Free Fonts for Heritage Scrapbooking
Over 300 typefaces used in TV shows, movies, publications, and other products have been identified, with many offered as computer fonts for free download and use.
How to Download & Install Free Fonts
Once you've located the perfect free fonts for your heritage scrapbook, here is everything you need to know to download and install the fonts on your computer. From About Desktop Publishing.
HPLHS Prop Fonts
The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society has created a nice variety of free and commercial fonts based on vintage sources, such as the 1923 American Type Founder's specimen book and the Mergenthaler Linotype catalog from the mid-1930s.
Lord Kyl's Fonts
Click on "The Fonts" on the left-hand side to bring up a nice collection of historical fonts available as freeware and/or shareware.
Reminiscent of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, these free fonts bring back memories of car hops, bobby socks, neon lights, and formica countertops. From About Desktop Publishing.
Scriptorium Fonts & Art
An outstanding collection of original typefaces, unusual display fonts, unique calligraphy and extraordinary adaptatios of hard to find antique typefaces from the early modern period to the start of the 20th century. Many of these fonts are available for a free trial download, and can be purchased for a reasonable price.
Simply the Best Fonts - Old Fashioned Fonts
A nice collection of old-fashioned fonts, most of which are available for free download and use. Other categories of free fonts are also available which may be of interest for heritage scrapbooks.
ThemeWorld - Old Medieval Fonts
A number of old medieval fonts are available for free download and use in your heritage project. Theme World also features free fonts for Old 20th Century and Old Western styles.
University of Virginia - Old English Fonts
If you're looking for a font that handles Old English well, then try these free fonts from the University of Virginia.
Walden Font Company
While they only have one font available for free download (listed on the bottom of the downloads page), their historically accurate renditions of historic typefaces are beautiful to behold. Their font collections, available for purchase, include German blackletter, old German script, Wild West, Civil War, colonial America, and more.