I'm hot to trot for text! That's right, I'm completely obsessed with typography these days. Here are some things on my hot list:
This is a super cool site that creates a text cloud for you, like the one below:
You can type in custom text or you can do what I did and type in your blog address and the site will choose some words at random. You can also customize the word cloud a bit by choosing colors and fonts and limiting the number of words like the word cloud below:
This is an awesome blog that is full of great links and so much typography eye candy! If you're at all interested in graphic design or designing with text, you *must* check this blog out. There's a ton of information to be had (tutorials, etc.) but sometimes it's nice to just flip through it and be inspired!
One of the links recently posted there was for Linzie Hunter who makes art out of SPAM text. Her stuff is gorgeous and hilarious. This one made me laugh out loud:
Go and check out her site. She rocks!
3. Type Tool
Type Tool is a computer program from FontLab that allows you to design and create your own fonts. I bought it a few weeks ago and I'm knee deep in glyphs and kerning and an enormous learning curve! But, here's my first font:
It's rough, but I'm having a *great* time playing with the program!
4. Die Cut Text Paper
You'll recall that about six months ago I discovered that I could create and cut my own lace text paper using my Klic-N-Kut. Here's a layout I did back then:
Well, I figured out a way to do it digitally too! Check it out:
Cool, huh? Basically, in PS CS3, I took a bunch of letters, arranged them and then merged all the layers together. This created a clipping mask, which I used to cut the polka dot paper from Little Dreamer Designs into the cool lace letter paper!
So, are you a text maniac? Tell me about your favorite text-related site or tool!