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DIY - Sharpie Mug

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you know any? If you fall into either category, you can appreciate this idea: the Sharpie mug. The Sharpie mug makes for a great gift or it can add a little pizazz to your cupboard. Personally, I like using festive mugs more than your run-of-the-mill plain ones; they simply make me happy :) Whether you’re looking for your next gift item or you’re an employer who would like to show gratitude for great staff, this mug is sure to be a hit! 

Below is a tutorial on how to make a Sharpie mug. 

You’ll need:

  • an oil-based Sharpie in any color you like
  • a plain, white coffee mug
  • a large cookie sheet
  • creativity ;)

Download this Free Font: Five Wedding-Invite Font Pairs


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


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by Fausto Mendez / image by Peter Loves Jane

   We’re no stranger to wedding-themed font collections and complimentative font pairings, but we’ve never featured a post that combined the two concepts until now. I guess I’m not much of a wedding fiend, but I do appreciate thoughtful font pairings. This week’s free font collection comes courtesy of Peter Loves Jane.

    Above, you’ll find five font pairings that work beautifully to complete each other, as should any soon-to-be-married couple. Below, you’ll find the links to download the fonts. 

1. Branboll Small + Ostrich Sans Rounded  

2. Corneria Script + Linux Biolinum Capitals  

3. Antrokas + Franklin Gothic Book  

4. Respective + Bentham  

5. Silk Script + Orator (Actually, Orator is not a free download. A free substitute could easily be Miso.)


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Download this Free Font: The Hand-Drawn Set


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


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By Fausto Mendez

    Your advertising materials, event supplies and promotional giveaways are only as good as your typefaces (and perhaps the graphic designer on your payroll). With or without a stellar graphic designer, the right fonts can make a huge difference, and these hand-drawn fonts should fit into any project that aims for a rough-ish, not-so-polished feel. Get the fonts at the links below (list courtesy of Uber Chic for Cheap).

Fonts:

Dingbats (symbols):

    Our goal is to help our customers find the right fonts for their advertising materials, promotional giveaways and event supplies, so if you’re in the mood to go font hunting, search for the #fonts tag on this blog. If you’re in the mood to add a logo, some custom artwork, or a fontified message to apparel or other promotional giveaways, check out the massive selection of over 40,000 products at AnyPromo.com.


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Download this Free Font: 20 Harmonious Font Pairings


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


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By Fausto Mendez

    This week’s featured free-font set takes a different approach than the standard weekly list. Instead of supplying a list of gorgeous fonts, Tutvid did something really interesting, pairing free fonts together that really complement each other.

    In the above photo, you’ll notice a quote by the legendary Star Wars character Yoda. The fonts in use are Alfa Slab One and Lora. This quote is one of my favorite lines in all of the Star Wars movies, tv shows, stories, etc. It’s very inspirational. 

    Check out the rest of the list at Tutvid. There’s 20 graphics like this, each featuring two fonts. Print them out, or use them as your computer’s wallpaper for your daily dose of inspiration. But don’t forget to download the fonts! Have fun!


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Download this Free Font: Langdon


Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box typefaces within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.


By Fausto Mendez

    This week, we bring you Langdon, a free typeface by XLN Telecom in the UK. The company describes the typeface as “solid, serious, dependable.”

    It’s easy to see why. The typeface stands out above all other language on the page, offering evenly spaced letters that are ripe for manipulation in your favorite graphics software. This one’s only for uppercase letters.

    The font is free to use for both commercial and private purposes, so it’s unnecessary to contact the copyright holder for permission to use these fonts in your consumer-facing marketing materials, such as promotional giveaways, branded items for retail, event supplies, ads and more. Download the font for free at XLN’s website.


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Moleskine + Paper App = Future of Notebooks? Kind of… It’s an amazing marketing campaign either way.


Moleskine’s new marketing campaign with Paper positions itself as a fun and artistic way of keeping in touch with loved ones.


By Fausto Mendez

    I’m rather impressed with this new, beautiful and brilliant way to keep in touch with loved ones that are far away. Actually, this service can do much more than that, allowing you to print a high-quality Moleskine of any saved “notebooks” in your iPad’s Paper app.

    The idea of sketching a book of the sights you’ve seen on your trip is certainly a much more artistic and touching way of saying “hello” than a simple postcard, and positioning the ad to focus on this scenario really gives the marketing campaign the kind of “wow” factor that it needs to spread virally over the Web.


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Download this Free Font: Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use, Vol. 3

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    We continue our free-font series “Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use” with another round of five gorgeous title fonts that are pre-cleared for commercial use, so you don’t need to seek the copyright holder’s permission to use these in your marketing materials, ads, promotional giveaways, retail items, event supplies, websites, business cards and any other commercial purpose. 

    Of course, it’s good etiquette to credit the font creator with a link to their profile or website. After all, the designers behind these fonts deserve at least a mention, and they always love to hear about how their fonts are used. So shoot them a friendly message with some photos if you’re feeling nice.

    Actually, we love it when people send us photos of their creations that use the fonts we post here, so don’t be shy. Show off your creations on our Google+ page. Download the fonts at the links below.

Dan by Font Fabric

Donovan by Nathan Brown

Kilogram by KalleGraphics

Illegal Curves by WESLO GFx

Hyped by Med Ness


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Download this Free Font: Vintage Title Fonts

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts. 

