For all your zine-making, web-designing, poster-creating and other creative work, it can help to have access to free fonts, online clip-art and open source software. So here are a few creative resources that seem cool. I haven’t tried or used all of them but I came across these websites or they were recommended to me (thanks!) and I thought it could be useful to share them.
- Typequality: fonts designed by women collected by Loraine Furter
- Font Library
- 1001 Free Fonts
- What The Font: app to create fonts based on images (haven’t tried it myself but it’s an awesome idea!)
- Graphics Library of Revolution and Social Justice: doesn’t this sound cool?
- Europeana: online artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives
- Open clip-art
- NEW: free to reuse images by the British Library
- Gimp: image-editing (open source alternative for Photoshop)
- Inkscape: vector-based drawing (open source alternative for Illustrator)
- Scribus: lay-outing (open source alternative for InDesign)
- The writing software of Open Office and LibreOffice can also be used for lay-outing your zine or for writing the text (and then printing and cut & pasting the pages).
Do you have any other recommendations? Leave a comment…