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Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Showcase, Modum, Born Wild

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Showcase, Modum, Born Wild

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted 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 this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Showcase by Joshua Brooks Download Showcase Modum by The Northern Block Download Modum Born Wild by Jonathan S. Harris Download Born Wild

Pello Type Posters

YouWorkForThem released a series of posters amazingly designed to display the new font Pello, it's mix of old aztec style with the some european flavor, the mix of typography, colors and shapes is stunning. Pello is an amazing font designed by YouWorkForThem. At first glance, YWFT Pello might appear to be something from the tonalpohualli, and may inspire a pilgrimage to Teotihuacán, but it has great geometric, modern style that lurks within the angles of this incredible fontface.

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.

Inside the Studio of Hand Made Font

Straight from Estonia, the guys from HandMadeFont give as all access to their studio and tell us a lot of special details about their incredibly typography and font work done by hand. HandMadeFont.com Who hides behind this studio that creates such awesome typography and hand made fonts? The names behind HMD are; Maksim Loginov and Vladmir Loginov. We are brothers that have been working in graphic design for ten years. We grew up altogether with our parents, until we became 20 years old and we adopted oneself to each other. Nevertheless we are different. We have different interests. Maxim likes to word in a 3D, anime, japanese dolls. Vladimir likes modern art and photography. Vladimir in indulge in documental movies and lately he gained some prizes on a several filmfests. Despite of the fact, that we are very different, we easily find common language. In a HandMadeFont project, we didn?t determined any limits for each other. Everyone does what he wants and that got to be respected. The names behind HMD are; Maksim Loginov and Vladmir Loginov. We are brothers that have been working in graphic design for ten years. How the idea of creating all kinds of hand made fonts started? Very often we had to create unique fonts for different advertising campaigns, posters, tv-ads etc… And the final result, after putting so much effort into it, would only last for a month or two. We felt sorry that no one would ever see those works again. So we decided to give them a new lease of life. That’s how the idea of HandMadeFont came up. We’ve completed the alphabet and the process turned out to be so exiting that we ended up with loads of new fonts. the process turned out to be so exiting that we ended up with loads of new fonts Where all these great hand made fonts get created? For now on we work together in a big advertising company AGE McCann (Estonia). Studio locates in a Tallinn center. We have beautiful views to the old town from the studio windows. There are 25 persons in the studio and a very creative atmosphere. For example, in the studio we have a hookah, playstation, ping-pong table… You can always have a break and relax or play. We collect nothing, but we buy and read a lot of different books, as a designer ones, or fiction. But this is not a collection. This is just a way of life. in the studio we have a hookah, playstation, ping-pong table… You can always have a break and relax or play Do you believe that the atmosphere you work in can influence on the actual work? Of course, the atmosphere in the studio is 50% success. And maybe more. The process of the birth of ideas is very difficult to organize. Especially when it is necessary that ideas are born every day. It's very good when in the studio you do not feel like at work. And when the work becomes a favorite thing that you just pleased to do. the atmosphere in the studio is 50% success You guys have done endless number of different and very unique hand made fonts. What inspires you the most to keep creating all these different fonts? If we only knew, where they come from (especially the genius ones), we would be very rich. But in our case it is more simple. “In the beginning, there was a word...“. Every object has its own name. Every word consists of some letters. It means, that every word implies some shape. For example, imagine a pencil on a table. We take a lot of pencils and compose a word "pencil“. This is a beginners level. But, going further on, if we compose a word "painter“ using the same pencils, then we receive the shape of the word "painter“, which expands itš sence. We’re all surrounded by the lots of different things, which can be made into a font. Often we follow our instincts rather than just logic in choosing something. It’s like a man scratching the name of his beloved on some tree never thinks what font he’s using. Same with us. First we make something, than look at the result. Sometimes it’s no good , but usually we are happy with the first choice. It has more integrity and the spirit. The quirkiness of our fonts and the raw feel to it is important to us. It has energy. We never think, how anybody can use our prints, because it is a dead-end. We do not deal with a conveyor manufacturing. Sure the project we launched is commercial, but in the very beginning we assumed to cooperate with magazines and advertising companies, not just selling a variety of ready prints. Of course we like to sell our jobs, it is interesting. But we are designers, not top sales managers. We like to create something new. At the moment we cooperate with several magazines, composing unique headlines. We are always open to new offers. Every object has its own name. Every word consists of some letters. It means, that every word implies some shape After you get the first idea for a new font and you decided to go ahead with it, do you have a set process that is always used in order to create the whole font set? Usually, we start with one letter. Then we compose a word to see how the letters look altogether. If we like it, we continue with it. If we don't, then we start from the very beginning. Sometimes one letter making lasts too long, so we refuse to continue. It doesn't mean that we afraid of difficulties. We just do not want to have it in a routine way. We just do not want to have it in a routine way. How long does it usually take? It all depends on the material we use to create a font. Basically we use anything. Hammer, matches, scissors- anything that cuts, saws or whatever. Every material requires a different approach. Take liquids, for instance. It’s hard to create a model from liquid- it has no shape. Our job is to find a right shape for it. You see, it’s not easy to apply standard terms of typography to describe what we do. They are not classic fonts, everyone is used to. We’re not exactly the specialists in this field, it’s hard to be a specialist in squeezing letters out of ketchup or cutting forms out of loaf of bread. We try various things and methods and share the results with people. One of the hardest was the "red caviar" one. We wanted to take some pictures of red caviar first. But this was such an expensive and tasty product, that it didn’t make it to the session. We’d eaten all of it and had to recreate it in 3d. It came out even better than the real thing. When we earn our first million we’ll use black caviar for a font. it’s not easy to apply standard terms of typography to describe what we do After making so many different fonts, do you have any favorites or a special one? Our favorite font is the one made by our mother. It’s the red knitted letters. Our mum knits. So we’ve asked her to knit the letters from the sketches we’d made. She did the whole alphabet in two days. We couldn’t have made anything like that in a hundred years. It’s really special to us. Our favorite font is the one made by our mother Are you guys working on any project we should know about? We have plenty of ideas. Currently we are in a process of creating some 200 new fonts. Almost anything can be made into a font. We have a few ideas about using people and animals in our work, and this requires a totally different approach. So far we’re not ready for it. Maybe some day. We have a few ideas about using people and animals in our work Thank you very much for the interview, you guys are great. I'll leave the last words up to you. Incidentally, this October is the birthday of our studio. We are one year old and this interview is a good gift. Thank you.

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #7

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#7 and make sure to comeback for more next week. If you like to promote your font here please contact me at paulo.abduzeedo@gmail.com Riot by StarsRocksBG Download Riot Facet by FontFabric Download Facet Blackout by The League of Moveable Type Download Backout IQ by pleaseletmedesign Download IQ

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #6

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#6 and make sure to comeback for more next week. If you like to promote your font here please contact me at paulo.abduzeedo@gmail.com Raptor Sans by Panos Voulgaris Download Raptor Sans Portal by FontFabric Download Portal Neo Retro by FontBoutique Download Neo Retro Capture it by Koczman Bálint Download Capture it

The Coolest Font Ever

From time to time we run into cool fonts sites, some of these have become a reference to all of us, like dafont. You can see some cool font design there... but what if you find the coolest font in a personal site? This is the case of the "Beard Alphabet", by Tim Yarzhombeck. Trully creative and clever, this guys made a full doodle font, of bearded dudes. Unfortunatelly I didn't find a link to download this master piece, but if any of you find it, please leave a comment!