this type is based on old manuscript writing and my own handwriting with pen and ink
Austin, which manuscripts did you reference?
mostly reference a book called ‘belles letteres”, a book full of reproductions of old french masters’ manucripts thanks for the interest,
DUDE, tell everyone about your idea behind the typeface, it’s probably the coolest idea i’ve heard in a long time. -Mitch of the laptop posse
so this is some of the type “set”. i’m having trouble getting the kerning pairs i set in fontographer to work in illustrator or quark. they seem to reset themselves somewhat. does anyone know why this happens? any help would be most appreciated. the main idea as far as promotional material will go is as follows. the type is in a ﬁcticious journal that was found and was written by mary shelley’s frankenstein while he was exiled in the mountains. each promotional piece (posters, mailings, web banners,etc.) will contain some of the writings from the journal but will not disclose who the person writing it is until the internet movie i create comes out and in it we ﬁnally discover the true identity of the author. any thoughts on this concept? thanks, austin
I would scale down the t. A lot. It hits like a hammer every time it appears in the text, and destroys any illusion of real handwriting.
The baseline is way to ‘rigid’ for something that is suppose to resemble hand writing.