Archive for the ‘fonts’ Category

Pretty Monogram Fonts

Loving the Barocca Monograms font from Tart Workshop!

Barocca Monograms

also by Tart Workshop and equally as cute is the Darling Monogram font

Darling Monograms

& a few monograms from MyFonts:

MFC Peony Monogram

MFC Manior Monogram

& a monogram font available at FontBros

Lace Monograms


Pretty Free Fonts*

Miss Brooks at Dafont

© De Nada Industries

NeoRetroDraw at Font Squirrel

© Font Boutique

Salaryman at Font Squirrel

© Rotodesign

Harabara Hand at FontSquirrel

© Andre Harabara

*make sure to review the licenses to make sure your intended use (personal or commercial) is covered!  There are so many pretty fonts out there – which is your favorite?


Script Fonts I’m loving

I enjoy searching for beautiful fonts & keeping up on what’s new – here’s a selection of the latest fonts I’m digging:

Adios Script at Veer

© Alejandro Paul

Nelly Script Flourish by Tart Workshop at MyFonts

© Tart Workshop

Raniscript by Stephen Rapp at Veer

© Stephen Rapp

Bounce Script by © Charles Borges de Oliveira at Veer

© Charles Borges de Oliveira

Affair by Alejandro Paul at MyFonts

© Alejandro Paul

Calligraphy Love

I am so totally enamored with calligraphy.  I am determined to sign up and take a class or figure out where I can learn in Chicago… here are some lovely calligraphers who’s work I completely admire:

Neither Snow:

© Neither Snow

E Danae Calligraphy

© eDanae

Tara Jones Calligraphy

© Tara Jones Calligraphy

Queen Quills Calligraphy

© Queen Quills

365 days of Ampersands

I love this website 300&65 Ampersands.  What a great way to see which ampersand symbols work for your project.  I love the symbol, I don’t know why, but it can be shown in so many different ways with such different personality!  Check out the website to view a daily “&” – there’s also a link to the font it belongs to and where you can buy it!

Here’s some fun examples:

© 300&65 Ampersands

© 300&65 Ampersands

© 300&65 Ampersands

Font Selection

I’m searching the web for some interesting fonts to add to my collection –

here’s what I’ve found so far:

Font Squirrel’s FontleroyBrown

Fontleroy Brown - Nick's Fonts

MyFonts Tupelo™

Tupelo (TM) by Philip Bouwsma

& P22 Zaner

P22 Zaner Pro by Paul Hunt

FontShops’s Fling™ Std Plain

Fling™ Std Plain by Michael Gills

Calligraphy classes in Chicago?

Why can’t I find you?  What I found so far were classes that were closed or already in session…

I checked out the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, which has some interesting sounding classes, but maybe more advanced then what I’m ready for?

Discover Center – which has mixed reviews, but is pretty inexpensive.

& Paper Source had one in Sept.

I also found this link from the Calligraphy Centre that lists some good books to start with and some basic info too.

© Calligraphy Centre

© Calligraphy Centre

I’m hoping to keep watch for a good class that I can sign up for in the next few months.  For now, it seems I’ll have to stick with self-taught trial & error.  Which should be interesting!  Anyone know of a good class /book I should keep my eye out for?  Thx!