The last few days I’ve been working madly to come up with a logo for my short film. Like everything entailed in this project, it’s much easier said than done. It’s amazing how much we take for granted in this world, how much work it takes to make all the things that adorn our lives that goes unappreciated. Well, master logo makers of the Universe, I salute you.
I thought that using a free font found on the web would be a simple starting point for me. Little did I realize that an abyss of deadly web surfing was in store for me. Google “Free Font” and see what I mean. For a design junkie like me, every single font I stumble on is a new revelation. “Wow, I never thought to make a (insert letter) like that, I should definitely download this.” I think I inflated my font count by at least 500. Each individually downloaded. No joke. The breadth of choice is staggering, as you can see from the above images, catering to every whim you never knew you had (or want). It got to the point where I was like, “Wow! I will totally need that rope font if I have to make a Western-style theme web page for a small unknown boy’s birthday!” and “I don’t make my friends enough Hanukkah cards, I NEED THAT DREIDEL FONT!” It was a frenzy.
And what was I left with at the end? A dizzying array of choice that has left me paralyzed, unable to make a decision. Add the color choice and filters to the logo mix, and we…might never have a logo. Comic Sans anyone? And if anyone can think of a use for that flasher font, please offer it up. Sometime during the last few days I thought it was downloadable. Ugh.
I think I’ll include links to the best sites I found because…I want to ruin someone else’s life.