Beorcana Throwdown

crossgrove's picture

Hi SF Typophiles,

I'm at the end of the development process for Beorcana, my calligraphic sans text and display family (see www.beorcana.com). The fonts, in OpenType, PostScript and TrueType, should be available at www.fonts.com sometime near the end of October. Meanwhile I'm preparing to celebrate. Won't you join me?

Sunday October 8 I've got a beautiful space reserved for the afternoon/evening, and will have a keepsake type specimen poster available to guests, as well as refreshments and music. This event is co-hosted by Richard Schwarzenberger, who will be celebrating the publication of his first book of fiction, which is also typeset in Beorcana. Copies of the book will also be available.

If you're interested in joining us, or if you're just interested in a small showing of the typeface, please contact me through the typophile contact form, give me your mailing address, and I'll send you an invitation/announcement.

I'm very excited to finish this project and present it to you; It's been 14 years in the making. I hope you can attend.

Carl

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Eric_West's picture

That is beautiful.

hrant's picture

Wow, it certainly looks like it took 14 years! Very accomplished - it will see a lot of distinguished use. The caps for one are a refreshing surprise, and the lc holds its lustre all the way to the darkest weight - no mean feat. Warm congrats, which I would actually be tempted to deliver in person during your event, except I'll be in Yerevan that weekend. Oh, and I hope we won't have to wait until 2020 for your next tour de force! :-)

hhp

Grot Esqué's picture

Looking good, Carl. I did some calculations and came to the conclusion that a cab ride from here would be a bit too expensive. Anyway, have a ball! It seems I have to add a friend to Mundo in the list of typefaces that need to be bought from Carl Crossgrove.

William Berkson's picture

Congratulations, Carl! Looks like this face will be around a long time--looks beautiful, distinctive, and well crafted. We'll all have to learn how to pronounce Beorcana!

paul d hunt's picture

it’s pronounced like Bjork, with -ana on the end

more at typographi.com

oh, and congrats, carl! it's absolutely stunningly beautiful!

dezcom's picture

Very well done Carl!
I wish I could attend. So much good type work is done on the left coast!

Congratulations and best wishes for many sales,

ChrisL

TBiddy's picture

Congrats Carl! Wish I could be there for shindig! But, I'm sure I'll see you at another unveiling. Keep making awesome type, you're a glyph wranglin' badass and soon the world will know!

MHSmith's picture

Every line sheer delight. Even from far away.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Beorcana Throwdown? ehehe. I suppose the heavier weight could do some damage. If print large enough. ;^)

Carl, it is still as gorgeous as the first time you showed me. I hope the party is a great success!

magnus_rakeng's picture

One word Carl:

Beautiful

crossgrove's picture

Thanks all, for the compliments. They give me energy to power through the last steps!

But Terry, I think Christian Schwartz is more badass. : D

dezcom's picture

Looks more like a fashion badass! Carl, maybe it is time to get some new threads for your throwdown opening:-)

ChrisL

hrant's picture

> I think Christian Schwartz is more badass.

Not when you factor in facial hair. Concerning which: haven't
you noticed the Nordic connection there with your new release?

hhp

TBiddy's picture

But Terry, I think Christian Schwartz is more badass.

Carl, clearly you're more badass. I wouldn't f*ck with you. ;)

hrant's picture

Carl, there doesn't seem to be a font called Chainsaw yet. Jump on it man!

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

I have the honor of helping Carl with a poster for Beorcana. It's a joy and a beauty to use.

Zara Evens's picture

Congrats Carl! I received the invite today and can't wait to help you celebrate!

jlt's picture

Congratulations CC.

And to all: I've been using it a bit and can attest that it's well-organized, well-kerned and well-hinted. Definitely worth buying and with the addition of the micro/small size weights it's extremely flexible. I'll be using it a lot.

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jlt : http://www.hewnandhammered.com : rnrmf!

alexfjelldal's picture

ooh la la!

j_polo9's picture

very cool. I want to see the poster!

Bald Condensed's picture

Sunday 8th? Argh, I've got a rehearsal in Antwerp. :^/ Otherwise I definitely would've come. ;^)

crossgrove's picture

I got a proof of the poster specimen, and I must say it's very nice! I'll be picking them up tomorrow. I know many of you are too far away to attend the event, but send your address if you want a poster. If you can come, I'll hand you one!

Stephen Coles's picture

So sad I am not in town for the party. Take photos of the shindig and poster, Carl!

Zara Evens's picture

Stewf, come home.

TBiddy's picture

Dang it! I was in Cali the wrong weekend, I missed you by four days Carl!

paul d hunt's picture

so how'd it go? what were the highlights? where's the flickr link? ;^D

dezcom's picture

Come on Paul, they are still hung over from the party! :-)

ChrisL

crossgrove's picture

Highlights (no pun intended) were a flaming orange sunset we saw reflected like beacons off windows all over the East Bay, followed by a gigantic, near-full moonrise and the appearance of lights all over SF and East Bay hills. During the day, someone must have enjoyed watching Blue Angels scream around over the various boats in the bay; I don't care for the Blue Angels myself.

Two of my sisters, several co-workers from Monotype, and several Bay Area typophiles came (among others), and there was a nice mix of literary, garden, swimming, foodie and type people in attendance. Turns out there were 4 new babies there, and I realized they were all my friend's babies (Delve and Jennifer brought flame-haired Donovan). We're getting them started early. ;)

I don't have a lot of my own photos as my camera is useless in any light but full daylight, but if I get some from others I'll post them. I think Zara took some good moonrise shots.

Maybe there will be more Bay Area type events....

dezcom's picture

Good that you could arrange with Mother Nature to supply such a fabulous day! I trust a good time was had by all, even the new babies!

ChrisL

Zara Evens's picture

Indeed, the moonrise was really quite amazing -- a nearly full harvest moon reflected off the East Bay waters was a nice highlight for the evening. That and our creative imaginations putting together a humorous tale of warrior children in the gauntlet style playground below… ahem.

Carl, I *thought* I was taking decent photos, but unfortunately I took rather poor shots. I left the shutter open far too long and decided I'd rather be socializing than setting ƒStops. :)

I have posted a few images on-line, including a lovely portrait of the happy host:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zara/265817899/

dezcom's picture

Zara, long time no Z :-)

I hope your traveling was enjoyable!

ChrisL

Eric_West's picture

Hey carl,
Got any more of those posters?

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