Tuesday, September 18, 2007

FREE Skull Font!

Thanks to the awesome programming work by Mark Conahan the Skullphabet #1 I designed has been turned into a functional font! Download your FREE copy here (option-click for Mac* or right-click for PC and select Download or Save As):

Skullphabet #1 TrueType

Skullphabet #1 OpenType

Since some folks are having trouble, I've put up some Zip Compressed versions:
TrueType Zipped
OpenType Zipped


Creative Commons License


This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Please contact me (e-mail is at bottom submissions page) if you're interested in commercial uses.

p.s. This is now available as a FREE download for Android devices as well! Go HERE for the details.

*If you're having problems with Safari try using Firefox, it's free!

69 comments:

mim said...

thank you so much. This is so cool. I've put it on my computer and I'm so excited about using it.

Tatman said...

Wow! Thanks to both of you for the awesome font. I wish I could leave my comment in this font.

Anonymous said...

O-M-G! FREE FONTS FOR EVERYONE! (inset Screams of joy here)

It feels life the old Rosie show with all the prizes we are given just for showing up.

Weird my secret word was noahfl. Perhaps a vision of a future skull. I am thinking oranges.

Gillian McMurray said...

Thank you both soooo much. I have already used it and it is smashing! Just in time for Hallowe'en too.

Anonymous said...

So cool, thank you so much Noah and Mark!!

kelly said...

I gotta say that I especially love the word "skullphabet." Hee hee!

Sarah said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making this available! I am gonna re-font my Resume right now!

furiousBall said...

That is the greatest font ever ever.

Unknown said...

Under what license are you making this font available?

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for all the work that went into it. Skullphabet is officially my new favorite word.

Since this is my first post I'll also say that black coffee and Skull-a-Day make my workday mornings!

caroline carr said...

i love you. i love this.

Anonymous said...

W00t!
Thanks.

Noah said...

Aww, thanks everyone, glad to spread the skull love!

FYI the font is Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licensed. Keep in mind that the font is based on Futura, so there is no guarantee that using it for commercial projects is absolutely legal. Also please do not try to sell it! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Excellent - I will print out a huge Halloween sign in this font for the front of my house in a few weeks! Cheers.

Unknown said...

Obviously I'm retarded... when I go to either version I just see the code for the font. I cut and paste into????? Thanks.

Noah said...

Option-Click if you're on a Mac or Right-Click if you're on a PC and select Download and that should do it.

Dating Trooper said...

This will go perfectly for the next "Dear John" letter I have to write!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the input 'anotherlimitedrebellion.' Still didn't work so I jumped out of Safari and onto Firefox and it worked like a charm. Thanks again.... and thanks for that font.

Anonymous said...

option click does not work on my mac with safari but does with firefox

Anonymous said...

Skullmaster:
Been playing with the font most of the day. Why are the umlauts not little skulls. Was it just overkill? (Pun intended)

Anonymous said...

How do I get this into open office writer?

Noah said...

Indeed that's the reason C, apparently it is possible to have too many skulls sometimes!

bkcamden said...

Thanks for the great font... I will share with my class. Congrats on the boing boing link. Hope you are having a Halloween party this year... being the skulls and everything.

Anonymous said...

Ok all you safari-ites.

Try holding the ctrl key and right click

download linked file should work.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! ALR, you just told me about this site, I see you on BB, AND now I get free stuff...How amazing.

kostia said...

Both OpenType and TrueType fonts should work on either platform.

Anonymous said...

PERFECT for October!

Anonymous said...

I'm sort of confused - I can download it and it opens in a viewable file, but how do I actually put it into Word or something?

Anonymous said...

ok, this question has not been answered yet. to use in word you have to install into windows first. find instructions here

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA010947421033.aspx?pid=CL100636481033

sorry, i don't know html so i can't make the link that way. once you install it into windows then it will be available in all the programs.

Sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, my attempt at a link didn't work. Just go to the control panel and click fonts. copy and paste the file into the fonts folder and it should be available when you use just about any program. In fact i am using it now with firefox but when the comment is posted it reverts back to the default text for the website. :-(

CountSmackula said...

