the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - Dec. ’05 (issue 21)
making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out which new fonts
are nice! This month’s Rising Stars features three
nice new fonts: a handwritten script face, an old school font with
an elegant look, and a decorative ornaments font. And in Design Trends,
we look at holiday fonts.
IN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Did You Know?, Design Trends, Follow-Up,
Have Your Say
we provide new, innovative fonts and sign up new foundries. In this
21st issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three
of our top-selling new fonts.
is an informal, hand-drawn script face. It comes in four weights: medium, oblique, expanded, and oblique expanded.
by 16th century Venetian roman book texts, Fifteen36
has a traditional elegance and lots of character. Whether used at
larger sizes for headings or at book sizes with plenty of leading,
Fifteen36 has a very attractive old school letterpress appearance.
Ultimate Ornaments contains 47 beautiful, decorative ornaments, all easilly accesible using the punctuation, number, and letter keys on your keyboard.
Did You Know?
found a font you like in a publication or on the web but don’t know
its name? The new-and-improved WhatTheFont to the rescue!
upgraded WhatTheFont with a cool new drag-and-drop interface. You can
now put letterforms together to help WhatTheFont identify your font. As
an example, this is very useful for putting two pieces of the lowercase
"i" together (the dot over the i and the base of the i), or
piecing together a stencil font. For example:
- Go to WhatTheFont.
- Upload an
image such as this one:
- Review the
character selections from WhatTheFont. In this case, the two pieces of the lowercase "i" need to be connected.
- Use the
new drag-and-drop interface to piece the letterforms together. In this
case, drag and drop the dot over the base of the i.
you have pieced all letter forms together, click Search and view the
find out you do not get the match you want, our WhatTheFont
Forum lets typeface enthusiasts around the world identify the fonts
in your image, and gives you the opporunity to help others with theirs.
Upload your scanned imaged and submit it to the WTF Forum, where font
enthusiasts around the world will help you out!
|Focus on Design
Trends: Holiday Fonts|
Do you need specialized Hanukah,
Christmas, holly, or holiday
fonts for invitations, posters, or flyers? MyFonts has a variety
of picture and display fonts for you to choose from.
and Picture Fonts
Greetings is a fun ornamental font that’s perfect for the
holidays. The font is a display font so please use it at large sizes. The font includes numbers, characters a-z and A-Z, Christmas trees, and ornaments.
You might choose Bethlehem Star for your personal greetings as well as for flyers and programs this holiday season. Like most display fonts, it is most effective at 18 points and larger, and when set with both upper and lower case. All caps with this font is like eating two pieces of pecan pie — too much of a good thing.
Log is a beautiful decorative and display font that works well
at large sizes.
Hefeweizen is a contemporary take on the
textura blackletter style. Comprised of straight lines and angles sloped at ratios of 1/2 or 2/1,
Hefeweizen is a highly geometric design with extensive alternates and ligatures.
LTC Christmas Ornaments
month we featured Polish
News as one of our three Rising Stars. Currently #9 on the Best
Sellers list, this font works well for titling in posters, newsletters,
and big print. One of a kind, the typographer has taken a stencil
design and turned it into an alternative grunge font.
like fonts by this foundry, we have a number of fonts from 066.FONT
that are new to MyFonts this year:
Have Your Say
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your say at MyFonts. Submit
your comments. We’re always interested in your opinion.
“I just wanted to let you know how much your service has already helped me. I’m a graphic designer from the old paste-up and glue days... and not particulary computer oriented... I’ve learned a lot more in the past few weeks about type faces, etc. than I knew in the last 25 years. Great stuff and Thanks!” — Ron S. of Austin, Texas
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used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, Sattler AS, V-Hand,
Fifteen36, Ultimate Ornaments, Seasons Greetings, Bethlehem Star,
Yuletide Log, Hefeweizen, Hurrah Dreidle, LTC Christmas Ornaments,
Xschnee Flaken, Snowgoose, Polish... News, Karacan Pro, Wopi Script,
and Wopi Script No. 2.
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