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Typo SF conference 2013

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything here.

I've applied to volunteer at Typo SF, so I'll probably get to meet some of you at the early check-in or maybe some other time. See you there.

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Posterony and Agamemnon

Here's one I forgot to put on the list at the beginning of the bolg:
It's a display gothic from an old Speedball lettering book. I may try to tighten it up without as close a regard for the reference someday, but it's on the back burner for now.

I've recently posted some new samples for Agamemnon as well. Go on, have a look!

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Bolonewt hits Paris!

User Dominique Massot sent a storefront photo and flyer for the new shop OLIVARI at 8 rue Littré, 75006 Paris France, featuring one of my old free fonts: Bolonewt

It works wonderfully on this shop sign, but Bolonewt is a font I made many years ago, and as proud as I was of it then, knowing what I've learned since then makes me think it looks like ass.

The curves don't blend into the straights right, and the "s" is frightening! So, I'm determined to fix it somehow.

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I started up a critique thread for another new font:

It looks like an abstract blobby mess but it's actually based on Morse code. It should be able to be read easily by someone with the right training once they realize what they're looking at, but remain just a series of undulating streaks and dots to those not in the know. Tell me what you think over there.

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Starting a new blog

I haven't thought to use this feature before. I don't know how well read it will be if at all. It seems as though a very different crowd uses the blogs compared to the forums. I have been effectively blogging my font design projects in Typophile's Critique forum. Here are links to the ones I can remember, in no particular order:

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