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FFF #9 : Groundbreaking typography and lettering books you need to see!

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Here's the latest groundbreaking typography book from Alex, that follows the design philosophy that fonts and typography have actual personality, and will "speak" the message if the right face is selected! We'll also take a look at one of my favorites for a long time The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering ... follow along and have a great October! October 18, 2017

FFF #8 : Fonts in Use, Web typography, and a fresh, stylish script font

23rd Fonts Fest surf #8

Here's the eighth edition of our fonts surf, as we roll into October! Such fun in this edition a lesson in web typography, along with the guys from Fonts In Use, and yet another flashy, fresh, friendly, casual script called Asiyah! September 20, 2017

FFF #7 : Discover the Legend of Vernon Adams

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Vernon brought a ton of fonts into the world, including the Oxygen font. He was licensed to Google and then was killed unexpectedly -- September 19, 2017

FFF #6 : Fonts this time! See a tall western style, a friendly script, and lettering for God

23rd Fonts Fest surf #6

23rd annual fonts fest Okay, okay -- letters continue to roll in -- you're right, this is a fonts festival -- so in this issue we'll send you some fonts! Try a western style font, or, perhaps a stunning casual script! Two odd ends of the font spectrum. Then we'll visit a Mexican designer who creates typography for God! Follow along for another lively jaunt in the world of typography!
I set our title today using this week's font PhotoWall a fresh, friendly, casual script!

photowal script September 12, 2017

FFF #5 : Type Directors Club 'BEST', Coral-Inspired Typography, and trust your news type

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I'm happy to announce the Type Directors Club "World’s Best Typography Exhibition" in this edition, and am lucky to have discovered it yesterday in my typography research. Thank goodness there are still dates you can go see this exhibit. Also, typography growing as if it were coral is an awesome piece you must see! Have fun, stay in touch!
I set our title today using the extraordinary font Didonesque Std Black Italic in the tradition of transitional fonts Bodoni and Didot !

Didonesque Std Black Italic font September 6, 2017

FFF #4 : Making bucks brokering type, Robert Bringhurst tribute and Queulat font download

Hope everyone had a great September 1st, and launch into the fall months! School is back in, and we're turning our sights toward the holiday season and 2018 -- but first, we've got a lot of fonts and typography fun ahead. Our title today is with the Queulat Typeface! Keep reading and I'll show you how to download it!

Somatic rounded font September 5, 2017

FFF #3 : Spec contest for design? A great slab family, and a little Kinetic type movement

Continue on as we visit a great developer for Monotype with a superb slab, then peek in on what appears to be a contest to design a typographic brochure (Could this be spec work???) then we're loving a little motion ditty created in Photoshop! ... don't forget to stay in touch!

Somatic rounded font August 31, 2017

FFF #2 : Rounds and curves, email fonts and the return of Mario in this Fonts Fest edition

Continue on as we delve into more and more interesting and inspiring type and typography sitings! I am particularly enjoying Lauren Lee's rounded Somatic font, and you all should take a look at the "Typography in Emails" piece! Continue on, and have a great time ... don't forget to stay in touch!

Somatic rounded font August 30, 2017

FFF #1 : The 23rd Annual Fall Fonts Festival on Font & Typography, calligraphy, lettering

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Fall Fonts Festival in September of 2017! This year we're going to change and tweak our approach a bit to bring you more interesting tidbits on type, fonts use, calligraphy or hand lettering and the use of fonts and type in graphic design. Back 23 years ago the focus was on free, downloadable fonts! Today there are so many online, we'll be focusing more on fonts and typography in graphic design!

Fonts Festival August 29, 2017

Convert lettering, type, photos, drawings, or art into Artistic Chalkboard designs and signs

creating chalk board inspirations

As we highlighted in the Gallery for the Fall Fonts Fest, chalk art is a growing craze that really takes a lot of talent. Well, now there's a very cool App for Macintosh and Windows that may reduce a lot of the need for talent because it actually simulates chalkboard art! Amazing! August 18, 2017