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Handwriting fonts resurrect a lost cursive art

Ever wanted a font that looks like your handwriting? Or a font with better handwriting than you have? Jay Nelson walks us through the options.

Decorative dingbats add design flexibility

With a little exploration into your fonts and a little creative spark, dingbats can make your typographic designs come alive.

Get creative with these iOS apps

The App Store is teeming with mobile offerings designed to kick-start your creative muse, so we've created app collections aimed at designers, illustrators, and photographers.

FontXChange updates with support for Web formats

FontXChange, a font-conversion software program, has been updated to include support for formats used primarily on the Web.

Festive fonts for holiday greetings

Fonts and dingbats for the holiday season don't have to look like they came from 50-year-old greeting cards or wrapping paper. Some of Jay Nelson's favorites this year are modern and quirky, while others are more old-fashioned—but with a twist.

TypeDrawing for iPad

Like its predecessor on the iPhone, this font-driven drawing app offers a lot of fun and can produce some nice-looking images on the tablet's large screen.

Fontographer 5

Powerful, reasonably priced font tool for design studios is worth the wait.

FontXChange 2.5

You can't go wrong with FontXChange 2.5. Its support for .dfont, Multiple Master, OpenType, Mac and Windows PostScript and TrueType, and the new Web Open Font Format is a huge help for Web and print designers and publishers.

PopChar X 5.0

Numerous improvements and fixes grace the new version of PopChar. Here's our review.

Remains of the Day: Why don't we just call it iPadworld?

The iPad is affecting people in all kinds of ways: Some break the law for it, some are cutting back on netbook shipments, and some are feeling really blue about its limited font support.