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Huge Creative Font Bundle (Including Web Fonts) Just $28

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 Graphic designers Scrapbookers Print designers Web designers

11 Incredibly Creative, Best-Selling Fonts for Designers (+ Extras)

After many requests for another creative font bundle, we’ve done it again! This bundle includes 11 best-selling, hugely versatile creative font families. These fonts are not only beautiful, but include varying weights, styles, and even bonus packs to give you ultimate typographic control. Even better – every font includes web font versions AND extended licensing!

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Why We Think This is the Greatest Font Deal Ever

After the huge success of our last creative font bundle, we set out to bring you guys something even more awesome.

Before you scroll down to the typographic goodness, I wanted to share why we think we’ve brought you the greatest font deal of all time:

  • The 11 fonts in this deal are already best sellers, and among the best creative fonts in the world. Not only are they absolutely beautiful, but they include tons of extra weights, styles and bonus packs including symbol fonts/icons. The attention to detail in these fonts shines through, and they’re true works of art.
  • Generally deals in this price range give you 1-2 fonts max. By including 11 fonts of this quality, we’re giving you quality and quantity, with unbeatable value. You’re saving 94% on this bundle, which is truly unprecedented for fonts of this quality.
  • All fonts in this bundle include web versions, at absolutely no extra cost to you. These web versions would normally skyrocket the price, so to get them for free is pretty insane.
  • As well as web versions, we’ve secured you the best licensing possible! There is an extended license on all fonts in this bundle. This means that not only are they OK for commercial projects, but you can use these fonts in items that you sell. The only restriction is that you cannot redistribute the fonts directly (i.e.: ‘as is’).

So without further ado, on to the font goodness!

Albatross

Altus Complete Font Family

Altus is a legible display family with both a sans-serif and serif version, as well as unique ornaments and extras. Altus is playfully hand drawn, but legible enough to be used as text. It works well with others, and has both uppercase and lowercase. The uppercase has a hint of a unicase flavor for a little extra playfulness. Opentype features include standard ligatures and discretionary ligatures.

This font includes web versions

Huge Creative Font Bundle

BONUS: Altus Extras Pack

Altus also includes this great extras pack, containing lovely hand-drawn frames and flourishes.

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Castor Complete Font Family

Castor is a wood type and letterpress hybrid based on grotesque letterforms. It’s a vintage distressed display with 3 options for each letter; Uppercase, lowercase, and alternates. Castor comes complete with 4 styles plus catchwords, unique ‘catchword dividers’ (horizontal rules), ornaments, as well as a free set of extras! (grunge, dividers and bullets) The catchwords, ornaments, and dividers are designed to compliment the font family giving it a ton of diversity, and the designer unlimited creative options. Opentype features include alternate letters and numbers, double letter ligatures for realism, subscript numbers,and superscript numbers.

Castor Complete includes:
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1.) Castor One
2.) Castor One Oblique
3.) Castor Two
4.) Castor Two Oblique
(All fonts above include: 500 Glyphs, Alternates, Ligatures, Subscript & Superscript Numbers)
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5.) Castor Catchwords (114 Glyphs)
6.) Castor Catchword Dividers (164 Glyphs, 8 variations for each catchword)
7.) Castor Ornaments (84 Glyphs)
8.) Castor Extras (56 Glyphs, Grunge, Bars & Dividers, Bullets)

This font includes web versions

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BONUS: Castor Ornaments Pack

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Oil Change

Oil Change is a hand drawn 3D display font with more personality than you can shake a stick at. It’s perfect for your more creative projects, and has a really personal feel to it.

This font includes web versions

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Sparhawk Complete Font Family

Sparhawk in it’s obvious form is a 3D layered display font, but its packed with over 300 swashes, extremely rare in the 3D font world. Every single swash is hand drawn for extreme realism.

The lowercase are small caps and the swashes are designed to be used mostly with the lowercase letters (top and drop swashes), but the drop (bottom) swashes also work well with all caps.

Sparhawk’s large character set and plethora of alternates makes it perfect for logo type, birthdays, weddings, bands… the list goes on.

All features include: 8 Awesome Layer Styles, 15 sets of Stylistic Alternates (over 300+ Individually Drawn Swashes), Double-Letter Ligatures for upper and lowercase, and Contextual Alternates.

This product includes all 9 fonts in OTF and TTF format.
All styles contain 573 Glyphs, 15 Stylistic Sets, Contextual Alternates, Ligatures, over 300 Alternate Swashes
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Sparhawk Regular
Sparhawk Fill
Sparhawk Outline
Sparhawk Outline Fill
Sparhawk Bold
Sparhawk Bold Fill
Sparhawk Black
Sparhawk Shadow
Sparhawk Extras

This font includes web versions

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BONUS: Sparhawk ‘Extras’ Font

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Kimmy Design

Appareo Complete Font Family

Inspired by vintage books and the pages within, Appareo is an imperfect, worn serif font that comes in three weights. Each weight is has a varying degree of distress, from Black, in which the press and ink fully set into the page, to Medium, Light and Extralight, where the texture is heaviest. Each weight also has a custom italics version of each character.

To fully give the authentic feel of worn pages of dusty of books, Appareo has 5 character variations assigned through Contextual Alternatives using Opentype features. This allows no two same letters to ever be found near each other.

Appareo also has a set of graphic elements, including frame, banners, borders, arrows, etc in the same style and texture.

This font includes web versions

Huge Creative Font Bundle

BONUS: Appareo Extras

The Appareo font family is supported by a huge bonus graphics pack, containing a wide selection of frames and clipart. These graphics come in .png, .ai, .pdf and .eps formats.

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Latino Type

Ride My Bike

Ride my bike is a fresh handmade typeface inspired by street style and the new culture that moves pedaling around the city.

Perfect for use in headlines, brands and fashion photography compose alternative, thanks to its leading characters, terminals, alternate characters and ligatures that you can find in the Pro version. This version contains more than 600 glyphs.

The ‘Dingbats’ font in this family has 91 dingbats, very fun to compliment and accentuate the handmade design.

If you do not want to ride so fast, you can find a version without OpenType features – Essential.

This font includes web versions

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Ride My Bike (Serif)

Ride my bike Serif is a new version of successful handmade typeface Ride My Bike designed by Coto Mendoza. Inspired by street style and the new culture that moves pedaling around the city.

Perfect for use in headlines, brands and fashion photography compose alternative, thanks to its leading characters, terminals, alternate characters and ligatures that you can find in the Pro version. This time with serif.

The ‘Ornaments’ font in this family has 121 dingbats, very fun to compliment and accentuate the handmade design.

