Favorite Font

April 28, 2010


‘Way back afore the Steve Jobs and that other guy made home computers so dad-gum commonplace, my brother Phil used to work for a sign company. He had an impressive knowledge of fonts that was nearly god-like to me. He could just look at stuff and tell you the font: “That’s Monotype Corsiva. That’s Palatino. That’s Geneva. That’s some bad handwriting – I think it’s yours, Lauren.”

So now in the age of computers, I get it. If you’re exposed to a bunch of different fonts, you become familiar with them. While I can only reliably identify Arial and Comic Cans, I love, love, love Papyrus. It’s so jaggedy-looking and beautiful. Anything written with it looks important and serious and soul-soothing.

Well, maybe not everything.

No. No no no no.

Stop using my font on your trailer, Outdoor Solutions. I do not find it worthy.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Favorite Font”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I love Papyrus! It’s great for Religion Class worksheets. It’s very Bible-y.

    I select a different font each year for all my room signage at school. My Favored Font this year is Tempus Sans ITC. I don’t like it much when it’s small, but it’s nice when using large font sizes.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I use Bookman Old Style. Because the ‘o’s are very round and it pleases me.

    Also, that is not Harold’s summer place. His is Boulder Works. http://www.boulderworks.com/Welcome.html


  3. Karla Said on:

    When I’m doing something whimsical, I like to use Cool Dots. It looks fun and every letter that needs a dot is dotted with a heart. Hehehe I also like Catholic School Girl.

    I have about 500 fonts loaded onto my work pc. Yes, it’s overkill, but it’s fun!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    My current favorite is Tahoma. I think Marker Felt is fun, too.

    I just read that Century Gothic uses the least amount of ink when printing. Some colleges are encouraging their departments to use that because it can save them thousands of dollars in an academic year.


  5. Deborah Said on:

    I’m a kindergarten teacher. I use ABCPrint all the time.


  6. Christina Said on:

    I like Vladimir Script, which is like typing in cursive…I also really like Vivaldi which looks like calligraphy


  7. Peggy Said on:

    Dang, I feel really out of it…I’m not fontashionable!!


  8. Lauren Said on:

    Guys, I made your fonts into links so I can view their beauty whenever needed. Hope you don’t mind.


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