I’ve been getting quite a few questions from you awesome people recently about some of my resources when it comes to blogging, so for all of you bloggers (or otherwise interested) peeps, here’s a new column! We’re just calling it Blogging, so we can keep it easy-breezy and cover just about anything that you’d like to know about. I decided to kick it off with some resources for awesome fonts, because that’s one of my numero uno questions. So let’s do it!
First of all, I kind of collect fonts like I collect jewelry. I love finding new ones, I go through them and organize them, I try them on different projects like I try on earrings with an outfit. Seriously. It’s a thing. But where do they all come from, right?! Here’s the deal. There are zillions of fonts that you can find on the internet. Often, you can find them for free. But I do find that the really, really good ones cost a little money for licensing, and to pay the awesome person that created them. So here are some of my favorite paid font sites to wander through. I love these sites because the fonts are consistently rad and the sites themselves are beautiful to look at.
Like I said, there are bunches of free font sites out there that you can get lost in. But my favorites are the ones that are organized and clean. These tend to be my go-tos:
1001 Free Fonts
Google Web Fonts (Nice and easy to integrate these fonts into web design!)
And if that’s not enough font inspiration for you, you should follow Font Friday on Twitter! It’s a gang of typography lovers who share their favorite fonts once a week.
Another killer tool that might come in handy is a font search database, for those times when you see a font but don’t know the name or where to find it. In cases like that, check out What The Font and see if it can help you recognize the font you found!
And last but not least, have you ever tried making your own font? I’ve never done it, but Mr. Lovely just found this site where you can make a font from your own handwriting. Sounds cool, no? If you try it or have done it, I’d love to hear about it!
So that’s it for our first round! If you’ve got a topic that you’d love to see tackled in the Blogging column, don’t be afraid to leave a comment or shoot me an email. I love sharing secrets, so let’s get ’em all out there! xoxo