typography

Hi!

I'm working with a project, as a part of my education, where I'm about to develop a new magazine. The Magazine is to be called "Frizon" and should present articles concerning law and crime. I want to use two different fonts in the magazine to start with. The magazine is thought to be liberal and rethinking. I would be glad if anyone here could help me to figure out two good fonts to use for the occasion.

Hello everyone, i'am new to this site, i need some help on FontLab Studio, i and a friend just finished designing a typo on illustrator, and we are looking to export it as otf and ttf, i copied/pasted all my vectors, and when i try to generate the font it displays an open contours warning, our typography is based on a complex grid with lots of crossing vectors, there is always a circle in front of or in the letter.
When it exports, a weird F symbol appears on nearly every letter.

Thank you in advance,

Arthur

Hi, i need to found some examples of fonts designed specially for banks or fonts that work well for this context (maybe some special glyphs, etc). You know some examples? Thanks a lot.

Hello my name is Jose Luis Ruvalcaba and I'm currently attending The Art Institute of Phoenix. I'm a senior and pursuing a degree in graphic design with a minor in typography. I'm currently enrolled in a font design class and I just completed my typeface! I would love your personal and professional opinion. Please let me know what you like and what would make this typeface better.

Hydrogenic Sans
By: Jose Luis Ruvalcaba

Whether it be classical, contemporary, or modern typographic forms, what typefaces scream "Shakespeare!" to you?

Also, can you folks identify original typefaces that are used in his publications?

Many thanks in advance. Hope you all had a great and filling Thanksgiving!

BACKGROUND: I've been typesetting books for several years, but only moved into professional typesetting software (InDesign) within the past two or three years. I also have a background of 10 years in web design, so have a history with typography online. Over the past few years, I've been trying to grow my knowledge. My aim is not primarily learning how to create good typefaces, but rather to understand typography for the purpose of excellent typesetting (mostly for books, but also to advance typography in my web design business).

To that end, I'm on my second time through Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style, and I've also read Nigel French's InDesign Type.

REQUEST: Give the above, what I'm looking for are recommendations regarding what would be most helpful for me to read next.

A widow IS NOT one stub end word on its own at the end of a paragraph.

Or that's what I always thought.

Typographic widows mean different things to different people. I've written a piece about my findings so far:
http://www.youmayalsolike.co.uk/2014/10/when-is-widow-not-widow.html

More interestingly, I've got a survey in which I'd love to hear your opinions:

What is a widow? TAKE THE SURVEY!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8NT3L8H

Thanks nice typographic people! Please feel free to share the survey, too.

About the project.
Narrated by Tomás García & Valentin Muro.

We are proud to present "Mute", a visual essay about digital technology, to promote the release of the new Sudtipos font "Bowling Script".


About the typeface.
Designed by Ale Paul.

Hello all,

I found this image in an old french book of lettres. I was wondering if it could be desaturated and made into a font somehow. I do not have the resources or the know-how to do this. If you're able to do this and don't mind, I'd be very appreciative if you could send me over the .otf or .ttf file.

Thanks

Im a NY illustrator/graphic designer who is becoming more and more interested and obsessed with type design, typography, and logo design. My illustration skills certainly help propel me forward into territories of originality and detail but I am lacking some basic and more fine tuned type skills. I have been working in NY as a graphic designer for several years so I have lots of basic knowledge but I am considering diving into this new passion and going back to school for my masters in type design/typography/branding- identity design (if that is a real major). Does anyone have any suggestions for great programs in NY; both for continuing ed and also for a full masters program?

Hello everyone,

I've been working on this font for over a year now, I've been putting it on and off and I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the year. Right now all I have is lowercase and will eventually work my way to numbers and glyphs.

I'll gladly appreciate any feedback and criticism.
Thanks

As a designer I’m nowadays more and more involved with inkjet technology, for short-run digital book and journal printing. Having fine-tuned my (typographic) design choices with trial and error, I want to hear what other professionals in the field are thinking about this. I inspected type quality in terms of color, outline and overall readability, and most typefaces used in classic offset print don’t give the same result in digital print.

