Favorite Five: Free Dingbats
Not only do I love the word dingbat, I’ve been known to spend hours going through dozens of dingbat font lists, constantly amazed by the quality of some of these ornaments and characters. Today, I want to share my top five favorite free dingbat fonts of the moment. Most of these dingbats look great at smaller sizes, so they’re perfect for creating your own icons- but you can also use them at large sizes for posters, etc. Enjoy:
Because it’s December tomorrow, and winter is my favorite time of year, these snowflake dingbats top my list. Look closely, and marvel at the intricacy of these snowflakes. An @font-face kit is also available, in case you want to use it to pepper your website without having to create graphics.
There’s always a place for warning signs, which makes having these Warning Table dingbats installed a great idea for any designer. Well-crafted symbols of everything from POISON to CAUTION to Pedestrian Crossings are included.
Great for child and parenting websites and projects, these baby dingbats will add a touch of whimsy to your design without having to use Comic Sans.
‘Tis the season for shopping, so it won’t be difficult to find use for these retail-related dingbats. Included are some nicely rendered objects such as a coffee grinder, a razor blade, various styles of eyewear- even a mini Eiffel Tower.
Once again, I’ve saved the best for last- and I urge you to have a look at the entire character map of Siruca Pictograms because they’re so well-made. They’re meant to be used, as in the example below, with the Siruca stencil font, also by the same author.
Which dingbats do you love?