Monday, July 2, 2012

I am a Self-Declared Font Snob.

I'm not the first or only person who has strong, strong feelings about fonts. In fact, there are a lot of images floating around the web that were created by people who share in my font feelings...

Oh, it's working. It's working big time.

In my humble opinion, there are just too many cool, awesome, and beautiful fonts that are already installed on computers and even cooler ones that can be downloaded online for free to use ugly, overused fonts like Comic Sans, Papyrus, Brush Script, or Curlz. Ahhh! Yuck!

Before you start typing in one of those heinous fonts (cringe), check out one of these sites and download some free, awesome fonts:

Some advice: don't settle on the first font you see. Type out the word or phrase that you're looking for a font for, copy it, paste it several times, and experiment with fonts. Here's a sample of what I'm talking about:

Do you see how each font has its own personality? Let me tell you the perceived personalities of some of the world's ugliest favorite fonts...

1. A brace-faced fifth grader working on her book report.
2. Anyone and anything who is trying to put off an international and/or cultural vibe.
3. A bubbly girl who loves hot pink bubble gum and cute, fluffy things.
4. That letter from Santa or the Tooth Fairy that's been typed to maintain an alias.

Not the vibe you're looking to put off? Stop using ugly fonts! Download new ones, people. Download away!

Never want to see Comic Sans again,

1 comment:

  1. hahah I'm reading this for the first time now, and I am cracking up!!! and everything you wrote is soooo true :)



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