What I want to talk about in this research post is what I am looking for in a font. I want to collect a few different fonts and perhaps load them all in and see how they look on the webpage and go from there. Originally, what I was after was a serif ‘book style’ font to mimic the idea of a cook book. I’ve had a trudge through Dafont.com and FontSquirrel.com and the following are a few of the fonts that appealed to me.
What I particularly like about this font is that it is like a standard cook book, almost text book font, but it is italic. The letters seem to have awkward spacings and I find myself looking at this font a lot feeling as if it could be so much better. I am unsure of whether or not I will actually use this font. It was the first one I found that I really liked but the more I look at it, the more that awkward spacing stands out. It is something that I can fix, but not really something I want to fix. I also feel as if this font is very stretched out which is unappealing.
I must admit I do like Ahellya also. I find the thickness of the font a little off, but something just seems to work about it. The spacing of the font letter to letter is quite good in the italic font but not so much in the regular (although I do believe this may just be my eyes playing tricks on me because of the change in thickness around the curvature of the font). I’m not a huge fan of the normal font, however the italic font is very nice and I feel as if the change in thickness could really help the font stand out against a picture (if it was white). The idea that I may use this font in ‘almost black’ makes me a little weary of this altering thickness as the darker I go, the more this will stand out.
Night Still Comes
Yes yes yes. I love this font! And I love how many variations it comes in. It is not often you find a font that allows you to bold it and italic it, but bold-italic!? Ahh. Superb. The spacing between the letters of this font is perfect in normal, italic and bold. This font just works. It will probably be the font I go with in the end.
I feel a little bit of a struggle coming on to talk about the last two fonts seeming as the previous font was so good, but I will. This font is nice in its spacing letter to letter (however it could be like 2px smaller). However the bold is just wrong, so so wrong. It’s far to thick for a serif font.
I am a little bit torn. I really love the height of this font, it looks outstanding, however there are no variations of this font, and I have multiple lines of text to write. Something that could work is using this font as a title font and using Night Still Comes as a sort of ‘accent’ font that would only be used for the lines below the title. This is something I will address in my Work in Progress Report.
Where to from here? Time to see how they look on the page! Like my mum always said, everything looks like crap on the hanger, you’ve got’a try it on!
It annoys me how right she was, Fine Style was probably my least favourite (next to timeless) but looking at it on the caption it really looks great! Florence was probably my second favourite but looking at it on the image, it looks horrible! Especially the caption. I’m thinking perhaps Night Still Comes, with a Fine Style caption, or even a caption that isn’t italic. I think I might have a combination of fonts but I definitely think Night Still Comes will be my title font.