Rounded Sans Neon/Line Font/Webfont

Humbell by Doug Peters is Copyright Doug Peters 2018-2019 and released as OFL freeware allowing use for personal, public and commercial projects as a font or as a web font, or even for study or to modify. There are certain restrictions, always see the official license for proper, authorized use (such as if you make a derivative, you should rename the font's reserved name, keep my Copyright and document your own Copyrighted contributions to the font).

This font was a design challenge for myself, an experiment in 70/80's style neon line fonts...

Design rules:

Use 'gentle' curves.
All ends are rounded caps.
Never allow paths to cross or to touch.
Define letters & symbols in as few lines as possible.

I wound-up with sort of a neon light font. Use, study, modify, create derivatives (use a different reserved font name & update docs) and/or redistribute this rounded line font. I hope you enjoy it.

This font distribution archive contains the current official freeware release of Humbell. It has a home page on Font-Journal at:

I consider this font an ongoing project, though I will likely be busy with may others, as well.

The font file in this archive was created by Doug Peters using Fontstruct, the free, online font-building tool. This font also has a development homepage online, where this archive, and possibly other versions may be found:

However, that version my be undergoing work and might contain inadvertent mistakes if I am working on it while people are downloading it. That said, it is also a place where you can clone the font and start working on your own original version right away in the Fontstructor. Try Fontstruct at It’s easy and it’s fun. Fontstruct is © 2018-2019 Rob Meek.

You can encourage my continued freeware font design work with a donation:

Alterntively, I have a wide variety of business websites online and going up online. Please feel free to use any of my business services or purchase any of my designs. See the ABOUT THE DESIGNER section for more info.

In using this font you must comply with the licensing terms described in the
file “License.txt” included within this official distribution archive. If you redistribute the font file in this archive, it should be accompanied by all
the other files from this archive, in tact, including this one. If you create a derivative font, however, please update all the relevant documentation, including sample image(s), and give yourself credit for the work you have contributed to the project (under a new font/project name, please).

This is a freeware font, and not intended to be sold (ever), though it can be included as a free bonus font for a collection.

No warranty is provided, expressed, implied, nor can be assumed. It's bloody FREE!

I am Doug Peters. I run Symbiotic Design, Worthful, Font-Journal and many other websites. I am a brand designer, a marketer, a tech and a domain name registration service (Domain Hostmaster, Domainance & Site Domains) as well as a web host/server outlet (those previously mentioned, plus, HD Web Hosting, and more).

A quick list of my websites already mentioned:

A lot of the Short Links you will see from me are from my own personal link shortener at:

If you like my design work, I ask that you use one of my services. I would be happy to give you personalized help getting you started. Plus, tech support is always available 24/7. I pride myself in assisting small business get started and improving their brand.

If you are already happy where you are at that's fine (though we only offer the very best), but you can still support my continued freeware font & graphic design efforts by making a (non-tax deductible) donation:

Donators will receive a couple of fonts I reserve for only those who donate.

That should be plenty about me for now. There is more later in this document, if you are curious. But, this text is supposed to be about documenting a promoting this font, typography, and font design...

Resource Links...

The Font-Journal:

Font-Journal Sponsors:
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# Font Tools: #

Ever want to create your own font?
Try Fontstruct at

Of course, I have mentioned FontStruct, the free tool I used to make this and many more fonts. Fontstruct is a free font editor available at which was the tool chosen to make this font - it’s fun, free, and easy to learn and use. You can even make your own version of this font with it, and there is a great little community of designers there that share with each other, though if you want, you may well keep to yourself and still use the font editor.

Font Editor Software:
If you would like to get yourself a decent font editor to create your own font(s) on your PC or Mac, I recommend Fontographer, although TypeTool might do the job, too. FontLab is the flagship typographic tool of the Fontlab company. However, do note that I do use Fontstruct online.


Type Tool is a good basic Font Editor (I recommend the ScanFont plugin for this)...

And the king of the paid font editors...

However, if you have a spare PC or Mac and you want to run a great font creation tool, install Linux and get FontForge. That's what I did and I am having fun with it. I could never get FilterForge to work on a Windows port of the program, but it runs great on my old Windows i5 laptop that came with Windows 7 home (and never did run right). But Debian Linux runs stable, like a champ, and I finally have a great system for FontForge.

That said, if you liked learning on Fonstruct (as I did), you can still use the Fonstructor as a fast wire-frame font modeling tool and still get all the bells and whistles by exporting *.glyphs files for further development in the full featured Glyphs font editor for the Mac...
...You have to have either a Mac or a Hackintosh for Glyphs, though.

Still yet another consumer based font editor is Font Creator by High-Logic, and it isn't a bad program, but is Windows only. The good news for Windows users is that there is a free trial, and it gets updated quite a bit.

Microsoft now puts out a free font maker that you can scan your hand writing into. You do need a Windows based device with touch capabilities, though...

