Sponsor // Fonts.com Desktop Font Subscriptions

fonts.com subscription


Not having the right type for the job can make your design workflow suffer. While licensing a large collection of fonts can mean a major up front investment. We’ve got you covered, though!

Introducing Fonts.com Desktop Font Subscriptions. Access over 9,000 top fonts for just one low monthly price. Our comprehensive library will help you tackle nearly any design project—be it branding, publication, packaging or more!

You’ll unlock the Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries, which feature signature designs like the Neue Helvetica®, Avenir® Next, and ITC Franklin Gothic™ families—as well popular new releases, including the Metro® Nova and Neue Haas Grotesk™ collections. See how easy and affordable it can be to have complete access to the world’s greatest type.

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This post is brought to you by Fonts.com – a leading provider of desktop fonts and Web fonts. With an exhaustive inventory of type related products and subscriptions, Fonts.com can help you get your design work done quickly, easily, and more beautifully.



Sponsor // Squarespace Launches Free Skillshare Class

Skillshare & Squarespace

Squarespace has just released a free online Skillshare class called Creating a Website to Build Your Online Brand. In just one hour, instructor George Denison walks you through creating and maintaining an online presence that’s beautiful and helps you achieve your business goals. Lesson topics include: ways to grow your site over time, best practices for 5 essential site pages and tips for optimizing templates, images, and content.

All makers, creators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses welcome. No prior knowledge or skills are needed. Plus, students are encouraged to share their sites for feedback.

Enroll for free in Creating a Website to Build Your Online Brand.



Sponsor // Free Font Bundle

Font Bundle

The good folks at WebdesignerNews are offering a special font bundle to download and use. Included in the collection are 17 typefaces ranging from highly geometric designs to cursive scripts and modern sans serifs. Download the complete collection for free here.



Sponsor // Squarespace

Squarespace Ecommerce

Squarespace is the perfect solution for designers looking to establish an online shop or host their portfolio. With a variety of themes to choose from, you can have a clean and responsive website up in a matter of minutes – all without touch a single line of code. The completely inclusive, all-in-one service provides content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, 24-hour customer support and more for only $8 a month. And with their new Cover Pages tool, the deal just got a little sweeter. Using the tool, you can quickly and easily create standalone landing pages or an intro page to an existing web site. All of this adds up to a powerful platform that allows you to efficiently run your business instead of your business running you.


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Squarespace is graciously offering grain edit readers a 10% discount off all plans for a limited time. Type in GRAINEDIT during checkout to activate the discount and launch your Squarespace experience.


Sponsor // Panton Font Family

Panton Font

Panton is a modern typeface that includes 34 different fonts, made up of 9 uprights, 9 italics and 16 icon sets! Easy to read, Panton is a great choice for using on everything from T-shirts to posters, thanks to its real softened geometric nature. See all the details here.


Squarespace Cover Pages

Squarespace Coverpages

First impressions are everything, and with Squarespace’s new Cover Page tool, you can craft a bold, yet elegant standalone landing page in a manner of minutes!  The twelve themes to choose from can be used in powerful ways for a variety of applications. Create pages to collect email addresses, promote your brand or even announce upcoming events. In addition, Cover Pages work independently of your core theme, so you can easily add them to an existing website. Combined with Squarespace’s robust e-commerce functionally, they can be used in unique and meaningful ways of connecting with your biggest fans and loyal customers.

Included with each Squarespace account are real-time analytics, a free domain, cloud hosting and award-winning 24/7 support.

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Squarespace is graciously offering grain edit readers a 10% discount off all plans for a limited time. Type in GRAINEDIT during checkout to activate the discount and launch your Squarespace experience.



Sponsor // 100% Free Assets for Every Designer

Vector Download

1001FreeDownloads is a new site where you can find thousands of images which are not only free, but royalty-free, and can be used for commercial and business purposes.The free downloads available on the site are organized under nine image types and categories: Vectors, Photos, Fonts, Icons, Wallpapers, Brushes, Styles, Patterns and Clipart and can be downloaded immediately without registration. Just pick and download, it’s that simple.



Sponsor // Webdesigner News

Web Designer News

You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Designer News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web. Content includes: news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more. Click here to visit Webdesigner News  and see the latest stories of the day.



Sponsor // CreativeLive

Creative Live

CreativeLive educates and inspires the creative world by providing affordable skill-based education 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Founded with the belief that world-class education can (and should) be available to everyone, CreativeLive is the first online education company to combine high production value, social interaction, and renowned experts with a live, free 24/7 format. The interactive nature of CreativeLive’s classes creates an environment that fosters community, creative breakthroughs, and lasting personal change.

CreativeLive launched their Design Channel this January with a roster of amazing instructors including James Victore, Stanley Hainsworth, Brandon Rike, and more.

Don’t miss Hand Lettering School this week on CreativeLive where you can catch rebroadcasts of the following classes and purchase them at sale prices:

4/13 – Hand Lettering 101 with Annica Lydenberg
4/14 – Illustrative Stylings: Lettering and More with Chris Piascik
4/15 – Methods for Custom Lettering with Brandon Rike
4/16 – Chalk Lettering with Annica Lydenberg
4/17 – Bold & Fearless Poster Design with James Victore

Check out all of our hand lettering classes right here.


Sponsor // Webydo

Your web design canvas. Made for designers.

Webydo is a professional website design platform that empowers graphic and
web designers to create and manage pixel-perfect responsive websites for
their clients, completely code-free.

Led by a community of over 130K professional designers, design studios and
agencies, Webydo helps creative professionals concentrate on what is most
important to them – the creative element of web building. With advanced
features like a built-in CMS, a full white label solution and the ability to
bill clients directly from the dashboard, designers can truly create their
web design empire.