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Fair Faces

Freya with the letter FFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

When I was a wee lass, I had a Sesame Street sign language book that taught some of the basic signs, which I spent hours memorizing. As the years passed, I forgot most of what I learned, but I made sure to remember the alphabet because, even if I had to fingerspell everything, I wanted to be able to communicate if I met someone who was hard of hearing. I’ve only actually met two people so far, and since they both had hearing aids and read lips with impressive skill, I never had to break out my slow and awkward fingerspelling. Anyway, I thought it was cool that one of the F fonts is Finger Signing. In addition to showing the position of the fingers, it also has the letter in the corner, so you can easily learn the ASL alphabet from the font.

Finger Signing

The next one just makes me laugh – it’s letters formed out of band-aids and is called First Aid. That’s what most of my first aid looks like, too: slap a bunch of band-aids on the problem and hope for the best.

First Aid

This next one has the most boring name so far: Filled ABC. I mean, yes, it certainly describes the font, but it doesn’t capture the variety of patterns that give it visual interest. I think it would look way more awesome if it had colors, but even in black and white it reminds me of the bold patterns in Aboriginal art.
Filled ABC
 
In today’s hypersensitive culture, some might be offended by the name Fat Boy Smiles, but for me, all those happy faces do their job and make me grin. I don’t think it’s possible to be in a bad mood while typing with this font. 
Fat Boy Smiles
 
I was drawn to Fair Faces because the first novel I wrote was a YA Horror set at the fair (I called it A Fair to Remember – hee!). Although it’s been ‘drawered’ for years, I’ve recently pulled it out to see if I can salvage it. Maybe I’ll use this font for chapter headings to inspire me. But for now, I’ll use it to inspire my tweet tale, although it’s not so much a tale but a tweet synopsis of the novel.
Fair Faces
It’s supposed to be a night of fun at the fair, but for a teen hounded by fear, the line between shrieks of joy & cries of terror is blurry.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Fantastic is Freya with her letter F?

Earwax Wit

Lily with the letter EFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

I mentioned yesterday I was disappointed in the D font offerings because there weren’t really any that grabbed my attention like previous letters. Well, I thought of another reason: B brought us cute bunnies, and C offered up adorable cats – but no sweet doggies for D? As a dog lover, I find that unacceptable! It's not enough that my daily letters are displayed by Rish family dogs, I want a dog font! Fortunately, the E font made a small attempt at compensating for that egregious oversight by presenting Ennobled Pet. Sure, one might say these could be the footprints of cats or some other animal, but I choose to believe these are the footprints of the dogs that tiptoe across my heart.Ennobled Pet

There are a lot of different script/handwriting fonts out there, but I liked this one because it seems like Ersatz Quality is what you’d use if you were going to digitally sign the Declaration of Independence. 
Ersatz Quality
 
I did a lot of cross-stitching when I was young, so I like Embroidery for the nostalgia factor.
Embroidery
 
I know nothing about cars. In fact, I would be a terrible witness to a crime where a getaway car was used because here’s how I identify cars: car, truck, or van. Beyond that, I could tell you the color and that’s it. So when I saw the Eagle GT II font, I could tell it was a tire tread but didn’t understand the name. Fortunately, my good friend Google informed me the Eagle GT II is “Goodyear's Performance All-Season tire developed for the drivers of sports cars, coupes, performance pickups and sport utility vehicles looking to combine classic styling with all-season traction.” Good to know! I just think a tire tread font looks cool.
Eagle GT II
 
For today’s tweet tale inspiration, I picked another font with a weird name even though the font itself is kind of muddled. But with the name Earwax Wit, I just had to use it.
Earwax Wit
He watches his son, convinced he’s dumber than the orange crud he scrapes out of his ears. He sure hopes his wife had an affair back then.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Earnest does Lily look with her letter E?
 

