In my previous post, Principles of Page Design: Selecting Journaling Fonts, I explained some principles for selecting journaling fonts and for designing journaling on your scrapbook layouts. I promised to follow up with a post linking you to some of my favorite journaling fonts. This hasn’t been an easy task! After all, I am almost but not quite ashamed to admit, I have over 12,000 fonts in my font collection. (Hello, everyone. My name is Neisha and I am a fontaholic.) I managed to narrow down my choices for serif, sans-serif, handwritten, and script journaling fonts, but will split them into four posts. This post features some of my favorite serif fonts that work well for journaling. Future posts will list some great sans-serif, script and handwritten fonts.
I enjoy using serif fonts for my journaling because the serifs (little hooks on the letters) make text so friendly and readable. From classic fonts like Garamond to newer fonts like Nueva STD, a serif font is sure to meet your journaling needs. Here are some of my favorite serif fonts. Some are free for download while others may already be installed on your computer.
Simonetta: I love the one-sided serifs and calligraphic feel of this font.
Mary Jane: An antique feel and lots of variations make Mary Jane a winner.
High Tower Text: My favorite character in this font is the lowercase e. I love how it slants!
Happy Phantom: Happy Phantom reminds me of a traditional newsprint font that is laughing!
Goudy Old Style: This text font was designed in 1915 by Frederic W. Goudy.
Footlight MT Light: Unique characteristics make Footlight MT Light a stand-out serif font.
Flare Light Gothic: The small serifs give this font a streamlined and modern feel.
Bodoni MT: Bodoni features thicker letters than most serif fonts.
VT Portable Remington: This is one of my favorite typewriter fonts.
St Nicholas: I love the antique feel and curly cues on this font.
Minion Pro: A great font for lots of text.
Georgia: Did you know that this font was used for the Atlanta Olympic Games logo?
Garamond: JK Rowling’s publisher used this highly readable font for most of her Harry Potter books.
Century Schoolbook: Another highly readable font perfect for print applications.
Prestige Elite: Another fabulous typewriter font with great serifs!
Nueva: Great serif font with a funky feel.I enjoyed sharing some (but not all) of my favorite serif journaling/text fonts. Watch for my next posts which will link you up to my choices for sans-serif, script, and handwritten fonts to use on your next layout!
I’m always on the hunt for new fonts. Please share your favorite serif journaling/text fonts and link us up in the comments!