What the font is this typeface?!
A designer can spend hours trying to find out exactly what typeface it is they're looking at. Many's the time we've had to recreate or refine a logo, only to while the day away in an attempt to identify its typeface. With experience you'll learn many common typefaces on sight, but more often than not you'll need some help.
In recent years this help has come from one of my studio's most visited sites, MyFonts.com. My Fonts is a comprehensive font-dedicated site that makes it easy to identify a font, discover new fonts and then (if you don't already own a licence to the font) buy fonts online.
We've found some very cool fonts on My Fonts - but it's the 'What The Font' feature which makes it really special. It's quick and easy to use - just upload a scanned image (or a screenshot) of the font and the website will return its interpretation of each character of the word or letter string you've uploaded. You confirm or amend its best guess, and the next screen will display the closest match followed by a list of similar fonts, drawing on its massive font database. More often than not (assuming that your scan or screenshot was of good enough quality) the correct typeface will be returned at the top of the list.
If WhatTheFont can’t figure it out, you can submit your image to the WhatTheFont Forum where cloak-draped font enthusiasts around the world will help you out!