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I'm a software developer working on an application that requires precise font rendering and I'm having trouble doing the calculations correctly.
Here's an example:
A user selects 36 point Helvetica as their font. How far down, in pixels, is the baseline?
Here's my calculation:
12pt is 16px, therefore 1px = 4/3pt.
36pt * 4/3 = 48 pixels
The baseline, per a book I have, "sits one-third the point size up from the bottom", so the baseline in this example would be at 32px.
32px, however, is smaller than the height in pixels of a capital A in 36 point font, which means the top of the A gets chopped off when rendered, so something is off.
What am I doing wrong?
Though I am interested in printing I haven't had the time to do enough research to identify the attached typography.
Any information on this (attached) 16th century, Venice type would be appreciated. Furthermore, any external information, particularly on Italian (16th cent.) type, would be much appreciated.
Hi everyone...I'm not at all lazy, but I'm sad to say that I don't have a natural eye for design. My best friend does and I've noticed over the years that she has helped me "develop" my eye. When I created a logo for my company (she was swamped at the time) and asked for her opinion, I thought she was going to reach through the phone and strangle me...I'd used what I now know is the much-typophile-hated font, Papyrus. Anyway, I digress...
Anyone know anything about the typeface Today SH?
I am currently working towards a graphic design degree and need to know a bit about the history of this typeface for my typography class.
I've googled it until my fingers turn blue and I can't find much on it so I have turned here.
Humorous resume by Herb Lubalin as published in the 1966 newsletter, "Thumbnail", Art Directors and Designers (ADDA) of New Orleans, http://typophile.com/node/53937
Wondering if anyone could list a whole heap of fonts from around the year 1900.
Exact science, no doubt great killjoy for an artistic mind. Yet a valuable inspiration, so relax, have a break, have a SIT STAT.
view the complete project here + wallpapers: http://www.behance.net/gallery/SIT-STAT/723020
Hi there typohiles,
Long-time lurker, first post.
I'm looking into my report for my final year
at university, the topic I’m most interested to write
about is word recognition & typography. I think
there could a really angle with the new turns in type
with alot more of the "experimental" typefaces
being ultra-bold, nearly illegible & in alot of cases
lacking a proper family with no lowercase also
compared to say Gill, Helvetica, Futura etc.
In my first year I read a interesting article
on "The science of word recognition" in Eye 52, I’ve
gone back to that article and found Kevin
Larson's paper to be of real interest, the only thing
I’m struggling with now is finding the right
literature to reference from.
Any help on this would be great, I’m still on
Specifically relating to typography (hand-drawn scripts)—though I'd be open to any broader suggestions as well—I'm looking for something that fits the young teenage girl demographic without having to give up some good design principles. Those two often seem to be at odds with each other, but if you know of anything that may help me collect some helpful inspiration I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Hello. I've been a long time lurker, so I've finally decided to join in and get advice. I've been into fonts ever since I was a kid, especially those from logos. I design my own by shaping them on PowerPoint and transferring the glyphs to High-Logic's Font Creator Program.
Thus far I've done some modernized fonts based on the classic "Press Your Luck" logo; one is regular and the other is extended, but I have some fine-tuning to do (the corners of the letters are rounded or beveled, which I don't want). Ray Larabie is known for recreating fonts from logos, and though this is a parody in the same vein, do I need to seek legal permission before publishing the font?
Hi there, my names Christopher and I have what my wife describes as an unhealthy obsession with type. You may probably understand this. I have recently started a new blog about all things typographic, especially about the type that surrounds us that most people don’t see. I have begun to share my observations about my home town of King’s Lynn in Norfolk, England and of the other places I go with my camera and my TypoRadar™ turned up to thirteen.
VTF is a free & open source foundry producing open source & free typefaces.
More than 30 typefaces are already available!
