April 1, 2014 • Cee • Typography

I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. Add all of them to your font collection! Let it grow!

There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t use these fonts. I use them on a daily basis and I absolutely love it. I always find myself staring lovingly at these because why not? These are “oh my god, never not using these fonts because they don’t make my eyes bleed,” so you know these will be good. ;D

You don’t have to download any of these because these fonts are already in your computer. Isn’t that wonderful?

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Designed by Vincent Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation

Oh, Comic Sans, if only I knew how to quit you.

This is a big old classic that holds a special place in my heart. When I was younger, Comic Sans was my go to font. If I printed anything, I changed the font to it. Fun Harry Potter facts? Comic Sans-ed it. Made up Harry Potter songs? Comic Sans-ed. Little scripts I wrote? Comic Sans-ed it. (This lovely phase was in the midst of my Harry Potter obsession.) Looking back to that golden period in my life, I would have to say I had flawless taste in fonts. I think we should use this font on everything we do — college essays, movie posters, tattoos, the like.

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Designed Chris Costello in 1982

What do you need to showcase fonts or your handwriting back in the good-old days? Papyrus!

Let Papyrus swoop you up from the comforts of your seat. You should wrap your arms around its spotty neck and praise the good work it has done for all the fonts in the world. It needs to know it did good. That reeds are good. The old is good.

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Designed designed by Carl Crossgrove and Steve Matteson in 1995 for Agfa Monotype

I’m going sooo crazyyyy because Curlz is so cute and curly!

I, unfortunately, was never in the phase where I’d use this on every piece of writing I did. What a sad childhood that must’ve been for me. Every child (and adult) should not be deprived of this fun font. (Amirite?) Now that I re-found this font, guess who will be using it on everything! ;D

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Designed by Geoffrey Lee in 1965 and released by the Stephenson Blake foundry

Brace for Impact!

This font just demands your attention. It screams “I am here to annoy you” and that’s great. Who doesn’t like a font like that? You gotta appreciate any fonts that can pull that off because if they can’t do that, then it’s not a great font in the first place.

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Which font is your “absolute favorite”? Tell me about any stories or memories you have about any of these lovely fonts. I hope you’re curling yourself into a ball because you’re absolutely delighted by my font choices.

 

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(Oh, happy April Fools day! Sarcasm is the key word for this post!)

 

14 Responses to “YOU’RE JUST MY TYPE | {9} – Glorious April 1st!”

  1. My heart. You nearly killed it. I was NOT expecting to see Comic Sans there at the top… because it’s obviously my absolute favourite too and people should use it for everything. EVERYTHING. Especially professional business email and review requests.

  2. alice-jane says:

    COMIC SANS hahaha. I had a brief phase with Kristen ITC. Ohhh those were the days. Someone tell me I’m not alone in this? Haha

  3. HA.
    HA.
    HA.
    HAHAHAHHAHAHA. I love you, Ceelem.
    Oh man, I remember in the third grade we had to write a one page biography of ourselves, and then type it up. My whole page was in Curlz. The WHOLE page. I just thought it was the cutest thing in the world. *shudder*
    And then whenever I had a history project (and this includes some years of high school), I used Papyrus. I mean, it’s all scratchy and old school. Oh, what was I thinking?
    I never used Impact, and I was never a big fan of Comic Sans (but I did use it when I was young and impressionable).
    Excellent post, Ceelem, my dear!

  4. I mean Papyrus was the best when you had to do a project on Ancient Rome or Greece, it just worked perfectly and it was so~ creative

    One of the fonts I was obsessed with when I was younger was Mistral, the crazy cursive font that was (and still is) pretty much impossible to read!

  5. Annie says:

    Hahaha, I love this! The best April Fool’s post I’ve seen thus far. These fonts are all so bad, no offense to their creators! The WORST font ever (in my opinion) is Brush Script. I hate that font so much!! Even worse than Comic Sans in my opinion! When people use it for their businesses, I cringe. Just no…

  6. LOL, poor Comic Sans! :D These fonts do take me back to those days when every new font was the coolest! These are some great picks Cee for this day in particular! :)

  7. I love this blogpost, Cee!

    There was a pre-teen Curly phase ha ha and a teenage Comic Sans phase. Those were the days…LOL. Glad they’re over and done with. I always hated Papyrus and Impact, though.

    P.S. Great job with the quotes, I LOVE THEM.

  8. Kritika says:

    I’m assuming these choices are April fools because you pretty much covered everyone’s nightmare font but this is a really cute idea for a feature!

  9. Comic sans is just the best! I even use it for semi formal stuff, or when I’m just writing sth on my computer!

  10. Hahaha, you got me! I saw Comic Sans and for a moment thought you’d gone crazy…then I remembered it was April Fool’s Day. I used to love Curlz when I was in middle school and may have overused it on a few school projects. Now I realize the error of my ways, haha.

  11. Kelly L. says:

    Ha ha, Comic Sans. I was in LOVE with that font when I was a kid, then fell out of love with it when other people I talked to HATED it. From then on, I stopped using it.

  12. Six days on and this is still the best April Fools post I’ve read! Although it needs to be burned. All this travesty in one place isn’t good for the internet lol!


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