I've had this article about Squarespace's release of 5 new image blocks ready to post for months, but since the blocks were in beta, I wasn't able to post it until just recently. That's how top secret and new these bad boys were! Check em out!
RANSOM NOTE OR LOVE LETTER?
There's a reason why I spend so much time trying out different fonts and showing clients a slew of options when developing a logo or branding package. Each font has a "feel" to it and a message that it just inherently displays.
You don't sell hammers with a swirly script typeface. You sell hammers with BIG. BLOCK. TOUGH. LETTERS. And diamond plate backgrounds. (Diamond plate not pictured here for fair comparrison purposes.)
This is one of those split-second impression sort of things that can have an immediate effect on potential customers or businesses you're looking to partner with.
SPACING AND PLACEMENT
Beyond the "feel" fonts portray, you should also be really careful about how that font displays your message and it's placement. Kind of like misheard lyrics, certain fonts just don't do a word justice without some tweaking (customization, kerning adjustment, etc..). All of a sudden "Flickering Lights" becomes "F**kering Lights."
JUST BECAUSE YOU DOWNLOADED A FONT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S PERFECT.
If the font's kerning isn't great, maybe the "L" and the "I" are a little too close together and all of a sudden "Flickering Lights" becomes "F**kering Lights."
It's totally possible to do DIY design. Just try to do conscientious, smart, DIY design and always make sure you font delivers your message the way you want it to.