Something GeekyMake Your Own Font!
Have my own font is something I’ve been looking into for many years and was just getting to the tipping point of finding and installing a few pieces of software so that I could finally be able to write in my own font. It just always seemed like it was either going to be a lot of money or a really cumbersome process to get all the software I needed to create one.
Last night on some late night internet search, I decided to look into it again and finally found the answer of all my vain personal font dreams! YourFonts.com ! This site is AMAZING. I created my own personal font in about 10 minutes!! It actually creates the front as it uploads! How crazy cool is that?
However, I learned that there are some drawbacks to making the font process a little manual. I ended up redoing the font when I realized how many of my letters were floating around. I also had an ink spot mess up my g. I ended up taking the scans into photoshop and taking heavy advantage of the grids and then used the best drawing of each letter I liked in the end.
If you look below, you can see how in Try #1, some of the capitol letters are floating up into space.
Something GirlyLovely Airmail Stationary
It’s rare these days (or most of my life) that I hand write letters anymore! I actually did send one earlier this summer to an old best friend from high school, but never made it around to responding to her. It’s almost like I’m a pen pal again!
Regardless, I have the chance to maybe go to Ireland soon, where I have extended family! I was there about 17 years ago and met 5th cousins but haven’t seen them since. I’m hoping to write them a REAL letter to get their online information so I can hopefully meet-up with them next month.
More importantly, this gives me an excuse to use my Airmail stationary from Cranes I got about 15 years ago. I LOVE maps. So, MAPS + Cool light weight airmail stationary = my favorite stationary EVER. I mostly just wanted to share some pictures of its awesomeness and how thin it is!