One Legged Donkey

Bailey with the letter OFor the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m having Fun with Fonts. Each day I’ll feature a few I like based on either the look of the font or its name. I’ll also pick a font to inspire one of my tweet tales

As I’ve been perusing the fonts, I’ve seen a lot that look like blood or some other nasty substance dripping down a wall. I guess there’s a big demand for bloody fonts because of Halloween and horror movie/novel franchises. As a horror kind of gal, I love them all, but what I really like about this one is the name. Instead of going with an on-the-nose name like Bloodthirsty, Zombie Slayer, or It’s Dripping, this one has the more intriguing moniker Oh No Not Again. Not what again? Are you being attacked by a creature you didn’t defeat the first time? Are you turning into a monster and slaughtering innocents? Or do you just have recurring nosebleeds? So many possibilities in this font and its name.
Oh No Not Again
 
In addition to loving horror, I also love the ocean. If I ever become a millionaire best selling novelist, I’m totally buying a house with an Ocean View.
Ocean View
 
Old Stamper looks exactly like what the name says. Now I want to use red ink and come up with all kinds of silly rejections to print across things. 
Old Stamper
 
I don’t know what it is about Occoluchi, but I just keep staring at it. It’s not particularly intricate or fancy, but I really like it. I googled Occoluchi to see if it had a special meaning, but the only hits that came up were for the font itself. So if you know what it means, please let me know in the comments.
Occoluchi
 
I also had to google the font that’s inspiring today’s tweet tale: One Legged Donkey. It’s such an absurd phrase that I was worried it might actually mean something that would turn my blog from PG to R rated. Mr. Google informed that it is a leg exercise and also a series of jokes:
 
What do you call a donkey with one leg?
A wonkey donkey
 
What do you call a donkey with one leg and one eye?
A winkey wonkey donkey
 
What do you call a donkey with one leg and one eye while breaking wind?
A stinkey winkey wonkey donkey 
 
So it appears to be safe, and while the font isn’t very exciting, I do love the silly name.
One Legged Donkey
On the canyon trail, my donkey refuses to move. I cajole, yell, threaten to make him a 1-legged freak. I go on my own & the trail crumbles.
 
What do you think of these fonts? Do they inspire any stories in your mind? How Outstanding is Bailey with her letter O?

Comments

MCV EGAN's picture

WOW The Ocean View just ROCKS! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Thanks for swinging by my cyber digs

Lexa Cain's picture

The donkey jokes are pretty pitiful, but the fonts are fabulous! I wish I had a huge file of fonts that would work in my GIMP program. All the great ones you've shown us are making me envious!

Carrie-Anne's picture

Occoluchi is my favorite. I could imagine it on an old movie advertisement poster.

Liz Brownlee's picture

I also love fonts!

I have found that many have names, if contentious, that 'hint' at their provenance (also if they are very similar to a font used commercially, for instance for the Simpsons or something like that). I think Occoluchi is meant to suggest 'Occult' as it has elements of playing card design - Tarot etc.

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Medeia Sharif's picture

I don't see myself using any of these except Old Stamper.

Nana Prah's picture

I love ocean view. I could see it in a nice turquoise blue instead of black and white.

Victoria Goddard's picture

I'm so glad you came by my blog so I discovered yours! What a cool idea for the A-to-Z Challenge! I love the idea of exploring fonts this way. (And who knows, maybe I'll find some neat ones for my own purposes too.) Also: the names that font designers come up with. Amazing.

Crystal Collier's picture

I love them all today. One legged Donkey is especially rocktastic. Where are you finding all these, and are they up for grabs, or do they have special licencing on them?

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Jocelyn Rish's picture

It seems like the love is spread pretty evenly through the O fonts, with maybe Ocean View having a slight lead.

If anyone is interested in using these fonts, you can find them at: http://www.1001freefonts.com/

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