Speaking of hand made fonts, there is also the online tool, calligraphr, which allows you to scan in your lettering using printed worksheets...

One of the best and newest font editors works as a plugin for Illustrator or Photoshop (Creative Cloud versions, only) and only costs about $80.00. Its called FontSelf and is in use creating many modern profesional fonts today...

Getting Started:
There are a lot of online resources to help you get started creating fonts such as typography guides & learning type design...

The League of Moveable Type - Type Design 101 (font design course):

How to Design Beautiful Typography Fast with OpenType Features by Laura Busche; article on Creative Market:

Common Font Design Errors (on MyFonts):

Problems of Diacritic Design for Latin for Latin Script Typefaces (downloadable PDF on

Microsoft Typography Development - Character Diacritics Design Standards: 'Type Design Principles':

SIL's 'Script Source' Website: Character Blocks:

Latin Script Letters (Wikipedia):

If you need help making sure your font name isn't already reserved as a font name by someone else (all font family names should be unique), a good start is:

-That should be enough to get you started right. ;) There are plenty more places online where you can find direction and font design instruction, too. The SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics is very much an authority, and font sales houses often help designers out with informative articles and cheat sheets.

Submit Your Font:
Be sure to submit any font you might create or legally modify that we could use here. Any font that has a complete letterset (A-Z, a-z, 0-9 &+~!@#$%^&*()_=-`"':;<>?/|\[{}],.) that is freely distributable would be greatly apprectiated, especially if it is OK for commercial use. We also love fonts that can be used as web fonts. Be sure to use a unicode letterset when you save your work or the font simply won't display right here at Font-Journal. It's our most important requirement.

About Font-Journal:
Font-Journal is a cataloged archive of freeware and shareware fonts that I maintain for my small business, start-up and freelancing clients. I try to collect PC truetype freeware fonts that can be used for commercial purposes, and shareware fonts that can be used for commercial purposes upon registration and/or payment of the shareware fee. I also try to collect freely distributable web fonts of the same variety. The end result is a pretty decent font repository, although I can only work on it in my spare time, which I have little of. Short Link:

Submit to Google Fonts:
You can also submit your own font to Google Fonts. You can either use FontStruct to submit your finished SIL Open Font Licensed font which fulfills the required Google's required 215 basic basic glyphs (Google Font submission info is available on FontStruct), or you can submit it yourself. More info is available here, on how to submit your font to Google Fonts on GitHub:
(-I will update this Short Link at W3N.US if/when I find a better page on for this info.)

Font Cloud:
Font Cloud is a great place to store your fonts online so that if you need them, you can get them wherever you are as long as you have internet web access. This is a big deal with designers, publishers, printers, or absolutely anyone who relies on a custom font for a logo, letterhead, headline, content, documents, website UI, and all those appropriate webfonts. If you are designing fonts yourself, this may well be a necessity for you, so you can always access your projects. You will get considerable free space just for signing up with Font Cloud, and there are all sorts of options to expand your storage limits.

Collecting Quality Fonts:
If you are interested in grabbing commercial fonts for your own work, I am often showcasing commercial fonts that are free for a limited time, and quality freeware fonts that are OK for commercial use, at one of my fonts groups on Google+ or LinkedIn: Fonts community at Google+ Communities. Fonts, Typography & Lettering group on LinkedIn.

And I have a blog where I often announce my latest font creations or showcase the fonts I like: FontMaster blog on Google's Blogger.

There are a few links where you can get a free featured font...

Free Daily Gifts! Creative Fabrica Daily Freebies include a Font & Graphics:

Free Font of the Week is usually a new introductory commercial font at Font Bundles:

Free Goods Every Week (usually 2 Freebie Commercial Fonts plus Graphics at Creative Market:

Font (&/or Design) Freebies from Design Cuts each Week:

Free Font Bundle from the Hungry JPEG:

...that should be enough to get you started collecting fonts. ;) Join one of my font groups for more links.

More About Me:
You heard a lot about me already (if you read through it). But, there is always a lot behind an old tired face...

I started out as an motorcycle racer and mechanic. That didn't work out and I never got in a race car as planned. I wound-up as an illustrator, animator, doing some programming and tech support. Plus I have always been amatuer artist, photographer and videographer. I was designing logos, posters and graphics in college with Illustrator and Photoshop, and wound-up making a website portfolio just afterwards. A few people liked it and I wound-up as a freelance web design studio. Then I expanded into web hosting, then domain name registrations and servers, offering a complete set of webmaster tools as Domain Hostmaster. I then added the Domainance store in an effort to keep .name registrations and transfers available when our vendor dropped it. HD Web Hosting offers great domain hosting, cloud hosting and web server solutions with a free domain name for each paid hosting account, and a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate for each and every domain in your account. Site Domains has been added to the list ensuring that I offer the best deals on domains between all the major registrars.

