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I am in the early stages of developing a chromatic face that, by design, employs a lot of slight diagonals (1 to 5 degrees off the horizontal or vertical). The glyphs are made to look as if they were formed by folding strips of paper (I know, I know it's been done before). In addition to the pair of companion chromatic fonts within the family (each representing a different side of the strip of paper), I want to make a monotone version that somehow achieves the 2-sided effect without the use of multiple colors.
The solution I've arrived at to simulate that 2-sided effect is to, in the areas representing the back of the strip of paper, block or mask out strokes that run parallel with the strip. The problem I've encountered in testing the viability of this solution is that the edges of the strokes (set at the aforementioned slight diagonal angles), as well as the edges of some of the solid sections, appear quite "jaggy" when I test the PS OpenType font in Illustrator or InDesign.
Anyone have an ID for this? It looks like an über display version of Didot but I haven't been able to find a match.
On a side note, can anyone direct me to a list of other good hairline display type like this?
Clip is a display typeface inspired by the shape of a paperclip, but it’s not designed with the usual minimalistic modular approach. Instead, Clip mimics the construction, proportions and contrast of classic bold text typefaces and has one unique characteristic: each of its characters is drawn with only one single line.
Clip family consists of 3 fonts, Hair, Light and Regular, each with 745 glyphs (supporting more than 70 latin based languages), 4 stylistic sets and advanced OpenType features. When Stylistic set 1 is activated, the overlapping loops contract, giving the text a whole new character. Moreover, every uppercase character is also available in an ornamental swash variant, which means most of the capitals have four different versions.
AscenderFonts.com is proud to release a wonderful set of new fonts from the Hallmark™ Design Collection. And as a special introductory offer, all the new Hallmark fonts are on sale with a 25% discount now through February 9, 2011.
Greater Albion Typefounders have just released tow new Typefaces on Fontspring and Myfonts:
Bertolessi, is a Roman face made fun, with a healthy dose of filigree curves thrown into the mix. It's an ideal compliment to our extensive Bertoni family, but can be used anywhere a bit of humour and flair is required.
This rather interesting 'g' appears in headings in Hvem/Hvad/Hvor anno 1952.
Greater Albion's next two releases are now available on Myfonts.com and Fontspring.
No name for this bugger yet. It's my first attempt at creating a full alphabet plus punctuation for an actual font release! Inspiration came from a custom logotype I created that was not commissioned, it's a great excuse to dive into FontLab and see what it's all about. This will be an all caps display font, released at some point this year. Here is a screenshot of the regular and outline versions. I've attached a PDF for closer inspection.
This brand new font family was just released this month from Portuguese designer Dino dos Santos, and it's a real beauty.
I'm thinking about buying the display, text, and sans. What are your thoughts? A new classic or nothing special?
This is a font ive been working, is inspired by the amazing "Mostra" from Mark Simonson. I wanted a font with a old feel to use on my vintage artworks and graphics, it started as a vector file that i use, but them i keep adding more characters and turned it into a real font. I would like to know the opinion of the people here about this font. Thanks.
Any idea what this font is? Thanks!
Greater Albion have just released two new families on Myfonts and Fontspring.
Portello is a display family in the tradition of Tuscan advertising and display faces. It's a family of three 'all capital' faces. A perpendicular regular form is offered, along with an italic form (a true italic - with purpose designed glyphs-NOT merely an oblique) and a basic form for small text - which dispenses with the family’s characteristic outlined look. It offers the spirit of the Victorian era with ready and distinctive legibility. It's ideal for poster work, especially at large sizes, and for signage with a period flair.
New time poster on typophile from Brighton UK here attempting a typeface based on a logo designed for our company - a design studio in the UK. Attatched is the typeface which is to be printed in a black foil and embossed, but for the moment i have added some lighting effects to give you the idea of the final outcome. Here i am attempting to create a typeface that is of a heavy weight and resembles latex when used as a logo.
I have developed the typeface for a mailout and am now extending the face into a full working typeface. I believe it could be fairly interesting when completed. The face uses influences from rhythmic calligraphic stokes and from heavy weighted Caslon faces. I have added a humanist element to the face as well.
Looking for the ID of this curly display font used for the lettering of Jacques Tati’s “Maison de Jour de Fête” movie.
It’s definitely a digital font, not hand lettered, because of the identical glyph shapes and use for the lettering of the (digitally remastered) movie trailer.
No succes at MyFonts’ “What the Font”.
It looks like Vegacute, but isn’t.
i would like to take the opportunity and ask for some advice/corrections in regard to the following project:
a while ago i had downloaded the free font "say it fat" by timo titzmann -- http://www.id84.de/type/say-it-fat/
while i like the style a lot, the original is very basic (~95 glyphs). i thus decided to overhaul the typeface and have completed the following codepages (the font is lowercase only):
0000 - c0 controls and basic latin
0080 - c1 controls and latin-1 supplement
0100 - latin extended-a
cyrillic is almost completed and greek and vietnamese latin are in the works, too. however, as this is my first font work proper and i am no type designer, there are loads of issues -- but it's a start.
Does anybody already saw this display bug in FontLab ?
All the texts you can type in FontLab like values or sample text in metrics window or somewhere else are not displayed in latin characters but in a kind of hebrew or something like that. A bit annoying to be precise !
I already had this bug in iTunes, but this disapeared at the next update.
I tried to reinstall FontLab totally but without succes.
Thanks by advance for the help.
Hello type community,
I'm here to anounce a new release from my independent foundry. That's Alegria, a display type family designed for joyful communication. It is composed by Alegria Roman (with upper/lowercase and oldstyle figures), Alegria Caps (with uppercase, small caps and lining figures), Alegria Bright (am open face small caps version) and Alegria Fill (that can be used as a second layer with Bright or Caps faces to create multiple colors on the text).
DSType just released Mafra Display.
Check it out at www.dstype.com.
Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.
Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.
Hello! I've just seen this beautiful typeface, and I'm looking for a similar font for use in a magazine as a display/titles typeface. Which typefaces are similar to "Platform"? It is beautiful!
saw this on a draft of a poster for sint lucas "bold italic" 2008
In the attached image—album cover for Talking Heads' Psycho Killer—is "Psycho Killer" set in a typeface? Or is that an effect on a typeface? I am working on a project influenced by this album cover and I cannot seem to figure this out. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time,
Part of making my first text font was trying to make all the mistakes possible, so I could learn about what goes into making a complete typeface. One mistake was to get ahead of myself in creating glyphs, and I find myself making that mistake again- but I can't help adding alternates. I would like to iron out kinks in the glyphs before moving on- so any help- pointers etc. will be greatly appreciated.
The PDF is the vector version of the jpeg.
Hello! I'm doing a research and probably a project which the final "product" (only for academic purposes, I emphatize) would be a magazine in which design would be the main subject. I was thinking something in a similar square format as the new Creative Review (after the redesign).
I've looked typefaces such as Apex New, which is one of my favourite "squarish" sans-serifs. Chester Jenkins did an awesome job on that! The typeface is beautiful and it seems to work nicely on body text. (Klavika is beautiful, but I want to see something a little bit different and yet, with some "squarish" proportions)
The other one that seems to fit is "Leitura Sans", by Dino dos Santos for titles and body text.