Dingbat fonts are fun and useful. Here's a list of a few great sets by Think Design:
Cool & Useful Dingbat FontsEver wondered what goes into creating a typeface? I have! : ) Here is a simple tutorial by VectorTuts+. All font designers have their own styles and techniques, but this tutorial demonstrates one way it can be done. The final product on the tutorial isn't the most pleasing typeface I've seen, but the lesson itself is very helpful.
Designing a Typeface, With Illustrator and FontLab, from Start to Finish Part 1The second part of this tutorial hasn't arrived yet, which is okay for me because I have a feeling this will take a while... But the "A" is a start, right? P.S. I'll post part two here also when it's up.