Welcome to Found Friday, Vol 38: the first instalment of 2011! This week we have the following: a great website that lets you immediately preview all the fonts on your machine, a list of 30 great apps now available in the new Mac App store, Brand New’s take on the new Starbucks logo, a good quick read on strengthening your design business, and a list of free fonts (some good, some not so good; some old, some new).
This is the single best way to preview your fonts. Quick, simple, free. A must-bookmark for any designer.
The Mac App store just launched yesterday; I briefly checked it out, but the folks over at Appstorm wrote this nice roundup for you. A bunch of great design apps in here, and some for fun too.
Starbucks unveiled a new logo this week, and with it comes the usual storm of controversy – mainly from people who have no idea what they’re talking about. The gents at Brand New give their take on it in this article, and they’re bang-on as usual. Personally, I think the new look is perfect. Simple, iconic, and clean. They’re going the way of Nike, branding themselves with the symbol alone. Kudos to the designers who worked on this project.
You can’t do it all yourself; this is a lesson that all freelancers and/or graphic design business owners need to learn. This article is a quick-read on how to strengthen your business by learning this lesson and applying it.
Everyone likes free stuff, and designers love free fonts! Check out this list – there’s some in here you’re bound to have, as well as hate, but I bet you find at least one or two worthy fonts to add to your collection.
See you next week!