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Fonts I Like

I admit I used to like Comic Sans. I probably still would, except that so many people make fun of it for some reason. I like the casual look of it. So here is a list of other fonts I frequently use for graphics projects other than fairly standard fonts for straight text like articles and books.

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    1. Oswald.

    I use this over and over. Very readable, though obviously not one of the more common fonts. Compared to other fonts, the width of each letter is narrower so it takes up some of the least horizontal space of any font.

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    2. Anton.

    Almost looks like Oswald bold. However, the ascender makes up less of the total height of a letter so that the x-height has a greater percentage. As a result, it takes up more horizontal space than Oswald.

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    3. Bradley Hand.

    A bit thin, but acceptable in bold (which still doesn't look bold).

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    4. Chewy.

    Nicely rounded body, easy to read, and far from formal.

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    5. Dreaming Out Loud Pro.

    Not Dreaming Out Loud Script, though. Even with this, might look better if bolded (this sample is not).

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    6. Forte.

    Iffy. A little too much, but useful for some applications.

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    7. Ink Free.

    A little thin. But putting it in bold makes it sort of like handwriting with a felt tip.

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    8. Mystical Woods Smooth.

    Definitely looks like calligraphy, but readable. Not much difference between smooth and rough, from what I can see.

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    9. Mystical Woods Rough.

    For comparison, here's the rough. The main difference I see, at least at 24 pt. size, is in what typographers call the "counters."

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