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Charles Borges de Oliveira's picture
Joined: 19 Mar 2003 - 2:21pm
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Hi,

We have a new font that is being released called Louisiana. An Art Director that I do work for has the most beautiful handwriting I have ever seen. So I asked her if she would like to make a font together and this is what we came up with :)

I had to modify and correct some of the forms to make it work as a font.

We are very pleased with the end result.

-Charles Borges de Oliveira

CBdO

www.borgeslettering.com

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Joined: 12 Jun 2006 - 12:39pm
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Gorgeous!

Luke.

Jess Latham's picture
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Joined: 23 Jan 2004 - 6:11pm
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Charles, it's outstanding! Well done. -Jess

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Joined: 25 May 2004 - 2:29am
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Lovely and flowing - you can just tell it's a feminine hand.

You could do replacement ligatures for duplicate characters together (sunny, Hawaii, Cookies) to make it look more realistic.

Nick Cooke

Charles Borges de Oliveira's picture
Joined: 19 Mar 2003 - 2:21pm
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Thanks guys. Nice suggestion Nick. I had made a bunch of ligatures for this font but fontlab didnt like the new ligatures. Anytime I introduced new kerning to the font I would keep getting an error message when generating the font "causes overflow of offset to a subtable (0x11a00" It was frustrating so I had to bag the new ligatures and just keep the current ones. It is interesting to note that she is left handed which I believe may give to the slight italic slant.
-Charles

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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Fabulous work!

Nick Shinn's picture
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Joined: 8 Jul 2003 - 11:00am
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I like the tension between the forwards rounds and the backslant straights, nicely balanced.
Special!

Charles Borges de Oliveira's picture
Joined: 19 Mar 2003 - 2:21pm
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Thanks James and Nick!