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glagreca's picture

Quest

Hi all!

I'm a new member to this forum, but often come here to look at things/derive inspiration.

I am a GD student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. Our school is very small in terms of students, but the GD program is strong and almost always has award winning designers graduating. I am currently a sophomore in the program and am absolutely loving it so far!

That being said, during the past month to a month and a half, we have been given the opportunity to design a typeface from scratch - from sketching, to hand rendering, to scanning and pathing in Illustrator, to creating an opentype version of the typeface. I've put a lot of work into this project, so I guess I just wanted some feedback on it!

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The Average Font

The Average Font: http://iotic.com/averia/

hi, I'm doing a project with numbers. 1-14, each with a different type treatment. I'm noticing that sometimes when I find a great font that seems to suit the feeling I want, the numerals aren't living up to the greatness of the letters. I'd love some recos for typefaces whose numerals are truly inspired. Has anyone come across any awesome, interesting numbers lately? Look forward to some suggestions... thanks!

Evan

Hi,
I am new here and have been motivated to join to ask for advice about managing designers. I have just began to be 'lead designer' in charge of critiquing other designers work in our studio. It has made me realize that although I have 'an eye for typography' being able identify and verbalize what needs 'fixing' is a whole new ball game.
I find myself holding back and not wanting to offend or seem like a nag by seeking perfection. I am at the point where I feel a simple list of 'rules' would be good to pin on the wall - to allow designers to do a little self assessment.
Most of the 'fixing up' that needs doing usually revolves around layout, proximity, white space (lack of), and type sizing.
Any suggestions?

I was playing around with type and decided to take some historic documents and images outside their original context by changing the typography. This was just something to amuse myself, so the images are not intended to be faux-forgery quality.

I figured I'd post it here as someone here might actually enjoy it.

A pair of thumbnails here, more on the blog post itself.

Following the highly successful Critical Tensions conference last November, St Bride Foundation is pleased to welcome Timo Arnall and friends to enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.

A growing and significant amount of design work takes place in systems, software and electronics. But these technologies are increasingly abstracted and black-boxed, so how can designers engage with these things meaningfully? How might we be involved in developing, critiquing and reflecting upon complex, opaque and invisible technologies?

Over the last four years BERG have produced a series of films exploring and explaining emerging technologies, building models and materials for understanding and invention.

Emboss

Emboss Fonts creates highly personalized fonts for the Mac & PC, Stephen Boss (owner) has been designing fonts since the Mid Nineties. In addition to designing fonts for distribution, he consults on custom corporate projects. The foundry currently has several new designs in queue.

http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/searchresults.htm?foundry=Emboss+Fonts

Monotype Imaging Announces Winning Entries for the Second Annual Web Font Awards

International Competition Honors Exceptional Use of Web Fonts in Web Design

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the winners of its second annual Web Font Awards, the international competition that recognizes websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. First place in the Judges’ Choice category went to “DAS FORK” from Fork Unstable Media GmbH, and the Community Choice winner was “Baltimore Fishbowl” from Fastspot.

Monotype Imaging Adds 10 Collections and Over 900 Web Fonts to Fonts.com Web Fonts

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has expanded Fonts.com Web Fonts with the addition of over 900 fonts, including collections from 10 typeface foundries new to the site and new designs from the company's Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® libraries. More than 12,000 Web fonts are now available from Monotype Imaging's Web font service.

Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.

 
Monotype Imaging Announces the Second Annual Web Font Awards

International Competition Recognizes Designers and Websites that Effectively Integrate Web Fonts in Design

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has launched the Web Font Awards website to kick off the second annual competition. Co-presented by U.K.-based Carsonified, an event producer for the Web design and development community, the Web Font Awards is an international contest that recognizes exceptional use of Web fonts in website design. The 2011 call for entries is expected to be announced next month.

Tension is frequently described as a positive in design, with designers balancing opposing constraints and visual ideas in often ‘perfect tension’. Design work balances a whole series of tensions: analogue–digital; male–female; Twitter–Facebook; art–design; East–West; old–young; interns–employees; global–local; micro–macro; educated–‘feral’; in-house–independent; degree course–short course/apprenticeship; designer–client.


