Telltale from Suomi Type Foundry

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Tomi Haaparanta's picture
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
Telltale from Suomi Type Foundry
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Telltale from Suomi Type Foundry is now available from Myfonts:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/suomi/telltale/

Frode Bo Helland's picture
Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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Why on earth you don’t spend more time with these fonts before you release them is beyond my understanding. Some of the stuff you’ve drawn is amazing! You clearly have talent, but it seems like you’re focusing on quantity rather than quality.

Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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Frank may have a point here. Look on ›Telltale‹. The weight distribution in a and e particularily seems rather unbalanced. The a is too fat between t and l. The swashy upwards terminators of w and y I find disturbing.
Well, apart from such issues, it looks quite likeable.

Bert Vanderveen's picture
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Joined: 13 Jun 2004 - 8:19am
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Come on, Frode, there is always release 2.0....

Frode Bo Helland's picture
Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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I’m trying to live up to the “frank” part. I really mean what I say about Tomi being talented though. I wish I had his abilities.

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
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Frode-

I'm sorry I've disappointed you. And you are right; some of my stuff I really should not be put for sale. Like Telltale.

Telltale was a study of a low contrast serif type. And also an ongoing study of italics (So Andreas, your comments are valid as well).

I quess the reason is that I'm currently working on four font families of my own design, and also on a smaller family that was commissioned, and waiting for the nex commission that should be coming in shortly.

I've tried to do other things in between, but they tend to drive me away from any current work. Sort of like runner trying swimming for relaxing. That does not work for me.

That's why I go back to my old stuff, or make new stuff; to keep myself entertained. You know that after design there comes a huge amount of repetitious work: weits and italics and kerning pairs. I'm happy to do that stuff for a day or two, but after that I need more. That's why I keep bringing these smaller works about.

But you are right; I should not put these fonts for sale, just because I'm done with them as an interim study.

Frode; I'll keep these to myself now on.

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Joined: 5 Jun 2008 - 11:27pm
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For what it's worth, I like it. Maybe it just needs a Display variant?

Martijn van Berkel's picture
Joined: 15 Oct 2008 - 3:09pm
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I like it, except from the swashes in the italic as Andreas mentioned.