Adventures in Font Making

Well hello! There are so many things in the blog world I should probably be doing (like posting regularly), and I hope to oneday get the hang of it. But for now, I’ll update when I think about it, and give myself a little grace!

I’ve been delving into the world of font making. I’ve found a couple of great classes on Skillshare, one that uses only the iPad, and the other than uses my Mac. I like both, and both have their uses.  The iPad app (iFont Maker) is perfect for quick fun fonts. The downside is that you can only use the brushes they have in the app, and can’t import vectors. This, for me, is a bit limiting to the type of alphabets I can create. BUT, I still love the app, and it’s a great way to play while spending time with the family (you aren’t tied to a computer).  The program on my Mac (Glyphs Mini) is great for more involved fonts. I can create alphabets in Procreate, import and vectorize them in Illustrator, and then copy and paste them into Glyphs. This allows me to create more brush-type handwritten alphabets (although all the fonts I have created in iFont Maker have been hand drawn as well). The downside is that I need to work at my desktop with this program. I would HIGHLY recommend both.

Here are some of the Fonts I’ve made so far. These three font families are all available in my shop at Creative Market.

Curly Lou Font Family in 3 styles: Regular, Bold, and Light.

Gina Bina Font Family in 3 styles: Regular and Bold.

Mimsy Whimsy Font Family in 3 styles: Regular, Bold, and Light.

This is the font that I am currently working on in the Glyphs program, Ella Harper. This one is taking me a bit longer and I have still to work on the punctuation and numbers, but I’m happy with how it is looking so far!

I hope to get this online and available for sale soon.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you feel like it, please spread the word about my little blog here on the internet, I TRULY appreciate it!!


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