The Type Directors Club has just posted the first announcement of its annual type design competition, TDC² 2012. The jury, chaired by Maxim Zhukov, includes Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw, and Erik Spiekermann. The deadline for submission is Friday, 16 December 2011.

Greater Albion Typefounders have just released two new typefaces on Myfonts.

Eccles is another of our 'Early Victorian' typefaces, a series we started with the Wolverhampton family a little while ago. It might be described as 'extreme-Tuscan' in style but has a delicacy that many other Tuscan faces seem to lack. It's ideal for giving design projects a clear period feel, particularly in design and advertising work. We also see it haveing considerable application in preparing invitations to a certain type of happy event. At the other extreme, some of our younger associates have described it as 'your latest Steampunk font'. So perhaps we'll just have to settle on it having a split personality...

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Font Choice

Any suggestions on a serif font for poetry? At the moment Bembo or Sabon are my top 2, but would love to hear some suggestions.

I am in the process of developing a logo and website for my company. The company does branding, web development, and marketing for small businesses. I hand drew this logo and reworked it in illustrator. I wanted it to have fresh energy and inspire people to get creative and excited about developing their identity. How am doing so far?

Hello,
Does anyone out there on the world wide web know when you can download for free/buy
nice Chinese typefaces, that will work on Mac OS X. I'm scouring the internet and have yet to find anything that isn't either a broken link or turns into default English type when I download it!
Thank you.

Hello,
I'm looking for links to any nice Chinese graphic design websites/ blogs/collection of images, as I have to design banners for the launch of a Chinese fashion website.
Thanks!

Greater Albion Typefounders has just released it's latest family on Myfonts and Fontspring. Wolverhampton is a new Neo-Victorian face from Greater Albion Typefounders. It's something of an example of starting with a small idea and running with it. This family of three typefaces (Regular, Small Capitals and Capitals) was inspired by a line of lettering seen on a late 19th Century enamel advertisement made by Chromo of Wolverhampton (hence the family name). The family grew, topsy-like, from a recreation of these initial fifteen capital letterforms to the three complete typefaces offered here.

 
Imagine you’ve been tasked with delivering a design brief across multiple digital platforms. You’ve constructed a pristine template with evenly set grids and equally balanced guidelines. It looks perfect, but it only applies to print. How would it look on a mobile phone screen? You certainly can’t replicate it there. And what about the explosion in tablets? You quickly find it’s not as simple as you first thought. But you’re not alone – it turns out the ‘digital niggles’ associated with fonts are the most challenging aspect of digital design briefs today.

Hey Guys,

I'm a third year Graphic Design student and i am constructing an imaginary seminary for one of my papers.

I am looking for interesting Spatial Typographers as ideas for speakers, I have a few chosen but i would really like to find some tattoo artists that specialize in type, as i am looking into the personal aspect contrasting corporate identities.

Can anyone help me out with some suggestions?

Thanks! :)

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Boat Font

I need the font of the P on this boat. thanks.

Synthview's picture

shocking ampersand?

Hello typophiles.
Do you find this ampersand shocking or OK?

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thanks a lot (again)

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MAISON & OBJET, a world-class fashion home collections exhibition, is the final station where you colud see the top designers around the world glow. And MAISON & OBJET’s sustainability in city like Paris, a fad-leading shrine, can definitely tell the role it play in the world-class quality home collections.

Every year, the limit-breaking designs & break-through ideas turn out to be a legend in MAISON & OBJET. It will not be any framewrok restained here! ”Create under given, think beyond the limit”. Let’s elevate a whole new level of china design for Paris together!

I am in the process of designing a logo and identity around a photography business. The client wants to look young and modern, while alluding to early 20th century america. She does wedding photography and portraiture as well as boudoir/ pin-up style photography. She wants to appeal to a younger clientele; mid 20's to 30's primarily without excluding a wider range of potential customers. I would appreciate any feedback and/or direction. Thanks for your time.

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