Chinese seals and typefaces
Once upon a time, a Chinese seal was lovingly made for me. My late aunt carved it in a block of stone but part of one character (the “E”) she mistakenly carved backwards so I couldn’t ever use it.
For my next crafty project, I needed to look up my name in a particular “font” or “script” I what even are the names of different typefaces you see?
In my search, I came upon the Chinese Seal Generator and my quest is satisfied.
Actually, while I put in my Chinese name to trial the typefaces, I will need to look up the giftee’s name. Finding the Chinese Seal Generator website, in any case, is a good start.
Since no typeface names were given for each style that was available, I have – tongue-in-cheek – given them my own names below.
Fat Brush Script
Your Dad’s No-Nonsense Handwriting
Chinese Seal Typeface (the typeface I was looking for)
Chinese Comic Sans
Handwriting with a Pen
Chinese Newspaper (a.k.a. Bolded Impact Typeface)
Elegant Cursive Albeit Simplified Chinese
Comedic Movie Title Typeface
Chicken Scratch Typeface
My Rudimentary Ridgidly Upright No Personality Whatsoever Typeface
Chinese Reader Typeface