Fontaholic of the Year (2000) submission
Jordan's (1 Stop Fonts) response to submission: "Nancy, just have to say..... ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!! I literally started laughing uncontrollably at the statue of liberty part. :) Can't lose my unbiased judge status, but must say that I hope you win! :) Seeya, -Jordan"
Hi, my name is Nancy and I'm a fontaholic. My husband keeps threatening to put me into a 12-step program, but I don't want to get better. I enjoy my addiction!! I regularly cruise my favorite font sites, downloading with abandon. I admit it -- I'm hooked. If I don't get my daily font fix... well, let's just say you don't want to be within 50 miles of me.
My motto has always been "You can't have too many fonts." (Along with "You can't have too many graphics, too much RAM and hard disk space, or too many cats.") I have an enormous font collection--on top of the over 3300 fonts that sit resident on my hard drive, I have several CDs full (not to mention all my graphics applications and collections that came with their own sets of faces). But it's never enough. To paraphrase the Statue of Liberty's famous inscription: "Give me your serif, your sans serif, your elegant script and display faces, the wretched grunge fonts of your collection."
As a typesetter/graphic designer by trade, typefaces are my life. As if my font collection were not enough, I collect examples of the written word throughout the ages. One of my prize possessions is a small-scale museum reproduction of the Rosetta Stone -- it hangs on the wall opposite my desk at work. Another cherished piece is a poster by the great logo designer Mike Manoogian -- I've been writing to him, trying to convince him to digitize his magnificent hand-lettered faces.
As to supporting the font community, I'm afraid I'm more a user. I've yet to take that magnificent step and create a face of my own. But I do maintain a collection of favorite font links on my company's website and have paid for fonts -- both commercial (like the beautiful Rubino) and shareware (like the fun Puzzleface). One of these days I'll get up the courage to delve into my Fontographer package and make my own. Perhaps earning this coveted title might just give me the confidence I need. If I do win, I promise to give you my first born face.
Yours in type,
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