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It's a common question to ask what your favorite typeface is but I usually get stuck because there are so many typefaces that are amazing in different ways, it's difficult to select any and exclude others. I have an extensive collection of pictures of typefaces on my computer so I know what's around generally speaking. However, at least once a year a typeface is released that's so clever and so well done it makes me realize there is a lot more to do in type design besides emulating old classics.
Hi I am starting up an Eyelash Extension spa- the logo picture is a very rough draft. My demographic is early 20s to late 40s with average being late 20s-early 30s. Am trying to convey an upscale, chic, modern (but not cold), stylish, with elegant/feminine touch. Suggestions of typefaces is VERY appreciated! Have been going crazy trying to find something that looks ok. Was thinking modern/script but am open to other typefaces/script. Also what would you recommend then for tagline? (Logo might be edited with box around it and/or without tagline). Again your guys feedback is very very much appreciated!
Two pictures of my “Girl” character. g was inspired by beautiful Natalia.
I appreciate that it's a very varied period, but I'm looking for typefaces that are evocative of the UK in the 20th century (specifically fashion) from 1920-80. Any thoughts welcome. thank you.
I’m currently working on branding for an Asian city and I imagine the wordmark to have a modern, Western-friendly appeal, but with a subtle Asian warmth and sharpness to it.
ITC Symbol Std has caught my attention so far, but I’m really not comfortable with the varying thickness of the stems and the loops. Also, the thicker weights look nice but when it comes down to the lighter weights, the typeface looks odd.
I have also found Penumbra to be appealing although I wish it had more subtle serifs and available lowercase letters for the wordmark I’m designing.
I've been working on this font for over a year now, I've been putting it on and off and I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the year. Right now all I have is lowercase and will eventually work my way to numbers and glyphs.
I'll gladly appreciate any feedback and criticism.
Inspired by the classic proportions of traditional book typography, and crafted for today’s digital landscape, the newest release from the Monotype Studio is the Quire Sans™ typeface. Designed by Jim Ford, the family of 20 fonts is a typeface for all media, suitable for everything from branding, advertising and packaging, to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics.
can anyone comment on the usability of the "Core Sans" family by S-Core?
The "N" (= neutral) version is on discount at the moment (for example here http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/s-core/core-sans-n/), and I would like to hear about how it works for large amounts of text like in books.
Has anyone ever mixed the different members of the family, "N" with "G" for example? Are small caps included? I once saw that there’s an extra "SC" font available …
Titus Nemeth's article titled "Simplified Arabic: a new form of Arabic type for hot metal composition" was recently published in "Typography papers 9."
This is an excellent review of the development of Simplified Arabic since its inception in the 1950's. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of Arabic typeface design. It would be even more useful if some of the figure were published large enough to show the details of the typefaces featured. Perhaps, Reading or Nemeth could publish these images in high resolution on the Internet for those of us who desire to learn more.
¶ I'd like to start a thread about typeface-related books.
1. Can the moderator create a section dedicated to typeface-related books?
2. Is there a place to purchase out of print typeface-related books?
3. Can you draw your list of out of print typeface-related books?
"Lichtspielhaus" is a ultra condensed Lichtspiele Spin-Off with 8 weights. It still transports you back to a time where neon lights and marquee letters decorated cinema facades.
There are 8 styles: Hairline, Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black and Heavy.
"Lichtspielhaus" is the first part of a new Type Noir Quadrilogy.
(80% OFF for a limited time)
My first attempt at designing a typeface.
Still plenty of work to do, but wanted to know what you'd change so far.
It comes with Sans styles and a Display alternative as well.
I appreciate your opinions!
Fortunately I finally had the time to continue my first efforts in the conception of a spurless geometric sans.
Any comments would be appreciated! :)
Monotype’s Director of Words and Letters, Allan Haley, will Present “Typographic Master Lessons” on May 13, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the Hynes Convention Center.
Allan’s presentation will offer sage advice, design solutions and typographic inspiration from some of the most highly regarded design teachers and mentors, including Gail Anderson, Kit Hinrichs, DJ Stout, Michael Osborne, Carin Goldberg, Sean Anderson and Erik Spiekermann.
Allan will also be hosting a giveaway at the event for the following libraries:
Linotype Originals Library
What are some good typefaces that would be suiting of the 1070 medieval period?
As usual, a client that just says feelings and nothing more concrete than what I am looking for.
For a food chain, family-oriented / "for the crowd" kind of demographic, and I guess it will be in a certain shade of red (like ketchup.) Its commercial advertisments are usually depicting joy when being inside the establishment or patronizing their merchandise.
Can anyone suggest? I am more leaning towards san serif typefaces since it is a tagline of sorts (can't say the tagline really, but something that in service with joy.)
Any help, guide and/or suggestions would be much appreciated!
I'm looking for a typeface similar in nature to Quicksand (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/quicksand), but I need it to not be free.
Really, any very rounded sans serif with various weights would be great. The closest I've found is Sofia Pro Rounded, but if you have any other suggestions, it'd be greatly appreciated!
New to the Monotype® library, the 36-font Burlingame® typeface family offers designers a square, sans-serif design that is suitable for a wide range of purposes, from branding, advertising and packaging to automotive displays, user interfaces, motion graphics, and mobile and broadcast environments.
Designed by Carl Crossgrove, senior type designer at Monotype, the Burlingame typeface performs with strength and grace at any size. It’s a multifaceted, multipurpose typeface family.
Can anyone tell me what the circled parts are in this pic? Are they terminals, serifs, tails?
I'm getting confused with them all :/
World boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko is attempting to deal a knockout blow to illiteracy through a unique fundraising initiative – and Monotype is in full support. Klitschko has punched 26 letters to create a font, which is now available for free on Linotype.com. Monotype has optimized the fist-painted font to ensure clarity and quality.
All proceeds from the voluntary monetary contributions will go to the Klitschko Brothers Foundation in partnership with German charity organization BILD’s “A Heart for Children” charity http://www.ein-herz-fuer-kinder.de to combat illiteracy internationally.
This spring Type@Cooper's public workshops offerings have some new classes in Cooper Union's Letterpress studio.
Beginning February 3rd, Nick Sherman will teach a 5 week evening course
Students will look at historical examples, analyse forms, design a some letters, and print their designs from laser cut wood type on a Vandercook press. If you love type, color and printing this will be very fun.
Beginning March 17th, Sumner Stone will teach a 5 week evening course
First time posting on the forum so hopefully some of you guys can help me with this one? I am struggling to identify a typeface which has been used throughout the branding of a company I am currently redesigning.
The typeface is used predominantly in the logo, hopefully when its identified I will be able to see if its commercially available as a web font to use online:
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
I don't know if it's just me and I've never heard of this optical illusion but do the arms of this E appear to flare into the stem?
I like my corrected version better but I want to get some other thoughts on it. Thanks.
How's the letter spacing on this E? (I'm a newbie.)
Yesterday I posted an introduction to my new typeface I’m working on, Theory Serif: http://typophile.com/node/107663
Your thoughts, critique and ideas are welcome.