20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you don’t have to.

In this selection we’re glad to present you Madawaska ExtraLight, Apparatus SIL, League Gothic, Contra and many other high-quality free fonts. Please read the license agreements carefully before using the fonts — the license can change from time to time.

New Free Fonts For Your Designs

Madawaska ExtraLight
Madawaska is a rugged slab-serif font in 7 weights with fractions, old style numerals & lining numerals. When you’re using Madawaska Jeans or Madawaska River styles in an OpenType savvy application, common letter pairs will be automatically replaced by custom pairs for a more realistic, gritty effect. Madawaska ExtraLight is available for free download and use.

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Apparatus SIL
The Apparatus SIL fonts were designed to provide most of the symbols needed to reproduce the textual apparatus found in major editions of Greek and Hebrew biblical texts. The fonts include the basic ASCII character set plus some international characters, Superscript characters, Certain Greek, Hebrew, Gothic (Fraktur) and other letters used for manuscripts and special punctuation. The font family consts of 4 weights: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. It was designed for optimum clarity and compactness when printed at small point sizes.

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League Gothic
League Gothic is a revival of an old classic Alternate Gothic No.1. It was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company (ATF) in 1903. The company went bankrupt in 1993. And since the original typeface was created before 1923, the typeface is in the public domain. This font is a display sans-serif, available for free download and use in personal and commercial projects. Designed by The League Of Moveable Type.

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This legible font family comes in 2 weights: Regular and Italic. It works best for headlines and in large sizes.

Contra in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Sorts Mill Goudy
A ‘revival’ of Goudy Oldstyle and Italic, with features among which are small capitals (in the roman only), oldstyle and lining figures, superscripts and subscripts, fractions, ligatures, class-based kerning, case-sensitive forms, capital spacing. There is support for many languages that use latin script. Currently there is no bold, but artificial emboldening by a web browser isn’t especially offensive with these fonts. Serif text/display-font, designed by Barry Schwartz.

Barry1 in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

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Calluna Regular (registration is required)
Calluna is a typeface with flow. Calluna supports a very wide range in languages and is a very complete OpenType typeface. Each font has overall 723 glyphs. To download the free regular weight, you’ll have to register at MyFonts.com. Designed by Jos Buivenga.

Call1 in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Call2 in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Goudy Bookletter 1911
A classic vintage serif font, based on Frederic Goudy’s Kennerley Oldstyle. Designed by Barry Schwartz.

Bookletter in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Public Gothic Family
Public Gothic Family is a little industrial, little vintage, little condensed, little bold. Public Gothic is a new font family, free to use in all your designs, commercial or non commercial. PB family members are PB Square, PB Vintage, PB Circular, PB Federal. It’s compatible with any OS (Mac T1, Win OTF, Win TTF).

Fr in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

A brushed script font for informal occasions. The @font-face-kit is included.

Artbrush in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

FFF Tusj
A distinctive, original script font that is supposed to be a handwritten version of Georgia. The font works best in very large size.

Tusj in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

ITC Chino Bold Italic
International Type Corporation released a new text family ITC Chino that consists of 10 fonts. One weight, Chino Black Italic was released for free.

Chino in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Burnstown Dam
An original playful typeface that can be useful for family-related websites. Available in the OpenType format.

Burnstown in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

An original, playful free font, created by Wete, a Spanish type designer.

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Tex Gyre Schola
A clean, strong, academic sans-serif font that can be used for formal documents and scientific works.

Tex in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

A font family from The Crud Factory, inspired by Diethelm-Antiqua, and named ‘jewel’ in Esperanto. An italic is being developed.

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Programming fonts: ProFont for Windows, Mac and Linux and Anonymous Pro (thanks, Chris Apalodimas).

Prog in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Sovereign™ Regular
Sovereign is a highly original serif family from G-Type’s Nick Cooke. Available for Mac and Win.

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Experimental Free Fonts

A blocky experimental font by Alberto Rodríguez.

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Another geometric font by the French type designer Samuel Delabarre.

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Layer Cake and Soraya
Layer Cake (the first screensot below) is an isometric multiple layered type with capital letters A-Z, available only in Illustrator AI format. Soraya (the second screenshot) is half serif, half sans serif with capital letters A-Z, also available only in Illustrator AI format. Designed by Jakob Nylund.

