Ever since I got my own website, a while ago now, I have had great fun fiddling around with fonts. I'd love to take a course so I could really learn how to use them in layouts.
I am going to start keeping a record of the lovely fonts I have downloaded.
I got this one last night from Lost Type Co-op. It's called Ribbon and was designed by Dan Gneiding. Fonts on Lost Type are downloadable on a name-your-price-basis which means that you can pay as little as n$Othing. I made a small donation because I think it's a wonderful font and I appreciate the work that went into it. You can see more of Dan's work here.
Are you noticing a lot more of these textured paper-like backgrounds around the web? I've been experimenting with them myself. I use GIMP (the free software) which has 'filters'. For this one I added 'noise' (if that's the right term) to get the speckled background.
How do you find cool fonts? I usually find them mentioned on other peoples' websites and blogs. I also search for them myself on dafont.com. As I said in the first paragraph, it's hard to know how to use them. In what situation would you use a font like Ribbon?