I'm CUCKoo for fonts! A bona fide font junkie. I love everything they do to make our daily surroundings, just a bit more interesting. I love how they evoke certain emotions and can really make or break an advertisement, logo, website, poster or even an event invitation. I can't even drive down the street without looking at a new restaurant or store sign and playing a game of "guess that font" with myself. Perhaps worse than texting while driving?
I'll never forget the first time I realized I had better get myself checked into FONT REHAB. A few years ago I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival, here at Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park. I couldn't take my eyes of the event logo (pictured above) which was plastered all over the festival. Don't you just love that combination of yellow + pink, plain + flirty fonts? I became a woman on a mission and did everything I could do to find that font, even emailed their ad agency (no luck). Then while scouring my favorite place for free fonts Dafont.com, SWEET JESUS! I FOUND IT, click here. I've incorporated that font proudly into my line like here and here. I still love it, but am on a constant search for my next favorite.
Each week I look forward to seeing my Font Shop Newsletter sitting in my inbox. How great is this? An entire website and blog dedicated to, what else? FONTS! It's like a bar that's open 24 hours for a drunk like me. Today I'd like to share with you some of my new font favorites, actually worth spending a little $$ for. Oh, and how do I manage all several hundreds of my fonts? How can I do a side-by-side lineup/comparison when I'm drumming up a design? All font junkies need FontViewer, and it's FREE.
Top 10 New Font Favorites