Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Link List - font styles

I've been wanting to do a font link for some time.  Most of the sites dealing with different fonts have to do with web developers and layout designers.  So I'll show you a combination of downloadable apps and some artists I admire, who use both of letters and words.  

One site that has different types of DIY and font offers is called kevin {&} amanada.  They have scrapbooking fonts, cards and different paper projects.

Have you ever downloaded free fonts before?  They frequently have large files and use zip files, which take winzip to open.  If you wait to download winzip when you're downloading a font file, the web site will ask for money.  So make sure you have winzip on your computer before you start.  It's a free download - don't get ripped off.   

One of my favorite fonts I've run across is this high resolution wooden scrabble font, that's brought to you by fuzzimo.com.  Don't you think it would be fun, writing with this!



Ever dream of using your own handwriting as a font?  There's a website called My Script Font, where you can create your own handwriting as one of your font styles.  Here's a sample of a font Moira Richardson (my art journaling instructor) made as an example for one of my classes.  Neat idea, eh?  I've been planning on doing this after she showed us the site, but haven't gotten around to it yet.  


Here's a print by a graphic artist I met on pinterest.  His name is Matt Lyon.  Doesn't his artwork reminds you of Peter Max?  I guess it's the vivid colors and the upbeat feel.  His letters are so groovy!  Great quote; I have to admit I layout my blog posts before I upload them into Blogger...

6 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great resources! I'm always getting asked if I can use different fonts. I love having them available 24/7!

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for the links Deb! The different fonts could work great with journals.

Rose said...

Another great idea for a link list! I love fonts. The Scrabble one is great.

loriidae said...

Hi Deb
what do you mean by you lay out your posts before uploading to blogger. Do you just plan first, or do you something in another program first. I co-write on my fibreart groups blog (http://fibresandfabrics.blogspot.com.au/)and get very frustrated with blogger.

I am also finding lately that I have to go anonymous, not sure if that is livejournal or blogger not recognising open id.

Anyway love the scrabble font.

Janet

Nancy said...

There are a lot of great fonts out there these days. I need to do a better job of taking advantage of them!

Judy Nolan said...

I bookmarked this post--great links! And I love that Scrabble tile alphabet.

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