How to pick a font: Curly Quotes
By Jessica Albon
While working on an html email design for a client, I was playing with curly quotes to add some extra interest. This made me wonder which fonts other people love for their curly quotes. So I asked on Twitter and got great replies on how others pick a font for curly quotes. Yay.
I wanted to share some of my own favorites with you–so, here you have it, five great font choices for curly quotes. These are great if you’re designing inspirational business quotes, for instance, to share on social media (where such art is very popular). Curly quotes are also especially popular for pull quotes (those fancy “Here’s part of the article, set apart, for decoration” quotes you often seen in high-end design and magazines).
Garamond Bold curly quotes
Academy Engraved LET Thin curly quotes
Headline One curly quotes
Pigiarniq curly quotes
Guanine curly quotes
Whether you’re designing a motivational business quote to share, a pull quote for your website or in your email newsletter, or something else entirely, the font you choose for your curly quotes you use can make a big difference in your design–you’ll notice no other details changed (the colors and typeface of the quote itself are the same for each quote in the above images), and yet each quote has a different style. What’s more, with only five samples, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the possibilities that are out there for you.
By the way, if you’re not using pull quotes in your content, they’re a great way to add visual interest to blog posts and ebooks, too, especially when you don’t have applicable graphics. What’s more, people love to share well-designed business quotes, so creating them can help you spread your message far and wide.
It’s well worth your time to design (or hire a designer to design) a default quote style for your materials. This will give you something to use again and again for a nice, consistent look.
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