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Trend

Trend is a font made of layers, taking as a basis a sans and a slab font. We’ve included all weights and variations, giving you the complete font family.

It is the result of observation, search and study of the last global trends. Trend tries to capture the aesthetics of fashion or even fashion itself, integrating elements of a very popular and current trend.

It is a typeface designed to be used without need to add anything external to it, because it has all components required for this.
Trend is trending.

This font includes web versions

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Trend Hand-Made

We’ve included the complete font family for Trend Hand-Made the more arty cousin of the regular Trend font family.

This also includes varying weights and styles, and is absolutely beautiful to use in your more creative work!

This font includes web versions

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Yellow Design Studio

Anondyne Complete Font Family

Anodyne is a warm and weathered all-caps font from Yellow Design Studio with hand-printed texture and unique shadow options. Features include four distress variations for each letter and at least two for every other character. Double-letter ligatures add realism by eliminating identical texture in adjacent characters.

Layering regular and shadow versions allows independent control of the shadow color. Switch between lower-case and capital letters to change texture, or use opentype contextual alternates for additional, extra-distressed variations. Anodyne has an extended character set for multiple language support.

Includes 6 fonts in OTF format:
Anodyne
Anodyne Italic
Anodyne Shadow
Anodyne Shadow Italic
Anodyne Combined
Anodyne Combined Italic

This font includes web versions

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Veneer Complete Font Family

Veneer from Yellow Design Studio is a high resolution hand-crafted letterpress font that’s vintage and authentic with a touch of grunge. It’s highly customizable with six distress options for every letter and three for all other characters, and because it’s remarkably detailed, it looks great even at very large sizes. In addition it includes a matching set of funky extras!

The Veneer family includes Veneer, Veneer Two, and Veneer Three with Veneer containing the least distressed characters and Veneer Three the most. Mix and match as desired to create realistic letterpress type.

TIP: In Photoshop Veneer looks best with anti-aliasing set to “smooth”. Because of Veneer’s high level of detail, it may process more slowly in some applications.

Includes 8 fonts in OTF format:
Veneer
Veneer Italic
Veneer Two
Veneer Two Italic
Veneer Three
Veneer Three Italic
Veneer Extras
Veneer Extras Italic

This font includes web versions

Huge Creative Font Bundle

Full Deal Terms & Licensing:

Deal terms can sometimes be ambiguous, so we wanted to clarify them here for you.

This deal includes extended licensing. This means that as well as using these fonts within personal and commercial projects, you can also use them in designs/products that you resell. This could be anything from a poster print to a web banner.

The only restriction is that you can’t resell these fonts directly, but of course, you already knew that!

Here’s a quick overview of all the fonts included in this bundle, and remember, each font also includes web versions, at no extra cost to you:

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Create a Grungy Indie Band Poster

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

Today’s design tutorial will show you how to make use of the 11 incredible fonts available through our current Huge Creative Font Bundle deal.

You’ll learn how to create an indie poster design, and in true form to the genre we’ll be introducing plenty of lovely grungy, graphic touches to our design. Amazingly, most of the graphical icons and elements in this poster can be achieved through the tons of extra options available with your new fonts, and I’ll be walking you through how to use these today.

Remember, the Huge Creative Font Bundle only has a few short days left before it expires forever. After that, the price of all these fonts goes back up to $595. Be sure to grab it now to get the full 95% discount.

Here’s a look at the final design we’ll be creating today:

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Step 1:

Open up Photoshop. Create a new document (1800px x 2800px, 300dpi resolution).

Download this great Old Paper Texture by caminopalmero

Old Paper Texture

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Step 2:

Download the 5 High Resolution 2 Lil Owls Textures from the Freebie area and paste ‘2LO – Creative Masks set 2 – 20.jpg’ on to your canvas, scaling to fit.

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Set the opacity to 90% and the blend mode to screen. Lock the layer and keep this the top layer throughout the process.

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Step 3:

Create a group called ‘background’ and move the Old Paper Texture Layer into it.

We’ll be working in this group for the next few steps to keep everything organised!

Download this cool picture of some vinyl from Public Domain Pictures:

Abstract Audio Background

Paste it onto your canvas and set the blend mode to multiply.

The image will be featured in roughly the bottom third of the design, so move it down to feature an interesting section. You can always adjust this at any time.

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Apply a layer mask so that the image takes up roughly one third of the canvas. The composition should look something like this:

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Step 4:

Create a new layer and fill it with black. Set the blend mode to multiply and the opacity to 50%.

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Step 5:

Download the 2 Lil Owls Free Textures + Source File from the Freebie area.

Paste the texture 2LO Distressed 2 on to your canvas and transform to fit.

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Set the blend mode to multiply and opacity to 50%.

Adjust the hue/saturation to the following:

Hue/Saturation Settings:

Colorize: selected
Hue: 310
Saturation: 15
Lightness: +15

It should now look something like this:

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Step 6:

Download a music related vector. I’m using this great headphones vector, from one of our previous deals.

Select the headphones and paste on to your canvas so it fits roughly like the image below:

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Set the blend mode to overlay and the opacity to 70%.

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Step 7:

Draw a white circle like so on the canvas and set the layer opacity to 25%.

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Create a layer mask so the circle cuts off at the vinyl image.

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Step 8:

Ok, now we get to play with some of the awesome fonts in the current deal!

Create a new group called ‘Header’ – we’ll be working in here for the next few steps.

Start by exploring the fonts in your new font bundle. Within Kimmy Design > Appareo, you’ll find a pack for ‘Appareo Extras’. Within this, you’ll find loads of great extra graphics like badges, symbols and ribbons.

Open the Aperacium_Extras.eps file in Illustrator and paste the following badge towards the top of your canvas and resize so it looks something like this:

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Adjust the hue/saturation to the following:

Hue/Saturation Settings:

Colorize: selected
Hue: 310
Saturation: 10
Lightness:+7

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Step 9:

From the Aperacium_Extras.eps file select the following banner and paste it on to your canvas. Stretch it out with the transform tool so it looks a bit like this:

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Adjust the hue/saturation to the following:

Hue/Saturation Settings:

Colorize: unselected
Hue: 0
Saturation: 0
Lightness: +100

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Select Veneer Regular as the font (again, you can find this is in the Huge Creative Font Bundle), set the size to 18pt, the colour to #252425 and justification to centre. Type (without the quotation marks) “y Design Cuts proudly presents y”

Select each “y” and change the font to Veneer Extras Regular to turn it into a star icon.

