View Full Version : You Know You're a Font Addict When:

01-10-2008, 06:37 AM
You know you have a serious font addiction when..........

* ....you have a folder on your HD with 1,2 gigabytes of fonts, and those
are only the *unsorted* ones

* ....your heart skips a beat when you see a cheap font CD in the computer

* ....you realize that even though the CD offers 1250 fonts, it will only
increase your total collection with 2%

* ....your computer isnt finished unzipping font collections when you get up
in the morning

* ....you try to find a specific font on your CDs, but you have so many font
CDs that you cannot even find the CD which the font is on

* ....you have more font management tools and font viewers installed than
emails received per day

* ....you are unable to help finding a cool font for your friend's birthday
invitation because you "never look at the fonts, just collect them"

* ....you are printing font previews and you run out of paper even if you
bought a stack of 10 feet of paper yesterday

* ....think that the font preview in Word is the coolest feature of any
software, period!

* ....you ask a lady/gentleman home to look at your font collection

* ....you are browsing the Yellow Pages - but not for plumbers or
car repair - because you seem to maybe recall that there possibly was a cool
font there once, and you REALLY need to have it, just in case!

* ....you buy the latest Corel Draw suite for 360 dollars but you browse the
fonts first and it takes you 6 weeks to actually install Corel Draw

* ....you realize that in all the last 5 Corel Draw suites you have bought,
there was not one new font compared to your collection

* ....the list of fonts that cannot be deleted from Windows is longer than
the list of your buddies, and you cant even find your buddy list

* ....people you have never heard of contacts you out of the blue and ask
you to help them finding "Senatus Heavy Bold" and you send back the entire
family of 56 Senatus fonts (and 13 that looks like Senatus)

* ....you achieve multiple orgasms when seeing your own handwriting as a
font because you learned how to use Font Creator 3.1

* ....your returning wet dream is to meet Gutenberg's crew who carved out
the typefaces for the first printed book

* ....you are on first name basis with the guy whop develops fonts for
printing money (and he's ugly as shit, but hey!! He makes the money fonts!!)

* ....you order broadband internet because "all those fonts from Yahoogroups
demand high-speed downloading, even though I am only in 23 font groups"

* ....your daily posting limit to all those 23 Yahoogroups is met before

* ....you make a general inquiry about a software that can compare files for
type and size, and people immediately respond "so your font collection is
growing, eh?"

* ....your first attempt at hacking the school's computer is not to improve
your grades or get a copy of an industrial strength 3D software, but to copy
all *.ttf files you can find

* ....you have your fonts backed up on CDs stored in a bank, but not your marriage licence and kids' photos

* ....you can make a list like this about font addiction and you realize
that most of the items are self experienced

Courtesy of By Glenn Folkvord (glenn@folkvord.net)

01-10-2008, 08:56 AM
Oh how funny these are and yes I will be one of the first to admit that I am addicted to fonts and I keep adding more and more to my collection but I keep using the same ones over and over. I have said it before and I will say it again...Hi my name is Gwen and I am a FONTAHOLIC....:)

Aussie Pam
01-10-2008, 09:11 AM
Fontaholic here......but my saving grace for my computers smooth running is that I don't install the fonts , I have them in folders in My Documents and open a few and minimize them so the fonts will show up in my graphics program, use the font I want then close them.

01-10-2008, 01:59 PM
LOL!! funny list. :D I like to collect fonts. I even *just* found out that the free fonts from another site don't require the software, you just open them to unzip...and I've been collecting there for 2 years. ROFL I don't have quite THAT many ^^ but I do have a folder dedicated to new fonts.

01-10-2008, 03:59 PM
I've never considered myself a font addict but when I watch a movie I may not know who any of the actors are but I can tell you which font they used for the titles and credits :)

01-11-2008, 11:33 PM
I am a font addict who could use a 12 step program... delete a couple at each step maybe...

01-12-2008, 06:22 AM
that list is so funny! Although I do love fonts, I have not graduated to the font addict status as of yet.. still working on it :)