Steelfish web headline fonts: 7 free styles
Steelfish is a condensed headline font family I created in in 2001. The original cut included regular, bold & outline styles. Steelfish was okay but it was in need of a good tuneup to perform well as a web headliner in the 2010′s. After rebuilding it, I expanded it into seven weights with italics. The original kerning was scrapped and replaced with new kerning by Chikako. She expanded the language coverage to cover Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish & Turkish. We’ve got more symbols, more fractions and numeric ordinals.
Regular, italic, bold, bold-italic, extrabold, extrabold-italic & outline styles are free. Like all my fonts, you’re welcome to convert them yourself for web use. Some sites, like Fontspring, allow you to download a web embedding kit with awesome auto-hinting at no extra charge. Check the Fontspring preview to see how it can perform in your browser.
I wish I could tell you that Steelfish had a rich historical background but I’d be lying. One day I thought about making a condensed, newsy headline font. Then I sat down and made it. If you found this post because you’re researching Steelfish for a school project, just make up your own exciting yet plausible sounding explanation. Check out Steelfish at Fontspring, MyFonts & Fonts.com.