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The Lost Type Co-op has a pay-what-you-want model for all the typefaces, if you want the font free then type 0 in the download box. The font designers get 100% of any pay donations.
The fonts are largely retro and vintage display faces, and mostly all caps, although there are a few exceptions such as the excellent serif Pigeon.
An excellent series of Penguin James Bond book covers from 2008 to celebrate the centenary of Iam Fleming’s birth. The covers are in the style of the opening credits to the Bond movies, with great custom typography overlaid on sexy images of bond girls.
Floofonts have some interesting free fonts to download. I particularly like Polaris, which can best be described as a chamfered slab serif with the large blocky serifs you tend to get with slab serifs but with the angled serif you tend to get on an oldstyle serif. The other fonts are various display faces which can come in handy.
Bigfish – circus style woodcut slab serif based on Clarendon
Hydrophilia – quirky geometric sans-serif
Squid – blocky sci-fi
Moby – rounded sci-fi
Hammerhead – faux black letter old style
Ordchidee – faux Asian calligraphic style
Created as part of the London Design Festival, Birdy is a fun blackletter display font free to download.