My 3 Monsters: Favorite Fonts

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11.16.2011

Favorite Fonts

I'm a total geek for fonts.  I love it when I can name the font used in an advertisement or online.  I also love it when I fall in love with a font in print somewhere and then I find it online and can have it for myself.  I ALSO like it very much when people share their favorite fonts on their blogs.  I've found some really great fonts that way.  Too many.  I have hundreds of fonts on this poor old computer -- way more than any person really needs.  I've been thinking about going through and deleting some that I don't use regularly, but it's hard.  Some of my fonts I have never used, but I know exactly what I WOULD use them for . . . if the need ever came about . . . but it hasn't and probably never will . . . but just in case . . .   I'm a font hoarder!  So, I thought I would share a few of my faves with y'all today, just in case you're looking for some fresh typefaces.  The first is a list of my Go-To fonts -- the old, tried and true standbys that I use most often:

Now here is a list of some of my latest finds {they may not be "new" fonts - just new to me}:

There you have it.  I would love to know what your favorite fonts are in the comments if you want to share. Have a great day!

Here's a list of my favorite font combinations and a brief tutorial on installing fonts to your computer in case you're hungry for more font goodness.

*EDITED TO ADD:  It has been brought to my attention that the links to Feel Script and Artistamp were actually bootlegged copies of expensive fonts.  I have removed the links -- sorry.

50 comments:

  1. beautiful fonts!!! thanks for your tip!

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  2. Yes, fonts! I'm a total geek for them too. I think they are right up there with my love of bookstores and office supply stores (I know, weird). Thanks for providing links to the fonts; I can't wait to find an excuse to use Beyond Wonderland.

    Cheers!

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  3. oooh you...just discovered you via pinterest...which is such a marvelous place to be...love it here...love the fonts...be following you now...happy happy november wishes...xoxo EdenClare

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  4. Fonts are so fun! I found this post through Pinterest, and when I followed your link, I was surprised to find that you are the "real amy g". I just posted on my blog using your font in a "Thankful Heart".

    I first saw "pea amy g" on another blog header, and searched for it because I liked that font so much.

    Thanks for sharing your font sources :)

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  5. My goodness! How very sweet of you! I just pinned both sets... thank you so very much °Ü°

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  6. Love these fonts, but I'm kind of an idiot and I can't figure out how to use them in a word doc. I have downloaded a few of these, and I LOVE them, but how do you actually get them into word? Help?

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  7. Thanks much for these & the links! :)

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  8. Aristamp is one of my faves... It's on my logo! Also, I LOVE Digs My Heart- it's my go to font for invites of all kinds. Just adore how cute and whimsical it is! Thanks for sharing your faves!

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  9. Just an FYI that link to Feel Script is a pirated copy of a very expensive font.

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  10. I love the fonts! I'm very new to this... I have downloaded my favorites but do not know how to actually be able to use them on my computer. Help please?! :)

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  11. I'm also in love with Feel Script! I've seen it used in wedding invitations and I've always wanted to have it on my computer. I tried downloading it from the link but I don't know which program to use to open the file. As you can tell I'm definitely a rookie at this lol. Would someone be able to let me know because I'm so excited to use it!

    Thanks :)

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  12. I LOVE 'Feel Script' too! On my computer though, it seems that it will only work as alternatives. :( Do you have a link that works for it? Thanks so much!! :)

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  13. Thanks very much for all the nice comments! I just wrote a post here:

    http://amygregson.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-install-new-fonts-on-your.html

    about how to install and use your new fonts. I hope that helps!!

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  14. I have to tell you how much I love you for not only posting the font samples but the LINKS to where I can get them!! I'm a little font hoarder and I love it when people enable me! lol :D Thank you for making my night. RAGE is EXACTLY what I was looking for for a project for my parents for Christmas!!