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Step 10:

Select Appareo Black as the font, set the size to 35pt and colour to #ede7e3. Type “26th” and place over the badge just above the banner:

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Finally for the header group, change the font to Appareo Black italic and the size to 10pt. Using all caps, type “Friday” and position it above “26th”.

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Step 11:

Select Trend Slab Five as the font, size to 45pt, justification to centre and the colour to #fcff01.

Type “Indie Music Night” with “Night” on a new line. Change the font size of “Night” to 60pt.

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Duplicate the layer. Select the text and change the font to Trend Slab Three and the colour to #252425. Set the layer blend mode to multiply.

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Step 12:

Create a new group called ‘featuring’. Select Castor One Regular as the font, size to 30pt, justification to centre and colour to #ffffff.

Type “Featuring” and position to the centre of your canvas.

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Select Trend HM Ornaments as the font, size to 35pt. Type a lowercase “t” to get the right-pointing arrow. On a new text layer type “s” to get the left-pointing arrow and position them both centrally either side of the word “featuring”.

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Finally for this step, select Appareo Black as the font, size 14pt and colour to #fcff01. Type “Special Guests”. Position centrally like in the image below:

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Step 13:

Now we need to let people know what super cool bands are playing ;)

Create a new group called ‘bands’. All the text in this step is the colour #ffffff.

Select Ride My Bike Serif Pro Bold as the font, size 48pt, centre justification. Type “Font Bundle and the Extras” so it sits on two lines like in the image below. Select the text on the second line and reduce the size to 40pt.

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Select Veneer Regular as the font, size 38pt, left justification. Type “The Design Cutters k” so it sits on two lines like in the image. Select the letter “k” and change the font to Veneer Extras Regular to get the skull icon.

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Finally for this step, select Castor Catchwords Regular as the font, size 45pt. Type a lowercase “a” and position centrally between the two band names.

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Step 14:

For the final step, create one last group called “footer” to keep the layers in.

Select a simple sans-serif font, such as Helvetica or Arial, set the size to 14pt and the colour to #ffffff. Hold down the backwards-slash until it forms a line that fills the width of the canvas. Position so that it covers where the main part of the poster and the vinyl image meet.

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Select Castor Catchwords Regular as the font, size 48pt and colour #fcff01. Type an uppercase “B” and place centrally on the dividing line.

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Going back to your ‘header’ group duplicate the banner layer and flip vertically. Drag this towards the bottom of the canvas similar to the image below:

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Select the font Trend HM Slab One, size 25pt and the colour to #252425. Type “Your Local Indie Club” and manually transform the text to fit the banner. In this instance, it’ll need narrowing down a bit.

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Select Castor Catchwords Regular, size 60pt and colour #fcff01. Type a lowercase “z” to get the “Free” badge.

Select Castor One Regular, size 30pt and colour #ffffff. Type “Entry” and place next to the “Free” badge.

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Select HM Trend Slab Four as the font, size 30pt and the colour #fcff01. Type “9pm r 2am”.

Finally, celect the “r” and change the font to Trend HM Ornaments and the colour to #ffffff to change it to the arrow.

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AND WE’RE DONE!

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I had a blast writing it for you. This is only a small example of the variety of fonts and extras that are included in the current deal, so have fun exploring it in more depth and creating some great designs! If you create your own original work then please do send it over. We always love seeing what our community are working on.

Remember, there’s only a few days left to get our massive font bundle for just $28, so if you don’t want to miss out, we recommend buying it now.

Huge Creative Font Bundle (Including Web Fonts + Extended License) – 95% Off

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Enjoy this tutorial? You’ll love this week’s deal:

Design a Typographic, Retro Inspired Poster

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

Hello Design Cutters! Today we have an awesome retro tutorial for you, showing you how to design an ad poster using the typefaces in our current deal. The advert is promoting vacuum tubes, and is inspired by fantastic vintage packaging designs for these things.

You’ll learn plenty of great techniques such as:

  • How to edit regular fonts into a more customised outcome (using line heights, kerning, ligatures and glyphs).
  • How to layer up various textures to give an authentic retro outcome
  • How to properly organise your design research and get inspired for your main design project.
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Follow along with this tutorial: Download the freebie

Today we have a HUGE freebie for all you design geeks to enjoy. Kimmy from Kimmy Design has kindly agreed to offer her Appareo Extras pack for the Design Cuts community. This pack regularly sells for $12, so is one of our biggest freebies to date. It contains dozens of cool badges, signs and ribbons, and is ideal for your illustration work.

Remember, this freebie is just a tiny sample taken from our current deal Huge Creative Font Bundle (Including Web Fonts) Just $28 (95% Off). Most of the 11 awesome fonts included, come with packs of extra graphics, ligatures and more. It’s packed with value, as well as extended licensing on all items.

Enter your email below to download the free Appareo extras pack, so you can follow along with this tutorial easily.

Let’s get started!

The tutorial will make use of the cool alternate characters from Sparhawk for the main title:

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

We’ll exploit Castor’s roughness for a sub-header, and some of its extra characters to quickly craft a badge for our center piece:

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Finally, the clean and elegant Altus will be used for body copy:

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Remember, you can grab these fonts and more as part of our Huge Creative Font Bundle (Including Web Fonts) for 95% Off.

The tutorial was written by Simon, one of the partners and designers at Studio Ace of Spade, who you might remember from the Swiss design-inspired poster tutorial, or textured owl illustration tutorials. To Simon!

STEP 1: RESEARCH AND CONCEPTUALIZING

Hello all! I’m excited for this tutorial, because unlike the Swiss design poster tutorial, we’ll also get to play a bit with textures.

Ater looking through the typefaces composing the deal, their vintage flair immediately made me think of old product ads. At the same time, I was researching vacuum tubes types for a guitar amplifier purchase, and found these amazing old tube packagings. The subject for the tutorial was just a matter of connecting the dots.

Let’s have a look at some of the reference material I’m talking about. First, there’s this amazing box for a Raphone EABC80 valve. It dates back to the 1960s.

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The box’s design is simple, straight to the point, and features that beautiful, iconic treatment of the valve.

Second, there’s this box for a Louden F1 valve. This one dates back to the late 1920s.

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The box features beautiful type, and a very sweet line drawing of its content.

Both of these make great use of type, and of only a few colors to present their content. I personally just love how efficient these are. You should also note that I’ve looked at this Mullard PM5D box, but the way the valve was drawn didn’t fit the overall design of the poster in the end.

Let me also take a few seconds to extend my deepest thanks and admiration to Allan, the creator of the National Valve Museum. He’s been painstakingly assembling his collection of tubes, boxes, adverts, and more, just for fun. If you find the site useful, consider donating a buck or two.

