Friday, January 06, 2012

Font Fun: Schoolbell

While organizing some of Gates' things, cubes remarked that I'm going to be a good mother. Of course, I inquired why? The reason? Because I was taking great care to think about toys that were both educational and fun. (At the time I was organizing vintage Playskool Match Up Games.)

Credits (top clockwise): My Picture Dictionary, Ginn and Company, 1963, $6.75; White Chalk, $5; 9" x 11.75" Chalkboard, $12; Boys and Girls of the World School Crayons, American Lead Pencil Co., $4, School Days Desk, Fisher Price Toys, 1972, $47.99.

Maybe it's because most of the women in my family are educators that I'm concerned about stimulating Gates' mind while she plays. Or maybe it's because I've found a bunch of the games I had when I was a kid and I'm feeling nostalgic. Either way, Gates her very own Fisher Price School Days Desk (one of my absolute favorite toys as a kid), a collection of flashcards (prehistoric animals as well as the ABCs), and matching games.

As I had chalk and chalkboards on my mind, I chose a fun font that reminded me of grammar school: Schoolbell. Hope you like it! You can download Schoolbell, a 225-character font from 2010 designed by Font Diner, free from

Happy Designing!
Credits: All images taken by their respective Etsy sellers: Finicky Finds 'more'; Godo, PnutBnJelli, RetroClassics, and Robin's Roost. Collage created by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. Font Fun is a monthly series showcasing a roundup of free fonts or featuring a free printable with a favorite font.