free & cheap stuff for creative professionals

For the next 72 hours, you can save up to 72% from Overnight Prints. Get 1000 full color, double-sided business cards for less than $30. Plus you’ll find deals on flyers, brochures, postcards and more. Now through the weekend with code JUNE72.

Event List!

Hi everyone! Thanks a ton for coming out. Here’s the list of links as well as the weekend timeline I mentioned.

Also, here’s a bit about the accounting event I mentioned happening next week!

I stumbled on this great collection of fonts yesterday when I was looking for some new display type. Mostly humanist sans serifs, but there’s a few scripts, useful pictograms, and a stunning classical serif. All for free!

Dark Room is a simple word processor that does away with menu bars, palettes, options, and that insipid “Clippy.” All you get is a black screen and your very default-looking green text. I use this pretty much anytime I’m writing copy since it produces a simple .txt file that can be easily imported to InDesign or the web. Available for Windows. Check out WriteRoom for OSX.

Check it out.

Yesterday I found myself working on a comp that required a rather large Facebook icon. Trouble is, all can ever seem to find is collections of social media PNGs maxed around 80px. After a bit of scouring, I came across this great set of fully vector social icons from the fine folks at Icon Dock. The sets contains 80 different icons in EPS and PNG format from Amazon all the way through to Squidoo(?) Check it out!

Snapfish deals are back. From now through April 7, you can get 111 4″ x 6″ prints for just $1.11 plus shipping. That’s only a penny per print! Use code 11PRINTS to receive the discount.

Right now, Amazon is offering 5GB of cloud storage for FREE. This can be used for backup, as a sort of remote thumb drive, to run a web site, or serve as the backbone of your new mobile start up. Check it out.