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My New Favorite Font

Many of you probably never knew this about me…

I’ve always wanted to have my own font… One based on my hand writing. Something unique to me. Did I have any real purpose for it? No… I just wanted to have it for those times where I wanted to put a unique touch on everything.

In the past, I had looked for software to help me do this, but all of them relied on on putting the font in pixel by pixel, etc. Some had the ability to scan things in, but then you had to go to the trouble of getting it all lined up, and cut properly… and needless to say I neither found software that did it well (for free), nor was I focused enough to really seek this goal with a passion.

Well, a few months ago, I joined a company (SendOutCards) that allows you to make and send postcards and greeting cards online (it’s pretty cool if you ask me, Richard used them to send my Bachelor party invites to ya’ll).  Part of the package I got was the ability to send them a a sheet of paper with my handwriting that they would then turn into a font you could use with your greeting cards. All in all, rather slick. I thought for a moment that this could be the closest I ever came to getting my own font if I didn’t go out and do it myself.

Well, about a month ago, I stumbled on a link in SendOutCards that allowed you to purchase your font. I’m like… no way! So I quickly hit the button, and placed my order to order the font I had created for my cards to be sent to me. It arrived yesterday in my inbox :-). TTF and all. So without further ado:

My Font

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  • PK February 25, 2009, 4:09 am

    Or use the service lifehacker.com linked a while ago. This one is free!


  • Justin Gehring February 25, 2009, 8:03 am

    See… now if only I had read that article… Although I'm not sure the font wonuld have turned out as nice… I'll have to look into it (without tools to correct alignment, you would have to be dead on when working on that sheet I'm guessing…. But still.

    Hey PK, are you on Twittwer?