There is often debate in typography (and type design) circles about heavily discounted fonts. Some prominent voices in industry argue that it undervalues the craft and designers. While others insist that discounting fonts (especially newly released ones) can make them more accessible and build profile of the typeface and the designer so there is a lot of marketing benefit.
Personally I love a discounted typeface. I typically will only buy a font if I have a specific project in mind - I need to know the explicit use prior to parting with cash, that is unless the discount is enticing enough to get me to purchase and stash it in my library until I find an excuse to dust it off and try it out. (Some of these bought-for-a-rainy day fonts end up being my most used).
Bundle font deals can provide amazing value - lots of foundries and independents offer packages, these often fall into the too-good-to resist category. Yes - as with any “job-lot” there will be some faces you love and others not-so-much but when you can pick up 39 Fonts (and a bunch of graphic packs) for just $29 its even if there is just one you love you can be confident you are getting great value for that single font with a while lot of extras thrown in for free.
The Hungry Jpeg has just released their “Outstanding October Bundle” which features a plethora of display fonts. There is a definite bias towards calligraphic script styles (If you’re in the stationary game these fonts will serve you well!) there are also some kooky ballpark lettering/sign painted styles, distressed sans, faux neons, polychromatics and a lot in the hand-drawn lettering-esque categories (which would preform well in editorial settings). At less than $1 a font you can’t go wrong!
I took some of my favourites from the bundle for a test drive;
Download the bundle this month and pay less than $1 each for this package of fonts. Whether you have a specific project in mind or decide to save them for a rain its a great investment!
You’ll get a bunch of graphic assets in the bundle too, including textures, monograms alphabets, illustrative elements and more.