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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm running to help cure Breast Cancer

You may not know that I'm also interested in staying healthy and fit. This Sunday I'm running a 5 Kilometer (3.1 miles) for the CIBC Run for the Cure to support Breast Cancer. It would be great if you amazing readers can find the time to support me by giving a donation for this great cause.

You can read more about it at http://active-wellness.blogspot.com/2008/09/help-support-canadian-breast-cancer.html or give directly at https://www.cibcrunforthecure.com/html/personal_page.asp?track=3057758&languageid=1



Friday, September 19, 2008

Free Hand Drawn Fonts

I found a great design site with lots of freebies at fudgegraphics.com. In this case, it was a collection of hand drawn fonts with a nice pencil-sketch look to them. The fonts all come from a great font collection called DaFont. What sets this font site apart from the rest? Well its large collection of REALLY GOOD fonts! I haven't spent too much time there, but a lot of good fonts were found just from visiting the front page.

One of the great things I love about typography, and yet still almost hate about it at the same time, is the unlimited variety that can be found in designer type. There are practically an infinite number of fonts out there! It can make it hard to choose a specific font for a specific project.

A good software package for organizing your fonts is a must if you are doing a lot of design and don't want to get overwhelmed by the choices out there.

What font organizing program do you use? Leave it in the comments and in the future I'll write a post about some of the most popular.

Thanks to a recent post by David Airey re: user comments or I wouldn't have found this great site.

Thursday, September 11, 2008