Now, after the research and inspiration gathering, it’s time to start thinking about our poster. I’ve chosen to work with an 11″x17″ format, but you could certainly work on bigger or smaller.

Once the format was chosen, I started sketching potential layouts. See below.

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As you can see, there are two options here. The one on the left is using some of the extra elements presents in the typefaces to get a badge that would support the tube at the center. The color scheme is drawn from the Raphone packaging (teal, yellow, and off-white). The title runs all the way across, in order to feature the title type piece as big as possible.

The concept on the right features a more complex, spiral-like element to support the valve. The copy is written at the bottom of the poster, on a dedicated, solid band of color.

While the concept on the right seemed more prone to focus people to look at the center point of the poster, its smaller space for a title and for copy made me decide to develop the other layout instead. Also, the left concept’s badge can be obtained almost ready-made from the Castor typeface, rather than having to be created from scratch.

Now that we know what we’re creating, let’s get started.

STEP 2: THE ACTUAL VALVE

Well, if you look at my sketch closely, I actually drew a tube prototype.

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After a few attempts, here’s what I ended up with.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

You can see my first attempt on the top left. The overall feel is decent, but I was really unhappy with the highlights. I then proceeded to directly trace the valve illustration (top row, middle). I had the same frustration over the highlights. I then proceeded to trace over a few more options (top right, bottom left, and bottom middle), to still not obtain a satisfying result. The bottom middle option is a good render, but didn’t fit the feel of the poster.

I then proceeded to see what my other options were. I then remembered that I had a sweet collection of three great books filled of a plethora of vintage illustrations, called “Scan this book” (you SHOULD totally get them – find them on Amazon: #1, #2, and #3).

I found the perfect tube in there, scanned it, and live traced it. See the settings below:

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

I’m not sure I have the right to include the tube image as a downloadable resource, but a quick search on DeviantArt returned results that could replace it. If you want to push it further, I can only encourage you to create your own tube asset, based or not on the ones you can find on these old packagings.

STEP 3: LET’S BUILD A POSTER

Let’s talk color palette

First, let’s start by establishing our color palette. I sampled mine from the Raphone box. I’ll use the yellow as my background color, the blue as my “black,” and the off-white for my mid-tones.

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Creating a new file in Adobe Illustrator

This is pretty straight forward. As I’ve said earlier, I’m working with an 11″x17″ canvas.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Using a grid

In order to give the poster a structure, I used a six-column grid from this handy grid kit from the Arsenal (168 grids, both in Ai and InD format). Note that you don’t have to use a grid, but it greatly speeds up the process of building the layout of the poster.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Note also that I’m just placing the grid in its own, locked layer. The rest of the poster will be built in layers underneath the grid layer. This allows for the grid to stay overlayed on top of everything as we build. I strongly suggest to turn the grid on and off at regular intervals through the building of the poster, in order to get a sense of how the poster flows together.

Placing our elements

Time to track down our main elements:

  • A yellow rectangle for the background
  • Our vacuum tube asset
  • The badge element
  • The title
  • The main copy text

A yellow rectangle

Another straight forward step: create an 11″x17″ rectangle, filled in #d1b72b yellow, and place it in your canvas. I gave it its own “bg” layer as well, which you can lock as we won’t touch it again.

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The vacuum tube, part 1

I just placed the tube on its own layer, at the center of my document. It stands at 4″ tall, and its color has been switched to our #022b3c dark blue. We’ll touch the tube again later, once the badge is ready to be put in place. But for now, you could lock the layer.

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The title

Here’s a preview of what we’ll be creating. It uses only two of Sparhawk’s styles.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Using Sparhawk can seem tricky at first, but it’s actually very simple. You just layer the various type styles you want to combine. Start by creating a Title layer, and type “Killer tone” in it.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Next, we’re going to create the base of the title. Let’s switch our type to Sparkawk Black, increase its size (around 174 points is agood place to start), and change its color to our dark blue.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

We’re now going to track down the various character alternates we’re interested in through the Glyph panel (Window > Type > Glyphs). Simply highlight the character you want to replace, browse the Glyph pannel until you find the one you want, double click, and tadaa, you’ve got yourself a new glyph in your text box.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Pursue the operation until you’ve tracked down all the alternates you’re interested in. Simply keep in mind the end effect we’re looking to achieve: a two line, slightly sheared upwards title. Your letters’ extensions should look harmonious with that direction.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once the letters are selected, it’s time to put the title on two lines. Once you’ve added a line break in your text line, use your tab key or space bar to align the word “Tone” to your liking. I chose to roughly line up the right edge of the “T” with the “R.”

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The next step is to shear the type upwards. This functionality is available through the right click menu > Transform > Shear, and gives us the ability to angle shapes and objects. I’ve used a vertical shear at an angle of .

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Now is also a good time to fine tune the line spacing. I want a tighter title block, for a little bit of extra impact. With your type still at 174 points, reduce the line spacing at 161 points.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And now comes the last bit: just do a copy of your title (CTRL/CMD+C), and paste it in front (CTRL/CMD+F). Select that top copy, and switch its color to our off-white.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The last thing to do is to switch its typeface to Sparhawk Outline Fill, and you’ve got yourself a sweet looking title. It certainly isn’t “real” hand drawn type, but it comes damn close.

This is also the time to fine tune the width of the title to come to the edges of the grid. This brought my final type size slightly above 176 points.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The badge

The badge will also be relatively quick and easy to construct. We’ll use the badge that’s hidden under the number “8″ in the Castor Ornament typeface. It’s the one with a red stroke on the image below. The one with an orange stroke would be a solid second choice.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

But wait, how do we turn this monochrome type character into this bi-color badge? Don’t worry, the step by step process is indicated below!

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

First up, let’s create a Badge layer. It’ll need to be placed below the tube layer. Then, use your type tool (set to the Castor Ornament typeface) to obtain the badge symbol.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The size doesn’t matter too much (mine’s at 500 points), because as soon as you’ve got the badge symbol, transform it to outlines (right click menu > Create outlines). This will allow us to edit the actual vector shape of the badge, and to decompose it into its outer rim and core shape.

The kicker is that here, the badge is a compound path once switched to outlines and ungrouped.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

What are compound paths? Adobe’s online help offers the following definition:

Compound paths

Compound paths let you use an object to cut a hole in another object. For example, you can create a doughnut shape from two nested circles. Once you create a compound path, the paths act as grouped objects. You can select and manipulate the objects separately using the Direct Selection tool or Group Selection tool; or you can select and edit the combined path.

