Brill tool, Ifontmaker, for the Ipad. So simple and easy, and £4.99 at the Appstore. I really recommend it. I’m pretty happy with the fonts I made. Get Ifontmaker here.
Here’s the first two. They are in the public domain, so you’re free to use them for personal or commercial use. Click on them to be transferred to the page where you can get the free download of them.
After I made those two, I thought I could have a bit more fun than just trying to make another font, which would probably turn out to be very similar to those two I’d already made, so I thought I could make a font of my monsters… Soon to feature on a Barfoot and Duggan duvet cover for children. This one’s called ‘Jumbo‘
One more! This one’s called ‘BingBing’ and it’s a bit of a hairy one… only did the caps for this one, it took a crazy amount of time.
I bloody love fonts. Here’s some great resources, which I use regularly for my design work:
- 80 beautiful typefaces for professional design: a great blog post, lotsa simple, professional fonts here.
- Typetester is a tool for comparing that the font looks like on-screen.
- Another tool for helping you choose the best font is WordmarkIt.
- You Work for Them make the best fonts ever.
- ‘Sincerely Peachy’ has good taste in fonts. Here’s her top 20.
And a couple of cool things:
- This is great – a font made out of eggs.
- ‘Wild and Crazy’ font uses cartoon sound effects as the font.