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I would love some suggestions on fonts you use to journal. I am usually good with fonts and use all different types for titles, dates and word strips. But for journaling it has been super hard to branch out! I want it to be easily read and clean, not too cutesy or fancy. I almost always use Century Gothic and I am just so tired of using it all the time! I will also use a typewritter style now and then, but I am looking for some good strong fonts that you ladies use. Thanks in advance for any help!!!
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:46 PM
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So one my kids has several learning disorders and we discovered, after printing a couple of albums, that she can't read the journaling. This year, I've decided to ONLY use Traveling Typewriter because it's a font that EVERYONE can read--including aging grandparents
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:47 PM
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I have a custom font of my handwriting that I like to use a lot. If I'm not using that- my other go-to's are Lifesavers & Albertsthal Typewriter

I will add- I'm a total font hoarder & these are just the ones I've been using lately- until a new fave comes along!
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:48 PM
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I had my own handwriting turned into a font for when i want my journaling to look as realistic as possible. I don't much care for my own handwriting though so often I'll use one of DJB's fonts or I'll use Abadi MT (light) for my pocket pages.
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Old 04-23-2020, 02:12 PM
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Century Gothic is one of my faves too, but when I want a more handwritten look (but still easy to read) my go to's are:

Ink Free font:



KG Miss Kindergarten font (I probably use this one the most):



Coming Soon font:



Night in Rome font:



Nexa Light font:



DJB Number 2 Pencil font by Darcy Baldwin:


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Great thread!

I personally use my own handwriting font for 99.5% of my journaling, i had it made years ago when Darcy was still here.

I love all those Jacinda shared. I need to download some of those, because I do like to use things like that for titles, and weirdly for layouts I'm doing in my all about me album, I don't always use my handwriting for that. I will use century gothic I'm doing like facts about a place or something.
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I love DJB's fonts. I mostly use Journal Your Life Script.
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I love threads about fonts!!
I spend WAY too much time deciding on a font to use for my journaling.

I've considered using the same font all the time, but I love trying to match the font with the LO theme. It would save A LOT of time, though.

Jacinda, thank you for sharing these!! I picked up several new ones!
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Oh my gosh ladies I am loving all this feedback! Thank you so much!!!!!!!
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I want to add Architect's Daughter
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I use a lot of different fonts. Never the same. lol
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I use a lot of different fonts. Never the same. lol
me too!!!!! and I'm pretty sure I have every font Darcy ever released LOL!
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:39 AM
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I mostly use „the Liana“ by Heather Joyce for journaling
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I use Special Elite...



I love typewriter fonts
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:15 AM
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I use KG When Oceans Rise for my travel album




And I use Josefin Slab Regular for my yearbook

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Old 04-24-2020, 06:20 AM
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I always use the same font, and it makes my life much easier! I will sometimes use other fonts for title work or subtitles/dates. My font is called Typewriter Condensed.

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Old 04-24-2020, 11:17 AM
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My go to: All Things Pink, Alexis Marie, Anjelika Rose, Georgia Belle, Give it Your Heart, Hello Annie, and Isabelle Layne. They are very similar.

I am a font hoarder and tend to go through phases where I will only use print fonts, then it will be script fonts. I do like to mix it up but have my faves.
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:59 PM
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Century Gothic is one of my faves too, but when I want a more handwritten look (but still easy to read) my go to's are:

Ink Free font:



KG Miss Kindergarten font (I probably use this one the most):



Coming Soon font:



Night in Rome font:



Nexa Light font:



DJB Number 2 Pencil font by Darcy Baldwin:

thank you jacinda for those great suggestions. I really like the first two fonts and have already downloaded them.
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I am like Wendy. I've found that my journaling is hard to read in some of my old albums when I chose froufier fonts, so I am choosing fonts that are extremely readable for most stuff now. I like American Typewriter for my serif journaling font and century gothic for my sans serif. Still trying to find a good handwritten font - my handwriting is very messy, so no one will ever think that any handwritten font in my journaling is mine LOL I'm just looking for something very readable. I like Jacinda's suggestions above!
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I love typewriter fonts
This is my go-to font! I love typewriter fonts too.
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I love fonts thread!
I also spend a lot of time deciding what fonts to use but I have few favorites :

Pickandroll font :



Funiko font (I found this in one of typography challenge) :





hello ali : (I think someone mentioned this font here)




I just realized they all look similar
I also like VeggieBurger font, Just the way you are font and for typewriter fonts I like Tight writer, travelling typewriter and 1942 report
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Oh my I LOVE fonts.... I have so many... but I tend to have favorite that I use for a while then move on to new favorite.
Currently Buttercup is my fave for titles. And I LOVE KG fonts and handwritten fonts for my journaling.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:32 PM
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Love checking out new fonts! But I tend to use the same one for journaling. I sometimes branch out for titles or a layout. Like Wendy, I have a kiddo with dyslexia and dysgraphia and he can't read script. My go-to is Love You Like a Sister https://www.dafont.com/love-ya-like-a-sister.font
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A few months ago I spent a lot of time scouring font sites for something that was relatively compact and would remain easily readable at a small size. On my Project Life pages I have sooo much text to squeeze in! My favorite ended up being KG Thinking Out Loud. It looks like a chunky, big font, but it can go surprisingly small and still be very easy to read.



I also use Hollywood Starfire a lot. I think it may have been from an SSD challenge a few years ago. It's easy to read and fits on lots of different page styles, but if I test the same text in this and KG Thinking Out Loud, I can fit in more text legibly with the KG font.



I use these fonts for almost all my journaling. I also don't use scripts, except maybe for a word or two in titlework. My kids find all scripts much harder to read than print and at small sizes I think they're usually hard to read.
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My favorite is any style of typewriter font. But sometimes I will change the font based on the layout. If it's a girly layout- scripty font. I used a pieces of eight font for my pirates layouts. It really just depends on if I want something more themed. Otherwise, it's typewriter!
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I've been using this one a lot lately:
https://www.dafont.com/generally-speaking.font (regular).
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https://www.dafont.com/generally-speaking.font (regular).
I love Brittany Murphy fonts.
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Once again... thank you all so so much. I do a lot of font searching and collecting but with just this one thread I now have so many instant go-to journaling fonts! It's like Christmas and Birthday all rolled into one!
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You guys are feeding my font addiction. I'm still using some old Fonts for Peas fonts. But I'm loading up here...
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I use TXT Annesia for 90% of my journaling.
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I love Special Elite for a typewriter font. I use Open Sans Condensed a lot. It's a great font for legible reading, and it's good when you need to squeeze in a lot of info in a small space. I use it in my design work quite often as well for things like wordy strips.
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My favorite journaling font is Minya Nouvelle! I try to pick different ones but always come back to this.
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I have way too many fonts (but really, is there SUCH a thing?! LOL!) So I use whatever font I find that strikes my fancy at the moment!!
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Darcy made my handwriting into a font. There's 2! You can find them on dafont.com now

DJB Brit's Thin Pen
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Same here !! I love collecting fonts
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