Monday, November 8, 2010

cursive, or straight?

My oh my, it's been a month since my last post. -frowns upon self.

I know there are still some of you (namely me and some very bored people :P ) who come back in here almost everyday, because I check my hits regularly. You're probably thinking that I should be devoting time to blogging instead of checking my page hits, and you're probably right. Enough of the self-chiding, just know I really appreciate all of you who bother to pop in AiClay once in a while alright? :)

Although I must say I was a good girl this weekend, and churned out lots of miniature macarons, and am itching to share them with you all!

BUT, I have a problem.

You see, I went a little wild making macarons, and decided to make a little baking-macarons scene, along with macaron boxes as well. And then I got stuck while designing my macaron packaging.

I can't decide on the font for the macaron box packaging- cursive, or straight! 30 minutes into looking at all the different font samples for 'macaron' (try it at dafont), the word ceased to look like itself, if you get what I mean.

You know. How words look all weird and foreign when you've looked at them for too long? Or is it just me?

Anyway, so I really need you all to comment and tell me if you prefer the cursive or the straight font (left and right respectively in photo above) on the macaron packaging. Pretty please? :) 

In the meantime, pardon me for keeping all my macarons in hiding for now. Oh wait, some frilly feet (of the macarons) escaped in the first photo, oh well. :)


  1. I know exactly what you mean about the words not looking like themselves after all that font searching. (dafont is evil! =D LOL I can spend/waste hours there!!!)
    For me I like the straight...i like the simplicity of it. It's almost like it's hiding the complexity of the yumminess within. Kind of like a surprise. the box looks simple but the treat within is anything but! Does that make sense?

  2. I truly love the straight font; it's clean and crisp.Welcome back Rosanna

  3. as a personal rule i always go with the straight BUT i like the cursive for this better.:) but..disarmywife has a point about the simplicity of the straight. i see your dilemma. i say cursive:)

  4. I think cursive is most elegant letter for your sweet little box.
    Mini regards.

  5. 1. You're in my reader, so when you post, it's like a pleasant little surprise. :)

    2. Cursive. Definitely. Macarons are beautiful French delights and everything French must be in cursive.

    3. Totally hear ya on the font thing, and looking at any word for too long. I have that problem all the time.

  6. Cursive looks better to me :-)

  7. cursive! not sure why but straight seems to give me a cosmetic product feel

  8. wow keep the votes coming in! :) thank you for helping!

    a tally for my own reference, cursive - 8, straight 4. :)

    and guenie, hhaha i know why, you're thinking of the make-up brand 'mac' aren't you! cause the font is straight for that brand too. :)

    and marisa, your comment made me go all warm and fuzzy. :)

  9. cursive is more elegant, straight is more simple. i guess it depends on which effect you're after, but i prefer.. straight! :)

  10. cursive definitely! =)
    didnt expect the macaron to be that tiny!

  11. Preciosos macarons!!
    Cursiva es un estilo más romántico.