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Lost Type

 
Lost Type

A small but great quality collection of free fonts.

When quality is what counts, not quantity. Websites like DaFont and 1001 Fonts let you browse thousands of free offers, but finding a polished product in such a multitude with a complete family of typefaces is often very difficult. 

Lost Type comes in handy.

The website, established in 2011, is not a place for free jobs. 
While the developers seemingly opt for a “pay what you want” approach with donations starting at one dollar, commercial licenses can sometimes cost a lot more.

“A source of unique fonts, with a collection of over 50 items from colleagues around the world. One hundred percent of the revenues go directly to the authors “- describe the founders, boasting about the use of the products offered by, among others, Nike, Starbucks, Disney, and even by the US president.

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A certain difficulty is an inconsistent approach to “testing” the fonts sold. Some items have their own, extensive mini-pages with lots of examples, others have a place to enter a phrase, with the option to choose the cut and size.

Unfortunately, it happens that we only get a pictorial image with the font’s logo, which makes it very difficult to recognize how a given typeface will behave in our project.

Note: It might seem that the fonts offered for sale should contain the full set of characters, but this is not always the case. 
Before transferring money, it is worth making sure that we receive all Polish diacritics, and not – as is often the case – only “ł”.

The website is a kind of “cooperative” for font makers, so if we create works of this type, we can apply for joining and – perhaps – start selling our own typefaces.

Lost Type for free

The creators focus on the “pay what you want” approach.

 So the prices start from one dollar, but we will only get a private license for it. You will have to pay for a commercial license, from 20 to even several hundred dollars.

Summary

Lost Type gives you access to polished fonts, with an entire family of bolds and italics. It is a pity that sometimes it is difficult to check how exactly a given typeface looks. Polish marks are also not a standard.