Font Freebies / 15

Hello!Font FreebiesHappy Wednesday, friends, and perhaps, more importantly, happy August! How are things? This summer is zipping right along, but I can’t complain: I’ve had my college countdown running for weeks, and my excitement grows with each day! Nevertheless, I still have a few weeks before I move in and attend orientation, so I’m using the next month to round out my dorm purchases, read a few books, and spend time with my close friends before they too begin classes.

With college on my mind, I was filling out my new planner for the academic year when I realized: it’s been several months since I last shared a Font Freebies post! It’s a shame I haven’t posted one sooner, for my font collection has only grown since the winter. For new readers to Ciao Bella, Font Freebies is a feature in which I round up some of my favorite free typefaces to download, as I know I’m not the only one who is a sucker for good type. Whether it’s the playful handwritten design of Peony or the bouncy look of KG She Persisted, I think you’ll find a font below that will fit your late summertime needs! Do you have any recent favorites to share?

Font Freebies 15KG She Persisted / Enie / Lehigh / Peony / MADE Waffle Slab / Nouvelle Vague

The title is in the font Run Wild.

Have the most wonderful day!



Font Freebies / 14


Font FreebiesHappy Tuesday! How is your March coming along? I’m a broken record, but I suppose that’s senior year for you: things are busy, and I’m simply doing my best to soak it all in! This month has me anxiously awaiting the admissions decisions from the colleges I applied to in the fall, but in the meantime, I’m noting cues and running scenes at rehearsal {our school moved on to semi-finals for the second time in a row}, planning our annual senior class fundraiser {I like to think of it as one step closer to graduation!}, and studying with both Ed Sheeran and Khalid in the background {have you listened to Divide or American Teen?}.

In other news, we’re nearly two and a half months into 2017, and I’ve yet to post another edition of Font Freebies! It’s a mistake I hope to remedy today, as I’ve again rounded up a few of my favorite – and free! – font downloads. With scripts to prepare, assignments to complete, and hand-lettering projects to come, I’ve kept a keen eye out  for new typefaces, an effort that has led me to such gems as Fish & Chips, whose “and” symbol and tiny slabs won my heart, and Bambino, whose uniqueness in stroke deserves a worthy use. Have you come across any fun fonts as of late?

Font Freebies 14Fish & Chips / California / Bambino / Cabo Slab / Shave the Whales / DK Spiced Pumpkin

The title is in Winter Calligraphy.

Have a wonderful day!

Font Freebies / 13


Font FreebiesAs I look back over the stories I read, the characters I met, and the authors I discovered this year, an additional element stands out: the covers of the books themselves! The releases from the past twelve month are rich with examples of excellent artistic direction, from the minimalistic beauty Girl in Pieces to the captivating photograph gracing If I Was Your Girl. I’d happily frame any of them on my bedroom wall, and furthermore, designing book covers seems all the more appealing of a career :) {Psst. If you’re just as big of a cover fanatic as I, pop on over to The Novel Hermit, where Cee has created a set of awards devoted solely to covers of YA books}.

With so much inspiration at my fingertips – or better said, in my bookshelf – I felt it was time for another round of Font Freebies, a series in which I share my favorite downloads from designers around the web. I’ve collected many a font as of late, including Regina Black {who can resist its “friendly, meet funky” design?} and Queen of Heaven {the script letterforms are a delight}. What creative typefaces have you been using this month?

font-freebies-13Regina Black / Better Together / Queen of Heaven / Semringah / DK Bintang / KG Who Tells Your Story

The title is in Lemon Tuesday.

Have an amazing start to your weekend!