Visual vs. The Written Word
With one of our Director’s being passionate about and very skilled in the art of photography there is no question that here at Snapshot Media we appreciate the power of images. We are firm believers that a picture is worth a thousand words but it’s also important not to lose sight of the strength which language offers also.
When designing websites we tailor each picture and all of the copy to ensure they are perfectly suited to our individual clients. The great news is that we have recently discovered a fantastic way to advance our work further – the iFontMaker.
So, what is it?
Another piece of pure genius for the iPad which allows you to create unique typefaces and it’s so easy that generating the font can be done in 5 minutes. The even better news? Any fonts you personally design can easily be emailed or converted into a TTF file which, for those less technical, means you can use the typography on all applications for Mac and Windows.
The days of scrawling through hundreds of fonts and the frustration of never being able to find the perfect one are over. Yes, the ability to do this on other programmes has been around for many years, but what 2TTF (the developer) have managed to accomplish is the ease of use and enjoyment which iFontMaker provides. However, don’t think that the iFontMaker is just a toy. It is a tool which provides accuracy, efficiency and individuality. It’s just an added bonus to be able to create signature handwriting and typography from the comfort of your own bed! One point to remember – consider how the letters work together for the copy you’re working with, there’s nothing worse than having a font which doesn’t compliment its individual aspects.
Honestly, try it! It will be £5 very well spent.
We look forward to seeing your new typography creations and are confident in your ability to be innovative naming your designs too. Show them off on Twitter and we’ll give you some expert feedback!
P.S. No comments such as ‘but I really like Arial’!
Tags: Arial, Core fonts for the Web, Digital typography, Director, Font, GBP, Graphic design, iPad, Mac, Mass media, Microsoft Windows, Publishing, TrueType, Twitter Inc, Typeface, Typesetting, Typography, Web typography