adventures in dysthymia

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I'M ADDICTED to fonts...yes, I'll admit it. I must have been a printer in a former life (that or a sommelier!). The temptation is always there to load down my computer with hundreds (thousands?) of fonts. I spend hours browsing typefaces online. Is there a twelve step (or twelve point) program for people like me? Do I need to go cold turkey and only use Arial the rest of my life?

Anyway, I was trying to find the font that I used in my Peripheral Vision magazine logo -- I had it on my defunct computer but not now. And I didn't remember what it was named! Searching was frustrating but I finally found a site with font recognition software and figured out that it is 'Display Intense.' Probably -- I think I've got it right. Unfortunately, it is only available as a twenty-some dollar download and it's certainly not worth that to me so I'm looking for similar (and free?). I've no idea how it ended up on the computer in the first place, whether it came original or was installed with some program or another. I've managed to find replacements for most of the other fonts I lost.

In the mean time, I found far too many interesting new fonts and I want them all!

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