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Creating a Handwriting Font with iFontMaker

I have been using my iPad pretty much for consuming media like reading book, watching videos and surfing the web since last April when I spent the night in line in San Francisco to get it. However when it comes to create something using the iPad I always found that it wasn't the right tool, even answering emails was a bit annoying. But there is one app that has changed my mind a little, it's called iFontMaker. iFontMaker™ is the first font editor exclusive for iPad™. With iPad touch interface, your 100% original hand typeface can be done in 5 minutes. You can email the typography or convert it into a TTF file available in all applications such as Adobe® CreativeSuite™, Microsoft® Office™ for Mac™ and Windows™, and also in your web site as a web font! With iFontMaker you can create your own font in minutes, it's really simple and easy to use and it's perfect to create your handwriting font to use in projects instead of using other free fonts, if you have a beautiful handwriting, which is not my case. So in this post I will show you how I created the Abduzeedo Handwriting Font. In the end you will be able to download my font for free. Step 1 Open iFontMaker and start a new font. Just click on the plus icon [+] located in the sidebar. The UI of the app is very straightforward, you will have the characters at the top and then right below them a big preview of the character you selected. Another cool thing is that it gives you a character outline so you can use as reference when creating yours. Step 2 Click on the A and draw the letter A with your finger. Then repeate the same thing for the others. Step 3 Another great feature is that you can adjust the stroke type and radius in order to make your font bolder or lighter, with or without rounded corners Step 4 Once you have set the right stroke start creating the whole alphabet, including the symbols and other special characters you might need. Step 5 Once you have all the characters and symbols click on the icon at the top right to create your TTF font. The font will be built and available for download at 2TTF.com. Conclusion and Download the font The whole process of creating my handwritting font didn't take more than 20 minutes. I didn't spend much time trying to make it super perfect, it was just an exercise and it worked surprisingly well. Now if you have an iPad I highly recommend you to get this app and give it a try.

Awesome Design & Type Work by Fantastic Hysteria

I'm a huge fan of Spanish designer/illustrator Fantastic Hysteria's style. His typography work in particular was what first caught my attention, but I think his choice of color palettes was what left me wanting more. I only wish I knew more about him! Head on over to his Behance for more and let me know what you think via twitter!

Show Us Your Type - Hong Kong

Show Us Your Type is an amazing project that is about two things some of us truly love; typography & cities. It's a unstoppable collection with great works from all over the globe, there's always a city on exposition while another one is on deck to receive new works. Check it out! The Project SHOW US YOUR TYPE is a project about two things we adore, type and cities. We started this project to provide a creative platform for designers to share their talents and explore cities from a different perspective. How to Participate Anyone can participate and send in your own work for the next city. Check out How to Participate. The next city is Kingston, Jamaica. Find out more ... 44flavours / Berlin Aida Novoa / Madrid Amanda Canals / Barcelona AnDrew Kwong / Hong Kong Artiva Design / Genova Aurélien Arnaud / Grenoble Berjo Mouanga / Brno Bosque Estudio / Buenos Aires Carlos Ortega / Barcelona Crash Design / La Paz Dani Requena & Eloi Borrell / Barcelona David Maclennan / Cape Town David Campo / Barcelona Duane Dalton / Dublin Gabriela Gomes / São Paulo Hugo Moura / Porto Ignasi Font (BUNGALOW) / Barcelona Jackson Tadeu / Belo Horizonte Joost Huver / Apeldoorn Jorge Vargas / Cádiz Lai Wai Yan Zoe / Hong Kong Lisi Badia / Barcelona Lukas Tomek / Zlin

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #77

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #77

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#77 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Streetvertising Public by Cleanvertising Download Streetvertising Public Bottle Depot by Tension Type Download Bottle Depot Zrnic by Typodermic Download Zrnic Romance Fatal Serif by Juan Casco Download Name

Typography Mania #56

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Images by weeviraporn by ackmanu by Jason Permenter by cory schmitz by di • by sundholmdesign by sowieso by Nick Sherman by micahberger by The Day Group by christopher Paul by Cuba Gallery by ??? by Viktor Hertz by marco_puccini by mbshrbwj by christopher Paul by von_brandis by Maeker by evanembee

Black Friday Fresh Free Fonts #76

Black Friday Fresh Free Fonts #76

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#76 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Euphorigenic by Typodermic Download Euphorigenic Alte Haas Grotesk by yann le coroller Download Alte Haas Grotesk Asenine by Apostrophic Labs Download Asenine Caramella by Rômulo Castilho de Freitas Download Caramella

