I am an absolute dilettante (and that translates “I love typography”) and that is why I have just devoured the forums without being able to contribute. But after some very interesting threads
I guess it’s time someone wrapped me in a straightjacket for otherwise I will strangle the next person who tongue-in-cheek asks for “a free font very similar to that famous …”.
Of course I always realized that it is hard work to create a typeface, but the amount of individual and collective theory development, historical research and meticulous craftsmanship involved makes me feel grateful that as a single non-commercial user I spend only 20 to 50 Euro for a good font.
Thanks to all you professionals!