Friday Follies – 07.12.19 – Strange Font

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One day, there was a sale on http://www.vistaprint.com to create business cards. I was catching up with friends at the Olive Garden and we decided to create some cards for ourselves for future networking events. As we were browsing through various designs, I noticed a baffling font called “Refrigerator Deluxe”. I guess it’s standing upright and compressed into a vertical space like a refrigerator? If you are ever in the mood to create your own font, Font Forge, an open source application, is at your service!

According to Wikipedia, typography is the art and technique of making the written language legible and appealing and its principle goal is effective communication. Type design is the process of developing type faces. Various type faces can communicate to the reader a variety of emotions and ideas. Have you ever noticed while reading a book that one font can make you feel bubbly inside and how another font can send chills down your spine? It’s fascinating to see what kind of associations we attribute to the visual stimulus that we get from a font face!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. ArtisanX says:

    Love it! Glad to see you back!! Ironically, I teach typography in my class and I have never seen this site before. It is going to be a huge help!!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Oh really? Wow, if you want more inspiration, there is also CufonFonts, Typewolf, and Font Generator!😊 You’re welcome!

      1. ArtisanX says:

        This is GREAT! Thank you (again) 😬💕

  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Interesting! I agree that fonts can emphasize your message, but ‘Refrigerator”? That’s a new one.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      It may remain a mystery!😅

  3. Lwbut says:

    That’s an interesting observation about fonts in a book reprising certain emotions!

    I wonder if one day we will have books written in various content-specific fonts that emphasise the relevant emotions intended to be related in each line or chapter?

    Do we all have the same emotional reaction to the same font, i wonder??? 🙂

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Hm! I think that there’s some books that do that. I think some authors have great copywriters and editors that pour over that sort of detail to deliver a cool experience. I don’t think we have the same emotional reaction though. Different strokes for different folks! 🙂

  4. d_analyzt says:

    I just got a new information .thanks for sharing

    1. theresaly520 says:

      You’re welcome! It’s great when we can learn new things every day. 🙂

  5. bushboy says:

    Refrigerator Deluxe sounds cool 😀 😀

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