"Dez Petranian" just released by Dezcom

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Chris Lozos's picture
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"Dez Petranian" just released by Dezcom
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Dezcom is proud to announce the release of a new typeface. Dez Petranian is a story-telling fantasy friendly family of fonts. It is a warm face that looks like the spoken word, perfect for tall tails, fantasy-world adventure books, creative writing, and poetry. Dez Petranian includes multiple language support, nearly 1,200 glyphs, stylistic sets, and many alternates. Think of it as a warm reminder of real story writing

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/dezcom/dez-petranian/?refby=_dezcom

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Congrats and good luck. I like the italic /a/!

Chris Lozos's picture
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Thanks!

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I approve of creating some more typefaces to fill this particular niche; fantasy books are popular, but they are usually typeset in faces like Times Roman - it shouldn't just be children's story books that make an effort to match the atmosphere of the story.

Of course, there are existing typefaces suitable for such use, but it just doesn't seem to happen.

Now, though, with the name of the typeface, I had expected it to support Armenian!

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Wonderfully friendly and expressive, without being weak or cloying. Congrats! I hope it gets a lot of use.

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@quadbloc: Thanks for the kind words.
Why Armenian?

@Bill, Thanks! I hope it sells, too ;-)

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Many Armenian surnames end in -ian or -anian.

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I intended it to be more of a Roman inference. The name comes from 2 sources:
1. Petra, Greek word for stone, a tribute to Sumner Stone.
2. Roman-Latin "ian" as in many names from ancient times as well as more modern fantasy hers.

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Incidentally, seeing a typeface intended to promote the right mood for reading a work of fantasy led me to speculate on what the best typeface would be for a book containing nonsense presented as fact... one that would serve as an anaesthetic to the reader's critical faculties. And then I recalled the thread a while back on an article claiming that too-good typography did just that!

An investigation of the typography used for the works of Le Plongeon, Churchward, von Däniken and Sitchin now suggests itself...

Typography Is Dangerous!

Russell McGorman's picture
Joined: 25 May 2006 - 10:01am
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led me to speculate on what the best typeface would be for a book containing nonsense presented as fact...

Dingbats.

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Dingbats!!! LOL!

Didn't Carson do a magazine article set in all dingbats?