Fontographer: Type By Design PDFs found

t1mmy's picture

The only reason I'm posting this is because there's been so much talk of it lately. I found it on an Italian web site, so don't get scared about the book being in Italian, it's in english. I don't want to be attacked personally for this. Like I said in one of my other posts, "I feel like I'm opening Pandora's box."

hrant's picture

Pandora was the coolest party chick.

BTW, it's interesting that this isn't the same set of PDFs as last time (which was from Brazil). I remember that the previous one had the text in the "authentic" Goudy Italian Old-Style, although not the specially modified one Moye used - I remember doing a test on the lc "y" to find out, since I was wondering if Moye had leaked the original docs, for some reason, maybe out of frustration at the dumbass publishers.


sean's picture

Holy smokes! You know Pandora too?

bieler's picture

Last antiquarian price I saw on the book was something like $1,300+!

And, with the emergence of FontLab and its OpenType capabilities, its not all that useful anymore.

t1mmy's picture

not to throw fuel on the fire, but i found type by design useful. i'm very new to the field, and after reading it i feel much more confident. it's one of those books that should be required reading in the design schools.

Ramiro Espinoza's picture

Tim: It's VERY useful. Maybe for a professional type designer is pretty basic but there are very important topics there like postcript drawing and spacing-kerning issues.

bieler's picture

Oh, this is the dealer whose got the book at $1,348 (in very good condition)!


Found this on Amazon by doing a search on Fontographer.

bieler's picture

I remember letting this one slip away.

(From Microsoft's news archives)

Remainder of the day
Falls Village, CT. - 28 July 1998
Hamilton Books are offering Stephen Moye's Fontographer: type by design title for just $3.95 plus shipping. Although slanted towards PostScript Type 1 font production, at the price it represents good value for money.

hrant's picture

That's when I got mine! :-)
Day traders, eat your hearts out.


kentlew's picture

>Oh, this is the dealer whose got the book at $1,348 (in very good

Are you kidding me?! I'll gladly sell my copy (a few dog-earred pages, tiny creases on lower right corner of front cover and upper right corner of back cover; otherwise fine, clean tight copy) for a mere $1,200! ;-)

-- K.

George Thomas's picture

Intriguing price, $1,348.00. Although I doubt they have a copy of the book, if they do then their price is mostly wishful thinking. Examination of their feedback doesn't reveal them to be a very upstanding vendor, overall.

A careful search for the book would probably turn up a very nice copy for substantially less money. A large number of libraries across the US show copies in their collections.

My copy, though, is not for sale.

Nor's picture

Could any body share the pdf please?

Mark Simonson's picture

The value of this book has dropped considerably. You can get it for less than $10 now on Amazon:

TypeSETit's picture

I've got a copy of the book... it's in pretty good condition. If you didn't know it's age, you would think it was less than a year old by looking at it.


speter's picture

Please stop promoting piracy.

Florian Hardwig's picture

I assume Steve is referring to the PDF sharing. As the link in the original post is dead anyway, I neither can check whether it contained illicitly shared copyrighted material, nor do I see the need to remove it.

Mark Simonson's picture

I just thought it was a strange comment, seeing as most of the discussion here is (and was, six years ago) about obtaining printed copies of the book.

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