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Calligraphic Style: Informal, Direct, Personal - 35+ Free Handwriting Fonts

Calligraphic Style: Informal, Direct, Personal - 35+ Free Handwriting Fonts | The Web Design Guide and Showcase | Scoop.it
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Just yesterday I was looking for some of the less popular typefaces that could convey a more informal and personal communication style for a video presentation.


Sammy Maine, at Creative Bloq, has done an excellent curation job by gathering, selecting and introducing over 30 quality handwriting fonts that can be utilized in many different situations.



Useful visual list of handwriting style fonts. 7/10


Full review: http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/best-handwriting-fonts-12121527 





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nat silent's curator insight, July 18, 2014 10:36 AM
Handwriting fonts have been gaining more popularity over the past few months, so we decided to pick 36 of the best free ones.
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Find Out What Font Has Been Used in Any Ad, Logo or Cover: Three Free Tools To Do It

Find Out What Font Has Been Used in Any Ad, Logo or Cover: Three Free Tools To Do It | The Web Design Guide and Showcase | Scoop.it



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If you need to find out what font has been used in a specific ad, logo or creative display, here are three free tools that you can use to identify the original typeface.


MyFonts.com WhatTheFont and Whathefontis.com are two free web apps which allow you to upload a screenshot of the text that contains the font that you need to identify. Once the image is uploaded you simply need to help the software identify different characters by suggesting what letters are present in the original text.


At this point the service will suggest and display a number of typefaces that come closest to the character traits of the image you have submitted.


A third alternative, Identifont.com, allows you to search and find typefaces by searching them by name, style/look, author or symbols contained in it.


Three apps to keep in your creative designer toolkit.





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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:34 AM

what is that Font, use free tools to find out

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:34 PM

Finally- excellent, Smithers...

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History of Typefaces: A Short Animated Video Story

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If you want to learn the essence of the history of typography this short video clip can do the job. 


Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest
http://www.forrestmedia.org


Information Sources:
Thinking in Type by Ellen Lupton
Just My Type by Simon Garfield


Original video: http://youtu.be/wOgIkxAfJsk 




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Belinda Summers's comment, September 3, 2013 5:01 AM
I learned a lot from this video, thanks for sharing!
Robin Good's comment, September 3, 2013 10:32 AM
Thank you Belinda, I am glad you found it useful.