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Jun 29th 2010

The heat is on in the FIFA World Cup down in South Africa. The mundial roared into it’s second phase where less than 16 teams will currently have to battle it out to see who will be the new world champions. In many locations across South Africa, you can meet names, headings and signs written with a really characteristic and unique font.

Inspired by this particular casual font, spiced with some African “Ayoba”,( A South African made-up word meaning “cool/coolness”), I decided to make this new font available for absolute free download exclusively from the fontfabric website. I am not the author of the original font – but simply vectorized a number of letters from the official WC logo and build the rest of them. Enjoy!

Languages: Afrikaans, Alsatian, Basque, Bislama, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, Franco-Provencal, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Ladin, Latin, Luxembourgish, Malay, Manx Gaelic, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romansh, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Northern), Sami (Skolt), Sami (Southern), Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Walloon, Welsh

Format: Opentype (.otf) Compatible: PC & Mac Details: 162 Character Set, Manual Kerning, Tracking / Pairs Price: Free


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57 Responses

  1. pakaworld says:

    The front is nice. Thank you for that. But i what to know whether these are the only players you see on the field?
    If not, then you need to remove this pictures or add the rest of the players. Mind you that, you are communicating with the whole world and not those country players.
    I hope you will understand and rectify it.

  2. pakaworld says:

    Or you what to tell us that the above teams are your best or that front will only work will with this two countries?
    Am will not happy about your post today.

  3. Idiot^ says:

    These are the quarter finals teams and yes those are one of the best players so STFU

  4. yeah, @pakaworld, those images are displaying examples of the font, not the only uses for it. Get a life and stop being so legalistic about things. If you were one of the best players in soccer (instead of being an internet jackass) maybe you’d show up in a photo or two with this font slapped on it. But until then, hop off. Fontfabric is doing an excellent job of providing top-notch fonts for us designers. Don’t make them regret giving us free (and excellent) typefaces.

  5. kyle says:


    are you retarded?
    this fonts are great. keep up the good work!

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  7. Well, being a Brazilian myself, I don’t mind having this amazing font applied over those (equally amazing) players at all 😉

    Great work, by the way!

  8. MRFrukta says:


  9. some guy says:

    yeah @pakaworld… f**k off.

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  11. Antor says:

    Nice!! I’ve been looking for a font like this (a 2010 South Africa logo font look-alike)!!! I can’t believe that this is free!! Good Job fontfabric!

  12. Alan Bennington says:

    Another great job, I appreciate you generosity as always.

  13. Andreas says:

    Me likes 🙂

  14. let’s focus on the lovely work done here and quit this stupid discussion about who’s who on soccer…
    thanks once again for another gorgeous font!

  15. Thank you for this really good, man!

  16. lumardha says:

    the font is so nice… thanks for the free download.

  17. ALPHA says:

    Thanks for the free FONT (that is what we’re here for, not to talk about the photographs you used). Love it, it’s feels very African in a woodcut way.

    Keep up the good work.

  18. ronald says:

    Greats pics! and excellents aplications with font! congrats!

  19. Sara says:

    AMAZING pictures and nice fonts! Thanks.

  20. Dyya says:

    Ole, ole, ole, ole 🙂
    This is one positive & happy font.
    Klap, klap one more time for this cool typ0 and all free stuff here maestro 🙂

  21. zeruch says:

    T___T why messi running against mexico? T____T if he couldn´t make anything xD

    great font 🙂 downloaded

  22. serch mtz says:

    Thanks 4 the font, greetings from mexico

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  25. kokky says:

    is there the lower case version?

  26. Juegos says:

    Very beautiful font type, thanks for releasing it for free.

  27. fahmy says:

    I Love it!!!

    thank you for shared.

  28. Sase Antic says:

    Like it.
    Thanks for the free download!

  29. Mohsin says:


  30. Turds says:

    Haha, so funny that someone would get so worked up about the photos you selected to post… it’s not like you could have put an image in for EVERY PLAYER in soccer.

    Great font, I’m gonna use this to death.

  31. SangWoo says:

    Very thank you

  32. Mohniv says:

    Very nice font, thanks!

  33. Fernando says:

    Very nice! I just missed the accents, because I speak Portuguese…

    Accents: á, â, ã, é, ó, etc.

  34. Robert says:

    Thank you.
    I appreciate very much that these are free.

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  36. This is a really great type. Thank you very much!

  37. Marvin says:

    Впечатляващо !
    Но … да не би да мразиш кирилицата, и то българската.
    Да, знаем че латинската азбука е по-”сговорчива” и удобна за правене.
    Бъди патриот и поднеси безплатните си щрифтове подплатени с кирилските букви.
    Ще зарадваш многобройните си и бедни български колеги “дизайнери”. 🙂
    Странно защо няма българско участие в конкурсите за разработване на кирилски щрифтове. Само руснаците ли разбират от кирилица ?

  38. Sam says:

    @pakaworld are you a designer? what an idiot U_U

  39. Prerna says:

    love it!! thanks…

  40. Muruzov says:

    Love football very much too! Thank you!

  41. This is a really cool font. And I like the football pics 🙂

  42. pakaworld says:

    @The Colour District, @some guy you did not show respect at all. Where in my statement did I us nasty words like the one you have us for me. Show respect for your self and others. Thank you

  43. Armando Lagos says:

    Graciss, tiene un estilo latinoamericano. Thanks

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