They're building a new font, right now.

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Riccardo Sartori's picture
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They're building a new font, right now.
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From Lost Type Co-op:

We are building a font at this very moment in San Francisco, and we are live blogging it in real time.

Various members of the Lost Type team (who have worked on our fonts and promotional materials in the past) have flown to San Francisco for a 4 day marathon to create a typeface inspired by the iconic city.

You can follow us in real time, in words and photos, here (http://www.fieldtripsf.com/).

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But they're going to have to find another name, there already is a font named "San Francisco":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_(typeface)

From that web page:

An official TrueType version was never made ...

so opportunity knocks!

'Twas the Comic Sans of its age, for certain.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Cool.

hhp

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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there already is a font named "San Francisco"

Ah, the memories... :-)

Ryan Maelhorn's picture
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wheres the pics? No live webcam? This doesn't seem very 'real time' to me at all.

James Todd's picture
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Maybe they realized watching someone create a font is likely one of the most boring things in the world.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Yup, it's like Carter said.

Now, if you could read the mind of a type designer while he was working, that would be riveting.

hhp

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For those too young to remember: Hrant is referring to a 2003 article in U.S. News & World Report in which Matthew Carter said, “Watching me work is like watching a refrigerator make ice.”

Classic.

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It might be interesting to have a capture of everything being done on screen, not riveting but I would be intrigued to see the process or parts of it.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Not to derail, but what's this
http://jamestedmondson.com/images/type/about_3_1_1.png
from James's site?

hhp