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Typography: software, sites, tools, tutorials...

All to find fonts of your dreams!

Written by Enigmatux on 23 September 2009 at 12h05
A few month ago we saw typographic art through a selection from Abduzeedo (click here for reading the article).

by ~QualityCTRL2004

Well, today I suggest you to continue our selection of graphics resources in order to help you to make nice creations where typography plays a large part : avatars, signatures, wallpapers, design of your web site or blog, posters, logos...

By Dunedhel

: ar: Here is a non exhaustive list of web sites that offer many fonts with different styles to help you to realize your projects.

- Dafont

- FontCubes


- fontex


- Abstractfonts

Abstract Fonts

- Urbanfonts


- highfonts

- Jabroo


- Ffonts


- Fontsycom


- Fawnt


- Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel

- Blambot


- 1001fonts

1001 Free Fonts

- Fontspace, Fontso, Fontica, neatfonts, Eternal fonts, Creamundo, Font Reactor, Discoverfonts, Beautiful fonts, 2200 freefonts, Betterfonts, Show font, CoolText, Fontarea, etc.

: ar: You can also to try to manage and create you own font with:

- Fontstruct and Fontforge (more information here)


- Fontcapture, a free online tool suggests you to create a font from your own handwriting (for more follow this way)


- My font, an application that allows you to view, organize your font collection.

: ar: You love a typography but you don't know what font is it ? Or you are looking for a font ? Some web sites can guide you:

- WhatTheFont an online tool that allows you to find a font from a picture


- identifont to identify a font by answering a series of simple questions about its appearance


- Typophile, a web site where experts can answer your questions about fonts...


- Typedia, a search engine for typefaces, designers, foundries, and more (a typographic Wiki)


- Font Picker, a tool to show you all the fonts installed on your computer and to help you to choose which one is most suitable for a particular project.

Font Picker

: ar: You can try to make typographic wallpapers and suggest them in lthe gallery of CrystalXP like:

- Seed by funlife78

Seed White

- Typographied Letter by ady20079

Typographied Letter

- Or the one from Ostersing


: ar: There are also some tutorials:

- How to Create a Richly Ornate Typographic Illustration by Alex Beltechi

By Alex Beltechi

- Creating a Typographic Wallpaper by Tyler Bramer

By Tyler Bramer

And we finish with some examples of typographic creations:

- A selection from Touchey

Blackout Poster

- The one from Hongkiat

By hollisterb

And for those who don't want to make a typographic work, you can use Wordle, a generator of word clouds. : p


You know links, cleverness, tutorials, applications... about typography and fonts ?

Don't hesitate to share them in this topic
. ;)

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23/09/2009 - 20:49
great work... really appreciated!
24/09/2009 - 15:17
great contribution : great: really appreciated : )
27/09/2009 - 08:50
Good Job , Very Nice
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