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WhatFontIs Will Be There For You

With or without the numbers, FRIENDS is one of the most known and viewed TV show of all times. A survey that took place between 10th and 12th February 2018 revealed that 69% of Americans have watched at least one episode and 22% of those declared they simply loved it.

But have you ever watched FRIENDS and wondered: wow, the way they wrote FRIENDS is pretty awesome, what font is this? Because we have! And we’re not talking about Friends only, we can easily apply this scenario when it comes to movies we enjoyed or to album or book covers that drew our attention due to their unique, neat aspect.

Years ago, finding one particular font used to be as hard as nails. Practically, in order to find a font, you would have to come across a graphic designer with an impressively good memory, that would play the part of a font identifier and that could at least help you find out a family of fonts that might include the one you are searching for. Or a similar one.

Whether you are a graphic designer searching for the perfect font, a creative in an agency that is trying to mix and match words and conceptual ideas or a student that really wants to impress a teacher with a visually appealing presentation, we might have the right solution for you.

As we all know, times have changed and now we have a lot of font finder tools that come in handy when it comes to identifying fonts. One of these is WhatFontIs (, a nice and useful font identifier type of website that will help you find out the names of the fonts you were wondering about. Empowering graphic designers since 2010, WhatFontIs with a catalog with over 490, 000 fonts, some designated for personal use, some for commercial use, all of them ready to be discovered and used by your creative mind.

How does it work?

It’s easy-peasy and pretty intuitive. Let’s use, for the love of sitcoms, the notorious FRIENDS TV show previously mentioned and say that we want to find out what font was used to write its name. With just 4 simple steps, we will show you how to use WhatFontIs in order to find out the name of a particular font.

Step 1: First of all, you have to get hold of it. And that the easiest part. All you have to do is to google FRIENDS and bam, you got the lettering. You can make a font search by image:

Step 2: After that, you’ll have to go on WhatFontIs ( and upload there the picture you saved or the screenshot you just took:

Step 3: After uploading the picture on WhatFontIs, you are going to have to write underneath each character the letter it represents, as an assurance that the website detected the correspondent letter:

Step 4: By hitting the Continue button, you will be redirected on the results page, where you can happily scroll throughout the numerous options. You were lucky, the font you were
searching for was on the 1st and 2nd position in a list of 60 options:

Also, if you encounter any difficulties when it comes to finding a particular font you need, do not panic. On the WhatFontIs website, you will find a forum, where you can post a picture of the font you are trying to find and other users can help you. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

The outcome?

Less time spent searching the entire Internet for that one font that you got stuck on your mind and found on lots of pictures and more time focusing on the project you were working at.

Moreover, besides all the great basic features that WhatFontIs allows you to use for free, if you decide to go for the premium account, you will get:

● Unlimited number of fonts identifications

● Unlimited access to over 490,000 fonts results

● Identify fonts by price

● Custom text preview

● Auto character recognition system

● Select sources for commercial fonts

Also, if you have low tolerance when it comes to a lot of ads, the premium account is giving an ad-free world. And the best news is that you can get all these amazing features for only 29.9 $ / year.


Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”