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We wanted to do a quick follow-up post for those who might have missed our announcement of Fontspiration, our sweet new iPhone app that lets you:

  • Create custom designs using hundreds of fonts and dozens of built-in animations
  • Get inspired by new and regularly updated fonts on the live Fontspiration feed
  • Share your creations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Since its release late last year, we’re humbled and excited to see how many of you have been using Fontspiration to its full magical effect. The talent, creativity and designs themselves have been nothing short of amazing and even unexpected in terms of how far you’ve pushed its capabilities.

That’s why we wanted to share some of our favorite works—to show our appreciation, celebrate your love of type, and showcase the best of the best. Who knows, you might discover something new, or connect with another designer that inspires you, which is why we’ve listed our picks’ social channels as well.

Gallery of Greatness: These Top 9 Fontspirationers are just our type

Ranked in no particular order, and we know there’s a lot more awesomeness out there…

Baylee Hart: Fortune Favors The Brave

 

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Whether it’s Typography Tuesday or Favorite Font Friday, we’re with you on the constant hunt for typographic inspiration. That’s why we keep a constant flow of stand out examples streaming through our professional font manager, Suitcase Fusion (and Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

We released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 in the autumn to help you make the most of precious creative time and explore and organize your entire font collection in a single, searchable location.

We created Fontspiration over a year ago as your crystal ball to look into the font future, past and present:

  • Locate new and interesting fonts for your creative work
  • See what other creative pros are using in real-world projects
  • Explore the boundaries of lettering, typography and fonts in design
  • Dig into what professionals from bygone eras have learned about type

The Fontspiration continues—Check out some seasonally-inspired design! Our March pieces feature type by Delve Fonts, Mostar Design, Mahti Type Studio and Cultivated Mind. Take a gander.

Keep Your Design Inspired With New Fontspiration; Mahti Type Studio

Foundry: Mahti Type Studio
Typeface: Delisia Regular
Artist: Blue Collar Agency, designed by Jaime Singer.
Inspiration: Vivid colors from the morning sunrise combined with your AM routine of grinding beans and drinking joe.

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Our new Portfolio release adds support for the latest OS X, advanced reporting features, and more

With the explosion of digital assets and media over the past decade, companies are struggling to keep them organized and accessible while ensuring version control. Locating and distributing files has become a major time and productivity killer.

Fortunately, Extensis Portfolio™ makes digital asset management (DAM) affordable for companies of all sizes. Originally released in October 2014, Portfolio transformed the user experience with suggested, guided search capabilities, millisecond results, a sleek new user interface and elegant thumbnail views. It’s used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies. And it’s just been updated to make it better than ever.

Get Your Assets in Gear with Portfolio 1.5

Portfolio has added full compatibility with Apple® OS X® Yosemite (v10.10) and advanced reporting options. It’s also faster than ever, with new features that increase the efficiency of importing, copying, updating, converting and exporting assets.

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Laura Worthington is a calligrapher and typeface designer in the Pacific Northwest. She crafts original, lovingly handmade letters which form the base of her typeface designs, primarily for use in titling and display. Since we last spoke with her in April of 2014, she’s been busy. She’s taught hand lettering workshops at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, created a smooth version of the Charcuterie collection called Boucherie, and published the Adorn family of fonts—her largest typeface collection yet. An experience she calls, “an insightful and inspiring journey into the world of contemporary calligraphy.” Laura also explored new ground, designing the masculine-inclined script face Voltage, and publishing her first ever free font, Milkshake—available at Fairgoods.com.

Calligraphy Convo with Laura Worthington—Al Fresco by Laura Worthington, elegance with subtle earthiness.

Al Fresco by Laura Worthington, elegance with subtle earthiness.

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The team at Extensis was delighted to lend a hand to at-risk youth in our home city of Portland. We delivered a trunkful of gifts and cash donations to the Transitional Community School. CTS is a private school dedicated to the needs of children of homeless families and people experiencing chronic poverty-related crises.

Extensis Plays Santa for At-Risk Youth—Trunkful of gifts on the way to the Transitional Community School

Trunkful of gifts on the way to the Transitional Community School

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