Free fonts are usually wonky, and just plain not cute. Some exceptions tho, just like this Bariol, a font by Atipo. It has a nice rounded shape to it (perfect for anything sweet or wise), but it also has some sort of modern typewriter quality, I find.
It’s available in 4 cases (thin, light, regular and bold).
One other cool thing about this font, is the way you can get the Regular case for FREE: with the Pay with a tweet social payment concept (also possible with a Facebook post).
HOW AWESOME IS THAT. I find it a very inventive and simple idea, perfect for this day and age.
And, in my opinion, this is bright, practical and useful. Offer a freebie, but also get the word out for it and your company as a whole. An always welcomed social payment for all the hard work you put in that free beautiful font/cute desktop image/awesome new song/useful Photoshop brush! Oh the possibilities! This kind of smart idea almost makes me shiver.
I’ll try thinking of something so I can use this in the future. What about you? :)