January 04, 2008
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Read this excerpt: "Type is emotional on a subliminal level because of the connotations it conveys. Here's the best example I can give (I've tried thousands of them and everyone seems to understand this one): Helvetica is the typeface used on IRS forms. Now, how do you think you're going to feel when you read something set in Helvetica? You may not consciously realize that it's the same typeface the IRS uses, you may not even know it's Helvetica.... But none of that matters. What matters is that you've seen that typeface before, and not under the most pleasant circumstances." http://www.will-harris.com/use-type.htm

Here are the 12 fonts. First, you will see the fonts used and engraved on wood. Second, you will see how two of the fonts can be used as images!

The Fonts  

Here are the 12 fonts. You may wonder why I used the sentence "The quick brown fox......" - it showcases all 26 letters of the alphabet in word format. Simply typing "abcdef...." does not give the proper effect as it is not in word/sentence format.

Here are the names of the fonts in the order as shown in the image:

Aldine401 Bt Italic
AlphabetSoup Tilt BT
Americana BT Roman
BakerSignet BT Roman
Belwe Lt BT Light
Calligraph421 BT Roman
CandyBits BT
Cataneo Lt BT Light
Chianti BT Roman
Cooper Lt BT Light
CopprplGoth BT Roman
HolidayPi BT

12 fonts
Fonts as Symbols or Images  

Yes, the letters in a particular font can be used as an image! The font is generally made up of symbols rather than acutal letters. Check out the CandyBits & HolidayPi fonts above. Each of the images can be inserted as a symbol. To review the steps see the Learning Center Course 6 Lesson 6 steps 4 - 7.

Below are some of my examples of using the HolidayPi font inserted as images.

Snowman ghost

heart dradle

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Files Free For You!

     
Click on the file(s) you wish to have. Save them to your desktop. Go to your desktop. Right-click on the file, select Copy. Go to My Computer>C Drive>Windows>Fonts. When the Font folder is open, select Edit>Paste. The new font has now been installed.

Aldine401 Bt Italic

tt0303m_.ttf

AlphabetSoup Tilt BT

tt1255m_.ttf

Americana BT Roman

tt0498m_.ttf

BakerSignet BT Roman

tt1152m_.ttf

Belwe Lt BT Light

tt1022m_ttf

Calligraph421 BT Roman

tt1139m_.ttf

CandyBits BT

tt1400m_.ttf

Cataneo Lt BT Light

tt0951m_.ttf

Chianti BT Roman

tt1210m_.ttf

Cooper Lt BT Light

tt0575m_.ttf

CopprplGoth BT Roman

tt0420m_.ttf

HolidayPi BT

tt9832l_.ttf

Please send questions and comments to laseru@laserbits.com

Kathryn