilot Collective - Nice selection of fonts.
Type Art Foundry - This site focusses on fonts and typography. There are fonts, a reference library, ongoing typesetter and type design tips, and a typography game called Name that Font! pc and mac fonts.
The Types - TheTypes is a digital type foundry based in Amsterdam. At this moment we offer about 30 typefaces, varying from fun to more serious text typefaces (most of them including the Euro character). On request, we add extra characters to existing fonts, we add extra European kerning tables or kerning for specific languages and we implement your company's logo into an existing font.
Thirst Type - Thirstype is a collective of typographers, all independently based in cities around the world.
Tilde - Tilde font website shows over 500 localized Bitstream fonts for Cyrillic, Baltic (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian), Eastern European (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Hungarian) and Turkish languages, including classic type styles, new Cyrillic (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian) display faces. Font localization at custom order possible.
T I R O T Y P E W O R K S - is an independent digital type foundry developing & marketing high quality Postscript typeface families for PC and Mac platforms.
TreacyFaces - Extensive selection of fonts that will make you feel like a designer in a candy store.
Typodermic - Tired of looking at pixelly font samples on your monitor? Looking at samples online is convenient but there's nothing better that the real thing. Ink & paper, baby! Be sure to pick up Indie Fonts, the sure-to-be-classic type specimen book. Indie Fonts is a valuable design resource featuring a slew of fonts from independent foundries
Typotheque - is an independent type foundry. It offers high-quality fonts for both PC and Macintosh platforms in various encodings.
Vintage Type - Digital fonts for Macs and PCs. Home of the world-famous Vintage Typewriter font family. Secure ordering and immediate electronic delivery!
Logik - Visualogik develops and produces
high quality digital fonts and graphics;
we specialize in corporate id and custom fonts, legal advice and licenses.
Innovative working methods and proprietary technology ensure
the highest possible quality for our products.
Words and Pictures - words+pictures designs all types of print and interactive communication with a focus on an innovative interpretation of content using new imagery, new typography and new forms
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