2 ways to find and create new fonts

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If you’re looking to take your designs to the next level, typography is a great way to do it.  Here’s a 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, this program ensures that you don’ t have to depend on other people’s fonts. Instead, 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!

Know of another great font resource? Share it in the comments!

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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!