Basically, they are shapes that allow you to have transparent parts in them. What we need to do here is an operation called releasing the compound path. We’re going to break the relationship between all these shapes that create the worn aspect of the badge, in order to be able to individually assign colors to all of them. It’s quite simple to do so: pull up your right click menu and select “Release the compound path.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

This gives us access to all of the shapes, although it turns them all black.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

It’s now going to be a game of color assigning, erasing, combining, and merging, in order to get to our result. If you scroll a bit back up, you can see half of the result we’re looking for: a dark blue outer rim, a yellow (or transparent) inner rim, and an off-white inner rim that has a dark blue stroke. There are also no grunge elements in the final badge.

Let’s start by making the outer rim dark blue.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Then, find the inner rim, and make it off-white. You can also right away add the 5 points stroke, aligned to the inside.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that’s done, you can delete the small leftover black shapes.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Switch the reminding black shape to yellow, and you’ll have a full badge.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

After that, it’s time to turn the grid back on, to center the badge in our canvas, and to size it so it occupies the width of the four central columns.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

You can bump the thickness of the stroke up a bit. Mine got bumped off from 9 and some points to 15 points.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The last series of steps concerning the badge is to add these two set of horizontal lines. These come from our trusty Castor ornament typeface. I tracked these down using the Glyph panel.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

The typeface offers us a variety of dividers options. The ones I’ve used are at the bottom here. I like their very rugged appearance, but the two other options would be just as acceptable.

The process is similar to what we’ve done with the badge character. Turn the divider you’ve chosen into outlines (Right click menu > Create outlines). Switch its color to blue. Create a copy of the line, that you’ll place a bit down from the first one, in order to get two parallel lines.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that’s done, grab the two lines, and place them close to your badge, vertically centered in your canvas. You’ll then play with the size and spacing of the lines until you it a proportion relationship between them and the badge that you’ll be comfortable with. The spacing and size values won’t be the same depending of the divider you’ve chosen.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

A little touch to hide the heavy copy and pasting we’ve been doing: choose one of the two lines, and flip it upside-down. This will trick people into believing you drew two individual shapes, rather than just duplicate one multiple times.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that’s done, we’re going to duplicate these and place the copies on the right side of the badge. Use Copy (CTRL/CMD+C) and Paste in front (CTRL/CMD+F), as it will speed the process up. Make sure the lines are properly centered in your canvas when done, and that they’re place underneath the other badge objects.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that your lines are in place, and that they’re properly named in your layer palette, it’s time to get rid of the parts of the lines that run beyond our canvas. You could just delete the excess by using the Scissors tool (you call call it by pressing C on your keyboard), and carefully cut, using the edge of the artboard as a guide. You can also use a layer mask, which gives you access to the parts of the lines you have hidden at anytime, just in case you need them. I’m going to show you how to use a layer mask, as non-destructive processes are better to master.

First, let’s draw a transparent rectangle of the exact width of our document (11″), and that’s as tall as the grid row our lines are in.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Make sure that the rectangle is above the lines in your layer palette. Once that’s accomplished, select the four lines as well as the rectangle.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that’s done, simply pull up your right click menu and choose “Make clipping mask” (if the option isn’t available, you can access it through Object > Clipping mask > Make). The result is quite simple: Ai will display anything within the boundaries of our rectangle, and hide anything beyond them. That new “group” of elements will be combined into what’s called a Clip group. I renamed mine “Badge lines clip group.”

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And the badge itself is done. Now, it’s time to fine tune our tube.

The tube

It’s time to bring back the tube from the oblivion of hidden and locked layers.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

My tube object stands at 4.25″ tall, and it’s centered within the badge and canvas. The only little thing I want to add in there is a little bloc of yellow behind some of it, to highlight some of its details (type, filament, etc).

I’m using the Blob brush (SHIFT+B)to do so, as it’ll create just one big shape at the end. Lock the tube, and start painting in yellow. Tip: you can edit your brush size by double clicking on the tool’s icon.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

I’ve put the shape I created with the blob brush in bright pink so you can see it better.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And here it is in its final yellow color. It’s very subtle, but helps to highlight the tube’s little details.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

We’re now done with the tube and badge. The last thing we need to add is the copy!

The copy

Start by creating a new “Copy” layer, and drag it below your badge layer. Once that’s in place, simply write “TUBES: THE BEST TONE. PERIOD” in Castor One in the row below the badge. I’ve horizontally centered the type, and it goes all the way across when sized at 66 points.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Castor includes these amazing alternate characters that can give it this credible, organic letter-pressed feel. My screenshot below might not be the best, but know that you can easily use the Stylistic alternates functionality of your Type/open type panel to bring some of these alternative characters into your text block.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Simply center the sub-header vertically and horizontally in the row below the badge once you’re done fine-tuning the text, and we’re done.

The next piece of copy are three text blocks at the bottom of our poster. I grabbed relevant-ish copy from Wikipedia (more specifically, from the Vaccum tube page and the Tube sound page):

“In electronics, a vacuum tube is a device controlling electric current through a vacuum in a sealed container. The simplest vacuum tube, the diode, contains only two elements; current can only flow in one direction through the device between the two electrodes, as electrons emitted by the hot cathode travel through the tube and are collected by the anode.”

“Addition of a third and additional electrodes allows the current flowing between cathode and anode to be controlled in various ways. The device can be used as an electronic amplifier, a rectifier, an electronically controlled switch, an oscillator, and for other purposes.”

“Tube sound is the characteristic sound associated with a vacuum tube-based audio amplifier. After introduction of solid state amplifiers, tube sound appeared as the logical complement of transistor sound, which had some negative connotations due to crossover distortion of early transistor amplifiers. The audible significance of tube amplification on audio signals is a subject of continuing debate among audio enthusiasts.”

I’ve simply copied and pasted these three paragraph in three text blocks in the last row of my grid. Each block is two columns wide. The text is set in Altus that’s 14 points tall. The paragraphs are justified, with the last line aligned to the left. There’s also no hyphenation allowed.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Done!

And now, you can turn the grid off, and admire your poster!

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

STEP FOUR: LET’S ADD TEXTURES

What are we trying to accomplish here?

My aim with adding textures to this poster is to make it look old. Say, you just found this 50 years old thing in your attic or something. In order to accomplish this, you’ll need stuff like stain textures, paper textures, noisy textures… I’m going to list the ones I’ve used below, but feel free to use your own! Note also that will be switching to Adobe Photoshop for this part of the tutorial.

