Today, I'm just playing around with fonts. I love how a font can change the feel of a page. I also love browsing websites to see how the creator of a font showcases his or her style. For example, HERE is a link to font samples by Flat-It fonts. HERE are some samples by LoosyDesign. Finally, here are a few MORE from Dirt2. Just do a search for font illustrations or font portfolios and you'll be in for a visual treat.
If you aren't sure of the name of a font, you can submit a sample of it at WhatTheFont! and they will do their best to name it. You can also check into their forums for additional assistance.
Check out THIS LINK to see artwork made from fonts. Pretty unique stuff!
Also, the artists who create fonts usually come up with the most interesting names. Scrolling through my font list, I spot "DeadSecretary", "Bleeding Cowboys", "Ballpark Weiner", "Ghetto Marquee", "Cold Night For Alligators", "Abusive Pencil", "Batman Beat The Hell Outta Me"...and many others I can't list, because they aren't PG rated. ;o)
I rarely pay for fonts when there are so many great ones that can be downloaded for free. I do every now and then when I find one I love. Here are just a few places where you can get free fonts:
DaFont Free Fonts: link HERE
Font Bros Free Fonts: link HERE
2Peas Free Fonts: link HERE
Finally, before I go, HERE is a link to my gottahaveit product of the day:
The font on the sample at the beginning of this post is a font called "Heroin 07". It's one of my favorite grungy style fonts. What are your favorite fonts? Let me know, because I'm in the mood to get some new ones.