Monday, July 09, 2012

Favorite Fonts

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for typography and fonts of all sorts. Ever since working on my high school yearbook I’ve been drawn to them. Fonts are always what I see first…on buildings, in commercials on tv, business cards, movie intros and trailers and blogs of course! And I collect them like a crazy person…a “font hoarder” if you will. That would make for an interesting episode of that Hoarders show… Okay, just kidding. But I think my point is clear: I really like fonts.

And today I wanted to share 5 of my favorite fonts right now, why I like them and where I got them.

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1. Baker Script: I love a good connecting font where the letters really look like cursive writing. This font is one of the best at that I’ve seen. I love the vintage feel of it and the “S”. I always look at the “S” first, cuz that’s what my name starts with, and this one is lovely. 2. Flip Serif: This is a new font I got a couple months ago from Creating Keepsakes. Every Friday they share one of their popular scrapbooking fonts for free on their FB page and this one jumped right out at me. Uniquely places serifs (the strokes that finish off some lines within the type) on this font add to its draw for me. I like different and unexpected. 3. Simply Glamorous: I found this font from a pin on Pinterest that had links to a ton of great fonts. This one caught my attention, you guessed it! Because of the “S”. I love the grandiose scripty capitals and the handwritten effect. I use it for my {things I love} Thursday post titles. Fun and unique. 4. Roskrift Clean: Oh be still my heart…this calligraphy font is just killer!! I want to use it in a blog design so bad, but I haven’t had the extra money to purchase the commercial license. Another one that I would LOVE to have is the Carolyna font. Its so whimsical and has a great handwritten feel to it. On the wish list for sure! 5. Pea Our Best Bites: This is a terrific font that I got from Kevin&Amanda. They have a ton of free scrapbooking fonts and also create fonts from people’s handwriting. And I love that! It adds such a personal touch to any project if you can use your handwriting, or “borrow” someone else’s! They’ve got so many great ones on their site.

Do you have a favorite font?
How do you source the fonts you use?
What letter or character do you find yourself drawn to?

10 comments:

  1. I love fonts too! I tend to collect chunky ones that I can cut out on my Cricut, but I love a good "journaling" font too. These are all great - I'll have to download them!

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    1. You're making me jealous with your Cricut. I want one so bad. I understand your love of chunky fonts with that for sure. :)

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  2. I am such a font hoarder too! I only found out how to download them about 5 months ago and went absolutely crazy! I can't get enough of them.

    My favourite is Signerica Fat.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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    1. Awesome! Glad I'm not alone. ;) I'm off to find your favorite one now too. Thanks!

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  3. Ohh How i love Simply Glamorous!

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    1. YES!! Isn't it so great? The capital letters are my favorite thing. :)

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  4. Two favorite fonts right now: base outline and MasanaScript. Love them!

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    1. Very cool! These fonts sure look cool on your new shop design. I love how that's coming together. :)

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    1. I thought so too. Just a little something extra that makes it special. :) Thanks for stopping by! :D

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