Resource list

This list of nine textures should get you started nicely. I’ve been collecting and making textures actively for the past three to four years, and my library is quite big (40+ Gb). I know my texture library very well, and usually I’m able to pick the ones I’ll be using on a project ahead of time based on the desired outcome. Seven of the ones below are some that I’ve not made myself. Note that the two that are mine are part of pack I’m selling on my Creative Market store, The Shop.

Note that you’ll also need a Ps action from the good people at Go Media that I’m calling “Aged 2W.” You can download it in this post (and read the poster tutorial should you feel so inclined). If you don’t want to read the tutorial, you can also try this direct link to it.

Once you’ve assembled your resources, it’s time to start.

A new Ps document

We want a document with the same specifications than our Ai document: 11″x17″ @ 300 dpi. Just note that I’m choosing to use an RGB color mode, as some of the aging trickery I’m using only supports the RGB color mode. You can always convert your file back to CMYK when exporting it to print. And most printers that know what they’re doing would be able to work with your RGB file anyways, even though CMYK is what they prefer.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

In Ai, select and copy your whole poster (minus the grid).

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Then paste it as a Smart object in your empty Ps document. Make sure it properly fills the canvas.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once that’s done, it’s time to bring in our textures. I’m not going to detail the process I’m following for all the textures, as it’s very much the same. I do however want to point out a few things along the way.

First texture: BB_AntiqueEnvelope_04.jpg

Go ahead and bring the texture into your file.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Note that I’m sizing the envelope texture so the top and bottom flaps aren’t visible. I’m also slightly offsetting it to the right, so the little folds on the left will be part of our design.

Also, you’ll notice that I’ve put the poster in its own layer group that I’ve named BG. Textures are getting their own layer group named Textures.

Once your texture is placed, desaturate it (CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+U), and sharpen it a few times (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen). Once that’s done, it’s time to slightly play with the levels of the texture, in order to bring out some of its details more.

Bring the level palette (CTRL/CMD+L, or you could use a level adjustment layer for non-destructive editing), and start increasing the contrast, so the folds, creases, and paper grains are a bit more noticeable. You can see my values below.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Once you’re happy with the result, just click OK. Now, it’s time to play with blending modes. When it comes to adding textures to pieces, my to-go blending modes are Multiply, Overlay, and Soft light. These are the ones I start with. If these don’t work, I’ll play with Screen, Color/Light burn, and the others. I simply cycle through them until I find an option that gives the textures characteristics to the piece, without being too overbearing. In this case, Soft light is the answer.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Here’s a close up before/after shot, so you can see how the grain plays with the piece.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And that’s the process. For each and every of these textures, I’ll repeat these steps. The following images show the progress after each texture is added into the mix.

foundpaper6.jpg, Soft light, 50% opacity

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

4816544568_371d667387_o.jpg (the dark and dirty texture), Screen, 100% opacity.

This one is a bit special. What we’re interested in with that texture is to bring its white grittiness in our piece as noise and dust. In this case, Screen is going to be our choice of blending mode, as what is white is shown, and what is black becomes transparent when selected (gray levels adapt accordingly). Also, and while it’s not the case here, these dark textures are so contrasted that you’ll often find it necessary to lower the opacity a bit.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Dirty2.jpg, Soft light, 35% opacity

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

old_heavy_paper_-_593038_70513966.jpg, Soft light, 25% opacity

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

3731106389_f534bcdd1e_o (the coffee stain texture), Soft light, 100%

This texture is also a bit special. Given how I changed its levels and how I placed it, I had to use a layer mask to mask the edges of the file. Take a big, soft brush, and simply paint the edge of the layer in black so it fades harmoniously.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

folded-paper-textures-volume-01-sbh-002.jpg (this one is optional), Screen, 100% opacity

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

photocopy-noise-textures-sbh-005.jpg, Screen, 25% opacity

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

photocopy_by_clarisaponcedeleon_-_deviantart.jpg, Soft light, 50% opacity

I use that texture to create soft vignette effects.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And all the textures are in! It’s now time for the small, finalization touches.

STEP FIVE: LAST DETAILS

First, we’re going to create a layer called “Comp” that will include a merged copy of all the content of our file so far. There’s a handy shortcut for that: CTRL/CMD+ALT/OPTION+SHIFT+E. Make sure that you have your top layer highlighted when you do that. Give the Comp layer sit at the top of everything, in its own Comp layer group.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Duplicate the Comp layer and rename it into “Aged 2.”

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Run the Aged 2 action we got from the good folks at Go Media on it. It will give it this bad color copy feel.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Place the layer on Soft light at 25% opacity.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Last but not least, a little halftone effect. This is a nod to how bad cheap printing could be 50 years ago. The first step is to create a new merged copy of everything, and to rename the layer “Halftones“.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

After that, you’ll want to convert it to a smart object (Filter > Convert for smart filters).

Once it’s a smart object, go to Filter > Pixelate > Color halftone. The settings below are the default ones, except for the radius that should show 8 instead of 6.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

Because the layer is a smart object, we can control the blending mode of the layer, but also of the effect itself. Double click on the Smart filter name in order to change its blending mode to Soft light.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And the last step: change the layer blending mode to Lighter color, and lower its opacity to around 75%.

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

And you’re all done!

Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial
Vintage tube advertising design tutorial

This concludes our tutorial. I hope you’ll have as much fun going through it than I had writing it. Until next time, cheers!

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    • Matt Slightam says:

      Thanks Carrie! Beautiful aren’t they? :) I completely design geeked out over Aparreo and Veneer especially, I’m really looking forward to using them in some of my own design work :D

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much Carrie! I’m really glad you were able to grab these, I’m sure you’ll be able to put them to excellent use in your design shop. :)

  2. Laura says:

    Did I fail to see this piece of information, or which languages do these fonts support?

  3. Kristiina says:

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    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much Kristiina. I’m looking into this for you right now, and should have an answer soon.

      • Tom Ross says:

        Good news! It looks like all fonts do have foreign language support, including a wide range of characters/ligatures.

  4. Monika says:

    Thanks for this great deal! What fonts are included by Trend and Ride my Bike. The whole family or only a few fonts of it? I can’t find anything about this in your discription.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much for commenting Monika. After a few questions about these fonts, we spoke with Latino Type, and they’ve now included the HandMade version of Trend and Serif version of Ride my Bike. That means that you get all weights, versions and styles of these complete font families for no extra cost. Enjoy! :)

  5. Mitch Chase says:

    Excellent bundle!! Too bad I already own all of these fonts but 2. Although $28 is not bad for 2 font families… Hmm…

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Mitch, we’re so glad you like it. Which 2 font families don’t you own? Sounds like you have a great font collection :) .

