9 fonts you should have in your graphic design tool kit
Growing up, I’ve always been a tech geek – building websites, going to HTML classes at the local library or, while everyone else was collecting Pokemon cards, stocking up on the latest font. Digital fonts have descended from the more traditional and classic art of sign writing and are now readily available from numerous libraries of cool and artistic fonts. Using basic photoshop skills (or even MS Paint!) and a collection of fonts up your sleeve, you’ll be ready to create some beautiful, Pinterest-worthy graphics for your blog or website.
Basic Title Font – perfect for extra information or simplistic lettering.
Beauty and the Beast – would be ideal for a logo with the additional extras of swirls and stars!
Bromello –handwritten fonts are so popular these days and finding a legible one can often be difficult. Bromello is a wonderful combination of flare and subtlety.
Fish and Chips – a fairly simple font that’s great for logos that feature ‘and’s.
Sweet Pea – a beautiful font with rounded letters, flicks and finesse.
Social Icons – designing a webpage and need social media icons? Download this font for a quick and easy way to create them.
Travelling Typewriter – a hint of vintage with a rugged typewriter look.
Banner – creating a banner couldn’t be simpler with this easy-to-use font.
Angeline Vintage – a handwritten font with a crackled finish.
Need some help downloading the font?
- Click download
- Locate the folder in your downloads folder. It will be a zip file.
- Double click the folder and ‘unzip’ it.
- Double click the file that either ends in ‘.otf’ or ‘.ttf’
- Your font should automatically* upload to your fonts library
*If the font does not automatically upload, locate your fonts folder in the control panel. Click ‘add font’ and find the file in your hard drive.
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