Layer in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Soraya in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Where does typography become art? Well, for instance in this font. The letters are difficult to read, but geometric forms are abstrac and captivaning. A creative font by Jonathan Calugi.

Geo in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Free Font Amadeus
A playful, @font-face compatible free font by the foundry Bright Ideas.

Amadeus in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

20 Dingbat Fonts That Are Actually Useful

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Reminder: Download fonts from our previous posts

Chunk Open Source Typeface [ Download the .zip-package ]
Chunk is an ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines. Used mainly for display, the fat block lettering is unreserved yet refined for contemporary use. OpenType. Designed by Meredith Mandel. (via Graham Smith).

Chunk1 in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

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Titilium [ Download the .zip-package ]
A very legible, beautiful academic typeface that perfectly fits to every corporate identity design, magazines and headlines of corporate web-sites. The typeface is available in various weights: text version, title version, extra-black version and full-version.

Tit in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Rough Draft Regular
A legendary TrueType typeface by Harold Lohner. Contains 189 characters in 9 ranges. For $5 you can buy the complete set which includes separate Outline, Clean Fill, and Solid Fill fonts.

Rough in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

A beautiful slab-serif typeface, designed by Manfred Klein. The family consists of 6 weights, regular, bold, extra bold, black, small caps and small caps bold (link and images via DerSven.de).

Nilland in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Aller Sans [ Specimen | License | Download ]
Dalton Maag design team designed a beautiful sans-serif Aller Sans, sponsored by Danish publishing company Aller (hence the name). The typeface was designed as part of the Danish School of Media and Journalisms new CI and is now available for free use and download (via).

Allersans in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

M+ Outline
These fonts are free software. Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute it, with or without modification, either commercially and noncommercially. Designed by Morishita Coji. The fonts are regulary updated, work in progress. Caution: Japanese language.

Mplus in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

Andale Mono
Andale Mono is a highly legible monospaced font which was originally distributed as part of the Internet Explorer 4.0 add-ons page as Monotype.com. It distinguishes well between the zero, and the O. You can find 4 further monospaced fonts in Hamish Macpherson’s article The Typography of Code.

Andalemono in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts
Credits: Hamish Macpherson

Junction [ Download the .zip-package ]
Designed by Caroline Hadilaksono, Junction is a humanist sans-serif typeface. It has elegant, clearn and very sharp glyphs, but contains only 100 most common symbols. Like Gentium it perfectly fits to body copy, but can also show its strengths, balance and beauty in headlines. Here are some insights from the designer:

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This humanist sans-serif family is available in OpenType-format in three weights: ExtraLight, Regular and Bold. The typeface can be perfectly used both in body copy and in headlines.

Vegur in 20 New High Quality Free Fonts

From  Smashing Editorial 

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: November 2009

Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months.

And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?

This post features 60 free desktop wallpapers, created by designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.

Please notice:

  • all images can be clicked and lead to the preview of the wallpaper;
  • you can feature your work in our magazine by taking part in our desktop wallpaper calendar series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them?

So what wallpapers have we received for November 2009?

Scared Turkey

“Thanks giving is approaching, and Tom the Turkey is getting scared. This wallpaper was created using The GIMP and Inkscape.” Designed by Jeffrey Boulais from USA.

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Give Tanks

“My tribute to the Constructivist design just in time for Thanksgiving.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Bless You Zebra

“Exaggerated sneeze.” Designed by Drew Gilchrist from Canada.

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November Sentence

“Just motivating sentence for November :)” Designed by Temeshi from Poland.

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Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute

“Celebrating the birth of legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. Purple Haze, Red House and Hey Joe are among some of his ageless songs. Take some time and “get experienced” with Jimi Hendrix this month.” Designed by Kevin Harrison from USA.

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Pop Ruff

“An homage to Pop-Art and the Tide brand, sprinkled in a little texture, space on the right for your icons to be seen, and voila, the level three experience.” Designed by Daniel Luzier from US.

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Give Thanks

Designed by Millicent Bowman.

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Thank You

“In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this wallpaper was created with many ways to say “Thank You” in various languages.” Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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November Snowboarding

“A calendar for November with a snowboarder, mountains and vector graphics.” Designed by Eirk Granli from Norway.

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Turkey Laser

“It is turkey month, but not in the way a turkey likely appreciates. So in the hopes of avoiding the dinner table, this guy decided to hide out at a school that miraculously has not updated their “picture day” procedure since the 1980’s resulting in a radical portrait (and by radical I mean his mom sprung the extra bucks for the laser background and the double image).” Designed by Robert Frey from USA.