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  15. Love those fonts! Thanks for all the links, I can't wait to use them! Feel Script is a fave, but it's not linked, at least not anymore. Can you point me to the source? Thanks!!
    Molly

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  16. Love this! Just found you through pinterest!! I'm a font hoarder too, I might need to join a support group haha :)

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  17. Thank you so much for giving a step by step on adding new fonts. I can't wait to search for more. ;)

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  18. I just love fonts... I spent the last ten years hunting, buying and collecting all the fonts I can get... I enjoy all the commercial font companies and actually prefer them over the free fonts as most free copies of the commercial fonts have kerning and tracking issues... great to see another font hound....
    my favorite font for sans serif is Interstate... for a good book font it is Plantin....

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  19. Don't worry... I'm a font hoarder too! You never know when you might need an extra swirly font for something! =)

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  20. I'm a font hoarder as well - I had probably upwards of 500+ fonts on my old computer before it bit the dust! Feel Script is one of my absolute favorites, but I'm a poor retail worker, so $100 for a font is completely ridiculous to me. However, you can get a free font that is very similar, though not the same {I know, I hate having to go for "similar", because I'm that picky!}. The font is called "At Mohagany Script", and you can google it and pull up sites for the free font. Its better than just wishing you could have Free Script!

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  21. I love the feel script font but the link is broken and I can't find it anywhere. Can you relink?

    Jordan

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  22. LOVE fonts! Adding these now! So excited! :) Thank you!

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  23. Artistamp is also a bootleg copy of a paid font. Mind you the whole Artistamp set is only $20, but it's still someone's income you're taking by handing it out for free.
    Here's the designer's site where you can buy his fonts: http://www.fontbros.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=HAFO-ARME

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  24. Hello ! I love this post, as I'm a fonts geek too, but I was wondering which font you're using for your blog titles ? Is it My own topher ? It looks super great !
    Thanks !

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  25. Mona,
    The font I'm using for my post and sidebar titles is actually Teletype, which is really similar to My Own Topher {another go-to font for me}. Thanks for all the nice comments, guys!

    Amy

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  26. OMG I love you! I have been looking for that font Channel for over a year! <3 <3 <3 Thank you!

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  27. I love finding new fonts! thanks for sharing the links!

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  28. These are wonderful. Thank you!

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  29. These are so awesome. I love cool fonts too! I just wish I knew how to use them properly! :)

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  30. What a great choice of fonts!I'm obssessed with them.The ones I downloaded are...

    SKETCH BLOCK
    SKINNY JEANS
    APPLEBERRY
    HANDWRITING DRAFT
    DEAD HARD

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    1. Oooh! Those are some of my most favorite ones. Thanks for the nice comment.

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  31. love your own handwriting! sadly, i have a mac:(

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing! Found you through Pinterest, very cute blog!

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  33. I found this list on Pinterest! Great roundup. I love free fonts too - so much fun!

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  34. Thanks for sharing! What a sweetheart!

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  35. Beautiful - found you on Pinterest. I use Beyond Wonderland all the time - love, love, love it! Another fave is Jane Austen, which is based on her handwriting. Was disappointed that Feel Script was so expensive, but AtMahoganyScript is similar and very nice.

    Julie

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  36. I saw this on Pinterest too. I have been a font hoarder for years. When I took Graphic Designs i College, they told me to stick to Verdana or other familiar fonts for my designs. What fun is THAT? I have programs to look at fonts without being in any typing program, and I have a program to turn off fonts so a million fonts don't load when you are trying to load Illustrator or some other printing program. I know I'm geeky like that, but at least this hobby isn't stored in plastic tubs all over the house.

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    1. Agreed! If your gonna' hoard anything it might as well be something digital. ☺

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  37. Thanks so much for sharing- what great finds!

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  38. Thank you for sharing- I love to find new fonts!

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  39. Hi. I hope this isn't an overly ignorant question but how do you USE the font once it is installed?? Please email me at tadermeng@gmail.com.
    Thanks!!

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  40. Thank you for sharing...perfect for scrapbooking

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    1. You are very welcome. Glad you liked them.

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  41. FONTS ON FONTS ON FONTS! I love it!

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  42. The "Feel Script" is the reason I came here to the blog. :-( Sad and disappointed that it's not here. :'(

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