Saturday, February 18, 2012

How to work with cool fonts

Fonts are Fabulous!
My favorite thing about choosing the perfect font, is that it really sets the tone for what you are typing.  A great font conveys feeling, style and thought.  That's a lot for just what each letter looks like.  I mean an "a" is still an "a" right?

Obviously, there are times and places for "neat" fonts.  If you are typing your resume, for instance, it is probably not the time to use "Catchup" (which looks like a kid wrote it).  "Catchup" would be the perfect font for an invitation to a 2 year's old thank you card.

Ironically, as I type this, I am forced to use 1 of 7 regular fonts!  Ug, I hate being stifled!  So, before I finish an invitation, scrapbook page, letter, etc, I always look at my font.

Here are some cool regular fonts that came pre-loaded on my Window 7 systems
Have you ever wished that you had a particular font or alpha for something you are typing?  

Well, I found a great website that provided free downloaded fonts.  
These are all fonts that are created by individuals, which upload and share them for free.  If you like them, you can donate to the creator.  
I have found such cool fonts as Buka Bird, Tron, Alice in Wonderland and Mickey.  
Do you have someone obsessed with Mine Craft, like my son is?  Try this one, minecrafter.
With Easter coming up, would like your font to be made out rabbits? - or other Eastery fonts?
Are you looking for a font for Halloween?
Want to type in Elfish or Runes?
How about something Christmasy?
How about Chinese/Japanese, Mexican, Arabic, or many other nationalities
Would you like your words to sizzle or freeze?

Another tip that I have.  For those of you working in a spreadsheet and creating a check off list.  Try using "zbats" for the font.  Then, try out a "4".  It is a checkmark!  
Well, I hope this gets your creative juices flowing!  Now, go out there and try out some fonts!



1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 02, 2012. Thanks again.

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