Designer Picks: Favorite Fonts

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Choosing the right typefaces can be the difference between your invitations looking duct taped together or designed with intent. Call me a font snob, but there’s always a tiny magnifying glass in the back of my head that looks closely at posters, movie trailers, book covers, magazine layouts and, of course, custom invitations and announcements identifying which fonts were used. In my humble opinion, every aspect of design should be hand-picked, with a discerning eye, to help effectively communicate your message. There should be a rhyme and a reason as to why the graphic was red, why these words are larger than those words, and most importantly, why that typeface conveys the emotion you’re projecting.

Lindsey and I sat down and rifled through our extensive font library to choose our favorite fonts. We use Suitcase Fusion 3 to manage our font library. While you can go as far as to classify your fonts into very specific subgroups (SERIF – Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Slab Serif and SANS-SERIF – Grotesque, Transitional, Humanist, Geometric), we found that a more intuitive form of organization works better. We’ve divided our fonts into folders including Sans Serif, Serif, Script Formal, Script Casual, Hand-Inked Refined, Hand-Ink Rough, Distressed, Ornaments, Playful, Western-Circus, Whimsical, and even Script Serif for hybrid fonts, like Memoriam Pro, that aren’t purely Script and not quite Serif. The pie chart below represents how we’ve organized our library. If you’re in a design crunch, you may be inspired by some of the choices we included in our typography infographic.

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31 Comments

  1. Posted March 6, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

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  2. Posted March 6, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Check out the infographic for our Designer Picks for fonts: What’re your favorite typfaces? http://t.co/HlQg1tOK

  3. Posted March 6, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Addicted to fonts? You’ll love this typeface infographic from @envelopments http://t.co/OhWyg1na

  4. Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Totally! RT @thinksplendid: Addicted to fonts? You’ll love this typeface infographic from @envelopments http://t.co/9h7B9uO7

  5. Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Awesome. RT @thinksplendid Addicted to fonts? You’ll love this typeface infographic from @envelopments http://t.co/f7tasM1c

  6. Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I so love this!!! @thinksplendid Addicted to fonts? You’ll love this typeface infographic from @envelopments http://t.co/JRGWzYMz

  7. Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Coolio RT @nav_een: RT @thinksplendid: Addicted to fonts? You’ll love this typeface infographic from @envelopments http://t.co/hdiRNi6a

  8. Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    O_O! ^_^! Great post! ALL excitement and smiles from me! My favorite? Formal Script “m onte Carlo Pro”!

  9. Posted March 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    This may be my fave Envelopments blog post ever…loved seeing all of Lindsey and Ramon’s great picks and the infographic style rox my sox :)

  10. Posted March 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

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  11. Posted March 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

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  12. Posted March 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

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  13. Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

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  14. Posted March 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

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  15. Posted March 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

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  16. Posted March 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

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  17. Posted March 7, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

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  18. Posted March 7, 2012 at 10:51 am | Permalink

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  19. Posted March 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

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  20. Posted March 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

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  22. Posted March 9, 2012 at 1:25 am | Permalink

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  23. Posted March 9, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    a nicely designed, great little post on building your font library http://t.co/BjykLwJh

  24. Posted March 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    http://t.co/bIJJ7zIl << cool infograph about designers and their favourite typefaces

  25. Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

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  26. Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

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  27. Posted March 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

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  28. Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    organizing your font library >> http://t.co/qHUM7rU1 @pattimallari this could help you categorize!

  29. Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

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  30. Posted August 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

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  31. Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:49 am | Permalink

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