Typeface above: coqnegre perspective, a futurist fraktur typeface
Typeface above: babbage, a fancy futurist typeface
Typeface above: pompidou, a serif futurist typeface
I´m designing my first typography and I would like to listen to experts opinions because Im planning on presenting it on a type expo.
Thanks in advance , Looking forward to read you comments.
Just found this site that claims to be the Wikipedia of typography. You can look up fonts, learn about typography, get involved in forums, Add your own fonts and knowledge. Looks like it’s pretty early days and there are plenty of holes in the content but you can get an idea of what it is going to be about.
All seems to be stuff that Typophile does in some way other. To me it seems a little ill-conceived what does everyone else think? The search tools are not as good as something like myfonts.com, the forum will need to work hard to beat Typophile and the type info doesn’t seem that great to me.
What does everyone else think?
We're proud to announce that the UK t-shirt blog Hide Your Arms is featuring 5 TypographyShop tees in their post on 250 beautiful typographic t-shirts: http://bit.ly/azJcrZ
Only a portion are truly about typography, but all of the shirts feature distinctive typographic treatments.
Now that webfonts are supported by all major browsers, more and more professional fonts are available for web linking. These fonts usually contain a large set of OpenType features, which are only accessible in OpenType-savvy applications like InDesign, Illustrator or QuarkXPress. Browsers have barely supported such advanced typographic features so far. But with the latest Beta of Firefox 4 this is about to change …
see also: http://typophile.com/node/73173
I will be speaking at TypeCon on the subject of my collection of vintage type and design from the English fabric trade and thought I should create a blog which gives a taste of the collection.
It is not complete or well done (I only started building it Monday) but please take a look at it here.
Best regards and maybe see you at TypeCon
I was hoping someone could help me - I'm currently trying to find the name of this font:
And then a free download to re-create it for a project.
If anyone can help, it's very much appreciated!
Hello. My name is Gokko. i have a web site and just designed. Also it is already incomplete.
In index, below menus part, i have presentation area that done in Flash.
Now, i have to design a few banner/presentation/advert image. So, to use true fonts are very important. For days i am searching tutorial about this subject and finally i've found here. In this way i made a decision to ask to you.
İf you analyze that presentation area, you will see other image. But in new images i want to use font/typography much more.
What do you say ? What should i do ? How must i use a font and design planning ?
Hi. I have created a typeface that has been pretty well-received, and I would now like to create more weights of the typeface, as their seems to be a lot of interest in the new weights. However, I can't figure out a good strategy for moving forward.
The process that I followed for the original weight was not very economical and I'm sure it was not the best approach. I designed the typeface in Illustrator, and used the relatively cheap typeface software TypeTool to create the actual typeface. The face is meant to look a little quirky, but I took a pretty geometrical approach to building it -- I know the exact rounding of each corner, and width of each character and line (with exceptions made for aesthetics, of course).
I have recently graduated from a design program (Concordia University, Montreal) and I am looking for masters abroad that would combine both type design and typography (preferably a one-year program).
I was wondering if anyone has information about the quality of the masters in Advanced Typography taught at the EINA school in Barcelona. Apart from their official website, I have trouble finding extra information and comments about this program.
I am also considering KABK's "Type and Media". However, from the information I have been able to gather, it seems like it much more focused on type design, and much less on typography, am I correct?
Finally, any thoughts about the Centro de Estudios Gestalt (Veracruz, Mexico)? Or other suggestions?
Thanks a lot!
Today I decided to set up a blog and stay on it! I tried wordpress and blogger but wasn't happy with the layout etc so why not put down my ideas on a blog related to a subject that I am very much interested in at the moment?
The past few days I have been following and reading almost every article on the personal blogs of two Lebanese designers: Pascal Zoghbi and Nadine Chahine. I really loved Pascals blog better ( sorry Nadine!)They both did their MA in typography and Arabic type design which is the main reason why I tried to investigate the subjects they researched on and the impact it has had on their work.
I am in a rush to leave but will shortly upload what I have come across in a separate blog :-)
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