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“Spend some quality time with your parents because they will not always be around.” Designed by Terence Gomez from Philippines.

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Day of Dead

“Wallpaper with calendar commemorating the Mexican custom of pre-Hispanic origin “Day of the Dead”.” Designed by Violeta Hernandez from Monterrey, México .

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Creative November

Designed by Valentin Bojilov.

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Peace Giving

“Peace Giving, reference Thanksgiving! :)” Designed by Alejandra Abad from USA.

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Glamour Girls

“Where is the Party Tonight Glamour Girls?” Designed by Puneeta Prakash from India.

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Native American

“My inspiration comes from native american art combined with my love of fashion” Designed by Lauren Curtis from United States.

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My little dream

“There are a lot of fun things you can do inside when November comes, stay inside and have fun.” Designed by Snorre Glemmestad from Norway.

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Bonfire delight

“Fireworks light the sky on bonfires night.” Designed by Chris Alexander (Yipori) from England.

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Autumn Colours

“For November, I wanted to feature Canadian nature with a photograph from my own portfolio. In respect, I’ve also added a poppy to the wallpaper for Remembrance Day.” Designed by Ducky Design from Canada.

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Turkey Day

“A brown and orange themed turkey day. A reminder that these fierce birds are grandiose, but also delicious!” Designed by Amanda Johnson from USA.

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Seasonal Change

“Seasonal change – the transition from autumn to winter just like pages in a book…” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Mother Earth

“‘Mother Earth’ is a common metaphorical expression for the Earth and its biosphere as the giver and sustainer of life.” Designed by Sagar from Bangladesh.

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Autumn Chill

“A nice serene nature photograph with rich browns, golds, and complimented by a cool hue of blue and white. I took this photo in my backyard one morning, in the nice chilly weather of autumn.” Designed by Christopher Reed from United States.

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Children’s day

“Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. But in India it is celebrated on the 14th November, because the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. As a tribute to Nehru and his love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth date.” Designed by Supriya Kunal Dcunha from India.

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Thailand’s Lot Krathong

“The Loy Krathong Festival of Thailand will happend in November of every year. I want to tell the world There is a very Beautiful and Romantic festival in Thailand. Want you to come and see it!” Designed by dafxxxk from Thailand.

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 20th Anniversary

“20 years ago, the 9th of November 1989, the wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell in Berlin.” Designed by Vincent Prat from France.

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Efresh Guy

“The dark and gloomy vision of our employees. Kiddin’ :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Winter Sleep

Designed by Barbara Haider from Austria.

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Halucinogen Sunset

“Our imagination give us this distorted point of view when things are going right. Everything is colorfull and beatiful when the nature are conected with our souls, and that’s inspire anyone.” Designed by Vinicius Ervilha from Brazil.

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Chameleon Break-Up

Designed by Eli, Stefan and Xenia from USA.

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Type and Stripes

“This is a Typographic image with stripes and type treatment. Very minimal but easy on the eyes.” Designed by Raul Esquivel from USA.

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The Saga New Moon

“The Saga New Moon Calendar – I made this wallpaper because this month is the release of the well known movie – New Moon , made after the book with the same name written by Stephanie Meyer and , because I am a huge fan of the Saga Books.So I realy hope you’ll enjoy my calendar.” Designed by Alexandra Ipate from Romania.

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Evolution (Dual Desktop Wallpaper)

“The evolution Wallpaper is made for dual-monitor Systems with 2 1280×1024 monitors.I surfed the web to find something cool, but most of the dual wallpapers out there are to vista like ( means bull***t). So i made my own.Its called “evolution” because i like the letter “E” in this font :-), could have called it “email” too ^^.” Designed by Jonas Duri from germany.

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November Glow

“One of my Photoshop glowing wallpapers series. ” Designed by Yvaine2010 from Germany.

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“The wallpaper is an image of an bursting cracker taken during the festival Diwali. The streaks of light were instantly likeable. And the image is rightly selected by my friend Sriyash Jichkar.” Designed by Parth Siddharth from India.

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Monster November

“I can’t wait to see Spike Jonze’s “Where the wild things are”, it will reach theatres only in December where i’m living so i’m patiently waiting with personal works featuring these childhood monsters.” Designed by SixLightYears from France (Reunion Island).

