& the slipper still fits

the ghosts come out to socialize


VNI THUFAP // VIOLATION // AMERICAN TYPERWRITER // BASKERVILLE // DEAR JOE HAND // DESDEMONA // EUPHORIA // FINE STYLE // GEL PEN HEAVY // GREAT VIBES // INKBURROW // JELLYKA // LOVED BY THE KING // NITE CLUB 

Often around holidays there is a call for the perfect font for your perfect project. And while there are more options than you can pin out there, you can never find just the right one. Or, you think you have -  until you go to write it.

Here's why: the fonts look perfect for the words they are typed in. I doubt anyone would love to use Jellyka for "Happy Halloween". The H is too oppressive. But typed as "Mr. Hyde Esq." it looks so creepy and elegant and...perfect for your project.

The key to finding "just the right font" is to know what you like and what you're looking for.
Start like this:

1. I want a font that has a touch of creep, but is not obvious.
2. I want a serif  (or not, or something that looks handmade)
3. The type case will be (fill in the blank, all caps, all subs, a mix)
4. Do I want spacing in my letters? (ALL the texts above have a 50pt spacing to them; space is your friend)
5. The most important letter in my text is (fill in the blank)
6. Will I need a secondary font?

Now you can narrow what you're looking at. Now you can pay specific attention to a certain letter or series of letters. Now you might be able to see why "ghools & goblins" above is spelled with two "o"s and an ampersand, or why "pumpkin carving" is in all caps.

So I ask for you to take these font suggestions as they are. Use them if you can. And remember that without an orange background they look significantly less creepy.

Enjoy!

I bet I'm the only one who remembers "get it started" is a Black Eyed Peas song

Today I feel like sharing. Mostly, because I feel like this little lady here:


Yep. When I finish a project, that's pretty much what I go around saying for two days. And then it occurred to me, sharing something here would actually make sense. So behold - an I maed dis for work - a microsite for your iPad.


News from the Lily Pad


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Pink Lotus Three
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There is this lovely hidden world in a small grove just past the building where I work. You bend low to walk under an old weeping beech tree, well wrinkled with the names and years of students long since graduated, and once through its limbs you see a pond, glassy with calm and dancing with water lilies. Included are three wallpapers made from photos I took just as the light rain came in. Enjoy!

With Love from Anchorage


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Alaska Three
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This summer, I had the exhilarating experience of Alaska. I walked, I flew, I stood in muddy lake water - and I took some photos I can't stop looking at. So I thought I would share. The glacier landscape is of Portage Glacier at the Whitter tunnel stop. The birch root was taken at Red Shirt Lake, and the mountains with dock was taken at my Uncle's plane launch just outside of Anchorage.

See more of my trip here. 
Want iPhone walls? Download them here.