Type in Australia

Primary tabs

35 posts / 0 new
Last post
Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
Type in Australia
0

a random google found this:

http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/australia.html

is this a comprehensive list?

Jan Schmoeger's picture
Offline
Joined: 12 Dec 2008 - 5:39am
0

Simon, in my (limited) experience, Luc is diligent and up to date with his lists and immediately fixes any problems reported.

Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

i've never heard of Luc before... i was searching for an australian type designer and google gave me this list...

Alex Klages's picture
Offline
Joined: 1 Jan 2007 - 10:37am
0

Luc's pages, in general, are thorough.

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0
darrel's picture
Offline
Joined: 4 Feb 2003 - 6:03pm
0

Luc even has my name listed on his site. That's REALLY digging for irrelevant type design trivia at a minute level, so based on that, I'd say he's more than thorough. ;o)

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
0

He has mine too. That's how I found about that forgotten "first font" I made back when. Ouch! :-)

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

That's nothing. Try besting Luc's comment on me!

"I really do not understand why Microsoft does not fire a loose cannon like Simon Daniels"

Jan Schmoeger's picture
Offline
Joined: 12 Dec 2008 - 5:39am
0

Oh, that's terrible!
And, Darrel, that's exactly the same here, perhaps too thorough, ha.

Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

@sii - hahahaha! that is hilarious!

Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

@sii - it looks like you've been updated:

Simon Daniels

A program manager in Microsoft's typography group in Seattle. A graduate of the typography and graphic communication program at The University of Reading, Si is responsible for most of Microsoft's western and middle-eastern typefaces, the Microsoft typography web site, and works with Microsoft's diverse software, hardware and marketing groups on font-related issues. He has been working on web fonts, font embedding, font packaging and font redistribution issues since 1996. He speaks on the business of type, and about typography at Microsoft, such as, e.g., at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, [Google]

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

That's better, indeed. ;-)

And your em tag isn't closed :-)

Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

i'm still not used to these tag-thingies... i was using and didn't know where i needed to put the end one... so i simply left it off... and i was ok with the look...

yeah... i'm lazy...

Simon 'Sye' Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

heehee i put the code in my above statement... < c i t e >

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

A moderator may come along and fix it in a week or two ;-)

Michael Clark's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
0

I would be careful as there is much DISinformation on his site.

Nuf said

Michael

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
0

His way of collecting information seems uh, interesting.
I just emailed him to ask if he'd mind updating my entry, plus removing that infamous "first font". Well he left that in (actually highlighted it), and added some partially semi-random new stuff – like my Valentype entries. Not sure what to make of this.

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

Playboy of the Western World...

http://typographica.org/001059.php

Alex Klages's picture
Offline
Joined: 1 Jan 2007 - 10:37am
0

Luc marches to his own beat. Which is sometimes refreshing, sometimes annoying. But it's what makes his site so much fun! (It's because of his site that I ended up hanging out here at Typophile.)

Simon &#039;Sye&#039; Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

hmmm.... weird.

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
0

"But it’s what makes his site so much fun!"
Yes. As long as one doesn't read it as a sort of ultimate reference, which it kind of pretends to be.

Alex Klages's picture
Offline
Joined: 1 Jan 2007 - 10:37am
0

Well, I don't read it as a reference so much as an omnibus of links. It does very well as that.

Michael Clark's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
0

He has one of my fonts attributed to a woman in Russia, a company run by me that I do not own and numerous other delicious tidbits.

Michael

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
0

I wasn't trying to suggest you were – more like worrying lots of non-typophiles are. Which indeed makes this the perfect place to say this. :->

Edit: Michael, ow! :-|

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

>Yes. As long as one doesn’t read it as a sort of ultimate reference, which it kind of pretends to be.

He should sue wikipedia for stealing the concept.

Graham McArthur's picture
Offline
Joined: 3 Apr 2004 - 4:54am
0

Simon, I would suggest that there are more Australian type designers not on that list than are on it.

Luc Devroye's picture
Offline
Joined: 18 Dec 2002 - 9:53am
0

I think I should reply before this discussion gets out of hand.

To Michael Clark: That woman is Russia is Alexandra Gophmann, and on my site
I mention twice that she took that font from you, and I even quote your
opinion of her---quite the opposite of "He has one of my fonts attributed to a woman in Russia". The company I quoted was run by another Michael Clark---I now realize that,
and am fixing the error right away.

To Nina Stoessinger: I removed that name of your font, but accidentally typed <--
instead of

Simon Daniels's picture
Offline
Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 6:37pm
0

Thanks Luc. That episode was actually a really good lesson for me eight years ago. It taught me not to write anything in mail that I would be unhappy to see published on the Web.

Simon &#039;Sye&#039; Robertson's picture
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 - 12:42pm
0

hi luc, i have to admit that i had never heard of your site/list until that random google the other day.

thanks for making the corrections.

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
0

"I removed that name of your font, but accidentally typed <—
instead of "

:->
Thank you.

Michael Clark's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
0

No Luc... the company Alphabetica was started and run, and sold by Joanne Fink!

And if I am not mistaken, at least the last time I looked, Bolero (Pouty) is still there. And I spoke with your daughter this fall and asked for you to remove the opinion. Even the lawyers here in the states have given up on her.

The sad thing is the last site I looked at there were well over free 200 downloads of that font. I know it is not your fault though.

Michael

Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
0

Hi Luc! I have perused youe site several times and am amazed at the sheer mass of information. I hope it is a labor of love for you and not a burden to bear.

ChrisL

Michael Clark's picture
Offline
Joined: 2 Mar 2005 - 12:24pm
0

Chris

It is an amazing site. Enough info to keep one busy for days. And some really great information.

@Luc
I am not angry at you, just the whole piracy thing. Especially in countries where there is no recourse.

Michael

Mike Diaz's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 Apr 2006 - 12:43am
0

Luc is a real inspiration to me. He is the archetype of the word typophile even before Typophile existed. His site really propelled my love for fonts.

Mikey :-)

David M Foster's picture
Offline
Joined: 12 Apr 2005 - 1:29am
0

Funnily enough I checked that ages ago, seems I've made the cut now! lol. So he must be updating.

http://davethedesigner.net