01 May 2013

It's a font thing


For as long as I can remember, I've been enamored by fonts. Yes, that's right. Close your browser if you must.

My all time favorite everyday font is FUNCTION. I was first introduced to ol' functy a number of years back when my church (whose designer is out of this world talented) adopted it as their corporate font.  Our company soon adopted it as our corporate font, since it's just so adaptable.  

FUNCTION is a sans serif font, which refers to the fact that it doesn't have little legs at the end of each stroke.  Serif meaning little leg (which is so far from the true translation), and sans, of course, meaning without (something about that last sentence made me feel like a real life Big Fat Greek Wedding (hilarious if you skip to 5:11 in the video)).

Ladies and gentlemen: meet FUNCTION. Isn't she pretty?

Grid via. Adaptation mine.

I have a couple favorite spots that I love finding out about new fonts. These gals are serious artists, and I love that they share their good finds with the rest of us.

You may recognize Victoria from A Subtle Revelry's work from Pinterest. Her font roundups are everywhere, and rightly so. The roundup below first got my attention, and I've been a loyal reader ever since. You know what else is super cool? Victoria links to each of the fonts so you know right where to go to grab 'em. Now that is a resource.


Party Font Roundup via A Subtle Revelry


I've shared her work before, but Allie of Be Up & Doing + Allison Lehman Design is another major design goddess.  I have such respect for her work, and for her ability to create community in this here online world.  Allie's got a great series on blogging called Here We Go, and shares a few of her favorite resources for free fonts.  Allie is swell.  


And for all you other font-junkies out there, let's take a quick little trip down memory lane.

Surely you can't forget Comic Sans.  Guys. Here's a tip. If you are still using Comic Sans, people are judging you. Change is good. Comic Sans is not. Time for a new font.  

Image via. Adaptation mine.

What are your favorite fonts? I'd love to know!

5 comments:

  1. You aren't alone sister! I love fonts too! Hope your recovery is going well! (I'm very sympathetic about your loss of coffee:p)

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  2. Please tell me you've watched "Helvetica." An entire movie about fonts seems right up your alley!

    xoxo

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    1. I have not seen Helvetica, but you better believe I now will! Thank you for telling me about it! :)

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  3. Hilarious about Comic Sans!!

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