Monday, April 16, 2012

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and the winner of the PrintRunner Postcard Printing Giveaway is...


Kristin shared: "i would either use them for a family christmas card in a few months, or get a really cute printable done up and mail them to people!"

Great ideas Kristin! Maybe when Kristin gets her postcards, she will send us a pic of them and we can share them with all of you.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and thanks to PrintRunner for this great giveaway.
Have a great week everyone!

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Designer. Typography geek. Entrepreneur.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lucky Day!

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Happy Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? You may be spending your time avoiding black cats and cracks in the sidewalk or throwing salt over your shoulder today. Carry on! (It's bad karma to judge how someone else spends their time, right?)

However, can I point out the irony of my reminder post on this day of superstition? Today could be your lucky day! It's not too late to enter to win 100 free postcards of your own design from PrintRunner! You have until midnight tonight to enter, and you can qualify for 5 entries. Just follow the directions, and make sure to comment after the blog for each item you complete. I'll announce the winner this Monday, April 16th.

And to prove today's truly lucky, I'm giving you one more chance to qualify for an additional chance to win. Make a comment after the giveaway post, and tell me why Friday the 13th is a good day. That's another chance to win, only available for those of you who are reading this post, on this lucky day. See? There's still time for good things to happen! (knock on wood) Link back to that post and enter to win. Good luck!

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Designer. Typography geek. Entrepreneur.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Font Detectives

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Have you come across a font that you love or need to match and can't figure out what it is or how to buy it? Or, ahem, have you used a font in a project only to change the font to outlines and then have to go back and edit the file and can't remember for the life of you what in the world you used? No? HaHa. Maybe I'm the only geek who does that from time to time.

But, there are a couple of great sites to help!

First, is What the Font! by  This is the option that I turn to when I am stuck and can't figure out what it is.

You can either upload an image file or specify a URL of the font in question and it will walk you through a few steps to try and determine which font it is. Below is a screen shot from their site.

Another option is, Identifont. This is a more detailed option and gives you several ways to search for the font such as by appearance, name or part of a name, similarity to another font, by picture or symbol, or by the designer. 

I use both. Most often I start with What the Font and then move to Identifont. How about you? Any tips for finding fonts? How do you organize them on your computer? 

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