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The Story Behind ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’

Some of you may know the story behind this iconic poster, but I never had.
I thought it would be something worth sharing today. A bit of pop trivia for your Tuesday.
It actually has quite an interesting history. You might be surprised…

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HANDmade Type

To say that designer Tien-Min Liao has created a unique alphabet doesn’t quite cut it. By painting shapes on her hands, she has made a complete set of letters, both upper and lowercase, including several italics. It isn’t, however, that easy.

She also gave herself a constraint to creating this set – the shapes drawn initally  on her arms had to be used to create her entire alphabet. Thats some pretty impressive hand coordination…

You can view her entire set on Behance.


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Making of the Ampersand Balloon

The amperstand balloon by Conor & David. You may have seen it. This image has been floating around for awhile now. (see what I did there?) We just found, however, the ‘making of’ video. Not quite as easy as it looks…Hope you enjoy!

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If Movies Had Crappy Fonts


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Favorite Free Fonts

 A great collection of free fonts gathered via IRockSoWhat.

Image also via:

1. arsenale white. // 2. Ostritch Sans. // 3. zebra. // 4. Bounty. // 5. Ariapenciroman. // 6. Roskrift clean. // 7. MTF Toast. // 8. Return To Sender. // 9. Simon Script. // 10. Markus Ink. // 11. Mari&David. // 12. Mesh Stitch. // 13. Indy Pimp. // 14. Matilde Sketch. // 15. High on Fire.

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This Is My Really Useful Poster

To keep close at hand, or within view of your desk. We are supposed to know these off hand, but how many of us do, really? From the four print series “Really Useful” by Mash Creative. The set includes Greenwich Mean Time, Emoticon, Print Size & Metric Conversion information on each.

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Dancers Font

“Five dancers. Exact in position. Zippered into their sparkles. Quietly glowing like diamonds. Bejeweled. Composing a font.”

According to Howard Schats.

I can’t stop looking through all of the photos in the set of his ‘Dancer’ font. You can view the entire set here.

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Creative Alphabets

We’ve come across some pretty clever alphabets lately, & thought we should share a few of our favorites with you!




























































Pebble Alphabet by Clotilde Olyuff.

Buildings & Sky Alphabet by Lisa Rienermann.

Rubber Band Alphabet by Nicolas Queffelec.

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Web Visions Is Coming Soon!










We are super excited to be attending the Web Visions conference in Portland, Oregon in a few weeks!

For those of you that haven’t heard – Web Visions will be from the 16-18th of May.

There are going to be some great workshops  as well as a lineup of fabulous of speakers this year – everyone from Web Visions explores content creations, the future of design, business strategy & user experience all in three days of fabulous workshops & speakers, including Baratunde Thurston, from The Onion, Laura Fitton, Jeff White, Thor Muller & Nathan Shedroff.

We’re excited to be attending this year. Who all is going? We would love to meet you all. Shoot us an email if you’ll be there, too at

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A New-Do for FontGear!

In case you missed it – we’ve had quite a few changes over here on the FontGear website. Some updates & some things new!

Last week, we released a FontDoctor update for both Mac & Windows.

We also recently added an update for FontGenius 2.6 that you can download by clicking on the link. The upgrade is FREE for our current FontGenius customers, so get downloading.

And lastly, we have updated our website & revamped our logo! Check it out for current software packages & updated product info & support. We’re hoping that some of the changes we’ve recently made will make the FontGear experience even easier & better for you.

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