the ghosts come out to socialize
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Often around holidays there is a call for the perfect font for your perfect project. And while there are more options than you can pin out there, you can never find just the right one. Or, you think you have - until you go to write it.
Here's why: the fonts look perfect for the words they are typed in. I doubt anyone would love to use Jellyka for "Happy Halloween". The H is too oppressive. But typed as "Mr. Hyde Esq." it looks so creepy and elegant and...perfect for your project.
The key to finding "just the right font" is to know what you like and what you're looking for.
Start like this:
1. I want a font that has a touch of creep, but is not obvious.
2. I want a serif (or not, or something that looks handmade)
3. The type case will be (fill in the blank, all caps, all subs, a mix)
4. Do I want spacing in my letters? (ALL the texts above have a 50pt spacing to them; space is your friend)
5. The most important letter in my text is (fill in the blank)
6. Will I need a secondary font?
Now you can narrow what you're looking at. Now you can pay specific attention to a certain letter or series of letters. Now you might be able to see why "ghools & goblins" above is spelled with two "o"s and an ampersand, or why "pumpkin carving" is in all caps.
So I ask for you to take these font suggestions as they are. Use them if you can. And remember that without an orange background they look significantly less creepy.