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Using the correct typeface for your design project is absolutely crucial in conveying the message and feel of the overall design, it is necessary to keep an awesome collection of both paid and free fonts in your font collection to allow you to have the font resources at hand to test drive a design with varying fonts.
I have taken three of my favorite font foundries and showcased 29 of the most beautiful fonts from their collections, the quality of these fonts is pretty amazing, some are more suited to print work and others for use on the web as they support the @font-face property. Take a look and add them to your collection.
Lost Type Co-op
Lost Type Co-op is an indispensable one of a kind type foundry, founded by Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin. Lost Type distributes high quality fonts from designers all over the world with a unique twist allowing you to pay anything you like for the fonts you download.
You can download the fonts for free if you want but, if you have a heart then you can specify the amount you wish to send to the type designer.
The League of Moveable Type
The League of Moveable Type features only the highest quality fonts all of which are free and open-source, the featured fonts also are @font-face ready so you can safely use them for the web.
Exljbris font foundry is the type home of Jos Buivenga, here he showcases his stunning type collection and allows you to download some of fonts for free.