WhatTheFont!

WhatTheFont!

As a designer, many times I am given the task of re-designing or re-purposing a website and the client wishes to maintain the look and feel of their previous site or simply just maintain their brand. It’s important to continue using the fonts that were used because consistent font use is all part of defining a brand. The problem is, for the most part, the client is unable to provide us the font file that was used because it is in the hands of an unreachable previous web-developer or designer. In other cases, I may be given an image (say, of a poster or a banner) and have been given the task of altering or adding copy to it but again, the font used in the image is unavailable to me. What do I do?

The geniuses at MyFonts have a tool on their website called WhatTheFont! It is a font recognition tool where you upload an image that contains the unknown font, define which letters are which, and then it spits out various font possibilities that resembles the closest match to the font in your image. It’s not fool-proof and there are times I’ve uploaded images that the system couldn’t recognize, but all in all it does a pretty darn good job saving me time and migraines. Check it out!