If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you’ve discovered that I’m a little bit of a freak about fonts. Actually, you may only know that I have a raging hatred (is that too strong of a feeling about a font) against the font “Algerian.” Just in case you’re wondering, I equally detest “Comic Sans.” No joke, the other day I married a couple where the wife was a school teacher. I sent her the wedding outline to look over and make modifications. She sent it back to me a week later with her changes. One of which was reformatting the outline in the font Comic Sans. Arrrrrggggg!
Just so you know. I don’t just hate certain fonts. I really like other fonts. When I see a font I like, I imagine the things I would use it for. Usually when designing, the first thing I look at is my font book to get inspiration for the overall design. I feel really proud of myself at times when I’m out and I see a font I recognize. I’ll tell my wife what the font is on that billboard. She’s not nearly as impressed. 🙂
So, I’ll continue my sporadic series of the dreaded Algerian font in the wild, but I’m also adding a new (and equally sporadic) series call Font Friday. It’s where I’ll feature some of my favorite fonts as well as new fonts I fall in love with. Most importantly, I’ll share these wonderful fonts with you as well. Remember, this blog is a two-way conversation. Shoot me a message telling me what some of your favorite fonts are and maybe I’ll feature them on a Friday as well.
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