  6. Julie Meredith says:
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    So I had this seemingly bright idea where I’d exercise a little self-control and not jump on this deal right away… memo to self… BAD IDEA.

    Today’s Lesson… 1) Chocolate and self-control do NOT belong in the same sentence ever and 2) neither do Design Cuts and self-control.

    P.S. Not to worry Matt, you did not geek out alone :)

    • Tom Ross says:

      Haha, best deal comment ever! We’re glad you were able to grab these fonts at the full discount Julie :) . The question is – what are you planning to create using them?

      • Julie Meredith says:

        Sadly, I was in another BORING meeting on Friday. Even worse, it was in a restricted area/no fly zone aka no paper airplanes allowed :(

        I had to find some way to entertain myself so I decided to see how many pieces I could muck up (mock up) in an hour using the fonts. I should mention that much of the time, the copy is changed so as not to fuss with NDA’s/clients in case you’re wondering why they don’t always make sense.

        http://bit.ly/1fRW1tT

        • Matt Slightam says:

          They look fantastic Julie! I love the bottom of the snowboard especially, it’s great to see ‘creative’ fonts can also being used in a more commercial/brand based setting! … it’s left me pondering where I can next use them in my commercial design work :D *rubs hands together*

        • Tom Ross says:

          Yeah, these rock Julie. Awesome work as always. :) . I can’t believe we creative geeks made a feature in there too! That’s nuts that you were able to come up with so many designs in just 1 hour. Maybe boring meetings are secretly your inspiration?

  7. Nadine Gilden says:
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    Amazing bundle. I really had no intention of buying it as I just bought fonts yesterday, but then with Trend Hand-made I could no longer resist!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much Nadine! We hope you’re loving your new fonts. Trend Hand-Made is one of our favourites from this collection too :) .

  8. I already owned a couple of these fonts, but the deal was so good that I couldn’t pass up the rest of them. And also having the full extended license and web-fonts is such a plus!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Jared, we’re so glad you were able to grab this bundle at full discount. We hope that the other 9 fonts + extras made your purchase more than worth it.

  9. Fletch says:

    Dammit! I only bought Trend last month, now here it is, and with handmade, too! Arrghh…

    • Tom Ross says:

      Trend is a great font, so it certainly was a good purchase. We hope you’ll consider this bundle for all the other fantastic fonts involved. If you have any questions just shout. :)

      • Fletch says:

        Any chance of getting Charles Borges de Oliveira’s ‘Desire’ font in a future package? I know it’s not really the place to ask, but just putting it out there :-P

        • Tom Ross says:

          Thanks so much for the suggestion Fletch. The font looks really beautiful and we’ll definitely get in touch with Charles Borges de Oliveira to see if we can secure this font for a future deal.

          It really reminds me of silent film typography.

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    • Tom Ross says:

      Haha thanks so much for the kind words Liv. We hope you love using all your new fonts, and please let us know what you create with them.

  11. Anna-Emili says:

    Like Julie, I s-w-o-r-e to myself that I wouldn’t grab this deal, but as it turns out, I can not keep that promise… How sad ;-)

    • Tom Ross says:

      Heh, we’re no good at will power either when it comes to great design resources. We’re hope you’re feeling inspired to go and create some awesome new designs! Enjoy your new fonts Anna :) .

  12. Carme says:

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    Still being new into design biz and doing it on an ambitious hobby level, I spent the last few month visiting hundreds of tutorial and ressource websites in order to increase my knowledge and digital portfolio.

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    • Tom Ross says:

      Ah thanks so much Michael for the kind words and fantastic review. We’re so glad that you found us via Chris, he’s a good friend of ours here.

      Quality design resources are a brilliant way to improve your design work, and we’re so glad if we’re helping you on your design journey. I’m dropping you an email now, as I’d love to discuss your work further.

      Thanks again Michael! :)

  14. Ceindy Ton says:

    Do all of these fonts come with punctuation marks? I am pretty new to buying from here and am trying to use specifically Appareo for a school project but don’t want to spend my lunch money on something I may not be able to use. Please let me know!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Ceindy, great question. They certainly do. Not only this, but most of the fonts include tons of extra characters, glyphs etc… I hope this helps.

  15. Martha Bowyer says:

    Amazing value! I’d be a fool not to buy these beautiful fonts. I’m so glad you guys were able to add Ride My Bike Serif too, thanks a bunch!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Martha! We really appreciate the kind words. We were stoked to include Ride My Bike Serif, it’s such a lovely addition to the collection. We hope you’re enjoying using all your new fonts :) .

  16. Fletch says:

    Welp, I bought it. Had to do it :)

  17. Silas Nelson says:

    Hey, how long is this deal going to be available? I would really really like to get it but i have to deposit a check first…..

    • Tom Ross says:

      It expires on March 31st at midnight. I’m just dropping you an email about this Silas, I’d hate for you to miss out.

  18. Adam Binder says:

    These fonts look amazing, but what really gets me excited are the shapes that come with them. This is exactly what I need to take my site to the next level

  19. Alex says:

    Hello there!

    This bundle seems too good to be true ;)
    I also bought Trend a month or two ago, but does this extended licensing cover apps??

    Cheers

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Alex, thanks for the kind words :) .

      Trend is a wonderful font, and rightly very popular. The extended licensing definitely does cover apps. You may only not resell these fonts directly, or include them in products/programs where they are directly extractable. I hope this helps!

  20. Dayanna Tcherassi says:

    Hello! These fonts are beautiful! Such a great deal… I was trying to use the discretionary ligatures for the ride my bike font, but can’t seem to find how..

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Dayanna, thanks for letting us know. I’m emailing you about this now to help troubleshoot. We’ll get them working fine for you soon.

  21. cesar.rotela@gmail.com says:

    Hello! Could you please check if they support spanish characters?

    • Tom Ross says:

      They certainly do! Virtually all Western language characters are covered. Thanks for checking this with us Cesar.

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    Hi chaps..

    This all looks fab – paid for and downloading as we speak (or type), however.. unless I am missing something, the sales email and the info on the site says “11 fonts” but in the download area it says “A fantastic bundle of 9 incredibly versatile, creative fonts…”

    T

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Tony, thanks so much for the great review and feedback. We hope you love using your new fonts.

      There were originally 9 fonts in this bundle, but after some community suggestions we negotiated 2 extra fonts for you guys. :)

  23. Tereza Pánková says:

    I just bought this awesome pack of incredible fonts! Thanks for this deal!* Really excited to try them on my food blog! I’ll let you know how it looks! :)

  24. Matthew Price says:

    A great start to the day, just got into the design studio and found this deal on my inbox from Red Lemon Club. Bonus!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Matthew! We hope you love using all your new fonts. Please do let us see what you create using them.

