logos

Logo logistics help!

I need help!
I'm creating a website/social networking resource and I am designing a logo. I found a font that I like for free from a website and want to use just one letter "s" for my logo. I will not be selling the logo or distributing the font in any way, just want to have a clean logo for my website/potentially more than that in the future.

1) can I do this?
2) can I customize the logo in photoshop or something and tweak it to make it original and use that?
3)if not, what steps do I need to take in order to do this legitimately?

Any help or advice would be extremely appreciated guys!

The Rise and Fall of Fancy Eff (Which Apparently Does Not Render in the Typeface Chosen for Forum Titles)

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Hello old ƒriends.

A casual conversation in which I made a couple of claims has resulted in a search for evidence to back those claims, and, though I have seen this with my own eyes, I cannot find what I am thinking of. Or rather, what I am thinking oƒ.

My query is threeƒold:

1. What is the proper name of ƒ? Windows Character Map calls it "Latin Small Letter F With Hook." That sounds donkey, but I can't come up with a better name. All I can think of is, "You know, the eff you use when you're writing a function in math."

2. When (90s?) and why (ease of typing? sorting?) did the practice of prefacing or appending folder names with ƒ on Mac OS come into practice, and how widespread was this practice? The latter question leads me to 3.

Egnater guitar amp script logo complaint

Because it's hilarious to me, I thought I'd share a link to a huge multi-page rant about the logo emblazoned across the front of Egnater guitar amplifiers. The website is a site about guitar gear, like amps and effects and stuff.

http://Terrible mistake by Egnater.

Anyway, here is the logo that they are complaining about, the great big scripty "Egnater":

$.50 to the person who points out the bigger issue with the design :p