👋 Helllooo!! Mrs. Wheeler here!
Fonts don’t have to be so scary, that’s what Jamie always tells me. So today, I’m dropping all my knowledge on picking a super duper font!
Let’s learn about type styles, licensing, what to look for, where to look, and how to use. 🙈Phew!! That’s some good stuff.
Before you start googling “cool font” you first should know the different type styles:
Has a stroke at end of letters which can vary in thickness.
This is the mosttraditional style of type.
Has no stroke at end of letters.
Great for text.
Pairs well with other more detailed fonts.
Also called hand-written or calligraphy type.
Harder to read.
Best for just a few words or headline.
Also called decorative type.
Used for a few words and larger words, like a headline.
Has a lot of personality.
I don’t want any of my students to be law breakers, so…let’s look at some licensing stuff real quick. Boring but pretty dang important!
Think about this: What do you want to wear to work vs. what do you actually wear most days?
You may want to add pizazz to your design and pick a crazy fabulous font (aka wear sequined body suit), but that doesn’t mean it is more appropriate for the project (stick with a nice yellow sweater)
Make sure the font you choose…
Ok, teach. This is all great, but where do I start looking for the raddest fonts of all time?