Seeking fontish partner/collaborator for Alphabets Fonts

peterf's picture

Hi all!

I've got a number of type faces in need of fontisizing. (That is, extending the character set and wrangling all the OT tables to make it work in modern usage)
For instance, see the thumbnails at
CyberGothic and Quanta Uncial are two initial prospects.

These are my own designs, with origins going back to the 1990s, when Alphabets was still a functioning foundry.

I have another family or two in progress based on the type in a book in my library from the early 1500s. These will have plenty of cool OpenType subs and so forth.

The sad fact is that as much as I love letters I finally can't bring myself to sit in front of FontLab and twiddle control points and OpenType tables. My eyes glaze over and my mind turns to mush.

I'd be happy to share credit and (whatever meager) income may come from these with a careful collaborator who would extend the initial character set for OpenType and so forth, in consultation with me for type direction. Or else I'd be happy to license/sell the whole bunch of Alphabets families (even the domain name, I've still got in fact) to a foundry who can actually do something with them, as my business ventures tend to turn gold into lead, rather than the other way 'round. (Not a terrible thing for a letterpress printer, you may say, but see what happened to Gutenberg!?)

Please drop me a note if you have any interest, and can provide examples, etc.


hrant's picture

You might consider selling these with basic character sets via MyFonts, and hope for a level of sales that would encourage others to collaborate on "version 2"s.


peterf's picture

Hi Hrant
Thanks for your note.
Well, part of the problem is simply that I've got too much else on my hands (ie life :-) to deal with getting them ready for MyFonts etc.

There's plenty there to start with, but not enough to make a proper typographic tool.

Guess I'm just not cut out for fontography after all.

Hope all's well.


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