Saturday, 25 October 2008

Confessions of a secret fontaphile

Ok, I admit it. I'm obsessed with fonts. A fontaholic, if you will. There are certain fonts that just make me want to poke my eyes out (you know who you are, Times New Roman) and anyone over the age of 12 who uses comic sans really should know
better. Other loathsome fonts include Arial (just so dull) and courier (nuff said). This is being typed in Trebuchet. Ah, a classic font that puts a spring in my step. I get my font-fix at Font Diner, a fine purveyor of fancy retro fonts. My favourite? It's got to be --------->

20 comments:

Kathy said...

I just wanted to thank you for commenting on my new blog. I appreciate it. Yours is very nice. The dogs are so cute! Thanks again! Kathy

ThreadBeaur said...

Papyrus is my favorite!

Stacey said...

I also love those fonts, I use refreshment stand with my shop sometimes. :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm a fan of Arial...it is plain, but I leave my colorful writing skills to convey the message! *Laughs* Comic sans is just never acceptable-there I must concur.

evermoresoap said...

I could never get fonts to work. Grrr...

We must ban comic sans!

QuirkyDolls said...

I love curltz MT, and I use it on all my instruction titles and my blog title

http://www.gogogluegunfun.com

High Desert Diva said...

There are so many boring fonts...

I like the retro cocktail script...

kim* said...

yes comic sans is out i use something else...an upgraded version :)

TheSeaWithin said...

I feel the same way!

You need to see the movie Helvetica!!

La Alicia said...

I am a fellow font-o-file. Font Diner has a link at the bottom called "free silverware" -- there you will find free fonts to play with! I can't pick just one fave! :)

GumballGrenade said...

Oh I'm so glad I found this post! I confess I'm one as well. I just bought a stamp because I loved the combination of font styles on it! Thanks for sharing the site!

Simba said...

Are we related?? LOL! You MUST visit these sites to really get your font on! ;o)

http://www.veer.com/products/type/
Feel Script is a favourite!
http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000300

and my sans serif fav? GOTHAM!
http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100008

Melissa

TheClackHouse said...

HEY! I use Monotype Corsiva~~Unsure about the spelling..LOL I think it looks very Classic..:)

PS~~Thank you for he photo comment! LOVE your blog!

Here Pretty Kitty said...

Loving your blog! ALso, love the font website...very cool.

Jake of Florida said...

I use Trebuchet -- but sadly, and I am way over 12, I also use comic sans sometimes. Why do you dislike it? (I am also a fontaholic!!!)

I share your feelings about arial courier, times roman etc......

Joan

Mee a Bee said...

I love fonts too!! yours are great. of course you have an eye for picking the best ones.

Eric said...

he,he,we are in love with typography too! We had a fab old Adana printer in its original box with tons of accessories but never had time to use it..more's the pity...went on ebay.. B x

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Ahhh, fonts! 'Trebuchet' has become my standard font of choice, too. But, when I'm feeling uppity, I go straight for 'Nottingham'.

Recently, I picked up a few choice, free fonts at dafont.com Seeking a specific something for a t-shirt design that relates to math. Haven't found it yet, though.

jane said...

gosh, I always thought comic was easier to read than some of those stodgy fonts. Oh well, 40 going on 12 it is!

Pippa said...

Hummm, another font person here.

But I use Arial/Helvetica endlessly, and Times New Roman as well.

I will agree with you on Courier however which is one of the worse fonts ever.

Kate