Help me find a font for my Con Badge.
Here’s a Con Badge:
Look at the right-hand badge
Here’s the character:
Mike with some color added.
Now find a font that goes well with that character to go on my AnthroCon badge. Don’t you love how I order people around? 🙂
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#1 by Joshua on February 7, 2011 - 7:19 AM
There’s one I do like. It’s called Geek A Byte. But if anyone can think of a better one, please let me know.
#2 by Chadwick on February 7, 2011 - 12:51 PM
It’s a tough assignment. There’s a lot of potentially good fonts—Orange Fizz being the first to come to mind—that present a good combination of character and legibility. But that character part is what makes it hard; it really speaks to your (or Mike’s) character, the font you choose. Is it fun, flirty, playful? Serious, stoic? A real workhorse? Serif-y? I mean, as appropriate as it seems to suggest Joshs Font or SF Ferretopia for this, I’m not sure I could properly capture Mike with a font the way you could.
But Geek A Byte could definitely work.
#3 by Chadwick on February 7, 2011 - 12:52 PM
Or maybe I’m crazy and reading too much into things.
#4 by Joshua on February 7, 2011 - 1:11 PM
Orange Fizz is a bit too impact-y and high-strung. Well, ferrets are high-strung.
Joshs Font – Meh – too rounded. For me personally, yes – ’cause I’m all roundy. But for Mike, no – he’s all skinny and slinky.
I do like SF Ferretopia. I’ll add that one to the list of possibilities right behind Geek A Byte. I fear that Geek A Byte may be too cartoonish. But then again, the art style that I hope to end up with is very cartoonish so it might work.
Thanks for the help in this.
#5 by Joshua on February 7, 2011 - 1:13 PM
As much as I like SF Ferretopia, it’s a bit condensed. That can be fixed but the tall, narrow letters may make it harder to read at a distance. I do really like it, though. I think I’ll move it to the top of my list.
#6 by Chadwick on February 7, 2011 - 3:11 PM
Well, depending how this is to be put to paper, as it were, is it possible to stretch it a bit horizontally before use? Dunno how it would necessarily look in that case, but it might be a thought.
#7 by Chadwick on February 7, 2011 - 12:53 PM
Also, completely unrelated: There’s currently polka music coming through my wall, and it sounds as though it’s coming from outside my window, but I think it might be the guy next door. I’m almost positive it’s not the contractors working upstairs..
#8 by Joshua on February 7, 2011 - 1:08 PM
LOL. Well, go dance with whomever is playing.
#9 by Andrew D. on February 7, 2011 - 2:15 PM
Comic Sans! Always moar Comic Saaaaaaans!
Seriously, though, throw my vote down for SF Ferretopia.
#10 by Chadwick on February 7, 2011 - 3:12 PM
Comic Sans always implied to me that there should be a Comic Serif.
#11 by Joshua on February 7, 2011 - 4:41 PM
#12 by Andrew on February 7, 2011 - 2:45 PM
Check out the website – http://www.dafont.com. I use it periodically along with smashingmagazine.com to try and find decent fonts whether I want a more professional looking one or not.
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