Antique fonts add character to any form of print or electronic piece. Whether these fonts were scanned in from old letters or documents handwritten antique fonts should be a part of any
designer’s font arsenal. Here are a few of my favorites that you may recognize and maybe some are new to your hunt for unique fonts.
Jane Austen, Dead Mans Hand, Voluta Script, Diesel Rudolph, National Archive, Byron Regular, P22 Cezanne, Roanoke Script, P22 Grosvenor, AL Savannah, American Scribe, Lassigue DMato, CK Heritage, Whitechapel BB
Ampersands are in their own right, art elements. They are quirky, dynamic, attractive and are a great addition to any design providing creative spice and helping to define the visual character of the message. I have accumulated a list of fonts that include flashy, charismatic ampersands that are good choices if you are selecting one to achieve any of the desired outcomes
Whoa Nelly, Lynchburg, University Roman Bold, Birra, Greco Adornado, Amperzand, Cooper, Mountains of Christmas, Bittersweet, Bayreuth
From the days of Disco, Hippie Happenings and Funk come great fonts inspired by the times. Here are a few of my favorites for purchase and some that are for free for personal use.
Jonah Black, Peacenik, Motter Ombra, Reason Shadow, Wunderland, Superfly, Doobie, Mama Regular, Pop Regular, Space Beach
Fonts bring character to any design so I thought I’d put a list of my top twenty favorite numeric fonts out there for the reading pleasure of fellow font fanatics. I chose these fonts because of their unique quality and character. Most of these fonts are free to download provided the individual terms are understood but some require purchase for commercial use. My two favorite sites to view fonts are Dafont and MyFonts. These sites have an extensive catalog of fonts and they also provide a service that enables font aficionados to submit images of fonts they have found on the web for the site’s moderators to identify. It’s great to view these forums to see just how many fonts exist and if they are free to download or pay for use.
Here are twenty of my favorite numeric fonts:
Top Twenty Numeric Fonts
Pompadour Black, Proclamate Heavy, Normande BT, Vipnagorgialla Regular, ITC Ozwald, Bullion WF, Stilla Script, VT Corona, Magnifico Daytime ITC, Velvenda Cooler, Spotlight LET, Fargo Faro NF, Poor Richard, Villa Didot, Greco Adornado, Edo SZ, Power Chord, VintageOne, OrionMD, Cinema Gothic BTN Shadow
This is my blog which will allow me to share my thoughts on fonts, software techniques and other aspects of the design process.
For the past two years I have been viewing font sites and in particular Dafont and MyFonts for typeface recognition and a basic understanding of the role fonts play in molding a design’s
My posts will mainly be about font classifications in the form of my favorite fonts for a selected style or theme. My hope is that you, the viewer will find a font that you have never seen before and maybe this font will serve as “missing puzzle piece” to your design solution.