Jan 29, 2013

Top 10 FREE metal fonts for your next newsletter

When you sit down to design your next newsletter, you often start with a blank document (or a terrible Word template) and a stack of more or less useless and ugly fonts. TrueMetalhead is here to help. I hand picked a dozen fonts to help you metallize your next company newsletter or Annual Report. Actually, most of these fonts would feel right at home if used on a eulogy, diploma certificate or a bottle of homemade wine.

They are totally FREE and guaranteed to net you a raise*.
*Not an actual guarantee.

11. Spinal T. FanBoy

Naturally this list goes to 11. You don't even have to remember a keyboard shortcut to generate umlauts . This baby's got it. Best used on your newsletter cover and on price lists (careful with that "S"). Get creative and experiment.

Alternately for Spinal Tap fans, 

10. Iron Maiden

10. Metal Lord

This Maidenish looking font is a 2 in 1. Don't think of these fonts as nearly identical, think of these as part of a family. You've got bold and outlined fonts. I can totally see these used in the newsletter titles. Kerning could potentially be an issue, so adjust as needed. (Do not try this is MS Word).

9. Exquisite Corpse

Blood on a newsletter indicates that you mean business. If you add skull font (found below) or fire stock photography, I don't give a shit what you're selling, you won't be able to keep up with the orders.

8. Metal Mania Regular

This one looks great in headings, but don't be afraid to experiment. Use it in prices or as a drop cap.

7. Metal Crusher

This is that one metal font that unites all metal heads. Black, death, power or classic.
All metal types love this type. If the title of your newsletter doesn't look good in this, I don't think Gutenberg himself could help you.

6. XXII Ultimate Black Metal

Black Metal script doesn't just look great on album covers. It looks fantastic on grocery flyers or company newsletters, be careful how you use it though, it doesn't look legible in small disclaimers.

5. Black Metal logos font

Have you ever been frantically searching the net for Morbid Angel, Venom, Gorgoroth or Dark Throne logos only to find a shitty version you had to clean up or remove backgrounds from? Well, relax, there's an app font for that. Yup, in one single font, you can get a couple of dozen Black Metal band logos spanning a few decades.

4. Music Logos TFB

This is a very oddball, yet very useful font. Basically a variety of metal logos. But not only metal. While some characters will display Red Hot Chili Peppers or Green Day, some other will net you Cannibal Corpse, Deicide or Veil of Maya. Actually lowercase "a" will give you a cover of Newsted's "Metal" album. WTF!?!

3. Only Skulls

A newsletter without skulls is like a metal album cover without skulls. It's best avoided.
This font is also extremely versatile. Basically a 2 in 1. It's a font with built in vector clipart. Oh, and it's free. How can you go wrong? 

2. A Gothique Time

Many bands have used a variation of Old English as their logo. Take Bathory or Behemoth for example. Well, here is a great looking condensed font that is as gothic as it is contemporary. It will dress up every headline and I guarantee your boss will love it.*

1. Design Metal Logo

The Number One font is actually not a font, but more of a Metal Logo Generator.
Simply type what you want, choose a font style, add effects if you'd like and save your logo to your hard drive. Doesn't get any easier or better than that.


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