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Finally after 1.5 years of not always intense labor the release of Calluna is a fact. Be sure to have a look at the PDF specimen. Hope you like it!
It's available at MyFonts.com.
Old favorite Far Side cartoon.
That's fantastic, LOI
Wow, I missed it! Big congrats, Jos – what an interesting, complex and refined design this has become. I'm looking forward to playing around with it. :-)
One of the best and beautiful typefaces I've ever seen! Keep it up!
and then the wind would blow it away :-)
We would just go on till nature would approve of it :)
Nina, while you were enjoying a well-deserved magical Armenian trip, I worked round the clock to get it released, so it would be ready before you came home :)
Thank you, Danny.
I go off to the beach for a few days and when I come back, I see that Calluna has taken the number one spot on the MyFonts Hot New Fonts list! Way to go, Jos!
Chris, you should go to the beach more often! Sure helps :)
BTW Calluna is now used for the sponsored nameplate at typographica.org.
Jos, I don't want to get too much sand on your fonts :-)
Dear Mr. Sandman, I *do* appreciate the constructive grinding down of occasional rough edges you do so well!
Today, my letterpress business cards have arrived. I've designed them as little Calluna type specimens --> Click to see.
They look terrific! I hope to see one arrive in the mail soon?
Sure! Just e-mail me your address and I'll send you a couple in return.
This is a wonderful font, probably one of the most beautiful text fonts I've seen, beautiful enough to be a reason to register here for this comment. ;)
It is not too far away from the caption/face (german: Schriftbild), of Times in a way. It follows the x-height and letter shape, but is rounder where needed, like with the c, u and o, and overall wider, which is nice :) . Plus it is of course less "modern" in the sense of the horizontal and vertical "broadness" of the letters (sorry not an expert, don't know the term), but looks of course fresher with the twist you put on it with the upwards inclined lines to create the flow, and leaving aside the drops and things that would make it look to classic. Not sure if your "inclined direction" is the reason why it flows, but it works overall perfectly.
In a way it achieves what Gentium and Lido don't achieve, to be a Times with a human touch and look good with it. Lido looks like a Comic font too me ;) well a bit.
Sorry for the comparison to Times, but I mean it in a good way ;) cause Times is a good font, but it is obviously born long time ago, it is just too modern, too narrow, too traditional. To me, Calluna is a great font of its own. :)