As you can probably already tell from the title of this post, my Digital Media Class is studying fonts and their affect on magazine articles, books, media and web design, etc. I will admit that the topic of fonts is definitely more intriguing that I originally thought, and it got me thinking. Remember how years ago, when computers were just becoming popular, there were only a handful of fonts. Now, we have hundreds of fonts. Serious fonts, fun fonts, cute fonts, simple fonts, big fonts, small fonts…. Gosh, I sound like I’m writing a Dr. Seuss book, but you get the idea. Although my class is only dipping its toes into fonts, the subject is actually quite interesting and vast. You can check out more about the topic of fonts in the article, “Do typefaces really matter?” at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10689931.
Now onto the fun part! I really love most fonts. Although there are none that I just completely abhor, I will admit that I do have a few favorites. I am definitely a fan of the fun, crazy fonts, but I do understand the necessity of the more serious fonts.
One of my new favorite fonts is called “Gigi.” It’s just a fun, girly font.
Another font that I like is called “Freestyle Script.” I think that I like it because it is very similar to my own handwriting in the aspect that it’s not really cursive, but it’s not really print either.
One of the more serious fonts that I like to use is “Cooper Std Black.” It is a good, bold font with rounded serifs.
These are just a few of the fonts I adore. There are many more. (Oh gosh, more Dr. Seuss.)