Type design step by step

jfp's picture

http://perso.ensad.fr/%7eensadtypo/
My group of student started to design a typeface together 3 weeks ago. We hope to finish a final font around the end of May. Each friday, I post online couple of comments and bunch of images reporting where they are now. Click on the efojalict image to access to the current stage. Or start with that first one:
http://perso.ensad.fr/%7eensadtypo/travaux/cookerblack.html

Despite its in French, English comments are welcome via the "commentez" link.

http://erik.letterror.com/cgi-python/tm/cooker
The subject started his life with the Erik van Blokland TypeCooker (thanks to this list for the announce of it), so, naturally the working name was Cooker Black.

mgabbass's picture

Hello All,
I am new in this filed. I am designing fonts for Urdu and Punjabi languages, writen in persio-arabic based right to left scripts. I have designed a font.
But I am facing the problem that it is not very sharp specially on web. I need help in this regards.
Thanks in advance.
Abbas Malik

hrant's picture

> not very sharp specially on web.

I guess you mean that it looks bad on the computer screen? This is a tricky issue even with Latin. You either have to learn how to "Hint" your fonts (an extra step in font design where you add "guidelines" for low-resolution rendering to look better), or turn on anti-aliasing for all sizes and live with the resultant blurriness.

hhp

Rene Verkaart's picture

Hi Jean,

> http://perso.ensad.fr/%7eensadtypo/

That's some nice stuff on there. I can see that although my French is really bad. I started sketching on 29-02-04 on a font with the same inner form like yours. Nice to see that a good idea is braught to paper. ;-) I will be watching your updates. Keep them coming.

Later,

jfp's picture

http://www.porchez.com/ensadtypo/119/cooker-black-semaine-8-final

Started long ago, finally finished, with 2 pdfs ready to download to see the result.

The initial website moved to a new one, all CookerBlack project, week after week can be found that way:
http://www.porchez.com/ensadtypo/ or
http://www.porchez.com/index.php?q=Cooker+Black

Well, many images online, but if you want to read in English, use Babelfish:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.porchez.com%2Fensadtypo&lp=fr_en

(funny results included).

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