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Monday, April 23, 2012

Disaffected and it Feels So Good: Domestic Terrorist, Chicken Hawk, Coward, Child Rapist Ted Nugent embodies Conservatism supports Mitt Romney

Disaffected and it Feels So Good: Domestic Terrorist, Chicken Hawk, Coward, Child Rapist Ted Nugent embodies Conservatism supports Mitt Romney

Sunday, March 25, 2012

It's been a while...

... but I've been carrying out UTF stuff at my regular blog, Under The LobsterScope.

Rest assured, however, that the fonts and web poppers are still available... still at the posted prices (although I do have a giveaway special every month for a donation of $5.00 or more at Under The LobsterScope.)

Should I design any new fonts, they will end up here first.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Web Poppers now available for Blog Designers...

Web Poppers are a collection of small images, averaging 72 x 72 pixels, that are based on Bill's picture font designs and other sources. They can be used to illustrate posts or to comment on any number of issues.

Each set is delivered on CD with 300 of the most popular JPEG images that I use in my own blogs, Under The LobsterScope and Panhandle Vegan. I have been getting great responses to these for the past year and the number of requests that I release them has been substantial.

So here they are.

The complete set costs $39.95, all taxes and shipping included.

Some samples from the 300:

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Now you can buy the whole set...

That's right, all my fonts for $150.00... includes all taxes and shipping.
What a deal.
That includes:
 Bills American Ornaments
 Bills Ampersands
 Bills Asterisks
 Bills Big Bullets
 Bills Brackets
 Bills Dearborn Initials
 Bills DECOrations
 Bills Dingbats
 Bills FISTory
 Bills Modern Diner
 Bills Peculiars
 Bills Printers Pals
 Bills Universal Symbols
 Bills Victorian Ornaments

Friday, September 10, 2010

I've started using my picture fonts to punctuate blog postings.

I was thinking of ways to make postings on my Under The LobsterScope blog get a little more interesting and I came up with Web Poppers. These are small tiles, each having a picture font character on them that I make in PhotoShop. Then I put them into my posts, often alternating left and right sides.

This has been a really fun use of picture fonts and one that you might apply to your web postings. They go well with e-mail, too... and for my printed snail mail, having small illustration tiles on a document can help create focus on particular topics.

In this entry, I have used poppers made from Bill's DECOrations, Bill's Real Rubber Stamps and Bill's Printer's Pals. I've made up a couple hundred of these for my use and enjoy adding them to my publications. You might like them, too.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Setting Poetry with Bill's New Elzevir

Here's a poem by Shel Silverstein set with the Bill's New Elzevir font:

If you'd like to buy Bill's New Elzevir, go HERE.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Presenting it again: our Best Selling Picture Font

Bill's Cast O'Characters

Here's a picture font that you'll find hundreds of uses for. I first released Bill's cast O' Characters 18 years ago using picture images from classic type specimen books of the late 19th  and early 2oth Centuries. There are images which I've used for politics, holidays, humor, office memos and many other items.

We deliver it to you with Mac, PC and OTF fonts in the same package, plus a detailed keyboard chart.

There are 78 characters in all that you get in both Mac and PC versions (in the same set) for $29.00. Good deal, hey? Here's a little animated graphic I put together with this font:

See- 2 minutes without having to draw anything.

Order it here:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bill's Dearborn Initials

Every now and then you need a single fancy letter... maybe you want to key off a paragraph on a page to make it stand out; perhaps you are making a fancy monogram. Whatever. This set of letters was modeled after a set used early in the 20th Century by the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Here's a sample:

Like it? I've been using this font for years with many happy clients.
It costs $29.00 and, like all our fonts, comes with both Mac, PC and Open Type versions... you get all three.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New updates coming soon...

We have a downtime due to a dead laptop battery, but will be back as soon as Amazon delivers.
- BT from a borrowed machine.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Using PhotoShop with Picture and Display Fonts

Sometimes you want to take one design and look at it in different ways. That's where PhotoShop succeeds admirably.

I took 2 of my fonts, Bill's Dingbats (which has a small collection of bar glassware) and Bill's Metropolitan, a sophisticated display font that hearkens back to the cocktail era of the 20s, and put them together:

That gave me a header design to use as a column leader.

However, I wanted to try it somewhat differently to see how I would react to it, and I did this by playing with PhotoShop's filters, adjusting brightness, fuzziness, negativity, etc.
Here's one example:

Now we have a significantly different feeling...more of an evening presence.

You can try lots of variations and have fun.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Designing a Catering Company's logo...

This was a project I was given and I used three UTF fonts and some Photoshop touchups to create it. The fonts are Bill's Modern Diner (waitress), Bill's Cast O'Characters (waiter), and Bill's Light DECO for the text, used, actually, at three different sizes:

I tried a lot of different background colors, but eventually ended up with a really fresh light green.

I LOVE using fonts to create graphics!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bill's New Elzevir

Some display fonts are very different from others in that they are never the first ones you think of using. That's New Elzevir to me. It's often my second... and better... choice. I designed it based on a font I found in a turn of the century (19th to 21st) specimen book.

Here's a sample:

Yes, I used a European crossed 7 in the numerals... but I've been handwriting sevens like that since high school.

Anyway, you can have it for $29.00.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Using Two Fonts to create a Ballot

I used Bill's New Elzevir (coming soon) for the text and and Bill's Printer's Pals for the checkboxes.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Elementary School Package

Quite awhile ago, while my son was in the throes of elementary school (he's a Graduate Student in History now!), I created a pair of fonts which were made to be used by kids learning their alphabets at an early age. I based it on the way I was taught to neatly write letters on a three-lined sheet of paper in first grade... then I matched it with a set of small illustrations that were alphabet-based, plus a string of graphics based on numbers 1 to 10.

The results were Bill's School Letters and Bill's School Daze.

Here are some samples:

I sell the Elementary School Package... both fonts... for $29.00 complete (that means it also includes versions for Macs, PCs and an Open Type set good on either system...Unix, too.) I also pack a keyboard chart for Bill's School Daze.

If you would like to order the package, go here: