Blog Fav: Font Loving

by Andrea on February 24, 2012

I have a confession to make.  I love fonts.  I mean, I looooove fonts.  Just to be clear, I love love LURV fonts!

Discovering a new *free* font is the quickest way to make me happy… well besides Mo’s smiles, oh and the fact that he hugs my arm when I change his diaper… but I digress.

Back to fonts!  As a beloved colleague is fond of saying, one of my day jobs has me sitting at a desk at the University of Washington creating emails.  This week, UW Today, informed me that a famed French typeface master visited a class on campus.  The whole sentence stopped me in my tracks.  There’s a class at the UW that studies fonts? They have fabulous French typeface masters come and visit?  A person can become a ‘typeface master’? Eeee! The article features a little interview, photos, and links to a limited edition publication that asks amazingly creative people what their top eight fonts are!

So fonts have been on the brain, and then the fabulous Mique at 30 Handmade Days went and posted Confessions of a Fontaholic.  Oh yes, I can relate.  Anyway, she is going to make this a regular feature on her blog, and in this post alone she posted four *free* fonts that I love.  I mean looooove.  Just to be clear, I love love LURV.

I’m totally digging NOVECENTO WIDE, DEMING, Orator Standard, and Bebas.

What are your favorite fonts? Or let’s pretend that we are all leading designers in the fields of web design, print design, illustration, or type design, and 8 Faces is going to interview us next month. If you could only use eight fonts for the rest of your life, what would they be?

images via UW News and 30 Handmade Days

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