Friday, 25 January 2013

Font fiddling

Thank you as always for kind words - I will do another post one day about some other Arts and Crafts bits and bobs in our home.  I think that our gate came out as the winner! Dom's hard work paid off....I shall pass that on.

 These letters come from an old game - a copycat equivalent of Scrabble - I like this font greatly


This game dates from the 50s and you can tell that they were trying to modernise the game with a more 'fancy' font and reversed the black on white of Scrabble


 Font full frontal !





I note that dear Pam questioned my residency so nipped outside and took a photo of the plaque by the front doo.....


Not a very good photo but I hope that it puts your mind at rest Pam!!


Ending with the more 'conventional' Scrabble font - an old 'film' that I made very badly..it took a while for me to figure out how to do it

video

This Scrabble board and the older cardboard letters have been kept since childhood - replete with brown Sellotape keeping the box together!

Keep warm this weekend

13 comments:

  1. Great font! Have you identified it? Possibly of the Times Font family? X Joan

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  2. Hello:
    What a blockbuster of a film? When can we expect it "at a cinema near you"??

    Your undoubted skills with modern technology leave us feeling as if we are in the dark ages - perhaps we are!

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  3. It looks like a 'Wild West' sort of font...you know, like it should spell SALOON and there should be cowboys swaggering about. :)

    Love it.

    (I am a bit of a font freak - you should see how many I have in my font library!! - font browsing is a weakness and something I often spend hours doing, of an evening. Beats the crapola on the telly.)

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  4. Oh my 'word', you have a scrabble collection as well, we must share the same sunbeam! I also have a cornucopia of Lexicon and Kan-U-Go, and have resorted to using Countdown for my signs so I don't spoil any more old sets. Is there cure for ABC OCD ?

    Eco Ethel xx

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  5. Very clever little video Jenny. I thought you wanted to change the font on your blog, I quite fancy doing something different on mine but dont know how to.

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  6. Your video is so clever and so interesting to see an earlier version of scrabble!
    Sarah x

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  7. Great font.. I have a favourite old set of plastic letters as my blog title! Lizzie

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  8. what a lovely little video - I dont know if I would have had the patience to do it! Faye

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  9. Good Evening Jenny,a "fizzgogling"(got the word from a t.v advert,sure it means amazing!)video,you must have extraordinary!! patience.I sooo look forward to your posts,they brighten my day!Warm regards Pam.

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  10. Hello Jenny. I was given a great book about fonts ' Just my Type' and I've been intrigued ever since. I love your little video! Jane xx

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  11. I've just been catching up on posts and I love all the heart shapes around your home (previous post)- I seem to have a habit of collecting things in the shape of a heart! The renovated gate is absolutely gorgeous though.

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  12. I'm loving the typeface on those 'not Scrabble' tiles! (I'm always fascinated by type! I'm doing some font fiddling myself just now.)

    Fab little video :D

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  13. This post so reminds me of a favorite Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, movie filmed in England. Letters rearranged, a husband suspected, "Murder"! Love that movie, love your fonts! Elizabeth

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