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beejay's picture

http://www.joefino.com/

custom typeface work for Ernst & Young. How exactly does this work?

Let's say a large corporate customer wants a specific type family for 200 CPUs, but doesn't want to shell out for a full-family, 200-CPU license. Can they hire a type designer to design a 'similar' face for a flat fee and use it however they see fit on as many CPUs as they can plug in?

And how long would it take to design such a similar family of type? And space it and kern it? That's *a lot* of work. Anyone know how this works?

bj

this concludes this edition of WNL, wednesday night links + google links = zzzzz

any volunteers for some more links next wednesday night? WNL is specifically designed to give typophiles something to do at work on Thursday and Friday.

hrant's picture

> Can they hire a type designer to design a 'similar' face for a flat fee and use it however they see fit on as many CPUs as they can plug in?

Common practice.

> give typophiles something to do at work on Thursday and Friday.

Actually, it seems that's when most people do any real work:
http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2002/July/weekday.php

hhp

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