Queenie Beebie

Lily with the letter QFor 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. 
QA Reports
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 font.
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. 
Queenie Beebie
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?


Lexa Cain's picture

I love the idea of "QBicle" but in practice, it's confusing. Qrurl, too. But that Queenie Beebie is hysterical! I love it! :)

Felicity's picture

I love quintessential - for both the name and the simple elegance of it.

Michelle Wallace's picture

Quintessential fits with the essence of the word... if that makes sense...
Qbicle can ruin ones eyes...

Nana Prah's picture

Qbicle is hard to read, but I like quintessential. It's romantic.
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Sylvie Charment's picture

what a great theme for the A to Z Challenge! Quintessential is very elegant. Queenie Beebie is one I didn't even know existed! What an interesting looking font!

Mark's picture

I've used Quintessential on multiple occasions. It's great when you want flair but still have it readable.

Crystal Collier's picture

Quintessential has a very nice feel, but Queenie Beebie is definitely my favorite in this batch. Fun!

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MCV EGAN's picture

You have opened a world of FONTS that I had never taken the time to explore... They are all so different and useful for a variety of posts I loved the 3D Qbicle but I guess it is not that easy to read.

Kari's picture

Ooh, Quintessential is lovely. Also, a lovely word. It's actually quite similar to the font of my tattoo, which reads "Isis."

Chrys Fey's picture

I agree, Qbicle is hard to read. Qrurl is creative, but I like Quintessential the most. It's very elegant.

Patricia Lynne's picture

The Qbicle one is tough to read even after you said look at the left bottom corner.

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Carrie-Anne's picture

Quintessential is my favorite. It looks a bit like Black Chancery, one of the newest fonts I've downloaded. Sometimes you need a less-formal script font.

Kyra Lennon's picture

Oof, that Qbicle font is really hard to read! I like Quintessential - it's also a really cool word lol!

Shan Jeniah Burton's picture

I seem to be in the majority again - I love Quintessential (the word, and the font) and Queenie Beebie, which is just delightfully playful.

That story...it makes me shudder. I was not the Queen Bee.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Looks like Quintessential is the clear winner from the Q group. Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

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