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Ant and lazy cricket

Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.

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Complete Me

“‘complete me’ is a wallpaper i designed using one of my poems. Just know that no man is an island. ” Designed by Zainab Sule from Nigeria.

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PinUp Girl

“Last month somebody noticed there have been no „pink” wallpaper so We wanted to try and make one. We hope You like it!” Designed by John Kichote from Poland.

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A Tribute to 26/11

“This calendar is designed to give tribute to all those innocent people who lost their lives last year on 26/11. It was similar attack as of 9/11, when more than 100 people were killed by terrorist in Mumbai, India. Feel the pain of families who lost their loved ones and paint this world “RED” with roses, not with blood.” Designed by Aman Behl from India.

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To November

“The great fall, is the issue that we will use the end of this autumn, with the last leaves,waiting to fall after a great life.” Designed by Javier Castillo from Bolivia.

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“Just cutout. Simple, lovable and ready-to-show :).” Designed by Marek Lasota / eFRESH from Poland.

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Colorful Stuff

“Inspired by a mixture of graffiti and the HAPPY GO LUCKY fun ofCrayola magic (or whatever tools you have when your up to mischief, but spraypaint has the best effect)” Designed by 268 Design from USA.

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Designed by Marta Miazek from Poland.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness

“Each year in November, Alzheimer’s Awareness month takes place all over the country. I chose this theme because of a family member who has been battling this disease since 2002. I love how she keeps fighting even though each day gets tougher in her life. I love and care about her very much and is always in my heart everyday. I hope the viewers can relate to my experience and understand that this is a very serious disease. Also, I want viewers go out make a difference for a loved one even if it is research, donating, or taking part in a community event for a good cause.” Designed by Matthew Jerauld from United States.

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“vector candybar that appeals to men and women” Designed by Justin Wright from USA.

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Designed by Kari Kumura from United States.

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Designed by Pietje Precies from The Netherlands.

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Wildlife lives in bichomania

“There is lot of people sharing efforts in the whole world to combat against the loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions. From our blog “Historias Naturales” (in spanish) we try to share this kind of stories.” Designed by Pablo Jimeno Pérez from Spain.

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N for November

Designed by Qayum Khan from Afghanistan.

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“Design Kompany’s ÒwavularÓ series is about possibility. Negative space. And what that implies. Quantum physicist Max Planck said: “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” This drawing was inspired by Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.” Designed by Design Kompany from USA.

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Autumn Hills

“November: curled by the fireplace and looking out the window, autumn is golden and warm. ” Designed by Saarah Saghir from USA/Pakistan.

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Sweet Dreams

Designed by Valerie Morgan from USA.

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Car Boat Shed

Designed by Amaury MDF from France.

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City Night

“A blurry fall evening in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.” Designed by Sean O’Key from United States.

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Autumn Leaves

“Abstract representation of Autumn leaves seen through a cut-away.” Designed by Greg Goodson from England.

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“Here in New York, November is the brown, crisp twilight of the year; the hushed ushering to sleep and hibernation. Its symbol is the noble, honest chrysanthemum, its stone topaz, its mood dreamy nostalgia.” Designed by Manon Michel from US.

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Old Wood

“I wanted to give a calendar a fun, wooden look, with a strong typography, sort of ironic in the sense that it’s sharp and more professional than other fonts, while being messy and sloppy at the same time.” Designed by Tyson Junkers from USA.

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“Lonely is a lamp without love.” Designed by Raru from Bulgaria.

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Timeline Reveal

“Time never stop for anyone. Our future always remain unknown (dark/blind); and all the radiant will be tone down (we forget) when time moves on. The moment we own is only now, which can brings us hope and brightness.” Designed by Shermynn Low from Malaysia.

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Negative Space

“After trying numerous different approaches similar to my flourishing April type, I ultimately settled on a very minimal, negative space-based design. I didn’t include a version without the calendar as it felt a little too minimal without the supportive type.” Designed by Colin Parks from Canada.

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“Part innovative, part grungy – a bit of a ‘Tron’ meets ‘Mad Max’. This is my current view of the future that is near (nigh).” Designed by Charles Godewyn from United States of America.

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Join in next month!

Please notice that we respect the ideas and motivation behind artists’ work which is why we’ve given artists full freedom to explore their creativity and express emotions and experience through their works. And this is also why the themes of the wallpapers weren’t anyhow influenced by us, but designed from scratch by the artists themselves.

