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I am looking for suggestions for typefaces with little or no counters, I want to use large type to put images in.
Does anybody know of typographic blogs similar to bibliodyssey.com, lots of imagery from old books and ephemera?
Thanks very much
So as a publications teacher, I obviously think teaching students typography is relevant. I mean, after all, these kids will someday be the ones designing our magazine headlines and advertisements. I thought, heck, this has to be supported in our state standards for technology, right? WRONG. I found these results when I did a general search for typography:
Arizona Department of Education: 0 results
Association of Career and Technical Education: 1 result
Association of Career and Technical Education in Arizona: 0 results
Electronic Journalism Academic Standards: 0 results
Audio/Visual Technology Academic Standards: 0 results
Even in the class where typography SHOULD be relevant, it is not even mentioned!
I've been quite interested in the idea of creating a couple of fonts for a while now, but although I'm a skilled graphic designer, (and therefore good with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark) when it comes to software for creating fonts I'm really not sure where to start.
A few years ago I did briefly have access to a copy of Fontographer, which at the time was a real standard for this kind of software. Is this still the case or should I be looking at getting another program? What is the best software for creating fonts now?
All tips, hints and recommendations will be appreciated.
We have been having a debate on the proper representation of Ellipsis. Our proofreader says there should be a space before and after.
... and the train left the station ...
When doing a call out or in general typesetting, this space bugs me. I'm trying to find a reference stating that this rule doesn't stand for typesetting (like 2 spaces after a period in essays!)
i would like to know more details about the typographer rudolph koch's ties with the jewish community and his designs made for the jews, like the offenbacher haggadah.
also, for hebrew readers, i wrote an essay about koch's work in my hebrew blog:
Hello Respected Typohiles.
Recently i tried to do an experiment of using too many typefaces in one single composition & try to make them sync together & create an interest.
I don't know did it really worked on not, but when i shared the composition with people i got a very two-sided response. Some viewers loved it in first go & agreed that this works perfectly & on the other side some viewers just totally discarded it & said its too confusing & bizarre for their eyes.
What do you all think ?
Critisim,feedback is much appreciated.Thanks!
We would like to invite you to our new book project "Typoversity."
"Typoversity" wants to get you an insight into interesting and varied selection
from the university (thesis or semester project). The focus of attention is on
Submission deadline: 15.03.2010
Attendance / Release is completely free!
Please send your suggestions in form of visual material (screen-pdf) to mail (at) typoversity.de
I want to do something to give back to my hometown, so i've come up with an idea for a pasty cook off. This would be an interface to strengthen and further bond Marquette, Michigan. Through pasties I hope to strengthen, facilitate and connect the community, as well as stimulate the local businesses.
The National Pasty Cookoff
2010 Marquette, Michigan
I want to make a website and a poster series to begin the promotional process.
I am breaking a few "type rules" using too many typefaces, but I want this to have a retro/vintage feel.
Any feedback about typography or ideation for the event itself would be greatly appreciated.
Find out more about doctoral study at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication
Announcing a postgraduate research colloquium & workshop, Tuesday 23 March 2010, 10am-4pm
Open to potential students, current academics and interested parties.
A day of talks and other activities including:
• presentations of staff research activities
• workshop on writing a research proposal for a PhD
• a day in the life of a postgraduate research student.
Assistance with travel to Reading may be available for current UK-based students who are interested in applying
The event is free of charge, but registration in advance required. For further information or to register, contact
Carolyn Davidson +44 (0)118 378 6598, email@example.com
Hi, What the font comes up with the wrong face for this. Most unique character from the 6 shown here is the 'N'. Thanks.
I'm working in tandem with two in-house designers on a news magazine redesign. The new nameplate/logotype is a heavily customized amalgamation of Gotham Black and Font Bureau's Anisette Bold (think very wide and bold). The serif we've chosen is Glosa Display for big heads, and Glosa Text for body copy. We're also using Stag, a contemporary slab, for headlines, decks, etc.
I was hoping that you guys could help me out. I am by no means a typographer of any sort, so I was hoping to get your help. I would like to get the following verse in a tattoo on my right calf, and was hoping I could get your opinions on fonts, spacing, kerning and all that good stuff.
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
That is the verse I was planning on, and I was hoping to run it just under half way around my calf and then rap to the next line, so I'm guessing it would have to be about 16pt, hoping for no longer than 3 lines long... I don't know if this would be adequate information.. That would make the width about 3.5 to 4 inches across..
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I want to learn and understand how to use ligatures and glyphs better.
Does anyone know of a helpful book, a guide or an article?
Thanks for the help!
I am a self-taught Designer. And my major work area is Illustration & Web. And i do have an interest in Typography.
I would appreciate if i can get some Book recommendations from you experts. I have been reading & following various type blogs around the webosphere, so if you are aware of books which are lot more detailed & still worth buying, please let me know !
Thanks ! :)
I'm specifically looking for an easy way to outline and offset type similar to the examples I've attached. However, I would also be interested in any other vintage type effect tips and tutorials anyone has to share. If anyone can help that'd be great.
dear type lovers,
i need your help!
i've got a new project. it's a trilingual book. german, english, spanish.
the book is about 160 pages long and mostly text - a few small images.
it's about an art poject in mexico city.
i was wondering if you can recomend any good trilingual book typograpy. if aou know any books that would be a good example.
what i have so far is that i will use dolly in reg, italic and bold - diverent style for different language and the highlightin in the test will be bold in the reg text, italic in the bold and reg in the italic text. the text links will be small caps.
i received this email from Craig Ward (Words Are Pictures) regarding the use of Alouette:
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I used your font Alouette recently in a collaborative piece with fellow typographers Sean Freeman and Alison Carmichael for the If You Could... exhibition which opens tonight in London. We took 3 pieces of graffiti that jumped out of us and made them into some beautiful typography and had them laser cut out of wood and applied them directly to the gallery wall.
Here's a little write up on Creative Review's blog, my piece 'Obstruct the doors...' is around half way down the page, Alison's is the first image:
OK, so yes, it is another student in need of your brains for an essay. Im not sure if you like this constant barrage of 'help needed', posts, but im pretty sure it begins to grate after a while. Hopefully I have some questions that will spark some interest and more importantly not have been discussed a thousand times before. Please feel free to answer the questions of just give your general opinion after getting the gist of the subject from the questions.
Do you think that if you had to use the old school techniques of design such as letter pressing and typesetting it would hinder your creativity when creating a piece?
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the type conference that publishes a book (perhaps specimen book) of their conference. It seems that I stumbled upon it once, but failed to book mark it. What I remember is that the 2009 book was no longer available but the 2008 book was or vice versa. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated.
was thinking something from typecon, but cannot confirm.
I am finally giving a lecture on my vast collection of handmade typography used by merchants to mark pieces of cloth that were sent around the world from manchester, England in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The type was handmade, by hammering copper strips into fruit wood blocks, and many fonts are unique to the textile trade. I have never shown these items before and am hoping that someone will be able to make use or at least be inspired by this unseen part of typographic history.
The Type Directors Club, based in the Garment District of NYC, seems a perfect location for this lecture. I will be showing original sample books, blocks, lettering and describing the history of this long gone typography.
Prompted by Altaira's new year's kawai wish card (http://typophile.com/node/65762), and by Hrant's quiz about the glyph used for the trees, I was reminded of one of my all time favourite calligraphy/typography posters.