Once again, apologies for blatant self-promotion, but Suomi Hand has gone past FF DIN in FontShop Bestsellers-list. I thought that was a mistake, but helpul guys from FontShop confirmed it's true.
I'm a happy camper.
Awesome! Congrats, Tomi!
Tomi that's one funky typeface! Excellent work :)
I really dig it too, and I'm normally not at all a fan of handwritten typefaces. Congratulations!
Thank you all-
I'm proud of the fact that nothing was scanned; everything is drawn with mouse on screen, with beziers, and this script touched ink for the first time when I took my first test print.
No way! All drawn from beziers?! In FontLab? That's seriously impressive!
Not in FontLab. In RoboFog. I still think it's better for glyph design. So does Schwartz. It was designed by type designers. FontLab is very clearly made by engineers.
But yes; I had samples of some Swedish Art Directors hand writing, and I went from that.
Go see my TeeBrush in Linotype. Same thing, but with no samples, I just draw that one on screen.
Hmm, sounds like RoboFog could be worth investigating. I hadn't heard of it.
RoboFog is a brilliant program from LettError. They took – then redundant – Fontographer 3.5 and re-built it with Python features, and generally tweaked it to type designer-friendly way.
I still have a laptop with OS9 just because RoboFog is a Classic program.