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This was a rare request that we were excited to be a part of. While I haven’t traveled out of the US (with the exception of Toronto which I LOVED), working with international clients (or foreign languages) for that matter provides some interesting challenges but also intriguing solutions. A client recently inquired about calligraphy calling cards and wanted us to do her name in Cyrillic. I immediately contact the head of Society of Scribes and emailed probably everyone on that  contact list inquiring about a Cyrillic calligrapher. To my dismay, there were none to be found! Google proved fruitless. I tried to hack a Spencerian script but it really wasn’t getting close to what we were going for, and me being the Idahoan that I am was as close to Russia as finding a native palm tree in our state. So the …

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UPDATE : I WON I WON!!!!!! PICS SOON :) So I don’t generally do this unless I REALLY want it, but here’s to blog promotion at it’s best. If you want one of these or would like to check out some lovely acrylic jewelery then look into Plastique for some great finds (more suiting to type nerds like me but there’s a little something mod for everyone). Or you can enter a giveaway for the Helvetica necklace or Kern rings over at The Daily Estian. Here’s to hoping I win so I can have an awesome helvetica tan on my neck as this will be worn every stinking day of the summer if I actually manage to win!

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I’ve always loved the schoolbookish look of the typeface Clarendon originally cut in the 1800s, however there’s never been a really great digital version until my recent discovery of ClarendoNeo Pro. There are over 900 glyphs and ligatures to complete this face including a combined text/display weight, swash options, old style numerical options, Cyrillic, small caps, alternate and discretional ligatures, and fractions! Not to mention the gorgeous ornamented letters you see here! If you feel inclined to purchase, FontHaus is offering a new free font with purchase (Gross Pointe Metro) as well. Check it out! Clarendon has recently been thoughtfully researched and revived in 2007 by the German designer Björn Altmann.

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I really love Ireland even though I’ve never been there – someday. I don’t know why this crazy obsession, it’s not in my heritage, but I wish it was. I pray for red-haired children. I cherished the fact that kid # 2 was born with it, but dagnabbit when her head got big and she went bald, the red never grew back in. Now she’s just my clone child. I even named her Evelyn. Celtic art and designs? They are just so…breathtaking. If there are any Irish brides out there wanting a celtic invitation suite I would LOVE to do one for you. I’m calling your name, yes! But Alas, there are no takers right now so I’ll just have to satisfy myself with Celtic typefaces to suit my obsession. Check out these awesome Celtic ornaments put together by Todd Hallock and …

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I don’t generally feel like I MUST BUY certain advertised typeface, as usually it takes a client request or some serious thought. However upon opening today’s email, I was tickled to find Bodoni Script Pro flaunting it’s lovely swashes and alternates at me. I REALLY love Bodoni and other transitional and modern typefaces, so this feels like it might get added to the already outrageous library of 1200 sooner than later. Thoughts?

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Bethany was one of the featured fonts in last month’s Rising Starsnewsletter put out by MyFonts. It has been doing extremely well since, occupying the top spot of MyFonts’ Bestseller list for weeks. As they claim, Bethany is spirited and spontaneous, but has better legibility than many other handwriting fonts thanks to the openness and simplicity of its shapes. I just like that it looks like it ACTUALLY wasn’t tweaked by a computer and that it is the epitome of Sharpie heaven. Onward ::: Okay, I can honestly say that I love handwriting, but HATE handwriting typefaces. They are all so monotonously predictable. In the 90′s there were a lot of these hideous things floating around. However my thoughts are slowly changing on the subject. With the great technology of Open Type fonts I think the “handwriting” era might be making a …

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