1e. Of the 5 font styles I’ve chosen, this one is my Favorite. I like the full letter shapes, the ‘o’ is just slightly out of round, and the bit of line that extends beyond where the letter parts join is not so exaggerated. I really like the kerning and the ‘r’ doesn’t crowd the ‘i’.
Immediately upon viewing this font, CF Diamonds, it reminded me of Ancient Greek style letters. The story of the lost city of. Atlantis originated with the Ancient Greeks.
I use to play with calligraphy pens when I was a teenager. I remember trying my name in several styles similar to this one. As a sign painter, I once used a similar style to paint a name sign for someone’s home.
For a serif font type, I much prefer this transitional font over Times New Roman. While the ‘r’ also crowds the ‘i’, in general I find the letter shapes to be fuller in proportion and more pleasing to my eye.
1f. I believe this is a Humanist Sans. I’ve included it because it is available to me on Office Word which I do a lot of writing with. It is my writing font of choice. Note it is quite similar to Core Humanist Sans. I would swap the 2 if Core was available to me. I like Core even better.
Font iconography. In the definition of the word ‘iconography’, note that it includes the following statement: “the study or INTERPRETATION of”. A skilled graphic artist will interpret and use images, icons, and fonts to create a message that impacts the viewer.
2a. This is the most obvious choice to express the phrase, Bang, Your Dead. It’s a large, bold lettering style, in this case Arial black. Using this type of font, it feels like the phrase is being shouted or that something powerful and dramatic is happening. Too easy.
2b. Hell Bar font has a spikey outline. Using my artistic interpretation, I noted it also looks like exploding letters, and gives the phrase visual impact. Minion Pro Condensed Bold Italic is a leaning font, like someone falling over. The diminishing size of each letter gives a sense of a diminishing life in the victim.
2c. Hell Bar and Docktrin fonts. Viewed closely, Hell Bar has serifs that can still be made out even with the spiky effect. The Doctrin font has serifs too and a classic Western style, evocative of a western gunfight. The deteriorating black color fill of the font is evocative of a diminishing life force.
2e. Hell Bar and Blood Lust fonts. This one is a ‘no-brain er’. Bang! You’re shot and then the blood dripping font of the dead victim. I made the Blood Lust fonts smaller and placed them higher so that the bottom of the blood drops are close with the bottom of the Hell Bar font. It makes them seem drippier.
2g. The Zombified font has this very disturbing coating to it, like blood and droplets splashing out of it. And the large, block letters, all upper case, evoke a powerful message, a warning. Truly, a vampire attack would be a brutal and bloody affair.
This font is a no brainer for the phrase and there are many similar ones to choose from. I selected this particular one because the exaggerated pointy parts of some of the letters invoke images of the infamous vampire fangs.
2i. Doodle Gum by imagex. The phrase usually references deserts and sweet treats. The font, Doodle Gum, doesn’t look like any gum shape I’m familiar with. It does remind me of donut, candy, and cookie shapes, and all are sweet and spicy. The different shapes and doodle designs evoke variety in coatings and flavors (spices).