While browsing through my font collection the other day, I came to the realization that I LOVE fonts! Okay, I already knew that, but I noticed that I have a LOT of fonts. A LOT! In fact, I have so many that I have to use The Font Thing to organize all 11,000 of them. The Font Thing is a free program you can use to view, organize and install/uninstall fonts on you computer. Because Windows tends to bog down when you have more that 100 or so fonts installed, The Font Thing helps you easily find the font you want, install it when you need it and uninstall it when you don’t.
I want to create some custom word art for my Christmas cards this year and have been scouring my font collection and the internet for eye-catching fonts. I thought you might be interested in some of my favorite font finds to use for your own projects. So, here’s a few of my recent font loves (and you can download them all for FREE, too!
|Euphorigenic: Fun and funky serif font; I used it for my 2012 Mutual theme word art.|
|Jellyka Delicious Cake: I just love all of Nerevan Jellyka’s hand-drawn fonts and this recent addition is no exception.|
|Carnival Rimmed: A fun vintage-style caps-only font that is perfect for subway-style art.|
|Matilde: Elegant and fun, this font is feminine and playful. As a bonus, it comes with 212 extra symbols and glyphs plus some pretty frames and patterns. To use the extras, you will need Adobe Illustrator.|
|Ultra: A nice, chunky font for bold statements.|
Not loving these fonts? Don’t worry, you can feed your font addiction by browsing for FREE fonts on these sites:
Once you’ve downloaded some new fonts, unzip them and save them. If you want them to be automatically installed when you open a program like Word or Photoshop, you will need to install them according to whatever operating system you use. Windows users can find instructions here.
If you want to use The Font Thing to install fonts as you need them, create a “Fonts to Install” folder on your desktop and put your new fonts there. Then, when you want to use them, run The Font Thing and select “browse.” Navigate to your “Fonts to Install” folder and then install the fonts you want to use.
And, one final note. BACK UP your fonts! Save your Windows font folder and your other font files on a back-up drive, CD or other media. In case of a computer problem, you want to have all of your fabulous fonts at your fingertips so you don’t have to search the web for them again.
Thanks for visiting the blog today! Happy font hunting!