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Free Star Wars Fonts and Information

I was just reading an article in the last issue of Wired on Chee Leland, the keeper of continuity in the Star Wars universe (that WOULD be a great job - read it here). In an aside comment, the author makes reference to the Aurebesh alphabet... so of course with my interest in fonts and typography, not to mention made up languages and their connection to real ones, I just had to google it.



The Aurebesh alphabet was created by graphic artist Stephen Crane. In this article, Mr. Crane explains how it came about that he created the alphabet for the Empire... at least one of them anyway.

The article is a great read, and includes links to a whole collection of Star Wars related fonts including a hand-written version of the Aurebesh alphabet (named after the first two characters, Aurek and Besh naturally) but also Ewok and Droid letters.

The article was written in 2000 and mentions a Trade Federation font that appears in a Droid Viewer on the StarWars site, but that viewer is no longer easily ac…

Great Color Website and Tools

Through the power of blogging, I've found a couple of amazing colour sites I wanted to share. Of course I love fonts and cool paper, but who doesn't love colour?! Especially when trying to find the perfect shade or colour combination for a website or other design piece, working with colour is a whole art and science unto itself. I had been reading a blog by Sugarrae about a new WordPress Theme, when I came across a blog post of big name sites that use WordPress, and one of them happens to be this amazing colour website, ColourLovers.com. The site is so big and so diverse, that the best thing about the site is not just that they spell "colour" correctly :)

ColourLovers is a combination community blog and social tool, with a whole bunch of cool colour palettes and other tools available. I'd love to become a member but I wonder if I'd have the time to really check everything out!

In one of the posts on Multi-blends, I found this tool to create colour blends which …