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    Favorite fonts?

    I was just wondering what some of your favorite fonts were...I tend to use the same ones each time and I am especially addicted to a good typewriter font and have several. What are your favorite fonts?

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    I like typewriter fonts as well, and I seem to be always looking for script fonts. I love the old looking ones like Jane Austin, Jefferson and Saint Andrew's Queen.
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    I use Avenir and Avenir 45 often for journal text.

    Also like Calflisch Script Pro for a script font.

    Katie's Pencil Thin Font is nice, too!
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    My go-to handwriting fonts are FG Jayne, FG Jayne Print and FG David. I also like Liorah BT for script.
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    My go to fonts for journalling are: Junction (I love that one and it prints really well) and Century Gothic (just because I like how clear it is). And for script I'm liking Pea Olsen which I'm using on my 50 before 50 page, I think I saw that on one of Kelly's pages and really liked it.

    Back in the early days I went nuts with fonts, but now I just stick to the chosen few it seems, despite having hundreds of fonts.
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    Thanks for the suggestions- many of these I do not have! And let me tell you, I have a lot LOL. Can be so exhausting going thru them all...I think I need to pare it down a bit O

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    I think I have more fonts than I can ever hope to use. My favourite typewriter fonts are Splendid 66 and Olivetti Type 2. I tend to pair one of those with either Century Gothic or Bebas. I use them a lot. When I don't use those, I tend to mix it up a bit.
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    Great thread Lacey! I'm not sure what my faves are called so I'll be back once I've had chance to check!

    Thanks to everyone for their info too - I'll be checking some of them out because I always see gorgeous fonts in the gallery!
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    LIke Carol, I enjoy using Pea Olson and Century Gothic . . . and like Merrilee, I love Avenir and Avenir45. I find that I use Arial and a few typewriter fonts quiet often . . . Mom's Font & Morgan are favorites because they are a backhand handwritten font similar to my own handwriting.

    Good question . . . I'm getting some ideas of new fonts. (I really, really need to trash loads of old fonts before loading new ones into my Font Book!!)
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    my current go-to font is Amatic (an all-caps font). also, for project life i use a lot of Candara, because there are European symbols included and I need all those funky vowels sometimes.
    i just finished up my Christmas album (2012,...ahem) and I used Jenna Sue (very scripty...more decorative than readable) for the journalling and Katie's pencil thin font for all my titlework (totally love!).
    Otherwise, I use a lot of typewriter fonts.

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    I love Scriptina! And now I am hooked on the typewriter fonts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mugsbigsis View Post
    I like typewriter fonts as well, and I seem to be always looking for script fonts. I love the old looking ones like Jane Austin, Jefferson and Saint Andrew's Queen.
    You might like this one, Kelly, I just found at dafont: "Angelique ma douce Colombe."
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    What a great thread. I'm always admiring fonts used in the pages here and often wonder what the names of them are.
    I tend to use the plain'ol Arial for journaling, sometimes in italic. I like Elegance and TXT LongHand for accent words, but the one I use the most for accents is Rage Italic. I also use Courier New for the fine print.
    Hope to see a lot more posts here so I can do some browsing.
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    Francine, I love that font, Thank you! :O)

    Liz, I've downloaded Splendid 66 what a great typewritter font. Love that it has a thin version. :O)
    I'm a big fan of Aviner for vacation books, Merr.

    And, I'm so glad you guys mentioned Katie's fonts. I use those in a lot of my art journal pages. :O)
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    Lacey this is a great link.... I've been making little 4 x 6 cards for my favorites this is one of them.
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    Great thread! I just got a new computer so took the chance to explore some new fonts and came across these ones:

    Porcelain
    Pastel crayon
    Chunk five
    steelfish
    Christopher hand

    One my challenges is finding the font that suits the mood I am going for on a page. I really struggle with fonts. I probably should create some kind of guide for myself.
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    Sarah, I sometimes spend as much time finding the right font for my page as I did creating the page itself. :O/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mugsbigsis View Post
    Sarah, I sometimes spend as much time finding the right font for my page as I did creating the page itself. :O/
    Me too! I think part of it is having too many fonts. I wish photoshop had an option to star fonts so I could only have my favorites up most of the time...

    But heaven forbid that I get rid of any of them
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    Waaaaah, dafont is down at the moment, it says "in maintenance". I want to know if I need the angelique la doo de dah font too.
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    My favorite typewriter fonts are Bohemian Typewriter and F25 Executive.

    For script, I like English, and for and old-timey look, I like Jane Austen.
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    Linda,

    I love the look of English, but do you know where it is available as a free download without having to download a site specific unzip program?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzmatazz View Post
    Linda,

    I love the look of English, but do you know where it is available as a free download without having to download a site specific unzip program?

    Thanks!
    Tracy, I get a lot of my fonts from dafont.com -- not sure if this is where I got English, however.
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    lol Carol, if you like the old looking scripts then you'll love the Angelique de da de do font.

    Off to look up English.
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    Thanks, Linda. I'll try it once the site comes back up.
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    I use Century Gothic when I'm too tired to look through my font collection for a new one!

    My favorite Pea fonts are Pea Jay and Pea Sean. I am using Calibri on my Project Life pages. I love American Typewriter; it's so legible! My favorite free script font is Lobster and I have splurged on a few paid ones from Veer.com; Theorem, Semilla, and Fenway Park.
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    You can download English free at fonts.101.com.
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    I'd just like to say, as a fontaholic, I always label my fonts on my list of credits! I often get a pm thanking me for doing so, so may I ask that everyone does the same ? I have a quirk of liking an appropriately named font for a page or picture LOL A word of caution about downloading free fonts - I had numerous trouble with my computer a year or so ago,,,,, shutting down mid work, white screen etc etc,,,, in the end it was all traced back to several corrupt fonts and bad virus-y fonts!!!! I am now very fussy my font is okay before I confirm installation.... and I have no trouble deleting fonts that play up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britgirl View Post
    I'd just like to say, as a fontaholic, I always label my fonts on my list of credits! I often get a pm thanking me for doing so, so may I ask that everyone does the same ?
    Another fontaholic here, Mel, and I couldn't agree more about listing fonts in credits!
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    Got it, Linda! Thanks!!
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    Mel.....I would agree about the safety of some free font sites. My son is always cautioning me about this. He says....." mom...how many fonts do you need...really" so I am terrified of getting a virus and then having to admit I got it while downloading free fonts!!! LOL
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