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Cute Illustration Tutorials

Thursday, 17 May 2012 | Design, Tutorials

I am absolutely loving Adobe Illustrator and digital drawing at the moment! Having designed in Photoshop for the past 10 years, I had found the concept of Illustrator completely foreign. So I decided to brush up on my skills and found a couple of cutesy illustration tutorials (links provided below if you are interested in doing these tutorials). Here are the results:

Fun balloon font
Kitsch storybook characters

  1. Getting Carried Away with Balloon Lettering
  2. Create the First Page of a Fairy Tale Story Book, with a Hint of Kitsch


Fab Font Friday ~ Love Potion No. 10

Friday, 04 May 2012 | Design, Typography

Fav Font: Love Potion No. 10A font to say 'I love you!'Love Potion No. 10 on stationery and labels
I am loving this romantic, cheeky little font! Designed by Hannes von Döhren, Love Potion No. 10 also includes extravagant ligatures, swash letters, catchwords, arrows, borders, social media icons and other little ornaments. This beautifully hand drawn serif type family is perfect for the handmade/boutique style design. The designer specifically created this font to be used in applications for food, clothing, living, wedding stationery or anywhere where love is in the air!

Great for: Hand-drawn / Handmade / Boutique Designs
Source: MyFonts


Fab Font Friday ~ Brownstone

Friday, 27 April 2012 | Design, Typography

Brownstone is an original 21st-century design, yet one subtly infused with historical and cultural references – keen observers might spot influences from decorative typefaces of 19th-century foundries.

Brownstone has broad appeal to modern audiences. A soft, monoline sans-serif, with elements of Swiss geometry (see the ‘k’ and ‘x’), its marriage of highly legible, draftsman-like letterforms with decorative swashes and ornaments reflects – the old-meets-new aesthetic of the DIY craft culture seen in Brooklyn and other urban centers. It’s ornamental but unfussy, romantic but understated – a design theme well-suited to recession-era cynicism.

Great for: DIY Craft / Handmade Designs
Source: MyFonts