The font question.

Discussion in 'Scrapping Pad' started by Lindzee, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Lindzee

    Lindzee Aging gracefully

    Jul 17, 2013
    How, why do you decide on a particular font for a page. I don't often use alphas, but I really want any fonts I choose to match what I think I'm trying to express.

    I've read all those articles on fontography, this one with this, this one expresses that... But I think my font choice is more visceral - I use nexus and scroll until something moves me.

    How do you choose?
  2. PuSticks

    PuSticks Oh, bother

    Apr 27, 2013
    I'm quite fond of typewriter fonts so that's normally my "go-to" but if I'm using a title for a font, I try to pick something that matches the feel of the kit and/or photos I'm using. With all the free fonts out there, you can find pretty much anything you want... while also getting overwhelmed lol!
  3. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

    Dec 17, 2012
    for general journaling, I prefer a typewriter font. I like the dry ribbon or my new fave is Amy's almost typed. For a more personal touch, I like The Katie M, which is the closest I've found to my own handwriting. For titles, I'll usually mix it up and which one depends on the fonts used in the elements. I try to coordinate with the word art, etc...
  4. Roboliver

    Roboliver I feel right at home at the Glitter Gulch!

    Jan 12, 2013
    When I was paper scrapping, I had so many more fonts I played with than I do now. I had a print outs that had every font I owned on it. I'd scan through & find one that seemed to fit the theme. Nowadays, I'm mostly obsessed with typewriter fonts here on TLP. They are scrumptious!
  5. jenevang

    jenevang Rocking a two-piece under my scrubs

    Apr 20, 2011
    I tend to use what "looks right" on the page, scrolling until I just find it. I know when I see it, you know? I also don't stress too much about it, hehe. Heather's fonts are awesome and I usually start there. I have several free internet fonts that are go-tos as well. Love the Pea fonts but when I was using them more I found my kids couldn't read the journaling as well. So I stick with more simple fonts now as well. Learned that lesson the hard way.

    I love fonts.
  6. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

    Dec 12, 2014
    I just go up and pick to match what i want. If i don't find, install one i like, and then if it just cute-sie for the one layout, go to font folder and remove to where pst is. Oh how wish I done that from day one...
  7. javamonster

    javamonster Rwaarrr!

    Feb 2, 2012
    These days I go for readability and legibility. Fancy is nice for titles but not so much for text. I'd like to be able to read what I wote years from now when my eyes are worse! LOL
  8. ashleywb

    ashleywb Sand in my toes

    May 2, 2012
    good question. I tend toward typewriter fonts as well - and Heather Joyce's Small Caps just because I love the look of it. But there have been times when I've put a font on the page and thought that it really didn't go with the emotion of the page and then had a hard time choosing another one. Maybe I should check out some of the articles you referred to.
  9. lorryfach

    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

    Jul 13, 2011
    I usually just know what I want. I look at my page and I know it needs a tall, thick script title. Or I know it needs a spaced out serif. Or whatever. I see it in my head and I find it in my font manager. That's why I needed a font manager that lets me search very specifically like that.

    For journaling, I have a few go-tos, but titles are all over the place.
  10. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

    Aug 30, 2009
    oh how I love fonts, to use diffferent ones in sentences, change the kerning the size..I can manipulate til I forget what the page is about. I adore the typewriter ones of Heather, and her small caps, is caps without yelling! one of my main goals is that all my kids can read the journaling. If the font is too cursivey, then they can't read it!
  11. thomsen

    thomsen Olive Juice ...

    Nov 8, 2014
    For journaling I mostly use my own handwriting made into a font. Sometimes I use a typewriter font. For title work I use something that fits the page.
  12. AmaG

    AmaG Born in the wrong decade

    Apr 30, 2013
    I stick to some of my favorites. Heather's The Sophia is my favorite typewriter font (for captions, recipes etc.) and I use the same handful of 4-5 handwriting fonts for journaling.
  13. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

    May 6, 2011
    I am a fontaholic so I like changing them to use some of the ones I have.
  14. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    May 7, 2012

    yes to that.... I sometimes make a LO in half an hour....then it takes me over an hour to choose fonts...

    There is something I in everything , tastes change with time, I used to love typewriter fonts, still love them, but use them occasionally...
    My journaling usually NEEDS to be a hand written font...always on the look for new ones...I also have a suggestion for Heather....

    I look through all her store (bought some) and there are no hand written fonts that are inclined to the right....
    like this
    or this (one of my favs apart from Jane Austen)

    if you (heather) make some like those, I ll buy for sure :)
    (need to saveeeeeee!!!!! LOL)
  15. bderby

    bderby No, I will not tell you what "merde" means!

    Jul 11, 2009
    I have a ton of fonts too and I tend to make them match depending on my mood/page. I do love typed fonts--Heather's The Reed and The Silver Reed are two of my faves. I used to really like cursive fonts, but have discovered that my boys who are still learning to write cursive have a hard time reading it and they like to be able to read the journaling!
  16. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

    Oct 17, 2012
    I usually select from my list (I made the previews extra large) and after I type the journaling or title I will often change it over and over until I feels/looks right.
  17. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

    Oct 10, 2010
    I obsess for a while over finding the right one then go back to my old faves. I also go for read-ability like was mentioned above. It annoys me sometimes when a font doesnt have the ampersand (&) which i use a lot or it has an odd looking single letter - i can think of one particular that the R looks like a K and it just drives me nuts.....
  18. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

    Sep 2, 2011
    I usually will start with one and then scroll through changing them and seeing what fits... I do have a lot of the pea fonts by Kevin & Amanda as well as ck fonts etc, but lots of Heather Joyce fonts from here too... I am like everyone else too.. I like a lot of typewriter fonts. It really is dependent on the page I am making.

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