Site feeling a little sad? Blog feeling a little blah? Today I’m going to walk you through an easy fix that will instantly perk up the look of your web presence: change your logo font!
This one simple change can make a HUGE difference to the look of your site – but often, it either doesn’t occur to us to try it, or we just don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding the perfect font (you might spend hours hunting, only to fall into what I call “the font vortex”).
Plus, if you’re not a “real designer”, it’s easy to doubt yourself and assume that you don’t know the first thing about this stuff. That’s where this article comes in. 🙂
We’ll begin by taking the guesswork out of the process by introducing you to 10 fun, free, can’t-miss fonts you’ve likely never seen before. All you have to do is pick the one you like best, and then follow my instructions to put it into place on your blog or site. It’ll be inspiring, it’ll be fast, and it’ll totally change the way you think about your little slice of the World Wide Web.
So without further ado, let’s meet the fonts!
Fun Font #1: Sail
This happy, preppy font is on the feminine side without being frilly. Try it on your fashion or photography site to modernize your design in a jiffy.
Fun Font #2: Love Ya Like A Sister
This font would be stellar on a kid-oriented blog, or an educational site that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Fun Font #3: Londrina Outline
The hand-drawn design trend shows no sign of slowing down these days, and if that’s the route you’re going with your Thesis site, you need a light, quirky font. This one is just unusual enough to be eye-catching, but it’s still nice and legible.
Fun Font #4: Francois One
Like a clean look, but sick of those old standbys, Helvetica, Arial, and Verdana? This font is a great alternative. Think of it as the strong, silent type of this list.
Fun Font #5: Amatic
This all-caps font is light on pretension and high on character. Lighthearted and unassuming, I could see this working well on a cooking or travel site.
Fun Font #6: Graduate
Love football – or at least the keg parties that go along with it? This masculine font will have your visitors thinking back to their college days.
Fun Font #7: IM Fell DW Pica SC
This one doesn’t have the catchiest name, but it’s definitely got a unique look: kinda like an old wax seal. This would be just the thing for a history-themed site.
Fun Font #8: Emilys Candy
When it’s gotta be girly, this font never disappoints. You’ll femme up your site in a heartbeat with these little hearts and curlicues.
Fun Font #9: League Script
This elegant script font has a swingy, European feel. Try it on a site that needs a breath of fresh air.
Fun Font #10: Fanwood Text
For the traditionalists: if you like the look of “serif” fonts (those are the ones with the little “feet” on the letters), this one’s an awesome option for a subtle site update.
Just one warning: The right logo font will totally set the tone for your blog or site, so don’t be surprised if changing yours inspires you to do a total redesign! Luckily, because you’re running Thesis, doing that is a cinch. 🙂
Have fun out there – and beware the font vortex!