January 14, 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. 

Designed by Vernon Adams of New Typography.

Amatic is my obsession. I have a tight leash around it because I love it and I don’t want my love to go away!

I don’t if you have noticed, but I use it on every banner and card I’ve made since I found the font back in November. (Friends can vouch for this.) Something about this font does it for me. I can’t pinpoint the reason why and I can’t even describe it. All I am able to say is I love it just because. That’s it. Do I need any more reason than that? Nope. I love what I love.

Designed by Claude.

I want a crown made of flowers because of Fleurs de Liane! I shall wear it and declare myself Queen of the Flower Fonts! Flower petals will fall from the heavens and I will laugh in delight!

Isn’t it gorgeous? I didn’t discover this font until this post, but what a find! Look at it! It’s so pretty! I love the way the flowers wrap around to shape the words. When I look at this font, I wish I had flower petals so I can toss them around. (I secretly wish I was a flower girl.) It makes me happy because floweeerrrsss.

Designed by Jenna Sue.

Jenna Sue is everything I wish my handwriting to be. It’s pretty and cute. I am quite envious of it because my handwriting is sloppy compared to this. Sometimes, when I’m writing, I have the urge to scold my handwriting, “why can’t you look like that?” while I gesture to Jenna Sue. C’mon, look at those flawless loops.

This font is absolutely perfect for any personal projects you have or to trick your friends thinking this is your handwriting when you actually have a non-readable one. (If you do the latter, my mouth is zipped. ;D)

Designed by Josip Kelava.

Metropolis comes from the industrial movement of the 1920′s where skyscrapers where born. “Using a double line technique, I wanted to create my own Art Deco style font that represented this era. The result is a bold, bumptious typeface with a stolidly calm disposition.”1

When you look at this font, tell me you thought of The Great Gatsby too. It’s that art deco influence, ya’ll! Every time I look at it, I can’t help but sing “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie. (Out of all the songs, that one is stuck in my head. *shakes head*) Can you just imagine the 1920s parties? Flapper dresses, the short bobs, the music, and the dancing. I have a soft spot for the 1920s because it was all so glamorous (and a bit depressing). And Metropolis exudes that 1920s feel.

This font isn’t the best for typing up sentences, but it’s perfect for titles. You can use it to get that 1920s vintage art deco feel on posters.

Designed by Tension Type.

Haven’t you ever dreamt of owning a typewriter? I know I did! (I had one, but I’m pretty sure it broke or it got too expensive to upkeep. :( ) My Underwood is so great. You can pretend you’re in the 1940s, hunched over your typewriter, trying to complete a newspaper article while your boss is yelling across the room for you to finish and your co-workers are smoking cigars and not answering the ringing telephones. I’d want to write an epic murder story with this font while I fast-talk like people did back then. (I dare you to not read this entire thing like those fast-talkers. ;D)

Unfortunately, you don’t get the clickety clack typewriter sound with this font, but never fear! I’m sure you can imagine it (and I’m pretty sure there’s a website for the sound).

What do you think of this new feature? Do you like the commentary?

I’m pretty content on how this post is structured. However, everything can change because it isn’t set in stone. I know I should have a theme, but I hate doing theme-type things. If I put similar looking fonts together, it all begins to all look the same, and I want to give you variety! I want to do posts where I showcase a paid font and the free alternatives, but I am totally not great at finding those. :P

If you have suggestions of how I should structure them or any constructive feedback, please tell me. I am open to all ideas! Please give me feedback over on this form. :)


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20 Responses to “YOU’RE JUST MY TYPE | Debut {1}”

  1. Amatic is perfection. I use it a LOT. I haven’t actually used it much on my blog, I think, but only because I don’t want to overuse it. But it’s one of my favorites!
    I do like Fluers de Liane, but never use it because it never seems to fit the mood of anything.
    Metropolis is new to me! I quite like it though. And you’re right, it’s definitely good for titles(not so for sentences). It would definitely make a title stand out!

  2. Cayce says:

    Oh, I love this new feature! I <3 Amatic. And I'd like to borrow Jenna Sue' handwriting too. Mine is…well…very far from it. Metropolis looks uber cool. Fleurs de Liane, however, might be a little too flower-y to me. I do like when it's smaller sized, though. :)

  3. Missie says:

    Jenna Sue is super cute!

  4. Alexa S. says:

    I know this is only your first post for this feature (what an awesome feature name, by the way!), but you’re going to have to keep posting them because I AM OBSESSED. I love fonts, but I’m never very good at finding pretty new ones! Thank goodness for this feature — it will feed my obsession. I also love the commentary, as that gives it more of a personal touch. Great job, Cee!

