Wordmark.it {How to Choose Fonts}

by Chris on February 1, 2013

I’m blogging better today (Thanks, Beth!) and sharing a new site I’m in love with! In recent weeks I’ve become a bit obsessed with new fonts. We’re talking’ hog wild obsessed. They’re addictive. The only problem is remembering what each one looks like when you want to inset it into something you’re typing. Enter stage left: Wordmark. 

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It’s not the fanciest site in the world, but it will change your life. Yup–bein’ dramatic. In the box on top of the screen, you type in any word you want, and it will show you what that word looks like in every font that’s on your computer. I repeat. Every font on…your…computer. I typed in “ABCDEFG”, and below is a screenshot of some of my fonts.

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Fonts can vary so much based on lower case/upper case that it’s fun to see what a word (doodle, frame, border) will look like when you type it in.

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They also have a “negative” option so you can see what it looks like in reverse–meaning black background with white lettering. You can also change the font size to see it larger or smaller. I’m telling’ ya. It’s simple and straight forward, but it’s a game-changer if you like to do different fonts on your pictures or projects.

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Don’t blame me when you find yourself wasting way too much time typing in random words. Not that you would do that. Have fun!

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{ 18 comments }

Cindy February 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Heaven bless you for sharing this! I love fonts and have way too many and waste way too much time trying to find “the right font.” Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Laree @ Ever Heard Of Euless February 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

THAT IS SO COOL! (and yes, I know I sound like a 13 year old when I scream like that.)

I do this all the time . . . in WordPerfect! but that site is so much easier, and faster and really better too. Thank you so much for sharing this, it will make a huge difference in my digi scrapbooking.

Rachel February 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Oh my goodness – I kid you not, I was working in Photoshop (just got it a few weeks ago) and I was so frustrated because I needed a better way to see all of my fonts. Haha, literally, this post could not have been more perfect. Seriously, thank you for sharing!!

Kara February 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Whoa, that was awesome! I re-discovered some fonts that I totally forgot I had. Thanks so much for sharing this Chris! It’s gonna be so helpful. :)

Barbara Grooms February 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Hey, tried it, that was fun. I think I’ll pick Edwardian Script for a while. Pretty. Loved the picture on FB of Olivia chatting with me! too cute. Love Mom

Rebecca Portsmouth February 2, 2013 at 5:58 am

What a great tip! Thanks so much :)

Bossy Betty February 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

Oh yes! LOVED this! I am fascinated with fonts.

BusyBee Emily February 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

You were NOT kidding….LIFE CHANGING!! Thanks for the awesome tip!! Your blog is cute…just found it today…will be perusing…

Lisa February 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I’ve been needing something like this for A LONG TIME!! Thanks for sharing. I’d love to hear about what some of your favorite fonts are. You had some fun looking ones on your screen shot. Thanks!

Teri S February 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Beyond AWESOME!!! Now I can use some different ones besides my same old “go to fonts”!

Judy H. February 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Is there a cost for this?

Miss Kitty February 3, 2013 at 4:34 am

Thanks for sharing this site. I went over there but being the computer dummy that I am, I’m kinda confused about it. Do you create an account then download (like I would know how to do that) your fonts into your Wordmark account and then look at the options on THAT website and decide which font to use and come back over to your own computer to actually use the font?

Tricia February 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Oh my goodness! You have just made my life so much easier! I usually have the hardest time choosing fonts but this makes it so easy. I’ve even found some fonts that I forgot I downloaded.

Katie February 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Love it! I’ve been using another site that is pretty much the same as this, but it’s one major drawback is that it doesn’t list the fonts in alphabetic order (which can be so annoying!). The good thing it does do though is that it will load all of your fonts with just one click, rather than having to load a group of fonts at a time. And when you have thousands of fonts, that’s a nice perk!! The site is http://flippingtypical.com/# Weird name I know, but I promise it’s good!

Katie February 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Oh man, just realized you CAN alphabetize on http://flippingtypical.com/#. Sweet! However, you can’t use the negative space or change the font size. :)

Jo Ann Woods February 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

AMAZING–is all I can say.

Susan February 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Thank you so very much for this! It will save me so much time – or will it??? Ha ha ha ha ha :O)

Jennypher February 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

I am obsessed with fonts too! It’s ART in letter form! :-) That was a life-changing post! You just gave me back a few years of my life from all the time I will save! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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