I have a wide footprint on the web. Some of my other web properties include:


I am no longer participating on Facebook or Instagram due to all the privacy concerns, personal ID breaches and collusion with foreign powers. I still use Behance, Dribbble, Pinterest, GitHub & LinkedIn. I am going to do more on Reddit (eventually). I manage all sorts of brands on Twitter (too many to list). I also participate with some search engine communities and web directories.






Fonts, Typography & Lettering on LinkedIn:

Profile on Fontstruct:

Reddit (eventually):

Nowadays, I am just trying to corner a peice of the domain name registration and website hosting space, offering more for less than most with better customer/technical support. Professional domainers, designers, developers, optimizers and webmasters do like how I keep prices as low as possible and that I add my expertise and value where I can. In my spare time I have other projects, such as designing my own fonts. Short Link: Short Link: Short Link: Short Link:

I do love to help where I can, so if you feel like reaching out to me, contact me via:

Free Informational Websites:
I mentioned that I like to create free informational websites. Font-Journal is just one of these sites.

I also have others that are small websites and blogs which have specific little bits of info that are related to domains, cloud hosting, web design, website promotion, social media and online marketing. I try to keep these sites up-to-date, as well:
My domain name industry blog (complete w/ the odd rant).
My premium domain name portfolio & info.
Premium brand names showcase website.
3D logo and website header image creation.
Simple dictionary word (& soon tech term) lookup tool.
HTML character code reference lookup table.
Meta Tag SEO: Optimizing meta tags for better search recognition.
Using the robots.txt file to optimize SE web crawler efficiency.
Find your webhost config without waiting for tech support.
Add your logo/photo as your website favorites icon (a 'favicon').

'Mobile-First' Responsive Website Design:
If you are interested in getting a website designed for yourself or your business, I still do that at Salamader Design. Stop by and check me out there. I have a growing portfolio of sites I need to add there...
https://Salamander.US Short Link:

Intellectual Properties:
As mentioned, I also design logos and complete brand identity packages, as well as consult and educate people on business branding, including how to conceive, create, design, develop, manage, and protect their own intellectual properties and brand names. This is my primary interest and the whole reason I took control of my own names and brands when others failed me (miserably).

To further promote my business websites, I established a T-shirts & gear products sales page at:

That site also has a few slogan and cartoon style Tees, as well as gear that is available for purchase. The store also acts as a showcase for some of my own logos and brands.

Stock Photography:
Additionally, I try my hand at stock photography every so often. I especially like to take photos of wildlife, but it is hard to always get a good shot with wild critters like deer, turkey, pheasant, etc. But I try to get a few good shots now and again and submit them. My DreamsTime stock photography profile. Dreamstime stock photography website. Free stock photography on DreamsTime. Sell your own images & photos on DreamsTime.

This Archive Presented by the Font-Journal:
This particular official & enhanced freeware font distribution archive has come to you (either directly or indirectly) by way of Font-Journal... Short Link:

Connect with me & my brands:
BeHance My professional freelance designer profile on BeHance. My Domainer profile on BeHance from my Adobe ID.
GitHub My 'Domainer' profile on GitHub.
LinkedIn My 'sitedesigner' profile on LinkedIn.
YouTube My YouTube home page. Domain Hostmaster on YouTube.
Blogger Fontmaster blog where I announce my fonts & others. My 'Web Design Artist' blog on Blogger.
Tumblr Website Webmaster blog. Windows Notebook blog (Windows OS & apps). Android tools & reviews blog.
Twitter My personal Twitter profile. Salamander Design profile on Twitter. Web Design and Development group on Twitter.
Google Plus My personal profile on Google Plus. Fonts group on Google Plus Communities. Web Design And Development Group (WD&D) on Google Plus. Domainers (buy, speculate, invest, develop & sell) on Google Plus. Domain and Network Resellers community on Google Plus. W3 Domain Names & Networking ( community on Google Plus. Domain Hostmaster community on Google Plus. Domainance community on Google Plus. Site Domains community on Google Plus. HD Web Hosting community on Google Plus. Webmastering Community on Google Plus. Webmastering Community II on Google Plus. S. Dakota Community on Google Plus.
Google Groups Photoshop Pros discussion group on Google Groups. Web Design and Development group (sitedesign) on Google Groups. Domainers group on Google Groups (speculate, invest, develop & sell). Website Hosting discussion group on Google Groups. Search Engine optimization discussion group on Google Groups.

However, I do not recommend setting up any new profiles on any social media/networking site as it is clear that US corporations are spying on our interests, compiling our personal data, raiding our lives, betraying our privacy and using artificial intelligence to conduct espionage on each individual in order to monetize their digital lives, all under the noses of a do-nothing government. This is a sorry state of affairs in 2019. 'Nuff sed.

Thanks for reading... remember to VOTE.
Have a Blessed Day & Night! -DP