Choosing a typeface is a critical step in design. If I’m not creating a custom typeface, I usually spend a lot of time researching which ones I want to use. As a freelance designer, I do invest in typefaces. And when they’re offered for free, I donate a sum of money to the designer. I know how much work goes into the creation of an entire typeface and they deserve recognition and/or payment.
With that being said, I do feel that the general public needs more exposure to fonts other than the ones that come pre-loaded on their PC. I’ve created a list of some of my favorite resources for free fonts. I’m not saying that they’re all amazing but that’s why experimenting is fun! Here are some tutorials on loading new fonts to your Mac or PC.
- The League of Moveable Type
- My Fonts
- Font Fabric
- Lost Type Co-Op
- Web Design Ledger
- Miss Design
- Free* Typography
- Behance Network
Now that the 30 Day Photo Challenge is over, I’m excited to get back to regular blogging. This is my 50th Monday Link Love and I’m excited to be sharing some fun content from The Internets.
- Don’t Fear the Internet. While this isn’t new, I still wanted to share. It’s basic HTML & CSS for non-web designers (a collaboration project from Jessica Hische and Russ Maschmeyer). The videos are amazing, make sense and I would encourage everyone to watch them.
- Seven Eras of Willem de Kooning. Willem de Kooning is my favorite artist, ever. The New York Times offers audio to listen to while discovering the many works and styles of the painter.
- Helvetica Cookie Cutters. While I’m not the biggest Helvetica fan…I wouldn’t mind making alphabet cookies with these cookie cutters (made by Beverly Hsu). I would definitely make them for the holidays.
I recently spent an afternoon at the Columbus Museum of Art with my grandmother and Adam. It was my first visit and I really enjoyed it. While being a smaller museum, the quality of work and themed rooms really made the visit unique. My favorite pieces were those of Dale Nichols (top image: with his insanely smooth brushstrokes), Agnes Martin (middle image: I’ve always been a fan of hers), and William Wegman (bottom image: most known for his photography, he had one of those postcard pieces displayed). Do you enjoy art museums? I get a rush while walking through but I know it’s not everyone’s favorite past time.
Even though the majority of my trip was spent on Nantucket, I was able to spend an afternoon in Boston! Kellyn and I took the ferry/bus back to Boston on Thursday and I was able to see a bit of the city. The highlights: finally meeting Rachael (and her beautiful baby girl), eating oysters, traveling with Kellyn, and all the lovely shops we visited. I hope to return for a longer trip with Adam soon. What’s your favorite city? Mine is a tie between London and NYC. I definitely need to spend more time on the west coast. It deserves a chance too!
Last week I ventured out to Nantucket to visit one of my best friends, Kellyn. It’s absolutely gorgeous out there and I was treated to sunny, 70 degree weather. After leaving, I realized that I could easily get used to living right on the beach, living without allergies, and eating seafood every day. View more photos here.
I love stats. I thought it was pretty interesting to break some of the details down. Especially the fact that there were WAY more dog photos than cat photos. (GO DOGS!) When compiling all the information, I excluded myself from all the totals and only used data from the submissions that made it into the daily posts on MY blog. Obviously, I know that a lot of you posted to your own blog and maybe even finished the challenge successfully but it would be way too much work to incorporate all of that data.
These are the 5 participants that submitted a photo EVERY DAY for 30 days to MY blog:
- Cobi – Columbus, OH
- Jon – Austin, MN
- Josh – Indianapolis, IN
- Megan – Indianapolis, IN
- Melissa – Columbus, OH
Day 30: Yourself…30 Days Later. The 30 Day Photo Challenge is officially over! Can you believe it? To me, it went by incredibly fast and I can’t believe it’s October already. Obviously, compared to Day 1, there is a substantial amount of people that didn’t make it into this post but we still loved seeing all of your submissions. Meet the photographers:
In a bit, I’ll be posting a fun infographic + a short survey for all those that participated or just enjoyed following along so be sure to come back in a few hours!
Day 29: Clouds! I love the variety of clouds in this set. Sometimes a cloudy day is perfect and other times it’s nice to see only a few in the sky. I love #6!
Tomorrow’s post will be of the last day! Day 30 (Yourself…30 Days Later). If you didn’t get a chance to submit your self portrait, you still can! Just submit them by tonight (9pm EST).
Day 28 : Incorporate Motion. To me, motion in photos makes them more candid and a better reflection of what was really happening. I think this set is a great example. Your favorites?
Tomorrow I’ll be posting Day 29 (Clouds) and Tuesday will conclude the challenge with participants’ self portraits…30 days later. Make sure to check back all week with updates on my trip to the east coast and a fun infographic about the 30 Day Photo Challenge.