    Our “Download this Free” Font series usually offers fonts with a more modern attitude, fit for the digital realm. But fonts have a lot of uses, and it helps to keep an open mind when designing consumer-facing marketing materials, such as ads, marketing emails, promotional giveaways, event supplies and others.

    That vintage feel is exactly what you need in the right circumstances, so this font pack should help you achieve the effect. Download the fonts at the links below. Thanks to Over the Big Moon for putting together this collection.

Honey Script

Governor

Blessed Day

Carnevalee Freakshow

Nutshell Library

Beauty School Dropout

Blue Highway

Brannboll

Matchbook

Seaside Resort


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#DIY Gifts & Giveaways: Origami-Heart Notes

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By Fausto Mendez

    If you’re a fan of #DIY crafts for personalized gifts, promotional giveaways and event supplies, you should consider adding a personal touch to your next gift, giveaway or event with gorgeous origami-heart notes. 

    We’re always looking for innovative ways to say “thanks” to special clients that deserve some extra attention, and promotional giveaways are great for that. But nothing says “thanks” like a #DIY gift from the heart. These special origami-heart notes are relatively easy to build, and the graphic below explains it very clearly (even if the instructions are in Chinese). 

    Though they appear to be envelopes, what you are looking at is actually the notes themselves. Even the heart is apart of the note sheet. You would write or print your note on the inside, of course.

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    You’ll need two separate sheets of paper in a square cut for this project. To maximize the marketing effect of this note, you should use a sheet of paper that features your company logo in a tasteful way. You can also add your logo to promotional mints or candy, and attach the mints or candy as a part of the gift. Thanks to Duitang for posting the image.


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Download this Free Font: Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use, Volume 2

By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    This week, we present a tasty new round of fonts for the next installment of “Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use”. In Volume Two, we feature a variety of FREE title fonts that are pre-cleared for your consumer-facing marketing materials, including logos, promotional giveaways, event supplies, brochures, ads, posters and anything else you can think of.

    That means you don’t have to seek the copyright holder’s permission to use any of these fonts for commercial purposes, but the graphic designers that invented these typefaces do appreciate an occasional mention as it helps to boost their careers. And if you ever feel like reaching out to pay them, I’m sure they’d appreciate it. Get the fonts at links below.

Dubtronic by Astro Studios

Betlog Square by Quikijiki

Canter by Font Fabric

Intro by Font Fabric

Phorion by Elkins Design

Serious Man by Iordanis Passas

LOT by Font Fabric

Cube 02 (Vector Graphics) by Font Fabric


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#DIY Promotional Giveaway: Gorgeous Greeting Cards

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By Fausto Mendez

    If you’re a fan of #DIY crafts for personalized gifts, promotional giveaways and event supplies, you should consider adding a personal touch to your next gift, giveaway or event with gorgeous homemade greeting cards.

    Sometimes, the best (and most affordable) way to say thanks is with a homemade gift, and a #DIY greeting card is perhaps one of the more fun, easier ways to express your creativity in appreciation of a great client.

    This week’s #DIY post isn’t so much a tutorial as it is a source of inspiration. It’s pretty easy to figure out how each of the below cards are made. The key is layering and having plenty of gorgeous materials to work with, including colored paper, colored poster board, foam paper, buttons, cloth, ribbons, printed graphics, pens, plastic pearls, beads, colored pencils, lots of glue and whatever else you can think of. 

    We encourage you to use these designs as a starting point for your own original creations, and if you’re using these as promotional giveaways to thank your business’s clients, sneak in your logo in a tasteful and classy way. For example, a great spot is the inside cover because it allows you to dedicate the other page to your message, and the logo won’t disrupt or distract from the cover.

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    If you’re feeling extra thankful, you might even include some custom candies or custom lip balm, which feature your logo and artwork on the wrapper.

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    Thanks to Causeway Crafts for the images of the greeting cards and, of course, the creativity behind the card designs. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Linkedin, and stay ahead of the game with an occasional laugh, non-stop marketing advice, free fonts, easy-lunch recipes and more. Brought to you by AnyPromo.com.

Download this Free Font: Beautiful Title Fonts for Commercial Use, Volume 1

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By Fausto Mendez

    Finding the best free #fonts isn’t easy (except when we post them here), but it’s always good for business to have some extra out-of-the-box fonts within arm’s reach. That’s why we’re always searching the Web for its best-kept-secret fonts.

    This week, we’re launching a new take on our weekly blog series “Download this Free Font.” Presenting Volume 1 of “Creative Title Fonts for Commercial Use”, this collection of free fonts features a handful of outstanding and gorgeous title fonts that are pre-cleared for commercial use by the fonts’ creators. 

    That means you can use these fonts in any of your marketing materials without asking the fonts’ creators for permission. Of course, any font that you find on the Web is already cleared for personal use, but it is a pain to find outstanding gems, like these, that need no license for commercial use, whether it’s used on a small-business website, a custom promotional giveaway or a massive billboard. Download the fonts at the links below:

Baron by Frank Hemmekam

London by Antonio Rodrigues Jr.

Sahara by Upper Type

Infinity by Tarin Yuangtrakul

Quadranta by About Letters

    We highly recommend that our customers check out these free commercial fonts since the production of marketing materials is what we do. By the way, if you make anything with these fonts, please, don’t hesitate to share your creation on our Google+ page

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