Back to my graphic design love.  In my last graphic design post, I talked about fonts.  More specifically though, I love fonts with GLYPHS.  If you don’t know what glyphs are, basically they are a way to make fonts more custom.  A glyph is an individual character.  It might be a punctuation mark, a letter, an accented letter, a dingbat, etc.  Glyphs can make the same letter look different when used multiple times within one word.  They can also add flourishes to fonts.  I’m obsessed with these.


Clicking on the sample above will take you to a tutorial on how to access glyphs for this particular font called Samantha.

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All things fonts

Hello again world.

Apparently my post about Flocke the polar bear was pretty riveting because you’re back! Thank you! But this time I shall move on and continue explaining what will be a fairly random blog about things I love.

As you will recall, one of my other great loves is graphic design but mainly typography.  I LOVE typography.  I have a trillion fonts on my computer as we speak – so many that I can never find any at all!  Figures.  I don’t know why I love fonts so much but ever since I can remember, I’ve been able to name most fonts I see around town.  It probably started in 4th grade computer lab.  That’s when I fell in love with Apple Computer or MAC.  I loved their use of fonts back then and their clean interface.  So here I am, mid-twenties on my mac desktop and blogging about font love.

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