Thanks to all designers for participation. Join in next month!

What’s your favorite?

What’s your favourite theme or wallpaper for this month? Please let us know in the comments! And have a smashing November, folks!

From Smashing Editorial

TCS Ultimatix – www.ultimatix.net | letmeget.com

TCS Launched TCX Ultimatix Website (www.ultimatix.net)

The official website of TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) Ultimatix is www.ultimatix.net. For the Project Ultimatix, TCS has been awarded as the InfoWorld 100. IT projects are honored by InfoWorld 100 that display the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. Login at the site of www.ultimatix.net to get more details about it by giving Username and Password.

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For the InfoWorld 100 Awards, TCS’ nomination was based on Project Ultimatix. The outcome of Ultimatix was a cohesive network and method for deploying all internal processes, together with HR, finance, and project management. Ultimatix included custom applications based on J2EE using rule engines, workflow services, and SOA based on the ERP suite.

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

TCS is a principal IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization. TCS has over 100,000 of the world’s best trained IT consultants in 47 countries as a part of the Tata Group, India’s biggest industrial corporation. A consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services is offered by TCS. More information about TCS Ulitmatix.


TCS won the Recruiting and Staffing Best in Class Awards (RASBIC) 2008-09 in two of its categories – ‘Best Use of Technology in Recruiting’ and the ‘Most Innovative Program/Initiative in Recruiting’. :

Applying online for job in TCS is easy by visiting TCS Careers website www.careers.tcs.com/. You are required to fill in an Online Application form and upload your CV along with the application form.

Placement agencies seeking to partner with TCS can register online at Become a partner page.


The Ultimate Round-Up Of T-Shirt Design Tutorials

Among all of the graphic designers in the world, many of them have probably had a go at designing some cool artwork for t-shirts. The t-shirt, after all, is one of the world’s most purchased products, and a lot of us wouldn’t know what to do without them! If you have yet to design for apparel goods, today is your lucky day! Below, we present over 20 useful t-shirt graphic tutorials written by fellow designers, followed by a selection of great resources (such as vector apparel mock-up templates), an inspirational showcase to get your brain thinking and some great websites where you can submit your new t-shirt graphics. You may be interested in the following related posts:

T-Shirt Graphic Tutorials

Create a Balanced T-Shirt Graphic

  • Work with vector image tools to trace stock photos.
  • Learn how to make great compositions.

Balanced T-Shirt Graphic How to Design a T-Shirt on a Budget and a Tight Deadline

  • Use existing vector packs to produce new graphics.
  • Work with limited color schemes.

Designing on a budget and tight deadline T-Shirt Design in Photoshop

  • Work with the Saturation Settings to manipulate photos.
  • Use the Circular Marquee Tool to produce custom shapes.

T-Shirt Design in Photoshop Super-Slick Screen-Printing Separations with Illustrator

  • Set up documents and bleeds ready for screen printing.
  • Use Calligraphic Brushes to trace photographs.
  • Separate colors to be ready for screen printing.

Screen Printing Separations How to Create Photorealistic T-Shirt Mock-Ups

  • Use apparel templates to produce realistic digital mock-ups.
  • Use layer masks to hide unwanted areas of a graphic.

Photorealistic T-Shirt Mock-Ups Screen Printing Effects

  • Simulate silk screen imperfections in Photoshop.
  • Learn how to use alpha channels.

Screen Printing Effects Create a Custom T-Shirt Stencil Design

  • Create stencils for your t-shirt artwork.
  • Use craft knifes and spray paint to produce home-made t-shirts.

Custom T-Shirt Stencil Design Screen Printing Tricks

  • Get your hands dirty and produce home-made screen-printed t-shirts.
  • Use various objects from around the home to save money on one-off production tees.

Screen Printing Tricks Separating Colors for Screen Printing in Photoshop

  • Use the Magic Wand Tool to select individual colors.
  • Use registration marks to help line up artwork when screen printing.

Separating Colors for Screen-Printing How to Win at Design by Humans

  • Learn tips and tricks for submitting your artwork to Design by Humans.
  • Use Pantone Color books to get your colors correct.

How to win at Design by Humans How to Prepare Artwork for Screen Printing in Illustrator

  • Use various Pathfinder Tools to separate your colors.
  • Use the Magic Wand Tool to select individual colors.

