Under The Bed

Freya with the letter UFor 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

We had slim pickings for the letter U, but I managed to find five I thought were interesting to share. The first up is Unger Fraktur Zierbuchstaben. Yeah, that’s a mouthful. And looking at it, the font itself is even busier than the name. It’s one of those that has fancified itself so much that it’s almost unreadable. I did some quick googling of the name and learned that Fraktur is a calligraphic version of the alphabet where the lines are broken up (and Fraktur derives from the Latin of fractus meaning broken). And then google translate told me Zierbuchstaben means swashes. I’m not really sure how all that applies to the font, but I thought I’d share anyway. And you might want to click the name link to see the details of the larger version. 
Unger Fraktur Zierbuchstaben
I liked how Urban Jungle has the silhouette of a city at the bottom of the letters and kind of a grungy look for the top. 
Urban Jungle
Next up is Unicorn Regular. Not much to comment on except there was no way I was passing up a font called UNICORN!
Unicorn Regular
There have been several different patriotic fonts, with various configurations of stars and stripes, but United gives the best feel of the US flag. 
And for my tweet tale inspiration, I’ve picked Under The Bed. I’ve long been a believer that if you have enough blankets piled on top of you, then no midnight monster can get you. However, that doesn’t stop my imagination from going crazy at every sound. So this font pretty much looks like how my brain feels when I hear a rustle or creak in the night.
Under The Bed
“It’s just my imagination,”Timmy chants again & again,blankets clutched to his chin. But when the dog leaps up whimpering,he knows it’s not.
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Upside-down is Freya with her letter U?


Lexa Cain's picture

These are very cool. I love Urban Jungle - I want to write a book with an urban setting just so I can have that typeface on the cover!! I totally can't read the Unger one. Must be getting old...

Medeia Sharif's picture

I love Urban Jungle since I adore visiting big cities.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! Urban Jungle is the clear winner this time.

Carrie-Anne's picture

Unger Fraktur Zierbuchstaben is gorgeous, though it's awfully busy. Even a fancy, calligraphic font shouldn't have too much going on, or it makes it distracting for someone to try to read.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Agreed. I like the concept of it, but it really is too hard to read to be usable.

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