The League of Movable Type: Free Open Source Fonts

The League of Movable Type provides free well-designed open source fonts. Some fonts are newly designed. Some are old but have become public domain from expired copyrights or for other reasons. Most of the fonts seem to be only 1 or 2 cuts but it's a high quality selection, well worth browsing.

Book Cover Inspiration: Romantic and Vintage

When I look for soft, romantic, vintage design, a good genre to browse is Christian fiction and inspirational titles.

I don't think I've ever used mauve in a design but Dawn's Prelude is prettily romantic in this color. The swirls and collage style design add depth and texure. A Dream to Call My Own has interesting ornamental elements and elegant sepia tones.

I love the red and black striped dress and the vintage detailing around the title in That Certain Spark. The Homecoming's blue background is attractive with its bold color and subtle embossed border. The vintage ticket and pocket watch are a sweet touch. None of the typography is stellar but for the most part, appropriately classic fonts convey a classic touch.

Free High Quality Textures from Lost & Taken

Look at these gorgeous high quality textures from Lost and Taken. There's a huge collection of free textures - I'm stocking up!

The Power is in You

At least that's what Google translates "Die Kraft Liegt in Dir" as. I like this poster design for the simple, peaceful and minimalist look; the softness of the city background and the subtle ripped paper/rubbed paper edges. Design by David Jesus Vignolli.

Todd McLellan Takes Stuff Apart

This is a neat photography concept from Todd McLellan: take a typewriter (or a phone or a VCR) and take it apart into its smallest little parts. Then take a photo of the parts beautifully organized and a second photo of "parts explosion."

Fonts in Use

Fonts in Use is a site that has in depth features on fonts in use in identities, web design, advertising and books. It's interesting for me to see real word design examples and actually learn what font is being used, not have to guess. I like the fonts in The Daily, which Fonts in Use reveals are Founders Grotesk and FF Unit Slab.

Photoshop Retouching Work from Rocket Studio

If you want to see some high quality computer retouching work, check out Rocket Studio's amazing portfolio.

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