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11 Beautiful Fonts for Amazing Logos
I can almost guarantee that you have heard the phrase, “Content is King”. Yea, sure that’s true. But, many bloggers truly take that to heart and forget about other factors that have an influence on your blog such as branding, usability, and design.
I usually consider branding the hardest of these tasks since I am not a designer. But today, I would like to share with you 11 fonts that will help you make simplistic, elegant font-based logos for your blogs. It’s time to take charge of the design of your website!
The Showcase of Fonts
Below are some fonts that I believe would make for great, simplistic font-based logos. All of these fonts are either free to use, or have free licensing options at the time of this writing. Be sure to check, and comply with, any licensing that comes with these fonts ;)
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How to Create your Logo
Once you download these fonts, you now need to get them installed on your computer. I haven’t used a PC in several years, so I’m going to point you towards a support article from Microsoft that will help you install new fonts. For Mac users, it’s as easy as double clicking on the font you download then clicking install.
Once your font is installed, you can easily jump in Word, Photoshop, or any other program that lets you insert fonts to play with your logo. I personally suggest Photoshop for Windows and Mac since you will get extra features such as kerning, textures, and other transformations. But, you can get some basic font-based logos by just using a program such as Word.
Once you have your logo, you will need to export it to an image (JPG or PNG). If you are using Photoshop, use the Save for Web feature. If you are using a text editor like Word, it might be easier to take a screenshot (CMD + Shift + 4 for Macs).
This should be about it. You should now have a basic font-based logo to work with
This little guide should get you started creating your very own font-based logos. If you don’t see a font you like, don’t worry. There are plenty of places out there that have free, or cheap, fonts. One that I have recently fallen in love with is the League of Moveable Type. You The Designer also has a good roundup on handwritten fonts that would go well for personal blogs.
If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I will get back to you.