  5. Oh my gosh I love this feature! I already have some of these fonts (Metropolis & Jenna Sue) but it’s so awesome to find new fonts. I love Fleurs de Liane. It’s so pretty. Did you draw the ribbon for the graphic? It looks so nice. *sigh* I love everything about this feature, especially the name. I can’t wait for the next one!

  6. I really like this feature :D It’s a great way for me to learn about pretty fonts *__* Hopefully I get to use them because I just downloaded them all…

  7. Aimee says:

    I love this new feature, Cee! I also collect fonts and also use Amatic and Jenna Sue. My Underwood looks perfect for book quotes. c: I’ll be looking forward to more font suggestions from you! :D

  8. Katie says:

    Fleurs de Liane is so pretty!!!

    I really like the post idea!!! I don’t think you need to do themed posts, but fewer fonts might be good for us lazy people. ;)

  9. I love this feature! In my high school/yearbook editor days, I was WAY into fonts, but I can still appreciate a good one! I like Jenna Sue and Fleurs de Liane in particular here…

  10. Love this new feature! I’m always looking for new free fonts and I love how you used them in book quotes <3 Looking forward to many more!

  11. Kelsey says:

    This feature is so cute and amazing! I love looking up new fonts and these are so adorable. I’ve seen Amatic before, but I’m not as sure of the other ones. They’re adorable, though. Great post! I look forward to seeing more.

  12. I love Amatic and I’m a huge fan of these.. chunky-ish fonts. I also really like handwriting fonts :)

  13. The name for this feature is PERFECT! And I loooooove love love the logo too! Cee, you’re amazing. <3 (I was wondering when you'd do a font feature! ;D)

    I used Amatic in my old design, and it's still one of my favourite fonts even if it doesn't fit with my current one, haha! I really like how it's legible and easy to read but still has a hint of individuality about it. Some handwritten fonts are pretty but nearly illegible; Amatic is the best of both worlds, I think.

    Fleurs De Liane would make a beautiful header for a floral-themed blog! Oh it's so beautiful and delicate.

    I NEED MOAR.

  14. Umm wow. Me loves this, Cee! I want more, Cee!

    Amatic is such an arty cool font that it’s hard not to love it.

    Jenna Sue is well, everyone’s dream handwriting. Ha.

    Metropolis is such a 1920s-esque font. Love.

    Sigh, well I don’t own a typewriter but owning My Underwood makes it all a little better.

    I now declare you Queen of the Flower Fonts, Cee. Or like Just fonts. Hmm.

  15. Annie says:

    I love Amatic too! It’s quirky and cute. And Metropolis. That font is the best! I’m a sucker for anything related to the Roaring Twenties. I think I’m going to have to find a way to incorporate it somehow into my blog. Just too pretty to pass on! Fleurs de Liane is soooo nice too. I’m with you, definitely want a crown of flowers with it!

    I also really like the font you used for the title of the feature (which btw, is pure awesomeness). I see it around a lot and have always really really liked it but have no idea what it’s called! Maybe you could help me out?

    This was such a great post. I really enjoyed it! I love typography and am so glad to find others that enjoy it too! :)

  16. alice-jane says:

    Love this feature, Cee! Typography= one of my favorite things ever! Amatic reminds me of Emma Dime’s Top Notch Type (http://emmadime.com/top-notch-type-30/) a little. Also, have you seen Citrus Season? OMG SO CUTE! And there’s a little Cali vibe coming off of it as well.

    Looking forward to the other fonts that you’re going to feature!

  17. Rachel says:

    I love this feature! I use photoshop for a lot of my graphics, so I’m always on the lookout for new fonts! Amatic is super cute. I think a lot of people use it? At least a lot that I interact with. I LOVE My Underwood. I’m definitely downloading that one. I’m so excited to see what fonts you share in the future!

  18. I’m a little late to the party but eeeeek, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this feature, Cee! Fleurs De Liane is so pretty I’m gonna have to do a typography poster of some sort with that gorgeous font some time. And Jenna Sue was like one of my fave fonts from way back! I am a sucker for handwriting fonts! I do love the type-ish fonts too, like My Underwood. :) You must do one of these for script, loopy fonts! <3

  19. YES YES YES OMGSH YES. I loooove fonts and I kind of love you right now for creating this feature!! Sometimes I get on dafont and end up getting distracted for hours looking at and downloading new fonts! Sometimes when I’m out in public I’ll see a font somewhere and I feel like a total nerd when I can identify the font by name.

    Jenna Sue!! I love that one! I think that’s my all time favorite handwriting font. I wish my script looked like that, too!

    Definitely run with this feature :)


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