Tech update: find new fonts

If you’re looking to move your designs to the next level – typography is a great way to do it.  Here is pair of solutions to help you find and create fonts for your designs:

FONTSHOP

If you’re looking to find new fonts, this is a great tool to use. It’s a great resource for designers chock full of amazing fonts – some for purchase and some great ones for free.

Not only can you search fonts by type or designer but they have a whole host of resources to help you learn how to use type well: a glossary, a blog, even a newsletter.

See it here.

 

FONTSTRUCT

But if you really want to step it up to the next level, start creating your own fonts.

Brought to you by the people at Fontshop, with this program you don’ t have to depend on other people’s fonts, you can invent them yourself.

Fontstruct provides you with a grid and lets you create your own fonts with a series of geometric shapes – the options are almost infinite. Then download your font straight onto your computer!

It’s easy, creative and ups your design to the next level. Best of all – it’s free.

Check out my test run above and try it out for yourself!

Kaitlyn is part of the Community Team at 99designs.com. She grew up in Boulder, CO and went to school at Northwestern University in Chicago. When she's not blogging, she spends her time having adventures and being generally creative. She's all about having new experiences as often as possible!
Kaitlyn Ellison

5 Comments

  1. Marc Adison Jamero

    First time to hear about ‘fontstuct’. Gotta try some ideas. :D Thanks for sharing this!

    Reply November 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  2. Tina

    I use http://www.free-fonts.com and myfonts.com.

    Reply November 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm
  3. Viant From Yesterday

    Nice Article :)
    Thanks

    Reply November 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm
  4. Jay Mahal

    I use http://www.DesigningTips.com for resources :)

    Reply December 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm
  5. Nathan

    Great post – It get so boring using the same old Standard Fonts Thanks for this post…

    Reply December 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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