Dead Ewoks Everywhere

Molly with the letter DFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

I have to say, as I scrolled through the D fonts, I was kind of disappointed. For A, B, and C, there were so many I thought looked cool or different or had names I loved that I spent most of my time just trying to narrow down my favorites to a manageable amount. But even though D had a ton of choices, there weren’t many that struck my fancy. 

The first one I’m presenting is one I don’t even particularly like, I just thought it was funny to have a font available that is even worse than my own handwriting (which is pretty terrible). So here’s Dirty Cursive for your enjoyment.
Dirty Cursive
 
Next up is Dearest Dorothy – I really liked all the curly cues on this one. 
Dearest Dorothy
 
Delirium is interesting because even though the form of the font itself is relatively plain, the uppercase letters face the correct way, while the 'lowercase' letters are backwards. The backwards letters really help convey that sense of confusion that comes with delirium.
Delirium
 
And here’s Driftwood – it’s one of those where the look of the letters is all right there in the name.
Driftwood
 
For my tweet tale inspiration, I’m using Dead Ewoks Everywhere. It’s another where the font itself isn’t very special (it even has a similar lumpy look to Delirium), but the name is a real doozy. It’s so random I can’t even imagine the thought process that led to giving a font that name. Between the wide font and the long name, the whole name doesn't even fit in the example image. 
Dead Ewoks Everywhere
When I go into the groomers, it looks like dead ewoks everywhere. I gather the fur and make sweaters to sell to rich people with chihuahuas.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Delightful is Molly with her letter D?

Casket Breath

Chloe with the letter CFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

Since I featured Bunny Rabbits yesterday, it might be too soon for another cutesy font, but this Cats Alphabet one was too adorable not to share. It’s a good thing I didn’t know about it when my brother and I were making our short film Saying Goodbye (it features a death-predicting cat) because I would have wanted to use it for the title screen and all of our marketing. My brother is in advertising, so he takes his fonts very seriously, and this would have led to serious sibling battles. Because even though the business side of me would have known everything had to look professional, the animal-loving side of me would have been squeeing, “But it’s letters shaped like CATS!1!1! We HAVE to use it!!1!”

Cats Alphabet

I picked the next one because it is so random. And so creepy. Why are so many of the fonts creepy? Can you feel the Crazy Eyes staring at you?
Crazy Eyes
 
Cartoon Bones is another creepy-ish one, but I like the touch of humor that comes with forming letters out of bones.
Cartoon Bones
 
This next one made me laugh because the name of the font and the actual font go together so perfectly. The font wouldn’t be nearly as fun if it didn’t have such a spot-on name: Cheap Ink Killed My Printer.
Cheap Ink Killed
 
The last one is another of those where the font itself isn’t that special, but the name is awesome. What does Casket Breath even smell like? I’m pretty sure I don't want to know. But just the phrase has sparked at least five different stories in my brain, since it would take some unusual circumstances to have casket breath. So of course this is the font I’m using to inspire today’s tweet tale. 
Casket Breath
His heart sings when she slips into bed. He’s missed her so. But as she leans in 4 a kiss, the smell reminds him why he should be terrified.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How cute is Chloe with her letter C?

Bacon Kingdom

Bailey with the letter BFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

Even though it’s a little early for Easter, today’s first font is Bunny Rabbits. At first I thought it was cute the way the bunnies and their ears formed the letters, but I don’t know ... the more I look at it, the more I think it’s sort of creepy.

Bunny Rabbits

Next up is British Museum, which caught my eye with its classic vibe. I like how the flourishes on the letters make it look like an antique. 
British Museum
 
The next three aren’t very exciting in the actual font department, but I was immediately struck with how I could put their names together to form my font inspired tweet tale for the day:
 
The sign said
Beware of the hogs
I scoffed, but then had to defend myself, committing a 
Barnyard Massacre
that resulted in 
Bacon Kingdom
 
All written out the tweet tale is:
 
The sign said beware of the hogs. I scoffed, but then had to defend myself, committing a barnyard massacre that resulted in bacon kingdom.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How beautiful is Bailey with her letter B?