Monotype’s Director of Words and Letters, Allan Haley, will Present “Typographic Master Lessons” on May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center.

Allan’s presentation will offer sage advice, design solutions and typographic inspiration from some of the most highly regarded design teachers and mentors, including Gail Anderson, Kit Hinrichs, DJ Stout, Michael Osborne, Carin Goldberg, Sean Anderson and Erik Spiekermann.

For more information on HOW Design Live, visit http://www.howdesignlive.com
For more information on Allan’s presentation, please read the press release here http://bit.ly/1ouSdFe

Allan will also be hosting a giveaway at the event for the following libraries:

Linotype Originals Library

Hello,

Please advise on Software products for creating typographic art.

Thanks.

Regards,
PD

Do you know your type basics? I created this quiz on Bloxi about typographic trivia.

http://www.bloxi.com/block/Sfb6oCgT/

Hi!
Can someone tell me what type of typewriter font is used here?
Thank you in advance.

Hello!

Serif fonts often have lighter strokes on one side, I recall hearing a specific term for this phenomena a while ago but I can't remember what it was. Can anyone unravel this mystery for me?

Best regards,
Edvard

Hi all,
I'm working on a farm to table restaurant design. But it will be more than a restaurant, with packaging and food products down the line.
I'm looking for a slab serif that has some light, somewhat feminine qualities. The brand I'm working on has a light feel to it, and I don't want to use a thick slab to move in on that.

I know lots of designers deride archer as overused, but it's still stands up.

Just wondering if anyone knows of a slab serif that has multiple weights that could have similar qualities.

Hello,
my name is Krzysztof Stryjewski and I am graphic design student from Poland and I would like to tell you about my master's project - typeseeing.
Typeseeing is meant to be a guide, collecting voices and thoughts on local typography from different parts of the world. If I receive enough answers, this small anthology will be published and everyone whose text is included in the book will receive a copy.

If you like project's idea and want to help me, please follow the video link below.
I would not only like to hear from you and see yours answers in this publication, but also would be very grateful for any support or sharing news about typeseeing in the world.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Krzysztof Stryjewski / typeseeing.wordpress.com

As a design student, I’m sure you’ve opened up FontBook or the InDesign font menu and scrolled all the way down to Zapfino before realizing that none of the fonts on your computer quite match the fluffy type visions in your mind. So then you head over to a wretched site like dafont.com, only to be confronted with an infinite number of terrible choices. What do you do next?


source: http://fuckyeahtypefacedesign.tumblr.com/post/61475663645/theyre-plume-crazy

I'm hoping to release my first font shortly and I'm curious how those more experienced in this niche go about the business of maximizing the revenue created by their work.

For a traditional 3 initial monogram, is the following a proper structure?

Left letter - first name initial
Right letter - middle name initial
Central letter - last name initial, usually larger than the left or right

Does that sounds about right?

long time reader, first time member and poster.

i teach graphic design and typography at a community college in southern ontario (carl dair's hometown, in fact). we are in the process of revising our curriculum and i have been tasked with doing some research into the type design component of our curriculum. i thought the folks on this forum would have some valuable and usable input into our process.

when i was at design school in the late 1980s, we had one minor type design project as part of our larger type design course (15 hours per week). but i wish that i had had more.

so, my questions are :
how much type design is appropriate/useful in a three-year graphic design diploma?
are there specific types of projects that you have found helpful in your own experience?

thanks

Monotype has become the exclusive distributor of more than 100 fonts from Sumner Stone of Stone Type Foundry Inc. Stone’s typefaces have earned an excellent reputation for quality and legibility for a wide range of uses, from books to display advertising. Along with lecturing, writing and teaching, Stone will be designing new typefaces that will become available through Monotype.

View Stone Type Foundry typefaces on Fonts.com - http://bit.ly/1iT4Cns

And read more about Stone Type Foundry typefaces – http://bit.ly/1kvCbHU

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