My Font Reference Book

fonts in progress

I have a fondness for fonts and types. This isn’t news to most.

I decided, though, that I needed a faster process to choose which font works best with which project – instead of sampling them all every time.

I sorted my fonts by colour and type – Serif (has the little tails on it), Sans Serif (no tails), playful, handwritten, block letters, script, symbols/shapes, themed, grunge and new. I had considered giving a sample of every letter, but found using the font name made more sense and took up far less space on each card. I then laminated each one, punched a hole and added a ribbon to tie them together.

I love it.

(my fonts consist of default mac fonts and the plethora of free fonts I’ve downloaded from