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Old wood type specimens

I've been looking for a variety of good fonts that are based off old wood type specimens from the good 'ol days. I knew this would be the place to ask. Anyone know of some good digitally revived wood type fonts?


Thanks,
Aaron

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!

I'm trying to gauge the importance of various collaboration scenarios... I hope you can spare a moment to consider the following scenario, and let me know your thoughts :-)

You publish a typeface family, "Alice," with 12 weights of roman and italic, covering full Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, under a 'libre' license. You publish all source files - FontLab VFBs including interpolation master outlines, OpenType feature files, and hinting files.

Just spotted the packaging:

Is it only me that wants to stick that balloon in between R & A?


ORDER FREE PRINT COPY
I WANT YOU magazine’s focus is to highlight artists’ work rather than dilute its impact by enforcing editorial perspective. Each page of the print edition consists of a single large format image from a series of each artist’s work and a url that leads you to their feature on iwantyoumagazine.com. I Want You magazine features a broad range of artists from around the world, exclusive art work, and spotlights on forgotten or overlooked artists.

Issue 4 Features:

Seattle avant-rap project Shabazz Palaces is the newest act on the Sub Pop Records roster. The mysterious crew is led by Palaceer Lazaro aka Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, formerly of 1990s boho-hop group Digable Planets and Cherrywine.

- Pitchfork

International Competition to Recognize Designers and Websites that Integrate Web Fonts to their Greatest Use

WOBURN, Mass., Aug 17, 2010 -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced the Web Font Awards, an international competition designed to recognize websites that incorporate exceptional use of Web fonts. The Web Font Awards will be sponsored by Monotype Imaging with support from Carsonified, a UK-based company that produces events for Web professionals.

I am happy to announce that after a long period of development, my type family Acorde is available for purchase at http://www.willerstorfer.com

About the typeface:
Acorde is a reliable workhorse for large, demanding design projects. It was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. The typeface’s name is derived from ‘a’ ‘cor’porate ‘de’sign typeface, however Acorde is not only suitable for corporate design programmes but for information design and editorial design purposes as well.

We've released several new fonts since I last visited Typophile, so here's a quick update.

Aylward Font

We've released several new fonts since I last visited Typophile, so here's a quick update.

Aylward Font

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.

www.textiletrademarks.com

Best regards and maybe see you at TypeCon

Adrian Wilson

Hello!

I'm building a website for an law firm. My client has no logo, then I used Trajan Pro to make the ID (my focus isnt logo at now).

My focus is that welcome text (Bem Vindo in portuguese) I can't find a font that looks great to do it with others element (logo, menu and that text above).

Somebody can give me ideas? Thanks.

PS: That Picture have the company's brands fotolia because I have not bought it. I'm just doing tests.

Thanks

I'm in the mist of starting a curated store/gallery in San Francisco and online that will focus on limited edition fashion, furniture, music,design, objects, art books and magazines from a specific region. The first region I'm going to focus on is Belgium. It will be a collection with vintage industrial pieces as well as "cutting edge" contemporary pieces.

I'm calling the store Highlight which is the brand name that will expand to include Highlight Belgium, Highlight California, Highlight Japan, etc. For every country or region I would like to use a specific font, however I would like the word Highlight to always stay consistent.

A few questions for you.

1. Does the community have any recommendations on a source for regional specific fonts?

Hi everyone

I'm designing a logo for a company called Future Textiles Ltd. To give you a little overview of who they are but without boring you too much, heres a brief description:

Newly founded knitted products company Future Textiles Ltd is planning a future in technical textiles and is already developing and manufacturing products for healthcare and personal protective equipment (PPE) applications.

Hello. My name is Gokko. i have a web site and just designed. Also it is already incomplete.
http://www.heptasarim.com

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 ?

Thank you.

http://www.heptasarim.com

Organisers of the International Design Festival Design Attack invite designers to submit their proposals for the exhibition "Material of the Future", a part of the first edition of Design Attack Festival, which will be held in Krakow on 6-30 November 2010.

The subject of the exhibition Material of the Future will revolve around the evolution of materials considered to be the future - from plastic (first bakelites, tomofon, the first biodegradable materials, laminates AbetPrint) towards ecology, nanotechnologies, and hybrid composites. The exhibition will present works and projects of Polish and foreign designers interested in the issue of using new materials in 3d design.

Hi guys,
I am new to this forum, but I have been reading and learning as an anonymous visitor for quite a while. Thank you, guys, for letting your awesome expertise be available to dilettantes like me!

Here's my first question:

Do any of you know any good examples of the use of Compacta. I recently used it for a project, after having researched which font to use for a few months, and can't entirely stop. Here's what triggered my use of the font, a cover I spotted while the camera trucked over a magazine rack in Jean-Luc Godard's "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968).

Is there a reference that explains italic/oblique letterforms in a similar way to Karen Cheng's Designing Type? I'm looking for a book that at least shows axial stresses, relative proportions, and some width measurements to compare. Haven't had any luck in finding even something close to this, and feel like it'd be really helpful. (hopefully the information isn't in some out of print volume…)

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Magazine Redesign - bodyboarding

Hi All,

Im new to this forum, so a quick hello!

I'm about to undertake a redesign of a well loved Australian bodyboarding magazine.

We are currently using Helvetica Neue as body copy, Corporate SQ for captions and Folio's.

I am looking to find a typeface that is contemporary, clean, and legible. Our core reader group is aged 15 - 25 with that age increasing over the last few years. The magazine is youth oriented, fun, exciting and has been at the top of the genre for just over 20 years.

In my opinion, serif fonts are the best for body copy, but i was wondering if there was a classy sans-serif font that would do the job nicely. the magazine still has to be relevant to the youth market, but i wish to add a touch of class and sophistication to the mag.

You all know a thing or two about airport security.
Every year I fly once or twice to the US and I have started to see a pattern.

The rigorous checks we all have to go through before boarding takes a lot of time and it is not always visible what they are for.
Anyhow.
Coming from The Netherlands, I feel that once they see where we are from we will have to undergo a 'random security check'. I'm not sure anymore how random these are ...

But being cool about it (they are just doing their job), I feld I had to give this a podium in a t-shirt.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

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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Typographic Novice

Hi all

Im 'trying' to become more skilled in type design and here is an example of one of my early work. It is not based on a particular pre -designed font. Constructive feedback is more than welcome:-)

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