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Wolverhampton Launches

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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.

Typographic Tattoo Artists

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! :)

2011FRANZAWARD Go Maison et Objet WITH YOUR AWARD-WINNING DESIGN !BREAK THE BOUNDARIES OF DREAM !

Arm with your limit-breaking design, let’s rock M&O!

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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!

Photography business logo

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.

Announcing Doncaster

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Greater Albion Typefounders has just launched the Doncaster family on Myfonts and Fontspring.

Doncaster is a bold display face which emphasises legibility and clarity, but which combines those qualities with a distinctive flair. The designs have a timeless quality, making them equally at home today or even in Victorian inspired design work. All of the faces are ideal for poster work, signage or for really eye-catching but not ostentatious headings and titles. Seven faces are offered combining upper and lower case forms with incised and embossed decoration as well as an italic form.

Here is a specimen sheet showing all seven faces:

Typography in Picturebooks

Has anyone read anything on the topic of the use of font in picturebooks? Is there any literature about using typography in children's literature? I am looking for non-academic or non-education related pieces about this. There is something THERE when you look at children's picturebooks. The fonts are well done (mostly) and fit the theme and motif of the books in a lot of cases.

Mortgage Company Logo

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

Mortgage Company Logo

Hi. My name is Drew and I am doing a branding and development project for a local Mortgage company. The company name is First Home Equity Loans. He asked for a new logo to be "upstanding, professional, and to look bigger than the company really is". He is a former Marine and carries himself and his business in a very upstanding and patriotic demeanor. I developed two different ideas for the logo and he chose from the two. I would like some feedback on both of them as the one he chose will need to be more fully developed and the one he did not choose I would like to possibly use in the future. The customer was happy with the file called "fhe logo approved.pdf" and I would like to finalize that one.

TYPE DESIGNERS: Typeface Copyright Law

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Hi,
I'm new to typophile but I was curious whether there were any typeface designers out there who have opinions on the copyright law surrounding typefaces. The following are some questions I thought might propel the discussion:

Firstly, as you see it, do you feel well protected by the copyright law concerning typeface design?

What do you see as the main flaws of the way the law works to protect you as a designer?

Do you feel the main problem to be piracy or plagiarism?

Why do you feel so many people are willing to appropriate typefaces without the artist/designer's permission?

How do you feel would be the best way to resolve this ongoing problem? Does it come from a change in legislation, or an attempt to change people's attitudes...?

Thanks for your time guys and gals.

Essential design/typography books

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I've found several lists online and on typophile of typography/design books, however a lot of them seem to be picture books with little foundation…

Here's my list of books I consider essential - anyone have any more?

Joseph Muller Brockmann - Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Jan Tschichold - The New Typography

Norman Potter - What is a Designer?

Emil Ruder – Typography

Robert Bringhurst - Elements of Typographic Style

Notable mention to
Willi Kunz – Typography:Formation + Transformation
(Just a stunning book)

Fonts to complement blackletter typefaces or contrast

Greetings,

I am trying to find some typefaces which complement a blackletter
font I am using for an Oktoberfest logo I created. Not sure which
blackletter I will end up using. I know there are some sans serifs
which may work, but what about serifs? Suggestions would be great!

Follow my first typeface design process, from scratch.

Hey there Typophiles!
I've been interested in type for some years now but never really tried myself at this discipline.

I recently started thinking about a simple sans-serif font, based on my natural way of drawing letters. So I opened a Tumblr to document my creation process and share some studies on well known sans-serif fonts (mainly Helvetica, Futura and Century Gothic). What you'll find now is pictures of some of my very first drafts and visual studies of those fonts (comparing sizes, angles and so on, trying to understand their logic). And hopefully you'll find in some weeks/months/years a final OTF file for you to download.

Here's the site!

HSDA: Annual Design Symposium

HSDA is the first Hekma School of Design and Architecture in the Kingdom, which is under Dar Al-Hekma College. Our programs span a range of disciplines including; Foundation Year, Architecture, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and Interior Design, with more to come.

The HSDA: Annual Design Symposium’s aims are:
1. raising the awareness of the local design communication to the development in the design world
2. creating a platform for communication between the new local design generation and well known designers from different parts of the globe. This platform is also an opportunity for local designers to network with other local designers.
3. developing visual communication standards for the local market

Read The Fine Print - Manifesto

a Good match for Klavika

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Hello,

I've done some research but not sure if I'm choosing the right aesthetic choice. Being a student Graphic Artist for some time now, yet I still have much to learn.

My question, I'm designing a film-magazine cover, contents, and several spreads for my portfolio to graduate from school this year. Moreover, I have selected Mr. Olson's Klavika typeface for call-outs, headlines etc, but I;m not sure what serif face I use for body copy that will compliment Klavika. As of this moment I'm using Caslon 240 I believe.

Are there any suggestions that I may consider?

Best,
Aaron

Church Logo - Redesign Help

I am needing some suggestions to help me finish up a logo I have be asked to help redesign. Before all we basically had was just our text name. Then they added our denominational symbol. But we are needing things to be more modern. Here are 3 designs I pulled together what are your thoughts or is there another direction I should go in?

David Thometz Design, Jeremy Dooley & Timothy Lyle type designs featured in Knoxville News Sentinel

My David Thometz Design original digital typeface designs were spotlighted in an article by Allison Rupp in the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday, Feb. 28, along with the work of amazing fellow East Tennessee designers Jeremy Dooley of Chattanooga and Timothy Lyle of Knoxville:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/feb/28/making-their-mark/

David Thometz

David Thometz Design
987 Simerly Creek Rd
Hampton, TN 37658-3627
http://new.myfonts.com/person/David_Thometz/
Twitter: CreativeDavidT
Facebook: David Thometz
Facebook Group: David Thometz Design

New Release: Skolar pan-European

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The successful typefamily Skolar by David Březina, has been extended to a pan-European character set. This version supports around 90 languages that use the Latin, Cyrillic, or Greek scripts, featuring over 2400 glyphs. The Cyrillic was awarded a Special Diploma at the international type design competition Modern Cyrillic 2009 and won the first prize in the Cyrillic text type category at Granshan 2009. As a bonus, Skolar PE can correctly place any accent from the font above or below all Latin letters, a useful feature for many linguistic applications.

read more http://www.type-together.com/Skolar


My first Zine

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Hey everyone.

I just published my first Zine-it's free and is supposed to be published online!

You may or may not like it. If you don't, please tell me what's wrong with it. But here's the finished design and copy, all set in beautiful Futura.

Go nuts and share it with everyone if you like it enough,

enjoy!
Andrew