Font hunting is SO MUCH FUN.
As you may know from reading about my logo design process, I always start by choosing a font because it helps me build inspiration for the rest of my design.
But how do you know which font to choose?
You could just pick which ever one screams AMAAAAZING when you look at it, but you should also stop to think about what the font is saying. Fonts totally have personalities!
- Is it serious and sophisticated?
- Is it fun and relaxed?
- Is it young and quirky?
- Old and traditional?
- Classy and feminine?
Your font can help set the mood for the rest of your website.
Before choosing your font, ask yourself this: what impression do you want people to get of you and your website? When you look at a font, imagine the person who might have hand-written those letters. What kind of person are they?
Now with that in mind, let’s take a look at a few fonts I’ve put together and what messages I think they convey.
I look at Angely and I see fun, flirty and outgoing. This girl is fun, bubbly, BFF material. She’ll decorate your locker to surprise you on your first day of high school.
Bebby Washington is a little more refined. She’s feminine, classy, and not exactly “wild and crazy”. She’s quiet and put together.
Beloved is all natural and handmade. I’m totally picturing a girl who started an organic food business and hand-writes all the food labels with a sharpie. I bet her hand hurts like a bitch.
Brawls is a quirky fellow, aren’t you? I see Brawls as a company, rather than an individual, but the kind of company that aims to be super friendly and personal to all its customers/clients. I bet they give away funky stickers or quirky t-shirts for free that nobody would actually use, even if they are kind of cute. (A for effort, Brawls!)
Claudia is clean, professional, and organized. She’s totally got her ducks in a row, if you know what I mean. She has a paper planner and HOT DAMN she is owning the shit out of it. Stuff is colour coded and days are all mapped out.
But don’t let her organized nature let you think she’s got a stick up her ass. She’s super sweet and friendly, and would love to chat with you about how she nailed her business workflow (and how you can too!).
Natural, woodsy, probably carved into a tree (with rough expertise). Furach actually makes me think of a Disney movie.
Oh yeah, Harsh is totally harsh. Rebellious, fierce, maybe even goth. I bet you’ll find Harsh at a death metal concert.
Adoooorable! That’s what Hepburns is. Young, playful, totally naive, and probably a child.. the kind who likes to frolic through a meadow.
Layla means business. Badass, bold, artsy business. She wields her brush like a fucking sword. If you’re in her way when inspiration strikes… may The Force be with you.
Le Petit Parisien
I see someone who’s elegant, but with a touch of homemade. She likes style, but likes to add a bit of flair.
Mia Bella has overdosed on hearts. She’s girly, if the hearts weren’t indicator enough, but also very into the DIY scene. She’s the kind of girl who’s got a Filofax planner decked out TO THE MAX. Stickers, colourful paper, neon highlighters… she probably even sprayed some perfume in there. And she probably painted her own bedroom walls.
Here’s another fun and organized type. But a slightly different kind. I see organized with a flair of messy. You know, the kind that doesn’t necessarily look incredibly organized or scary-clean, but it’s organized TO HER. She knows where all her shit is and she knows how to rock it like a boss. Then she’ll take you out for drinks to celebrate.
I wrote down “bold // dreamer”, and now as I’m going over this again, I finally put that next to “Naive Fantasies” and you know what that sounds like? A girl who has awesome, exciting dreams… that never actually happen. Now I’m all upset!
I like to think that our font’s dreams will come true.
Sobbers will take you out for one hell of a party and you’ll come back with matching tattoos.
Looking for some fonts with fun personality?
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