Prepare Artwork for Screen-Printing Designing Ultra SceneXCore Apparel

  • Manipulate stock photos using various tools.
  • Use existing vector images to spice up your artwork.

Ultra SceneXCore Apparel Create a Three-Color Illustration for Screen-Printing

  • Separate colors in Photoshop to be ready for screen printing.
  • Learn about trapping to avoid slight alignment on press.

Three-Color Illustration for Screen-Printing Easy Color Separations for Screen-Printing in Photoshop

  • Learn the process of screen printing and how it all works.
  • Learn how to separate your artwork colors in Photoshop.

Color Separations for Screen-Printing How to Create Awesome T-Shirt Mock-Ups like Jimiyo

  • Use the Transform Tool to correctly position your artwork.
  • Use the highlight and shadow levels to give your digital mock-up a realistic look.

Awesome T-Shirt Mock-Ups DIY Vintage T-Shirts

  • Combine Photoshop and Illustrator to produce stunning artwork.
  • Use an imported sketch as a guideline.

DIY Vintage T-Shirts Rapid-Fire Illustration Tutorial

  • Use the Live Trace Tool to quickly and effectively trace traditional ink drawings.
  • Use the Pen Tool to create custom shapes.

Rapid-Fire Illustration How to Create a T-Shirt from Scratch

  • Use various Photoshop Tools to create custom shapes.
  • Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to delete unwanted areas of artwork.

T-Shirt from Scratch Create a Complete Apparel Tech Pack

  • Learn how to prepare your files correctly.
  • Learn how to separate colors correctly.

Complete Apparel Tech Pack CMYK Process Printing for the Emerging T-Shirt Designer

  • Learn how to mix existing resources to create a good composition.
  • Work with unusual color schemes to produce eye-catching artwork.

CMYK Process Printing

Digital T-Shirt Mock-Up Resources

After giving a few of the above tutorials the once over, you should have enough knowledge to begin making your own separated t-shirt artwork. Below are several links we have collected to help you present your work in the most stylish way possible. GoMedia Ultimate Apparel Vector Collection GoMedia Ultimate Apparel Vector Collection Freebie T-Shirt Template T-Shirt Templates: Free and Paid T-Shirt Templates: Free and Paid Free Blank Vector Clothing Free Blank Vector Clothing Huge Collection of T-Shirt Design Mock-Up Templates Collection of T-Shirt Mock-Up Templates VIP Mock-Up Templates VIP Mock-Up Templates

T-Shirt Inspiration

Now you’ve got everything you need… except maybe for some ideas! Take a look at these great inspirational posts to help you get your thinking cap on!

Where To Sell And Submit Your Artwork

Below we have collected various online stores and open-ended competitions that invite you to submit your t-shirt designs, with the chance of getting them printed and taking home some well-earned cash!

  • Design by Humans An ongoing design contest and community where artists and t-shirt lovers can create, buy and talk about everything related to art and t-shirts.
  • Threadless Threadless is a community-based tee-shirt company with an ongoing open call for design submissions.
  • Teetonic Teetonic is about passion for design. It wants to create the best t-shirts and is always open for submissions.
  • Allmightys Submit designs to win tees, commisions, fame, friends and more!
  • Oddica Submit your artwork for a chance to earn 41% of every sale made.
  • Zazzle Make money online by selling your designs on hundreds of retail-quality products! It’s free and easy.
  • Cafepress Design, make and sell your t-shirts.
  • La Fraise This is pretty much the French version of Design by Humans.
  • Spreadshirt Create your own t-shirt shop for free, and fill it with your very own designs.
  • BigCartel BigCartel is a simple shopping cart for artists. Create an account and start selling!

— Smashing Magazine

25+ Must-Have Cheat Sheets for Web Developers

Who wants to go to Google or break out the library of programming books every single time you get stuck on something? Below is a compilation of extremely useful cheat sheets, which can be printed, laminated and placed nearby for easy reference while doing your web development and design. Everyone has moments where a function cannot be remembered, and that is where these cheat sheets can be lifesavers. Bookmark this page for an easy portal to all of the cheat sheets, or an individual page if you find it helpful. Please don’t hesitate to post any cheat sheets we neglected to include, for this is about sharing knowledge.

