Free Blog Typographic Elements

It’s time for more fun blog elements! I found a whimsical, hand-hewn typeface in an old Speedball magazine circa 1940s. As it’s not a font that can be typed, so I scanned the alphabet, outlined the image and spelled out each word individually by dragging letters around in Adobe Illustrator to create some fun typographic images for your blog.If you have Photoshop, you can easily change the colors to suit your blog by going to IMAGE> ADJUSTMENTS>REPLACE COLOR. Otherwise, they’re pretty fun as basic black and white, (and I think it’s kind of obvious that’s a combo I favor.)

The following instructions are specific to Blogspot/Blogger for the Page Elements section of your blog.

For linking buttons, add the image as a PICTURE gadget then add the specific link for each.




Non-linking graphics, (just a simple floating message,) add as a PICTURE gadget with no link.

To add an email button, follow instructions HERE.

For link list headers, (a graphic to float over a list,) add the graphic as a non-linking PICTURE gadget and add another LINK LIST gadget just below with the corresponding list.

Encourage your readers to continue past the current page. Make a bottom of the page non-linking graphic to remind them to keep going by adding this as a gadget and drag it to the very bottom of your blog layout.

Want more free blog stuff and placement instructions? Click HERE and scroll through the fun.

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25 Responses to Free Blog Typographic Elements

  1. #1 - Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ says:

    I really like this font. Thanks for these jpg images.

  2. #2 - NicNacManiac says:

    I love this fun whimsical font. Thanks so much for all of these cool gadgets!!

  3. #3 - Dee says:

    How cute! Thank you so much for making these for us to use.
    I grabbed the grab a cup and stay awhile, so cute!!
    Thank you! Love your blog, I need to follow you!

  4. #4 - Kathleen says:

    Very fun! Thanks for the tips, too =)

  5. #5 - risa says:

    This is great…think I'm going to have to play with this!

  6. #6 - Oakleaf Hollow Primitives says:

    Hi Cathe!
    I am SO excited to see this font! I've used it in my work since the 70s. My Speedball book was pretty worn and I lost that page out of it years ago. I still freehand it from memory on posters, cards, signs,etc.
    Some of the old 30s-40s movies use that font in the credits,
    especially comedies.

    Thanks a bunch! You made my day!
    Have a good week!
    julie

  7. #7 - Paula says:

    This is wonderful! I was just re-editing some of my blog layout today. I may have to add some of these, I really love the style of the font. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. #8 - erin wilson says:

    I would love a tutorial on how to trace the letters in Illustrator. I am a newbie with Photoshop and Illustrator and am constantly looking for tips! Thanks for the great ideas and buttons!

  9. #9 - Clumsy says:

    Thanks a lot!

  10. #10 - Little Lovables says:

    wow, look how much work you did, thank you!!

  11. #11 - My name is PJ. says:

    Fabulous, Beautiful, Generous! Black and white is truly my favorite combo. Thanks again, Cathe! We all appreciate it so much!

  12. #12 - TidyMom says:

    these are GREAT Cathe – so can you explain how we can use them to creat something our selves? – though I love all of the buttons you did! ;-)

    ~TidyMom

  13. #13 - Sarah Ann says:

    thanks! i used the black and white ones on my new blog and it looks great so far. thanks again!

    http://sarahannstyle.blogspot.com/

  14. #14 - Chedder Fish says:

    AHHH!!! I fell in love with your blog and I've been trying to change mine but I haven't quite found the perfect font to make my buttons out of. THANK YOU – THIS IS IT!! I love love love it and you've already made the buttons! THANK YOU!!!

  15. #15 - Chedder Fish says:

    So I was determined to find the closest font so I can make my header match the buttons.

    I present my findings:

    http://tinyurl.com/FontMatch

  16. #16 - Marni's Organized Mess says:

    I love your work! I might steal one of these!

  17. #17 - Jessie says:

    I used several of your gadgets. Thanks so much!!

  18. #18 - Jennifer says:

    thanks a ton

  19. #19 - Fancylooks says:

    I love all your great work and I am sorry I haven't seen this post till today, . This font actually exists already and it is call Spumoni, I use it quite a lot. I am so sorry not to have helped you before.

    I hope this link works

    http://www.2-free.net/free-fonts/spumoni/15540.html

  20. #20 - Katie Mercado says:

    You did a perfect job.I really like these fonts.
    Katie Mercado

  21. #21 - susan says:

    Hi Cathe, You are a girl after my own heart. I love typography and your designs are stunning. Happy Holidays. I’ll have to share some of the oldies and goodies I’ve picked up along the way with you too. I love this!! Thanks so much for the great blog. Susan

  22. #22 - Peaches says:

    Thanks for all the oodles of goodies! This is my first time finding you and I feel like I just hit a treasure trove!

  23. #23 - cabbie lopez says:

    thanks for the elements! i used the About Me image on my blog.

  24. #24 - Kimberly says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent. I have recently added new blog, ” The Daily Grind” to my website, http://www.E-Coffeebean.com and I have been searching for something that says ” Please leave a comment” and ” Thanks for visiting” . Again,thanks, I love the style.