For 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.
Like many participating in the A to Z challenge, I have been worried about today: Q day *dun dun duhn!* But actually there were more Q fonts to choose from than I expected. There wasn’t a creative smorgasbord available like for most of the other letters, but I was able to pull out a few interesting ones to share.
Although there isn’t actually anything very interesting about the design of the QA Reports
font, but I picked it because that’s what I did every day for ten years before I quit to write full time. I was a quality assurance analyst at a software company, where I tested the programs and wrote out bug reports for the defects I found. I seriously have no idea what the design of this font has to do with a QA Report, but whatever.
And where did I do all this QA reporting? Why in a cubicle of course, so the next font is Qbicle
. The 3D-ish font is a little hard to read, but focus on the bottom left edges to see the letters.
Much easier to read is Quintessential
, which I assume gets its name from being a quintessential easy-to-read calligraphy font. I actually took a calligraphy class when I was young (we even used parchment paper and pens you dipped in ink!), and even though my normal handwriting is terrible
, my calligraphy is still passable after all these years. Although it’s nowhere near as nice as this.
Several years ago it seemed like QR codes were going to be all the rage, but they never really caught on and seemed to have quietly shuffled off the stage. But if you miss them, you can always use the Qrurl
Of all the Q fonts, the Queenie Beebie
was my favorite, so of course it’s my tweet tale inspiration. I like how the letters give the impression of being bee-like rather than being shaped like actual insects.
Everyone buzzes around, eager to serve. She’d done bad to earn it,but she’d watched enough high school movies to know it’s good to be queen.
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Quaint is Lily with her letter Q?