Typography Mania #55

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Don't F**k With The Grotesk from Mike Emerson on Vimeo. Images by Sr. Funesto by wheresweevil by royk by stijnannendijck by augenbuch by inocuo78 by :nike by Bas van Vuurde by Cuba Gallery by arnoKath by luklima by Jamie Smith Design by Six Word Story Every Day by rorschachdesign by arnoKath by heymeca by SarahMick by Neil Leonard by Depression Press by bheuer by sgoralnick

May the Force of Typography be with you

We've seen many typography works here at Abduzeedo and we sure love when we get to see 2 things we love together, like Typo and Star Wars! That's just the case of the work H-57. These are some good looking Star Wars posters made from characters. Fresh! H-57 is a advertsing agency from Italy with clients from all sorts of medias, like TV, Radio, Print and Web. For more information about them make sure to check out their Web site at http://www.h-57.com/. You will have to practice a little bit of your italian though :)

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #75

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #75

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#75 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Lowvetica by Mario Arturo Download Lowvetica Salernomi by Julius B. Thyssen Download Salernomi Segan by Rodney Rogers Download Segan Spinwerad by gluk fonts Download Spinwerad

Typography Mania #54

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Rockwell from Jordan Clarke on Vimeo. Images by Eleanor.Margaret by bcmmarcus by Nathan Godding by christopher Paul by Garrett DeRossett by catherine.roach by catherine.roach by ian.deborja by Tomás Susemihl by Annie Stoll by Nathaniel Hebert by TeelaC by Jon Ashcroft by FontFont by FontFont by ampersans by tjtrewin by sthursby

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #74

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #74

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#74 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Obli by Marko Jovanovac Download Obli Devil Breeze by WesLo Fonts Download Devil Breeze Gris by Shawn Griswold Download Gris Matthan Sans by Jayvee D. Enaguas Download Matthan Sans

Beautiful Graphic Design Work by Anna Grosh

Anna Grosh was born in Siberia and now lives in San Francisco. She finished her first masters in Moscow at the Open Social Academy of Design and now she's in the process of getting her second masters in graphic design at the Academy of Art University. She specializes in typographic design, illustration and graphic design. I truly enjoy my work and several years agency experience and several more freelancing. Enjoy my portfolio and contact me anytime for work inquires or just to chat! For more information about Anna Grosh visit her Behance profile at http://www.behance.net/annagrosh TYPE CATEGORY POSTER SERIES Here we have posters with several different type classifications in three posters, illustrating the differences between them and their individual designs. Also in each poster there is the silhouette of their respective designer in white on the black background. ART NOUVEAU BOOK PROTOTYPEFACE This design is a set of nine forms based on the strokes that work together as a set. These are part of a school project, now turned into self project where I am currently developing the entire typeface. This typeface is an illustrative and decorative font based on the Didone and Garalde families. GIRLS ILLUSTRATION VISUAL IDENTITY CIRCUS D'HIVER POSTER & BROCHURE

Typography Mania #53

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Mad as Hell - typograhy from Jak Tran on Vimeo. Images by litherland by AisleOne by bri25wilcox by Nathaniel Hebert by grzegorz_1984 by shuba2 by Typewear by Robert Bruce Murray III by Colie Specht by Berto Legendary H by Simon Birky Hartmann by James Green by sarahmick by sarahmick by Monica Galvan by olivelife by bryanscott by simran singh by TooMuchFire by made me look by Francisco Martins

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #73

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #73

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#73 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Diavlo by exljbris Font Foundry Download Diavlo Medio by dotcolon Download Medio Swansea by Roger White Download Swansea Odalisque by Nick's Fonts Download Odalisque

Typography Mania #52

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Videos Images by James White by Simon Birky Hartmann by ashley.browning by L.e.e by J.K. Yarnall by robot-uprising by Typewear by velepav by ColeWilhelmi by matthewmella by Acet8 by Eduardo Uzae by Eduardo Uzae by Garrett DeRossett by turksworks by ciarasworld by 55 Hi's by Simon Birky Hartmann by sarahmick

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #72

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #72

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#72 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Nilland by Manfred Klein Download Nilland Old Sans Black by Manfred Klein Download Old Sans Black Jolly by Lauren Thompson Download Jolly Parma Petit Download Parma Petit

Typography Mania #51

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Submit your Typography work From now on you can submit your typography mania piece by adding your image to Abduzeedo's Flickr Group and use the tag Typography Mania. I will search through and handpick the best pieces every week. Video Images by Nicole Specht by Flaming Unicorn Skeleton by Nicole Specht by gentlepurespace by wearebrandhaus by idinesh by Robert Bruce Murray by {Bruno Martins} by {Bruno Martins} by jpandaluz by jpandaluz by Andrew Footit by AngryGorillaDesign by TeelaC by justinvg by mil3n by Garrett DeRossett by Adriano_Kitani by L.e.e by lathan_k