Prior to today, I’d showcased some fantastical and funky fonts. But sometimes, you just need a formal or “traditional” typeface for something a bit more serious. FF Tisa Pro is a serif font that would be great for longer pieces of text, from CVs to creative writing. As you can see from the graphic, it’s a versatile and flexible font with many variants available. FF Tisa Pro is a product of FontFont, and can be yours for the princely sum of £449. One of our more lavish recommendations, for sure, but you get what you pay for. Something a little different, but sensible enough to be used in abundance.
Today’s featured font is a sponsored one, and it’s a beauty. Loopy, large and lovely; bubbling with joy. Preta was created by Lian Types, and I found it at MyFonts.com. It’s certainly an interesting typeface, good for drawing the viewer in. Admittedly, a part of this is due to the difficulty in reading it, so I wouldn’t recommend it for anything other than headlines or slogans – although there are some variants that at slightly more linear, such as the Ao Sol or Small variants. It’s more than just a font, it is a work of art.
You should definitely read the font bio for this typeface. This was the idea the designer wanted to convey: “Preta, Portuguese for a very pure kind of black, has its name very related to its concept: I wanted to make the fattest/darkest script ever.” I think they did a pretty good job of that, what about you?
Today’s Font Of The Day is Quiet Streets by Darrell Flood, found at dafont.com. It has a cinematic feel to it, with its tall and elegant form. Even though it is a sans-serif font, it is still intricately defined. Today’s #FOTD is free for personal use, but the creator has a link for donations on the site, and I’d encourage you to send something their way. I’ve given $1 or $2 to creators previously – it doesn’t have to be a fortune. A commercial licence is available for a minimum fee of $20.
It also goes to show that good design doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and that we consumers can directly support designers, all thanks to the Internet. Keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow’s Font Of The Day – if you follow me on Twitter you’ll be notified as soon as a new #FOTD post is published.
Lobster is my favourite font – you may have noticed this, due to my copious usage of it on this site! I know that it’s not the nicest font to read, and so I’ve restricted its use to headings. The font used for the body text on all pages is Slabo 27px – I was looking for something “traditional” but readable, and also just slightly different from what’s available in Word or OpenOffice Writer. Anyway, back to the Font Of The Day, Lobster. Some people absolutely detest this font, but I have a fondness for its loopy, stylised script. It’s the sort of typeface I’d like to see on a T-shirt, or on the packaging of a sugary foodstuff. It is the font of fairytales, candy and slogans, and it is glorious.
Let me tell you some more about Font Of The Day: every day I will blog about a selected typeface that I find interesting. Some of these will be sponsored posts, and some will be free. You can find out more by clicking on the image accompanying each post, as these contain links that will take you to the site where I discovered the font. Lobster is a free font, by Impallari Type, available on Google Fonts (click the image on the right to go there). I’ll try to vary the genre and licensing categories of my recommended fonts, so that there will be something for everyone. You can also find more beautiful fonts on my Pinterest board, Just My Type.
The other thing about the Lobster font is that whenever I select it from my word processor’s drop-down menu, I get the ‘Rock Lobster’ song from Family Guy stuck in my head. And now, so do you – you’re welcome!