Earlier in the spring, I was craving and searching for ways that I could make my own fonts, quickly, easily, accurately, and cheaply. I had used a free site to print off a sheet with tiny fill in the box squares. But last week, I discovered iFontMaker on the iPad. I can play with making hand-drawn fonts letter by letter – each letter is complete with guides and you focus on each character, one at a time, as it fills the whole iPad screen. It is so fast and easy. Today’s sample just took 20 minutes — I call it ‘Tall Skinny Latte” ; I wanted to document and pass along my discovery… and if you have an iPad, you can use your finger, but I used a stylus, and it’s AMAZING! I really love thinking about ways the text can be part of book design –and how the physical presence of the words can be used as another element to convey tone and feeling in a story.