Friday, December 06, 2013

trash/treasure.

I have probably never mentioned this, but I am a (somewhat discerning) font hoarder. Once upon a time, I went to the Art Institute of Dallas for graphic design, and I have never been the same since.

A while back, I discovered a cool font that would have made my typography professor cringe in horror. A little back story for you: one time I did a Christmas poster for a project, using (very liberally) a horrifyingly cutesy little font called 'candy cane'. I will admit it wasn't very professional of me, but the expression on Mr. Benson's face was so worth it. And I did have the real version of the project to submit for grading... I really love a teacher with a good sense of humor. 

Anyway, one man's trash is another man's treasure, right? This isn't an ideal font for most applications... but for use as Zentangle STRINGS... every single character is perfect! 

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...and a litttle more graphic design humor from the 'net:



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9 comments:

  1. These make me smile! I will use them one day, I'm sure. Thank you!

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  2. That is a WONDERFUL font! I love it. Must try using it sometime. Thanks!

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  3. Answered my prayers for a font l liked to do Christmas initial gift tangles....thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  4. What a cool font!!! (I'm not a font hoarder myself, but I am married to one, so I understand completely.)

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  5. This is a wonderful font for tangling in and around. Love it!! Going to have to save it on my computer for later use.

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  6. Delightful, whimsical and perfect to lending to my Tangling font library. Thanks for sharing these.

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  7. Thanks to all for the kind comments... and to Tinkered Art for the informative one I accidentally just deleted instead of posting (*sigh*):

    Being a font hoarder myself I understand completely - thanks for sharing - most go download now LOL

    Have you ever tried Pretoria Gross - great one to tangle in outline form - $$$ at My Fonts but there's a free version called EvelynBecker at Fonts101.com

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    1. ah, I see it's been removed and the link doesn't work anymore... sorry. The font is called 'Vasy Molo' and if you google it you should see a few sites where you can download it.

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