Zombie Checklist

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

It’s here! It’s finally here! The last day of the A to Z challenge! Since I didn’t plan ahead (as usual!), I’ve been scrambling each day to write my posts, and now I’m ready to collapse into a heap and ignore my blog for at least a week.
For the past two years, Freya has displayed the letter Z, but my sister recently got a new dog, and I was finally able to get a picture of her this weekend with the letter whiteboard. So I’m honored to introduce my blog readers to the adorable Kali. She’s a bundle of energy, but a total sweetie who is getting along very well with all the other Rish canines. 
Kali with the letter Z
I’m disappointed to report that like with X and Y, it was pretty slim pickings on the font front for Z. I was hoping to go out with a bang and blow everyone away with an amazing font on the last day, but it looks like I’ll be crossing the finish line with more of a font-whimper.
The first one is Zacken, which I thought looked a bit like embroidery. I poked around the interwebs for a meaning for zacken. Google translate said it’s German for pink or serrate, and Bing translate said it’s German for jag. So I guess pink is like pinking shears rather than the color, which means the name zacken references the jagged edges of the letter blocks. 
Meanwhile, the letter blocks for Zallman are all about curved lines. I like the simple floral pattern – it makes it fancy without being overwhelmingly busy. The weird thing is, when you click on the link to see all the available letters, it says, “Sorry, no ‘X’” and the same for ‘Y’. I can maybe see skipping making an ‘X’ since it is used so rarely, but the letter ‘Y’ gets used relatively often. Seems like lazy font design to me.
Speaking of lazy font design, I had to include this one since it looks like someone just scrawled out some letters, scribbled some sloppy zigzags around it, and voilà – a new font called Zigzag Displays.
Zigzag Displays
Zebraesq is all in the name because it does indeed look zebraesque – not full zebra, just partially resembling a zebra. 
The tweet tale inspiration for today is Zombie Checklist. It’s another one that I picked for the name rather than the font itself, but it does look like letters dashed off with a marker during the chaos of a zombie apocalypse.
Zombie Checklist
Since crawling out of his grave, George has found it tough to remember things, so he consults his To Do list:
1. Brains
2. Brains
3. Brains
And with that, I am DONE with the A to Z challenge – whoo hoo! Thank you so much to those of you who have been stopping by to see the fun fonts. I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of you better over the past month! 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Zany is Kali with her letter Z?


Courtney Turner's picture

Congrats! Love the checklist:

Maybe that needs to be my list too.
Like where is my brain? At the end of the Challenge?

Maui Jungalow

Patricia Lynne's picture

Kali looks like a cutie!!

Haha Zombie Checklist is great. Your tale to go with it is hilarious too.

Congrats on reaching the end of the challenge.

Stephanie Faris's picture

I don't know...those are a lot of Z fonts. I love the rationale for Zombie Checklist! If zombies were taking over, I probably wouldn't be making a checklist...I'd be getting the heck out of there!


Liz A.'s picture

Ah well. Maybe you need to design a Z font. (Did you know you can make your own font with your own handwriting? I have the link someplace...)

Carrie-Anne's picture

I like Zallman best, though I agree the embellishments look a bit lazy and uninspired.

Last year I downloaded some nice, if not terribly distinctive, Z serif fonts, Zachery (sic) and Zapf Elliptical.

Lexa Cain's picture

Welcome to Kali - what a cutie-pie! I love every single font this time. Zallman would look great as the opening letter to each chapter, right? Congrats on finishing the A-Z!! Woohoo!! :)

Natalie Aguirre's picture

Love your sister's dog. And awesome you found any fonts to share. Congrats on finishing A-Z.

Michelle Wallace's picture

Congrats on crossing the A to Z finishing line, Jocelyn!
It's been hectic... can't wait to settle down to a "semblance of normality" (whatever that means LOL)

Chrys Fey's picture

Zallman is gorgeous! Congratulations on completing the challenge! I've enjoyed seeing all of the neat fonts.

And hello, Kali. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh's picture

Zombie Checklist - that is hilarious!
Hope you had fun with the Challenge.

Shan Jeniah Burton's picture

Kali looks like she's lots of fun! And lovely, too!

A font that skips letters isn't a font for me!

Your story made me chuckle, and this line from Star Trek keeps running through my mind:

"Brain and brain! What is brain?"

I did some planning, but still needed to scramble to complete each story on time.

So, what am I doing, this month...

Well, writing a Story A Day, of course! This time, though, I'm playing with Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction. A different kind of challenge, and one I'm looking forward to!

So happy I found your blog in the challenge. I'll definitely be back!

Enjoy your rest time, and congratulations! =D

Valued Visitor's picture

The Zallman is so pretty. Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge. I've enjoyed seeing fonts I wouldn't have otherwise encountered.

Nana Prah's picture

My fingers were to fast. It's me, Nana. Lol.

Medeia Sharif's picture

I love Zombie Checklist.

Congrats on finishing the challenge.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Thank you everyone for stoppping by to see the various fonts. It was a fun month! 

Suzanne W. Skeels's picture

Hello, Jocelyn, Congrats for finishing the A-Z challenge. I am continuing to visit blogs even tho it is the middle of May now. I so enjoyed your recent articles. Love fonts, love teen books (used to be a teen librarian) and really like your 15 tweet tales. I'll be back.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

You're so ambitious to keep going with A to Z blogs! Thanks for stopping by!

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