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Geek Tip: Identify Fonts With What the Font

Even with my vast knowledge of fonts, there are just too many (and so many more created each day) to know what each and every one is. Sometimes you're either curious about what a font you see is, or you want to actually use it.

The website My Font is your new aid; they have a webapp called What the Font, which allows you to upload a JPG or enter a URL with the font, and it will try its hardest to identify it.

If the font you selected is not a known font (like the custom one created for Blueprint magazine, seen here), it will suggest a few different fonts that are close. Fontabulous!

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eu eu 8 years
I use this site quit a lot. It's brilliant and a big help for my work!!
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
omg, LOVE!!!!
calamari calamari 8 years
Hi ilanac13. I think you are absolutely right. Most of the time, it is better to develop your own design using your own font choices. I use what the font when I am asked to match a specific company or brand's advertising style. It also helps when you are trying to rebuild a logo.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
are there really people out there that are super into what fonts are being used? i guess if you're designing a webpage or something, and you're taking in elements from other sites that you like, then it makes sense, but honestly i think that it's just as easy to check out fonts from a drop down.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I am going to pass this on to my clients, they will think I'm rad ;-)
dragonfly79 dragonfly79 8 years
Ahh! Great idea!
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
How awesome!
kayedizzle kayedizzle 8 years
this is kind of brilliant.
calamari calamari 8 years
millarci is right. I've been using this site for a couple of years and it does a remarkable job of identifying fonts. It's brilliant.
millarci millarci 8 years
I use it all the time. It can be a big help! I'll have a client come in with something they need recreated (that in a *sigh* flatten jpeg image) and I need to figure out the font. There is just too many out there to remember.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
this is so awesome!
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