Font Inspiration

First off a big thanks to Kim who commented on Josh’s post about the site fontspace.com as a place to go to download free fonts. What I liked about the site was the different categories you could search through. I searched a lot of 1940s, World War, and Army tags to find two that I might use.

My final project will discuss the condition of Europe in the aftermath of WWII and the aid that the C.A.R.E. organization provided to struggling European. I began to pull images to use as inspiration for choosing a font. I want a font that will evoke the WWII propaganda posters and the C.A.R.E boxes themselves.

Here’s my inspiration board:

Pearl Harbor
Still from U.S. Navy newsreel about the bombing of Pearl Harbor

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I found a couple that I liked, though I don’t think I’m completely happy with them.

What’s your inspiration?

I commented on Lacey’s blog.

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2 Responses to Font Inspiration

  1. Tam says:

    Your final project sounds very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out. And as for fontspace, I love that site for precisely the same reason. It makes things so much easier when you can easily locate era-appropriate categories of fonts.

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