Flipping Typical – Font Browser

My friend Mark sent me this site, and I actually really like it.  By default, it will show you the words “Flipping Typical” in most every major font set, all right there on screen.  You can use the text field at the top of the page to replace “Flipping Typical” with whatever word or phrase you want, then see that type instantly in the myriad of font sets on the page.

Say I want to know what the best font is for “Aristomenis Capogeannis, Go!”, as I know that’s the first thing you’d want to use it for.  All I need do is type in “Aristomenis Capogeannis, Go!” at the top, browse the page, and instantly realize that the best font for “Aristomenis Capogeannis, Go!” is apparently Comic Sans.  SIGH…

Check it out: http://www.flippingtypical.com/


Sparked.com: Your Micro Volunteering Source

My girlfriend suggested a site to me the other day and upon my first visit I was hooked. Sparked.com allows for non-profits to post creative needs they’d like filled, and design-minded individuals like myself the chance to volunteer efforts to fulfill those needs.

Within the first couple of days, I’d already designed ideas for wildlife preservation groups’ twitter backgrounds, suggested names for a vegan chat group and thrown together possibly the ugliest looking cycling jersey I’d ever seen in my genuine attempt at helping the American Lung Association.

If you are a non-profit in need of some design work, check them out.  If you are a creative individual looking to fill time, definitely check them out.

[via www.Sparked.com]