  25. Francesco Nicoli says:
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    I’ve just bought this although i already got : anodyne, appareo (+web), trend hand-made and castor(+web).
    Webfonts are valid just for one website?

    • Tom Ross says:

      We’re glad you were able to grab this deal at full discount Francesco. Just to confirm – you’re absolutely allowed to use the web fonts on more than one website. It’s just a restriction for one user (e.g.: you couldn’t share these with friends). I hope this helps.

  26. MARC says:

    How can I make ligatures with Sparhawk? (and the other fonts)

  27. huzefa ishaki says:

    Great fonts. Just bought mine and could not be happier. Cant wait to use them in all my work. I missed out on the hipster deal so here’s to hoping that or something similar comes around soon. Thanks guys much appreciated for the deal

  28. stephanie says:

    Hello, just found you and signed up and somehow missed this great deal…any way to still get it yet today? Thanks!

  29. Liz says:

    Ack..I missed it…*falls to knees* “NOOOooo…”

  30. Jacob Lord says:

    Any chance this deal may happen again?
    I totally missed it.

    Thanks

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    Expired. Heart broken. Quick get me a tissue… I am about to cry… Bawwww haha. *sniff* how did I miss this?!

  32. Greg C says:

    UGH…I missed this great deal…

  33. Vladimir says:

    Hey guys, any chance to extend as I also totally missed it… Thanks.

  34. Greg Cisneros says:

    Missed out on this great deal, could have really used it…

  35. Andrea Portia Sulangi says:

    Hi!
    These fonts are so lovely its really a good deal.
    I was trying to use the ligatures for the sparhawk and ride my bike font, but can’t seem to find them. I hope you could help me. Thank you

  36. Susanne says:

    Schade, das wäre echt ein toller Deal gewesen.
    Hoffe auf ein nächstes Mal. Susanne

    Pitty! That would have been such a great deal. I’m looking forward to the next time. Susanne

  37. Caryn Esplin says:

    I just discovered your website from my friend Preston (and former student) at GDB. So I bought your amazing texture deal! Wowza, I love it. Anyway, I am so sad I missed this deal on these beautiful fonts. Will you ever run this deal again? Thanks!

  38. Charlotte Chan says:
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    I just bought the retro & vintage deal! What a steal. Too bad I missed this deal, I saw it last time but it was already over. Would there be any chance that it will return?

  39. Daniel says:

    Schade – das wäre ein tolles “Osterei” gewesen, dass ich gerne früher gefunden hätte!

    To bad – that would be a great “Easter Egg” but it seems, that i missed this. I could have used it well for our upcoming 60th Anniversary Celebration …

  40. Conor McCully says:

    Hi Tom,

    Gutted I missed this as I have a project that needs this deal! Will it be back on at all please?

    Best wishes

    Conor

  41. Caleb says:

    Hey Tom, any way I can get an email, I missed this amazing deal and would love any more info on if it will be possible to get it again.

    Best Wishes.

  42. joe bro says:

    Why can’t I still purchase this, I want to buy this pack

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Joe, I’m afraid the deal has expired (all our deals only run for 2 weeks each). I’m dropping you an email about this though.

  43. Marion Angelo Aristoki says:

    tsk..tsk..I want to buy this pack :(

  44. Jay Caldwell says:

    This is an amazing offer!! Can’t believe I missed out. I love all those fonts. How do I go about getting notified on when these type of deals come out?

    Thanks
    Jay

  45. Brittney Leach says:

    Did I miss the bus? The link I’m looking at says this deal still has 13 days left but when I click buy it puts the vintage pack in my cart. I already have that bundle so luckily it stopped me but is there anyway to still get ahold of this huge creative font bundle. It’s an amazing bundle!

  46. Oscar says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    I was about to miss this great deal, thanks Design Cuts
    for the extra chance to ge it!! ;) def this is a must have
    if you love premium and well designed fonts, yes!

    • Tom Ross says:

      You’re so welcome Oscar! Enjoy your new fonts :) . Please let us know how you get on with using them.

  47. Marion Angelo Aristoki says:
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    yes! thank you for this..you’re the best! :D

    • Tom Ross says:

      You’re so welcome Marion, we hope you love using your new fonts. Please do let us know how you get on with them.

  48. Anushka Mourino says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    Another fantastic deal. You guys are the best.
    Thanks!

  49. Dania says:

    So disappointed I missed this! Have been looking at these exact fonts! Am guessing this is from ages ago, but is there any possibility of still getting the deal?

    • Tina Muller says:

      I’m afraid this is now well and truly finished. But we do sometimes re-run older deals as a bonus with a new one. The best way to ensure that you don’t miss a deal is to join our free newsletter, by signing up at http://www.designcuts.

  50. Daniel Alberson says:

    I would love buy this right now! Any chance of this deal being offered again?

  51. Jayne says:

    Hi Tom, I only just discovered your site. Is there any chance of purchasing the fonts in this deal? I love them!

  52. Tony Lee says:
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    Hi there,

    Do you think its possible to release a PDF displaying the fonts included in this bundle..? Took me a while to find the link to the page showing them.

    Great bundle BTW :-)

    TONY

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Tony, I’m so sorry we don’t have a PDF guide for this bundle. We’ve started adding guides a couple of deals ago, due to a large number of requests for this. We may add guides to older deals as well, if time permits it, but it’s not 100%. The deal page should definitely be quite helpful though.

  53. Holly Joffrion says:

    Hi There,
    I am obsessed with your font collections and hoping you’ll soon be offering another deal or bundle soon. Can you put me on your mailing list to be notified when you do?
    Thank you!

  54. Andreas says:
    Excellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 starsExcellent - 5 stars

    Damn i missed this deal. Would love to buy it now! Any Chance?

    You guys do a great job and offer nice stuff. Thanks.

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Andreas,I’m afraid this bundle is now well and truly finished. We do however sometimes re-run an older deal as a bonus to a new one. If and when this deal is live again, I’ll be sure to drop you an email.

  55. Laura says:

    I’d also be interested to know if this bundle becomes available again, or anything similar!

  56. Eleasha says:

    Wow…I just found out about you guys! This deal looks amazing. I can see that it is definitely no longer available. If for some reason this changes, would it be possible to be notified? Since there are no dates, I have no idea how old this even is :$

    • Tom Ross says:

      Absolutely Eleasha, I’ll be sure to drop you an email if/when we re-run this deal. Thanks for all the support, and we hope you’ll enjoy our upcoming deals just as much.

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