Creating a Font from Geometric Shapes: Part 3

Creating a font from geometric shapes, part 3

Character construction continues! I’m not going to get into every single character to show how it’s made from either the basic geometric shapes, or from parts of previously made characters, but I do have a few to share that I thought were the more interesting items. First off, let’s not forget that there’s punctuation to […]

Creating a Font from Geometric Shapes: Part 2

Creating a font from geometric shapes, part 2

Welcome back! In part 1 of this series, we created a Font Creator file, and built our basic straight strokes. Now we’re going to make a few more basic shapes, and dig in with making some letters. Many of our letters can be made with those straight strokes, but you know there’s one more major […]

Creating a Font from Geometric Shapes: Part 1

Creating a font from geometric shapes

Many times I’ve had someone tell me, “I’d love to make fonts, but I just don’t have the creativity.” So I’m going to make a new font that uses nothing but some basic geometric shapes—primarily circles and rectangles—as the building blocks. No lettering skills necessary, just a bit of math! (And I’m totally using my […]

Making Actual Diet Coke with Our SodaStream

Diet Coke with a SodaStream

  We’ve been fans of the SodaStream for a long time. I blogged about how much I loved our old model way back in 2012, and I love this newer model just as much. This is the SodaStream Fizzi machine, which we got at Target. I’ll link you to the cool blue color, which I […]

Video Tutorials: Creating Color-Changing Mockups in Photoshop

Color-changing mug mockup tutorial

Yo, party people! I was asked to do this particular set of tutorials in video form, so I’m breaking away from my usual text-and-screenshot methods and stepping out of the ol’ comfort zone! Here are a pair of videos covering how to take a photo of a plain white object and making it so you […]

Missy’s Font and Lettering Blog Post Roundup

Missy's Tutorial and Blog Post Roundup

  I’ve written a lot of tutorials and blog posts, and they’re scattered here, there, and everywhere. So for my own reference (And for yours, too!) I’m creating this one central post where I can find all of my blog posts, tutorials, and general rants about fonts and lettering in one place.   FONT CREATION […]

My Jeopardy! Adventure

My Jeopardy lineup

  So I played (and lost) on Jeopardy! last night. I wrote up a big bunch of words about the experience a couple of days after I got home from taping, and they’ve been sitting and waiting until I could post them today. Check them out here!   Missy on Jeopardy! Part 1 Missy on […]

Missy on Jeopardy! Part 3

Hanging with my homey, Alex Trebek!

  SHOW TIME: PLAYING THE GAME They try to keep the game running as close to real-time as possible, which means “commercial breaks” are maybe five minutes, tops. Every time the show cuts to commercial, the production team comes out to talk to the contestants. Maybe it’s encouragement (shake it off, keep calm, there’s way […]

Missy on Jeopardy! Part 2

Outside the Jeopardy! studio with giant Alex and the giant Clue Crew!

TRAVEL DAY: A TALE OF TWO PIZZAS We flew out in the early afternoon, so we could arrive at our hotel right around check-in time. We didn’t even rent a car; it would have been more than a hundred bucks a day, and the hotel was only three or four miles from the airport. Plus, […]

Missy on Jeopardy! Part 1

The standard Jeopardy! audition pen.

  IN THE BEGINNING: THE 25-YEAR AUDITION PROCESS My first audition for Jeopardy! was for the college tournament, about 25 years ago. Back in those days, there was no online test—you had to travel to Los Angeles on your own dime to take a written test in a huge room with tons of people; then […]

I keep making fonts, and doing other stuff.

Once again, I’m back to this blog after a long stretch. I’ve been mostly busy with font-making; I’m getting close to having 50 premium fonts for sale. (47 right now, so I might make the 50-font mark before the year ends!) I’ve put a few promo images from four of my most recent up above […]