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As I am a big fan of typography and board games, I decided to combine these two passions into one. Gametica is a simple board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to die rolls. Like other cross and circle games, it is similar to the Indian Pachisi. In my version on board I added icons on the board symbolize additional tasks.The 140 cards has been added to the game with questions about Helvetica, typography and design. The whole project is based on the world's most popular font Helvetica.
I have finished the basic design of Shket and I'm looking for testers and critique. I'm specially interested in checking glyphs and diacritics for not so common (for me at least) languages as Swedish, Norwegian and so on. The font currently has 406 glyphs including cyrillic alphabet.
Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5gdess
I came up with a new concoction which is a cross between Arabic Letterism and Generative Art.
Arabic Letterism has been around in the Arab countries for more than three decades now. The works of one its most notable artist, Nja Mahdaoui, have inspired me very much when I saw them, and one of my first abstract art works in 1984 was a Letterism piece in which I tried to copy Mahdaoui's style.
I am trying to find out the name of this font if anyone can help me please.
Done as a Christmas present, and done in time - they picked it up today. Adjusted the baseline of the swash capital slightly in this setting.
Looks cool to me!
Me & Martina Flor created this new project called www.letteringvscalligraphy.com
Is a battle between a letterer and a calligraphy.
Here there is a littlel press kit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj8ie3swhh3g2i7/PressKitLVSC.pdf
Hope you like it.
Have a nice day
Hi my frineds, Im Alonso, from Quito Ecuador, Im a begineer in the w of type design, so I will need your help, to start,
somebody can recomend me tutorials for learn fontlab studio 5.1.2 I need to drive this tool is so basic, and I need the material for that, so please if somebody knows about special program, or something like than, THANK YOU so much!!
does anyone know what these 2 fonts are?
Hi all you type experts,
I am new to this forum and first time posting.
I am working on a manual and some advertisements. I would like to use Excelsior for both body text and headline. I need to find Excelsior a good partner to dance with (hopefully one that can do headlines and body text as well) and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions.
Right now I have Franklin Gothic as its partner. I think the colors complement each other. But Franklin Gothic is narrower in width making it seem a bit condensed when set next to Excelsior.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
PF Champion Script and Charlemagne Std. We're still getting the hang of the hand engraving process, but it's soooo much nicer looking than what you see at the trophy shop or shopping mall.
We were getting a lot of Type ID requests in the the “Solved ID” and “FAQ” forums, so we killed 'em off and moved everything into the main Type ID board where they belong. We'll continue to focus on better ways to flag and sift through solved IDs in the future.
A side benefit: This also removes all those extra Type ID rows that were appearing on the home page, so the Critique and SIG forums move up, appropriately.
This great little video, The Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Fonts, from type designer and lettering artist Jill Bell, has ten tips to help you get to know, love and use fonts better.
The video was revised and abridged from a presentation Bell gave at regional AAF Conference. Bell has designed fonts for ITC, Monotype and Adobe as well as numerous proprietary fonts for companies. She has judged Linotype and the Type Director's Club's font design contests, and spoken worldwide including at many type conferences.
Very much a work in progress, but as a designer who regularly has to purchase/license type and other resources, I just fired up a blog over at http://dlio.tumblr.com to dig-up/share daily deals, discounts & fresh releases of curated/quality type & design resources. Check it out or follow @getdlio if interested, and of course... hit me with your thoughts/ideas!
I am in the second year graphic design and I have to write a paper for History pf Typography course. I was thinking of writing about about the history of newspaper typefaces and to narrow it down I was thinking on writing about New York Times type history. Any suggestions?
If your work deals with typography in any way, you are very likely familiar with the term ligature. But the definition of this term is often unclear. There seems to be one problem in particular: We usually use the term when we want to talk about a certain kind of ligature, to which cases like ﬁ and ﬂ belong. Their use suggests, that there are “real” letters of the alphabet like a, b, c and then there are ligatures like ﬁ and ﬂ. People then assume, that when something is a ligature, it cannot be a “real” letter of the alphabet. But this is not true …
Read on: http://j.mp/UcJFWz
These archaic signs are from Syunik province and Geghama Mountain range in Armenia. Some of them are over 5000 years old.
Typostrate is about type and what you can do with it. Typography is more than only words and letters arranged in a nice way. Its a way of living and combining every facet of art and design. Wanna read more? Check out the blog typostrate!
You like Futura, I like Formata. You like Univers, I like Avenir. You like what I don't like and I like what you don't like. So, let's call the whole thing off! We call it not letting the little things that bug us take us down.
Badly drawn lettering will never go away. We, who absolutely despise it, should learn to accept it as part of the typographic landscape. Then, we should ignore it! Some of it looks pretty good. But, that's not what draws some people to what's being sold. It's like Jackson Pollock's so-called paintings. People dove head first into that, just because it was unique. Strike bad lettering! How about unique? At least some of those informal forms are unique. To each, their own.