1. PHP

PHP Cheat Sheet


2. MySQL

MySQL Cheat Sheet


3. JavaScript

JavaScript Cheat Sheet


4. CSS

CSS Cheat Sheet


5. Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet


6. Apache’s mod_rewrite

mod_rewrite Cheat Sheet


7. jQuery

jQuery Cheat Sheet



HTML Cheat Sheet


9. HTML Character Entities

HTML Entities Cheat Sheet


10. RGB Hex Color Codes

RGB Color Codes Cheat Sheet


11. .htaccess

.htaccess Cheat Sheet


12. Apache

Apache Cheat Sheet


13. SEO

SEO Cheat Sheet


14. Gmail

Gmail Cheat Sheet


15. HTML5

HTML5 Cheat Sheet


16. Google Analytics

Google Analytics Cheat Sheet


17. WordPress Cheat Sheets

WordPress Cheat Sheets


18. Subversion

Subversion Cheat Sheet


19. Eclipse

Eclipse Cheat Sheet


20. Google Search Engine

Google Cheat Sheet


21. Twitter

Twitter Cheat Sheet


22. CakePHP

CakePHP Cheat Sheet


23. Joomla

Joomla 1.5 Cheat Sheet


24. CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter Cheat Sheet


25. Drupal

Drupal Cheat Sheet


26. Firebug

Firebug Cheat Sheet


How Can One Benefit From A Large Twitter Following?

Some of Twitter’s 12.8 million active users will benefit handsomely for building a larger Follower’s list, while other people will not.

It is pointed out by @web2marketer, “It’s not about how many Twitter followers you have…the only thing that matters is – are they listening?

This is the key, of course.

Some people build huge lists of Followers, but don’t say anything worthwhile or interesting. Some are only interested in building their Followers list for the sake of building Followers.

If no one wants to listen to what you have to say, it does not matter whether you have 1 Follower or 2.9 million Followers. If no one is “listening” to what you have to say, you will not make any money from your participation in Twitter.

On the other hand, if people are “listening” to what you have to say and “clicking” the links you tell them to click, then you have a good chance of earning real money as a result of your Twitter activities.

It has been said that the consumer needs to see or hear your name or your marketing message 7 times, before they will trust you enough to buy from you. Professionals in the direct marketíng industry suggest that 82% of all consumers (business people or otherwise) will buy your products or services on the second to the ninth exposure to your marketing message.

Twitter allows you to carry a continuous dialog with those most likely to buy what you are selling – through the Public Timeline of the people following you in Twitter. Once people have started to pay attention to what you tell them, and once they start absorbing your marketing message, then gaining your Followers trust is made easier. Once people are listening to you, you can earn their trust fairly quickly.

An idea presented by @contentmanager is that television has had 80+ years to perfect its advertising model. Television seems committed to the concept of 42 minutes of content to anchor 18 minutes of advertising. These numbers translate into 70% content to provide an anchor for its 30% advertising. In context, he says that the 70% content is designed to attract attention and win trust, and then the 30% advertising is designed to earn profíts and cover the costs of building content.

Understand That It Is A Numbers Game

As a successful Twitter marketer, your first goal is always to attract Followers (an audience). Your second goal is to win the trust of your Followers (your viewing audience). Only after you have earned the trust of your Followers should you endeavor to advertise to your Twitter Followers list (to earn revenue). If you have earned the trust of your Twitter Followers, revenue is certain to follow.

But, as with anything in business, it is a numbers game. A certain percentage of the number of people exposed to your Twitter profile will become Followers. A certain percentage of those people following you, will actually read what you have to say. A certain percentage of those people will click your links. And if that link leads to a page where you can earn revenue, only a certain percentage of people will buy your pitch.

For most people, the only certainty is that they need to grow their audience, and in the case of the Twitter community, they need to grow their list of Twitter Followers. In the numbers game, if you can build up your audience, you can boost your revenue. It is as simple as that.

Understanding The Value Of The Twitter Community

In March of 2008, Twitter was estimated to have one million active users, according to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch. But amazingly, over the course of the following year, Twitter was able to expand its user base by 32-37 times, according to which news source you trust for your data.

On July 30th 2009, the Philadelphia Enquirer reported that Twitter had “increased its user base by 37-fold to more than 32 million users worldwide, 18-20 million of whom reside in the United States“.

Now, the naysayers are fond of pointing out that Twitter’s attrition rate is quite large, with 60% of new users disappearing after signing up for the service. But if the Philadelphia Enquirer’s estimation is correct that “only 40 percent of first-timers become habitual visitors“, then the remaining 12.8 million users still make a viable and vibrant Twitter community.

