With pictogram dingbat fonts, you can add illustrative signs and symbols to your designs. Pictograms can also be drawn from scratch or imported as vectors in graphic software like Illustrator, but there are many situations where the pictograms you need can be quickly inserted as font and it is a convenient way to store the design elements compared to searching through a vector library. As a professional designer you can never have to many tools on stock. We have prier written about many different icons font sets for your toolbox, but another great thing to add to your collection is pictogram dingbat fonts.
A pictogram is a definition for highly simplified illustrations used to give humans quick instructions. Well-known pictogram examples are the male and female pictograms used on toilet signs and doors. When pictograms are delivered as fonts, they are usually referred to as dingbat fonts. The term dingbat describe fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters. This means that e.g. “A” could be replaced by an “airplane” pictogram and that a pictogram dingbat font is simply used by typing the right characters on the keyboard. In this article, I have collected most of the great looking pictogram dingbat fonts available as free downloads.
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