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Dash of Inspiration: Diaries of a Fontaholic, Part 2

February 11, 2013
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A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Diaries of a Fontaholic, Part 2

Welcome to ‘Diaries of a Fontaholic Part 2’.  Today I’ll be introducing you to my 8 Favorite ‘hand-written’ casual fonts.  These are a great choice for when your design and category call for a more ‘intimate’ connection; also often a better choice for masculine cards, rather than choosing a fancy script font which can be considered by some to be a bit feminine.  Also, my Nine Favorite replacements for Comic-Sans.  All terrific choices for your humorous designs.

Here we go …

Same as last week, to make things a bit easier for our dear Corrie who actually does the official posting on the blog, I’ve grouped the fonts, therefore offering fewer links.  All you need to do is copy the font name and paste it into the search feature on the home page of the links provided in the groupings. When the font name shows up, click on that and you will be taken to the download page for that font, where it also show the license.

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Jenna Sue

Kristi

BlackJack

These 3 fonts can all be downloaded for free at FontSquirrel.com

Calligraffitti Font

Just Another Hand Font

Oregano

Echelon Font Family

These 4 fonts can all be downloaded for free (some would like a donation) at 1001Fonts.com

You can get the Follow your dreams font here

Okay this next group are all great replacements for the dreaded Comic-Sans font. I know, GCU offers it as inside card text, that doesn’t mean you have to use it in your artwork.  Any of these fonts offer a more professional look to your humorous designs, and you can still use the Comic-Sans font inside the card to “coordinate” if you must.

Comic-Sans is simply a font that gained so much momentum in the 90’s that it almost replaced Times-Roman as a ‘standard’ font … can you imagine?  That’s why it’s not considered a professional choice anymore in greeting card design. It’s well-recognized by professionals in the greeting card industry and your designs may not be taken seriously if you use this font anywhere other than inside cartoon speech bubbles. So, check out these comic replacements!

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Bangers Font

Mouse Memoirs

Peralta Font

These 3 fonts can all be downloaded for free from 1001Fonts.com

Spicy Rice

Bubblegum Sans

Slapstick Comic

Snickles

Komika Family

These 5 fonts can all be downloaded for free at FontSquirrel.com

You can purchase Dom Casual here.

Hope you enjoyed this installment of Diaries of a Fontaholic … See you next week for the final installment where I’ll offer some nice ‘Special-Use’ fonts and a few fonts to use with a very light hand!

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 11, 2013 5:06 pm

    Thank you Lj, for sending me a little note letting me know my brain made an error … Above, it says eigth in the title and I did mean to type in eight … LOL!
    Doreen

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