Skullphabet is... Beautimous!

Can't wait to drop this into presentations to my students. They'll laugh, they'll cry, they'll complain to mommy the teacher's weird. Again. ;-)

Unknown said...

Hi! Love the font! Love it that it's CC.

-anin

EmilyArmour said...

Love it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

That's a great font and thanks so much for making it free. Can't wait to try it out :D

Unknown said...

thanks alot!

Raquelita said...

I can't say I've EVER been so excited about a font. Thanks!

CREEP STREET™ said...

DOPE.

Anonymous said...

OMG! thanx for the font! it's great!

Chris said...

Hooray! And in time for Halloween, too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I can never have enough fonts!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Works great even in my restricted corporate environment!

Note: font looks a bit indistinct on a smaller LCD monitor but looks awesome when printed!

Jason Campbell said...

FYI for your font developer: the font contains 3 tables (LTSH, hdmx and VDMX) that are all calculated incorrectly. They just need to be re-cached, which your font software should be able to take care of. Also, this font probably does not need these tables, and as they are not required for TT or OT, you could jsut eliminate them.

You probably won't see a problem from this issue, but some PC Word uses could get odd spacing issues in rare cases.

Jason C

Noah said...

Hey Jason, Thanks for the heads-up. So far no one has mentioned any problems, but I asked Mark (who did the programming) to fix the things you mentioned. He was able to get rid of the last 2 tables, but he was a loss on the LTSH. I've gone ahead and replaced the online files with the new ones he made, but if you feel like fixing the last one feel free to do so and send it along!

Noah said...

P.S. Mark says he's happy to make the last change if someone'll talk him through it. FYI he's using FontLab for Mac.

Anonymous said...

You dudes are alright. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the font! Already sent my first "happy halloween" emailwith it!

Geek+Nerd said...

sweet - thanks for the font!

Anonymous said...

Aw,thanks!

Anonymous said...

Soooooooooooo cool and it's right up my alley! Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

Ok, seriously, how do you download it? i clicked download on the right click menu, but with Firefox i need to select the program to open it with, what program do i need to open it with?

Anonymous said...

This is queer, i downloaded it using win rar bacause that is what it goes to and it doesnt work! What program are you supposed to open it with?

Noah said...

Use the "zipped" files if you are having trouble downloading.

Unknown said...

Just seen you on Martha this morning. The stale PB&J was excellent! I laughed for ten minutes! Thanks for the font.

Unknown said...

I loved you on the show! What are the terms of using the font in commercial products?

Noah said...

Please contact me to discuss commercial uses.

Anonymous said...

Hej there- this is skull-bulous!
Ihave been taking my father's study skull with me everywhere during the years (whenever I movedm that is- not in my purse...it's a REAL skull I named "Egon")LOVE it- I'll find a way to figure out how to download the font useably somehow..I would like to link your page to mine -can you tell me how that would work?
www.nmhfi.thevillage.com

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! It took a few tries to download but I figured it out! You have to open your program files to download it in your font file - maybe you should explain how to do it because if you just do a staight download you can't use it. I love skulls and skeletons - this is so awesome! THANKS!

Drako said...

Thanks! This font is really cute...

Unknown said...

It is really cool, guys!

I wish it would have cyrillic letters, but it can be real only in my dreams…

M.Lewallen said...

Thank you! This font is absolutely wonderful.

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

This is a very cool font and I can hardly wait to use it.

Dzynmkr said...

Thanks!! I downloaded both...very cool. \m/\m/

Susan said...

Thanks very much :) I got both :)
Susan

scrappinmad said...

love it!!!! thanks!!!!!!

Ales Sandra said...

I found this customization ... do not know if you guys ever seen. Congratulations on the site. Sorry for the bad inglesh.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2TIfPECmCGk/TZdB_454unI/AAAAAAAAAvs/3VyFBJ3ibu8/s400/c.jpg

Unknown said...

I just ran into this on a G+ post:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MzMaau/posts/6WPvEVbEqjr
GREAT font! Thank you for making it free!