Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fonts!

Hey there! Linda here. I'm the new old DT member. Old because, 1) well, I am old, and 2) I'm a returning DTer.

Enough about me. Let's talk fonts, shall we? We, scrapbookers, love fonts. I will bet that
most of us have hundreds of them saved in our computers. They are so much more accessible now. Way back when I first started working as a graphic designer (see #1 above), fonts were very expensive and hard to acquire. Now, there are hundreds of sites offering thousands of them little suckers at affordable pricing, or even free!

Alas, it's easy to overdo it. Yes, you can OD in typefaces.
More is not better (unlike, more cake and crème brûlée, which is always better). Too much of a good thing, and the layout is suffering from type sneeze. And while some fonts might seem like the right choice for a project (beachy font for beach themed page!), do remember that journaling is there to be read. So make sure it's legible.

When dealing with fonts, less is more! Stick to two per layout.
One for the title, and one for the journaling. Yes, just two. You can do it!

Here are some of my favorites (the ones I totally overuse, and I'm not sorry):
And hey, Quicksand is free!

Do you have favorite fonts you like to use again and again?

2 comments:

Vicky May 13, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

I'm partial to Comic Sans :) But love them all, using whatever fits the feel of my projects. TFS

Laina Lamb May 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

I love Quicksand too!

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