Monday, May 12, 2008

Free Font Maker

Have you ever wanted to make your own typeface? I have.

I had a friend who was a genius at drawing fonts (typefaces). I was soooo jealous. I couldn't even hand letter a simple "This way to the bathroom" sign (which is why I learned to typeset) without it looking like a 4-year-old had lettered it.

Now, with the magic of technology, even I can create customized letters. I'm so excited!

Introduction to FontStruct from fontstruct on Vimeo.

So, check out this cool, free, downloadable font maker at

Of course, if you aren't feeling artistic today, you can download someone else's creation. Just wait til my type-obsessed friend, Sally, sees THIS!

Of course, my first letter is going to be a "B."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bank of America customers - free museums first weekend of every month!

Bank of America is now offering free museum entrance to selected museums in 18 states, on the first weekend of every month - you just show any Bank of America card. (click on link to see more details and which museums are available in your state or vacation destination)

Not all museums are included, but there are some very good ones included in this offer - in Southern California they are:

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
323 857-6000

Long Beach Museum of Latin America Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA

Orange County Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana
Orange County, CA

Orange County Laguna Art Center
307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
Orange County, CA

Riverside Art Center
3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA

San Diego's Birth Aquariam at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla
San Diego, CA

San Diego's Mingei Internatonal Museum at Balboa Park (also one in Escondido)
1439 El Prado - on the Plaza de Panama
San Diego, CA

Escondido California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA

In Northern California, two in San Jose, three in SF (including DeYoung) and two in Sacramento. See website for locations.

Thanks to Naomi for this post.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Free Trip Down Memory Lane .... Musically

Feel like recalling your Senior Year in High School? Well, that's what might happen to you when you click on the year you graduated from high school at the chronologically indexed music site

Songs are indexed based on the year that they were a hit. You click on a year and the Top Ten songs are listed. You can click on a specific song and just hear that one or click on the first one and the rest play sequentially.

A truly wonderful free trip down memory lane. Plays in the background while you work on your computer.... but beware. You may find your fingers immobilized while you sit recalling your senior prom or your first kiss.