Tag: Fonts

History of Fonts

If you’ve read this blog for more than a year or two, you’ve learned that I have a certain love… and hate for specific fonts.  (Here are some of my past posts on fonts) (Go here to catch up on some of my “I loath Algerian font” themed posts which got me sited in the Algerian Font’s wiki page as a font hate site… Ha! I’m such a nerd) Every now an again, I’ll find a very interesting video or blog about fonts. When designing (something we all do – every time we hang a sign on a door for parents to read), paying attention to the font is important. Some fonts are better designed for big signs, others for easy reading text. Using the wrong font in some situations communicates something different than what you’re trying to say with your font. I know, for some of you this sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.

My good friend Jonathan Cliff knows of my love of fonts and sends me links all the time. Here’s a really interesting video on the history of fonts.. why they’re called fonts, why we call them “upper case” and “lower case” and even where they term italics came from. However, there’s a big chunk of the video that deals with the infamous Comic Sans font, where it came from and why so many people hate it.


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Font Friday: Picking Fonts

Well over a year ago I started Front Friday and I think I only posted two or three times. So, let’s just say that this is a very infrequent blog day. However, someone passed this along to me a few weeks ago and I thought...

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Font Friday: Sketch Rockwell

Here’s a font I found a couple of years ago. It’s called Sketch Rockwell. As you can see here, I used it for the Orange Tweet Up a few years ago. It’s a fun little font with a lot of character. I think that...

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Font Friday: Kenyan Coffee

Yesterday I got my weekly email from KidzMatter.org. Right away, the bold, black font popped out at me. Immediately I said to myself, “I really like that font. I gotta have it.” So, I did the shameless thing and...

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Font Conference

I’ll wrap my little parade of font posts with this video. I’m really glad they made this video about fonts, it makes me happy! After having watched this video a few times, I think of these characters when I see the...

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Ode to fonts

I’m not ashamed, I love my fonts. Although I’m not a professional, I do like to dabble in graphic design. When starting a project, I almost always start with the font. I sort through hundreds of fonts looking for...

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