Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Storytelling: Fontaholic

Are you a fontaholic? I love finding and downloading all sorts of fonts in search of the "perfect" one. I've found though that there are certain fonts that I keep going back to for the journaling on my LOs. I find it's nice to have a few go-to fonts so I don't have to stress too much about which one to use.

I try to have a favorite font in each of the following categories: Sans Serif, Serif, Typewriter, and Handwriting. These few styles will go a long way in journaling just about any LO. I'm still on the hunt for my favorite script font...any suggestions?!

Here are some of my favorites...

1. Sans Serif (I have two favorites here)
Century Gothic - no fuss, no muss. Perfect for most any LO! (usually included in software)

Slim Sans Serif - I find this font is perfect for fitting journaling into tight spaces. Available for download here.

2. Serif - I like Georgia (usually included in software). Other nice serif fonts are Times New Roman, Perpetua, or Century Schoolbook.

3. Typewriter - One of my favorites is Traveling Typewriter available here. Other fun typewriter fonts are 1942 ReportGeorg and My Own Topher.

4. Handwriting - If you don't have your own handwriting turned into a font, consider it!! I had mine made into a font a few years ago and use it quite often for LOs. I think I'd like to have it redone because the "y" looks a little silly (see below), but it was well worth the investment! I don't love my handwriting, but there is something fun about your own handwriting on a LO!!

If you don't have your own handwriting font, consider one of the many fonts from Fonts for Peas by Kevin and Amanda. You might even find one that is close to your own handwriting! Some of my favorite handwriting fonts are Pea Tara, Highland Perk, SMD CamiJo, and SMD Kimby.
I'd love to hear, what are your go-to fonts?


Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [27 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

HighDesertGal said...

Seogoe Script is my go to for an easy to read script font with a corresponding print face. Scrapbooks should be able to be read so I don't like extremely fancy fonts for those.

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