Cool Site of the Week: WhatFontIs

Maximum PC Staff

Gelett Burgess once quipped “I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like”. For many of us, the same thing can be said of fonts. For a designer cranking on a client’s project, an entrepreneur looking to sway her investors or a student buttressing his weak research with a little razzle-dazzle in his presentation, the right font can make all the difference--provided you know which one you’re looking for. WhatFontIs exists, to help you souse out the font of your heart’s desire, and it’s our Cool Site of the Week.

WhatFontIs is a site that hosts a number of tools to help you find the perfect font to match to your message. If you run across a font you dig online or in a piece of print advertising, but aren’t sure of what its name is, WhatFontIs can help. Simply upload a sample of the font in jpg, gif or png format or enter the url of where the font can be found. Within seconds, WhatFontIs will return with the name of your font, making it easy to look up in your rig’s library or to purchase from a dealer for use.

If you’re not sure of what you’re looking for, the site also offers a daunting collection of 241,940 fonts for you to peruse. If you can’t find a font that works for you via WhatFontIs, chances are that in the back of your mind you were planning on using Comic Sans all along.

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