C’mon, be honest. 😀 With dozens of sites that offer free downloads of fonts, I bet you have hundreds installed on your desktop or laptop.
Okay, I guess I’m just trying to find someone who’s addicted to fonts as I am. 😀 But, some may argue that my addiction to installing fonts on my computer can be justified by the fact that I’m a graphics / web / blog designer. And I use that excuse every time someone teases me to stop downloading more fonts already. 😀
Did you know that the terms font and typeface are actually NOT synonymous or interchangeable? Check these Wikipedia articles on fonts and typefaces. They’re pretty interesting. 🙂 But, to avoid confusion, I’ll just use font for this post. I don’t think I need to be politically correct here anyway.
As of today, I have 1,245 fonts installed on my computer. I have all sorts of fonts – serif, sans serif, script, ornamental, and even symbols / dingbats. Have I used all of them? No. Not yet, I mean. 😉
Ever since I realized that I have this knack for playing with words or texts to come up with simple yet eye-catching posters, banners, etc., I started to accumulate more and more fonts almost weekly. My main download site is DaFont.com, of course. 🙂
Here are a few samples of my designs where I played with font styles, weights and sizes:
- A banner I made for our monthly comments contest over at Orange Magazine TV’s blog:
The image, I borrowed from Deviantart. The quote, I read it somewhere.