Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Font Finder

Laina here today! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite fonts and free font websites.

Get Creative with Type
If you would like to learn more about typography and how to use type more effectively I highly recommend "Get Creative with Type" by Brian Tippetts. He explains the anatomy of a typeface and gives many great examples of how to make your pages more successful by choosing the correct typeface. I would also suggest looking at your local library for books on typography. My county library has hundreds available through online request. Another great resource is "96 Amazing Typography Blogs".

Here are a few of my favorite sites for downloading free fonts:
Dafont (has lots of cool dingbats too!)

I tend to stay away from overly themed fonts as they can look outdated very quickly. Here are five of my favorite typefaces:

Century Gothic Complete Family Pack
Century Gothic - crisp and clean, great for journaling blocks. This is usually installed on your PC with windows.

Fling

Fling - very trendy. You see it on lots of magazines. Download for free from the link.

Rockwell

Rockwell - chunky and fun for pages. Won't look dated.

Sweetheart Script

Sweetheart Script - my favorite script font.

Font: Frankfurter Medium
Frankfurter Medium - puffy letters are great for titles, especially when you want to connect or weld the letters together.

I also wanted to include a thread from 2Peas. Have you ever wanted to find the font that matches your American Crafts Thickers? Check this link to see the font matches. You can find virtually every font for free on the web following the links I gave you above. Good luck!

6 comments:

pickmepam said...

omg! i love, love, love frankfurter!

Trish said...

Fling has been a long time favorite of mine...along with my ole standby...Georgia. Love this post--thanks for the links!!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Love this Laina! I have been a fan of Century Gothic forever and I just love that sweetheart script, I must go add that to my font file!

Jewel said...

Thanks. I am loving the frankfurter too! Thanks for the cool link on the font for the Thickers.

em said...

Oooh fun! I love fonts...I have a ton, yet somehow always seem to use the same ones!

Anilu Magloire said...

OMG!!! Thanks a million for the Fling font link! I was dying to get it for free ;)