Monday, October 14, 2013

Font tools

I found an interesting site that sells fonts, but they also have a gallery of free fonts that people have created with their FontStruct tool. Some of them are pretty darn cool.

Each font has a licensing contract attached so you know exactly what kind of Creative Commons license is allowed. And if you use their tool you can create your own.

Warning, though. "Cool" does not always equate to "legible."

Another site that allows you to upload your own font is myscriptfont, but I haven't tested it. They have a template and you write all your letters into the template and download. Then their system spits out your finished font.

Same thing with, but theirs is a paid service (about $10).

I think there are probably a lot of these, but these are the three I looked at when I was playing last week.

Word for the day

  1. 1.
    tending to obstruct or harm.
    "actions inimical to our interests"


  1. I've never tried playing around with font creators. I've always wanted to but I just never seem to find the time. I might have to check these out now though and give it a try. Thank for sharing.

    1. You're welcome. I was looking for fonts for my new book cover.

  2. I've been floored by how many people are out there creating really neat fonts and giving them away. How cool is that? I probably couldn't do that, but they probably couldn't write a book, so... haha! Long time no see, how have you been?

    1. It has been a long time. I'm doing pretty well--trying to find a job, at the moment. Hopefully something that will let me continue to write. We'll see.

  3. Interesting, thanks for sharing. New follower here. I'm so glad to find a new writing/blogging friend. I look forward to visiting again.


    1. Thanks for following. Make sure you put your blog on your profile so people can see it.