Friday Design Short: (Almost) October Edition

Happy Friday, dear readers! I apologize for this post coming out a bit late. I’ve been caught up with other writing and design projects that I hope to be able to share with you soon. In the meantime, I have a few design links to share before the weekend commences.

First, tomorrow is October. Can you believe it? I can’t, but luckily the start of another month does mean another wonderful selection of wallpapers to redecorate our desktops via Smashing Magazine. So many beautiful, cute, and Halloween-inspired designs to choose from–I might just need to have rotating wallpapers this month!

I know I’ve shared Kern Type, The Kerning Game before, but it’s almost the weekend and I just had to share it again. Besides, it never hurts to brush up on our kerning skills! 🙂

And, finally, while there are some lovely free fonts available online, sometimes you need to buy a font (or two) to create a design project and is a great place to look (among many others that I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks as I post about type and libraries). Also, has a free newsletter and a blog that has some useful posts. If nothing else, it can be fun to look through all the font possibilities–especially when you aren’t on a deadline!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend full of relaxing and creating and reading and whatever else you choose to do. I’ll be back with more news and notes soon. Allons-y!