01 February 2011

A Font is Found

Yup, this is how I've been spending my free time. Exploring InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop on my new macbook. These are brand new programs to me, but luckily the designers at the ad agency where I work have been super helpful by answering my million questions and giving me mini-tutorials. Today I ordered the Adobe Creative Suite for Dummies and I'm hoping that 'layman dummy' language will help a gal out!

I see tremendous possibility to be creative with the blog and my business, but as someone who likes to learn things FAST...it can get frustrating. Luckily I have YOU GUYS to share all my beginner graphics with!

The reason I'm trying to learn so quickly is that I plan to make my own wedding invitations and other paper 'stuff'. I got the above font called 'Travelling Typewriter' from a great site called DaFont, that allows you to download free fonts for personal use. J and I have chosen this for our invites, it's perfect for the casual feel we want to portray and because I love vintage typewriters and the symbolism of writing words (writer geek girl!!).

I promise to share more as I go, but in the meantime - do you have any good tips for me? It's a whole new graphics world and I have so much to learn!

Have a great rest of the week friends - it's still brutally cold here so of course I'm bundled up under the duvet keeping cozy!


  1. I hope your new books helps- Keep us posted I think this is so great all that you are doing!

  2. I have no advice for you, but I applaud your efforts! This too has been on my mind to learn, I have none of these programs and don't know where to start! Keep us posted on your progress!

  3. hey! as a fellow designer and fellow Winnipegger, I'd have to recommend www.fontsquirrel.com... they have some AWESOME fonts... American Typewriter, Lobster and Ballpark may just be the best fonts EVER..

    happy wedding planning!

  4. oh... ps... abstractfonts.com is also another great site ;)

  5. I'm also entering the world of graphics, I find it so interesting and you can do so much, I love it!

  6. I love your creativity and I cant wait to hear more about your experience with graphics:) Have a fantastic day, darling

    Ps: I am hosting Paloma’s Nest GIVEAWAY today:).Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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  8. I like how it is not perfect...it really does look like vintage typewriter print. I have a lovely little vintage typewriter that I call Robin...I love to hear the click, clack, click, click....DING! Here is a pic of her. YES, I called it a HER...LOL. http://pinkbugaboo.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-writing-desk-and-vintage-typewriter.html


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