Love of Fonts

I can’t help it. I’ve got so many tidbits about fonts bookmarked that I just have to put them all in the same place. So here goes. And if you’re a Font Fan, as I am, you will probably love all these things as I do.

Books and Informational Videos about Fonts

1) 1000 Fonts – (book) from Chronicle Books. (I blogged briefly about this.)

2) Cooper Black – the (video) story behind the typeface (I will never walk past PayLess Shoes and look at the name the same way again)

3) iQ Font – a font designed by following tracks made by the movements of a car!

iQ font – When driving becomes writing / Full making of from tomgalle on Vimeo.


Collections of Fonts

1) Star Trek Fonts – a collection of Star Trek-related fonts used all over the Internet, compiled at the Tal Shiar website

2) Such a great (hilarious) idea! This was seen on the Facebook page, Nurses are here to save your ass. not to kiss it! (Punctuation and capitalization theirs)

doctor fonts


At Play With Fonts

1) 20 Cats as Fonts – the cats who might be said to have inspired certain fonts

2) Cheese or Font – a game where you decide if a name belongs to a cheese or to a font (my blog post about this, a while back)

3) I’m Comic Sans, Asshole – Monologue from the point of view of the much beleaguered font, Comic Sans – by Mike Lacher, at McSweeney’s

4) Designer Transforms Arabic Words into Illustrations of their Literal Meanings – These are absolutely beautiful designs


Videos about Fonts

1) My very favourite of all – Neutra Face: An Ode On A Typeface


2) Font Fight – from College Humor


3) Font Conference – from College Humor (“Mailbox! Mailbox! Mailbox!”)


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