Each individual user inside the Twitter community is capable of building his or her own community of Followers.

As Ashton Kutcher has taught us, building a Follower list is fairly straight forward – when people are interested in you and what you have to say, they will follow you on Twitter to see what you have to say.

To date, nearly 3 million Twitter users have decided that they care enough about Kutcher’s life to follow his personal tweets. Of course, I am sure it helps that he occasionally posts pictures of his wife, Demi Moore, in his tweets. Not only did Kutcher share a shot of his Demi’s derriere, he also proved that rich people have ugly furniture too.

How to Build a Profitable Twitter Profile

Twitter is one of the fastest growing marketplaces on the Internet. The reason why so many people like Twitter is because it is actually the perfect communication tool for people who don’t understand and don’t want to learn about Internet technology and the technological geek-speak that goes along with it.

A few years back, I asked someone for his dad’s email address. The son replied telling me that you just email his name. The son was clueless that there was an actual email address behind the shortcut for his dad’s name. He did not understand email, and he did not care that he did not understand it. He was able to use it in a manner that was easy for him, and that is all that really mattered.

What makes Twitter so popular to the masses is that one does not have to be tech-savvy to use the service. The new user simply needs to locate the profile of the person he or she wants to follow, and then the user simply clicks “Follow”. From that day forward, anytime the person “Followed” posts (tweets) new information to his or her micro-blog, Followers will be notified about the message in the Twitter Timeline.

The only thing that is really difficult about Twitter is that new people seldom understand that they must “Follow” someone, before they start to receive messages from others. But once someone has chosen to follow a few people, they get the idea behind Twitter very quickly.

With its’ system of 140 character micro-posts (referred to as “tweets“), users are able to communicate information to other users. Sometimes the tweeted info is a random comment, but often the tweets mean something to somebody.

For the average consumer, they can log into Twitter to update grandma about the lives of the grandchildren and to provide links to family pictures.

Although the service has been available since 2006, the Internet marketing community was really slow to catch on to the value of the Twitter community. Most Internet marketers hadn’t heard of Twitter until 2008. Even then, online marketers were slow to see any real value in the platform. But in 2009, Twitter finally hit its stride in getting the word out about its service, in large part due to the Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN Twitter Follower Challenge.

Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) challenged CNN (@cnnbrk) to a race to one million Twitter Followers. On April 17th, 2009, Ashton became the first Twitter user to reach one million followers. CNN passed the mark a few hours later, but Ashton won the race fair and square.

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-08

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Twitter Tools for wordpress

Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.


Who is allowed to post a Tweet from within WordPress?

Anyone who has a ‘publish_post’ permission. Basically, if you can post to the blog, you can also post to Twitter (using the account info in the Twitter Tools configuration).

What happens if I have both my tweets posting to my blog as posts and my posts sent to Twitter? Will it cause the world to end in a spinning fireball of death?

Actually, Twitter Tools has taken this into account and you can safely enable both creating posts from your tweets and tweets from your posts without duplicating them in either place.

Does Twitter Tools use a URL shortening service by default?

No, Twitter Tools sends your long URL to Twitter and Twitter chooses to shorten it or not.

Can Twitter Tools use a URL shortening service?

Yes, Twitter Tools includes a filter:


as of version 1.6. Plugins for this filter may already exist, or you can create your own. The plugin needs to attach to this filter using the standard WordPress add_filter() function and return a URL that will then be passed with your blog post tweet.

Is there any way to change the ‘New Blog Post:’ prefix when my new posts get tweeted?

Yes there is, but you have to change the code in the plugin file.

The reason this is done this way, and not as an easily changeable option from the admin screen, is so that the plugin correctly identifies the tweets that originated from previous blog posts when creating the digest posts, displaying the latest tweet, displaying sidebar tweets, and creating blog posts from tweets (you don’t want tweets that are blog post notifications being treated like tweets that originated on Twitter).

To make the change, look for and modify the following line:

$this->tweet_prefix = 'New blog post';

Can I remove the ‘New Blog Post:’ prefix entirely?

No, this is not a good idea. Twitter Tools needs to be able to look at the beginning of the tweet and identify if it’s a notification from your blog or not. Otherwise, Twitter Tools and Twitter could keep passing the blog posts and resulting tweets back and forth resulting in the ‘spinning fireball of death’ mentioned above.